|1||July 22, 2021||4.2||Donald D. Summerville Memorial Trophy Race, Saturday, September 25|
|2||Sept 23, 2021||4.9||Sign-up is requested online at abyc.ca/racing, or at the Competitors’ Meeting|
|3||Sept 24, 2021||11.1||See RRS 3|
This Notice of Race does not apply to the ABYC/QCYC Open Regatta, the Donald D. Summerville Memorial Race, Family Races, the Single-Handed Race or the Double-Handed Race.
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 The Sail Canada prescriptions will apply.
1.3 The PHRF-LO rules shall apply. Boats competing in one-design divisions must have a valid measurement certificate. Class measurement rules will apply.
1.4 The races are organized by Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club.
1.5 The wearing of masks is recommended when a distance of two meters cannot be maintained among crew.
2 Eligibility and Entry
2.1 The races are open to all boats of the fleets of the Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club and Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club.
2.2 Eligible boats may register by completing the Event Registration Form at https://abyc.ca/racing/ no later than July 6, 2021 for Series B and July 11 for Series A. Registrations will be accepted after this date provided that they are accompanied by a $20 donation to the Junior Sailing program or the Corinthian Fund.
2.3 All keelboats participating in weeknight racing shall have a PHRF-LO certificate unless racing in a designated one-design class (i.e. J-24 and Viking 28). You will be required to pay the PHRF Certificate renewal fee by sending an e-transfer to email@example.com ($55.00 plus $7.15 HST= $62.15) at the time of registration. Be sure to indicate the it is for a PHRF certificate. The PHRF Handicapper may contact you to request additional payment if you participated in racing in 2020.
3.1 There is no fee for entering any of the ABYC Races with the exception of the ABYC/QCYC Open Regatta.
4.1 There will be two weeknight series for keelboats (A and B), two Wednesday evening series for dinghies (Series One and Two).
4.2 There will be an Offshore Series consisting of three race events: Summer Bell Buoy, Sunday, August 8, the Donald D. Summerville Memorial Trophy Race, Saturday, September 25, and the Archie Walker Race Saturday, October 2.
4.3 Weeknight races: Series: A and B: the warning signal for the first start will be given at 1830. Please note that the course has been located further from the harbour entrance of ABYC so plan additional time to reach the course from prior years.
4.4 A Series races are scheduled for Tuesday evenings from July 13 to September 14. Ten (10) races are scheduled.
4.5 B Series races are scheduled for Thursday evenings from July 15 to September 16. Ten (10) races are scheduled.
4.6 Dinghy Series 1 races are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from June 30 to July 28. A maximum of four races is scheduled per evening. The first warning signal will be made at 1845.
4.7 Dinghy Series 2 races are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from August 4 to September 1. A maximum of four races is scheduled per evening. The first warning signal will be made at 1845.
4.8 The Hansen Dinghy Races will be scheduled at the convenience of the active dinghy racers.
4.9 For the Summer Bell Buoy Race and the Archie Walker Race, sign-up is requested online at abyc.ca/racing, or at the Competitors’ Meeting to be held at 1200. The first Warning Signal will be made at 1300.
5 Sailing Instructions and Notice Board
5.1 The sailing instructions for Series A & B and Series 1 & 2 will be posted at abyc.ca/Racing no later than July 9, 2021.
5.2 The Official Notice Board will be located at racingrulesofsailing.org. Refer to the Sailing Instructions for the direct link.
6.1 The racing area for Series: A and B will be a circle having a radius of approximately 1/2 nautical mile and having a centre located approximately 1.33 nautical miles on a bearing of 89 degrees from the ‘new’ south headland of the club.
6.2 The racing area for Dinghy Series 1 and 2 and the Hansen Dinghy Races will be off the outer (new) entrance to the ABYC Harbour.
6.3 The racing area for the Summer Bell Buoy, Archie Walker and the Donald D. Summerville Memorial Race will be on the nearby north shore waters of Lake Ontario. The start and finish will be in the fixed mark area as stated in NoR 6.1.
7 The Courses
7.1 The courses for Spinnaker Divisions for Series A and B will be windward-leeward courses.
7.2 The courses for No Flying Sails (NFS) divisions for Series: A and B will be a triangle followed by windward leeward legs.
7.3 The courses for dinghy races Series 1 and 2 and the Hansen Dinghy Race will be delineated by laid marks. Windward Leeward courses will normally be sailed, but a gybe mark may be placed and included if conditions warrant and equipment and personnel are available.
8 Penalty System
8.1 RRS 44.1 shall apply.
8.2 Protest forms must be submitted on-line to racingrulesofsailing.org. Exact link can be found in the SI’s.
9.1 Appendix A4 will be used. A5.3 will apply.
9.2 For Series: A and B, 3 races must be completed to constitute a series.
9.3 For Dinghy Series 1 and 2 a minimum of six (6) races must be completed constitute a series.
9.4 For the Offshore Series, a minimum of 2 races must be completed to constitute a series.
9.5 A series will not be scored for any division unless three boats complete the minimum number of races required for that series.
9.6 Boats will be scored in one division only in each series. A boat may request to be moved to a different division only once after a series has started. She shall be scored DNC for all races sailed in her former division, and the results for the remaining boats shall be recalculated. A donation of $50 to the Corinthian fund will be required.
9.7 A boat that has ranked as a starter in at least one race will be scored for the series.
9.8 (a) For Series: A and B, when fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When 5 to 7 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When from 8 to 10 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
(e) Any race in which no boat finishes will not be counted as a race for that division.
10.1 Prizes will be given to the top three finishers in each division and each series, and for each of the offshore races. Overall season championships may be awarded.
11 Disclaimer of Liability
11.1 Competitors participate in the racing entirely at their own risk. See RRS 3, Decision to Race. Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after any club racing.
12.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance including race coverage.