Sunday, May 15, 2011

AYC Racers - Start/Finish Line Rules Change

Attention Anacortes Racers -- there has been another slight change to the race packet (sailing instructions) that you will need to be aware of this coming Wednesday night. The exact wording regarding the start-finish line has changed slightly -- the final language is as follows:

REVISED SECTION 12 --Start Line Restriction

After completing the first leg of the course, a boat shall not cross the starting line. A boat shall not cross the finish line until she is completing the last leg of the course and finishes. A boat that breaks this rule shall not correct her error as per Rule 28.1. However she will be exonerated if she takes a Two-Turns Penalty as per Rule 44.2. This changes Rule 28.1.

The start finish line (the boats or buoys that define it) ranks as an obstruction on upwind and downwind legs. Before finishing, boats may therefore leave the start finish line either to port or starboard. As an obstruction, Rules 19 and 20 may apply between boats as they approach and pass it..

You can download an updated version of the Race Packet HERE.

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