Club racers, please be aware of the following change/clarification to the racing rules.
2016 RACING RULES Section 5 Change
RESTRICTED AREA AT START an area extending 25 yards forward and aft of the starting line and 25 yards on the outboard side of the Race Committee boat and the pin end. Any boat whose preparatory signal has not been made may be subject to protest and disqualification for entering the restricted area.
The starting area is restricted until all fleets have started. A boat is subject to disqualification by the Race Committee if it sails through the starting line while on an intermediate leg of the racecourse prior to the last fleet's start. Once all fleets have started the finish line is no longer restricted during intermediate legs of the racecourse.
The starting area is restricted while the committee boat is on station. A boat is subject to disqualification by the Race Committee if it sails through the starting line when boats are finishing. The start/finish line is not restricted when the committee boat is off station with the blue Race Committee flag not hoisted.