Worser Bay Boating Club: Club Sailing Programme
10 September 2022 to 30 April 2023 ( FYI Changes from 2021-22 in RED )
The Organising Authority is Worser Bay Boating Club Inc. (WBBC)
Marine Parade Seatoun Wellington
Supplementary Sailing Instructions (SSI)
The Supplementary Sailing Instructions do not apply to the WBBC Regatta and the club Champion of Champions event.
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).
This sheet and Addendum A are supplements to Appendix S of the Racing Rules of Sailing (page 146 RRS 2021-2024). Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-24 | Yachting New Zealand (yachtingnz.org.nz)
NOTICES TO COMPETITORS (SI 2)
SSI 1 The race office is located at the WBBC Clubrooms.
SSI 2 The official notice board is located at the WBBC Clubrooms.
CHANGES TO THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SI 3)
SSI 3 Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the race it will affect. Any changes to the schedule of races posted on the WBBC WebSite will be posted by 20:00 at least 7 days before it will take effect.
SIGNALS MADE ASHORE (SI 4)
SSI 4 Signals ashore will be displayed on the flagstaff located at the South end of the rigging area adjacent to the launching ramp.
SSI 5 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 10 minutes in Race Signals AP.
COURSES (SI 7)
SSI 6 The courses to be sailed, the order in which the marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left will be displayed on the whiteboard in the WBBC Clubrooms not less than 10 minutes before the first warning signal is made.
SSI 7 In the event that a gate mark is missing and has not been replaced with an object displaying flag M, the remaining mark shall be rounded to port.
SSI 8 The Race Committee may decrease the number of legs being sailed at a rounding mark or gate, the change will be signaled before the leading boat has begun the leg.
The signal shall be the display of Flag S over Numeral Pennant One.
The next leg is changed to the final leg and boats will sail to the finish.
MARKS (SI 8)
SSI 9 The marks will be orange spherical buoys unless stated otherwise in the diagram of the course posted on the noticeboard.
THE START (SI 9)
SSI 10 The Warning signal for each start will be 3 minutes before the Start. This changes RRS 26
SS1 11 The starting line will be between a vertical red line on the starting box or an orange flag on the race committee vessel and the course side of the starting mark.
SSI 12 A spherical white inner distance mark may be laid between the start box and the outer distance mark. Where such a mark is laid boats approaching the line to start shall pass between this mark and the starting mark.
SSI 13 When a starting sequence is in progress, boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area. The starting area is defined as the area 50 metres from the starting line and marks in all directions.
SSI 14 A boat starting later than four minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes RRS A5.1 and 5.2.
SSI 15 In the event of a General Recall, the published starting sequence shall not be interrupted and the General Recall Flag ( 1st Substitute ) will be removed one minute before the start signal for the next class to start, and the warning signal for the new start for the recalled fleet will be moved to the end of the remaining scheduled starts. This changes Rule 29.2 for all but the last start in the sequence.
THE FINISH (SI 11)
SSI 16 The finishing line will be between a vertical red line on the starting box or a staff displaying a blue flag on the race committee vessel and the course side of the finishing mark.
SSI 17 A spherical white inner distance mark may be laid between the start box and the outer distance mark. Where such a mark is laid boats approaching the line to finish shall pass between this mark and the starting mark.
TIME LIMITS (SI 12)
There is no prescribed time limit for the first boat to pass mark 1.
SSI 21 For skiff, foiling, and catamaran classes rule 44.1 is changed so the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by a One-Turn Penalty.
SUBSTITUTION OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT
SSI 22 Boats helmed by other than the regular helmsman will be treated as a separate and additional entry and will be scored to that effect.
SSI 23 Upon written application made to the Sailing Committee, Points may be moved from one boat to another boat in the same class, if sailed by the same competitor.
CHECK OUT AND CHECK IN
SSI 24 Boats shall check out by signing the entrant’s sheet adjacent to the whiteboard in the WBBC clubrooms before launching, and check in after racing.
SSI 25 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the Race Committee as soon as possible.