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Author Topic: Changes to the club competitions 2018  (Read 578 times)

Club safety officer

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Changes to the club competitions 2018
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:03:03 AM »
The committee met on Sunday 28th January; the following was agreed. (other matters are outlined in the registered members section)
The competition secretary proposed some changes to ensure the competitions run smoothly and they were approved.

 Starting proccedure for all races: (The following are the competition secretary's directions and comments)
 Due to the continual difficulty associated with the start of races the following procedure will apply this season.. It is felt this method will give ample time for competitors to ready their boats and be at the marked start position ready for the off.
Verbal warnings will be given at 5 minutes to the start thereafter at, 4 mins, 3 mins ,2 mins 1min and a final 30 second warning. This will be followed by a 10 second countdown and a whistle will signal the start of the race.
There should be no confusion or uncertainty with this method and therefore there will be no allowances given to a competitor who fails to start due to 'not knowing what was happening' or be facing the wrong way at the start.

Competitors not at the start line when the race starts will be allowed to enter late but must not impede those that have started on time

More in the next post;
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 10:21:45 AM by Club safety officer »

Club safety officer

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Re: Changes to the club competitions 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 10:17:36 AM »
Yacht racing missed buoy rule;
A boat missing a buoy by passing round the wrong side of that buoy must go back round that buoy. However, the buoy must only be rounded when it is clear to do so and must not impede any other boats sailing the correct course.
Should an infringement occur and is confirmed, the offending boat will be docked one place in that race.

 There will also be designated buoy judges for each individual buoy who will fully understand this rule and will adjudge accordingly.

Scale racing and air boat racing
 Any driver deliberately forcing another boat of its line will be awarded a penalty by having seconds added to finishing time or laps deducted.  It is accepted that racing incidents occur however deliberate bad driving is not acceptable.
Hitting a boat that has been called dead in the water will result in immediate disqualification and the disqualified boat must not continue in the race 

In all matters the competition secretary will make the final decision. He wants to make it clear that public disputes/arguments will not be tolerated following a race. Anyone aggrieved at something should speak to him privately.  He also does not want competitors bothering the race controller for the scale racing and air boat racing immediately after a race trying to find out who won. The race controller will work out final positions and post them in the club house soon after each race. Anyone who has been awarded a penalty will be notified immediately following a race.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 10:27:43 AM by Club safety officer »


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