All types of boats are welcome to sail along with the C-Scows, we just ask that you keep clear in tight situations so as not to give one boat an unearned advantage over another.
Starting Line: All races will being with the first leg to windward. Consequently, the starting line will be located near the leeward shore on the main body of the lake.
Course Designations: Each of the 6 courses has a letter and number designation (see below). This is the designation that would be boldly displayed on the white board immediately prior to the race by the Race Committee positioned on one end of the starting line. It's important to have this sheet on-board for confirmation of the course. The race committee will always have extra copies in the event you lose or forget your copy.
Large, round, bright pink buoys will mark the course. The course will be shown on a large display board on the committee boat anchored at the starting line. The course for the second race of the day may be different, so be sure to check the committee boat before each race.
The white board will also have a Port (counter-clockwise) or Starboard (clockwise) designation for the direction of the race. (The Port course is depicted in the images below, and the Starboard course is it's mirror image).
Races with 5 or more legs will use a tighter course so as to keep the duration of the race similar to races with 4 or fewer legs.
Signals counting down to the start of the race are as follows:
Note: any boat crossing the starting line before the start of the race will be hailed and required to return to the starting line to recross.
The starting line will be on the downward side of the lake so sailors can have a good upwind first leg. Look for other boats or the committee boat (with a white flag waving) if you are not sure where to go.
The starting line will be formed by a red buoy at one end and a white buoy at the other end to which the committee boat will be attached. The finish line will also be formed by a red and white buoy.