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Saint Lucie Sailing Club
CERULEAN CUP OCEAN RACE TO FORT PIERCE
Saturday and Sunday. May 20 and 21, 2017
Warning Signal: 9:55 AM
The races will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) including US Sailing Prescriptions, except as changed by these sailing instructions.
is limited to members of the Saint Lucie Sailing Club (SLSC) or other
recognized club who have obtained an appropriate handicap from the SLSC
Handicapper. Boats with skippers who do not belong to a club may be
entered if approved by the SLSC Race Committee.
3- NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the SLSC website (www.stluciesailingclub.org). Changes to the Sailing Instructions will not be posted to the SLSC website if it is inconvenient.
4- SCHEDULE and CLASS FLAGS
Saturday and Sunday. May 20 and 21, 2017
Warning Signal: 9:55 AM
Starting Signal: 10:00 AM
Class Flag: Blue
5- RACING AREA
The RACE FOR THE CERULEAN CUP OCEAN REGATTA is a cruise race on Saturday from St. Lucie’s Inlet to Fort Pierce Inlet and returning Sunday from Fort Pierce’s inlet to St. Lucie Inlet and consisting of one race, one class, one start. The race will be scored using SLSC-supplied handicaps and the US Sailing PHRF time-on-distance method.
6- COURSES and MARKS
Saturday: Start between St. Lucie Inlet R”2”buoy and start boat. Then north to R”14 leaving to starboard then to R”12” leaving to port. Finish at Ft. Pierce Inlet leaving R”2” to port and direct line connecting inlet range marks.
Start between Ft Pierce Inlet R”2”buoy and start boat. Then south to
ocean R”12” leaving to starboard, then to R”14” leaving to port. Finish
at St. Lucie Inlet leaving R”2” to starboard and direct line connecting
east end of south rock jetty. (leaving buoy to Port or Starboard means
that is side of your boat the buoy will be on.)
7- STARTING AND FINISHING LINES- STARTING SYSTEM
The Starting Line:
Races will be started from a moving Committee boat. The start line will be an imaginary straight line from the stern of the moving start boat and the government mark R “2”. The starting shall be between the RC flag on the committee boat and R “2”.
A five-minute Starting Sequence will be used per RRS rule 26. Times shall be taken from the visual signals; the absence of a sound signal shall be disregarded.
S - 5 min Warning signal Class Flag up One sound signal
S - 4 min Preparatory signal P Flag up One sound signal
S - 1 min One-minute signal P Flag down One long sound signal
S = 0 min Starting signal Class Flag down One sound signal
Recalls will be handled per RRS rule 29. The RC will sound a short horn blast and attempt to notify OCS boats via VHF Channel 71. If an RC boat is not present, entrants will start themselves.
The Finish Lines
Will be imaginary lines between the government marks and/or features on the shore, unless otherwise noted. All yachts must record their own finish time, call it in on VHF channel 71 and Cell Phone 305-632-9663 to the Race Committee.
“A boat shall record her finish time-of-day when her bow is at a point due east and within a three boat length circle of the finish mark".
yachts are requested to record your time as you are directly East of
ocean buoy R-“12”, call it in on VHF channel 71 and Cell Phone
305-632-9663 to Race Committee which will be used incase we have to
shorten the course.
8- TIME LIMITS
will be no time limit unless established and announced prior to the
race start. The race Committee may at any time signal abandonment, or
postponement, of any race due to weather or any other conditions that
may endanger or unfairly interfere with participants. All announcements
will be made on VHF channel 71.
Part V, Section A, Rule 61 will be followed. A protesting yacht shall
immediately hail the offending yacht that a protest will be lodged.
Protests will be in writing on appropriate forms (see appendix T of USSA
Rules) and submitted to the Race Committee within 72 hours of the race
finish. Hearings will be held as soon as possible at a mutually
acceptable location and time.
10- ALTERNATIVE PENALTIES
If a boat believes she may have broken one or more rules of RRS Part 2 in an incident while racing, she may take a one-turn or a two-turn penalty per RRS rules 44.1 and 44.2 instead of withdrawing.
will be calculated based on the declared handicap and the elapsed time
using the US Sailing PHRF time-on-distance scoring method
12-VHF RADIO COMMUNICATION
VHF 71 for all official race transmissions. All yachts must contact the
Race Committee Start Boat prior to the start to verify a proper working
VHF is on board. A yacht will not be entered or scored without a
properly functioning VHF radio.
All yachts must comply with the Federal equipment carriage requirements for recreational boats as published by the United States Coast Guard. Each skipper or boat owner is solely responsible for the safety of his/her boat and crew.
It is important for your safety that you notify Mike Brescher with your information if you intend to participate in this race.
skippers needing dockage for Saturday Night must make their own
reservations. Call Fort Pierce City Marina at 772-464-1245 or FPCM@city-ftpierce.com
15- PARTY AND AWARDS
Dinner Party will be Saturday evening at the 2 Ave Bistro Restaurant in the Fort Pierce Marina at 6:00PM.
Awards will be presented at the General Meeting on June 5
16- QUESTIONS and COMMENTS
and comments concerning these Sailing Instructions or the Saint Lucie
Sailing Club racing program should be addressed to the Race Committee
Mike Brescher 305-632-9663 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who would like to cruise to Fort Pierce and are not participating in the ocean Cerulean Race there will be the
FORT PIERCE ICW FUN RUN CRUISE
May 20 & 21, 2017
Starting at 10:00 am both days
all boats both power and sail to navigate up the Intracoastal Waterway
from the St. Lucie Inlet Crossroads at Red Government Marker 240 to Fort
Pierce at Red Government Marker 188 and return on Sunday.
test your Navigational skills, All boats can compete for the best
estimated finish time. You just have to calculate what time you expect
to finish east of Marker 188 at Fort Pierce and on return at Marker 240.
The estimated time has to be call into the Committee Boat on Channel 71
and 305-632-9663 before the race and the actual finish time call in
after the race.
Everyone is invited to sail, cruise, paddle or land-yacht up on Saturday evening for dinner.
Trophies will be presented at the General Meeting on June 5, 2017
Contact the Fort Pierce Marina at 772-464-1245 to reserve a berth for Saturday night and tell them you are with St.Lucie Sailing Club.
It is important for your safety that you notify me with your information if you intend to participate in this race.
Contact Mike Brescher at 305-632-9663 or email@example.com if you plan to attend or have any questions or comments.