Welcome to edition 08/2013 of the Halyard
As last weeks edition was very full, this week promised to be somewhat slim. However we have had some contributions from our readers which have leant this edition some breadth if not depth! Do enjoy and please do continue to submit material for “View from the Deck”
- Reminder to all members who have not yet paid their club fees. Please contact Rodney Idris or Joan Barry to make arrangements for payment.
- Sunday 3rd March: Sean will be singing on the deck
- Monday 4th March: A four-part series of 45 minute DVDs on the history of the Royal Navy will be shown in the bar on Monday Evenings. March 4th – Up the Defeat of the Armada. March 11th – Up to Trafalgar. March 18th – Up to end World War 1. March 25th – To the modern Navy. Starting at 17H45 each Monday evening. No charges just come and have a beer (or Rum)
- 28th February 2013: The IN-PORT CHALLENGE – 5 will be sailed this Wednesday 28/02/2013. SKIPPERS @ 1730 START 1800. “Boerie Rolls” and beer for competitors.
- 2nd & 3rd March 2013: GREAT CIRCLE RACE. SKIPPERS: 28 FEBRUARY 2013 @ 1800. Will be very appreciated if those boats which intend sailing to please advise John Tudehope as soonest!!. NB: should the weather not be favourable for this regatta, the race will move to the reserve week-end (following week-end)
- 21st to 24th March 2013: HOBIE NATIONALS. The 2013 Hobie Nationals will again be sailed here in Algoa Bay, launching off Hobie Beach 21 -24 March 2013. The ABYC Hobie Committee have been hard at work and all systems are set and ready. If you are able to assist – beach, admin, general helper, etc, – please contact Angela or Andrew Ward.
- End of April 2013: ALGOA BAY WEEK. ABYC’s premier sailing regatta is set for the end of April 2013. This year the 505 Nationals will be sailed during Algoa Bay Week. Ian Littlejohn is spear-heading the organizing committee not only for this year’s regatta but for the following 3 years. If you are at a loose end and can possibly assist please contact Ian. To ensure that ALGOA BAY WEEK is successful and to show off sailing in PE, it is imperative that as many boats (keelers & the sports) as possible participate.
- Results for the SCIMITAR series are on the ABYC web site.
- Thank you for all the people who supported us with the Rock n Roll party, once again it was a huge success. The surprise artist was “Elvis” aka Lionel Hunt, his music was enjoyed by everyone. Congratulations on the winners of the best dressed: Lee Godwin for best dressed lady, Chris Grylls for best dressed man and John and Hilary Birch for best dressed couple.
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Continuing the series of “Racing Rules Made Simple” in multiple parts. The idea is that you can read through each section when it is published and then copy and paste into a word a document of your own. Eventually you will have a complete guide to the Racing Rules at your disposal.
RACING RULES MADE SIMPLE: Lesson 6 – When Boats Meet Part 2 – AT MARKS AND OBSTRUCTIONS:
Section C rules; do not apply at a starting mark surrounded by navigable water or at its anchor line from the time boats are approaching them to start until they have passed them.
18.1 When Rule 18 Applies
Rule 18 applies between boats when they are required to leave a mark on the same side and at least one of them is in the zone.
However, it does not apply
(a) Between boats on opposite tacks on a beat to windward,
(b) Between boats on opposite tacks when the proper course at the mark for one but not both of them is to tack,
(c) Between a boat approaching a mark and one leaving it, or
(d) If the mark is a continuing obstruction, in which case rule 19 applies.
18.2 Giving Mark-Room
(a) When boats are overlapped the outside boat shall give the inside boat mark-room, unless rule 18.2(b) applies.
(b) If boats are overlapped when the first of them reaches the zone, the outside boat at that moment shall thereafter give the inside boat mark-room. If a boat is clear ahead when she reaches the zone, the boat clear astern at that moment shall thereafter give her mark-room.
(c) When a boat is required to give mark-room by rule 18.2(b),
(1) She shall continue to do so even if later an overlap is broken or a new overlap begins;
(2) If she becomes overlapped inside the boat entitled to mark-room, she shall also give that boat room to sail her proper course while they remain overlapped. However, if the boat entitled to mark-room passes head to wind or leaves the zone, rule 18.2(b) ceases to apply.
d) If there is reasonable doubt that a boat obtained or broke an overlap in time, it shall be presumed that she did not.
(e) If a boat obtained an inside overlap from clear astern or by tacking to windward of the other boat and, from the time the overlap began, the outside boat has been unable to give markroom, she is not required to give it.
18.3 Tacking in the Zone
If a boat in the zone passes head to wind and is then on the same tack as a boat that is fetching the mark, rule 18.2 does not thereafter apply between them. The boat that changed tack
(a) shall not cause the other boat to sail above close-hauled to avoid contact or prevent the other boat from passing the mark on the required side, and
(b) shall give mark-room if the other boat becomes overlapped inside her.
When an inside overlapped right-of-way boat must gybe at a mark to sail her proper course, until she gybes she shall sail no farther from the mark than needed to sail that course. Rule 18.4 does not apply at a gate mark.
19 ROOM TO PASS AN OBSTRUCTION
19.1 When Rule 19 Applies: -
Rule 19 applies between boats at an obstruction except when it is also a mark the boats are required to leave on the same side. However, at a continuing obstruction, rule 19 always applies and rule 18 does not.
19.2 Giving Room at an Obstruction
(a) A right-of-way boat may choose to pass an obstruction on either side.
(b) When boats are overlapped, the outside boat shall give the inside boat room between her and the obstruction, unless she has been unable to do so from the time the overlap began.
(c) While boats are passing a continuing obstruction, if a boat that was clear astern and required to keep clear becomes overlapped between the other boat and the obstruction and, at the moment the overlap begins, there is not room for her to pass between them, she is not entitled to room under rule
19.2(b). While the boats remain overlapped, she shall keep clear and rules 10 and 11 do not apply.
20 ROOM TO TACK AT AN OBSTRUCTION
When approaching an obstruction, a boat may hail for room to tack and avoid a boat on the same tack. However, she shall not hail if
(a) She can avoid the obstruction safely without making a substantial course change,
(b) She is sailing below close-hauled, or
(c) The obstruction is a mark and a boat that is fetching it would be required to respond and change course.
(a) After a boat hails, she shall give the hailed boat time to respond.
(b) The hailed boat shall respond even if the hail breaks rule 20.1.
(c) The hailed boat shall respond either by tacking as soon as possible, or by mmediately replying ‘You tack’ and then giving the hailing boat room to tack and avoid her.
(d) When the hailed boat responds, the hailing boat shall tack as soon as possible.
(e) From the time a boat hails until she has tacked and avoided the hailed boat, rule 18.2 does not apply between them.
20.3 Passing On a Hail to an Additional Boat
When a boat has been hailed for room to tack and she intends to respond by tacking, she may hail another boat on the same tack for room to tack and avoid her. She may hail even if her hail does not meet the conditions of rule 20.1. Rule 20.2 applies between her and the boat she hails.
When a boat is sailing within the room or mark-room to which she is entitled under a rule of Section C, she shall be exonerated if, in an incident with a boat required to give her that room or mark-room,
(a) She breaks a rule of Section A, rule 15 or rule 16, or
(b) She is compelled to break rule 31.
Next week – Part 2 WHEN BOATS MEET SECTION D
Have a great week ahead,