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THE BUZZARDS YACHT CLUB ONE DESIGN NOTICE OF RACE 2020

The Organizing Authority (OA) is The Buzzards Yacht Club. 1. Eligibility and Entry

1.1.Any and all of the series and cup races is/are open to all members in good standing of The Buzzards Yacht Club.

1.2.One design classes are: Bullseye, H Class, H Class non-spinnaker, and Stuart Knockabout.

1.3.Entry for any and all series must be completed before racing on Regatta Networks. Any boat not registered will not be scored.

2. Rules

2.1.The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020.

2.2.The Rules of the H Class will apply to H Class racing: http://www.herreshoff12.org/h-class- rules/. The two exceptions to these rules are the permission of single-handed racing and allowing electric bilge pumps while racing.

3. Series, Schedule of Races & Number of Races
3.1.Bullseye Class, H Class and H Class non-Spinnakers will contest for five series:

July Series – June 27 (2 Races), July 4 (2 Races), July 5 (1 Race),
July 18 (2 Races), July 25 (2 Races)
Fourth of July Series – July 4 (2 Races) & July 5 Cup Race (1 Race)
August Series – August 1 (2 Races),August 8 (2 Races), August 22 (2 Races), August 29 (2 Races) September 5 (2 Races), September 6 (1 Race)

Labor Day Series – September 5 (2 Races) & September 6 Cup Race (1 Race)

Summer Series – July Series plus August Series 3.2.Stuart Knockabout Class will contest for three series:

July Series – June 27 (2 Races), July 4 (2 Races)
August Series – August 29 (2 Races), September 5 (2 Races) Summer Series- July Series plus August Series

3.3.Racing Calendar http://buzzardsyc.org/calendar.htm

3.4. Time of warning signal for the Stuart Knockabout Class will be 1:00 PM. Time of warning signal for the H Class, H Class without spinnakers, and Bullseye Class will be 1:50 PM. If one class is not racing the order will follow sequentially. Any July series race(s) not completed in July is/are canceled. Any August series race(s) not completed by the end of racing on Labor Day Sunday is/are canceled. Raising the class flag at the warning signal will officially indicate which class is starting. H Class and H Class without spinnakers will start together. No more than three races per class will be run on any day.

4. Scoring & Re-sails

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4.1.A Low-Point Scoring System will be used in scoring all series. DNC will be scored two more points than the number of boats starting in that race. DNS, OCS, RET, and DSQ will be scored one more point than the number of boats starting that race.

4.2.Monthly and Summer Series – For the Bullseye Class and H Class, a minimum of five races will constitute a monthly series. If six or seven races are sailed the best five races will be counted for the July or August Series. If eight or nine races are sailed the best 6 races will be counted. If 10 or more races are sailed the best 7 races will be counted. For the SK Class a minimum of three races will constitute a monthly series and there will not be any throw out races. The Summer Series is determined by adding each boat’s final points for the July series to its final points for the August series.

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4.3.A weekend series will consist of a minimum of two races run on the 4
weekends. If the Fourth of July or Labor Day cup race is canceled, it will not be re-sailed nor awarded that year.

4.4.With two exceptions, Saturday races postponed will be made up the following Saturday with a scheduled race. First exception: races postponed on the Fourth of July and Labor Day Saturdays will be made up that Sunday. In that case, the first Sunday race(s) will be considered monthly series races and the last race will be the Cup race. Second exception: any July Series race(s) not completed in July is/are canceled. Any August series race(s) not completed by the end of racing on Labor Day Sunday is/are canceled.

5. Cancellations & Changes to Schedule of Racing

Racing will be canceled or delayed if there are sustained winds over 25mph and/or any other conditions deemed unsuitable for racing. An automated email, text message or phone call will be sent to registered competitors detailing the cancellation, change or other instructions.

6. Race area
The racing area will be in the general vicinity between Wings Neck and Scraggy Neck.

7. Sailing Instructions

Sailing instructions will posted on the Buzzards Yacht Club website. A laminated copy will also be available on race days from the Committee Boat.

8. Prizes
8.1.Flags are awarded from the Committee Boat after each race along the following guidelines:

If two boats race a blue first place flag will be awarded.
If five boats race a blue first place flag and a red second flag will be awarded.

If six or more boats race a blue first place flag, a red second flag and a yellow third place flag will be awarded.

of July or Labor Day

8.2.Awards are given at the Labor Day Cocktail Party (September 6 2020)
Pennants are awarded to the first place boat of the July, August and Summer Series. Trophies are awarded to the first place boat of the following races and series:

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July Series

Fourth of July Series

Fourth of July Cup Race

August Series

Labor Day Series

Labor Day Cup Race
Summer Series


9. Life-saving Equipment and Safety

Bullseye Hurter Cup

Darling Cup

Brazer Trophy

McEvoy Bowl

Bullseye Cup

Worley Cup
Knowlton Trophy

H Class Carryall Trophy

Harding Trophy

Winsor Cup

Weld Trophy

Ware Trophy

Pratt Trophy
Reynolds Trophy

Each boat shall have appropriate Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) conforming to government regulations. The Race Committee encourages all sailors and racers to wear appropriate PFDs for their safety. It is the responsibility of each sailor/racer to be as safe as possible when racing. Captains are ultimately responsible for the safety of their crew and applying the recreational boating guidelines on Covid19 and all other local, state, and federal boating regulations.

10. Disclaimer of Liability

Competitors participate in these races entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the races.


NOTE:  H Class Non-Spinnaker racers must announce their intention to race in the Non-Spinnaker division to the Race Committee prior to the start of racing, and the Race Committee shall announce to the H Class Fleet those who are racing in the Non-Spinnaker division.




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THE BUZZARDS YACHT CLUB

ONE-DESIGN SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2020



1. Rules.
All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, these sailing instructions and the class rules of each class racing. The H Class may be raced with only one sailor in a boat (modification of class rule). Bullseyes are not permitted to fly spinnakers (modification of class rule). 
2. Changes in the Sailing Instructions
Code flag L will be flown from the Committee Boat at least 5 minutes prior to the warning signal for the first class to start. The content of the change will be available from the committee boat either written or by hail depending upon the change.
3. Schedule of Races
Time of warning signal for Stuart Knockabout class will
be 1:00PM. The time of warning signal for the H Class
will be 1:50PM. The Bullseye Class will start shortly thereafter. If one class is not racing, the order will follow sequentially. Raising the class flag at the warning signal will officially indicate which class is starting. No more than three races per class will be run on one day. A minimum of two boats in a class class will be required for
a race to be started.
4. Racing Area
The racing area will be in the general vicinity between Wings and Scraggy Necks. See chart on reverse side of page.
5. Courses & Marks
Courses will be posted on a board on the starboard side
of the committee boat. Each class will have its own instructions and will be listed horizontally as follows: -Class insignia, numbered course to be sailed, and/or
marks to be sailed, and number of times around if applicable.
-If no course number is displayed, boats will round
marks displayed and finish at the committee boat.
Other delineations include:
-A red letter is to be left to port, a green letter is to be left to starboard.
-Courses will be sailed as diagrammed on the sailing instructions.
-Inflatable marks are designated IM. If all turning
marks are inflatable marks, IM will be posted once. -Lettered marks are government buoys, with the exception of “C” which is a yellow cylindrical shape and “Z” which is Bassett Island. When rounding Bassett Island on course “Z”, all government marks shall be minded.
The starting and finishing lines where the start and finish is in the middle of the course 
will be open to racers on the course (“open gates”).
6. The Start
Races shall be started using the following signals.

SIGNAL FLAG & SOUND                                       MIN. TO START

Warning Class Flag & 1 Sound                                            5

Preparatory    Preparatory Flag & 1 Sound                        4

One-Minute   Preparatory Flag Lowered & 1 Sound          1

Start Class Flag Lowered & 1 Sound                                 0

Times shall be taken from the visual signals; the absence of a sound signal shall be disregarded. A short series of signals may be made before the sequence begins to attract attention.

The starting line will be between a staff with an orange flag on the committee boat and a mark. A boat whose warning signal has not yet been made shall keep clear of the starting area and of all yachts whose warning signal has been made. Failure to do so will be grounds for disqualification. A boat failing to start 10 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS without a hearing.


7. Change of Course after the Start & Shortening a Course
Any change of course after the start will be signaled by a race committee boat stationed near the mark beginning the first leg affected by the change. Code flag “C” will be displayed and a horn sounded periodically. The change will be signaled before

 


the leading boat has begun the leg, although the new mark may not yet be in position.

If the next mark is to be a lettered mark it will be listed on the course board in the appropriate color. Any further changes to lettered marks will be listed sequentially.

If the next mark is an inflatable mark the signal shall be the display of flag C and a green triangle for a change to starboard or a red rectangle for a change to port. If the length of the leg is to be changed a “-“ for shorter or “+” for longer will be displayed next to code flag C. Subsequent legs may be changed w/o further signaling to maintain the shape of the course.

For a shortened course, Code Flag S will be flown accompanied by two sounds. The finish line will be between Flag S and a nearby mark.


8.  The Finish

When the committee boat is on station at the finish line it shall display a blue flag on its starboard side which is one end of the finish line. The other end of the finish line will be a nearby mark on the starboard side of the committee boat and perpendicular to the blue flag. In the event the race committee boat is not on station establishing the finish line, it shall be a line extending from the required side of the finishing mark at right angles to the course from the last mark and of the shortest practical length.


9.  Time
Limit

Will be 2-1/2 hours. If no boat finishes within that time the race will be abandoned. Boats finishing more than 30 minutes after the first yacht finishes will be scored “Did not finish.”


10.  Retiring

A boat that starts a race and retires from the race before finishing should make an effort to notify the race committee.


11.  Penalty

Rule 44.1 will apply.


12.  Protests

All protests must be made in accordance with Part 5, Section A of RRS. Written protests must be filed in person or by e-mail with the Race Committee Chairperson (see below) by 7:00 PM of the day of the race.


13.  Scoring, Series &
Re-sails
   13.1  
A Low-Point Scoring System will be used in scoring all series. DNC will be scored two more points than the number of boats starting that race. DNS, OCS, RET, and DSQ will be scored one more point than the number of boats starting that race.

   13.2  A holiday weekend series will consist of a minimum of two races run on the 4th of July or Labor Day weekends. If the 4th of July or Labor Day cup race is cancelled, it will not be re-sailed nor awarded that year. Sunday cup races will also count for their respective monthly series.

   13.3  Monthly and Summer Series – For the Bullseye Class and H Class, a minimum of five races will constitute a monthly series. If more than five are raced, the best five will be used to determine the points for that series. For the SK Class a minimum of three races will constitute a monthly series and there will not be any throw out races. The Summer Series is determined by adding each boat’s final points for the July series to its final points for the August series.

   13.4  With two exceptions, Saturday races postponed will be made up the following Saturday with a scheduled

race. First exception: races postponed on 4th of July and Labor Day Saturdays will be made up that Sunday. In that case, the first Sunday race(s) will be considered monthly series races and the last race will be the Cup race. Second exception: any July Series race(s) not completed in July is/are cancelled. Any August series race(s) not completed by the end of racing on Labor Day Sunday is/are cancelled



14.  Cancellations & Delays

Racing will be canceled or delayed if there are sustained winds over 25 mph and/or any other conditions deemed unsuitable for racing. An automated email, text message or phone call will be sent to registered competitors detailing the cancellation, change or other instructions.


15.  Numbers

Shall be displayed by all boats on both sides of the mainsail and spinnaker (if applicable). All other markings are not required.



16.  Life-saving
Equipment

  1. Each boat shall have appropriate Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) conforming to government regulations. The Race Committee encourages all sailors and racers to wear appropriate PFDs for their safety.
  2. Use of VHF radios is encouraged for emergency use and to receive notifications from the Race Committee (e.g., starts, over early, etc.). In the event a racer retires from a race, notification via radio is especially encouraged. VHF radios are intended primarily as one-way communication from Race Committee to racers.
  3. Use of electronic/automatic bilge pumps and batteries are allowed while racing.

It is the responsibility of each sailor/racer to be as safe as possible when racing.

Race Committee Chairman

Terry Cronburg cronburg@sbcglobal.net


NOTICE OF RACE
2020 Buzzards Yacht Club Laser Series

Wings Neck, Pocasset, MA

The Organizing Authority (OA) is The Buzzards Yacht Club.

1. Eligibility and Entry 1.1 The Laser series is open to all members in good standing of The Buzzards Yacht Club and others who have paid the registration fee of $50 and signed the liability waiver. A racer may pay $10 to compete for the day but will not be scored in the season series. 1.2 Entry for any and all series must be completed on Regatta Networks before racing. Any boat not registered will not be scored. Go to Home page at Buzzardsyc.org to register.

2. Rules 2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020.

3. Series, Schedule of Races & Number of Races 3.1 Laser Class will contest for one Summer series: 3.2 Race Dates -6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, and 8/16. 3.3 Racing Calendar http://buzzardsyc.org/calendar.htm 3.4 Number of Races – The goal is to hopefully conduct a minimum of 5 races on each Race Date.

4. Scoring & Re-sails 4.1 A Low-Point Scoring System will be used in scoring all series. DNC will be scored two more points than the number of boats starting that race. DNS, OCS, RET, and DSQ will be scored one more point than the number of boats starting that race. The scoring will be done in accordance with class rules and be by the person. 4.2 Summer Series – For the Laser Class a minimum of twenty (20) races will constitute a series. For every five races run there will be one throw out. 4.4 Postponements – The race Committee will make every effort to reschedule postponed Race Dates.

5. Cancellations & Changes to Schedule of Racing: Racing will be canceled or delayed if there are sustained winds over 25mph and/or any other conditions deemed unsuitable for racing. An automated e-mail, text message or phone call

will be sent to registered competitors detailing the cancellation, change or other instructions.

6. Race area The racing area will be in the general vicinity inside Wings Neck and Scraggy Neck closer to Bassetts Island and Eustis Rock Green Can.

7. Sailing Instructions Sailing instructions will posted on the Buzzards Yacht Club website (www.buzzardsyc.org). A printed copy will also be available on race days from the Committee Boat.

8. Prizes 8.1 Summer Series awards are given at the Buzzards Labor Day Cocktail Party (September 6, 2020) A Series Pennant will be awarded to the first place boat for the Summer Series. First, second and third place finishers may receive smaller “keeper” prizes at the discretion of the Race Committee.

9. Boat Launching. Lasers may be launched off the beach at Buzzards Clubhouse (99 South Road, Pocasset) on the North Side of the Wings Neck Trust Dock. Parking is available on the side of South Road in front of the Buzzards Clubhouse. Parking is not allowed on the Wings Neck Trust Beach and no tie ups are allowed at the Wings Neck Trust Docks.

10. Life-saving Equipment. Each racer is required to wear appropriate Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) conforming to government regulations.

11. Disclaimer of Liability Competitors participate in these races entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the races.



SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
2020 Buzzards Yacht Club Laser Series

Wings Neck, Pocasset, MA

All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 and these sailing instructions.
2. Changes in the Sailing Instructions
Committee Boat will hail any changes to the sailing instructions at least 5 minutes prior to the warning signal for the first start.

3. Schedule of Races

The starting time for Laser Class will be 10:00AM. We will run a many races as the race committee sees fit but hopefully at least 5 races. A minimum of two boats will be required for a race to be started.
4. Racing Area

The racing area will be in the general vicinity between Wings and Scraggy Necks.
5. Courses & Marks

  • -  Courses will be hailed by or designated on a course board by the committee boat at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each race. Marks will be inflatable marks or other government marks as designated by the committee boat.

  • -  The starting line and finish line will not be restricted to boats starting or finishing.

    6. The Start
    The starting line will be between the inflatable mark on the port side of the committee boat and the flag on the Committee Boat
    Races shall be started using three minute dingy starts: Three minutes (Three long), Two minutes (Two long), One and a half minutes (One long Three short), One minute (one long), Thirty seconds (three short), Twenty

seconds (two short), Ten seconds (one short), Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Go (Five short, One long) starts using whistle or horn blasts. A boat failing to start 10 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS without a hearing.
7. Change of Course after the Start & Shortening a Course
Any change of course 
after the start will be signaled by a race committee boat stationed near the mark beginning the first leg. The change will be signaled before the leading boat has begun the leg, although the new mark may not yet be in position.
A shortened course will be noted on the white board or hailed by the committee boat and accompanied by two sounds. The finish line will be between the committee boat and a nearby mark.
8. The Finish
The finish line will be the same as the start line.
9. Time Limit
Will be 60 minutes. If no boat finishes within that time the race will be abandoned. Boats finishing more than 10 minutes after the first yacht finishes will be scored in their current place.
10. Retiring
A boat that starts a race and retires from the race before finishing should make an effort to notify the race committee.
11. Penalty
Rule 44.1 will apply.
12. Protests
All protests must be made in accordance with Part 5, Section A of RRS. Written protests must be filed in person or by e-mail with the Race Committee Chairperson (see below) by 7:00 PM of the day of the race.
13. Scoring, Series & Re-sails
13.1 A Low-Point Scoring System will be used in scoring all series. DNC will be scored two more points than the number of boats starting that race. DNS, OCS, RET, and DSQ will be scored one more point than the number of boats starting that race. We plan to have at least 20 races and for every 5 races there will be one throw-out race.

14. Cancellations & Delays

Racing will be canceled or delayed if there are sustained winds over 25 mph and/or any other conditions deemed unsuitable for racing. An automated email, text message or phone call will be sent to registered competitors detailing the cancellation, change or other instructions.

15. Numbers

Numbers and class legal sails are not required but you will need some way for the race committee to identify your boat.
16. Life-saving Equipment
Each boat shall have appropriate Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) conforming to government regulations. The Race Committee encourages all sailors and racers to wear appropriate PFDs for their safety.

It is the responsibility of each sailor/racer to be as safe as possible when

racing.

Race Committee Chairman

tcronburg@gmail.com