Clontarf Saturday. 23rd July
The usual format for Clontarf is to let DBSC know, then we have our usual start, OOD sets a course
with Finish No5 Buoy to port then to finish line near green light on stilts (we notify DBSC of result and points count.)
Usually class pays any entry fee for all participants on the day. Trophy is hanging in CYBC
Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club
“Belvedere” Clontarf Rd., Dublin 3. Tel: 01 833 2691
“At Home” 2016 - Sailing Instructions
Sat. 23rd July HW: 1459hrs Sun. 24th July HW: 1544hrs
Racing will be governed by the rules as defined in the RRS, the relevant class rules, the notice of race, these sailing instructions and any changes to them.
A boat may be entered by a member of a club or other organisation affiliated to a national authority. Competitors are welcome as temporary Members of CY&BC for the duration of the event.
Effective personal flotation devices shall be worn while afloat by all competitors. There shall be no racing in the shipping channel, except for ‘passage’ boats. Shipping has right of way. A boat shall not cross the half-tide part of the North Bull wall at any time.
4. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices will be posted on the notice board in the CY&BC entrance hall.
5. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 1100hrs on the day it will take effect, except that any change in the schedule of races will be posted by 2100hrs on the day before it will take effect. All changes will be posted on official notice board in the club hallway.
Dinghy races will be started using RRS 26.
E-Boats / Cruiser class races will be started by signals at 3 minute intervals in the order of start as follows: warning, display 1st class flag, 1 sound. Preparatory, display ‘P’ flag, 1 sound. 1st start remove 1st class flag, display 2nd, 1 sound etc.
PASSAGE RACES TO CLONTARF
Competitors should cross the shipping channel at right angles only.
V1. STARTING AT DUN LAOGHAIRE
Fleet: Glen and Squib Classes
The time of the warning signal shall be advised to fleets by the Class Captains. Starting over a DBSC line, course to the Liffey channel will be designated by displaying the respective course letters in sequence.
V2. STARTING AT HOWTH
Fleet: Howth 17’s and Class 3
The time of the warning signal shall be advised to fleets by the Class Captains. The order of starts and course as far as the mouth of the Liffey will be displayed at HYC. Marina arch.
V3. COURSES FOR PASSAGE RACES
From the last course mark to the No. 5 navigation buoy (green, 0.5nm east of North Bull Light), to be left to Port, pass between North Bull and Poolbeg lighthouses leaving the shipping channel to port, to the finishing line.
V4. FINISHING LINE – Races from DUN LAOGHAIRE AND HOWTH
The finishing line shall be between a finishing mark boat displaying a CY&BC ensign and the North Bank lighthouse, leaving the finishing mark boat to starboard.
CLONTARF AND POOLBEG CRUISER CLASSES (Ch. 72)
First warning signals: Saturday 1330hrs. Sunday 1415hrs.
C1. CLASSES & FLAGS and order of starts:
E-Boats (Flag E), Clontarf Cruisers /Poolbeg/Echo (Flag C).
CY&BC cruisers, Poolbeg & Echo classes will start together. CY&BC cruiser class prize will be awarded as per CY&BC handicap system, Poolbeg / Echo prize will be awarded on Echo.
A boat’s time in a race will be adjusted by a handicap advised by her class captain.
C3. STARTING LINE
The starting line will be between the mainmast of a starting mark boat displaying a CY&BC club ensign and an outer mark. An inner limit buoy may be moored approximately on the starting line and, if so, no boat shall pass between the Inner limit buoy and the starting mark boat. A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DID NOT START. This changes rule A4.1.
C4. COURSES & FINISH LINE – E-BOATS, CLONTARF, POOLBEG & ECHO CRUISERS
The course number will be displayed on the starting mark boat. For courses see Appendix 1.
DINGHY CLASSES (Ch. 73) - RACES AT CLONTARF - Note that all dinghy races will be held INSIDE the harbour area bounded by the Bull Wall and the River Liffey. Competitors are reminded that they must stay clear of the shipping channel at all times.
D1. DINGHY STARTS
Saturday: Two races back to back, warning signal first race:1330hrs.
Sunday: One race, warning signal:1415hrs.
Note: Race 2 on Saturday will commence ASAP after completion of race 1 so please do not stray far from starting line after finishing.
Starting sequence will be as per RRS 26 except if there is a general recall that class will then start 5 minutes after the last scheduled start.
The Laser Class (all rigs) will be scored according to Portsmouth Yardstick handicaps.
D3. DINGHY CLASS FLAGS AND ORDER OF STARTS:
IDRA 14: (Flag Q), Laser - All Rigs: (Flag R), Topper: (Flag T), Sundry: (Flag A).
D4. DINGHY STARTING LINE
The starting line will be between the main mast of a starting mark boat displaying an orange flag and an outer mark. An inner limit buoy may be moored approximately on the starting line and, if so, no boat shall pass between the Inner limit buoy and the starting mark boat. All boats must cross the start/finish line on each round. A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DID NOT START. This changes RRS A4.1.
D5. COURSE CHANGE
See Appendix 2. In the event of inclement weather dinghy courses maybe changed to a shore start. Should this happen, crews will be briefed on the new course details.
SATURDAY RACE 1 & 2
The courses will be as per Appendix 2
SUNDAY RACE 1
The course will be as per Appendix 2
There will be no official briefing – any queries can be directed to the PRO ashore before racing or on the starting line.
7. TIME LIMITS
Boats starting from Dun Laoghaire and Howth shall be timed up to 1600hrs.
Clontarf/Poolbeg cruiser races will be timed for 3 hours after the start for each class.
The Dinghy time limit will be 1.5 hours except that boats failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat in its class sails the course and finishes will be scored "DID NOT FINISH". This changes RRS 35 and A4.1.
A boat intending to protest shall, after finishing, clear of the finishing line, inform the race committee on the finishing mark boat of the sail number of the boat(s) protested and wait for an acknowledgement. This changes RRS 61.1.a. The S.I. SAFETY shall not be grounds for protest against another boat.
9. PROTEST TIME:
The time limit for protests and requests for redress is 60 minutes after the last boat finishes the last race of the day for that fleet. Protest forms shall be delivered to the race office in the clubhouse within the protest time limit. This changes RRS 61.3 & 62.2
10. PROTEST HEARINGS / REQUESTS TO RE-OPEN
A schedule of protest hearings will be posted 10 minutes after the time limit for protests. The listing of a boat on this schedule shall constitute informing her under RRS 61.1(b). Parties involved shall present themselves with their witnesses at the time and place indicated. This changes RRS 63.2.
A request to re-open a hearing shall be delivered no later than 15 minutes after the party was informed of the decision. This changes rule 66.
11. NUMBER OF BOATS REQUIRED
A minimum of 2 boats must be present in the starting area to constitute a race.
The "At Home" prizes will be sailed for on Saturday, and the perpetual trophies on Sunday.
13. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate entirely at their own risk, see rule 4, Decision to Race. The Club will not accept any liability for material damage, personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during or after racing.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance, with a minimum cover of 1.25 million euro per event or the equivalent.
Dinghy marks are orange or red inflatable buoys. Cruiser marks are black cylindrical buoys with white lettering.
Approx. positions for Dublin Bays Marks:
Inner 53’20.80N 006’08.2W Bull Island 53’21.10N 006’08.8W
Causeway 53’21.50N 006’08.4W Sutton 53’21.80N 006’07.8W
Outer 53’21.00N 006’07.5W Drumleck 53’21.40N 006’07.0W