1. The Mylor Chandlery & Rigging Spring Series comprises three races. The dates of the races are Saturday 7th April, Saturday 14th April and Saturday 21st April 2018.
  2. Race Organisation: The Series will be pursuit races and will be run by Flushing Sailing Club. 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:
    1. Courses will be selected on the day from Inner Harbour Clubhouse Starts list by the Race Officer. Inner Harbour/Clubhouse Courses are two rounds and this may be shortened at the discretion of the Race Officer (Rule 12.4). If two rounds are sailed the turning mark will be positioned on the course side of the Finish Line carrying a Green Flag (Rule 13.3).
    2. Courses need to be approx 100 minutes duration for the average boat. That is roughly 9 miles with a good sailing wind, less if it is lighter winds.
  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. Individual start times will be displayed on the Club notice board and on the Club website at least 24 hours before the start of each race.
    2. No Starting signal will be given. Individual start times listed relate to Byron handicap numbers where possible. 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, Ian Jakeways or Bob Chapple. Start times are subject to change.
    3. An adjustment of minus 2 minutes will be made to the first three boats to finish, plus 2 minutes to the last three boats to finish for the start of the next race in the series, so please check your start times each week. A radio clock will be used for monitoring.
    4. Boats that start before their start time: Early starters may be recalled by the Race Officer on VHF. A boat that fails to start correctly will be disqualified without redress by the race committee. Failure to hear a VHF recall will not be grounds for protest.
  7. Finishing: The finish line will be the Club finish line, and all competitors are requested to note the details of the boat in front and behind.
  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 Discard in this series.
  9. Time Limit: The time limit will be 16.30hrs without exception.
  10. Sailing 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 or vice versa is not allowed. The prizegiving will take place at the Annual Prize Giving in the clubhouse at the end of the season.

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Help!

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.