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A Phinsaf Cleanergy Travelers Series event Incorporating the Annual Governors Cup Race around Taal Volcano
Saturday Nov 26th and Sunday 27th of November 2011 Organized by Taal Lake Yacht Club Talisay, Batangas
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The 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. No prescriptions of any national authority will apply. Hobie 16 class rules will apply to that class, PY as administered by TLYC.
NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located at the TLYC Training Tent.
CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Except where provided in 8.2 of these sailing instructions, any change to the sailing instructions 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.
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SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
Signals made ashore will be displayed at The TLYC Flagpole. When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 10 minutes’ in the race signal AP. Rule 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.
RACING CLASSES AND SCHEDULE OF RACES Classes
All Hobie 16 Open Class, Hobie 16 Masters Class (45 yrs and over) and Hobie 16 B Fleet (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 classes are 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 the same class may be granted their own class in the event. It is the responsibility of the skipper to register in additional classes if he/she so desires, and is qualified.
Schedule Saturday 26th November 0800hrs 1000 hrs 1030 hrs Registration at TLYC Competitors Briefing 1st Warning Signal Race 1 RTV Governors Cup Lunch at TLYC, and possible briefing Race 2 course racing No warning signal after Dinner and awards at Balai Isabel Briefing if necessary First Warning Signal Possible lunch break, and possible briefing 1400 hrs No warning signal after 1500 hrs approx Awards Presentation at TLYC One extra race per day may be sailed, provided that no class becomes more than one race ahead of schedule. If conditions indicate, GOV cup may be moved to another race slot.
1630 hrs 1900 hrs Sunday 27th November 0900 hrs 0930 hrs
The Race Committee may hoist AP to signal a break in racing of 1 – 1.5 hrs for lunch.
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 RACING AREAS
The Racing area will be Taal Lake.
The diagrams posted on the notice board, and available at registration, show the courses, the order in which marks are to be rounded, and the side on which each mark is to be left. Additional courses, or changes to the schedule, may be announced at race briefings.
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 the course number. Additional courses may be announced at the briefing.
The marks of the courses will be predominantly yellow inflatable buoys , Blue drums with orange stripes or flags, and islands as described in Addendum A The start and finish mark will be a red buoy.
AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS
The classification of obstructions, including, but not limited to, Taal Volcano, The islands, and fishcages, and Tourist Bancas are classified as obstructions.
Classes will be started in the following order, at 5 minute intervals, unless a class is not ready to start, the RC feels it is unsafe to start, or that class will not be starting that race. The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat, and a red starting mark. Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence for other races. A Hobie starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal may be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. For other boats, 10 minutes. This changes rules A4 and A5.
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CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.
The finishing line will be between the staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat, and the nearby red buoy.
For all multihull classes, Rule 44.2 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty. Exoneration Penalty A boat that may have broken a Rule of Part 2 or Rule 31.1 or 42 may, after finishing the race concerned, and before the start of a related protest hearing, notify the Race Committee that she accepts a 20% scoring penalty as stated in Rule 44.3 (c), (except the 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 gross misconduct under Rule 69. Nor is it available to a boat that caused injury or serious
damage, or gained a significant advantage by her beach. In these circumstances, her penalty is to retire. When an Exoneration Penalty is accepted • Neither the boat nor the Protest Committee may then revoke or remove the penalty • The boat shall not be penalized further in a protest hearing when the protest Committee decide it was appropriate to the facts found and applicable rules.
TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes , It will be scored as “Did Not Finish”. The race committee may choose to extend this limit for the Governors Cup Race. The race committee has the right to finish any race at any time. It has the right to score each boat in the position it feels is appropriate, without a hearing.
PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
Protest forms are available at the kiosk. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit, with the protest fee. Competitors must request that the receipt time be written on the form. For each class, the protest time limit is 30 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day, except that on the last day of racing, a protest concerning an incident that occurred before a lunch break, must be filed by the end of the break. A protest fee equal to two cases of cold beer must accompany the submission of a protest form. If the protested party withdraws or takes an alternative penalty within 15 minutes from posting of the hearing time by the Protest Committee, the fee will be returned to the protestor. If the protestee loses the protest, he/she must pay the protest fee, and the protest fee will be refunded to the protestor. The protest fee is to be consumed by racers at the bar, while they are waiting for the decision of the committee, starting 15 minutes after the hearing schedule is posted on the notice board, until the end of the hearing, or when the fund is exhausted. Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the protest room, located at the house, beginning at the time posted. Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b). A list of boats that, under instruction 14.3, have been penalized for breaking rule 42 will be posted. On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered (a) (b) before noon, if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day; no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day.
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This changes rule 66.
On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. Decisions of the protest committee will be final.
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The Low Point System of Appendix A will apply. One race is required to be completed to constitute a series. When fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores, (b) When from 6 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score, however the result of the Governors Cup cannot be dropped..
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Check-Out and Check-In: Boats that will stay at Balai overnight must inform the Principal Race Officer of such plan. A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible. A boat requiring rescue from TLYC will be charged regular rescue rates. Boats are reminded that it is advisable to carry a cell-phone in a waterproof plastic bag.
REPLACEMENT OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT
The helm named on the entry form will be eligible to score for the RTV Regatta and the Traveller Series. If a different helm completes a race in the same boat then they will be considered a separate entry and their results cannot be combined with any other helm’s results. The registered crew may take over the helm for a short period in exceptional circumstances. Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race committee, which will not be unduly witheld. Note that scoring in the Travelers series is governed by the NOR and SIs of that event. Substitution of damaged or lost equipment is allowed.
EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee equipment inspector or measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.
Boats shall display advertising supplied by the organizing authority if requested:
Official boats will not necessarily be carrying any uniform markings.
Boats shall not put trash in the water. Trash may be placed aboard support and race committee boats.
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
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.
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