Annual Flying Scot Fleet 161 Regatta & New York Lakes Districts
Lake Sailing Club, Ballston Spa, NY
Racing will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the
prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), and
the rules of the Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA), except as any of
these are altered by these sailing instructions, and these sailing
instructions. The regatta is
designated Category A, in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20.
Competitors may register with, and have all fees paid to, the
organizing authority before racing. Competitors
shall elect to sail in either the Championship division or the Challenger
division; the regatta chairmen may reassign competitors.
the New York Lakes District Championship is limited to paid members of
the FSSA who are members of the District.
Eligibility decisions of the District Governor shall be final.
Notices to Competitors
will be posted on the Race Committee Bulletin Board, whose location will
be noted at the skippers' meeting.
Signals made ashore
be displayed from a docked race committee boat.
flag "AP" Answering Pendant with two audible signals (one when
lowered) means "The race is postponed".
The thirty minute harbor signal for the next race will be the same
signal for the lowering of the AP.
course may be any of the following. The
course will be displayed on a race committee starting boat on or before
the warning signal. The first
two digits of the compass course to mark 1 (windward mark) will be
displayed along with the course (28=280 Deg., 04=40 Deg.).
Triangular courses will be equilateral.
All courses will be port rounding, except for B, which has
starboard rounding on left half of course.
The race committee may shorten a race in progress in accordance
with RRS 32. When shortening
the course, the race committee will display code flag "S" and
make two audible signals before the lead boat reaches the last mark.
The finish line will be between that rounding mark and a yellow or
orange shape on a race committee boat.
Change of courses after the start:
The race committee may change the course of a race in progress.
When changing the course, the race committee will display code flag
"C" from a race committee boat near the mark beginning the leg
being changed and make periodic audible signals.
The change will be signaled before the lead boat has begun the leg.
changing the course after the start, the race committee will move the mark
affected by the change as soon as possible.
Any mark to be rounded after the "moved" mark may be
relocated to maintain the original course configuration.
Marks of the course
will be described at the skippers' meeting.
will be started in accordance with RRS 26.
Championship and Challenger divisions may have separate starts.
Each Division may sail a different course.
The Championship division will be indicated by flag "I"
(Roman 1) and Challenger division will be indicated by flag "II"
(Roman 2). A combined start
will be indicated by flag FS (white with blue letters).
The starting line will be between a yellow or orange shape on a
race committee boat and the starting mark.
The starting mark may be located to leeward of the leeward course
mark. A race official may be
stationed at the starting mark, and may hail premature starters.
Competitors shall check in with the Race Committee before their first race
of each day by sailing on starboard tack past the stern of the Race
Committee boat, hailing their sail number, and being acknowledged.
Competitors shall notify the Race Committee if they leave the sailing area
prior to the completion of races. If
the Race Committee cannot be notified prior to leaving the sailing area,
it should be notified as soon as possible after returning to shore.
Round the ends rule:
The race committee may invoke RRS 30.1 at its discretion.
Individual recalls will be signaled in accordance with RRS 29.1.
The race committee will endeavor to notify any premature starters
by hailing of their sail number or other clearly distinguishing feature.
General recalls will be signaled in
accordance with RRS 29.2.
The race committee may abandon a race in progress in accordance with RRS 32.
Abandonment will be signaled by display of code flag "N"
and three audible signals. Code
flag "N over H" means the current race is abandoned and further
instructions will be made ashore.
Race Committee may, at its discretion abandon
a race in progress because of dangerous weather conditions.
The race may be abandoned even if some competitors have finished the race. Competitors
shall not request redress under RRS 60.1b from a protest committee for
this action. This instruction
alters RRS 32.
line will be between a yellow or orange shape on a race committee boat and
the finishing mark. The
finishing mark may be located to windward of the windward course mark for
courses W2 and O.
The finishing mark may be located to leeward of the leeward course
mark for course G. Yachts may
sail through the finish line of courses I2 and F only to
The time limit for the first yacht to finish will be two hours.
Yachts failing to finish within 30 minutes after the first yacht
finishes may be assigned a finishing position by the race committee.
This instruction alters RRS 35.
No race will be started after 1630 on Saturday, or after 1300
Action by the Race or Protest
A competitor may be disqualified during competition for
infringement of RRS 42 or RRS 1.2. Action by the Race or Protest
Committee without a hearing will be allowed as prescribed in RRS 63.1.
All protests must comply with RRS 61.
Protests shall be lodged with a member of the race committee within
one hour of the time the race committee boat docks.
When the race committee boat docks, there may be one audible
signal, and display of code flag "B", indicating the start of
protest filing time.
The low point scoring system, Appendix A of the RRS will apply,
with five races or more scheduled, of which one shall be completed to constitute a
series, except that each yacht's total score will be the sum of her score
for all races. Each Division and
the Districts shall be scored separately.
Ties in total points will be resolved in favor of the yacht with the most number of firsts, and when
the tie remains, the most second places, and so on.
When the tie still remains, it shall be resolved in favor of
the yacht with the better finish in the last race.
competitors may sail in either Division.
When there are separate starts for the two Divisions, all
Championship Division competitors shall be considered to have finished
ahead of the Challenger Division.
Each yacht must carry the safety equipment prescribed in the FSSA
rules. Failure to carry the
required gear may result in disqualification.
Race officials may ask to inspect safety gear on the water.
in the Challenger Division and/or
Districts shall indicate their status by display of
colored pennants provided at registration from the leach of their mainsail
approximately one foot above the foot of the sail.