Bay of Quinte Yacht Club
Belleville ON Canada
July 13-15 2006
Preliminary NOTICE OF RACE
1.1 The regatta will be governed by
the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 If there is a conflict between
languages the English text will take precedence.
Advertising will be open to Category C.
3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to any yacht
that is a member of a club that has a membership in
the Eastern Yachting Circuit (EYC). The membership shall
be in good standing at the time of the Regatta. Yachts
from clubs that are not members of EYC may enter upon
payment of the Non-EYC member club surcharge.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing
the registration form located online at Eastern
Yachting Circuit Regatta and submitting it, together
with the required fee, to the Bay of Quinte
Yacht Club (BQYC) by June 16, 2006. Mailing
and email information is included on the Registration
3.3 Late entries may be accepted under
the following conditions: The competitors’ intent
to register must be received by June 16, 2006,
otherwise the Late Registration Surcharge will be applied
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Racing Registration Fee - $50.
Late Registration Surcharge - $10 (after June 16, 2006)
Non-EYC member club surcharge - $10.
4.2 Other fees:
Social, food and entertainment available on a “pay
as you go” basis.
Wednesday July 12, 2006 From 4:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Thursday July 13, 2006 From 7:30 AM To 9:00 AM
5.2 Dates of racing:
July 13 Distance Racing
July 14 Course Racing
July 15 Course Racing
5.3 Number of races:
There will be one Distance Race, and up to a maximum
of five Course races over two days
5.4 The scheduled time of the warning
signal for the first race each day is 11:00 AM.
6.1 Each PHRF boat shall
produce a valid PHRF-LO certificate.
6.2 Each One-Design boat shall produce
a valid measurement certificate for the appropriate
fleet, or be acknowledged as a legitimate competitor
by the appropriate on-site fleet captain.
7 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available after 4:00
PM on July 12 at the registration desk.
8.1 Canadian Hydrographical Services
Chart #2011 shows the location of the regatta harbour.
8.2 Canadian Hydrographical Services
Chart #2069 shows the location of the racing areas.
9 THE COURSES
9.1 For the Distance race, the course
will be as outlined in the Sailing Instructions.
9.2 For course racing, the approximate
course length will be 45 minutes to 1 hour. Course will
be either a Windward / Leeward (Twice around), or a
Triangle / Windward / Leeward format, based on the conditions
at the time. The decision will be at the discretion
of the Race Chair. Diagrams will be included in the
10 PENALTY SYSTEM
For all the classes rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changed
so that on a free leg when the spinnaker is hoisted
only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.
The spinnaker must be lowered with the head of the spinnaker
held by a crew member below the gooseneck of the main
boom when taking the one tack and one gybe penalty.
11.1 Series scoring applies only for the course races
planned for July 14 and 15.
11.2 One race is required to be completed to constitute
11.3 (a) When fewer than four races have been completed,
a boat’s series score will be the total of her
(b) When four or more races have been completed, a boat’s
series score will be the total of her race scores excluding
her worst score.
Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the
13 HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
Keel boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta
except with and according to the terms of prior written
permission of the race committee.
14 DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or
their equivalent shall not be used around keel boats
between the preparatory signal of the first race and
the end of the regatta.
15 RADIO COMMUNICATION
A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while
racing nor receive radio communications not available
to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile
Prizes will be defined and awarded as outlined in the
17 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
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 or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid
third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover
of $1,000,000 in Canadian funds per event or the equivalent.
19 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please review the event website
at: Eastern Yachting Circuit Regatta.