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Isle of Man Yacht Club Dinghy Regatta

IOMYC Dinghy Regatta

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2024

First starts 1400 Saturday and 1030 Sunday

Sailing Instructions

1. Rules

Racing will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, RYA prescriptions, appropriate class rules and these instructions.

2. Entries

Races are open to members of yacht clubs affiliated to the RYA (or equivalent National authority).

Entries must be completed in advance online at (events).

3. Safety

(a) The safety of a boat and her entire management including insurance is the

sole responsibility of the owner/person in charge who must ensure that the boat and crew are adequate to face conditions that may arise. These sailing instructions neither limit nor reduce the absolute responsibility of the owner/person in charge for the crew, the boat and her management. The IOMYC shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury howsoever caused to the owner/person in charge or crew, as a result of their taking part. Moreover, every owner/person in charge warrants the suitability of the boat.

(b) The wearing of buoyancy aids or lifejackets is compulsory at all times when afloat.

(c) Entrants are required to carry third party and passenger liability insurance of no less than £3 million.

(d) In all cases, Carthure Rocks (Perch) shall be left to landward.

4. Notices to competitors

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official noticeboard in the


5. Changes to Sailing Instructions

Changes to the sailing instructions will be posted not later than one hour before the start of the first race of the day and flag L will be displayed on the club balcony flagpole. Changes to the race schedule will be posted not less than the day before.

6. Courses and marks

(a) Starting signals flags will be flown from the mast of the committee boat.

Handicap dinghy class - numeral pennant 1.

(b) Starting will be started in accordance with Rule 26.

(c) Recalls will be in accordance with Rule 29.

(d) Starting line

The starting line will be between the mast of the committee boat at the starboard end and the port end starting mark.

(e) Marks and courses

(i) Marks will normally be 75 cm yellow buoys.

(ii) A red or green flag displayed prior to the warning signal will indicate whether marks after starting are to be rounded to port (red) or starboard (green).

(iii) The course will be indicated by a letter displayed on the committee

boat and sailed according to the following illustration (port hand course, not to scale):

T 1,2,3,1,2,3 and so on

S 1,3,1,3 and so on

P 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4 and so on passing through the start/finish line 'gate' at mark 3 on both upwind and downwind legs.

X 1,4,1,4 and so on passing through the start/finish line 'gate' on upwind legs.

(f) Finish Line

The finish line will be between the mast of the committee boat displaying a blue flag and the nearby mark.

(g) Handicap system

The Average Lap/Portsmouth number system will apply.

(h) Protests

Protests will be written on RYA forms available in the club office and delivered to the Race Officer within one hour of the last boat's finish in the final race of the session.

(i) Scoring

Appendix A (Low score system) will apply. Three races will constitute a series. One discard if 6 races are completed.

(j) Races will be sailed back-to-back.

(k) Prize presentation in the club at approximately 1430.


The bar will be open after racing with a regatta tea Saturday and BBQ Sunday provided at no charge.

Last updated 13:08 on 3 July 2024

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