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Standard Sailing Instructions

INTERNATIONAL DN ICE YACHT RACING ASSOCIATION

STANDARD SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

I. RULES

All races will be sailed in compliance with the Specifications, Constitution and By-Laws of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association and the rules of the National Iceboat Authority as modified herein.

II. COURSE LOCATION

The racing area will be indicated on a map posted on the official bulletin board.

III. MARKS

Marks will be displayed at the Skippers meeting.

IV. STARTING TIMES

Skippers Meeting:

First race day one:

First race day two:

First race day three:

Starting times of subsequent races each day will be announced by the Race Committee Chairman, reference IDNIYRA By-Laws

V. STARTING AND FINISHING SIGNALS

The starting signal will be the swift lowering of the starters arms or flag after he raises his arms or flag to signify the preparatory signal. If the start is to be delayed after the preparatory signal the starter will slowly withdraw his arms or flag. The finish of the first yacht shall be signaled by the raising of a checkered flag, which will remain raised for 20 minutes or until all yachts have finished, whichever is earlier.****

VI. TIME LIMIT

The lap time limit is 6-1/2 minutes per mile (1 mile between marks = 13 minute lap time limit).

VII. PROTESTS

Intention of protest must be reported to the Race Committee immediately after the race. A written protest must be filed with the Race Committee Chairman within one hour of the race.

VIII. TALKING TO THE SCORERS

A skipper who attempts to speak to the scorers while a race is in progress may be liable to disqualification from the regatta.

IX. STARTING LINE

The Race Management Team may adopt the "Wire" starting line system in approved by the Governing Committee members present.

Note: This is the suggested format for IDNIYRA regatta sailing instructions. A complete knowledge and understanding of the following racing rules is critical to safe racing. Be sure you know and understand them before you race.