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Notice of Race

Canadian Yachting Association

*Complete NOR Amendment #1* (PDF)

2012 CYA Women's Keelboat Nationals

August 30th – September 2nd 2012

HOSTED BY SYLVAN LAKE SAILING CLUB, SYLVAN LAKE, ALBERTA

The organizing authority is the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club (SLSC) in conjunction with the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA)


NOTICE OF RACE

1.0 RULES
1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009 – 2012, the prescriptions of the Canadian Yachting Association, International Martin Class Association (IMCA) Rules, Sailing Instructions and any amendments.
1.2. Outboard motors shall not be removed from transom while racing.
1.3. In the event of conflict between languages the English text shall take precedence.

2.0 ADVERTISING
2.1. The organizing authority may require all participating boats to display the event sponsor’s advertising in accordance with Regulation 20.3(d)(i).

3.0 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1. The regatta is open to all women who are members of ISAF Member National Authorities.
3.2. Eligible teams may enter by completing the official entry form, and paying the registration fee.
3.3. A team shall consist of a skipper and up to three (3) crew.
3.4. There will be a maximum of fifteen (15) boats.
3.5. Registration opens March 1, 2012 @ 1900 hrs. UTC (12:00 pm MST).
3.6. Teams shall register on-line at www.sylvan.ws
3.7. Entries will be time stamped electronically upon receipt. Should there be fifteen (15) or fewer entries by the early closing date, all entries will be accepted and registered for the regatta. If there should be more than fifteen (15) entries, acceptance into the regatta will be as follows:
3.7.1 Upon completion of Early Registration, March 31, 2012 @ 1900 UTC, the registration queue will be reviewed and the first registered team of each Province will then be accepted.
3.7.2 The queue will again be reviewed in time stamped order for the next registered team of each Province and will then be accepted.
3.7.3 This process will continue until the queue contains registrations of a single Province. At this time registrations will be accepted in time stamped order until all available entries are filled.
3.7.4 On April 1st, 2012 teams will be notified of regatta acceptance or queue position. If required, a standby queue will be formed as per registration time stamp. Upon any withdrawal from the primary queue, the first registration from the standby queue will be accepted. This process will remain in affect until August 1, 2012 @ 1900 UTC.
3.7.5 Upon acceptance notification from the registrar, the team will then forward all required fees as per 4.0 post marked no later than 14 days past notification.
3.7.6 Queue orders will be available @ www.sylvan.ws ( under list of entries)
3.8. Competitors will be required to present proof of membership with an ISAF Member National Authority at check-in. For competitors with membership of the CYA, a CYA or club membership card will be sufficient proof.
3.9. Teams must submit a brief sailing resume for the skipper and each crew member by early registration closing or receipt of late registration.

4.0 FEES
4.1. Registration fee is $600.00 (Canadian dollars) per team. Refunds will be honored up to April 15, 2012 @ 1900 UTC.
4.2. A $500 refundable damage deposit will be required from each team.
4.3. Payment for registration fee and damage deposit shall be made by separate cheques payable to the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club, PO Box 9008 Sylvan Lake, Alberta, T4S-1S6 Attn: Registration Committee. Damage deposits will be held in a trust account and refunded post event.

5.0 BOATS
5.1. The event will be sailed in Martin 242’s.
5.2. All boats will be provided by the host Club.
5.3. All boats will be allocated by random draw, boat owners will not be permitted to race their own boat.
 
6.0 SCHEDULE

 

DATE

TIME - MST

EVENT

VENUE

Thursday August 30th

1700 - 2100

Check-in & Welcome

Club House 

1900

Boat Draw

 

 

 

 

Friday August 31st

0800 - 0900

Check-in Desk Open*

Club House

0900 - 1200

Competitors Information & On-shore Training

Club House

1200

Lunch

Club House

1230

On-water practice

 

1500

Practice Race

 

1730

Dinner

Club House

 

 

 

Saturday September 1st

0900

Competitors Meeting

Club House

1000

1st Warning Signal

 

1800

Cocktails

Club House

1900

Dinner

Club House

 

 

 

Sunday September 2nd

1000

1st Warning Signal

 

 

No race shall start after 1500

 

 

 

 

Post racing 

Awards Presentation

Club House


                            "Late check-ins please contact Registration Committee @ 403-318-3547"


7.0 MEASUREMENT
7.1. All boats will be inspected prior to ensure class measurement requirements.
7.2. The Regatta Organizing Committee will attempt to match all boats as reasonably practicable.
 
8.0 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
8.1. The Sailing Instructions will be available at 1700 hrs MST Thursday August 30th at the check-in desk.

9.0 VENUE
9.1. Racing will be conducted in the South-East area of the Sylvan Lake.

10.0 THE COURSES
10.1. The courses to be sailed will be Windward/Leeward.
 
11.0 PENALTY SYSTEM
11.1. Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

12.0 SCORING
12.1. One (1) race must be completed to constitute a series.
12.2. When fewer than five (5) races have been completed, a boats score will be the total of her race scores.
12.3. When five (5) or more races have been completed, a boats score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her worst score.
12.4. When Nine (9) or more races have been completed, a boats score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her two (2) worst scores.

13.0 HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
13.1. Boats shall not be hauled out during the series except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the Race Committee.

14.0 RADIO COMMUNICATION
14.1. Radio communications will be carried out on VHF Channel 06. Skippers are recommended to bring their own VHF marine band hand held radio.
14.2. Prior to and during each start sequence the Race Committee will make announcements on VHF Channel 06, every effort will be made to inform boats observed by the Race Committee to be OCS. This changes rule 41.
14.3. Any radio communication by the Race Committee, any naming or misnaming of boats and/or their numbers, colors, designs, logos, or shapes cannot be used as evidence in any subsequent redress hearing. This changes rule 62.1(a).

15.0 PRIZES
15.1. CYA will recognize the top three (3) finishers.
15.2. The Canadian Women’s Keelboat Championship Trophy will be awarded to the top Canadian finisher.

16.0 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
16.1. 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.

17.0 INSURANCE
17.1. Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of one (1) million dollars per event or equivalent. The host club will provide said coverage.

18.0 FURTHER INFORMATION
18.1. For preferred event accommodations see;
Best Western - Chateau Inn Sylvan Lake
http://bestwesternalberta.com/hotels/best-western-plus-chateau-inn-sylvan-lake
Chateau Suites
http://www.chateausuites.ca
At the Best Western there is a block of rooms reserved under National Women's Keelboat Championships
18.2. For additional accommodations in Sylvan Lake see: www.town.sylvan-lake.ab.ca .
18.3. For further event information see: www.sylvansailing.ca/ or www.sylvanlake.ws  or contact:


Norma Turner
Regatta Committee Co-Chair
Email: normat2012@gmail.com
Ph: (403) 650-8334

Tracey Andersen
Regatta Committee Co-Chair
Email: tracey2012cwnkc@gmail.com
Ph: (403) 318-3547

                                                                               
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