2019 International 505 North American Championship August 21st to August 25th, 2019
Notice of Race
You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 International 505 North American Championships being hosted by the Kingston Yacht Club.
- 1.1 This regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
- 1.2 The Organizing Authority ‘OA’ for this regatta is the Kingston Yacht Club (KYC) in conjunction with
the Canadian 505 Class Association.
- 1.3 RRS 40 will be deleted and replaced with: “Competitors shall PFDs while racing”. Note that Flag Y will
not be displayed.
- 1.4 The first two sentences of RRS 44.1 are changed to: ‘A boat may take a One-Turn Penalty when she may
have broken one or more rules of Part 2 or rule 31 in an incident while racing.’
- 1.5 The rules and specifications of the International 505 class will apply.
Boats and competitors shall comply with World Sailing Regulation 20, Advertising Code. Competing
boats may be required to display advertising of the Event Sponsor as provided by the Organizing Authority.
- ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
- 3.1 The championship is open to all boats of the International 505 Class.
- 3.2 The championship entry fee shall be paid in full for each boat to be eligible to compete. As well each boat
shall satisfy the requirements of World Sailing regulation 19 and be a member of
the International 505 Class Yacht Racing Association. This is achieved through membership in his/her respective national 505 Class Association.
- 3.3 Eligible boats may be entered by completing online registration found on the KYC website at the KYC Regattas link.
- 3.4 Each participating boat shall successfully complete the Measurement and Equipment Inspection.
- 3.5 All entry fees are non-refundable on or after 8/9/19
Early Entry Fee
Received on or before 6/7/19 Fees are Cdn $ $375
Friday August 23
Late Entry Fee
Received on or after 8/9/19 $550
Measurement and Registration Practice Starts, race Reception(KYC)
1st Warning Dinner at Boyd’s Dinner at KYC Awards
Wednesday August 21
1100 – 1500 1500
Thursday August 22
1130 After racing
Saturday August 24
1130 After racing
Sunday August 25
- 4.2 A total of twelve races are scheduled.
- 4.3 The race committee may run a maximum of (4) races per day
- 5.1 Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate at registration.
- 5.2 One(1) boom, one(1) mast, one(1) centerboard, one(1) rudder and two (2) suits of sails can be registered
for the regatta.
- 5.3 Sails must be previously measured and stamped.
- 5.4 Boats may be weighed during measurement to ensure compliance with class rules. Boats shall be
presented dry at the time of weigh in.
- 5.5 Spot checks may be made on any yacht selected at random by the race committee
at any time during the event. Such spot checks may include hull weight, equipment
checks, sails, or spar measurements.
- 5.6 While afloat, all boats shall carry,
a) a towline of at least 6mm in diameter and 10m in length.
b) a compass and,
c) a paddle not less than 75cm, capable of propelling the boat.
- SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing instructions will be available at registration and possibly online (KYC Regatta website) before the Event.
- RACING AREA AND COURSES
The racing area each day will be southwest of KYC. The courses and marks will be described in the sailing instructions. All courses will be around inflatable marks. Gate starts will
be used except in exceptional circumstances.
- 8.1 The Low Point scoring system, Appendix A of the RRS will apply.
- 8.2 One race shall be completed to constitute a series.
- 8.3 When 5 or fewer races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of all her race scores.
- 8.4 When 6 to 8 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores less her
8.4 If 9 or more races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores less her two worst
scores. This changes RRS A2.
9. SUPPORT BOA TS
- 9.1 Competitors’ support boats are permitted only by prior arrangement with the OA. Support boats shall declare the sail numbers of each competitor they are supporting.
- 9.2 Support boats will be issued a numbered flag which they must display while in the racing area and are expected to monitor the safety channel on their VHF radios and be available to assist in an emergency.
10. COMMUNICA TIONS
- 10.1 The Race Committee may use VHF radio to communicate information about time to start and OCS.
- 10.2 A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not
available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
- 11.1 Prizes will be awarded to the top five teams overall at the North American Championship.
- 11.2 Perpetual awards will also be awarded in accordance with 505 class rules and traditions.
- 12.1 All boats will be stored at Kingston Yacht Club.
- 12.2 Camping is not permitted on the club premises. There are many places to stay close to KYC. A list is at the
- 12.3 For housing contact Florence Boyd at, email@example.com
- 12.4 Parking is limited at KYC. One parking pass per boat will be issued.
- 12.5 Upon arrival competitors will be directed where to store trailers.
13. DISCLAIMER OF RESPONSBILITY
13.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision
to Race. The Organizing Authority will not accept any responsibility for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the regatta.
14.1 Each participant shall be responsible for being insured with valid third party liability insurance for a minimum of $500,000 CAD.
15. CONT ACT INFORMA TION:
- 15.1 The Kingston Yacht Club
- 15.2 Greg McNab
- 15.3 Jeff Boyd, Regatta Chair
- 15.4 TBD, Principal Race Officer
- 15.5 Florence Boyd (Housing)