When there is a change to the schedule of races it is recommended that the
change be posted before the end of protest time limit on the day before the
change in schedule is to take effect, so that young sailors can leave the
venue at a reasonable time.
Include the clause (RRS L11.3) to require boats that have not started to avoid boats starting.
Penalty System (RRS L14)
It may be appropriate for fleets with inexperienced competitors to turn off rules.
P2.2 and P2.3 and only require a One-Turn or a Two-Turns penalty for each rule 42 infringement.
Protests and Requests for Redress (RRS L16)
If required by the Class Association or the organizers, require all boats regardless of length, to display a protest flag when protesting. If required by the policies of the Class Association or the organizers, require that a boat intending to protest shall, immediately after finishing, in addition to the requirements of rule 61.1(a), inform the Race Committee boat at the finishing line of her intention to protest and give the identity of the boat(s) being protested. The Race Committee should note such reports on its results log.
Support Boats (RRS L23)
Some regattas will provide a set of regulations for support boats and support persons. Otherwise, except when participating in rescue operations, team leaders, coaches, parents and other support personnel shall be required to stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first fleet to start until all boats have finished or retired or the Race Committee signals a postponement or an abandonment of all fleets. The areas where the boats are racing can be defined as the area inside the course and within a distance specified by the RC of any mark, lay line, starting line, finishing line or any area where any boat that is racing is sailing or may sail.