Download a printable copy of the 2013 Spring One Design Regatta Sailing Instructions
MRA Spring One Design Regatta
May 25-26, 2013
Organizing Authority Marblehead Racing Association
Host Club Eastern Yacht Club
Special Addendum to MRA Notice of Race and Sailing
The regatta will
be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing ("rules").
The regatta is open to all classes eligible to compete in the MRA Season
3. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board at the
Eastern Yacht Club, located opposite the front desk.
4. CHANGES TO THE SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0800 hours on the
day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will
be posted by 1800 hours on the day before it will take effect. This changes MRA
Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions ("MRA NRSI") paragraph 4.
5. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
Signals made ashore will be displayed at the Casey Flag Pole located at the Eastern
Yacht Club. When AP is displayed ashore, "1 minute" is replaced with "not less
than 60 minutes" in race signal AP.
6. SCHEDULE and CLASS FLAGS
The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1230
hours. Class flags will be the class insignia.
7. RACING AREA
The racing area will be approximately 1 NM offshore of Marblehead Rock.
All turning marks
will be orange tetrahedrons. New marks, as provided in MRA NRSI paragraph 11.3,
will be identified by a black band.
12. TIME LIMIT
The time limit for each race will be two hours for the first boat to
finish. Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat
sails the course and finishes will be scored DNF without a hearing. This
changes rules 35, 63.1 and paragraph 15 of the MRA NRSI.
The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the race committee signal boat docks.
Protests shall be delivered to the Eastern Yacht Club front desk.
If at least five races are completed, each boat's worst score will be excluded
from her series score. Three races constitute a regatta.
committee may use VHF channel 78 for courtesy broadcasts. Courtesy broadcasts
are not subject to redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).
Prizes will be awarded to boats placing first through third in classes
averaging ten or more starters, and to boats placing first in classes
averaging between three and ten starters. Prizes will be awarded at the end
of the season.