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RICHARDSON REGATTA
Saturday July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Lake of the Woods, Ontario

NOTICE OF RACE

1 DATE
1.1 This event will be held on Saturday, July 28th, 2018, and Sunday, July 29th, 2018.

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 South, 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 the Canadian Yachting Association; 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) after July 1 and at the registration desk at Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 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 Sail Canada.
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 28, 2018.

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 each day and after sailing snack/hors d’oeuvres for both Saturday and Sunday. Entry fees for competitors enrolled in the Sail Manitoba Racing Camp are included in the Sail Manitoba Racing Camp fee. RLWYC skippers who have not already paid their $35.00 annual Sail Manitoba/Sail Canada registration fee must pay this fee in addition to the entry fee. Sailors from other clubs may already be covered by their club and are not required to pay this fee.

8 SCHEDULE

Saturday July 28, 2018
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 or on water between races

Sunday July 29, 2018
Warning signal for the first race of the day 1030 (three or more races will be started, conditions permitting)
Lunch will be provided at the Club after 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 either day as conditions permit.
8.2 On Saturday, July 28th, no warning signal will be made after 1600. On Sunday, July 29th, no warning signal will be made after 1430.

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 2016 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 Prior to competing, competitors shall agree in writing to hold harmless and keep indemnified the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club (RLWYC), Sail Manitoba and Sail Canada, 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 (www.rlwyc.ca) or call Jim Richardson at 204-793-3415 or email at jar@jar05.com.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

1 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RSS) and the Sail Canada Code of Conduct.
http://www.sailing.ca/files/Code_of_conduct_Board_Approved_July_9_2012final.pdf

2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located beside the cafeteria in the Club House.

3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1Any changes to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 1800 on the day before it will take effect.

4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed at the flag pole above the swim docks.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 45 minutes’ in the race signal AP.

5 ENTRIES
5.1 All competitors, including crew, must be members in good standing of a Canadian yacht club or Sail Canada, or their countries’ equivalent.
5.2 The event will be open to all classes and ages.

6 SCHEDULE
6.1 All classes shall race on Saturday, July 28, 2018, and Sunday, July 29, 2018.
6.2 Seven (7) races are scheduled with the times noted. Additional races may be sailed as conditions permit.

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Registration 0830 to 1000
Competitors Meeting 1030
Warning signal for 1st race of the day 1100 (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 29, 2018
Warning signal for 1st race of the day 1030 (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, July 29th, no warning signal will be made after 1600. On Sunday, July 30th, no warning signal will be made after 1430.

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 dependent 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 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 on the open course.
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 minute 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 2, followed by Class 1, 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 RRS A4.

12 RECALLS
12.1 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) 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 Appendix P will apply as changed by instructions 15.2.
15.2 RRS P2.2 will not apply and RRS P2.2 is changed so that it will apply to any penalty after the first one.

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).

17 PROTESTS
17.1 Penalties for breaches of the ER, rules in the Notice of Race, class rules and Sailing Instructions marked (DP) are at the discretion of the protest committee. The scoring abbreviation for a discretionary penalty imposed under this instruction is DPI.
17.2 Penalties for breaches of Sailing Instructions marked (NP) will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This changes RRS 60.1(a).
17.3 Protest forms available in the Sailing office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered to the Race Office within the protest time limit.
17.4 For each class, the protest time limit is 45 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.
17.5 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings may be scheduled to begin up to 30 minutes before the end of protest time limit. Hearings will be held in the jury room located in the Richardson Sailing Centre.
17.6 Notices of protests by the race committee or jury will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).
17.7 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes RRS 62.2.
17.8 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day; no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day. This changes RRS 66.

18 SCORING
18.1 The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply. Each fleet will be scored separately.
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 2017 wind adjusted Portsmouth Handicapping System. 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 for the Richardson Regatta trophy. 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), Sail Manitoba and Sail Canada, 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