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2009 NOTICE OF RACE
1. ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
The Great Lakes Farr 40 Fleet is the organizing authority of the Championship
Series. The host club
of each regatta in the Championship Series will provide the race management, and
shall be the
organizing authority for their regatta. The first warning signal shall be
according to the sailing
instructions, which will be provided by the host club at each event.
2.1 All races will be sailed under the 2009-2012 Racing Rules of Sailing,
the Prescriptions of the U.S. Sailing Association, and the Farr 40 Class
Association Rules, except as
modified by the Sailing Instructions of the individual regattas or local Great
Lakes Fleet. The current
class rules regarding the status of the owner-driver, alternate driver and
number of allowed Group 2
and 3 competitors shall take precedence over individual race instructions. Crew
weight limits will
apply as per Class Rules modified so that weigh-in will be required once for
each crew member of a
yacht entered in the Championship series and must occur prior to the first
regatta in which the
crewmember competes. Prior to each GL Farr 40 event each yacht will be required to certify, on a
form provided, that its
crew conforms to the class certificate weight limitations.
2.2 A yacht may carry 1 additional person above the crew weight for all
Championship regattas except for
the Chicago Mackinac Race. This additional crewmember must be approved by the
Fleet Chairman at
least 3 days prior to the first race. This additional crewmember must sit behind
the helmsman and
tactician, and is not allowed to hike, assist in any maneuvers or contribute to
the performance of the
yacht while racing. The owner of the boat must contact the Chairman in writing
(post or email) for
Rulings by the Chairman are final.
2.3 Any alteration of class rules will only be approved by a majority vote of
current fleet members.
2.4 RRS 51 is modified to read: For the duration of the Great Lakes Championship
Series all moveable
ballast shall be properly stowed, and water, dead weight or ballast shall not be
moved, added, or
removed for the purpose of changing trim or stability. Floorboards, bulkheads,
doors, stairs, and
water tanks shall be left in place and all cabin fixtures kept on board. The
maximum amount of
drinkable liquid on board shall not exceed six liters per crewmember per day.
2.5 The maximum amount of drinkable liquid shall not apply to the Chicago
Advertising shall be according to Farr 40 Class Rule 36.
4. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1 The Championship is open to all yachts meeting the rules of the Farr 40 One
4.2 All current members of the Great Lakes Fleet, holding a current class
certificate and having paid their
Local and National Fleet Dues are eligible to compete and are automatically
entered. No entry fee
4.3 All yachts sailing in the Farr 40 Class are subject to inspections of
compliance at any time during a
regatta. This includes sail measurement, safety gear, etc.
5. Schedule of Championship Series and Races
June 13-14 COLORS Regatta,
Columbia YC, 5+ races
June 19-21 Chicago NOOD Regatta, Chicago YC, 5+ races
July 18 Chicago-Mackinac, Chicago YC, 1 race
August 1-2 LTYC Regatta, Harbor Springs, MI, 5+ races
August 15-17 Chicago Verve Cup Chicago YC 5+ races
August 29-30 Farr 40 Regatta, Holland, MI 5+ races
6. Sailing Instructions
The Sailing Instructions will be provided by the Organizing Authority for each
7. Championship Series Scoring
7.1 The Low point scoring system as described in RRS Appendix A will be used
for scoring of the
Championship Series. RRS A9 will apply.
7.2 The number of throw outs will be determined by the total number of races
sailed in the Championship.
Throw-outs will be administered according to the following schedule:
|Number of races completed
|11 or fewer
8.1 RRS 44 - Penalties for breaking rules of Part 2 is modified such that a boat
that may have broken a
rule of Part 2 while racing may take a penalty by either making one complete 360
including one tack and one gybe that, in all other respects, complies with RRS
44.2 or by taking a
20% Scoring Penalty in compliance with RRS 44.3 as changed by NOR 8.2. However,
if a boat
breaks a rule of Part 2 within the three-length zone of any rounding marks, her
penalty shall be either a
720 degree Penalty Turn in compliance with RRS 44.2 or a 40% Scoring Penalty in
RRS 44.3 as changed in Sailing Instruction 18.1.
8.2 The 20% Scoring Penalty shall not equal less than two places. The 40%
Scoring Penalty shall not
equal less than 4 places.
8.3 The penalty for any infringement of the Class Rules or ORC regulations is to
be at the sole discretion
of the International Jury or Protest Committee once racing commences, in
consultation with the Class
Management Group or non-competing Class Representative.
9.1 Overall Awards will be presented to
yachts and their crews
finishing first, second, and third in the Championship Series.
9.2 Additional Prizes may be awarded
9.3 An end of the season Awards Party will be held in the Fall. All prizes will
be given out at that time.