Notice of Race

The Dorton Cup is a closed regatta for Barefoot Sailing Club skippers only, but crew do not need to be members.  The schedule for this regatta is listed below. The results of Dorton Cup will be incorporated into the results for the Skipper of the Year tally.

 

  1. Rules

The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association and the 2017 Barefoot Dorton Cup Regatta Sailing Instructions.

 

  1. Schedule for Regatta

All races are scheduled to be held on Saturday November 11, 2017. The Skipper’s meeting will be held in the parking lot in front of Aqualand Marina ship’s store at 11am (2 hours before the race start time). We’ll attempt as many as three (3) races weather conditions permitting.

 

Race                Date                            Start Time

Dorton #1        November 11, 2017      1 pm

Dorton #2-3     November 11, 2017      immediately following proceeding race as weather permits

 

  1. Registration

Registrations will be accepted at the Skippers’ Meeting. There are no fees for registration as long as the skipper is a current member of BFSC in good standing.

 

  1. Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions will be posted on-line and hard copies will be available at the skipper’s meeting.

 

  1. Location

Chattahoochee Bay and adjoining environs, Lake Lanier, GA
 

  1. Classes and Eligibility

All skippers must be current (2017) members of Barefoot Sailing Club, Inc. and have a current (2017) LLPHRF certificate.  All participants (Skippers/boats) will race together as one fleet.  Skippers/boats sailing non-spinnaker must declare as such at the Skipper’s Meeting and will be given an additional 15 second per mile handicap.
 

  1. Scoring

The races will scored using the PHRF Time on Distance formula using current LLPHRF certificate numbers.

 

  1. Prizes

Trophies will be awarded for First, Second and Third places.  The perpetual trophy will remain in the possession of the first place winner until the following year’s Dorton Cup event.

 

  1. Disclaimer of Liability

Competitors participate in the races entirely at their own risk.  See RRS 4, Decision to Race.  Barefoot Sailing Club 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.

Dorton Cup Sailing Instructions

The Dorton Cup is a closed regatta for Barefoot Sailing Club skippers only, but crew do not need to be members.  The schedule for this regatta is listed below. The results of the Dorton Cup will be incorporated into the results for the Skipper of the Year tally.

 

  1. Schedule for Regatta

 

All races for this regatta are scheduled to be held on Saturday November 11, 2017. The Skipper’s meeting will be held in the parking lot in from of Aqualand Marina ship’s store at 11am (2 hours before the anticipated start of  race #1). We’ll attempt as many as three (3) races, weather conditions permitting.

 

Race                Date                            Start Time

Dorton #1        November 11, 2017      1 pm

Dorton #2-#3    November 11, 2017

            immediately following preceding race, as weather permits

 

  1. Registration
    Registrations will be accepted at the Skippers’ Meeting. There are no fees for registration.
     

  2. Location
    Chattahoochee Bay and adjoining environs, Lake Lanier, GA
     

Rules
The race will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association and the 2017 Barefoot Dorton Cup Regatta Sailing Instructions.
 

  1. Classes and Eligibility
    All skippers must be current (2017) members of Barefoot Sailing Club, Inc. and have a current (2017) LLPHRF certificate.  All PHRF classes will be eligible to compete. All classes will race together as one fleet.  Skippers/boats sailing non-spinnaker must declare as such at the Skipper’s Meeting and will be given an additional 15 second per mile handicap.
     

  2. Course

The location of the islands and permanent marks are indicated on the map shown in Appendix A. All marks or islands must be left either to port or to starboard as indicated on the posted course.  Course, Course Length, for subsequent races will be posted on the stern of the PRO boat and may broadcasted on VHF (channel to be posted at skipper’s meeting).  PRO boat will display the “L” Come within Hail  flag and the Second Substitute  pennant.

 

  1. Marks

Permanent marks are either Corps of Engineer marks or Lanier Area Racing Council (LARC)/Lake Lanier Sailing Club (LLSC) permanent marks.   If temporary marks are used, the marks will be orange tetrahedrons (pyramids) or any other device as decided by the racing authority.

  1. The Start

 

Races will be started by using rule 26 with the warning signal five minutes before the start.  The starting sequence is shown below.

 

The Starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat and a nearby mark.

 

If the Race Committee intends to start another race on the same day, it will display the 2nd Substitute with no horn.  Boats that finish should remain close to the Race Committee boat but off the race course.

 

 

Starting Sequence:

5 min

Warning

Class Flag (Pennant #1) raised

1 blast of the horn.

 

4 min

Preparatory

P  flag raised   *

1 blast of horn

 

1 min

Preparatory

P  flag lowered *

 

1 long blast of horn

0 min

Start

 

Class flag lowered for the start

1 blast of horn

 

*  RRS US Sail dictates that an I, Z, Z with I, or Black Flag may also be used as part of the starting sequence.

  1. The Finish

 

The finish line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag and a nearby mark.

 

  1. Minimum Wind Speeds and Time Limit

The Race Committee will not attempt to start a race if they judge the wind to be less than three miles per hour (mph) over the course area.  Should Race Committee deem there is not enough wind to start a race, the Postponement pennant will be displayed along with two short horn bursts.  Race Committee will reassess wind conditions if additional delay is warranted, and the   Postponement pennant will remain flying.  If Race Committee determines there is enough wind to start racing, the Postponement pennant will be lowered with one short horn burst. The preparatory start sequence will begin one (1) minute thereafter.

 

  1. Scoring
    All races will be scored using the US SAILING Performance Handicapping Rating Formula, Time on Distance (PHRF TOD).
     

  2. Protests
    Competitors must notify the Race Committee of their intention to file a protest at the end of a race in which the incident occurs and before the warning signal for the next race, or within two hours, whichever is shorter.  The Race Committee Chairperson must receive written protests within two hours of the end of the last race for the day.  The RC Chairperson will convene a Protest Committee which may consist of members of the Race Committee and/or participants in the Regatta.
     

  3. Number of Races
    One (1) race shall constitute the Regatta.  If three or more races are held, there will be one "throw out"; if there are two or fewer races, all races will be utilized to tabulate the final ranking for all boats.
     

  4. Prizes
    Trophies will be awarded for First, Second and Third places.  The perpetual trophy will remain in the possession of the first place winner until the following year’s Dorton Cup event.

 

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury.  Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk.  See RRS 4, Decision to Race.  The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event.  By participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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