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Taal Lake Yacht Club: 2011 Round Taal Volcano Sailing Instructions

Taal Lake Yacht Club: 2011 Round Taal Volcano Sailing Instructions

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Sailing Instructions for the RTV 2011, from 26-27 Nov 2011. Final registration, will start at TLYC on Friday, Nov 25 from 5PM to 9PM and on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 830 AM to 930AM.
Sailing Instructions for the RTV 2011, from 26-27 Nov 2011. Final registration, will start at TLYC on Friday, Nov 25 from 5PM to 9PM and on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 830 AM to 930AM.

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Balai Isabel Round Taal Volcano Regatta 2011
 A Phinsaf Cleanergy Travelers Series event  Incorporating the Annual Governors Cup Race around Taal Volcano
Saturday Nov 26th and Sunday 27th of November 2011Organized by Taal Lake Yacht ClubTalisay, Batangas
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
1RULES
1.1The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in
The Racing Rules of Sailing,
the Notice of Race, except where changed by these Sailing Instructions.1.2No prescriptions of any national authority will apply.1.3Hobie 16 class rules will apply to that class, PY as administered by TLYC.
2NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located at theTLYC Training Tent.
3CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Except where provided in 8.2 of these sailing instructions, any change to the sailinginstructions will be posted one hour before the first start on the day it will take effect,except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2200 on the day before it will take effect.
4SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1Signals made ashore will be displayed at The TLYC Flagpole.4.2When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 10minutes’ in the race signal AP.4.3Rule 40 applies at all times while afloat. All competitors on the water must wear  personal buoyancy or face disqualification. This changes the Part 4 preamble.
5RACING CLASSES AND SCHEDULE OF
RACES
 
5.1*Classes
All Hobie 16 Open Class, Hobie 16 Masters Class (45 yrs and over) and Hobie 16 BFleet (ask at registration) will race on the same course and have the same start time.All Hobie 16 entries are automatically entered in Hobie 16 Open Class. Other classesare optional.All other boats will register in the OPEN PY class, and race on that course.Participaton in other classes is optional.
 
Sub-Classes may be formed by the organizer at any time. In general, 3 boats of thesame class may be granted their own class in the event.
It is the responsibility of theskipper to register in additional classes if he/she so desires, and is qualified.
5.2*ScheduleSaturday 26th November 0800hrs Registration at TLYC1000 hrs Competitors Briefing1030 hrs 1st Warning SignalRace 1 RTV Governors CupLunch at TLYC, and possible briefingRace 2 course racing1630 hrs No warning signal after 1900 hrs Dinner and awards at Balai IsabelSunday 27th November 0900 hrs Briefing if necessary0930 hrs First Warning SignalPossible lunch break, and possible briefing1400 hrs No warning signal after 1500 hrs approx Awards Presentation at TLYCOne extra race per day may be sailed, provided that no class becomes more than onerace ahead of schedule. If conditions indicate, GOV cup may be moved to another race slot.5.3The Race Committee may hoist AP to signal a break in racing of 1 – 1.5 hrs for lunch.
6*CLASS FLAGS
Class Flags will be:Hobie Yellow flag with black letter “A”PY Code flag “F” (White with Red Diamond)Other If necessary, announced at briefing
7RACING AREAS
The Racing area will be Taal Lake.
8 THE COURSES
8.1
The diagrams posted on the notice board, and available at registration, show the courses, theorder in which marks are to be rounded, and the side on which each mark is to be left.8.2 Additional courses, or changes to the schedule, may be announced at race briefings.
 
8.3 The numeral pennant indicating the course number will be flown from the Race committee boat prior to the preparatory signal. The RC may also/alternatively have a board indicating thecourse number.8.4 Additional courses may be announced at the briefing.
9 MARKS
9.1The marks of the courses will be predominantly yellow inflatable buoys , Blue drumswith orange stripes or flags, and islands as described in Addendum A9.2The start and finish mark will be a red buoy.
10AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS
The classification of obstructions, including, but not limited to, Taal Volcano, Theislands, and fishcages, and Tourist Bancas are classified as obstructions.
11THE START
11.1Classes will be started in the following order, at 5 minute intervals, unless a class isnot ready to start, the RC feels it is unsafe to start, or that class will not be starting thatrace.11.2The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the RaceCommittee boat, and a red starting mark.11.3Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area
 
during thestarting sequence for other races.11.4A Hobie starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal may be scored Did NotStart without a hearing. For other boats, 10 minutes. This changes rules A4 and A5.
12CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
12.1To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or movethe finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in asubsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.
13*THE FINISH
The finishing line will be between the staff displaying an orange flag on the RaceCommittee boat, and the nearby red buoy.
14PENALTY SYSTEM
14.1For all multihull classes, Rule 44.2 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty isreplaced by the One-Turn Penalty.14.2Exoneration PenaltyA boat that may have broken a Rule of Part 2 or Rule 31.1 or 42 may, after finishingthe race concerned, and before the start of a related protest hearing, notify the RaceCommittee that she accepts a 20% scoring penalty as stated in Rule 44.3 (c), (exceptthe minimum penalty is two places if that does not result in a score worse that DNF).This penalty does not reverse an OCS score, a disqualification under Rule 30.3 or a penaltyunder AppendixP. It is not available for a breach of Rule 2 or for grossmisconduct under Rule 69. Nor is it available to a boat that caused injury or serious

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