Notice of Race Rules
Venue & Organizing Authority
South Port Sailing Club
210 Brighton Road
Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 2L3
(519) 979 SPSC
SPSC Racing Director & Series Chairman ..... Ken Blyth
The series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
The Sailing Instructions ▼ and any additional documents are available either in the clubhouse or downloadable from this web site. Any changes to the Notice of Race will be incorporated into this online version and posted as a notice to competitors..
The Official Notice Board
The official notice board is in the clubhouse's enclosed porch. Notices will be mirrored on the web site within 24 hours of being posted.
Dates & Times
A race will run every Thursday in July as well as the first and second Thursday in August — Thursday July 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, August 1st & 8th.
The first warning signal will be at 1845.
Classes to Race
Canadian Shark Class Association rules are in effect.
Races will be sailed according to Essex County PHRF Rules except that there are no minimum crew limits.
Corrected times will be calculated using time-on-time handicapping
Corrected Time ∝ Elapsed Time ÷ (PHRF Handicap + 557s/mi.)
There will be a single JOG class.
The PHRF class may be divided into PHRF A, B & C. The RC will post a notice of splits before the first race.
|Class Flag & Pennant|
Coloured pennants matching the class flag are to be flown from the backstay for JOG and PHRF classes.
Despite rule RRS 78.1, a current valid measurement or rating certificate is not required.
Registration & Facilities
If not already paid for the season, please deposit the $25 entry fee in the Race Office.
Visiting boats may make use of the harbour and facilities for the duration of the series at a reasonable cost. Contact the harbour master at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Please complete the online registration form as early as possible.
The racing area shall be centred at a point 42º20.730'N 82º50.240'W, one and a quarter nautical miles at 20º magnetic from outside the Pike Creek channel on Lake St.~Clair. Marks are half a nautical mile from the centre point and arrayed in a regular octagon with mark 8 pinned to magnetic north (using magnetic variation of 7.76ºW).
Marks are white can buoys --- even numbered can buoys have an orange top.
Courses will be windward/leeward between a fixed downwind mark and a mark opposite on the circumference of the octagon. There will be of up to 8 legs (1.0 miles long) for a maximum total course length of 8 miles.
Boats must come out to at least half of the completed races in the series to be eligible for an award.
Two races will constitute a series — four will allow for a throw-out.
|Prizes Awarded||Participants in Division|
|1st||1, 2 or 3|
|1st & 2nd||4 or 5|
|1st, 2nd & 3rd||6 or more|
SPSC Open Series flags will be awarded in each division.