2019 Spring & Fall Thursday-Night Series

Thursday May 16th through June 27th
Thursday Aug. 15th thru Sept. 26th

Notice of Race (for print )

Venue & Organizing Authority

South Port Sailing Club
210 Brighton Road
Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 2L3
(519) 979 SPSC

SPSC Racing Director & Series Chairman ..... Ken Blyth

2018 Series Calendar

2018 thursday series calendar
Spring Series
7 consecutive Thursdays May 16th – June 27th
Fall Series
7 consecutive Thursdays Aug. 15th – Sept. 26th

Only the Spring and Fall Series are covered in this Notice of Race. Both series will be scored separately and then combined to score the Club Series Championship.

Start Times

The first warning signal will be at 1845.


These series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

The Harold Asselstine Memorial Trophy document details how overall placing in a spinnaker division applies to the awarding of the trophy.

Sailing Instructions

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.

Classes to Race

Shark One-Design

Canadian Shark Class Association rules are in effect.

PHRF Handicapped

Races will be sailed according to Essex County PHRF Rules except that there are no minimum crew limits.

Time-on-Time Handicapping

Corrected times will be calculated using time-on-time handicapping.


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
JOG White
Shark a Shark
PHRF AYellow

Class Flags

Coloured pennants matching the class flag are to be flown from the backstay for JOG and PHRF classes.


A current valid measurement or rating certificate is not required. This changes rule RRS~78.1.


Please complete the online registration form as early as possible. A $40 annual entry fee must be delivered to the Race Office before racing.

Racing Area



course octagon

The racing area shall be centred a point 42º20.730'N 82º50.240'W, one and a quarter nautical miles at 20º magnetic north 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.

Participation Requirements

Boats must come out to at least half of the completed races in a series to be eligible for an award.

Within each class, the Club Series Championship sums the results of the Spring and Fall Thursday-Night series. To be eligible for this award a boat must be

*in any such series or regatta, boats must come out to at least half of the completed races to be eligible


The Spring and Fall Series will be scored independently. The count of entered boats within a series (cf. RRS A9 score DNC) only includes boats that have come out to at least one completed race in the series.

For the Club Series Championship, the score will be the total of race scores from both series with the same excluded races as in each series --- ties will be broken as per RRS A8.


For the Spring and Fall Thursday-Night Series 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each class. Club Series Championship flags for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and perpetual trophies will be awarded in each class. These series will count towards the awarding of the Harold Asselstine Memorial Trophy for outstanding performance in a spinnaker class. All prizes will be presented at the Awards Banquet.