BYC Fall kick-off Regatta 2022 (Lake Erie Fall Series)
This is the kick-off to the Lake Erie Fall Series
Notice of Race
This is a Clean Regatta registered with Sailors for the Sea. Please bring your own
refillable water bottles.
The notation ‘[NP]’ in a rule means that a boat may not protest another boat for breaking that
rule. This changes RRS 60.1(a).
1.1 The event is governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 The US Sailing prescription to RRS 63.2 will not apply.
1.3 Other racing rules may be changed. These changes will appear in full in the Sailing
1.4 Alcohol consumption by persons under 21 years of age, the use of illegal substances,
and the abuse of prescription-only drugs shall be considered “misconduct” for the
purposes of RRS 69.
1.5 [NP] It is every skippers’ responsibility to ensure they and their crew adhere to all state
and county health regulations.
2 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
2.1 The Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration on 8/27/2022.
3.1 Communication update will be made at the Skippers’ Meeting.
3.2 The RC may transmit via VHF radio information concerning safety, OCS boats, and
general information to assist in the management of the event using Channel 71.
4 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1 The event is open to all Measured boats of the Thistle Class Association and Registered
4.2 Registration will be the morning of the regatta at the anchorage prior to the Skippers’
Meeting at 11:00 AM.
5.1 The fee of $40 per boat includes the LEFS participation fee and a bratwurst dinner with
sides for your team. There will be a vegetarian option. (Please let us know if you are
likely to be coming so we know how many buns and brats to buy.)
5.2 This is a Clean Regatta registered with Sailors for the Sea. Please bring your own
refillable water bottles.
Saturday, August 28
0930 – 1100 Set-up and Registration in the BYC Anchorage area
1100 Skippers’ Meeting
1155 Race 1 Warning Signal. Others to follow.
1530 Deadline for initial warning sequence of last race, awards to follow
1700 Brats and sides at the clubhouse
6.1 Number of races: 5 races are scheduled
7.1 Racing will take place in Berlin Reservoir between the Rt 224 bridge and the old railroad
8.1 The courses to be sailed will be windward/leeward or triangle at the discretion of the
9 PENALTY SYSTEM
9.1 RRS Appendix V shall apply which states:
9.2 PENALTY AT THE TIME OF AN INCIDENT: The first two sentences of rule 44.1 are
changed to: “A boat may take a One-Turn Penalty the she may have broken one or
more rules of Part 2 or rule 31 in an incident while racing. However, when she may have
broken one or more rules of Part 2 while in the zone around a mark other than a starting
mark, her penalty shall be a Two-Turns Penalty.”
9.3 Penalties within three (3) boat lengths of Mark 1 or on a leg from Mark 1 to Mark 1a may
be delayed and taken as soon as possible on the downwind leg. This changes RRS
44.2 and V1.
9.4 Penalties after the race: After a race, a boat that may have broken a rule of Part 2 or
rule 31 while racing may take a Post-Race Penalty for that incident. The penalty shall be
a 20% Scoring Penalty, calculated as stated in rule 44.3(c). However, rules 44.1(a) and
(b) apply and the penalty shall not be taken after a protest hearing involving the incident
has begun. A boat takes a Post-Race Penalty by informing the race committee in
writing and identifying the race number and when and where the incident occurred.
10.1 The scoring system is according two Appendix A except there will be no throw outs.
This changes RRS Appendix A.
10.2 One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
10.3 A boat’s series score shall be the total of her race scores.
10.4 Rule A5.3 applies.
11 DOCKAGE AND LAUNCHING
11.1 Launch at the ramp at the BYC Anchorage. Dock space is limited to launching and
12 RISK STATEMENT
12.1 RRS 3 states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to
continue racing is hers alone.” By participating in this event each competitor agrees and
acknowledges that sailing is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. These
risks include strong winds and rough seas, sudden changes in weather, failure of
equipment, boat handling errors, poor seamanship by other boats, loss of balance on
an unstable platform, and fatigue resulting in an increase risk of injury. Inherent in the
sport of sailing is the risk of permanent, catastrophic injury or death by drowning,
trauma, hypothermia, or other causes.
13.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance.
14 FURTHER INFORMATION
14.1 For further information please contact
John Duckworth – firstname.lastname@example.org 330-283-3825
Warren Duckworth – email@example.com 330-703-4903