2017 5o5 Canadians at OHCC in Toronto

2017 International 505 Canadian Championship

With any questions please contact marekpbalinski@gmail.com NOTICE OF RACE

September 2-3, 2017

Organizing Authority: Outer Harbour Centerboard Club in conjunction with the International 505 Class, Canadian Section.

Street address:

OHCC
14 Regatta Rd Toronto, ON M5A 0B7

Racing area: Lake Ontario, south of Toronto Islands.

1. Rules

1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2. Rule 40 will be replaced with: “Competitors shall wear Transport Canada approved personal flotation devices, or in the case of foreign competitors, a personal flotation device approved by their Government Maritime Authority, securely fastened at all times when on the water, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Wetsuits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. Inflatable floatation devices are not acceptable.”
1.3. While afloat, all boats shall carry a towline of at least 6mm in diameter and 10 meters in length.

2. Advertising
2.1. Boat and competitors shall comply with ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code.

3. Eligibility and Entry

3.1. The regatta is open to all boats of the International 505 Class.
3.2. All competitors shall be current members of their national 505 Class Association.
3.3. Registration will take place on the first day of the event.
3.4. Competitors who have not reached their 18th birthday before the first day of racing, shall present a signed and completed parent (or guardian) consent form during check-in.
3.5. To be considered as entered in the regatta, a boat shall complete all registration steps, satisfy measurement requirements, and pay all fees.

4. Fees

4.1. The entry fee is $120 CDN.

5. Schedule

5.1. Up to 12 races are scheduled for the regatta.
5.2. The race committee may run a maximum 7 races per day.
5.3. The event schedule is:
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. registration,
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. 1st warning signal of the day of the day,
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 1st warning signal of the day, 3:00 p.m. no further warning signals.

6. Check-in and Measurement

6.1. At check-in, boats shall produce a valid measurement certificate and proof of insurance.

6.2. Boats and equipment may be subject to additional inspection at any time during the regatta.

7. Sailing Instructions
7.1. The sailing instructions will be available at check in.

8. Courses
8.1. Courses and marks will be described in the sailing instructions. 8.2. Gate starts will be used except in exceptional circumstances.

9. Scoring

9.1. One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
9.2. When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. This amends RRS Appendix A2.1.

10. Communications

10.1. The race committee may use VHF radio to communicate information to competitors and / or support boats. Competitors are encouraged to carry VHF radios for safety.

11. Prizes

11.1. Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 3 teams overall.

12. Disclaimer of Responsibility

12.1. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta.

13. Insurance

13.1. Each participating boat shall be responsible for being insured with valid third party liability insurance for a minimum of $ 1,000,000.00.

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