Racing Rules of Sailing (Rule 4) explains that it is the skipper’s responsibility to decide on whether, or not, to put to sea; BMYC Safety Regulations requires that the Person-in-Charge must assess prevailing conditions and experience of the crew.
It is stressed that Competing owners and crews are expected to observe and embrace the provisions of BMYC Safety Regulations.
The only circumstance in which a race will be postponed or abandoned by the Race Officer is when the Race Officer feels they cannot safely organise a race. Generally, such a decision is made on the day of the race; but, if, for instance, weather conditions render it unsafe to attempt to travel to the Clubhouse, or other, major, circumstances outside of the club’s control dictate it unsafe, or not possible, to run a race the race may be postponed or abandoned before the scheduled day of the race.
Sign-On and Start Times
Time and dates published in the live Race Calendar/Events Calendar and the notice of Race are maintained accurate; information may be subject to change without notice.
Dates of races published in the downloadable Race Calendar and Racing Events documents may change without notice and without correction to information contained the these documents.
The Notice of Race for each Series states the Sign-On period and Start Time aligned to each race. Competitors are urged to confirm times via the Notice of Race and to ensure the boat is berthed in sufficient water to make passage to the start area; it is unfair on the Race Officer and other competitors to lobby the Race Officer to postpone the start of a race.