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Summer Series 2015

Cooper River Yacht Club

Collingswood, NJ


1.      RULES

                  The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in most current The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016.



                  The series is open to members of Cooper River Yacht Club.  The series is open to the following classes:  Laser, Laser Radial, Sunfish, Opti, GP-14, and Precision 15. Guests are welcome to race, but are excluded from series qualification. Skippers who race one more than half of the races scheduled minus those cancelled or abandoned by the club or race committee will qualify for the series. Scheduled to be 13 races to qualify (24 minus races cancelled for weather etc. divided by 2 plus 1)



                  There are no fees.  There is no race committee obligation.  However, racers may serve on the race committee if there are no non-racing volunteers.  Racers volunteering for RC will receive their average score for the series for that day this may be done a maximum of two times.


All competitors must register upon their first appearance of the year before racing. Prior to racing each skipper shall check in with the race committee and shall make necessary changes to class of boat, and sail number prior to the start of the first race, each race day.  Registration is available any day from the Race Committee on duty or located near the notice board. 


4.      SCHEDULE

                  Racing days and start times are as follows:

                  Saturday, July 4th      (William Flowers)              1 pm

                  Sunday, July 5 th                                                1 pm

                  Sunday, July 19th                                               1 pm

                  Sunday, July 26th                                               1 pm

                  Sunday, August 2nd                                           1 pm

                  Sunday, August 9th                                            1 pm

                  Sunday, August 23rd                                          1 pm

                  Sunday, August 30th                                           1 pm




                  3 races per race day are scheduled


6.      VENUE

                  Races will be sailed in the waters of the Cooper River inside Cooper River Park Between Cuthbert Blvd. and Route 130



                      1P:  1, 4, F                                                1S:  1, 4, F

                  2P:  4, 1, F                                                2S:  4, 1, F

                  3P:  3, 2, 4, F                                            3S:  2, 3, 4, F

                  4P:   4, 3, 2, F                                           4S:  4, 2, 3, F

                  5P:  3, 2, 4, 1, 4, F                                    5S:  2, 3, 4, 1, 4, F

                  6P:  4, 3,2, 4, 1, F                                     6S:  4, 2, 3, 4, 1, F


 All marks are to be taken to port on “P” courses and to starboard on “S” courses. The race committee will post the course on the course board on the roof.  A number following the course code indicates the number of laps.  For example, if the course is 2P2, a boat would round mark 4, then 1, then 4, then 1, all to port, then finish.


The starting line runs between the white pin mark on the north side of the river and the flagpole on the roof of the clubhouse with the dark blue race committee flag. The identical white mark on the south side of the river nearest the clubhouse will mark the inner limit of the starting line.  When approaching the line to start a boat shall pass between this mark and the pin mark. Please note the inner distance mark is not necessarily on the starting line.  This same line serves as the finish line; boats must cross the line between the inner mark and the pin. 


Other drop mark courses (orange ball) may be used at the discretion of the race committee; such courses will be defined at the skippers meeting, or orally on the water.


8.      SCORING

The scoring system shall be a Low-Point Averaged System, The series score for each boat will be the sum of her race scores divided by the number of races for which she is scored, excluding any throw outs which are earned by sailing more then the required races. The qualified boat with the lowest series score is the winner, and others are ranked accordingly. Boats that do not start a race will not be scored for that race. (Boats that start and do not finish will receive DNF but still count as races sailed towards qualifying)

A minimum of 11 races sailed shall constitute a series. 


9.      AWARDS

                  Only members qualify for trophies;  Fleets with 5 or more qualifiers will have trophies for first, second, and third place.   Fleets with fewer than 5 participating boats will have a first place trophy, only.  Each Opti’s placement will be recognized with a trophy or a ribbon.



                  If a governmental authority, such as Camden County Freeholders, closes the river to boating, the series will be terminated or races cancelled as required. The number of races run by the club will be the basis for scoring.



                  Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. The organizing authority, shall not accept any liability for property damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, and/or after the racing.



                  Changes to this NOR or specific Sailing Instructions may be posted on the official bulletin board one hour prior to the start of the days racing where they take affect, or earlier via club email/webpage.



                  Rear Commodore, Elmer Foster

                  Score Keeper, Craig Priniski