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BARBUDA PURSUIT RACE AND BBQ WEEKEND
Thursday 13th March 2014

Barbuda Pursuit Race and BBQ Weekend
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MARCH 15TH & 16TH

NOTICE OF RACE AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Race Headquarters will be located at the West Point Bar, Jolly Harbour, Antigua. Times are Antigua Standard Time (UTC minus 4 hours)
Authority is Jolly Harbour Yacht Club

Pease Note: power boats from the Antigua Sportfishing Club, yachts from AYC and any others (RTW Cruisers etc) are welcome to join in this Race/Cruise in company to Barbuda. All entrants do so at their own risk. The Race is weather dependent and may be cancelled if Windguru Antigua gives a poor forecast.

Entries. All boats wishing to take part should enter by email to Rick Gormley on riktheskip@hotmail.com, or by completing and returning the attached form.

Race entry fees shall be EC$ 50 to cover the fuel cost of the mark boat and prizes, payable either prior to the Race at West Point Bar on Friday 14th March or on the beach at Barbuda after the Race
 
A levy of a further EC$50 will be collected from all boats for ABSAR who will have a boat on standby for emergencies, they can be at Spanish Point within one hour if called.

BRIEFING There will be a briefing for this race on Friday 14th March at 6pm at West Point Bar, Jolly Harbour.
 
Sailing Instructions
1. RULES
The Race will be governed by the Rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (2013 - 2016).
The Race will also be governed by:
(a)the CSA Rating Rule (used to determine start times for competitors);
(b)the CSA Minimum Safety Requirements.
The Rules will be changed as follows:
(a)Rule 44.1, Taking a Penalty, is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by a One-Turn Penalty;
(b)Rule 52, Manual Power, will not apply; and
(c)Rule 77, Identification on Sails, will not apply.
2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
 All notices to competitors will be posted on the Official Notice Board located
at West Point Bar in the Jolly Harbour Commercial Centre.
3.  CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
 Any change to these Sailing Instructions will be posted on the Official Notice Board before 5.00 p.m. on the day before the Race.
4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE.
There will be no signals made ashore
5.SCHEDULE OF RACES
Racing shall take place for all boats on Saturday 15th March 2014
6. MARKS and COURSE
The course shall be Start Line (see below), Five Islands (S), Antigua (S) Finish Line
(Between a mark boat flying flag ‘M’ and Coco Point, Barbuda)
Course Sheets will be available at Race Headquarters at the Briefing
Entrants are warned that there are shoal waters on the rhum line, and should navigate accordingly.
7.  CLASSES   
There will be no division into classes.
Boats may use any sail configuration.     
8. THE START  
The starting line will be a line between the Outer Channel Marker (Red & White round buoy) leading to Jolly Harbour and the nearest adjacent Green Pile marking the channel into Jolly Harbour,
This will allow competitors approaching from Falmouth & EH to start without entering Jolly Harbour.
Approximate start times will be allocated to boats entered by email to riktheskip@hotmail.com and will be communicated to all by email
These times will allow most boats to finish by about 1400, allowing safe navigation, with the sun high and behind, through the many coral heads between Palliser Reef and the anchorage at Spanish Point. Boats are advised to start close to these times.
Boats shall take their own actual time as they cross the start line, and must inform the Race Committee (who will stand by on VHF Ch 12) of their boat name and start time.
9. THE FINISH
The finishing line will be between a moored Committee Boat displaying a blue flag and Coco Point, Barbuda.
Boats finishing shall take their own time, and must communicate this time and their boat name to the race committee on Ch12 .
Elapsed time for each boat can then be calculated, and corrected times produced using CSA ratings or other as determined by the Race Committee.
10. PENALTY SYSTEM
Except for breaches of Parts 1 and 2 of the Rules, the Protest Committee may award any penalty it deems appropriate.
11.  PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
As this is a fun race it is proposed that any disputes be settled by arbitration. However, a Protest Committee will be convened should there be any contact between boats.
12. SCORING
The winner shall be the boat with the lowest corrected time.
13.  SAFETY
A boat that retires shall attempt to notify the Race Committee as soon as possible by calling on VHF channel 12, and shall use its best efforts to receive an acknowledgement
14. RADIO COMMUNICATION
The Race Committee may broadcast the following information: time checks at
thirty (30) and fifteen (15) minutes before 8.00am (the first start )
Failure of a boat to hear any notification on the VHF radio will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 60.1(b). The Committee Boat will stand by on VHF Channel 12.
15. PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers on corrected time.
16.RESULTS
Will be announced at 6:00 pm on Saturday 15th March on the Beach at Spanish Point, Barbuda
16. SOCIAL
The Club Barbecue will be set up on the beach. An honesty box will be attached. EC$ 20 per crew using the BBQ is requested to cover cost of charcoal etc.
Bring tents, gazebos etc if you wish.
Musically minded should bring guitars, pianos, ghetto blasters etc.

Boats may leave at any time on Sunday or Monday or later to cruise back to Antigua.


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