Fremont Sailing Club

Established in 1968
The finest Small Boat Sailing Club in the San Francisco Bay Area

STANDING SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
OF THE
FREMONT SAILING CLUB

 

1.0 RULES

The current International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules for Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of US Sailing Association (USSA), the applicable class rules, the City of Fremont rules for the use of Lake Elizabeth (except as any of these are altered by these sailing instructions), and these sailing instructions shall govern.

Regattas shall be designated "Category A" as defined in ISAF Regulation 20.

The penalty for violating class measurement and equipment rules shall be a warning. This modifies RRS Rule 64.3.

2.0 ENTRIES

Races are open to members in good standing of the Fremont Sailing Club. The Fremont Sailing Club may invite non-members of the Fremont Sailing Club to compete in a series without requiring membership.

All yachts must register on each race day by filling in the registration sheet for that class yacht before the end of the Skipper's Meeting.

3.0 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS/CHANGES IN SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Notices to competitors and any changes in these sailing instructions will be posted before the end of the Skipper's Meeting on the day that they will take effect on the official notice board located on the grassy area at the end of the launch ramp. Notices to competitors and changes in these sailing instructions will apply only on the day that they are posted.

4.0 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

Signals made ashore are signals displayed at the grassy area at the end of the launch ramp.

Code flag 'AP' with two sound signals when raised and one sound signal when lowered means: 'The race is postponed. The warning signal will be made not less than 15 minutes after the 'AP' is lowered.'

5.0 SCHEDULE OF RACES

The Race Schedule will be published in the Fremont Sailing Club newsletter, The Windjammer, as a Race Notice for each series. The Fremont Sailing Club Race Captain maintains the official race calendar.

On each race day, a Skipper's Meeting will be held at 11:30 AM on the grassy area at the end of the launch ramp.

The Warning Signal for the first Race of the day will be at 12:00 noon. No Warning Signal shall be made after 4:00 PM on any race day.

The time of the warning signals for races following the first shall be at the discretion of the Race Committee. The Race Committee may start a class while other classes are still sailing a previous race. During the Skipper's Meeting, the Race Committee may announce a planned postponement between any two races (e.g. for lunch, etc.). The Race Committee will display a code flag 'AP' and follow the procedures specified in Section 4, Signals Made Ashore, during this postponement regardless of where the code flag is displayed. For the convenience of the competitors, the Race Committee may post the planned duration of the postponement on the official notice board; however, the display/lowering of the code flag will take precedence over any announced time.

6.0 CLASS FLAGS

The class flags will be the class main sail insignias, or other flags designated by the Race Committee at the Skipper's Meeting.

7.0 RACING AREA

All races will be held at Lake Elizabeth in Central Park in Fremont. Central Park is located at the intersection of Paseo Padre Blvd and Stevenson Blvd. The entrance to the parking and launching area is on SAILWAY LANE off of Paseo Padre. Yachts may be ramp or hand launched. Lake Elizabeth has no cranes available.

8.0 COURSE DESIGNATIONS

COURSES
NUMBER ROUNDING MARKS
1 Start 2P 7P 4P 2P 4P Finish
2 Start 2P 7P 5P 2P 5P Finish
3 Start 2P 7P 4P     Finish
4 Start 2P 7P 5P     Finish
5 Start 2P 6P 2P 6P   Finish
6 Start 2P 5P 2P 5P   Finish
7 Start 2P 6P 4P 2P 5P Finish
8 Start 2P 1P 4P     Finish
9 Start 2P 4P       Finish
10 Start 2P 5P       Finish
11 Start 2S 3S 6S 2S 6S Finish
12 Start 1S 3S 5S     Finish
13 Start 2P 1P 6P 4P   Finish
14 Start 2P 6P 4P     Finish
15 Start 2P 8P 4P 2P 5P Finish
16 Start 3P 1P 6P     Finish
17 Start 3P 1P 5P 3P 6S Finish
18 Start 3S 8S 3S 8S   Finish
19 Start 3P 1P 5P     Finish

S (starboard) and P (port) following the mark numbers in the table above indicate the side on which each mark is to be left.

The following modifiers may be displayed following the course designation:

 

9.0 MARKS

All rounding marks, except mark 8, are yellow vertically floating posts with contrasting numbers, and located in the general area shown on the chart in Section 7. Mark 8 is a fixed vertical white post with black numbers.

10.0 AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS

11.0 THE START

12.0 CHANGE OF COURSE AFTER THE START

The Race Committee may shorten the course by finishing a race at any rounding mark. The committee will establish a Finish Line at a mark of the course which has yet to be rounded and will signal the leading yacht by hoisting code flag "S" accompanied by two horns prior to the leading yacht crossing the new Finish Line.

13.0 THE FINISH

The Finish Line will be one of the following:

Unless otherwise specified by the Race Committee, finish line 2 will be used whenever the course is reversed and finish line 1 will be used in all other cases.

14.0 TIME LIMIT

The time limit on each race will be sixty minutes. If one yacht in a class finishes within that time limit, the other yachts in that class will have an additional half hour from the time the first yacht finished in which to finish. Yachts which fail to finish within that time will be scored DNF (did not finish). This modifies Rule 35.

15.0 PROTESTS AND APPEALS

Protests and Appeals must comply with Part 5 Protests, Redress, Hearings, Misconduct, and Appeals and Appendix F.

Protesting yachts must notify the Race Committee within one half hour of the return of the Race Committee to the skippers meeting area. Protest forms will be available from the Race Committee. Protests not presented in the standard format may be refused by the Protest Committee. In the event that the protest is refused on the grounds of format, the protesting party shall have an additional one-half hour to re-file the protest.

16.0 SCORING

17.0 PRIZES


Approved Date : 3 February 2009