08/06/2012

Portavadie Muster


Portavadie
The next event is a gathering in Portavadie.  For those interested in an informal race we are holding a pursuit race from Kip to Colintraive, followed by a cruise onwards to Portavadie.  The first start will be off Kip at 1015hrs on the Saturday morning. Please return your entry forms to Paul Harris  by Saturday 9 June 2012. The race entry fee is £10. See the race instructions below.

Pontoon spaces are reserved for Serpent Yachts for Saturday evening.  All fees for berthing are to be paid directly to the marina. Dinner is in the upper restaurant at 7.30pm on Saturday 16 June.  The meal will cost £25/head and is payable directly to the restaurant on the evening.  To help with billing please order by boat name.    
On the Sunday enjoy a leisurely cruise home.  

 
PORTAVADIE MUSTER - Saturday 16 June 2012
KIP TO COLINTRAIVE PURSUIT RACE INSTRUCTIONS
Saturday 16 June 2012
RULES
Races will be sailed under the current SYC Racing Rules, which are available on the website.
Yachts competing in this race shall not set spinnakers, twin headsails or cruising chutes.
All yachts shall race under their CYCA handicap rating.
START
 A line between the Committee boat mooring and the red racing mark off the entrance to Kip Marina. Please note there will be no committee boat or sound signals. 
COURSE
Starting Line – Toward Bank Buoy (green conical No. 35) (S) – Ardmaleish Point Buoy (north cardinal) (P) – Finishing Line (approx - 13 M).

FINISH
When the buoy Rubha Bodach  (green conical) bears 270 degrees, the buoy to
be left to PORT.

TIME LIMIT
Racing will cease at 15.00hrs. The winning yacht shall be the first yacht in the race to pass the finish line within the time limit. If no yacht has passed the finishing line within the time limit then the following shall apply. As this is a pursuit race if a yacht has not crossed the finishing line within the time limit a yachts final position will be determined by its position on the racecourse. Yachts should note their finish time and the yacht immediately ahead and immediately behind.
 
The Serpent Yacht Club does not accept any liability for loss, damage or injury of any description whatever which may be sustained by Yachts, Owners, Crews and Guests of Yachts taking part or using or accepting assistance from launches by them or otherwise, however occasioned, whether by negligence of their servants or not. It shall be the sole responsibility of each yacht to decide whether or not to start or continue to race.
  
RACE STARTING TIMES
Yachts with CYCA handicaps ending in 0.25 or 0.75 shall start at the time appropriate to yacht with handicaps 0.25 LOWER e.g. handicap 16.25 starts with 16 minutes per hour. Other CYCA handicaps will be rounded to the nearest handicap ending in 0.00 or 0.50.
Start Time
Per Hour CYCA Handicap
10.15
22.5 and over
10.18
22
10.21
21.5
10.24
21
10.27
20.5
10.30
20
10.33
19.5
10.36
19
10.39
18.5
10.42
18
10.45
17.5
10.48
17
10.51
16.5
10.54
16
10.57
15.5
11.00
15
11.02
14.5
11.04
14
11.06
13.5
11.08
13
11.10
12.5
11.12
12
11.14
11.5
11.16
11
11.18
and continuing every 2 minutes per half minute for any lower handicaps
10.5
A watch should be kept on channel 37/M1 for any Serpent Yacht Communications. 

Please send completed Entry Forms and Money to:
Paul Harris 23 Baronald Drive, Glasgow, G12 0JA (Tel: 0141 3571093)



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