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4. SIGNING ON & OFF THE WATER

It is critical that the organisers know at all times who is, or is not, at the race venue. In order to manage this, the following system is to be used:

a) Upon competitor registration for each days racing, you will be allocated with a metal disk. This disk will have your sail number written on it.
b) Upon completion of registration, ‘your’ race disk will be placed on a hook in the “Out” column on the “In-Out” board. You are now officially at the race site and are entitled to race. You CAN NOT RACE unless you are formally registered and have a disk located on the “In/Out” board.
c) When the days racing is over, or you decide to leave the race site, you must remove your disk from the “Out” column and replace it in the “In” column.
d) If you choose to leave the race course area (ie. go free-sailing), you must inform the crew on the committee boat that you are about to leave the race course. If you choose to do so, you will be solely responsible for your safety should something happen to endanger you.
If you leave the race site without following this procedure, and we can not immediately re-locate you, we will have no choice but to alert the Police/Coastguard and inform them that you are missing.
Note:
▪ A competitor who leaves the race site without signing off shall be liable for the cost of any Search & Rescue operation (should costs arise).
▪ No person may locate/remove any race disk on behalf of another competitor. Doing so will result in disqualification of both persons from the round and the annulment of all results achieved.

RULES OF THE ROAD

The appropriate sections of ISAF FRR 2001, Part 2 “When Boards Meet” are reproduced herein (including reference numbers) for your reference:

10. On Opposite Tacks
A port tack board shall keep clear of a starboard tack board.
NB! Port Tack = Left hand closest to mast & the wind is blowing onto the LEFT hand side of the rig.
NB! Starboard Tack = Right hand closest to mast & the wind is blowing onto the RIGHT hand side of the rig
11. On the Same Tack
11.1 A board clear astern shall keep clear of a board clear ahead.
11.2 When boards on different legs of a course meet, the board on a reach or a run shall keep clear of the board on a tack to windward
12. Room to Pass
12.1 An overtaking board shall keep clear.
12.2 Outside board
A board on the outside gains right of way when its hull and rig are ahead of the right of way line (an imaginary line projected abeam from the nose of the board ) of the inside board
12.3 Inside board
A board on the inside gains right of way when its right of way line is ahead of the right of way line of the outside board
12.4
a) When boards are overlapped, a board required to keep clear shall give a board width right of way room to pass a mark.
b) If there is reasonable doubt that a board has gained right of way, it shall be presumed that it did not.

13. Changing Tacks - Tacking or Gybing.
A board which is tacking/gybing shall keep clear of a board which is on a tack, except when gybing around a mark.

REMEMBER – AVOID A COLLISION AT ALL COSTS. DON’T FORCE THE ISSUE JUST TO PROVE A POINT

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