Sailing Instructions


CAL CUP WINDSURFING SERIES
Berkeley Yacht Club
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
(Revision 3-31-16)

  1. RULES:  The regatta shall be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) including Appendix B – Windsurfing Competition Rules, except as any of these are altered by the notice of race and these sailing instructions.

  2. ENTRIES: Eligible sailors shall complete registration online: http://byc.regattalog.com/calcup/2016 prior to racing. Competitors must register and pay for the entire series by May 10, 2016 to be eligible for overall series scoring.  If five days of racing are completed, one throw-out will be allowed.

  3. COMMUNICATION WITH COMPETITORS:  Changes to the sailing instructions may be posted on the BYC website at or before 8 AM of the day of the race, or in writing at the launch 30 minutes before the start of the first race.

  4. SCHEDULE OF RACES:  Racing will be held on May 7th, June 11th, July 16th, August 13th, and September 10th.   B fleet will start with A fleet but the B fleet first start will be with the second start of A fleet.

  5. RACING AREA:  West of the Berkeley Marina, north of the pier (Olympic Circle) and south of the pier.

  6. START TIME:  First possible start will typically be 1:45 PM, subject to delay due to tide level and wind conditions. 

  7. START:    Courses will be announced by loudspeaker prior to the start sequence. :  The start will be between an orange flag on the committee boat (S1) and an orange inflatable buoy (S2) set to the south of S1.   The start sequence of races after the first race will begin within 10 minutes of the last A fleet finisher.  Courses will be announced by loudspeaker prior to the start sequence.  The Class Flag is Code Flag W.

    Start Sequence:  60 second warning to sequence by loudspeaker.
    5 Minutes- WARNING SIGNAL Class Flag - One Horn
    4 Minutes- PREPARATORY SIGNAL Code Flag P - One Horn
    1 Minute- P Lowered - One Horn
    0 Minute- START Class Flag Removed

    A fleet only will start the first race.  B fleet will join A fleet for the 2nd start and all subsequent starts. 

  8. RECALLS: 1; Individual recall will be displayed by an 'X' flag (a white square- shaped flag with a blue cross on it) and one sound (RRS 29.1), 2; General recall will cause the committee to display the 'First Substitute' flag (a blue and yellow pennant flag) and two sound signals (RRS 29.2). One minute after the 'First Substitute' is lowered, a 5 min. starting sequence will begin.

  9. All racers will sail together and be scored together, and will be separated for awards at the end of the series: 1st, 2nd. 3rd, B, A, foil windsurfers, foil kites etc.

  10. DAILY SCORING:  One race must be completed to constitute a series. If five races or more are completed, a competitor may discard her worst score. Scoring System DNF (Did Not Finish) = Number of Starters + 1 DNS (Did Not Start) = Number of Starters + 1 DSQ (Disqualified) = Number of Starters + 2 RAF (Retired After Finish) = Number of Starters + 1 DNC (Did Not Compete) = Total Number of Series Registrants + 1.  The long distance races (A fleet to R2, B fleet to top of pier)  will count as 2 races for purpose of scoring and be ineligible for discard.

  11. SEASON SCORING:  Competitors must register and pay for the entire series by May 10, 2016 to be eligible for overall series scoring.  If five days of racing are completed, one throw-out will be allowed.

  12. DISPOSAL OF WASTE OR TRASH No competitor shall discharge trash of any kind into the San Francisco Bay. Any competitor observed breaking this rule is subject to protest only by the race committee or protest committee. The penalty for a breach of this rule, which may include disqualification from a race, is at the discretion of the protest committee. This changes rules 60.1(a) and 64.1(a).

  13. PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded at the end of series based on participation.

  14. EQUIPMENT:  FW Racers will be limited to one board (max 100.5 cm width), 3 fins with max length 70 cm, and three sails of any size or class.   Racers with other equipment like windsurfing foil boards, foiling kites, or non-foiling kites are encouraged to race and they will be scored separately.  Racers will be allowed one permanent change of gear if they receive new board, sails or fins during the season

MARKS

S1: Committee boat. Orange flag on the stern of the boat will delineate the north end of the Start /Finish line

S2: an orange inflatable buoy to the south of the committee boat

L: an orange or yellow inflatable buoy set to leeward of the start finish line

W: a yellow inflatable buoy set to windward of the start finish line

D:  a piling with a small cage on top approximately half way from the Start Finish line to the end of the pier, approximately 200 yards north of the pier

T: A piling located at the top of the pier, immediately to the west of the pier

GAP:  The space between the end of the unbroken portion of the pier and the broken portion of the pier, south of the start finish line

R2: a red nun buoy northwest of Treasure Island, east of Alcatraz

COURSES: B fleet:

  1. Start -> W(starboard) -> L(starboard) -> finish to windward
  2. Start -> W(starboard) -> finish to windward
  3. Start -> D(starboard) -> finish to windward
  4. Start -> T(port) -> GAP -> finish to windward (long distance race)

COURSES: A fleet:

  1. Start -> W(starboard) ->L(starboard) -> W(starboard) -> L(starboard) -> finish to windward
  2. Start -> D(starboard) -> L(starboard) -> finish to windward
  3. Start -> D(starboard) -> Cross start finish as downwind gate -> D(starboard) -> finish to windward
  4. Start -> T(port) -> GAP -> finish to windward
  5. Start -> R2(port) -> GAP -> finish to windward (long distance race)

In no cases may a competitor cross through the pier except at the GAP. A breach of this rule shall be disqualification without a hearing (changes rule 63.1).

The start/finish line is off limits except for starts and finishes and course 3, A fleet. A breach of this rule shall be disqualification without a hearing (changes rule 63.1).