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RICHARDSON REGATTA
Race Camp – JULY 29 to 30 2017
Lake of the Woods, Ontario

 

ENTRY FORM

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

  • Registration 0830 to 1000
  • Competitors Meeting 1000
  • Warning signal for 1st race of the day 1030 (four or more races will be started, conditions permitting)
  • Lunch will be provided by the Club between races on the water or onshore as conditions and time permit.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

  • Warning signal for 1st race of the day 0900 (three or more races will be started, conditions permitting)
  • Lunch will be provided by the Club after races
  • Awards Ceremony will commence shortly following the last race of the day at the Club

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

1 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, latest edition.
1.2 The prescriptions of Canadian Yachting Association will apply.
1.3 Only the measurement Rules of the participating classes will apply.
1.4 In cases of conflicts between these Sailing Instructions and any other document that governs the event, these Sailing Instructions shall take precedence.

2 ENTRIES
2.1 All competitors, including crew, must be members in good standing of a Canadian yacht club or Canadian Yachting Association (CYA), or their countries’ equivalent.
2.2 The event will be open to all classes and ages.

3 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
3.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official club notice board located in the Richardson Sailing Centre of the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club.

4 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
4.1 Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect, except those made on the first day of racing, and if required, will be made at the Competitors Meeting.

5 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
5.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed on the flag mast at the Club kiosk.
5.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in the Race Signal AP.
5.3 Code flag “L” displayed with one (1) sound signal indicates a Notice to Competitors or a change in the Sailing Instructions has been posted on the official notice board.

6 SCHEDULE
6.1 All classes shall race on Saturday, July 29, 2017, and Sunday, July  30, 2017
6.2 Seven (7) races are scheduled with the times noted. Additional races may be sailed as conditions permit.

Saturday,

  • Registration 0830 to 1000
  • Competitors Meeting 1000
  • Warning signal for 1st race of the day 1030 (four or more races will be started, conditions permitting)
  • Lunch will be provided by the Club between races on the water or onshore as conditions and time permit.

Sunday, July 30

  • Warning signal for 1st race of the day 0900 (three or more races will be started, conditions permitting)
  • Lunch will be provided by the Club after races
  • Awards Ceremony will commence shortly following the last race of the day at the Club

6.3 The Race Committee boat on station at the start/finish line of a race will display code flag “R” if additional races are to follow the four races on Saturday or over the seven (7) scheduled races noted in 6.2.
6.4 On Saturday, no warning signal will be made after 1600. On Sunday, no warning signal will be made after 1300.

7 CLASS FLAGS
7.1 Class flags will be used to designate classes for the purposes of starting, shortening course, and any other class dependant signals. When no class flags are displayed the signals apply to all classes.
7.2 Class flags will be:

Class Flag/Pennant
  • Class 1**:
Scows and 29ers Numeral One
  • Class 2**:
Lasers and Double-Handed Numeral Two
  • Class 3:
Optimist Numeral Three

** Class 1 and Class 2 may have simultaneous starts as determined by the Primary Race Officer and depending on the size of the fleet(s).

8 RACING AREA
8.1 Races will be held on Lake of the Woods to the area South and/or East and/or Northeast of Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club.

9 THE COURSES
9.1 The courses, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, are illustrated in Appendix A of the Sailing Instructions.
9.2 Optimists will sail on their own course.
9.3 The approximate distance between the windward and leeward marks will be 0.5 to 0.75 miles.
9.4 All course marks shall be left to port unless shown otherwise in Schedule ‘A’.

10 MARKS
10.1 All course marks will be orange or yellow marks, except that if required, marks for the separate Optimist course may be smaller orange spherical marks.

11 START
11.1 Races will be started by using rule 26 with the addition that there shall be an “attention signal” of multiple horn blasts at least one minutes before the “Warning Signal” for each set of races.
11.2 The starting line shall be between that point on the Race Committee boat displaying an “RC” flag (or an all blue flag) at the starboard end of the line and a mark (as described in Instruction 10.1.1) at the port end of the line.
11.3 Classes will start with Class 1, followed by Class 2, unless they are started together. Optimists will have their own start and course.
11.4 Boats whose signal has not been made shall keep clear of the starting area.
11.5 A boat starting later than four (4) minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start (DNS). This changes rule A4.

12 RECALLS
12.1 Individual Recalls
.1 Rule 29.1 will apply for Individual Recalls.
.2 The Race Committee may attempt to notify boats over early by hailing the sail number of each. Delay or failure by the Race Committee to notify OCS boats shall not be used for grounds for redress. This changes Rule 41.

12.2 General Recall:
.1 The ‘First Substitute’ will be displayed with two (2) sound signals.
.2 A new warning signal for class recalled shall be made as soon as possible and the starting sequence for the other classes will follow and not change.

13 CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
13.1 There will be no changes in the courses after the starting signal for the first start.

14 THE FINISH
14.1 The finishing line shall be between that point on the Race Committee boat displaying an “RC” flag (or an all blue flag) at the starboard end of the line and a mark at the port end of the line. The finish will be downwind as shown in Schedule ‘A’.

15 PENALTY SYSTEM
15.1 For the Catarmaran Classes, 49er Class and the 29er class only, RRS 44.1 is amended so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One -Turn penalty which includes one tack and one gybe.
Penalty is replaced by the One -Turn penalty which includes one tack and one gybe.
15.2 Appendix P will apply but is altered as follows:

  • (a) Appendix P2.1 will apply as written.
  • (b) Appendix P2.2 is deleted and replaced with “When a boat is protested a second or subsequent time during the series she may acknowledge her breach by taking a Two-Turns Penalty (a One-Turn Penalty for the 29er class as defined in SI 15.1) under rule 44.2. If she fails to do so she shall be disqualified without a hearing”.
  • (C) APPENDIX P2.3 WILL NOT APPLY

16 TIME LIMIT
16.1 If no boat properly rounds the first mark of the course within 30 minutes of her start, the race will be abandoned.
16.2 If no boat properly finishes the course within 60 minutes of her start, the race will be abandoned.
16.3 Boats failing to finish within 20 minutes of the first boat to properly finish the course of the same class will be scored Did Not Finish (DNF). This changes Rules 35 and A4.3.

17 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
17.1 Protest forms are available at the Richardson Sailing Centre of the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club. Protests shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.
17.2 For all classes, the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the Race Committee has returned to the Club following the last race of the day. The same time limit applies to protests by the Race Committee about incidents they observe in the racing area and to requests for redress. This changes Rules 61.3 and 62.2.
17.3 Notices will be posted within 30 minutes of the expiration of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the Richardson Sailing Centre of the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club beginning at the times and/or order indicated in the notices.
17.4 Notices of protests by the Race Committee will be posted to inform boats under Rule 61.1(b).
17.5 Breaches of Instructions 11.3, 18, 19, 21,23,24,25,26 and 27 will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This changes Rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breaches may be less than disqualification if the Protest Committee so decides.

17.6 On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered:
.1 within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on the previous day;
.2 no later than 30 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on that day. .

18 SCORING
18.1 The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply.
18.2 For the Richardson Regatta overall scoring, a boat’s placement and subsequent score in a race will be based on her corrected finishing time using the time-on-time Portsmouth Handicapping System. A revised Handicapping System for 29er’s (@78.3)and Laser 4.7 (@93.3) will be used. A boat’s corrected finishing time shall be calculated as follows:

  • CT = ET x 100 / HC
  • Where:
  • CT = Corrected Finishing Time
  • ET = Elapsed Time (i.e., the time between the boat’s class starting time and the boat’s actual finish time)
  • HC = The boat’s published Basic Portsmouth Number (D-PN)

18.3 The boat with the shortest corrected finishing time will place first, the boat with the next shortest corrected finishing time will place second, and for each place thereafter add one position. Boats with equal corrected finishing times, to a precision of 1 second, will be tied.
18.4 Classes 1 and 2 will be scored together as one (1) fleet. The Optimist Class will be scored as a separate fleet.
18.5 One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a series. Each boat’s total series score shall be calculated as follows:
.1 if fewer than five (5) races have been completed, each boat’s series score will be the sum of her scores for all races;
.2 if between five (5) and seven (7) race have been completed, each boat’s series score will be the sum of her scores for all races excluding her worst score.

19 SAFETY REGULATIONS
19.1 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.
19.2 Each boat must have a 5 metre long by 7 mm buoyant tow rope attached to its mast or an approved bow attachment at all times.
19.3 All competitors shall wear a Canadian Coast Guard-approved or Transport Canada-approved personal flotation device (PFD) of appropriate size and fit at all times while afloat. The PFD may be temporarily removed while adjusting clothing. This revises RRS 40.

20 SUPPORT BOATS
20.1 Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall, except when asked to assist by the Race Committee, stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment, except that for the Optimist Class, coaches may occasionally offer verbal coaching assistance to last place boats. This changes Rule 41
20.2 All team leaders, coach and other support boats shall they keep well clear of all boats racing and be cognizant of their boat wake at all times.

21 RADIO COMMUNICATION
21.1 Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile cellular telephones.

22 PRIZES
22.1 Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) positions of each class (top 5 in Optimist) where there are at least five (5) participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top five (5) positions overall in the open class of the Richardson Regatta.

23 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
23.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race.
23.2 Prior to competing, competitors shall agree in writing to hold harmless and keep indemnified the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club (RLWYC), the Manitoba Sailing Association (MSA) and the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA), their sponsors, their organizers and their respective agents, officials, servants, and representatives, from and against all claims, actions, costs, expenses, and demands in respect to death, injury, loss or damage to the Competitor’s property, however caused, arising out of or in connection with Competitor’s taking part in the event, notwithstanding that the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the same bodies, or any of them or their agents, officials, servants, or representatives. Competitors shall further understand and agree that this Release is binding upon them, their crews, their heirs, executors and assigns.

Schedule A

Course Diagram

Schedule_A

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NOTICE OF RACE

1 DATE
1.1 This event will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, and Sunday, July 30, 2017

2 ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
2.1 This event is being organized by Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club.

3 LOCATION
3.1 Races will be held on Lake of the Woods to the area East and/or Northeast of Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club.

4 RULES
4.1 The regatta will be governed by:

  • The Rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, latest edition;
  • The prescriptions of Sail Canada; and
  • The measurement Rules of the participating classes.

5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
5.1 Sailing Instructions will be available electronically on the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club’s web page (www.rlwyc.ca) and at the registration desk at Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club on Saturday, July 25, 2014, commencing at 0830

6 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
6.1 All competitors, including crew, must be members in good standing of a Canadian yacht club or the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA).
6.2 All classes and all ages are invited to participate.
6.3 If eight (8) or more boats of the same class are registered, a separate start may be given. An Open Class, possibly with separate starts for the scows, will be run to accommodate each of single-handed and double-handed boats that cannot constitute a fleet. The Optimist Class will sail a separate course.
6.4 Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form and submitting it, together with the required fee, to the registration desk at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club before 1000 on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

7 FEES
7.1 There is an entry fee of $50.00 per competitor ($90.00 for a double-handed boat) and $140.00 for each scow. The entry fee includes a T-shirt (extras available at cost), lunch and beverage and after sailing snack for both Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Saturday banquet for all competitors and race committee. Entry fees for competitors enrolled in the MSA Racing Camp are included in the MSA Racing Camp fee. RLWYC skippers who have not already paid their $30.00 annual MSA.CYA registration fee must pay this fee in addition to the entry fee. Sailors from other clubs should already be covered by their club and are not required to pay this fee.

8 SCHEDULE
Saturday

  • Registration 0830 – 1000
  • Competitors Meeting 1000
  • Warning signal for the first race of the day 1030 (four or more races will be started, conditions permitting)
  • Lunch will be provided at the Club between races

Sunday

  • Warning signal for the first race of the day 0900 (three or more races will be started, conditions permitting)
  • Lunch will be provided on the water or at the Club between races
  • Awards Ceremony will commence shortly following the last race of the day at the Club

8.1 Seven (7) races are scheduled. Additional races may be sailed as conditions permit.
8.2 On Saturday, no warning signal will be made after 1600. On Sunday, no warning signal will be made after 1300.

9 THE COURSES
9.1 The courses, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, are illustrated in Appendix A of the Sailing Instructions.

10 SCORING
10.1 The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply. Each fleet will be scored separately. For the Richardson Regatta positions will be determined based on each boat’s corrected finishing time using the time-on-time Portsmouth Handicapping System and each boat’s 2015 published 2015 Basic Portsmouth Number (D-PN) with the exceptions of the 29er Class (given a basic handicap @ 78.3) and the Laser Radial Class (given a basic handicap @ 93.3).
10.2 One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

11 SAFETY REGULATIONS
11.1 Each boat must have a 5 metre long by 7 mm buoyant tow rope attached to its mast or an approved bow attachment at all times.
11.2 All competitors shall wear a Canadian Coast Guard-approved or Transport Canada-approved personal flotation device (PFD) of appropriate size and fit at all times while afloat.

12 RADIO COMMUNICATION
12.1 Except in a case of emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile/cellular telephones.

13 PRIZES
13.1 Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) positions of each class (top 5 in Optimist) where there are at least five (5) participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top five (5) positions overall in the open class.

14 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
14.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race.
14.2 Competitors shall agree to hold harmless and keep indemnified the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club (RLWYC), the Manitoba Sailing Association (MSA) and Canadian Yachting Association (CYA), their sponsors, their organizers and their respective agents, officials, servants, and representatives, from and against all claims, actions, costs, expenses, and demands in respect to death, injury, loss or damage to the Competitor’s property, however caused, arising out of or in connection with Competitor’s taking part in the event, notwithstanding that the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the same bodies, or any of them or their agents, officials, servants, or representatives. Competitors shall further understand and agree that this Release is binding upon them, their heirs, executors and assigns.

15 FURTHER INFORMATION
15.1 For further information please visit the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club’s web page () or call Jim Richardson at 204-793-3415 or email at jar@jar05.com.

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