Sailing Instructions – 2019
the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, our primary concern during all sailing events
is that the competitors have fun while sailing good races in a safe
manner. YCSH has dedicated race
management and an attentive patrol committee committed to providing such good
and safe racing.
our races are sailed under the published Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 to 2020. Sailors are responsible for knowing these
rules and for complying with them. The
US Sailing website maintains current information and members can obtain it at http://rules.ussailing.org. Sailors need to be aware that for MAYRA
events, the MAYRA Regatta Sailing Instructions may modify the YCSH rules.
order to compete, your boat must have an official, legible sail number properly
displayed. Failure to do so may result
in disqualification. Each boat shall carry
a tow line that is at least 50 feet in length and all other equipment required
by the boat’s national class organization.
combined races of the Summer Series including the “Intergalactics” and
Commodore’s Regatta will be scored for becoming Club Champion. In order for a boat to qualify for series
scoring that boat must have a YCSH member on board. The
Interclub Series Champion will be an eligible member of either the Yacht Club
of Stone Harbor or the Avalon Yacht Club.
Eligibility will be under their respective club rules. In order for a boat sailing in a race to be
scored in that race, an eligible club member must be the helmsman.
yachtsmen are welcome and encouraged to participate. They will only be scored if they qualify as
Race Committee and the Sailing Committee reserve the right to make changes to
race dates and times and to these sailing instructions. Changes will be posted
on the Sailing Committee Bulletin Board at YCSH. We use Daylight Savings Time and tide
predictions for the 96th Street Bridge. For the Great Sound, add approximately 30
minutes to the listed tide predictions.
of tide constraints, in the event that all boats in a race have not finished,
the Race Committee has the right to award finishing positions, in order to
start the next race. For local fleet
races, the Race Committee will abandon any race if no boat has rounded the
first mark after 30 minutes. The Race
Committee will also abandon any race if no boat has finished a race within 60
minutes of a start. Any boat not finishing within 15 minutes of the first boat
in a fleet will be scored DNF.
Flying Scot Fleet modifies RRS Rule 44 (Taking a Penalty) to replace the
“Two-turn penalty” with a “One-turn penalty” (360 degrees). NOTE: This
is a club sailing rule which may not apply to MAYRA or special events where you
are referred to separate Sailing Instructions.
8. For our two extended series, the Summer
Series and the AYC/YCSH Interclub Series, we use the High Point Percentage
Scoring System as described at: https://www.ussailing.org/competition/rules-officiating/racing-rules/scoring-a-long-series/.
We score other regattas using the Low Point System published in Appendix
A of the Racing Rules of Sailing.
9. In order to qualify for final scoring in
the two extended series a boat shall compete in (i.e. come to the starting area
for) at least 65% of the total races completed in the series. Scoring will be as follows:
N as the number of boats that compete in a race. Each boat finishing that race and not
thereafter retiring or being disqualified will be scored as follows:
place thereafter Subtract 1 point
other boats that compete in that race, including any that finish and thereafter
retire or are disqualified, will score 0 points. Boats that do not compete in
that race (DNC) will not be scored.
series we have scheduled 18 races for 2019.
In each series, after a boat has completed 12 races in a series she may
exclude her worst score. After
completing 15 races, she may exclude an additional score. When an Interclub Series race is combined
with a regatta (such as MAYRA Champs), the first 3 races will be recorded for
the Interclub Series for boats eligible in item 4, above.
series score for each boat will be a percentage calculated as follows: divide
the sum of her race scores by the sum of the points she would have scored if
she had placed first in every race in which she competed; multiply the result
by 100. The qualified boat with the highest series score is the winner, and
others are ranked accordingly.
use the Sound-Signal Starting System (Appendix Q of the Racing Rules of
Sailing) i.e. the 3 minute system.