BCOSS

Coordinated Cruiser Events

AMENDED SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The Stone SC Event 

These amendments should be read in conjunction with the General Sailing Instructions.

The general sailing instructions for the BCOSS series are amended as follows for the Stone SC event to be sailed on Sunday 28th June

 

 Publication 26th June 2015

 

The general sailing instructions for the BCOSS series are amended as follows for the Stone Event to be sailed on Sunday 28h June 2015

 

STONE SAILING CLUB, AMENDED SAILING INSTRUCTIONS for the ‘COLNE EVENT’

 

Sunday 28h June 2015

 
These are specific to the BCOSS STONE EVENT (leg 2). The event is hosted by Stone Sailing Club and will be raced as ‘the Stone Event’.


These amendments should be read in conjunction with the BCOSS General Sailing Instructions and Safety Declaration. Entrants are requested to download these here.

 
6 RADIO COMMUNICATION

 
6.2 Information regarding the event will be broadcast on VHF channel 77 note: The Stone race box may alternatively select VHF channel M1 for the start, where this is the case the change of channel will be notified by first broadcasting on channel 77.

 

7 COURSES

7.1 Courses will be set within a boundary drawn between the following navigational marks:

 

Colne C8

Wallet Spitway Buoy

Wallet No3

Thirslet Buoy (note: Thirslet Spit Starboard hand navigation mark must be passed on the southward side at all times when racing.)

 

7.2 The course will NOT pass through the startline to allow shortening. A shortening of course will be broadcast on VHF channel 77

 

The course will be selected from the BJRC Standard Courses, consisting of three parts indicated by Letter-Numeral-Letter, set out on the BJRC Course Card, and forming part of these Instructions.

The BJRC course card can be found here

 

MARKS

8.1 The marks of the course will be those indicated on the BJRC course card


9 THE START

 

9.1 The starting sequence will be in accordance with Rule 26 of the 2013-16 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). The following starting sequence will therefore be used.

 

Signal

Flag and Sound

Minutes before starting signal

Warning 

Class Flag hoist & one sound signal  

5

Preparatory Code Flag “P”
(or other appropriate signal detailed in Rule 26)

hoist & one sound signal

4

1 Minute Preparatory

flag down & one long sound signal

1

Start  

Start Class Flag down & one sound signal

0

 

 
9.3 A line extending across the river from the flagstaff on the Stone Sailing club Bridge through the apex of the triangular mark on the foreshore.


9.4 Boats must start between the yellow limit marks 'A' and No5 buoy.

 
9.5 There will be only 1 start at 1230. White Sail, Local Handicap and IRC classes will start together.

9.6 A boat entering the race shall, at least 15 minutes before the start, contact the Race Officer, ashore, on VHF Channel 77, to register her intention to race, to confirm her identification numbers, and to report the number of persons on board for the race. She shall continue to monitor Channel 77 throughout the race (SI 5.2)

 

12 CHANGE OF COURSE AFTER THE START

12.2 When shortening a course the Course change will be broadcast on VHF channel 77

 
15 THE FINISH

 
15.1.1 When 12.2 is not actioned, the Finish line will be a line extending across the river from the flagstaff on the Stone Sailing club Bridge through the apex of the triangular mark on the foreshore. Boats must pass between the yellow limit marks 'A' and 'No5' buoy.

 


17 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

 
17.1 A boat that wishes to lodge a protest shall verbally inform the Principal Race Officer on the Stone Sailing Club Bridge as soon as possible after finishing or retiring and no later than 6pm on the evening of the event.