Rules: All races will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (2017-2020) except where otherwise modified by this Notice of Race and/or the Sailing Instructions. In addition, the following special rules and instructions will apply:

 

Safety and Navigation Equipment Required: Each vessel must carry any and all safety equipment as prescribed by Transport Canada (Canadian registered vessels) or the US Coast Guard

 

Due to the current pandemic awareness, the following protocols will be in place:

    

 Captains are required to sign in their crew between 9:30 and 10:15 on the patio area. Guests should sign in upon arrival.   Masks are required when social distancing is not possible and entering the building.  Please do not congregate inside the clubhouse for any reason.

 

After the race, please bring a picnic lunch and beverages to enjoy on the property. Unfortunately, we are unable to supply food at this time. The barbecues will not be available. Tables and picnic tables have been set up accordingly. Please do not move them. Maintain proper social distancing at all times.

 

Masks are required to enter the club to use the washrooms, or to use the outside washrooms. Hand washing/ sanitizing stations are available.

 

Thank you for your assistance in making this a great, safe event!

 

 

1. Radio: All vessels must carry an operational VHF Marine Radio.

 

2. Personal Flotation Devices: It is highly recommended that all persons on board wear an approved PFD at all times.

 

3. Identification of Yachts: All yachts must carry sail numbers on both sides of the mainsail, overlapping headsails and spinnakers. Sail numbers must match, and must match what is recorded on the entry form.

 

4. Inclement Weather: It is each skipper’s responsibility to ensure the safety and well being of their crew members and yacht. The decision to race or not to race (due to inclement weather or pending weather conditions) is the sole responsibility of the skipper, and each individual crew member, regardless of any decision made by the Race Committee.

 

5. Classes and Class Splits: PHRF divisions will be provided for Spinnaker and JOG classes, with any splits determined based on the number of entries received, unless otherwise stipulated in the Sailing Instructions. The Race Committee will endeavour to group ratings as closely together as possible, which could result in one fleet having more boats than another.

 

8. JOG Sail Restrictions: Only one headsail may be carried at any one time (except during a change of sail manoeuvre). Whisker/spinnaker poles may not be longer than the boat’s “J” dimension. Boats taking a roller furling credit must use a roller furling headsail to be eligible for that credit.

 

Insurance: All yachts will carry a minimum liability insurance of $1,000.000.00. It is understood by signing this race application that you are able to provide the Race Committee proof of insurance if asked to do so.

 

Eligibility and Entry: All Labour Day weekend racing events are open to yachts sailing under the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) system.

 

1. Valid Certificate: PHRF ratings will be based on 2019 ratings. Any non-ECPHRF member, holding a valid PHRF certificate from another area, must include a copy of such certificate with their entry. Where this certificate differs from that of a like-boat with an ECPHRF certificate, the ECPHRF PHRF rating will be used. Those without a valid certificate may register and race, and a rating will be assigned from the ECPHRF rating database for that boat. Please note, as this is a FUN race, we will be adding a 6 second a mile credit for outboard motors left attached to the transom of the vessel.

 

Schedule: This NOR applies to race event below:

 

Skippers Meeting: There is a skippers’ meeting planned for the CIYC Labour Day Regatta only.

It will be held 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 7th.

 

Awards: First, Second and Third place awards will be presented for any class with four or more registered boats. An awards ceremony for the presentation will be held at CIYC as soon as possible following the last race on each day, and the completion of any applicable protest hearings.

 

 

 

 

 

Sailing Instructions: Liz Norris Labor Day Regatta, Sunday September 7, 2020

 

 

1. The Course: From the start, yachts are to sail to Colchester Light, rounding to port and return directly to the finish line. There are no other marks to the course.

 

2. Shorten or Change of Course: There will be no provision to shorten or change the course, however the Race Committee, at its discretion, may abandon the race under RRS 32.1.

 

3. The Finish:

 

a. The finish shall be between the CIYC two floating orange buoys.

 

b. The marks, both start and finish, will located to the southeast of the entrance to the Cedar Island marina (41* 59.835'N 82* 45.655'W).

 

c. Boats shall finish from the direction of the last mark.

 

d. Please record your finish time (GPS time only), and submit to the race committee. Please record boats finishing ahead and after if possible.

 

 

e. Boats that have finished must immediately clear the finish area without interfering with boats still racing (RRS 24.1).

 

 

4. Race Committee Monitoring: The Race Committee will monitor VHF Channel 68

 

5. Time Limits:

 

a. Per 5.c. above, the start shall be no later than 2:00 p.m.

 

b. In order to receive a score, a yacht must finish no later than 5:00 p.m. regardless of the start time.

 

6. Penalty Turns: When a boat has broken a rule of RRS Part 2, she may exonerate herself by taking a one-turn (360 degree) penalty. This changes RRS 44.1 (two-turn rule). The penalty turn must be completed by keeping clear of other boats racing, and at the first available opportunity.

 

7. Protests and Requests for Redress:

 

a. Protests must be filed, in writing, within one hour of the protesting yacht’s finish time to the Race Committee.

 

b. A yacht filing a protest shall notify the Race Committee upon finishing, including the sail number(s) of the yacht(s) being protested.

 

c. Protest hearings will be held as soon as possible following the completion of the race.

 

d. A request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes following the decision being posted.

 

1. Schedule:

a. The warning signal for the first class is planned for 12:00 p.m GPS time.

 

b. There will be no further warning signals. First start is at 12:05 P.M. GPS time. Each following class starts five minutes later.

 

c. Where the starting sequence has been postponed for whatever reason, no initial warning signal will be made after 2:00 p.m., in which case the race will be cancelled.

 

2. Starting Sequence:

 

a. JOG B (where there are enough entries to split the class, otherwise JOG A will go first)

 

b. JOG A

 

c. Spinnaker class

 

3. Backstay Pennants: All boats are required to fly a pennant designating their class. The pennant shall be flown from the backstay, no lower than 6 feet above the deck, and must be large enough to be easily visible by the Race Committee at start and finish areas. Pennant colours are as follows:

 

a. JOG B (green)

 

b. JOG A (blue)

 

c. Spinnaker (pink)

 

 

8. The Start:

 

The starting area will located to the southeast of the entrance to the Cedar Island marina (41* 59.835'N 82* 45.655'W). Two orange inflatable marks will be set as square as possible to the Colchester Light.TICE OF RACE – CEDAR ISLAND YACHT CLUB – 2019 LABOUR DAY WEEKEND

12. The Finish:

 

a. The finish shall be between the CIYC two orange inflatable marks.

 

b. Boats shall finish from the direction of the last mark.

 

c. Boats that have finished must immediately clear the finish area without interfering with boats still racing (RRS 24.1).

 

 

13. Race Committee Monitoring: The Race Committee will monitor VHF Channel 68

 

14. Penalty Turns: When a boat has broken a rule of RRS Part 2, she may exonerate herself by taking a one-turn (360 degree) penalty. This changes RRS 44.1 (two-turn rule). The penalty turn must be completed by keeping clear of other boats racing, and at the first available opportunity.

 

15. Protests and Requests for Redress:

 

a. Protests must be filed, in writing, within one hour of the protesting yacht’s finish time to the Race Committee.

 

b. A yacht filing a protest shall notify the Race Committee upon finishing, including the sail number(s) of the yacht(s) being protested.

 

c. Protest hearings will be held as soon as possible following the completion of the race.

 

d. A request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes following the decision being posted.

CIYC Welcomes you to the

2020 Liz Norris Labour Day Regatta

Sunday, September 6