NOTICE OF RACE BMW LASQUETI ISLAND REGATTA 2020

Contacts for more information:

Regatta Chairman John Collins - regatta@scyc.ca

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), US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) revised January 1 2020, 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 PHRF Divisions will be required to show a current PHRF BC or NW Certificate. Boats having a current NW Certificate will have their ratings adjusted to reflect current PHRF BC base ratings and applicable codes.

1.4   Boats may register for either the Racing or Cruising Divisions. Boats that are displacement limited, not race prepared and/or short crewed are invited to join the Cruising Division. Boats without a valid BC or NW Certificate are invited to join the Cruising Division. They will be assigned a single event non-appealable rating at the time of registration.

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       Monohull boats participating in the BMW Lasqueti Island Race must be equipped to US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) “Coastal” (see link on registration web page). Random safety checks may take place pre or post race. The following changes to SER will apply:  All references to US Coast Guard are replaced with Canada Coast Guard.

            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 A boat shall carry 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.

            3.16.2 EPIRB and Personal Locator Beacons are recommended but not required.

            3.19.2 A second magnetic compass is not required.

            3.33.1 Heavy weather sails are optional.

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

2.3       Multihull boats participating in the BMW Lasqueti Island Race must be equipped to US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) “Coastal for multihulls” (see link on registration web page).  Random safety checks may take place pre or post race.  The following changes to SER will apply:  All references to US Coast Guard are replaced with Canada Coast Guard.

            2.3.5   Adequate handholds below deck are recommended but not required.

            2.5.2   It is recommended that boats carry a portable bilge pump, but not required.

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

            3.2.3   Jacklines running the length of the underwing deck are recommended but not required.

            3.6.2 and 3.6.6 replaced with ‘A boat shall carry emergency flares as required by Canada Coastguard’.

            3.7.1   It is recommended that boats carry a Lifesling or equivalent, but not required.

            3.8.1   A VHF radio connected to a masthead antennae is not required if two handheld VHF radios are carried onboard.

            3.8.2   Handheld VHF radios with DSC capability are recommended but not required.

            3.16.2 It is recommended, but not required, that boats have an EPIRB onboard.

            3.22   In addition to soft plugs, blanking plugs may be used for transducers.

            3.33   Heavy weather sails are optional.

            3.33.1 The boat’s mainsail should be capable of being reefed.

            3.33.5 Not required.

            3.34   Visible coloured squares are recommended but not required.

            4.3.2  Prescribed sailing seminars and courses for crew members are highly recommended but not required.

3.0 Registration / Entry Fee

3.1 Registration is only available online at www.scyc.ca/racing/regatta, 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:

                                                                  Early Bird Rate                After May 17

            Registration fee All Boats                  $110                                $130   

Payment must be made before your registration is complete.

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 2020 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 June 5 or 6.

3.6 Each boat must provide a Crew Roster at time of registration or at the Registration Desk, June 5 or 6. Copies of the Crew Roster Form are available at www.scyc.ca/racing/regatta.

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 June 5 or 6. Sailing Instructions and this Notice of Race will be posted on the SCYC website.

5.0 SKIPPER'S MEETING

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 6. Additions and amendments to instructions and racing results will be posted on the Official Notice Board and at www.scyc.ca/racing/regatta.

6.0 DIVISIONS

6.1 The Lasqueti Island Race is open to boats rated PHRF-BC 200 or faster. Boats rated slower than 200 may participate but will be rated as 200.
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 will 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 7.

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 finishers 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 June 5 and 6.

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 Marina. A grocery store and Cascadia liquor outlet are located at Red Gap Centre approximately 6 minutes away by car. Fairwinds Bar & Grill is available at the Fairwinds Golf Course. Check hours of operation at www.fairwinds.ca.

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.

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