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Ilya contest rule book 2013

  1. 1. I-LYAPut-In-Bay Regatta PowerBoat Contest Rules
  2. 2. Table of ContentsPage 2 – 3 General InformationPage 4 Commodore’s TrophyPages 5 – 7 Predicted Log & Navigation ContestPages 8 – 9 Docking ContestPages 10 – 11 ChicanePages 12 – 13 Weather Forecasting ContestPages 14 – 15 Flying MilePages 16 – 18 Junior Powerboat CompetitionPages 19 – 21 Inflatable Raft RacePages 22 – 25 Cardboard Boat Race 1
  3. 3. Welcome; The powerboat committee and all its chairman andvolunteers wish to welcome you and your family to this year’s Regatta.We hope this booklet will help you understand the rules andrequirements for the various contests. If you have any questionsconcerning these contest rules or wish to further your involvement inthe Regatta; please go to the I-YA website and directyour comments to the Powerboat Chairman or Committee Chair for aparticular contest. General Information1. The SAFETY of all participants, crew, committee and audience is ournumber one rule. While participating in these contests, we ask all toobserve navigation rules of the road, local laws and follow all safeboating practices. Please conduct yourself in an orderly andprofessional manner at all times and not put fellow participants, generalpublic of the committee at risk or cause unnecessary nuisance. Wewant everyone to enjoy these contests weather on land or sea, pleaseremember to BE SAFE.2. These Contest rules have been prepared by the various contestcommittees and approved by the Powerboat Committee. From time totime weather and scheduling conflicts may require changes ormodifications to these rules. The various Committee chairpersons willmake every effort to inform you of any last minute changes.3. The success of the Regatta is directly related to participation in thesecontests. There is a first, second and third place flag given to the Clubswith the most participation. The first place Club is also awarded aplaque at the I-LYA Fall meeting.4. In addition to the Club participation award, Clubs are eligible toreceive a flags for Volunteerism. These flags are awarded to the Clubshaving the most volunteers working the various contests, events and 2
  4. 4. social functions. If you are a committee chairperson, it is very importantto record the hours worked by your many volunteers in order that clubsare credited with all the hours earned.5. Protests of judge’s ruling can be filed with the PowerboatCommittee. The Powerboat Committee will review the protest andmake a final ruling.6. Electronic copy of this Contest Rules Booklet” is available from the I-LYA website. Refer to the official Regatta schedule and information available atthe registrars’ deck for the specific place and time of each contest.8. Entry forms for all contest are available at the Registrars deck locatedat the Put-In-Bay Yacht Club.Electronic copy of these rules is available from the Powerboat Committee. This Rules booklet was last updated 20 December 2012 3
  5. 5. Commodores Trophy RulesCompetition for the Commodore’s Trophy is based upon acombination of seamanship, boat handling and overallknowledge of boating. Four events were selected by thecommittee, which are thought to provide all of these skills. Tocompete you must enter ALL four (4) of the below listed events.Entry forms are available at the Registrars desk and must becompleted and on file in order to compete. A percentage hasbeen given to each event to determine the overall winner of theCommodore’s Trophy. A flag and pin will be presented to thewinner and your name placed on the Commodore’s Trophywhich is kept in the Boaters’ Museum at Put-In-Bay. The trophyis awarded at the I-LYA Fall Banquet each year. This trophy willbe awarded to individuals competing in these various events.The trophy will NOT be awarded to a competing team. This isan individual award NOT a team award. Predicted Log & Navigation - 30% Docking - 25% Chicane - 25% Weather Prediction - 20% 4
  6. 6. Predicted Log & Navigation Contest RulesPredicted Log & Navigation contest is a boat handling andnavigation skill contest. Knowledge of your boat’s performancealong with piloting and navigational skills are a must. This is atwo (2) part contest, with each contest being scored separately.Contestants, by entering this contest, certify that they have notrun any leg of this course or solved any of the navigationproblems prior to competing in this contest. Each contestantmust calculate and turn in to the committee on the formsprovided, his predicted time and distance for the course.Trophies and flags will be awarded for first through thirdpositions.PART 1: Predicted Log:The predetermined course is designed around set "ControlPoints" (navigational aids, buoys, markers, landmarks) whichmust be passed or rounded, on either the port or starboard side(as indicated) . Calculating your "predicted Log" requires theparticipant to plot the course on his or her charts in order to findthe distances of each leg and compass direction. You must thenuse the Time-Distance-Speed equation to predict the timerequired to complete the entire course in minutes and seconds(00:00). The only instruments that can be used while running the 5
  7. 7. contest are a compass and the engine tachometer (if available).Contestants are NOT allowed to use any type of time keepingdevice during the predicted log. You may run any chosen speed,keeping in mind weather and sea conditions. It is veryimportant that Speed/RPM data is collected for your boat beforethe contest is attempted. This information is necessary to makeaccurate predictions.The Predicted Log & Navigation committee will assign animpartial observer to accompany you as you run the course. Hisjob will be to record the "Actual Time" used in completing thecourse and to verify that each control point was roundedcorrectly. It is important that you let the observer know who willbe calling the Control Points, and how. After the start, thecontestant has no knowledge of clock or elapsed time. Theobserver may NOT share this information with the contestant.Observers are an integral part of the contest. Each contestant isasked to bring along at least one observer who will be assignedto another boat. A short training class will be held for theobservers before the start of the contest.Results are calculated by the accumulation of error for each leg,divided by the total time on the course. This error is expressedas a percentage of the total predicted time for each contest.All contestants must obey all navigation rules of the road, locallaws and follow all safe boating practices. 6
  8. 8. PART 2: Navigation Contest:This is a contest designed to test the piloting and navigationskills of each contestant. You will be required to have a chart ofthe Islands in Lake Erie, road map for South Bass Island, handbearing compass, stop watch or other time device equipped witha second hand, and basic plotting tools. This contest will takeyou on a trip around South Bass Island and you will be requiredto take bearings on distant objects from various observationpoints around the Island. You will be required to establish a fixon your position or the theoretical position of another marinerand demonstrate your understanding of chart reading andplotting a course. The mode a transportation will be your choice(car, golf cart, bike or on foot).Specific instructions will be provided in the contest packet. Eachcontestant must complete the entry form provided by thecommittee. This contest is NOT intended to be a team event.However, if a team wishes to compete in this event, only one (1)flag will be awarded (to the team Captain) and the team or anyparty to the team is NOT eligible to compete for theCommodore’s Trophy. 7
  9. 9. Docking Contest RulesThis is a contest of boat handling and the ability to maneuveryour vessel dockside. This contest is not a contest of speed.However, your time is recorded and used for determination offinal finish placement and tie breaking discussions. When readyto compete, contact the committee on channel 71, you will beadded to their list of competitors and asked to stand by.When your vessel is called to compete, maneuver your vesseldockside and set your dock lines. The committee will set marksforward and aft of your vessel. These marks are used to definethe space you have to maneuver your vessel. At this point youare ready to start the contest. The committee will give you thesignal to start (the clock starts) and you will leave the dock, goto harbor and make a complete 360 degree turn. Once yourturn is complete you will return to the dock and maneuver yourvessel to dockside within the marks previously set.You must use a minimum of two (2) dock lines (one forward andone aft). Each line must have one wrap around the dock post tobe considered secure. Anything less than a complete turn willnot receive full credit and points will be removed from youroverall score. 8
  10. 10. Only two (2) people can operate the vessel (captain and mate)during the contest. All others on board must remain seated andnot interfere or assist the captain or mate. Points will be deducted for hitting the dock or marks. Pre-tied lines are NOT allowed. Please remember. Safety is our number one concern; this is NOT a contest of speed. 9
  11. 11. ChicaneRefer to the Regatta schedule for the place and times ofthe contest. The course will typically be held in front ofPerry’s Monument. The Start/Finish line will be marked bytwo buoys. The committee boat is NOT part of the course.This is a timed NO wake contest and points will bededucted for excessive wake. When ready to compete,contact the committee boat on channel 78, you will beadded to their list of competitors and asked to stand by.The object of the Chicane is to maneuver through thecourse with your engines in forward gear. Uponcompletion of the marked course make a 360 degree turnwith your vessel. After completing the 360 turn, you mustmaneuver your vessel with engines in reverse back throughthe course returning to the start/finish line.The goal of this contest is to complete both Forward andReverse runs without creating a wake or hitting any of themarks. You will be timed for the entire time it takes to gofrom start to finish. You will be penalized 20 seconds forhitting a mark, or for each wake detected between any twomarks. TOTAL time PLUS penalty will be your final score.CLASSES include: 10
  12. 12. Single Outboard Twin OutboardSingle Inboard Twin InboardSingle I/O Twin I/OClasses may be split depending on total number ofentrants. 11
  13. 13. Weather Forecasting Contest RulesThe contest form shall be filled in completely and filed with theWeather Forecast Committee by the time and day posted on theentry form and in the Regatta schedule. The entry form dateand times take precedence over the Regatta schedule in theevent of a conflict. Twenty-two (22) hours later, at 1500 hours(3:00 pm) or as otherwise noted on the entry form, a committeeappointed for the purpose shall assemble at Put-in-Bay toobserve and record the actual weather conditions at the timeand place described on the entry form.These conditions shall then be compared to the contestantspredictions and penalty points assessed for all variations.The winner shall be the contestant receiving the least number ofpenalty points.Other positions shall also be indicated in a like manner inascending order of penalty points.(NOTE: for each minute after the prescribed deadline forturning-in of the completed form, one penalty point will beassessed) 12
  14. 14. Sample Form: Predicted Actual Penalty Temperature(In degrees Fahrenheit) One penalty point _____ _____ _____ assessed for each degree in error. (InCardinal Points: N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE,SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW,NW, NNW) Two penalty points assessed for each compass point in error. Wind Velocity (Average in mph) One penalty point for _____ _____ _____ each mph in error. Barometer (In Inches and Tenths) _____ _____ _____Two penalty points assessed for each tenth in error. Sky Conditions (Clear: less than 0.1 sky cover; Scattered: _____ _____ _____0.1 to 0.5 sky cover; Broken: 0.6 to 0.9 skycover. Overcast: more than 0.9 sky cover)Three penalty points for each classification in error. Precipitation (None: light rain/drizzle; rain: moderate _____ _____ _____ intensity and continuous; rain showers; thunderstorms) Five penalty points for the incorrect answer. Relative Humidity (Select 5 percent interval: 100-96, 95-91, _____ _____ _____ 90-86, 85-81, 80-76, 75-71, 70-66, 65-61, 60-56, 55-51,50-46, 45-41,...) One penalty point for each category in error. 13
  15. 15. Flying MileAll boats will be timed electronically using a radar gun. Boatswill NOT be required to run a full mile at their top speed. Allboats will be timed within a 500 foot area designated by thecommittee.1. Two (2) or more participants are required to establish a class.2. Three (3) or more boats are required to establish a secondplace winner.3. Four (4) or more boats are required to establish a third placewinner.4. No boat will be permitted to run in more than one class.5. All participants must contact the committee boat forinstructions before starting their run. The committee boat canbe contact using your VHF radio channel 67.6. When approaching the Committee boat, STAY CLEAR OFMARKED RACE COURSE.7. Boats will be timed between markers. Fouling the markersmay disqualify the run.8. Participating boats may request one (1) re-start only.9. If only one boat appears in a class, it will be moved up to thenext class. 14
  16. 16. 10. Safety is our number one rule; please operate your vessel ina safe manner, remember: You are responsible for the safety ofyour vessel and all others on board. CLASSESDivision “A” Inboard Division “B” I/O’s and OutboardsClass 1: Speedboats Class 2: Overnighter – Must have (2) of the following(A) Up to 200 HP (Head, Galley or Berths)(B) 201 HP to 350 HP (A) Up to 200 HP(C) Offshore – 500 HP and Over (B) 201 HP to 300 HP-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Class 3: Cruisers – Up to 300 HP Class 4: Cruisers – 301 to 370 HP(A) Any length (A) Up to 32 ft (B) 32 ft and Over-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Class 5: Cruisers – 371 to 450 HP Class 6: Cruisers – 451 to 550 HP(A) 31 ft and Under (A) 31 ft and Under(B) 32 ft to 37 ft (B) 32 ft to 37 ft(C) 38 ft and Over (C) 38 ft and Over-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Class 7: Cruisers – 551 HP and Over Class 8: Diesel(A) 35 ft and Under (A) 45 ft and Under(B) 36 ft to 39 ft (B) 46 ft and Over(C) 40 ft and Over------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15
  17. 17. Only those Juniors from the age of 12 through 18 are eligible tocompete in these competitions. Scholarship awards are given tothe top 3 finishers. The competitions include five (5) events.Refer to the Regatta schedule for time and place of contests.I. General knowledge and seamanship: A safe boatingseminar generally conducted on Friday provides each Juniorwith refresher course on boater safety. The seminar is designedto reinforce each student’s knowledge of safety requirements,rules of the road, understanding of buoys and their identifyingcharacteristics and much more. A written exam, testing eachJunior on his or her general knowledge of boat handling, safetyrequirements, right-of-way and the Lateral system is givenduring the seminar.II. Charting and course plotting: The safe boating seminarprovides each Junior with the skills necessary to read charts,determine their position and plot a course. At the end of theseminar each junior is tested on their understanding of charts,plotting and ability to determine their position on a chart. 16
  18. 18. III. Navigation contest: This is a land or shore based contestrequiring each junior to take bearings with a hand held compass,follow a course and determine position. This competition isdesigned to test the juniors understanding of a chart, follow acompass heading and determine your position.IV. On-The-Water “Course A” Boat handling: The purposeof “Course A” is to demonstrate steering and boat handling.The vessel is to be maneuvered as smoothly as possible at agiven speed. A (3) leg course is set by the committee and eachjunior is required to cruise the course twice-once in a clockwisefashion (keeping all marks on their starboard side), and once in acounter-clockwise fashion (keeping all marks on their port side).Each junior is to select a speed to operate their vessel with anobjective to complete each run (clockwise and counter-clockwise) in the same amount of time. Remember that runningat a high speed is NOT the objective. The vessel will beoperated by the junior navigator and an adult committeemember will crew on each vessel.V. On-The-Water “Course B” Compass reading andbearings: The purpose of this course is to demonstrate yourability to read a compass and take bearings. Your goal is tosteer as carefully as possible between the marks for each of the(3) courses set by the committee. At the end of each leg you areto record the compass heading steered. An adult committeemember will crew on each vessel. 17
  19. 19. All Juniors are required to bring their own PFD (PersonalFlotation Device) for On-The-Water contests. Inflatables will beprovided with adult supervision.SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: Only those Juniors who are members of a boat clubaffiliated with I-LYA will be eligible to receive scholarshipawards. Scholarships are based on final results from 2 days (5events) of competitions at the annual I-LYA Regatta. General knowledge and seamanship Charting and course plotting Navigation competition On-The-Water “Course A” Boat Handling, a timed eventusing inflatables On-The-Water “Course B” Compass reading and Bearings 18
  20. 20. INFLATABLE RAFT “SLALOM”RACE “C”ENTRY RULESALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH I-LYA REGATTA1. Each Team consists of (2) people: one driver and one ballast.2. Each Team member must be at least 18 years of age.3. Single elimination.4. One entry per Captain/Boat (No multiple use of inflatable).5. Boats must start from a stopped position.6. Three boats must be entered to make a class.7. Team check-in with race committee is ½ hour before therace.8. Each Team must be REGISTERED with inflatable raceCommittee at least ONE HOUR before race. There will be NOEXCEPTIONS.9. Course determined by number of entries and the harborspace available. 19
  21. 21. 10. The race course is divided into (2) lanes; Each lane has (2)sets of chicane buoys. All boats are to remain in theirdesignated lane. Each driver is to proceed from the start linetowards the first set of chicane buoys rounding the flaggedbuoy first keeping it to starboard; then round the secondchicane buoy keeping it to port. After completing the turns atthe first set of chicane buoys, drivers are to proceed to theSecond set of chicane buoys rounding the flagged buoy first(keeping it to starboard) then round the second buoy keeping itto port, passing between the two. After completing this finalturn, proceed back to the start/finish line passing between thefirst set of chicane buoys. Refer to the picture below.11. One re-start only is permitted per craft, due only to enginefailure.12. Camera evidence may be used by Race Committee forverification of race results.13. Award presentation will be determined by the number ofboats per class.14. Stay seated at all times except for ballast. The driver must sitor kneel on the floor ~ NO sitting on the tube.15. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that his or her craftand equipment are suitable & fit for this competition.16. PFD (life jackets) must be worn correctly by all participantsduring the race. A kill switch LANYARD MUST be properlyattached to the driver. Committee will be checking that lanyardsare properly worn and attached. If they are not properly 20
  22. 22. attached you will be disqualified. Vessels not equipped withsuch lanyard will not be permitted to participate.17. It is the responsibility to all of us involved (competitors, pitcrews, committee & audience) in the inflatable race to conductourselves in an orderly and professional manner at all times andnot to put fellow competitors, general public or race committeeat risk or cause unnecessary nuisance.18. Modifications to hull or engines are not permitted and willresult in disqualification.19. Unsafe practice may result in disqualification as determinedby Committee.SAFETY TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER RACING AT ALL TIMES.Any protest is tobe filed withcommittee forreview;Committee/Judgesdecisions are final.Classes3.9 & Below4.0 to 6.06.1 to 10.010.1 to 20.020.1 & Up 21
  23. 23. CARDBOARD BOAT RACE INFORMATION & RULESConstruction Material & Rules• The ENTIRE boat must be built from cardboard & duct tape. Ducttape may be used to reinforce seams. Each team will be supplied with 2rolls of duct tape. Additional duct tape, box cutter, pencil, yardstickmust be provided by contestants.• Corrugated Cardboard, Carpet Tubes, Cardboard Blocks can be foundat recycling centers, appliance stores, department stores, discountclubs, electronics stores.• Pre-treated cardboard such as waxed cardboard is allowed. No paintor varnish is allowed on the day of the event, all paint & varnishedcardboard must be cured prior to boat launch. Paints and varnish areintended to be used as decorative elements only—not waterproofing.• Fastening material is to be duct tape only.• Hull wrapping in duct tape is allowed.• Decorations are allowed and encouraged provided they are not usedas structural or floatation elements.• Crew costumes are encouraged.• Participants have up to 4 hours to build their boats. Boat buildingand/or final assembly will be completed on-site at the Put-In-BayYacht Club (day of the event). Some off-site pre-assembly is allowed. 22
  24. 24. • A limited supply of cardboard will be made available by thecommittee. Contestants should plan ahead and bring sufficientcardboard & duct tape for their boat design.• Design is left to builder(s). Let your imagination take over.• NO wood, plastic, rubber, inflatable devices, Styrofoam, fiberglass orplastic.• NO caulking compounds, two-part/mixed adhesives, glues or epoxymixtures or coatings are allowed.• NO electrical, gasoline, benzene, propane or other chemical orelectrical propulsion systems are permitted. Only exception is oneinflatable dingy paddle per crewman.• NO surfboard style boat is allowed.• The crew compartment CANNOT be enclosed so as to interfere withescape.• Each boat must carry a closed gallon plastic jug (or PFD) with 15’rope tether firmly secured to the vessel. Guppy class (1 to 2 jugs),Dolphin class (2 to 3 jugs), & Whale class (4 to 5 jugs). Gallon jugs areto remain inside boat while racing, they are not to be used asfloatation for the vessel. This is for use in locating and retrieving anysunken remains.• JUDGES DECIDE ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES. 23
  25. 25. Participant Rules• Every crewmember must wear a personal floatation devise (PFD)• You CANNOT race without the proper signatures on the entry form.• During competition, crew must be IN the boat, not towing it, orholding it between their legs, swimming, or allowing the life jacket toprovide the floatation of the vessel.• NO pets can occupy a boat during competition.• Throwing water on another boat is reason for disqualification, unlesssaid water comes from the incidental splash of a paddle or otherpropulsive devise.• Contestants are expected to maintain the decorum and dignityexpected of a yachtsmen.• Sunken or discarded boats must be disposed of in designated trashreceptacle.• THIS IS A FUN EVENT!!! ANY BEHAVIOUR THAT IS DEEMED TO BEDETRIMENTAL TO THE EVENT OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS WILL RESULTIN TEAM DISQUALIFICATION.Awards (Non I-LYA flagged event)• 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place finish (as applicable)• Spirit Award – Judges choose the most spirited team.• The Titanic Award – The Titanic Award is given to the team of theboat that sinks in the most spectacular fashion 24
  26. 26. Cardboard Boat Classifications Guppy (1 to 2 people per boat) Dolphin(3 to 5 people per boat – Adult Flight Only) Whale(6 to 10 people per boat – Adult Flight Only) 25
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