SPSC 2017 Spring & Fall Thursday-Night Series
Thursday (Practice May 11th) May 18th thru June 29th
Thursday Aug. 10th thru Sept. 21nd
Notice of Race (for print)
Venue & Organizing Authority
South Port Sailing Club
210 Brighton Road
Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 2L3
(519) 979 SPSC
SPSC Racing Director & Series Chairman ..... Darcy Fuller
2017 Series Calendar
- Practice Race
- Thursday May 11th
- Spring Series
- 7 consecutive Thursdays May 18th – June 29th
- Fall Series
- 7 consecutive Thursdays Aug. 10th – Sept. 21nd
Only the Spring and Fall Series are covered in this Notice of Race. Both series will be scored separately and then combined to score the Club Series Championship.
The first warning signal will be at 1845.
These series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
The Harold Asselstine Memorial Trophy document details how overall placing in a spinnaker division applies to the awarding of the trophy.
The Sailing Instructions and any additional documents are available either in the clubhouse or downloadable from this web site. Any changes to the Notice of Race will be incorporated into this online version and posted as a notice to competitors..
The Official Notice Board
The official notice board is in the clubhouse's enclosed porch. Notices will be mirrored on the web site within 24 hours of being posted.
Classes to Race
Canadian Shark Class Association rules are in effect.
Races will be sailed according to Essex County PHRF Rules except that there are no minimum crew limits.
Corrected times will be calculated using time-on-time handicapping
Corrected Time ∝ Elapsed Time ÷ (PHRF Handicap + 557s/mi.)
There will be a single JOG class.
The PHRF class may be divided into PHRF A, B & C. The RC will post a notice of splits before the first race.
|Class Flag & Pennant|
Coloured pennants matching the class flag are to be flown from the backstay for JOG and PHRF classes.
CertificatesDespite rule RRS 78.1, a current valid mea- surement or rating certificate is not required
Please complete the online registration form as early as possible.
The racing area shall be centred at Mark O, 1.4 miles due magnetic north from outside the Pike Creek channel on Lake St. Clair. Marks are 0.65 nautical miles from the centre mark and arrayed in a regular octagon with mark 8 pinned to magnetic north (using magnetic variation of 7.69ºW).
Marks are white can buoys --- even numbered can buoys have an orange top.
Courses will be modified olympic.
In any South Port Sailing Club event in 2017, boats must come out to at least half of the completed races in a series or regatta to be eligible for an award.
Within each class, the Club Series Championship sums the results of the Spring and Fall Thursday-Night series. To be eligible for this award a boat must be
- entered by a South Port Sailing Club member
- eligible for an award in the same class in both series
- eligible for an award in any class in any other SPSC hosted series or regatta.
The Spring and Fall Series will be scored independently. Only boats that come out to a race in the series will count toward the calculation of the series’ DNC score.
For the Club Series Championship, the score will be the total of the scores for both series — ties will be broken as per Appendix A using the same excluded races as in each series.
|Prizes Awarded||Participants in Division|
|1st||3 or more|
|1st & 2nd||5 or more|
|1st, 2nd & 3rd||7 or more|
Spring and Fall Thursday-Night Series Flags, Club Series Championship Flags and Perpetual Trophies will be awarded in each class. They will be presented at the Awards Banquet.