The Chester Classic Series
Friday August 9th through Sunday August 11th, 2019
Chester, Nova Scotia
NOTICE OF RACE Drafted on 07/16/2019
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing
Rules of Sailing. 1.3 If there is a conflict between languages the
English text will take precedence.
1.4 In pursuit races, the Scoring Penalty, rule 44.3 will apply. The
penalty will be 20%. 1.5 The sailing instructions may also change other
1.6 The Equipment Rules of Sailing will apply.
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 The regatta is open to all mono-hull handicap boats.
2.2 All boats must have a valid Sail Nova Scotia PHRF Handicap or may
request a rating to be assigned by the organizer and which is valid
only for this event.
2.2 Registration will be available online at www.yachtscoring.com and
linked from the www.chesterclassics.com website. Entry acknowledgement
will be sent to valid entrants shortly after early entry receipt. All
registrations shall be complete and are final.
2.3 The entry deadline is 24:00 (ADT) August 7, 2018. Entries received
after 24:00 August 7th, 2018 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
at the discretion of Chester Classics.
3.1 Required entry fee is $50.00 per Boat. 4 SCHEDULE
4.1 Dates of racing: Aug. 9th, 10th, 11th 2019 with a maximum number of three (3) races – limitedto 1 race each day
4.2 All racing is planned to be “pursuit style” and the scheduled time
of the first start warningsignal will be published in the Sailing
4.3 The full list of specific starting times as calculated from
handicap ratings for each boat will be in GPS time and will be
published and made available online at www.yachtscoring.com.
4.4 4.3 A Skippers Meeting and briefing will be held at 10:00AM on
Friday August 9th at The Chester Yacht Club. In the event a competitor
can not attend, please notify us at the contacts below and we will do
our best to accommodate updating everyone.
5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
5.1 The sailing instructions will be available at the Skippers Meeting and will be posted on the event
site on www.yachtscoring.com
6 THE COURSES
6.1 Courses will be selected from the numbered CYC Club courses as per
the 2019 Chester YachtClub Course Card or using a list of marks from
the CYC Course Card. All courses consist of Government Marks and
Chester Yacht Club Marks situated in Mahone Bay.
6.2 More than one Course may be used based on a ratings split, e.g. a
shorter course for smaller boats may be in place for one band of
ratings while a longer course for larger boats may be in place
foranother band of ratings. This will be specified in the list of start
times and at the SkippersMeeting.
6.3 Courses will be provided by announcement on VHF Channel 73 and will
be displayed on a board on Debbie Winsor’s Dock and/or nearby signal
6.4 The starting area will be to the east of Debbie Winsor’s Dock
located about 1⁄2 out on the the Peninsula. The starting line is
expected to be between the Winsor’s upland flag pole and a large
inflatable drop mark in the vicinity of “Chester Rock” MAA. The
Winsor’s flag is clearly visible on a tall pole about 50% of the way
out on the Peninsula.
6.5 Racing boats shall not enter the mooring field area within 5
minutes of their starting time. Observation of racing boats in the
mooring field during their five minute warning period will result in a
DSQ by the R/C.
7 PENALTY SYSTEM
7.1 The US Sailing prescription RRS Appendix V (ALTERNATIVE PENALTIES) will apply 8 SCORING
8.1 Primary scoring for 2019 will be done using SNS (aka NSYA) PHRF as
per the officialratings database published at:
8.2 If a yacht does not have an NS PHRF, the RC will assign a rating at registration for use only at this event.
9 RADIO COMMUNICATION
9.1 Except in an emergency or for RC check-in, a boat shall neither
make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications
not available to all competitors. This restriction also applies to
mobile telephones. Official boats will monitor VHF channel 73.
9.2 If any part of a boat’s hull, crew or equipment is on the course
side of the starting line during the two minutes before her starting
signal and she is identified, the race committee will attempt to
broadcast her sail number on VHF channel 73. Failure to make a
broadcast or to time it accurately will not be grounds for a request
for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).
10.1The "Sir Christopher Ondaatje Chester Classics Cup" will be awarded
to first place overall for the Chester Classics fleet in this event.
10.2A replacement for The “Classics Gold Cup”, donated by Jay Hooper
and returned to him for posterity, may be given at the end of Chester
Race Week to the overall winner of the combined: Chester Classics
Yachts in this regatta and Chester Race Week Classic’s Division. 1 drop
will be allowed if more than 5 races are sailed.
10.3In the event that three or more tiny classic boats, as defined by
the Chester Classics sponsors register, the “John W Wurts Jr Tiny
Classics Cup” will be awarded to the winning tiny boat. The course for
such racing may be separate from the course for the rest of the fleet.
10.4In the event that more than three boats of a one design or other
organized fleet participate and notify the organizers of their group by
August 12th, the top place for the series overall will be awarded a
10.5In the event that more than three IODs participate, the “Rick’s
Roaring Racing Cup” will be awarded at the end of Chester Race Week to
the IOD which is the overall winner of thecombined score for for IODs
in this event and IODs in Chester Race Week. 1 drop will be allowed if
more than 5 races are sailed.
10.6Additional prizes may awarded to the winners of groups of boats who
register for the event, for example if more than three one design
boats, e.g. J24s, Bluenoses, etc. or other organized group of boats,
e.g. NonSuch Club, participate in the event.
11 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
11.1Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk.
See rule 4, Decision to Race.The organizing authority will not accept
any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained
in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the regatta.
12.1Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party
liability insurance with a minimum cover of $1,000,000 per event or the
equivalent. Proof of insurance should be supplied with entry.
13 FURTHER INFORMATION
13.1For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org