2017 Icebreaker Notice of Race (draft)

Hello Sailors,

NOTICE OF RACE

CANADIAN OLYMPIC CLASSES REGATTA

“THE ICEBREAKER”
MAY 20-21, 2017

THE REGATTA IS ORGANIZED BY THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC CLASSES ICEBREAKER COMMITTEE

ON BEHALF OF THE

TORONTO SAILING AND CANOE CLUB
1391 LAKESHORE BLVD. W.
TORONTO, ON. M6K 3C1

THE REGATTA IS DESIGNATED AS AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT WITH SAILING TAKING PLACE ON
THE ADJACENT WATERS OF LAKE ONTARIO

1   Rules

1.1    The regatta will be governed by the “rules” as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2    The prescriptions of the National Authority (Sail Canada / Voile Canada) will apply and are included as Attachment 1 in this notice and posted on the Official Notice Board.

1.3    RRS 40 is changed to apply at all times while afloat. This changes the preamble to Part 4.
Failure to comply with this Rule shall not be grounds for competitor protest. This changes rule 60

1.4    Any change to a competitor’s sail number, from the one shown on her registration form, must
be submitted to the Race Committee, in writing, not less than one hour prior to the first Warning Signal on the day the change is to take effect. Failure to comply with this “rule” shall not be grounds for competitor protest, but may, at the discretion of the Race Committee, result in the boat being scored as DNC without a hearing. This changes rules 60 and A5.

1.5    Rule G1.1 (b) will not apply to this event (National Letters).

2   Advertising

Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organizing Authority.

3    Eligibility and Entry

3.1    This regatta is open to entries in the following Classes; Laser, Radial, Club 420, 29er, 49er, 49erFX, 2.4mR.

3.2    Only Classes with 5 or more fully completed entries received by 1700 hrs on May 16th, 2015
will be provided with a class start.

3.3    ISAF Ranking for Men’s Laser, Women’s Laser Radial and Men’s 49er has been designated.

3.4    Boats will be registered upon receipt of a completed entry form, together with the appropriate entry fee.

3.5    A Competitors’ meeting is scheduled at TS&CC on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at 09:30 hrs.

3.6    This regatta is designated as a District 3 Laser and Radial Fogh Gold Cup Event. All Laser and Radial Class entrants must comply with the requirements.

3.7    Only entries registered in Advance will be accepted (see 4.2 and 4.3).

3.8    Signed waivers and on-site confirmation must be submitted on May 20th, 2017 prior to 0900 hrs. (see 4.4)

4    Entry Fees and Registration deadlines:

4.1    Fee includes racing, dinner Saturday. (Lunches not provided)

Single Handed                        $ 80.00 CA$

Double Handed                       $ 100.00 CA$

4.2    Advanced online registration only at Registration Online

4.3   Close of online registration from May 17 to May 20 at 4:00 pm.  In-person registration will be available Friday May 19th from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday May 20th from 8:15 to 9:15 am.

4.4    Waiver forms will be available at the Regatta Desk until 0900 hrs, May 20th, 2017.

5    Schedule of Races

5.1    Competitors are expected to check-in with the Regatta desk to confirm their arrival. Regatta check-in will take place:

Friday, May 20th           1600 – 2000

Saturday, May 21st       0800 – 0930

5.2     Racing is scheduled to take place on May 20th and 21th, 2017.

5.3     The first Warning Signal is scheduled for 11:00 hrs on May 20th and at 10:00 hrs on May 21th.

5.4     Not more than 4 races are proposed on any one day except for the 49er, 49erFX and 29er
classes where not more than 6 races are proposed on any one day.

5.5     No starting sequences will be initiated after 1630 hrs on Sunday, May 21th.

6    Inspection & Measurement

6.1    A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions.

6.2    All competitors are reminded that, in accordance with RRS 78.1, they are responsible for ensuring that their boat is maintained in accordance with the Class Rules and that the measurement certificate, where applicable, remains valid.

7 Sailing Instructions

7.1    Sailing Instructions will be available on-line not later than May 16th, 2017

7.2    Sailing Instructions, Waiver forms and Event ticket packages will be available from the Regatta Desk (see 5.1).

8 Venues

All Racing will take place on or adjacent to Humber Bay, course locations will be outlined in the

Sailing Instructions.

9    The Courses

The proposed courses will be Windward/Leeward and/or Trapezoid configurations.

10 Penalty System

10.1   RRS Appendix P will apply to breaches of Rule 42, except for P2.3 shall not apply and Rule P2.2 is changed so it will apply to any penalty after the first one.

10.2   For 29er, 49erFX and 49er classes RRS 44.1 and RRS P2.1 are changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

10.3   The Sailing Instructions may include a specification of discretionary penalties that may be applied by the protest committee for breaches of specified rules. The Sailing Instructions may include a specification of standard penalties that may be applied by the Race Committee without a hearing for breaches of specific rules; this will change RRS 63.1 and Appendix A.5. These will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.

11 Scoring

11.1  Series Scores as outlined in RRS Appendix A2 will apply with the following provided;

11.2  One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

11.3  When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

11.4  When from 5 to 9 races have been completed; a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

11.5  When 10 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

12 Support Boats

12.1  All support boats shall be registered and sign a compliance form with the Race Committee prior to 0900hrs on May 21st, 2016.

12.2  All support boats shall display identifying marks as provided by the Race Committee.

12.3  There are no provisions for support boat trailer storage during this event at TS&CC.

13 Berthing

13.1  Launching facilities for all dinghy classes are located at TS&CC; all boats at this location shall be kept in their assigned locations.

13.2  Boats requesting storage facilities prior to May 20th, 2017 must obtain written permission from the Organizing Authority.

13.5  All boats must be removed from all club facilities by May 23rd, 2016 unless written agreement is obtained from facilities management.

14 Prizes

The first three boats in each class will receive recognition. In the Laser Class: the best Youth (18 &

under), Master, Grand Master, and Great Grand Master will be recognized.

17 Disclaimer of Liability

Competitors participate in this 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.

18 Safety

Although the weather ashore is usually warm, the waters of Lake Ontario are still very cold in May.

Competitors must consider clothing appropriate to sailing in these conditions.

19 Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance.

20 Recording Waiver

The Organizing Authority reserves all rights to use any photographic or electronic recordings of events or competitors produced during this Regatta.

21 Further information

For further information, contact www.tscc.net or e-mail twharton2002@rogers.com

22 Amendments to this Notice of Race

Dated amendments to this Notice of Race will posted at www.tscc.net and on the Official Notice Board.

Attachment 1

Sail Canada Prescriptions 2013–2016

Sail Canada prescribes:

Rule 46 – Person in Charge

Sail Canada prescribes that the designated person in charge, if resident in Canada, shall be a member of a

club affiliated with Sail Canada.

Rule 61.2 – Protest Contents

Sail Canada prescribes that no fee shall be charged for delivering a protest or a request for redress.

Rule 64.3 – Decisions on Protests Concerning Class Rules (insert directly under the title to the rule)

Sail Canada prescribes that unless otherwise provided in its class rules, the ISAF Equipment Rules of Sailing shall apply to all classes racing in Canada.

Rule 67 – Damages

Sail Canada prescribes that a boat that has been found by a protest committee to have broken a rule and

caused damage shall be considered at fault for the purposes of rule 67.

Rule 70.5(a) – Appeals and Requests to a National Authority
Sail Canada so prescribes.

Rule 88.2 National Prescriptions

Sail Canada prescribes that the sailing instructions of national or lesser events shall not change or delete any Sail Canada prescription. For events that have a no appeal protest committee or an international jury, prescriptions to rule

61.2 and 67 shall not be deleted.

Appendix E8 – Appendix G Changes to Identification on Sails (insert directly under title to the rule)

Sail Canada prescribes that this rule applies to Canadian boats in all classes.

Appendix R – Procedures for Appeals and Requests (insert after the preamble)

Sail Canada prescribes that it may delegate an appeal or request for confirmation or correction to an

association appeals committee, such as a provincial association appeals committee or a racing association

appeals committee.

Decisions of an association appeals committee may be further appealed to Sail Canada.

Appendix R2.1(a) – Submission of Documents

Sail Canada prescribes that no later than 15 days after receiving the association appeals committee’s written decision, the appellant may send a further appeal and a copy of the association appeals committee’s decision to Sail Canada. The appeal shall state why the appellant believes the association appeals committee’s decision or its procedures were incorrect.

Appendix R2.2 – Submission of Documents

Sail Canada prescribes that in the case of a further appeal to Sail Canada, this rule shall apply to the appellant as though it was an initial appeal, and to the appealed committee as though it was the protest committee.

Appendix R3 – Responsibilities of National Authority and Protest Committee

Sail Canada prescribes that when an appeal is delegated to an association appeals committee, the responsibilities and actions required of the national authority in this rule, and in rules R4, R5, 71.2 and 71.3, shall be performed by the association appeals committee.

When a decision of an association appeals committee is further appealed, Sail Canada shall send to the parties, protest committee and association appeals committee copies of the appeal. No member of the association appeals committee shall take any part in the discussion or decision on the appeal.

Appendix R4 – Comments and Clarifications

Sail Canada prescribes that when a decision of an association appeals committee is further appealed, the parties, protest committee and association appeals committee may make comments on the appeal. Comments on the appeal shall be made no later than 15 days after receiving it from Sail Canada. Sail Canada shall send copies of the comments to the parties, protest committee and association appeals committee as appropriate.

Printable versions here:

NoR 2016 PDF file

NoR 2016 (docx file)

NoR 2016 (doc file)

Registration Deadlines

4.2    Advanced online registration only at Registration Online

4.3    Online registration for all classes closes May 16th, 2016.

4.4    Waiver forms will be available at the Regatta Desk until 0900 hrs, May 21st, 2016.

Please see Amendments and Notice of Race for registration updates.

 

For more information, please contact Tom Wharton at twharton2002@rogers.com

Venue

Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club is situated behind a break wall in front of Humber Bay.  We are lucky here to have so many clubs with sailing schools close by who can easily be towed to our events.

It is a club rule that all persons participating in racing must sign out on our boards prior to leaving the dock.  Remember too that sailors leaving the race course should also let one of the regatta people know that you intend to withdraw.

Boats entering one of three gaps in the break wall