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Notice of Race 2019


Schooner Cove Yacht Club Presents the 


May 31, June1-2, 2019

1.0      Rules and Eligibility/Ratings

1.1    The Regatta will be governed by ‘rules’ as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, the prescriptions of the Canadian Yachting Association when they apply, the rules of PHRF-BC (where applicable), Pacific International Yachting Association (PIYA) Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) revised March 1, 2017, this Notice of Race and any subsequent Schooner Cove Yacht Club Sailing Instructions or SCYC Race Committee amendments.

1.2   Between civil sunset and sunrise, the “International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea” shall replace Part 2 of the RRS.

1.3  All boats participating in the Regatta must have a valid 2019 PHRF-BC or PHRF-NW Certificate.

1.4   Boats without a Certificate or non-rated boats must obtain at no charge a one-time, SCYC Temporary Rating Certificate. Boats with a Temporary Certificate will race in their own division. Information is to be supplied at time of registration in order for the Temporary Rating Certificate to be generated. Temporary ratings are valid for this event only and are not subject to appeal.

1.5   All PHRF-NW boats will be assigned an equivalent PHRF-BC rating for this regatta by the Regatta Rating Officer.

2.0      Equipment Standards/Safety

2.1   All boats racing shall comply with Transport Canada minimum safety requirements for the appropriate vessel length.

2.2   Boats participating in the BMW Lasqueti Island Race must be equipped to PIYA Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) “Coastal” (see link to download on the regatta web page). Random safety checks may take place pre or post race. The following changes to SER will apply:

            2.1.2    It is recommended that hatch boards be attached to the boat with a lanyard, but not required.

            2.4.4    Coated lifelines, and high molecular weight polyethylene (HMPE) lifelines, will be accepted.

            2.6       Mast heel fastening is advised rather than required.

            3.1.1    Leg or crotch straps are highly recommended, but not required.

            3.6.1, 3.6.2 and 3.6.3 are replaced with 3.6.4 emergency flares as required by Canada Coastguard.

            3.8.1    A non-masthead antenna is acceptable.

            3.8.2    All boats must have a watertight, handheld VHF radio. It is recommended, but not required, that the radio have DSC/GPS capability.

            3.8.3    An emergency antenna is advised rather than required.

            3.19.2  A second magnetic compass is not required.

    Heavy weather sails are optional.

            4.3.2    Prescribed sailing seminars and courses are recommended but not required.

3.0      Registration/Entry Fee

3.1       Registration is only available online at, and available to only the first 50 boats. Additional boats may be accepted at the discretion of the Race Committee.
3.2       Registration fees are as follows and are payable online and must be made before your registration is complete:
                                                                                    Early Bird Rate       After May 12
            Overall Boat Length less than 30 feet                    $100                        $110   
            Overall Boat Length 30 to 40 feet                           $110                        $120
            Overall Boat Length greater than 40 feet              $120                        $130
3.3       You must provide a current certificate of insurance valid for racing covering public liability, property damage, personal injury or death, and shall not be less than $2,000,000 for each boat.
3.4       You must provide your current 2019 PHRF-BC or PHRF-NW Certificate.
3.5       Insurance and PHRF Certificates may be provided electronically (scanned or a photograph is acceptable) at time of registration or at the Registration Desk May 31 or June 1.
3.6       Each boat must provide a Crew Roster at time of registration or at the Registration Desk, May 31 or June 1. Copies of the Crew Roster Form are available at
3.7       Registration includes: complimentary moorage for boats racing, Skipper’s Package, Friday night BBQ, SCYC hosted breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, a hot meal Saturday evening after the race and our legendary great prizes!

4.0      Sailing Instructions and Skipper’s Package

            The Skipper’s Package with Sailing Instructions will be provided at the Registration Desk on May 31 and June 1. Sailing Instructions and this Notice of Race will be posted on the SCYC website.

5.0      Skippers’ Meetings

             Skippers’ Meeting for the BMW Lasqueti Island Race will be held on the Quarter Deck at the foot of the marina ramp at 0800 hours on Saturday June 1. Additions and amendments to instructions and racing results will be posted on the Official Notice Board and at

6.0      Divisions

6.1       The Lasqueti Island Race is open to boats rated PHRF-BC 200 or faster.
6.2       Division splits will be at the discretion of the SCYC Race Committee and will depend on the number and type of boats registered.
6.3       All boats with a SCYC Temporary Rating Certificate will be entered in the Cruising Division.

7.0      Racing Venue/Division Schedules/Scoring 

7.1       The course around Lasqueti Island will be either clockwise or counter-clockwise and is weather dependent. The course will be posted on the Official Notice Board prior to the Skippers’ Meeting and announced at the meeting. Both Fegan Islets and Finnery Islets must be kept to port on a counter-clockwise course, and to starboard on a clockwise course. Any additional marks and shorten course provisions will be announced at the Skippers’ Meeting and posted on the Official Notice Board.
7.2       The first race to start at 0900. First warning signal will be at 0855. Multiple starts may be required based on divisions and/or registration numbers.
7.3       No finishes will be recorded after 0000 hours Sunday June 2.
7.4       Time on Distance scoring will be used for all divisions.

8.0      Prizes

8.1       Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in each division.
8.2       The Windsor Plywood Trophy will be awarded to the overall winner.

9.0      Moorage

9.1       Schooner Cove Yacht Club will provide complimentary moorage for registered boats for the nights of May 31 and June 1.
9.2       Skippers will be called and emailed their assigned slip and how to enter that slip.
9.3       SCYC will do their best to meet all boats as they arrive.
9.4       Additional moorage may be arranged prior to and after the weekend. If you have special moorage concerns please contact SCYC (see below for contact information).

10.0    Food and Beverage

            There are currently no commercial food and beverage vendors at Fairwinds Schooner Cove Marina. Quality Foods grocery store and Cascadia liquor outlet are located at Red Gap Centre approximately 6 minutes away by car. Ben’s Lounge is available at the Fairwinds Golf Course. Check hours of operation at

11.0    Disclaimer of Liability and Waiver Form

11.1    Competitors participate in the Regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authorities will not accept any liability for damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the Regatta.
11.2    Each Skipper will be required to sign the Waiver Form that is included in the Skipper’s Package.

12.0    Contact Information

            Peter Milne, Regatta Chairman and Regatta Registrar



Fri. May 31     1600 - 2030   Registration Desk open on the Point

                        1730 - 2200   SCYC Registration Party – Burgers n’ Beer

                        2030               Registration Desk closes

Sat. June 1      0700               SCYC hosted breakfast on the Point

                        0700 – 0800   Registration Desk open

                        0800               Skippers’ Meeting at Quarter Deck (bottom of ramp)

                        0855 – 0900   Warning and start signals for the First Start

                        1800 – 0100   Hot meal on the Point

Sun. June 2    0800 – 1000   SCYC hosted breakfast on the Point

                        1000 – 1100   Awards Ceremony

A vegetarian option will be available for all meals