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Home2021 Spring NOR/SIs

Cooper River Yacht Club

Collingswood, NJ



Spring Series 2021

1.      RULES

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in most current The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024, US Sailing Prescriptions, and applicable class rules, with the exception that non-class practice sails are permissible provided they meet class measurements.    



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, the Rear Commodore may approve other classes. Guests are welcome to race, but are excluded from series qualification.  Eligible 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. Note: Scheduled to be 14 races to qualify (27 minus races cancelled for weather etc. divided by 2 rounded up to one more than half the number of races sailed for the series)



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. Sailors wishing to receive RC credit shall notify the scorer.



All competitors must register prior to their first appearance of the year racing. Community Sailing skippers shall also verify their sail number with the Race Committee each weekend. 
Boats failing to register may not receive a score.

Prior to racing if necessary skippers 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 via the web registration form: by emailing the Race Officer at or if needed by simply giving your name and sail number to the Race Committee on duty and letting them know it's your first sail of the series. 


 Any eligible one-design fleets with two or more boats in the starting area at the posted start time shall be eligible to have a start. If only one boat is present, her crew may assist in Race Committee Duties to receive average points for series. 


6.      SCHEDULE

Racing days and start times are as follows:

                        Sunday, April 18th                                                      1 pm

                        Sunday, April 25th                                                       1 pm

Sunday, May 2nd                                                        1 pm

                        Sunday, May 9thth                                                      1 pm

                        Sunday, May 16th        No Sailing - Rowing            

                        Saturday, May 23rd                                                     1 pm

                        Sunday, May 30th        Canceled due to Weather    1 pm

                        Monday, May 31at             Flowers Regatta              1 pm         

Sunday, June 6th                                                         1 pm

Sunday, June 13th                                                       1 pm

Sunday, June 20th                                                       1pm

Sunday June 27th                                                        1pm




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.



                  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

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 than the required races. The qualified boat with the lowest series score is the winner, and others are ranked accordingly. Boats that do not physically start will not be scored for that race. (Boats that start and do not finish will receive DNF but race would still count as races sailed towards qualifying)

A minimum of 11 races sailed shall constitute a series.  The Spring Series and Flowers Regatta will both count towards the Club Fleet Championships


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.



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 effect, or earlier via club email/webpage.


12.    CRYC CONTACT         

Rear Commodore, Steve Creighton
Club Race Officer/Scorer, Craig Priniski