Nanny Cay Cup | Around Tortola Race
Tuesday April 2, 2015
2015 Sailing Instructions
The regatta will be governed by the ‘Rules’ as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), except as altered by these sailing instructions. The regatta organising authority is the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival.
2. SAFETY REGULATIONS
All yachts must comply with CSA minimum safety requirements. Yachts may not have an anchor overhanging the bow. It shall be the individual responsibility of each competitor to wear adequate personal buoyancy when conditions warrant.
3. NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official Notice Board underneath Peg Legs in the vicinity of the Registration Office.
4. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Changes to the sailing instructions or course will be announced on the Race Channel by the Race Committee. The Race Channel is VHF channel 69.
5. SCHEDULE OF RACES
Class Warning Start Class Flag
Multihull 0930 hrs 0935 hrs Yellow
Bare Boat 0935 hrs 0940 hrs White
Cruising 0940 hrs 0945 hrs Green
Racing 0945 hrs 0950 hrs Purple
A time check will be performed on the race channel at 0920 hrs.
6. THE START
The starting sequence will be in accordance with rule 26. The Race Committee will attempt to inform competitors who are OCS on VHF channel 69. Failure to do so, or failure of a competitor to hear or receive such transmissions will not be grounds for redress. There will be no penalty for late starters.
7. THE COURSE
Start in Sir Francis Drake Channel, off Nanny Cay, in an Easterly direction between an orange flag on the Signal Boat and a nearby orange inflatable mark.
LEAVE TO PORT:
Navigation mark off Beef Island Bluff
Great Camanoe Island
In Sir Francis Drake Channel, off Nanny Cay between an orange inflatable mark and an orange flag displayed at Peg Leg’s restaurant.
All Classes shall sail the same course. The course may be modified or shortened by the race committee. Repetitive broadcasts on VHF channel 69 will notify competitors of any change. Failure to receive a transmission or hail shall not be grounds for redress.
Should the race committee decide to shorten the course, the finish will be between a signal boat flying code flag “S” and a recognizable mark or point of land at either a navigation mark off Beef Island, the eastern tip of Scrub Island, the NW tip of Guana Island or Steele Point. This modifies RRS 32.1.
9. YACHTS RETIRING
A yacht retiring shall inform the Race Committee at the first available opportunity on channel 69 or by calling the race committee on +1(284) 541-2206 (Bob Phillips)
There will be a maximum of four classes. Classes may be subdivided for scoring at the discretion of the Race Committee.
11. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
A yacht intending to protest must submit her protest to the Protest Desk during the protest time limit. The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the race in her class. The protest time limit applies to all protests by the race committee and for requests for redress. This changes rules 61.3 and 62.2. For non Part 2 rule infringements, the protest committee may assign a penalty other than DSQ.
For the purpose of rule 64.3(b) the ‘authority responsible’ is the measurer appointed by the organising authority.
Corrected times will be calculated using the CSA rating system for Bare Boat, Racing and Cruising classes. Yachts must declare their CSA rating at the time of registration. Corrected times for the Multihull Class will be calculated using ratings assigned by the Multihull Advisory Committee.
13. TIME LIMITS
The time limit will be 16:30 hours for all classes. Boats not finishing within the time limit will be scored TLE and receive a score of one place more than the last boat to finish in her class. This adds to appendix A.
Prizes will be awarded at the Beach Bar at Nanny Cay at 1730 hours or as soon as results are finalized.
Prizes will be awarded for each class. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Race Committee and Sponsors. Competitors are also eligible to compete for the Nanny Cay Challenge offered by the Nanny Cay Hotel and Marina. Record breakers can celebrate with a free dinner at Peg Legs along with up to 15 crew members and a jeroboam of champagne compliments of Nanny Cay. The Nanny Cay Challenge entry fee is waived for this event. Additional information can be found by going to www.nannycay.com/news.
As a condition of entry into this race the entrant accepts that it is their sole and inescapable responsibility for the management and safety of their yacht, and that none of the Race Committee, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, their Officers or Members, Nanny Cay or sponsors shall accept any responsibility for the loss of life or injury to participants or others, for the loss of or damage to any yacht however caused, before, during or after any race. The entrant agrees to be bound by the ISAF racing rules and the sailing instructions.