September 13–16, 2018

Notice of Race

Organizing Authority: Sail Canada
Hosted by: Mimico Cruising Club (MCC), Etobicoke, Ontario

The Notation ‘[DP]’ in a rule in the NoR means that the penalty for a breach of that rule may, at the discretion of protest committee, be less than disqualification.
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2. The prescription of Sail Canada will apply and they can viewed at:
1.3. The regatta will be sailed in the International Shark 24 Class.
1.4. The International Shark Class Association (ISCA) rules will apply-
1.4.1. Deleting Appendix 1 section 5(b), “Helmsmen or skippers in World, Continental and National Championships shall be full members of the ISCA.” for the duration of the event.
1.5. Appendix T will apply.
1.6. If there is a conflict between languages, the English text will take precedence.
1.7. The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions (SSIs), and supplementary sailing instructions that will be posted on the official notice board located in the flagroom.
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies [DP].
3.1. The regatta is open to teams of at least three women who satisfy the requirements of rule 75. For Canadian teams’, the person­‐in-charge must satisfy the Canadian prescription rule 46. 
3.2. Teams enter by completing the entry form and paying the required registration fees at: Registration will open on March 19th.
3.3. Entrants must declare their intention to bring a Shark 24 boat on the entry form.
4.1. Registration fees for entries paid on or before August 15, 2018 are:
$791.00 CAD ($700.00 plus $91.00 HST) per team, for teams of up to three (3) sailors $1073.50 ($950.00 plus $123.50 HST) per team, for teams of up to four (4) sailors.
4.2. Registration fees for entries paid after August 15, 2018 are:
$875.75 CAD ($775.00 plus $100.75 HST) per team, for teams of up to three (3) sailors $1158.25 ($1025.00 plus $133.25 HST) per team, for teams of up to four (4) sailors.
4.3. Registration fees for coaches: $282.50 ($250.00 plus $32.50 HST) 
4.4. Fees include, coaching by Shark 24 experts including Shark World Champion, daily debriefings after training and racing, 3 days of course racing, Friday night dinner, Saturday night dinner with entertainment and event regalia.
5.1. Teams that require a loaner boat must request it on the entry form. 
5.2. Loaner boats will be allocated to the first registered team from each province in the order of paid date of entry on July 15, 2018.
5.3. Any required allocation of loaner boats after July 15, 2018 would be based on availability and paid date of entry. 
5.4. Competitors may bring their own sails and any other racing equipment. Any sails and equipment brought shall meet class rules and are not covered under the loaner boat insurance. 
5.5 Loaner boats may not be modified without approval of the owner or owner’s representative. Equipment must remain in position as per class rules.
5.6.  For loaner boats, a damage deposit of $500 CAD (or equal to the deductible if higher) must be paid on arrival. This deposit is the maximum payable by the skipper as a result of one incident.
5.7. If a deduction from the damage deposit is decided by the Organizing Committee, it may require the deposit be restored to it original amount before the skipper will be permitted to continue the event.
5.8. The Owner will inspect the loaner boats at the conclusion of the event, with their agreement, any remaining deposit after the event will be refunded within 5 days after the event.


Date Time Activity
Wednesday, Sep 12 1600-2100 Registration, Equipment Inspection
Thursday, Sept 13 0830-1030 Registration, Equipment Inspection 
  1100-1200 On Shore Clinic 
  1200-1300 Lunch 
  1300-1600 On Water Clinic
  1330 Warning Signal, practice race 
  1600-1700 Daily Debrief 
  1700 Opening Ceremonies
Friday, Sep 14 0930 Competitors Meeting
  1100 Warning Signal, first race of the day

1700 Daily Debrief 

1800 Dinner 
Saturday, Sep 15 1100 Warning Signal, first race of the day 
  1700 Daily Debrief 
  1800 Dinner 
Sunday, Sep 16 1100 Warning Signal, first race of the day 
  1530 Last warning signal
  After Racing Awards Presentation and Closing Ceremonies
6.3 A maximum of four (4) races may be sailed in any one day, at the discretion of the CRO.
7.1. Each boat shall present a valid measurement certificate at the time of registration
7.2. No fundamental measuring will be done on the regatta site during registration days, unless this is agreed upon between a competitor and a measurer. In this case, the Organizing Authority is not a part of the agreement and cannot be held responsible for any thing regarding this agreement.
7.3. Boats may be subject to further inspections at any time during the regatta. Additional measurement checks may be conducted during the regatta at the discretion of the technical committee. 
7.4. Boats shall have appropriate lifting apparatus for weighing.
The Supplementary Sailing Instructions (SSIs) will be posted at and on the official notice board. Copies will be available after 1800 on Wednesday, September 12 at the registration desk.

Racing will be located approximately 1.5 nm, heading 110 degrees, from the opening of MCC’s harbour, in Humber Bay, Lake Ontario.
Course racing will be windward - leeward races around inflatable marks, with an offset mark and gate.
11.1. A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under rule 31 or 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgment form at the protest desk within the protest time limit.
11.2. The Scoring Penalty RRS 44.3 will apply. The penalty will be 15 places.
12.1. Four (4) races are required to be completed to constitute a championship.
12.2. When fewer than five (5) races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of races scored.
12.3. When six (6) or more races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her races scores excluding her worst score.
12.4. A maximum of twelve (12) races will be scored.
Support boats intending to be on the water during the regatta must register with the organizing authority and be identified while on the water. [DP] 
Boats will be kept in their assigned places while in the harbour. [DP]
Boats will not be hauled out during the regatta except with the written permission of the race committee. [DP]
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools shall not be used around boats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta. [DP]
Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transitions and shall not receive voice or data communications that is not available to all boats. [DP]
18.1. Prizes will be awarded to the first three boats.
18.2. The team with the best overall score will be declared the 2018 Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Champion and be awarded the Sail Canada Trophy. 
18.3. Additional awards may be presented.
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 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.
20.1. Each participant shall be insured with a valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $2,000,000 CAD per incident or equivalent. A copy of the insurance certificate will be required by the Organizing Committee prior to event.
  For further information please contact:
Mimico Cruising Club,
200 Humber Bay Park Rd W,
Etobicoke, ON M8V 3X7
  Event Chair Debbie Jeffcoatt email:


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