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Boat Classes and Racing Rules.

1/8th Scale Hydroplane

 Aim: To duplicate the sport of Unlimited Hydroplane racing as closely as possible, in 1/8th scale, with boats that are configured, painted and detailed like their full sized counterparts.

A.  ELIGIBILITY
1. To register a boat, the person registering must be a financial member of S.U.H.A.
2. Application must first be made to the registrar to confirm the availability of the boat to be built. (This to avoid duplication of boats) Hulls that raced over several seasons with the same paint scheme shall be deemed as the same boat, Cosmetic changes, salt water cowlings etc are deemed still as the same boat.

B.  REGISTRATION
1. A register of this class will be kept.
2. The builder must state their intention to build the model as a race boat or show boat at time of registration. Show boats can be duplicated in race boat form, but will not be able to be registered to competition status whilst the boat that it duplicates is still registered.
3. Boats shall be painted, configured and detailed like the actual unlimited with cockpit detail. The acquisition of proof validating a paint scheme, cowling configuration, engine configuration or other scale details shall be the responsibility of the boats owner Photographs of the boat shall constitute proof.
4. No individual may hold registration on more than one boat in development stages.
5. A two year building time from date of registration will apply, an extension period may be granted at the registrars’ discretion.
6. Motor belly pan: for motor and flywheel only. If applicable, dimensions will not exceed 3 1/2’ in width, (178 mm) 7” in length and (19 mm) 3/4’ in depth. Under no circumstances will said belly pan be allowed to exceed the depth of any riding surf or will said belly pan be located in any position to be construed to have intent for a riding surface or recovery surface purpose.
7. Boats which have been declared active may be re-registered after the last sanctioned race of the season and before January 31 of the following year for the following race season by payment of the annual registration fee as determined by the Board.
8. Active boats not re-registered by January 31, shall be considered unregistered and available for registration after due notification to present owner.
9. A transfer fee of $10.00 must accompany all changes of registered owners.

C.  HULL AND ENGINE REQUIREMENTS.
1. All hulls shall be 1/8 scale of past or present full sized Unlimited Hydroplanes.
2. Boats shall be built to a scale of I & 1/2 inches (model) equals I foot (actual unlimited).

Boats shall measure within the following tolerance of true scale size, excluding Appendages.

Length overall.                              + or - 1 inch (25.4 mm)
Beam                                            + or – 10%
Maximum depth                            + or - 10%
Afterplane length (3 pt)                 + or - 10%
Tunnel width                                 + or - 10%

3. The true scale dimensions of any R/C Unlimited shall be derived from the unlimited dimensions listed on the R/C Unlimited Master Hull Roster.
4. Maximum engine capacity shall be .67 cubic inches. (10.9 cc).
5. Ride surfaces do not have to duplicate the original fill sized counter part
6. The engine and tuned pipe must be concealed.
7. Outdrive units are specifically prohibited and the forward-most part of the stock propeller drivedog shall not lie behind the transom plane. Unless scaled dimensions of the real boat can be proven.
8. Noise level shall be 87 Db at 10 meters.
9. Boats shall compete with scale drivers in cockpits (enclosed cockpits must have transparent windows). Cowlings, dummy engines, turbine tubes, and wings must be attached unless damages beyond repair during regatta race day.
10. Hull or cowl offsets existing on the actual boat maybe modeled in reverse (mirror image) if the correct dimensions are maintained.
11. Boat safety inspections will be held to ensure the following are complied with:
    a) Rudder linkage: Must remain stiff- no play or slop in rudder or radio hook-ups.
    b) Rudders: Any boat sporting a physically unsafe rudder will be ordered to change it.
           i)  Bent
           ii)  Cracks in solder joints
          iii)  Insecure brackets
    c) Turn fins: Must be capable of kicking back in case of physical contact.
          i) Bracket must be securely mounted.
    d) Antennas: All whip antennas must be securely mounted in place.
          i) Radio on switch: On switches that extend out of transom must be pushed in to turn radio on.
    e) General radio problems: Erratic and continual radio trouble will be cause for safety disqualification until such problem is has been corrected to the satisfaction of a board member.
12. Grandfather Clause applies to boats built prior to 1st January 1997 and do not fit the true scale dimensions listed on the R/C Master Hull register will be allegeable to be registered.

D.  PROCEDURE FOR STARTING RACES
1. The start of each heat shall be achieved through the use of a 2.5 minute countdown. The start shall occur exactly 2.5 minutes after the countdown initiation.
2. No boat shall enter the course prior to the 2.5 minute mark or no later than 30 sec before the start of the heat.
3. Immediately following a boats launch, the boat must round to the left of the pit area. The intent of this rule is to force a launched boat to enter the main straightway parallel rather than perpendicular to the flow of straightaway traffic. Any boat violating this rule shall be assessed a one lap penalty.
4. Any boat which crosses the starting line before the sound of the starting horn shall be declared an illegal starter and shall be assessed a one-lap penalty.
5. Milling boats may “cut” the course only from the front stretch (between the exit buoy of turn four and the entrance buoy of turn one) and can enter the back stretch only between the exit buoy of turn two and the entrance buoy of turn three.
6. If you cut a buoy in the corner between entrance buoy of turn three and exit buoy of turn four and/or miss all the turn buoys or make any other buoy infringement up to the 30 second mark you are not allowed to cut the course anymore.  If you cut the course again or miss a buoy after the 30 second mark then you receive a one-lap penalty.
7. Following the five-second mark, no boat may enter the infield of the course. Any boat violating this rule shall be assessed a one-lap penalty.

E.  RIGHT OF WAY
1. A boat located in the infield of the race course must yield to a boat located outside of the buoy line should their paths converge.
2. The following right of way procedures shall be observed at all times between boats operating outside of the buoy line:
    a). If the paths of two boats are converging, the boat that is maintaining its lane of travel is at all times parallel to the buoy line (i.e., parallel to the straightaway and Circumferential to a turn.)
    b) A boat being passed shall maintain its lane of travel. A passing boat shall maintain at least a one boat width lateral separation between itself and the boat being passed. A passing boat may not move to the lane of travel occupied by the boat being passed unless there is adequate distance separating the two boats. (At least 5 boat lengths).
    c) “Snaking” to avoid an early start, or “fishtailing or “S’ man oeuvres to hinder a passing boat shall not be permitted
3. A boat shall be driven in a safe, controlled, and sportsmanlike manner at all times.
4. Each violation of a right of way rule shall incur a one-lap penalty; however, if a right of way violation by an offending boat causes an unoffending boat to not finish, the offending boat shall be disqualified.
5. Hitting a called dead boat constitutes disqualification of offending boat and driver for the remainder of the event. Accumulated points up to disqualification will not be affected. A fine of no less than $15 but no more than $45 will be assessed by two or more Contest Board members or by two race officials if the Board is not present, and will be paid by the offending driver to the Board before he or she is allowed to compete again.
Collected funds will be dispersed to the owner of the damaged boat by the Board.
The aforementioned applies to pre-race testing as well as competition racing.

F.  BUOY INFRACTIONS
1. A one (1) lap penalty shall be assessed when a boat cuts inside a course marker or when a boat jumps over or obviously hits a buoy. No penalty shall be assessed for a boat that touches a buoy on the outside causing no damage or displacement.
2. A dislodged buoy or debris from a destroyed buoy ceases to be a marker and may be disregarded.
3. If an offending boat forces an unoffending boat to violate Section Fl, the offending boat only shall be assessed a one-lap penalty. The terms ‘offending boat: and unoffending boat” refer to the boat in violation and not in violation, respectively, of Section F.

G.  POSTPONEMENT OF RACE
1. The referee shall have the authority to postpone any section for a period not to exceed thirty minutes.
2. A postponement shall be for weather, course conditions, or spectator control only. There shall be no postponement of any section or mechanical difficulties of any contestant.
3. In determining whether a section shall be postponed, the Referee may consult with drivers and race officials; however, the final decision regarding a postponement shall be made by the Contest Director.
4. A decision to cancel the remainder of a regatta for reasons of course conditions or inclement weather can be made solely by the drivers entered in and qualified for the regatta.

H.  REGATTA FORMAT AND EVENT SPECIFICATIONS
1. The Contest Director (CD) is a member selected from the Association host club. The (CD) is the primary official of the regatta and is responsible for the smooth, efficient, and fair progression of the regatta.
2. The CD shall make certain that the other regatta officials property perform their duties and must be in attendance during the entirely of the sanctioned R/C Unlimited regatta, Including qualifying and testing.
3. The Race Referee can be any volunteer capable of enforcing all the rules and remain unbiased by not being a contestant in the event they are controlling.
4. The race referee will appoint courses scrutineers for each end of the course to assist him in watching for driving infractions.

I.  DRIVERS MEETING
1. The drivers’ meeting shall be held at a convenient location on the day of the race.
2. The drivers’ meeting shall precede any R/C Unlimited racing.
3. The Contest Director or his representative shall conduct the drivers’ meeting.

J.  PENALTIES
1. Any boat/driver deemed to be acting in an unsafe manner may be asked by the race controller to be removed from the water.
2. The race controller has the power to impose suitable penalties, (loss of points) for dangerous or reckless driving, even if there is no accident. The race controller’s decision will be final.
3. Anybody displaying an unsportsmanlike manner may be asked to remove themselves from the regatta by the Contest Director.

K.  MOST AUTHENTIC BOAT JUDGING
1. Boat judging will be carried out by two volunteers or two persons selected by the contest director (not to be contestants in this event).
2. Judging will be carried out before any on water event start for the class, but not necessarily before open water or class practice time.
3. The judges will use the supplied score sheet (see sample).
4. At least one photo or copy of a photo must be supplied to the judges for them to use during boat judging. (Poor quality photos or copies cannot be judged from so easily and may restrict point’s allocation.)
5. Boats entering most authentic judging must also compete in the other appropriate events at the regatta.
6. The boat being judged will be placed and judged on a table with a minimum radius of 2 metres.
7. Points gained for most authentic boat will be added to the Hi Points gained at the regatta. Maximum being 50 points.

L.  ONE LAP SPRINTS
1. Three attempts per competitor, random draw. Competitors must have their boat ready to go when called or incur a DNF. Once the boat is launched it is deemed to have started its attempt and if it stops a DNF is recorded. During a timed run any missed buoys will be recorded as a DNF. When the driver wishes to make a timed run, the driver must indicate to the race controller / time keeper that they are ready. The competitor has the right to complete, one at a time, or all attempts once on the water.
2. Points for 1 Lap Sprints as follows:
    1st       40
    2nd      30
    3rd       23
    4th       17
    5th       13
    6th       10

 M.  HEAT RACING
1. Each competitor shall race 5 by 5 lap heats by random draw. There is only to be a maximum of 6 boats in any heat. The top 5 points scorers after the heat racing automatically qualify for the final, a last chance heat will be run prior to the final. The winner of the last chance heat becomes the 6th boat in the final. The winner of the final wins the trophy.
2. Upon a conflict of frequencies for the last chance heat or the final, the top point’s scorer will have preference.
3. Points system (Heat racing)
    1st        400
    2nd      300
    3rd       225
    4th       169
    5th       127
    6th       105
4. Points for the last chance heat are halved.
    1st        entry to the final only (no points)
   2nd      150 points
    3rd       112.5
    4th       84.
    5th       63.5
    6th       52.5
5. Hi Points from each regatta are to include points from boat judging, 1 lap sprints, heat racing, last chance heat and final.
6. The high point’s series will consist of all sanctioned regattas throughout the year at selected venues
7. Regatta’s will be run as close as possible to the standard race programme, however it can subject to change at the contest directors discretion.
8. Course layout shall be oval, preferably 100m X 30m or at venues with limited space an alternative size will be acceptable. Each turn end of the course must be marked with 5 buoys and the straight always with 2 buoys. Buoys should be of the round soft foam construction or similar so as not to damage the boat if accidentally hit. 

N.  RACE STOPPAGE 
1. A heat shall be immediately stopped if in the opinion of the referee, an occurrence or situation on the race course makes completion hazardous to participants beyond the usual hazards of completion.

O.  ELIGIBILITY FOR RESTARTS
1. Any boat or boats whose action resulted in the stoppage of a section shall not be eligible to enter any restart of the given heat all other boats shall be allowed to restart.
2. If the stopped race was the final heat, vacancies caused by restart ineligibility shall be filled via the preliminary heats points’ standing’s in the usual manner.
3. Any boat otherwise qualified to enter a re-run of a section of any heat may enter the re-run regardless of whether or not it crossed the starting line in the stopped heat.

P.  DRIVER ASSISTANCE
1. Each competitor must have one pit mechanic.
2. No person other than an official of the race may enter the pit area during a race.
3. Outside help maybe given outside the pit area only.
4. Only the driver may operate the transmitter while the boat is on the water during a race. In the event of an emergency the pit mechanic may operate the transmitter to bring the boat back to the pit, but any such lap so completed will not score.
5. No driver will leave the driving area at any time during a race or abandon his transmitter while his boat is still running on the water.
6. If a driver leaves the driving area whilst a race is in progress without the permission of the judge he shall be considered to have finished racing in that event.

Q.  CHANGE OF DRIVERS
1. A driver change for a given boat is permitted between heats.
2. The official Scorer and Referee shall be notified prior to the start of a heat of any driver change for record purposes.

R.  RESCUE
1. A rescue service will be provided, manned by the host or officiating club. Drivers or pit crew are not to take rescue boat Out under their own authority.
2. In all cases the rescued boat will be returned to an area designated at either end of the pit area.
3. On no account will rescued boats be brought back to the middle of the driving area unless a facility is provided for this.
4. No person may enter the water during a race.

S.  PROTESTS
1. Protests may be registered during a race and up to fifteen minutes after the conclusion of the race.
2. A fee of five dollars must be deposited at the time of registration of the protest, this fee being refunded if the protest is upheld.
3. Protests against warnings or disqualifications issued during a race will not be entertained. The decisions of judges will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into at any time.
4. Protests will be heard by a committee comprising of the race referee, contest director and one other senior member present, who will decide and order a re-run of a race if required.

T.  SUPPORT CLASSES
1. 45 Scale Hydro
        a. Hulls can be stand off scales of past or present full sized 3 point hydros, or they may be free lance hydros finished in a manner appropriate to a full sized hydro.
        b. Freelance Canard, Tunnel and Outrigger designs are not eligible to run in this class.
        c. Accurate scale hulls must be registered under the same requirements as the 1/8 scale hydros.
        d. A name scale or fictional name must appear on the boat, and in the case of a fictional boat the owner’s membership number must be displayed.
        c. Minimum hull length will be 890 mm (35 inches)
        d. Maximum engine capacity must not exceed 7.509 cc.
        e. Air dams and ride plates are permitted.
         f. Gear boxes shall not be permitted.
        g. The format, rules and event specifications that are applicable from the 1/8 scale hydroplane rules will apply.
        h. All tuned pipes must be concealed.
         i. For picklefork hulls the front recess shall not be more than 25% of the total hull length. (A forward wing is considered part of the hull and is not included in 25% picklefork recess)
        j. Normal racing rules shall apply.

2.  Gas Scale Classic Hydro
        a. Hulls to be stand off scale of past or present full sized Classic 3 point hydros, or they may be freelance finished in a manner appropriate to a full sized hydro.
        b. Freelance Canard, Tunnel and Outrigger designs are not eligible to run in this class.
        c. Accurate scale hulls must be registered under the same requirements as the ⅛th Scale Hydros.
        d. A scale or fictional name must appear on the boat, and in the case of a fictional boat, a racing number must be displayed.
        e. Minimum hull length will be 1067 mm (42.5 inches )
        f. Engine is 2-stroke petrol powered with a maximum displacement of 26 cc. to be G231PUM or G260PUM Zenoah Motors.
        g. Air dams and ride plates are permitted.
        h. Gearboxes shall not be permitted
        i.  The strut may be installed underneath the hull, OR on the back of the transom with the front face of the drive dog no more than 80 mm from the transom. The strut may not extend past the rudder, and extension struts will not be allowed. The strut used must be of the standard over the counter type, or a similarly styled scratch built unit.  
        j. The Format rules and event specifications that are applicable from the 1/8th scale hydroplane will apply.
        k. All tuned pipes must be concealed.
        l. Normal racing rules and guidelines apply.

 3.Petrol Sport Hydro
        a. Boats may be wood or fiberglass/composite type construction.
        b. Hull Length shall be a maximum of 56 inches, minimum of 42 inches.
        c. Closed cockpit screen may be painted to simulate enclosed cockpit, open cockpit must have driver. No animal or cartoon characters.
        d. All boats must have a sponsor name & logo. The Sponsor/Logo May be original or of your own choice.
        e. Normal hull configuration shall be conventional round nose, shovel nose, dropped sponson or pickle fork design. The pickle fork shall not exceed 25% of the hull length.
        f. No rear sponson, ride shoe or other riding surface allowed aft of the sponson transom, except for a lift plate (maximum 25mm wide) that can be attached to the shaft tube extending from where the tube penetrates the hull, and terminating at the strut. Engine belly pans are allowed. Engine belly pans may not extend beyond the engine compartment.
        g. Nothing may extend more than 5 1/4 inches beyond the transom.
        h. All boats will be three (3) point hydroplanes, no canards or outriggers.
        i. Any 2 stroke petrol engine can be used up to 27cc, standard or modified and any configuration. Electronic or magneto ignition allowed.
        j. Any carburetor may be used.
        k. Any exhaust system allowed. All boats must meet current SUHA noise rules (87db).

4. Class I, II & III Semi Scale Offshore (Trail Period)
        a. All boats shall have the appearance of full size offshore powerboats complete with 
appropriate colour scheme detail, racing number and two driver figures or a painted enclosed cockpit.
        b.Classes shall be determined by engine swept volume measured in or parts of a cubic cm and shall be as described below.
          Class - 3 Up to 3.5cc glow engine
          Class – 2 3.51cc to 7.509cc glow engine
          Class – 1 10.00cc to 35cc glow or petrol
       c. The engine and tuned pipe shall be concealed if possible.
       d.Normal racing rules and engine classes shall apply where applicable.
       e. The course will be set out to suit the water available.

5. N2 Limited Sport Hydro           (New Rule Updates In Red) 
        a). Any motor, motor Controller is open
        b). 2S 7.4v Max. (nominal)
        c). All boats to resemble Hydroplanes from the past or present, Fictitious teams maybe created within the Spirit of the past and present Hydroplanes. The word "resemble" shall be loosely interpreted and as long as the boat is configured in the spirit of a real 3-point full-bodied hydro, it shall be deemed legal.
        d). Outriggers, modified outriggers or tunnels are not allowed.
        e). All boats must be inboard motor powered with an effort made to conceal the motor with fake engine or cowling.
        f). Safety Loops and isolating switches are optional.
        g). No gear boxes allowed
        h). SUHA electric class racing rules will apply (4 Laps max)
        i). Minimum hull length 20 inches. (508 mm)


6. P Sport Hydro 
        a). 4S 14.8Volts Max. (nominal)
        b). Motor and speed controller open
        c). Fictitious teams may be created within the Spirit and shall at least resemble boats of the past and present Hydroplanes. The word "resemble" shall be loosely interpreted and as long as the boat is configured in the spirit of a real 3-point full-bodied hydro, it
shall be deemed legal.
        d). Outriggers, modified outriggers or tunnels are not allowed.
        e). All boats must be inboard motor powered with an effort made to conceal the motor with fake engine or cowling.
        f). Safety Loops and isolating switches are optional.
        g).No gear boxes allowed
        h). SUHA electric class racing rules will apply
        i). Minimum hull length 28 inches (710 mm)

7. Q Sport Hydro 
        a). 6S 22.2Volts Max. (nominal)
        b). Motor and speed controller open
        c). No gear boxes allowed. 
        d). Fictitious teams may be created within the Spirit and shall at least resemble boats of the past and present Hydroplanes. The word "resemble" shall be loosely interpreted and as long as the boat is configured in the spirit of a real 3-point full-bodied hydro, it shall be deemed legal.  
        e). Outriggers, modified outriggers or tunnels are not allowed. 
        f). All boats must be inboard motor powered with an effort made to conceal the motor with fake engine or cowling. 
        g). Safety Loops and isolating switches are optional. 
        h). SUHA electric class racing rules will apply
        i). Minimum hull length 35 inches (890 mm)


8. 1/8th Scale Electric Unlimited Hydroplane
        a). Hulls to conform to SUHA/ MMPBC 1/8th scale racing rules (except motor) 
        b). 10S 37v Max (nominal) 
        d). Safety Loops and isolating switches are optional.
        e). SUHA electric class racing rules apply 
        f) Motor and speed controller open
        g). No gear boxes allowed
        h). All boats must be inboard motor powered with an effort made to conceal the motor with fake engine or cowling.

ELECTRIC CLASS RACING RULES
All boats must conform to MMPBC electric class specifications
MMPBC racing rules and guidelines will apply excepting the following.

BUOY INFRACTIONS
1. Last place shall be automatically assessed when a boat cuts inside a course marker or when a boat jumps over or obviously hits a buoy. No penalty shall be assessed for a boat that touches a buoy on the outside causing no damage or displacement. If another boat misses a buoy in the same heat it is then assessed last place and the previous boat is no longer last and so forth.

    a) The race will be run over four laps on the oval course clockwise except Scale 45 and 1/8th Scales which run 5 Laps.
    b) Start countdown will be one minute.
    c) Launching Time 30 to 11 seconds
         i. The 'launch window' is when all boats must start running on the water before this time expires; the last 10 seconds of clock time is a no launch period to the start of the race.
         ii. Failure for a boat to start running in this time period will result in a "Did not start".
        iii. Milling will be a half lap mill pattern. The starting device must verbally count down the time in one-second increments
        iv. Any boat that stops (thermaled) during the race or Mill period and does not immediately resume
and is deemed to be a Dead Boat (and will be called as ‘Dead Boat’) and must not be moved until so directed by the race controller.
        v. Self righting boats if capsized can not resume racing and is classed as stopped.

U.  RECORDS
1. S.U.H.A. (Inc) shall recognize course records made on courses standardised by the Association and at sanctioned regattas of the Association or at affiliated club meets.
2. A record attempt form for 100 meter straightway records is available from the S.U.H.A. Secretary and the completed form must be returned to the Secretary within 14 days of the attempt being made.
3. Applications for records must include all pertinent data including the time of all watches used and the signatures of the timers and other officials.
4. S.U.H.A. shall issue certificates of recognition to individuals successful in the record attempt.
5. A contestant must be a financial member of the Association to claim a record.
6. All straight line speed courses that are used for record or speed patches must meet the following criteria.
        i)They be surveyed l00m (with theodolite). The Secretary of S.U.H.A. must receive a copy of the registered surveyors certificate with the first claim on that course, or
        ii) They be a certified 102 m (with surveyors tape). The Secretary of S.U.H.A. must receive a copy of the surveyor’s certificate with the first claim on that course.
7. All sightings stakes must be at least 5 metres apart.
8. The official observer must confirm the stakes are vertical by plumb bob or spirit level.
9. The official observer must be a financial member of the Association and must verify the displacement of the motor according to the class entered should a controversial situation arise.
10. A new record must better the previous record by at least 0.1 second (time trials), or by at least 0.1 kilometres per hour in speed events.
11. The record claimed must be substantiated by a second backup run which is no more than 2.5% slower than the new record claimed.
Note: Electric records are exempt from the 2.5% backup rule.
12. Speed patches are exempt from the 2.5% backup rule. However, speed patches cannot be claimed for the next 10 kph bracket above the existing record.
13. No competitor can run a borrowed boat for records or speed patches.
14. All circuit courses for records must be certified by a committee member or registered surveyor.

 

V.  SPEED RUNS PROCEDURES
1. The event will comprise two starts, each comprising of a timed run both ways over the course
2. A two minute start time will be used during which the boat can be run and tuned, but an attempt must be made within that time and signaled by the competitor by raising his/her hand.
3. Failure to start within this time will disqualify that start.
4. Timing will be carried out by two stop watches at each end of the course and must agree within two tenths of a second. The average of both watches will be taken.
5. General racing rules will apply where applicable.
6. All boats must comply with noise regulations and will be tested before a record attempt.
7. A certificate will be awarded for the highest speed recorded in each class annually.


W.  FEES
1. Participates will be charged a maximum of $5 per boat entry fee. No other entry fees shall be collected unless approved by the Contest Board.
2. The disposition of all entry fees and other monies collected may be used for Trophy purchase, rental, or purchase of race equipment, insurance, or other miscellaneous expenses.
3
. Host Clubs have the right to make extra revenue with sales from BBQ’s, souvenirs etc.
4. Hosts Clubs may charge competitors extra for facilities. The Contest Board must have notice in writing at least 30 days prior to the Hosts Regatta so competitors can be informed.

 

X.  TROPHIES
1. A perpetual trophy that shall be awarded to the race winner. The perpetual trophy shall remain in the possession of the race winner until the same race is contested in a following year and is the property of S.U.H.A. 
2. A sponsor may donate a “keeper” trophy for first, second and third place finishers.
3. A registrar for all trophies must be kept with name of boat, owner, year it was won and contact address and phone number.
4. The perpetual trophy can be donated to S.U.H.A

 
Y.  SANCTION
1. R/C Unlimited regattas are sanctioned by the Contest Board.
2. To obtain a sanction for an R/C Unlimited regatta, the Host Club shall submit a written request to the Contest Board at least ninety days prior to the scheduled event.
3. The Contest Board shall either approve or disapprove the sanction request in consideration of the best interest of RJC Unlimited racing.

 
Z.  GENERAL SAFETY
1. There will be no running by anybody in the pit areas.
2. There will be no smoking or naked flames in the pit area’s.
3. Exposed metal fuel cans shall not be used or stored in the pit area, due to the explosion and fire hazard from electrical contact with the metal can.


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