The sailing instructions are the directions that describe how the race(s) will be conducted. They must be in writing, and must be made available to each boat before a race begins. For most events it is sufficient to make them available when the competitors arrive at the venue, typically at registration. For high-level events, especially when some competitors will have to translate them, making sailing instructions available well in advance on a web site is a very good idea.
It is the race committee’s responsibility to publish the sailing instructions, and to make them conform to RRS Appendix J2. The HCANA has developed a set of Standard Sailing Instructions that accommodate 99% of the situations that can arise at a typical Hobie Points Regatta. Of course, you’ll need to put in descriptions of the marks and other information pertinent to your venue. These sailing instructions comply with RRS Appendix J2, have been tested and should not be changed except where necessary.
Please follow these principles:
If you adhere to these principles, your sailing instructions will be concise and easy to understand. The competitors may actually read them!
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