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Kirkland Friday Racing Series

Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions

No registration fee, no prizes, no protests & no party this year!
But we will post results for the season with an overall winner in each division

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First warning at 7:10pm with 5 minute rolling starts.

·         Division 1- OPEN (to all boats)

·         Division 2- J/22 One Design

Sound Signals

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 dates

·         July 10, 17, 24

·         August 7, 14, 21

Only one race is scheduled per evening. One race shall constitute a series.

The first warning signal is at 1908 each race day

Classes/ Divisions

The choice of entry each evening into Division 1 (Fast Boat). PHRF ratings will not apply unless otherwise notified in advance. Scoring is determined by order of finish line crossing. Division 2 is intended for J/22’s only in One Design mode.

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 determined by order of finish in each division. Unless otherwise notified, PHRF does not apply. Each boat scores 1 point for finishing plus 1 point for every boat that finishes behind them. In order to qualify for the season standings, a yacht must compete in at least 50% of the events. Boats that do not finish will score 0 points but will be counted towards the number of qualifying races. If a yachts crew serves as race committee (at least 2 members) leaving the boat with insufficient crew to sail, then that boat is awarded 1 point and the race is not counted towards the number of qualifying races required, limit 2 races through the season.

Withdrawals/ retirements shall notify committee on Ch69

Protests- there will be no protest hearings.

Prizes- there will be no prizes.

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