Racing Rules Weekly Quiz

Each week this season, we will offer a “quiz” question regarding the Racing Rules of Sailing.  Read the scenario below, formulate your answer, then move your mouse over the box to reveal the correct answer.

Need further explanation?
something we can discuss on the porch on Sunday.

This Week's Question

Red is sailing upwind toward Green, who is sailing downwind. As they approach each other, Red calls for right of way. Green does not respond, so Red changes course to avoid Green. Which boat(s) should promptly take a penalty?

Answer

Green should take a penalty. Both boats are on the same tack (port). Neither boat is clear ahead, so the boats are overlapped. Therefore, Rule 11 applies. Green is the windward boat and must keep clear of Red.

This quiz was borrowed from the Inland Lake Yachting Association‘s #FairSailing initiative 
Learn more at sailzing.com

Your Patience is Appreciated…

YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED

For safety reasons, please do not dock along the seawalls in front of the Clubhouse.  The entire area is a construction zone and does not have safe access to the island.

Also, please be courteous of your fellow members and do not dock in a dock which you are not renting.  This includes the ODNR docks on the northeast corner of the island and the jet ski docks in the back.  Transient docks at Area 8 and Eastport are clearly marked with red and white stripes on the posts.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION

Racing Rules Weekly Quiz

Each week this season, we will offer a “quiz” question regarding the Racing Rules of Sailing.  Read the scenario below, formulate your answer, then move your mouse over the box to reveal the correct answer.

Need further explanation?
something we can discuss on the porch on Sunday.

This Week's Question

True or False? You can be penalized if you do not avoid contact with another boat, even if you have the right of way.

Answer

TRUE - Rule 14 states, “A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible.” As a right-of-way boat, you can be penalized under this rule if you did not take action to avoid contact and the contact causes damage or injury.

This quiz was borrowed from the Inland Lake Yachting Association‘s #FairSailing initiative 
Learn more at sailzing.com

Racing Rules Weekly Quiz

Each week this season, we will offer a “quiz” question regarding the Racing Rules of Sailing.  Read the scenario below, formulate your answer, then move your mouse over the box to reveal the correct answer.

Need further explanation?
something we can discuss on the porch on Sunday.

This Week's Question

Boat Q, a doublehanded trapeze boat, wins the race. On shore, Q is listed as OCS on the score sheet. Q makes a scoring request to the race committee and is told that, though her hull was not over the starting line, her crew’s head and shoulders were on the course side of the starting line when she went out on the trapeze seconds before the starting signal. Q requests redress. You are on the protest committee: how do you decide this?

Answer

Boat Q is entitled to redress under rules 62.1(a), Redress, and 64.3, Decisions on Redress. She should be scored in her finishing place. The definition Start says that a boat starts: “…when, her hull having been entirely on the pre-start side of the starting line at or after her starting signal… any part of her hull crosses the starting line from the pre-start side to the course side.” Q’s hull is entirely on the pre-start side of the starting line at the starting signal and therefore she starts correctly. It is immaterial where her crew’s body is at the starting signal.
This quiz was excerpted from Dave Perry’s 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes available from US Sailing. For a comprehensive explanation of the rules, read Dave Perry’s Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2024, which is also available from US Sailing. Permission to reprint this quiz for non commercial use is granted by the author.

Registration is OPEN

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for the 2023 BLYC Sailing Season is now open on Regatta Network.

CLICK HERE
or on the image above to visit the event website for the Notices of Race and to register for the 2023 season.

NOTE – this one-time registration of $75 registers you for all three Sail on Sunday/Lambrecht Cup Series (Spring, Summer, and Fall) as well as the three Holiday Long Distance Races, and the new Mother’s Day and Fall Foliage Series.  Series scores will be calculated separately outside of RN and published on the BLYC website.

Mills Race Registration is Now Open!

Toledo Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club, and the Mills Trophy Race Committee invite you to the 99th Mills Trophy Race June 9-11

JOIN US FOR A RACE FROM

Toledo to Put-in-Bay June 9-11, 2023

Registration for the 2023 Mills Trophy Race is now open and we hope you will join us for the 99th edition of the race and associated activities. Information about the race can be found in the Notice of Race. Please read it carefully, for any changes from previous years.

The Race
Courses for the 2023 Mills Trophy Race will remain the same as 2022. The rating bands, however, have been changed. JAM and PHRF (150 & above) may compete on the President’s Trophy course, while PHRF (147 & below) will have the option of sailing either the Governor’s Cup course or the Mills Trophy course. Multihulls will sail the Mills Trophy course.

In addition to PHRF scoring, ORC certificate holders may also opt to be dual-scored. This option is only available on the Mills Trophy course and requires a minimum of 6 boats for flags and a trophy. If you wish to participate, enter your certificate # on your registration, submit a copy of your certificate, and add PHRF/ORC dual scoring to your registration fee.

Special Pricing
Register and pay by May 8 to receive special pricing.

Safety at Sea
Of special note are the safety-at-sea requirements for the 2023 race. The US Sailing Online Coastal Safety at Sea course satisfies the requirement for SER 4.3.2. The form for documenting compliance with the Crew Overboard Recovery Drill is available on the Mills Trophy Race Yacht Scoring registration site in the document section.

Mills Masters
If you have sailed 25 or more Mills Trophy Races, and are not currently on the list, please send an e-mail to Mills Trophy Race describing your participation. Skippers and crew are eligible for this designation.

Storm Trysail Club
The Old Sam Trophy is awarded to the best finish by a skipper that is a member of the Storm Trysail Club. Please indicate your affiliation with STC in the Yacht Club field along with your yacht club affiliation.

More Kids On Sailboats
To continue to grow the sport of sailing on the Great Lakes, More Kids On Sailboats (a 501(c)(3)), will recognize our multi-generational Mills Trophy Race crews with their new annual award, the #MKOS 1st to Finish flag. The flag will be awarded to the first boat to cross the finish line, regardless of course, with two (2) or more kids on board. A “Kid” is any crew member under the age of 18 at the finish of the Mills Trophy Race. The flag will be presented to the kids of the winning boat at the flag ceremony on Sunday morning.  Also, the skipper will be recognized for their efforts to continue to grow the sport of sailing. Sailing takes great communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and grit. Let’s help our youth grow into strong leaders by promoting these skills.

2023 Mills Trophy Race Party
On Thursday, June 8, Toledo Yacht Club will once again host the Mills Trophy Race Party. Join us for refreshments, entertainment and a chance to socialize with other racers. As always, dockage is available at the yacht club for all registered boats beginning the weekend prior to the race.

Post-Race Party
The members of the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club will be our hosts for the post-race party on Saturday afternoon; the perfect opportunity to celebrate or commiserate! Wristbands can be purchased with your registration for $20 and includes admission to the tent, refreshments and entertainment.

Friends of the Mills Sponsorship
Events such as the Mills Trophy Race, rely on advertisers and sponsors to supplement the registration fees paid by the sailors. If you would like to show your support in a special way, please consider a Friends of the Mills Sponsorship.

For more information on the Mills Trophy Race, visit our website.

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Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS

Thank you to everyone who supported the Auxiliary by purchasing a raffle ticket for our annual dues drawing. Our lucky winners are Jacque & Steve Montgomery.