COLINGTON YACHT CLUB NOTICE OF RACE

Albemarle Sound Sailing Association - Albemarle Challenge

September 23, 2017

Colington Harbour, North Carolina

 

ORGANIZED BY:

Colington Yacht Club                          

 

ELIGIBILITY:

The regatta is open to all keel boats that are owned or skippered by members in good standing from clubs of the Albemarle Sound Sailing Association; Colington Yacht Club, Pasquotank River Yacht Club, Osprey Yacht Club, and Edenton Yacht Club.  

 

Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and sending it to the Fleet Captain or bringing it to the Welcome Reception and Registration at 6:00 p.m. at the Park Pavilion in Colington Harbour. 

 

RACE AREA:

The course will be set in the area between the 2KH and MG navigation aids and 1.5 nm WSW of Rhodom’s Point on Colington Island

 

RACE SCHEDULE:

Welcome reception and registration at 1700 on Friday, September 22

Skipper’s meeting 0800 on Saturday September 23

First race will begin at 1000

2 races for each class are planned

 

RACING CLASSES:          

There shall be 4 classes

Class A spinnaker

Class A non-spinnaker

Class B

Class C

 

RULES:

The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017 and the prescriptions of the US Sailing will govern the regatta, except as theses are changed by the Sailing Instructions.

 

RACE FORMAT AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

The course will be set for Triangle-Windward-Leeward with windward, leeward, and gybe marks.  All marks shall be port rounding.

 

Competitors are warned that within the area of racing there may be waters charted at 5 feet or less and/or there may be other hazards to navigation such as crab pots.  Navigation is solely the responsibility of the individual boats, owners, and skippers.

 

 

START:

            Races will be started using rule 26

 

Rule 30.1 (the around the end rule) applies to all races without the use of a separate signal

 

TIME LIMITS:

Any boat not finishing within 60 minutes of the lead boat shall be given a finishing score of DNF

 

SCORING:

Each individual race will be scored using time on time scoring.  Places will be determined using the low point system in Appendix A of the Racing Rules of Sailing

2013-2016.

 

PROTESTS:

Any boat protesting another shall adhere to rule 61 and all of its subparts.   

 

As a courtesy to the Committee Boat and the boat being protested, please announce your intention to protest via the VHF radio addressed to the Race Committee as soon as is reasonably possible.   

 

NOTICES TO COMPETITORS:

The Race Committee boat shall monitor and broadcast on Channel 68.

 

SAFETY:

All vessels must comply with USCG safety requirements

Racing may be cancelled with sustained winds in excess of 25 knots

Rule 4 applies

 

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.   

 

QUESTIONS:

Contact Fleet Captain Ryan Hatch

252-305-2000             

ryan.hatch@hotmail.com