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CENTREBOARD GENERAL SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

1.          RULES:

All BBYC regattas/series/races will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined on the Racing Rules of Sailing 20013-2016.
The YNZ Safety Regulations Part 1 will apply.
Rule(s) of respective classes while racing as a class will apply.
A boat shall not discharge trash into the water.
When racing at Howick Sailing club their Courses and Sailing Instruction will be used.

2.          NOTICE TO COMPETITORS:
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board at Race Control.

3.          CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
Any change made to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 hrs on the day it will affect and will be available from Race Control before the Warning Signal, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted on the notice board at BBYC by 2100 hrs on the day before it will take effect.
Any changes made on the water to the Sailing Instructions will be given verbally to each boat by an Official Race Committee Boat.

4.          SIGNALS MADE ASHORE:
Signals made ashore will be displayed at Race Control.
When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in race signal AP.
When a visual signal is displayed over a class flag, it applies to that class only.
In the event of a decision to abandon a race, (minimum of 60 minutes prior to the start) flag N over A will be displayed on the flagstaff and a notice posted on the Notice Board.

SCHEDULE OF RACES:
Spring, Pre-Xmas, New Year & Autumn Series
Optimist Open, P class, Starling, Laser , 420 & Sunburst
Number of races as per the race programme (2 -4 races per race day)
Optimist Green Fleet only
Number of races per day is at the discretion of the Race Officer (2 – 4 races per race day).

Club Championships

Optimist Open & Green, P Class, Starling, Laser , 420 & Sunburst
It is the intention to have 4 races each race day.
The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each race day is as per the Centreboard Programme.
The warning signal for a subsequent race for all classes on the same day will be made as soon as practicable but not sooner than one minute after the last boat finishes the previous race for that class.

CLASS FLAGS:
Optimist Green Fleet                 Green Flag with a white class insignia.
All other Classes will use their class insignia on a plain background.

RACING AREAS:
Racing areas shall be off Bucklands or Howick Beaches according to the programme of races.

THE COURSES (BBYC Only):
The courses will be either Trapezoid, Triangle or Windward/Leeward Courses, as shown in illustrations below.
Trapazoid 3 yearbook

Optimist Green
Start –- A –- 3– Finish
Start –- A –- 3 – Finish
Start –- A –- 4 –- A –- 3 – Finish
Start – 1 – 1A –- Finish (Sprint Course Illustration 2)
Start – 1 – 1A – 2 – 1 – 1A – Finish (Sprint Course Illustration 2)

Optimist Open & P CLASS
1.      Start – A – 3 – Finish
2.      Start – A – 4 – A – 3 – Finish
3.      Start – 1 – 2 – 3 – Finish

  • Start – 1 – 1A –- Finish (Sprint Course Illustration 2)
  • Start – 1 – 1A – 2 – 1 – 1A – Finish (Sprint Course Illustration 2)

8.4        Starling & Sunburst

  • Start – 1 –  2 – 3 – Finish
  • Start – 1 –  2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – Finish
  • Start – 1 –- 2 –- 3 –- 2 –- 3 –- 2 –- 3 – Finish
  • Start – 3 – 3A – Finish (Sprint Course Illustration 2)
  • Start – 3 – 3A – 2 – 3 – 3A – Finish (Sprint Course Illustration 2)

8.5        Laser & Other Classes
1.      Start – 1 –  2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – Finish

  • Start – 1 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – Finish
  • Start – 1 – 4 – 1 – 4 – 1 – 2 –- 3 – 2 – 3 – Finish
  • Start – 3 – 3A – 2 – 3 – 3A – Finish (Sprint Course Illustration 2)
  • Start – 3 – 3A – 2 – 3 – 3A – 2 – 3 – 3A – Finish (Sprint Course Illustration 2)

8.6        For race days at Howick Sailing Club refer to their courses.
9.          MARKS:

    • Trapezoid & Triangle Course

Marks 1, 2, will be inflatable yellow triangular buoys, 3 & 4 & A will be an inflatable orange triangular buoys.
The Start and Finish marks will be small spherical orange buoys.
New marks, as provided in instruction 11.1, will be as described above.
9.2        Windward/Leeward Course