Notice of Race (NOR) and Sailing Instructions (SI)

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    August 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2017
    National One Design Sailing Academy
    Oakville Ontario, Canada                                NOTICE OF RACE

    1. RULES
      • The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2021.
      • If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race (NOR) published on the official website and any other forms of accessible electronic or print publications, the accessible electronic version (AEV) on the official website will take precedence.
      • If there is a discrepancy between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions (SI), the Sailing Instructions will take precedence.


      • Competitor advertising space will be provided for in the mainsail pocket as supplied by the organizing authority (OA) at 52” long by 17” tall.
      • Boats shall be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the OA.


      • This is an invitational event for teams of blind sailing crews.
      • A team compliment will consist of 4 members:
    • one visually impaired helmsman
    • one visually impaired mainsail / traveler trimmer
    • one sighted crew
    • one sighted tactician
      • Eligible teams may enter by completing the registration forms with payment by July 1, 2017.
      • Registration opens May 1, 2017.
      • Each team will designate a Skipper for the event who will wholly accept responsibility for the safety of the yacht and crew. If the designated Skipper or crew needs to change at any time before or during the event, it must be in writing (electronic is accepted) to the OA.
      • A change of Skipper or crew approval will be posted on the official noticeboard once approved.



    4.1 Flying Tiger 7.5 metres will be provided for all competitors, who shall not modify them or cause them to be modified in any way except that

    (a)      a compass may be tied or taped to the hull or spars.

    (b)     wind indicators, including yarn or thread, may be tied or taped anywhere on the boat;

    (c)      hull, deck and rudder may be cleaned, but only with water

    (d)     adhesive tape may be used anywhere above the gunwale.

    4.3    All equipment provided with the boat for sailing purposes shall be in the boat while afloat.

    4.4    The penalty for not complying with one of the above instructions will be disqualification from all races sailed in which the instruction was broken.

    4.5    Competitors shall report any damage or loss of equipment, however slight, to the organizing authority’s representative immediately after securing the boat ashore. The penalty for breaking this instruction, unless the protest committee is satisfied that the competitor made a determined effort to comply, will be disqualification from the race most recently sailed.


    1. FEES
      • The registration fee is $500 CAD + HST per team, payable to National One Design Sailing Academy. Payment may be cheque, cash or Visa or MasterCard.

    5.2    Damage Deposit

    (a) Teams must provide an initial CDN $1,500.00 refundable damage deposit at registration. This deposit is the maximum payable by the skipper as a result of any one incident.  The damage deposit shall be paid by a pre-authorized hold on a credit card.

    (b) In the event a deduction from the damage deposit is decided by the OA it will require that the deposit be restored to its original amount before the skipper will be permitted to continue racing.

    (c) Any deposit remaining after the event will be refunded within 7 days of event completion.

    (d) An outline of damage costs will be provided at the event.

    • A wristband will be issued to each competitor at time competitor check-in. The wristband will allow access on the boats and docks directly, as well as entry into the event social events and manage the food requirements for the social events.
    • Additional wristbands may be purchased for team supporters at $50 + HST each. This includes a lunch each day on the water; Friday night welcome and Sunday night awards and dinner.  These should be purchased in advanced prior to August 16.


      • All times are in Eastern Standard Times.


    August 17 1900 – 2030 Competitor Check In

    Competitor check in is mandatory for all

    Race Village at the Race Office
    August 17 2000 Competitor’s Brief Race Village Tent
    August 18 0830-0900 Competitors Meeting Race Village Tent
    August 18 1000 – 1200 Practice Race
    Lunch provided each day on the water
    Race Course
    August 18 1300 – 1600 Racing Race Course
    August 18 1700 – 1800 Friday Night Welcome Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa
    August 19 0830 – 0900 Competitors Meeting Race Village
    August 19 1000 – 1700 Racing Race Course
    August 19 1800 – 2000 Social Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa
    August 20 0830 – 0900 Competitors Meeting Race Village
    August 20 1000 – 1500 Racing Race Course
    August 20 1830-2030 Awards and Dinner Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa


      • Sailing Instructions will be available in electronic accessible format online as of August 1, 2017, on the official website.
      • Sailing instructions will be provided for each competitor at competitor check in, electronically via the official noticeboard.


    1. VENUE
      • Racing will be held out of the Oakville’s Bronte Harbour on the waters of Lake Ontario. The race village will be at 1D’s waterfront location at the foot of Bronte Road on the west side of Bronte Road.


      • Boats shall be kept in their assigned places while they are in harbour.


      • First, second and third place prizes will be awarded.


      • All crew will be required to sign a disclaimer of liability and consent for public image use.


      1 For those looking for billeting accommodation, please contact the OA.
      For further information please contact National One Design Sailing Academy at