Sailors Memorial Singlehand Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions

Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma

Sailors Memorial Singlehand

October 8, 2016


  1. RULES


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


  • In keeping with the long held traditions, this race will be scored as a “Windseeker” class race and Flying Sails will not be allowed


  • A skippers meeting will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the CYCT Clubhouse located at Tyee Marina II at 9:30AM.


  • To be eligible to race, yachts must meet or exceed SER “Nearshore +” safety requirements. Furthermore, all participants must wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) when on deck at all times


  • Individual Recall


  • 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).




  • First Warning for Windseeker Class Yachts shall be 1055 for all Harbor Series races


  • 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




  • The course will be sailed in Commencement bay with a combination of existing buoys and temporary set marks. The course for the day will be announced at the Skippers Meeting to match the current sailing conditions to an appropriate course. The Race Committee will also announce the course 15 minutes prior to the warning signal.
  • The course may be shortened at any mark of the course at the discretion of the Race Committee by flying the Code Flag “S”.




  • 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.
  • At the discretion of the Race Committee, the RC Boat may motor back through the fleet and finish boats as they stand on the course.




  • For the Sailors Memorial Singlehand, the time limit shall be (3) hours after the start time for each class




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




  • 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