Cooper River Yacht Club
NOTICE OF RACE/SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Fall Series 2022
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-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)
2.2 Ritchie Regatta
For the Ritchie Regatta, Guests are also eligible for regatta prizes. A separate registration will be available for guests. No separate registration required for members. For the regatta there will be 6 races over 2 days.
3. FEES and OBLIGATIONS
There are no fees for the Series, 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. (please remind me!)
3.2 Ritchie Regatta
Guests must pay a $20 Entry fee (includes awards, food, and beverages) Members need not pay.
All competitors must register prior to their first Series 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: One Design Series Registration
by emailing the Race Officer at email@example.com 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.
4.2 Ritchie Regatta
Guests only: Guest racers must register on the Event Page and pay at that time.
Ritchie Regatta Guest Registration
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 4th Ritchie Regatta 1 pm
Monday, September 5th Ritchie Regatta 11 am
Sunday, September 11th 1 pm
Sunday, September 18th 1 pm
Sunday, September 25th 1 pm
Sunday, October 2nd 1 pm
Sunday, October 9th 1 pm
Sunday, October 16th 1 pm
Sunday, October 23rd 1 pm
Sunday, October 30th Chowder Bowl 1 pm (non-series)
7. THE COURSES
All marks are to be taken to port. The race committee will post the course on the course board on the roof. A number indicating the first mark to be rounded designates the course.
The starting line runs between the white pin mark on the north side of the river to the identical white mark on the south side of the river nearest the clubhouse This same line serves as the finish line Club turning marks will be orange balls. Exact location of marks may change to shorten or lengthen the course
Other drop mark courses (orange or white 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.
Order of Marks:
Course 1: Marks 1, 2, finish Course 2: Marks 2,1, finish
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.
8.2 Ritchie Regatta
Regatta will also be score separately using Appendix A, Low Points System. If 6 races are completed there will be one dropped race for the regatta score.
The Fall Series and Ritchie Regatta will both count towards the Club Fleet Championships
Awards will be given out for the Series and Regatta. Only members qualify for series 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.
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
Club Race Officer/Scorer, Craig Priniski firstname.lastname@example.org