Sailing Guidelines Lyø Escape
All boats must register on Saturday AUG 19 between 08.00 and 08.30. The registration is at the end of the pier outside the clubhouse.
2. SKIPPER’S BRIEFING
The skipper’s meeting will be held in English at the Meeting Point on the harbor.
This starts at 8.30 AM AUG 20 2022.
The race is governed by the The International Seaway Regulations (COLREGS) with the special regulations for navigation in certain Danish waters.
All traffic separations must be respected in accordance with Rule 10 in COLREGS. Breach of the above-mentioned rules and regulations will result in disqualification. The participants are requested to pay attention to commercial traffic as well as to other participants in the race.
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS TO BE PAID TO THE LOCAL FERRIES IN THE WHOLE AREA.
3. USE OF ENGINE
Engines and other machines like generators must be used until the start signal is given (5 minutes before the start). It is allowed to use the engines in order to charge the batteries of the boats.
As there is very shallow water on several spots on the courses of the race, it is twice permitted to sail off the ground with the use engine. As soon as the boat is free of the ground the engine must put in idle running and turned off.
The participants are allowed to row paddle or swim their vessels using oars, paddles or finns powered only by power from the participants bodies.
The Safety Committee has the right to reject a vessel or skipper deemed unfit for the race.
Messages for the participants concerning relevant changes, corrections and warnings and important messages in connection with the start are announced via VHF Channel 72 and on the skipper’s meeting Saturday 19th.
15 Miles Round the Island morning race and an Afternoon Jagtstart Sprint.
7. START LINE
Between the signal mast with Rainbow Flag and red buoy perpendicular to the shore. The startline must be crossed on a bearing from west towards east.
7.1 FINISHING LINE
The same as the starting line. Also the finish will be a crossing from west towards east.
The participant number must be visible from the harbor.
Eventual shortening because of weather conditions will be announced on the skippers meeting or on VHF channel 72 during the race.
9. Race MANAGEMENT AND THE FLAGPOST
The race management will be at the Flagpost located at the end of the pier close to the ferry "terminal". From here all the signals sound and visuals will be displayed. The starting procedure will also be carried out over VHF Channel 72.
10. STARTING PROCEDURE RACE 1
Start procedure for all boats Saturday 19.
The start is transmitted via VHF channel 72.
09.50 The Rainbow Flag is the attention flag. It’s set ashore. 1 sound signal
09.56 The Orange flag is set and marks 4 min to the start. 1 sound signal
09.59 The Orange flag is lowered. 1 sound signal
10.00 The Jolly Roger pirate flag set. 1 sound signal.
10.1. STARTING PROCEDURE RACE 2 (The race can be postponed. The participants are obliged to listen to VHF and pay attention to flags and sound signals prior to the start)
Start procedure for boat #1 (the slower boat from race 1. Saturday 19)
The start is transmitted via VHF channel 72.
13.50 The Rainbow Flag is the attention flag. It’s set ashore. 1 sound signal
13.56 The Orange flag is set and marks 4 min to the start. 1 sound signal
13.59 The Orange flag is lowered. 1 sound signal
14.00 The Jolly Roger pirate flag set. 1 sound signal.
11. Based on the performance from race 1 the boats will start individually so the slower starts first.
The boats are started via VHF and alternately Jolly Roger and the Orange flags. The boats will be given their individual start time via VHF.
11.1 All participating boats waiting to start must keep clear and remain in the area west of the starting line with a distance of at least 200 meters. As soon as a boat has started the next boat in line is allowed into the starting area close to the starting line. If 2 or more boats starts at the same time or close to the same time they can enter and be within the starting area simultaneously.
The Race Committee can postpone a start. The signal flags Orange and Jolly Roger together with 2 sound signals mark a postponement. The postponement will be announced via VHF channel 72.
Postponement stops: When the flags Orange and Jolly Roger are lowered along with 1 sound signal, the warning signal will be given 5 minutes later to continue the starting procedure.
12.1 TOO EARLY START
There will be no recalls. If any part of the hull, crew or equipment of the boats is on the course side of the starting line will be penalized by a minimum of 15 minutes. No boats are allowed to return and restart.
12.2 TIME LIMIT
There is a time limit for completion of the race at Saturday the 19nd of August 2023 at 17.00.
A protesting boat must carry the red flag right after the incidence the caused the protest.
A protest hearing will take place at the harbor right after the race.
Decisions made by the race officer cannot be appealed to any other administrative authority.
The participants in Lyø Escape are obliged to render all possible assistance they can for any person or vessel, which is in danger. If such assistance is rendered during the sailing, time compensation can be requested if it is based on a statement that your final position in Lyø Escape has been considerably diminished without your own guilt because you have rendered assistance.
The request must be in writing and identify the cause for this and the request has to be handed to the Bureau within the timeframe for protests. A red flag is not required.
In connection with receiving the start numbers the participant declares that the boat is in a seaworthy shipshape and safe state.
All participating skippers must present a valid third-party liability insurance on registration. Lifewest is mandatory to wear for all participants at all times when sailing.
A boat which withdraws from the race or in any other way suspends the race is obliged to state this to the Race Committee on phone number: +45 4195 2150 as soon as possible.
16 SCORE AND WINNER
The winner of Lyø Escape 2022 is the boat with the lowest score af two races. First boat crossing the line in race one scores 1 point, the second scores 2, third 3 etc. The same goes for race two. The scores from race one and two are multiplied and the boat with the lowest score wins. There is an applause from the fellow participants and a photo is taken of the winners and the participants. The winner will receive the file by email after the race.
17 AWARD CEREMONY
The award ceremony takes place at the Inn Saturday 19 in the evening at the inn Hly on the middle of the island.
The participant confirms by his/her signature at the registration that the participation in the race is fully at his/her own risk. Lyø Escape does not take any responsibility for damage to materials, personal injury or death, which happens because of tragic accidents before, during or after the race.
Each participating boat must have a valid third-party liability insurance. Documentation for valid insurance must be presented at the registration.
NB! The Race Committee has the right to change the sailing instructions until before the skippers briefing.