1. The Penrose Sails Champagne Series comprises five races. Dates: all Saturdays, 29th September; 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October.
  2. Race Organisation: Race Organisation: The series will be run by Flushing Sailing Club and will comprise five Pursuit Races. FSC Sailing Rules and Instructions will apply, except as amended herein.
  3. Race Entry: All boats that have met FSC requirements of Race Entry are eligible to race.
  4. Courses: There will be no course signals, the courses are set out for each race in these sailing instructions.
  5. Start Line: This will be the line through the transits at FSC. There will be no outer distance mark laid, but boats must be aware of the rules regarding not sailing in the moorings.
  6. Starting:
    1. No starting signals will be given. Start times will be based on Byron handicaps where possible. Start times will be displayed on the club website at least 24 hours before the start. If your boat is not listed, a request for a start time must be made by 12.00hrs on the Friday prior to racing to Malcolm Clark or Ian Jakeways.
    2. Start times are subject to change by the Flushing Sailing Club Sailing Secretary. The start times for the first three boats will be adjusted later by 2 minutes and the start times for the last three boats will be adjusted to 2 minutes earlier for the start of the next race in the series, so please check your start times before each race. A Radio Clock will be used for monitoring all boats starting times.
    3. Boats that start before their start time may be recalled by the Race Officer on VHF Channel 72. A boat that fails to start correctly will be disqualified without redress by the race committee. Failure to transmit or to hear a VHF recall will not be grounds for protest.
  7. Finishing: The Finish line will be the transits at FSC, and all competitors are asked to record the details of the boat in front and behind. Please hand in the details to Malcolm Clark or Ian Jakeways no later than the following day 12.00hrs.
  8. Scoring: The order in which the boats cross the finish line will determine the scoring. Points will be awarded in accordance with the RRS Low Points System, Appendix A4. There will be no discards in this series.
  9. Time Limit: The time limit will be 17.00hrs.
  10. Configuration: Competitors are reminded that a boat entering this series must stay in the same configuration through the entire series, changing from White Sail to Spinnaker and vice versa is not allowed. The prizegiving takes place at the Annual Prize Giving at 8.00pm on Saturday 10th November 2018.

Courses

Light winds
This course will be signalled in the event of light winds by flag “S” over “L” at FSC flagstaff.
Buoy/Mark Direction
T Harding & Wakefield Mark (Trefusis) Port
V Vilt Buoy Starboard
SN Sailtech Mark Starboard
G Governor Buoy Port
CA Castle Buoy Port
WN West Narrows Buoy Port
Finish Distance 5.25 Miles
Saturday 29th September 2018.
Tide HW 08.20 BST 5.0m, LW 15.00 BST 0.9m.
Buoy/Mark Direction
WN West Narrows Buoy Port
V Vilt Buoy Starboard
CA Castle Buoy Starboard
G Governor Buoy Port
CN SKB Sails Mark Starboard
BR Black Rock Buoy Starboard
SN Sailtech Mark Port
T H&W Mark Starboard
J St Just Buoy Port
Finish Distance 10.7 Miles
Saturday 6th October 2018.
Tide LW 10.10 BST 1.1m, HW 16.00 BST 4.9m.
Buoy/Mark Direction
T H&W Mark Starboard
G Governor Buoy Port
CA Castle Buoy Port
V Vilt Buoy Starboard
J St Just Buoy Port
CK Carrick Buoy Starboard
PL Pill Buoy Starboard
ME Messack Buoy Starboard
NB North Bank Buoy Starboard
Finish Distance 8.44 Miles
Saturday 13th October 2018.
Tide HW 08.30 BST 5.1m, LW 15.10 BST 0.8m.
Buoy/Mark Direction
ST St Mawes ST Mark Starboard
BR Black Rock Buoy Starboard
T H&W Mark Starboard
SN Sailtech Mark Starboard
G Governor Buoy Starboard
V Vilt Buoy Starboard
WN West Narrows Buoy Starboard
Finish Distance 9.09 Miles
Saturday 20th October 2018.
Tide LW 09.10 BST 1.9m, HW 15.30 BST 4.5m.
Buoy/Mark Direction
T H&W Mark Port
NB North Bank Buoy Starboard
SN Sailtech Mark Starboard
G Governor Buoy Port
CN SKB Sails Mark Port
WN West Narrows Port
Finish Distance 7.56 Miles
Saturday 27th October 2018.
Tide HW 07.30 BST 5.2m, LW 14.10 BST 0.6m.
Buoy/Mark Direction
G Governor Buoy Port
J St Just Buoy Port
T H&W Mark Port
J St Just Buoy Port
Finish Distance 6.90 Miles

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My start time isn't included. What do I do? Contact Ian Jakeways or Malcolm Clark, by 12 noon on the Friday before the race.

My start time has changed from last week! What's going on? You were either in the first three finishers (congratulations), or the last three (commiserations).

My boat is listed twice. Why? The first entry (in red) is a 'no spinnaker' start time; the second assumes the use of a spinnaker. Once you elect to sail with or without spinnaker, you must continue in the same configuration for the whole series.