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DELAVAN LAKE YACHT CLUB
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2022
March 7, 2022)
races shall be governed by the “rules” as defined in the current Racing Rules of
Sailing, hereafter referred to as the RRS.
with State of Wisconsin boat registration and other regulations is the
responsibility of the boat owner.
addition to jibs approved under NCESA scantling rule Article V1.3c, E boats
competing in DLYC championship races may use jibs with the original dimensions
that were used in the club when headstay foils were introduced.
racing, boats shall carry identification on their mainsails as follows: Flying
Scot and MC the hull number; E, C, and X the letter D and a number.
DLYC Chief Judge shall serve as the technical committee as described in RRS 92.
– Appendix shall apply.
2.NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
to competitors and the DLYC Sailing Instructions shall be posted on the Official
Notice Board located inside DLYC. This shall meet the requirements of RRS 25.1.
3.CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
change to the Sailing Instructions or schedule of races shall be posted on the
Official Notice Board before 1700 on the day before it will take effect.
4.SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
made ashore shall be displayed on the race committee vessel or in the vicinity
of the DLYC flagpole.
flag AP is displayed ashore, the warning signal shall be made not less than 30
minutes after AP is lowered.
of signals made, competitors bear the responsibility for deciding whether to
use sail flotation panels, wear life jackets or take other safety precautions
taking into consideration wind velocity, water temperature and other
boat that is racing and receives help from an outside source when the boa or
person is in danger may continue racing after help is received. This alters
RRS41. Situations eligible for outside help include (but not limited to): a
person overboard, a boat capsized, a boat damaged after a collision, a person
who is ill or injured.
one shall act as a helmsperson or substitute helmsperson in DLYC championship
races unless his or her membership dues for the current season have been paid
in full or other arrangements have been made with the Board and complied with
by the member. In case of extreme emergency, such as an incapacitated
helmsperson, a non-eligible person may act as helmsperson.
boat is not eligible to be scored unless its storage fees (if applicable) for the
current season have been paid in full or other arrangements have been made with
the Board and complied with by the boat owner.
of the club include: regular members, family members, single members, senior
members, lifetime members and honorary members.
sanctioned by DLYC for championship races are: X, MC, C, E, and Flying Scots.
special races such as the Uncle Elmer’s, Wallen All-Sail etc., boats of all
classes shall be allowed to participate.
6.SCHEDULE OF RACES
fleet race schedule shall be posted on the Official Notice Board. They may also
appear in the DLYC yearbook and on the DLYC website.
The race schedule shall be:
C warning signal Sat. 9 a.m.
MC warning signal Sat. 9:05 a.m.
X warning signal Sat. 9:10 a.m.
**these times are for the first race of the day
**the warning signal times and
sequence of fleets for the second race of the day is at the discretion of the
The first fleet warning signal for the first
race of the day shall be made no later than 11a.m. Otherwise all C, MC and X
races for the day shall be abandoned. The first fleet warning signal for the
second race of the day shall be made no later than 12 p.m. noon. Otherwise, the
C, MC, and X second race shall be abandoned.
Flying Scot warning signal Sun. 9:15 a.m.
E warning signal Sun. 9:30 a.m.
**these times are for the first race of the day
**the warning signal times and sequence of fleets
for the second race of the day is at the discretion of the race committee
The first fleet warning signal for the first
race of the day shall be made no later than 11 a.m. Otherwise all Flying Scot
and E races for the day shall be abandoned.
The first fleet warning signal for the second
race of the day shall be made no later than 12 p.m. noon. Otherwise, the Flying
Scot and E second race shall be abandoned.
flags” shall be the class logo on a white field.
racing area is the navigable waters of Delavan Lake.
diagrams for championship series shall be posted on the Official Notice Board. The
race committee or designated helper vessel may set an offset mark to be rounded
after rounding the windward mark. Lack of an offset mark is not grounds for
protest or redress. The race committee or designated helper vessel may elect to
set more than one leeward mark, creating different length legs to windward. For
classes Flying Scot and E, the race committee or designated helper vessel may
elect to set two marks creating a leeward mark gate. In that case, boats shall
pass between the marks of the gate from the direction of the previous mark and
then shall round either gate mark at her discretion. If one gate mark is
missing, the remaining gate mark shall be left to port.
later than the preparatory signal for a fleet, the race committee vessel shall
display the course to be sailed for each fleet in terms of the number of
windward legs to be sailed, whether the finish is to windward or to leeward,
and whether there is an offset mark.
the starting signal for the first fleet to start, courses shall not be
shortened. This changes RRS 32.
shall be orange or yellow inflatable buoys. Offset marks may be similar, or
smaller orange or yellow inflatable buoys.
starting area is defined as approximately 50 yards from the starting line in
shall be starting using RRS 26.
starting line shall be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race
committee vessel at the starboard end and the course side of the port end
starting mark or another staff with an orange flag displayed on a race committee
vessel or designated helper vessel.
race committee may institute RRS 30.1, 30.2, 30.3, or 30.4 at its discretion
for any start.
boat starting later than 10 minutes after her starting signal shall be scored
DNS by the race committee without a hearing. This changes RRS A4 and A5.
12.CHANGE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
change the next leg of the course, the race committee vessel or designated
helper vessel shall move the original mark (or finish line) to a new position. Any
mark to be rounded after rounding the moved mark may be relocated without
further signaling to maintain the course configuration.
finish line shall be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race
committee vessel or designated helper vessel at the starboard end and the
course side of the port end finish mark or another staff with an orange flag
displayed from a race committee vessel or designated helper vessel.
race committee or designated helper vessel may make a sound signal when the
first-place boat in each fleet finishes. Absence of a sound signal is not
grounds for a protest or redress.
the race committee vessel or designated helper vessel is absent when a boat
finishes, she shall report her finish time and her position in relation to
nearby boats to the race committee at the first reasonable opportunity.
or two-time penalties to be taken at the time of an incident shall be taken
according to the class rules of the boat doing the turns. This changes RRS
class E and C, a boat may take a One-turn Penalty when she may have broken a
rule of RRS Part 2 in an incident while racing.
time limit for all fleets is 2 hours from the starting signal for that fleet until
the lead boat finishes.
the first boat in each fleet are does not pass the first mark within 30 minutes
after her starting signal, the race committee may consider abandoning the race
for that fleet.
boats of a fleet are still racing 20 minutes after the first boat in her fleet
finishes, each remaining boat shall be scored TLE “Time Limit Expired”. This modifies
RRS 35, A4, and A10. A boat scored TLE shall be given points for two places more
than the final boat in her fleet to finish within 20 minutes of the leader. Points
given for TLE shall not exceed one more place than the number of boats in that
fleet that came to the starting area during the series.
boat that retires and/or leaves the racecourse shall notify the race committee
at the first reasonable opportunity.
16.PROTEST AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
request forms may be available on the Official Notice Board. Forms are also
available online through US Sailing. The completed form shall be placed on the
Official Notice Board within one hour after the race committee vessel docks on
the day in question. A list of hearing request forms received shall be posted
on the Official Notice Board by the DLYC Chief Judge. The DLYC Chief Judge
shall post the dates, times, and locations of all hearings on the Official
same time limit stated in 16.1 applies to all protests by the race committee,
protest committee or technical committee. This changes RRS 61.3 and 62.2
special races such as Uncle Elmer’s, Wallen All-Sail etc., hearing request
forms must be submitted within the time limit stated in 16.1 to the race
officer of the day who shall appoint a jury to hear them immediately after the
race. The DLYC Chief Judge shall advise the jury if asked to do so.
shall be in accordance with RRS Appendix A. the Low Point Scoring System of RRS
Appendix A shall be used for all DLYC Championship Races. Appendix A5.3 shall
be used to score the Championship Series.
race cannot be held for a fleet unless at least two boats of that fleet are in
the starting area at the fleet’s preparatory signal. RRS 90.3(a) will also apply.
race is required to be completed by a fleet in order to constitute a
Championship Series for that fleet.
results shall be posted on the DLYC website and may be posted on the Official
fewer than six races have been completed by a fleet a boat’s series score shall
be the total of her race scores. When six or more races have been completed, a
boat’s worst score shall be thrown out as follows: one throw-out for every six
a boat does not complete in the DLYC Championship race/races due to the helmsperson
competing in a race or regatta on another body of water (or has children competing
in a class X or IOD on another body of water) that boat may be awarded “average
points” for the race/races missed. “Average points” means points equal to the
average, to the nearest tenth of a point (0.05 to be rounded upward) of her
points in all the races in the series except the race/races in question. The helmsperson
or a representative of the boat is responsible for notifying the Official Scorer
that “average points” are responsible for notifying the Official Scorer that “average
point” are requested for the race/races missed. The request must be made to the
Official Scorer in writing or by email before 1800 on the Wednesday before the
race/races that will be missed. A boat may be awarded “average points” a
maximum of the three dates during the DLYC race season. Once a request has been
made, it cannot be rescinded or reused.
18.1. It is recommended that all boats in all fleets
and support vessels have a working VHF radio on board tuned to the race
committee communications channel and a cell phone that may be used for
race committee may communicate to the fleets via radio the racecourse, direction,
distance, starting sequence, starting times, change of course or other pertinent
radio channel for competitors and radio channel for race committee shall be
posted on the Official Notice Board.
race committee may display code flag V in relation to RRS 37.
19.TROPHIES – As discussed at the March Skippers/RC meeting
19.1, 19.2, and 19.3 will not be in effect for the 2022 racing season. Trophies
will be awarded at the discretion of the Trophy Committee.
DLYC race schedule may include the scheduling of any perpetual trophies.
a race is cancelled, the trophy may be assigned to the next race that does not have
a trophy assigned.
is the trophy winner’s responsibility to maintain perpetual trophies and return
them in a clean and polished condition to DLYC well in advance of the annual presentation.
20.DISLCAIMER OF LIABILITY
participate in DLYC races entirely at their own risk. See RRS 3, Decision to
Race. The organizing authority shall not accept liability for material damage
or personal injury, or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during,
or after the race season.