NOTICE OF RACE
– – – – – – – – – PLEASE NOTE, RICHARDSON REGATTA POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 2022 – – – – – – – – –
1.1 August To Be Determined 2022
2 ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
2.1 This event is being organized by Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club.
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.
4.1 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)
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.
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.
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.
10.1 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.
13.1 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.