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The Chester Classic Series
Friday August 11th through Sunday August 13th,
Chester, Nova Scotia
NOTICE OF RACE
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.
2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 The regatta is open to all
classic boats. A classic is any boat that is more than 25 years old
(all participating boats must have been launched before December 31st
2.2 Eligible boats may enter at
the skippers meeting. Advance notice of intention to enter by email is
encouraged to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or
2.3 Racing may include multiple
divisions to accommodate one design e.g. Bluenose, J24, J29, etc.,
builder “family” groups e.g. Nonsuch, yearrangese.g. IOR vintage, or groups of
similar size and performance e.g. smaller crafts such as Roue 20,
Herreschoff 12.5, Beetle Cats, Dragons, etc. To create a separate division start, three
boats of similar design, performance characteristics or rating range
are necessary. Sailors of all Classic Boats are invited to enter and the
RC will endeavor to provide an optimal Division experience for all
sailors and their boats.
2.4 At the discretion of the RC,
Division A will include historical Chester classic yachts including the
“Universal Rule Letter Boats” e.g. Hayseed P1, Virginia Q5, Seneca P5, the
Chester Cs, IODs, and yachts launched before December 31st 1963 or that
are a replica of a design that, independent of her launch date, was built in conformity with the design
launched before December 31st 1963.
3.1 Required entry fee is $75.00
per Boat. Our R/C PRO is a volunteer and tipping the PRO is acceptable
or even encouraged.
4.1 Dates of racing: Aug. 11th,
12th, 13th 2017 with a maximum Number of 3 Races – limited to 1 each day
4.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for races:
11: the scheduled time of the warning signal is 1530 hours. Racing is
followed by Hors d’oeuvres at the Chester Yacht Club sponsored by the by the Chester
12: the scheduled time of the warning signal is 1330 hours.
unday Aug 13: the scheduled time of the warning signal is 1330 hours.
4.3 Registration will be at the
White Gate No. 28 Inn and Restaurant, 28 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS
at 1200 on August 11th. A competitors' briefing will be held after registration
at 1230. In the event a competitor can not attend, please notify us at
the contacts below and we will do our best to accomodate.
5 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be
available at registration and will be posted on the Chester Classics
6 THE COURSES
6.1 Courses of tailored lengths
will be provided for each division to take into account the various
sizes and performance of the competing boats.
6.2 Courses will be selected from
the numbered CYC Club courses as per the Chester Yacht Club 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.
6.3 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 boat.
6.4 The starting area will be to
the east of Debbie Winsor’s Dock. The R/C will be land based on Debbie
7 PENALTY SYSTEM
7.1.2 Rule 44.1 is changed so
that the Two-turns Penalty is replaced by the One-turn Penalty.
7.2 Protest filing time limit will be 60 minutes after the last boat finishes.
7.3 Protest forms are available at the Chester Yacht Club.
8.1 Primary scoring for 2017 will
be done using SNS (aka NSYA) PHRF as per the official ratings database
8.2 If a yacht does not have an
NS PHRF, the RC will assign a rating at registration for use only at
8.3 An alternate Classic boat
specific rating system may be tested for Division A in 2017 as a trial.
To the extent that this is the case, these scores will not be used for official series
trophies. Separate recognition may be given under this trial system.
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
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).
10.1 The "Sir Christopher
Ondaatje Chester Classics Cup" will be awarded to first place overall
for the Division A fleet in this event.
10.2 The “Classics Gold Cup”,
donated by Jay Hooper, will be given at the end of Chester Race Week to
the overall winner of the combined: Division A Fleet Chester Classics Regatta and Chester Race Week
Classic’s Division. 1 drop will be allowed if more than 5 races are
10.2 In the event that more than
three IODs participate in the Division A fleet: separate prizes will be
awarded for the top three IOD finishers within the Division A group.
10.3 In the event that more than
three IODs participate in the Division A fleet: a new cup to be called
“Rick’s Roaring Racing” and donated by The Chester
Classics Fleet, will be given at the end of Chester Race Week to the
IOD which is the overall winner of the combined: IODs sailing within
the Division A
Fleet at Chester Classics Regatta and Chester Race Week IOD Fleet. 1
drop will be allowed if more than 5 races are sailed.
10.4 Additional prizes will
awarded as appropriate to the winners of each registered division.
11 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors 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.
Each 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
13 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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