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Sailing REGATTAS Canadian Club 420 National Championship

Canadian Club 420 National Championship

                                                                                                            

Canadian C420 Championships

July 14 to 16, 2017

Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club

Dorval

Quebec, Canada

February 9, 2017

Organizing Authority: Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club in conjunction with the C420 Association.

1 RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

1.2 The prescriptions of the Sail Canada will apply. The full text of these prescriptions will be posted on the official notice board.

1.3 Rule 40 and the preamble to Part IV are changed so that competitors shall wear personal flotation devices, approved by their national authorities, at all times while on the water. Wet suits or dry suits do not qualify as personal flotation devices.

1.4 Appendix P will apply and may be amended by the Sailing Instructions.

1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2 ADVERTISING

Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the C420 class.

3.2 Competitors (skipper and crew) shall not have reached their 22nd birthday by December 31st, 2017.

3.3 Skippers and crew must be current members of the Club 420 Association.

3.4 Eligible participants and coaches shall register on line. Online registration will be available by April 1st, 2017 at www.rstlyc.qc.ca

3.5 Required Documents at Registration/Check-in

3.5.1 All participants must present proof of age and skippers must present proof of membership in a club affiliated with Sail Canada , or if not Canadian, proof that they satisfy RRS 75. In lieu of a club membership card, a letter or email received from a club officer or manager confirming club membership will be accepted. Letters can be sent in advance to valerielavigne@me.com

3.5.2 All participants under 19 years of age on 16 July 2017 must submit a parent/guardian declaration, including a waiver of liability and a medical authorization form signed by a parent or coach. These documents can be completed electronically as part of registration.

3.5.3 In addition to scheduled regatta check-in, coaches are required to check in, both individually and on behalf of their teams, upon first arriving on site.

4 FEES

4.1 Competitor’s fees include snacks after racing and an evening meal on Saturday July 15th, 2017. Regatta T-shirts and bags will be provided. The entry fee is $250 CAD up to June 30th. After June 30th the late fee will be $275 CAD. Additional  or extra meal tickets can be purchased from the regatta office.

4.2 The coach registration fee is $40 CAD. After June 30th the late coach registration fee is $65 CAD. The fee includes boat launch and docking, a regatta tee shirt, snacks after racing each day and 1 dinner. A refundable deposit may also be required for coach boat identification flags.

5 SCHEDULE

5.1 RSTLYC site available for practice

Tuesday July 11th, Wednesday July 12th,and

Thursday July 13th

5.2 Registration & check-in:

Thursday, July 13th:     1200 to 1800

Friday, July 14th:          0800-0830

5.3 Schedule of race days:

Friday, July 14th          0815 Coach Meeting

                                    0830 Competitor’s Meeting

                                    0915 Harbour Start

                                    1100 First Warning

Saturday, July 15th      0830 Coach Meeting

                                    0915 Harbour Start

                                    1100 First Warning

                                    Regatta dinner after racing

Sunday, July 16th        0830 Coach Meeting

                                    0915 Harbour Start

                                    1100 First Warning

                                    1400 Latest Warning time

                                    Awards to follow racing

6 MEASUREMENTS AND REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Each boat shall fill in an inspection check-list prior to registering.

7 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available at the onsite check-in.

8 VENUES

The racing areas will be stated in the sailing instructions.

9 THE COURSES

The courses to be sailed will be stated in the sailing instructions.

10 SCORING

10.1 One race is required to constitute a series. When fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 6 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her races excluding her worst score. There will be a maximum of 12 races.

11 SAFETY

11.1 All boats shall be kept at RSTLYC.

11.2 Boats are required to have tow lines in accordance per class rules.

11.3 A whistle shall be attached by a lanyard to the PFD. The lanyard shall be long enough to permit the sailor to use the whistle while wearing the PFD.

12 COACH AND SUPPORT BOATS

All coach and supports boats shall register and shall prominently display an identifier supplied by the Race Committee at all times while on the water. Support boats shall carry VHF radios capable of receiving and transmitting on Canadian channels and shall assist with rescue and course control as requested by the race committee.

13 MEDIA RIGHTS

By participating in the event competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and its sponsors the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any still or motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of the athlete during the period of the competition without compensation.

14 PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 finishers. The Canadian Club 420 Championship will be awarded to the highest placing competitor.

15 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.

16 INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $1 million CAD per event or the equivalent. The organizing authority does not accept any responsibility for verifying that a competitor is insured.

17 ACCOMMODATION       

17.1 No camping or campers will be permitted on site.

17.2 Information about local accommodations may be found on www.rstlyc.qc.ca

18 FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information, please visit

www.rstlyc.qc.ca

or contact

Valerie Lavigne, Regatta Chairperson

RStLYC

1350 Lakeshore Road

Dorval, Quebec

Email: valerielavigne@me.com