Cal 20 Fleet 8

Tacoma Yacht Club is the home for Fleet #8 of the Cal 20 Class Association. The California 20 sailboat is a sturdy and fun sailboat that is easy to sail, but challenging to master. Although originally built as racer/cruisers our Cal 20s are used primarily for one design racing. The Cal 20 is Tacoma Yacht Clubs primary keelboat one design class. Racing with other Cal 20s offer great tactical and strategic competition, and we feel a lot more fun than handicap racing.

We meet monthly, on the third Friday of each month at the Tacoma Yacht Club Bar, to talk about our next race, social event, boat maintenance, or just hang out and shoot the breeze.

For more information please contact Jon Thompson at  253-732-0911.
 

Cal 20 Fleet 8 - Fleet Championships

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

1. RULES
     1.1 This series will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing.
     1.2 RRS V1 (i.e. “Two Turn Penalty” is replaced with a “One Turn Penalty.”)
     1.3 RRS 44.3, Scoring Penalty, shall not apply.

2. ENTRIES
     2.1 Boats may be entered by completing registration and delivering to Tacoma Yacht Club.

3. ELIGIBILITY
     3.1 Skippers must be a member of Cal 20 Fleet 8. Boats must be driven one Cal 20 Fleet 8
     member for the regatta.

4. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
     4.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the regatta notice board located at TYC.

5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS CHANGES
     5.1 Changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted no later than 0930 on Sept 24.
     5.2 The RC may make oral changes to these sailing instructions on the water by hoisting the L
     flag (come within hail) and communicating the changes with a sailor in each boat and
     receiving acknowledgement. This communication may be done by hailing or radio, channel
     72.

6. CLASS FLAGS
     6.1 Class flags for each class will be as follows.
          Cal 20 Cal 20 class flag

7. SCHEDULE OF RACES
     7.1 First warning 11:55am.
     7.2 No race will be started after 1600.
     7.3 One (1) race constitutes a regatta.

8. THE COURSE
     8.1 The courses will be per attachment A.
     8.2 All marks to be rounded to PORT.

9. START/FINISH LINE
     9.1 The start line and finish line are the same, defined as a line between an orange flag on the
     committee boat and an inflatable mark off the port side.
     9.2 The Start/Finish line is not restricted.

10. PROTESTS
     10.1 Protesting boats must inform the Race Committee of their intention to protest as soon as
     possible after finishing.
     10.2 Protests MUST be delivered IN PERSON to Race Chair within 1 hr after the race
     committee boat docks.
     10.3 Protests will be heard as soon as possible after the conclusion of racing.
     10.4 If time does not allow a hearing on the day of the race the hearing will be conducted at the
     first available opportunity.

11. SCORING
     11.1 The low point scoring system of Appendix A will be used with the following change: Letter
     scores will receive the points for the number of boats starting the race + 1. This changes
     RRS A4.2

12. RADIO COMMUNICATION
     12.1 Race committee will monitor VHF channel 72 during the race.
     12.2 For safety reasons, competitors should notify the Race Committee of retirement from the
     race as soon as possible.

Click here for Attachment A