Mike, Below are some changes that you might consider to the NoR and SIs to encourage social distancing at notice boards, protest desk, etc. The numbering is based upon the guides in Appendix K
and Appendix L
. US Sailing is drafting language related to liability and waivers, which is being reviewed legal counsel.Notice of Race
9. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
9.1. The sailing instructions will be available after _____ on ______________ on the regatta website.
9.2. Questions regarding the notice of race or sailing instructions, may be submitted in writing to the XYZ YC Race Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses from the race committee or jury will be posted to the official notice board and online.
2 NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located at [https://www.xyzyc.org/event]. A complementary notice board may be maintained at the [location of paper notice board], but should there be a conflict, the Official Notice Board shall control. [You can of course reverse this. Make the paper board the official and the electronic complimentary].
4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
Signals made ashore will be displayed at the flagpole at xyz yacht club and sent by text and email to all competitors.
11 THE START
11.1 Races will be started by using US Sailing Rx to RRS Appendix U
– Audible-Signal Racing System. This changes RRS 26
. [Individual and general recalls will be hailed over VHF channel XX.]
16 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
16.1 Protests and requests for redress or reopening, may be filed either electronically at [https://www.racingrulesofsailing.org/protests/new?event_id=xxxx], by email to [email@example.com] using an electronic form such as [http://www.xyzyachtclub.org/protest.pdf], or by submitting a paper form available at the Protest Desk. All such requests shall be delivered within the appropriate time limit.
16.3 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the virtual protest room,
16.4 Notices of protests by the race committee, technical committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).