Cooper River Yacht Club
NOTICE OF RACE/SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Fall Series 2021
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.
2. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
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)
3. FEES and OBLIGATIONS
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 is 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 by checking in with your sail number and name with the Race Committee on duty or via the web registration form: https://forms.gle/Ddo4YtijAZNpxKeH7
5. FLEET START ELIGIBILITY
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.
Racing days and start times are as follows:
Sunday, September 5th RITCHIE REGATTA 1 pm
Monday, September 6th RITCHIE REGATTA 11 am
Sunday, September 12th 1 pm
Sunday, September 19th 1 pm
Sunday, September 26th 1 pm
Sunday, October 3rd 1 pm
Sunday, October 10th 1 pm
Sunday, October 17th 1 pm
Sunday, October 24th 1 pm
Sunday, October 31st CHOWDER BOWL (Non-Series)
End of Season
7. THE COURSES
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
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
Only members qualify for trophies; Fleets with 5 or more participants will have trophies for first, second, and third place. Fleets with fewer than 5 participating boats will have a first-place trophy, only. If no boat qualifies for a trophy, it will be awarded to the boat closest to qualifying in races sailed, ties will be broken by score if there are multiple boats
10. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
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.
11. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Race Officer/Scorer, Craig Priniski email@example.com