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The Chester Classic Series
Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th, 2018
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 1992)
2.2 Eligible boats may enter at the skippers
meeting. Advance notice of intention to enter by email is encouraged
to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
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. 10th, 11th, 12th 2018 with a maximum Number of 3 Races – limited to 1 each day
4.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for races:
Friday Aug. 10: 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 Classic Fleet.
Saturday Aug 11: the scheduled time of the warning signal is 1330 hours.
Sunday Aug 12: 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 website:
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 Winsor’s Dock.
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 2018 will be done using SNS
(aka NSYA) PHRF as per the official ratings 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.
8.3 An alternate Classic boat specific rating system
may be tested for Division A in 2018 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
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
10.1 The "Sir Christopher Ondaatje Chester Classics
Cup" will be awarded to first place overall for the Division A fleet in
10.2 A repladement for The “Classics Gold Cup”,
donated by Jay Hooper, may 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 sailed.
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 with entry.
13 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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