KSSS Friday Racing Series
Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions
ALL COMPETITOR PARTICIPANTS (skipper & crew) ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE WAIVER
waiver should be completed by a) the yacht owner and b) any and all crew members that will participate on the same yacht in KSC regattas. In the event a crew member has not signed the waiver, that crew member will be deemed to not be a participant in the regatta at the liability of the owner. It is the yacht owner’s responsibility to ensure that waivers are completed by all participating crew members. A yacht that appears in the vicinity of the course whose owner has not completed a waiver will be deemed a non-participant.CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE WAIVER
First warning at 7:10pm with 5 minute rolling starts.
· Division 1- PHRF
· Division 2- J/22 One Design
· Division 3- OPEN (to all boats, no handicap)
Start times may change from published- please monitor CH69
Alert 7:08pm 3 short
Warning (5 min): 7:10pm - 1 long
Division 1: 7:15pm Start - 1 long
Division 2: 7:20pm Start - 1 long
Schedule of Races will consist the following Friday's
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
Only one race is scheduled per evening. One race shall constitute a series.
Division 1- any yacht registered with a PHRF rating in the entry form
Division 2- one design start for the J/22 fleet
Division 3- Open to any yacht, no handicap ratings. Finishes will be in place.
Racing Area is defined as Lake Washington north of Evergreen Point and South of Juanita Point
Courses will be navigators’ courses (not windward-leeward). As such, the start may be upwind or downwind and the line may not be square. Unless otherwise notified by VHF Radio on Channel 69 at 1855 each race day.
The course will be S-A-B-C-S-A-B-S
Mark S is the Start-Finish Line.
Mark A will be an inflatable racing buoy northwest of the line towards in the vicinity of Juanita Point.
Mark B will be an inflatable racing buoy to the southwest of Mark A in the direction of downtown Seattle.
Mark C will be an inflatable racing buoy in the vicinity of Carillon Point Marina.
Start line will be off the seawall at Homeport Marina with the pin end represented by an inflatable racing buoy and committee based on the outer part of the dock.
Prior to the start of each race at 1900 hours, each competitor will sail past the race committee hailing the boat name and sail number. Check in by VHF radio is not permitted and will not be acknowledged.
Race committee will attempt to identify recalled yachts and broadcast sail numbers on Ch69. Failure of a yacht to see or hear their recall shall not be grounds for redress.
Finish will be sailing back through the starting line.
Time limit is based on sunset (not nautical twilight).
If 1st boat in a class fails to cross the Start-Finish line in the first full lap (S-A-B-C-S) by sunset the race will be considered abandoned for that class.
If the 1st boat in a class fails to round the windward mark the 2nd lap (S-A-B-C-S-A), then that class will be scored as they crossed the Start Finish line after the 1st lap (S-A-B-C-S).
Yachts failing to finish within 30 minutes of the first place in each division will be marked Time Limit Expired (TLE)
Scoring will be calculated using the RORC cox-sprague high-point scoring system and published by email to all registered competitors.
Withdrawals/ retirements shall notify committee on Ch69
Protests- there will be no protest hearings.
Championship Trophy- awarded to the yacht with the highest season score, with prizes for the owner/ skipper in first, second and third places
Kindheart Trophy- awarded to the individual making the highest season contributions to the KSSS charitable cause.
Gary Clouse Trophy- awarded to the individual displaying the highest levels of Corinthian spirit and promotion of the KSSS