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Sailing Instructions (Click
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2016 EC12 National
1.1 The regatta will be governed
by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, as modified by
Appendix E, modified AMYA HMS 2014 and the Class Rules of the EC12 Class.
COURSES and MARKS
2.1 The Course and start/finish lines will be announced
by the Race Director (RD) prior to each heat, modifying Rule 27.1 and
2.2 The RD may use an offset mark at the Starboard end of the
start line to represent a committee boat. Boats sailing between the
two marks so designated shall be considered to have touched the committee
boat (starting mark).
2.3 With the exception of the start and finish
marks, the RD will identify the course marks that may be touched without
penalty, modifying Rule 31.
2.4 When a boat is wrongfully compelled
by another boat to break rule 31, she shall be exonerated if the other
boat acknowledges breaking a rule of part 2 by taking a penalty, retiring
immediately or if the protest goes to committee and the other boat
is penalized. This modifies rules 31 and 64.1.
3.1 Audible starting signals will apply using the AMYA starting tape
or a copy thereof, modifying Rule E3.4a.
3.2 A boat with any part of
her hull or equipment on the course side (OCS) of the starting line or
one of its extensions during the one minute period prior to the starting
signal shall be sailed to the pre-start side of the line around either
end before starting (i.e. No dip-starts), (Rules 30.1 and E3.5).
In addition to the voice hails required by Rule E3.8, individual recalls
may be signaled by displaying Code Flag “X”, modifying Rule E3.8(b).
3.4 Only the RD can call a hold to racing. The RD must be made aware
of any hold request before the preparatory one-minute signal. If approved,
the hold will be monitored by the RD with a return to racing within five
minutes. Only one such hold per heat will be considered. Only one hold
per skipper is allowed AND only for repairing damage caused by the actions
of another boat or an act of nature. Holds are NOT permitted to change
batteries or tune sails.
4.1 When a boat takes a penalty at or near the finishing line, she shall sail
completely to the course side of the line before finishing.
4.2 Do not
call out sail numbers when finishing.
4.3 A single boat still sailing
the course after all other boats have finished may be hailed and scored
last, provided she started correctly.
4.4 A boat not racing shall not
interfere with boats that are racing (rule 24.1). A boat that breaks
rule 24.1 may be penalized 4 points by the RD without a hearing, modifying
Rules 63.1 & 64.1(d).
5 TAKING A PENALTY
5.1 Only Appendix E Rule E4.3 is used to cover penalty turns.
5.2 E4.3(b) requires a boat take an additional One-Turn Penalty if she
has gained a significant advantage by her breach. If the significant
advantage still exists, more turns may be required. E4.3(c) requires
a boat to retire if she causes another boat to become disabled.
6 OUTSIDE HELP
6.1 The Race Staff may provide help in the form of untangling disabled
boats; this adds to Rule E4.2(c).
7.1 A skipper protesting another boat shall twice hail, “Protest” and
the other boat’s sail number (Rule E6.3). Make sure the protested boat
knows that she is being protested. The protested boat shall reply that
she either accepts the protest or intends to go to a hearing. Boats wishing
to exonerate themselves shall sail clear of all boats and complete one
penalty turn as soon after the incident as possible. Boats failure to
PROMPTLY sail clear and complete penalty turn, or turns, may result in
an additional penalty. (This modifies Rule E4.3)
7.2 Boats wishing to
lodge a protest shall inform the RD within 2 minutes of the end of the
relevant heat (Rule E6.4). Protests not settled on the water shall be
heard immediately after the heat in which the incident occurred. Skippers
involved in a protest will be granted up to 5 minutes immediately after
the heat to prepare for the hearing (Rule 63.2).
8.1 A boat may request redress in accordance with Rule 62.1, as amended
by Appendix E6.6.
8.2 All decisions regarding redress will be in compliance
with Rule 64.2
8.3 Redress may be awarded by the Race Committee orally
following an incident, without a hearing, modifying Rule 63.1. If an
interested party disagrees with the Race Committee’s call, that skipper
may request a Redress Hearing after finishing the heat, modifying Rule
9.1 The regatta will be scored
under the EORS or Promotion Relegation method using the Low Point Scoring
system of Appendix A and AMYA HMS 2014.
9.2 At the end of the regatta
one worst score per each 8 races completed
shall be excluded, modifying Rule A2.
9.3 All heats not finished while
racing or having been assessed a penalty, such as DNF, DNS or DSQ, will
be scored the number of boats in the Heat assigned +1. A Disqualification
for Gross Misconduct or Rule 2 violation cannot be excluded.
10.1 Ballast shall not be shifted, shipped or unshipped during the
regatta, modifying Rule 51. This rule does not apply to changing of batteries
as long as they are replaced in the same location from which they were
removed and with batteries of the same size and weight.