Point Series 2016

Sailing Instructions

Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma

Point Series 2016

 

Point Series #1 – Point Robinson

September 17, 2016

Point Series #2 – Point Defiance

October 1, 2016

Point Series #3 – Neill Point

October 15, 2016

Point Series #4 – Browns Point

October 29, 2016

  1. RULES

 

  • The races will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS 2013-2016)

 

  • To be eligible to race, yachts must meet or exceed SER “Nearshore +” safety requirements. Yachts racing in PHRF must be a paid member of PHRF-NW and be on file with PHRF –NW.  Windseekers class boats must be a minimum of 18 feet Length Over All (LOA)

 

  • Individual Recall
    • PHRF Classes: The Race Committee may attempt to hail by name(s) and or sail number(s) of those PHRF Class Boats recalled. Failure to do so, the timing of the hails, the order of the hails, the failure to hear the hails, or any other issue associated with the hails, will not constitute grounds for redress.  This changes RRS 62.1(a)

 

  • Windseekers Classes: If a yacht is found to be On Course Side (OCS – “Over Early”), that yacht or yachts will be considered racing and (2) two points will be added to their finishing place in that race. This changes RRS 29.1.  In addition, there will be no grounds for redress in these instances, which changes RRS 62.1(a).

 

  1. SCHEDULE OF THE RACES AND CLASS FLAGS

 

  • First Warning for PHRF Class Yachts shall be 0955 for all Harbor Series races

 

  • First Warning for Windseekers class yachts shall be 1000 for all Harbor Series races

 

  • Class Flag for PHRF Classes shall be #1 Pennant

 

  • Class Flag for Windseekers shall be Windseeker Burgee

 

  1. START

 

  • Start Line: Start line shall be between a temporary orange mark and the orange flag displayed on the Race Committee Boat anchored in the vicinity of the Browns Point Lighthouse

 

  1. COURSES

 

  • Point Robinson Race:

After starting, proceed in a northwesterly direction to the Three Tree Point Yacht Club race mark “J” off Point Robinson to Port ( 47° 22.973′ N 122° 22.595′ W ) and round to PORT.

Then proceed to the finish line located at the entrance to the Thea Foss Waterway as defined in Section 5

 

Note that the race may be shortened at any mark at the discretion of the Race Committee.

 

  • Point Defiance Race:

 

After starting, proceed in a westerly direction towards Gig Harbor.

Then leave a Yellow Temporary Mark located off the Gig Harbor Lighthouse to PORT.

Then proceed to the finish line located at the entrance to the Thea Foss Waterway as defined in Section 5

 

Note that race may be shortened at the Yellow Temporary Mark located off of the Gig Harbor Lighthouse at the discretion of the Race Committee.

 

  • Neill Point Race:

 

After Starting, proceed in a westerly direction to the yellow CYCT temporary buoy placed Neill Point and round to PORT.

Then proceed to the finish line located at the entrance to the Thea Foss Waterway as defined in Section 5

Note that race may be shortened at any mark of the course at the discretion of the Race Committee.

 

  • Browns Point Race:

 

After starting, proceed in a southeasterly direction to the yellow Blair Buoy near the Blair Waterway and round to STARBOARD.

 

Next, leave the Red #2 Manzanita Buoy to PORT.

Then proceed to the finish line located at the entrance to the Thea Foss Waterway as defined in Section 5

Note that race may be shortened at any mark on the course at the discretion of the Race Committee.

  1. FINISH

 

  • The finish line shall be located at the entrance to the Thea Foss Waterway between the Orange Flag displayed by the Race Committee located at the Seaport Marina Public Dock, along the west side of the waterway, and the Dolphin located along the east side of the waterway entrance.

 

  1. TIME LIMITS

 

  • Point Robinson, the time limit shall be (6) hours after the start time for each class

 

  • Point Defiance, the time limit shall be (5) hours after the start time for each class

 

  • Niell Harbor, the time limit shall be (5) hours after the start time for each class

 

  • Browns Point, the time limit shall be (6) hours after the start time for each class

 

  1. SCORING

 

  • For the Point Series races, scoring for PHRF Classes shall be done on a TIME – ON – TIME formula.

 

  • For the Point Series races, scoring for Windseekers shall be scored as they stand “boat for boat”, in their individual classes. Furthermore, at the discretion of the Race Committee, Windseekers may be “horned on course” for finishing purposes, with no grounds for redress.  This changes RRS 62.1(a)

 

 

  • For the Point Series, a yacht’s series score will be a total of all (4) races. No races will be discarded.  This changes RRS Appendix 2

 

  • For scoring information, please see the General Sailing Instructions Section 14 – SCORING

 

  1. PROTEST AND PENALTIES

 

  • The first two sentences of rule 44.1 are changed to: “A boat may take a One-Turn-Penalty when she may have broken a rule of Part 2 or Rule 31 while racing. However, when she may have broken a rule of Part 2 while in the Zone around a Mark, other than a starting Mark, her penalty shall be a Two-Turn-Penalty.”

 

  • Arbitration: Please see the General Sailing Instructions Section 13.2 - ARBITRATION

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