This is a sanctioned Essex County PHRF Association counter regatta for Lake St. Clair and ECPHRF boat of the year.

SPSC 55th Annual Invitational Regatta

Saturday June 30th

Note that splits are provisional

Notice of Race

Venue & Organizing Authority

South Port Sailing Club
210 Brighton Road
Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 2L3
(519) 979 SPSC

SPSC Racing Director & Regatta Organizer ..... Brian Dawes

Racing Committee Chairman & Race Officer ..... Darcy Fuller


The 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.

Sailing Instructions

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.

Scheduled Races & Times

Saturday June 30th

There will be three back-to-back races.

The first warning signal will be at 0955.

Classes to Race

Shark One-Design

Canadian Shark Class Association rules are in effectbut see the notice to competitors: Invitational Shark Amalgamation into PHRF

PHRF Handicapped

Races will be sailed according to Essex County PHRF Rules except that there are no minimum crew limits.

Time-on-Time Handicapping

Corrected times will be calculated using time-on-time handicapping

Corrected Time ∝ Elapsed Time ÷ (PHRF Handicap + 557s/mi.)

Class Flags & Tentative Splits
JOG White
PHRF C188 – Blue
PHRF B146 – 187Green
PHRF A – 145Yellow


There will be a single JOG class.


The PHRF class will be divided into PHRF A, B & C. The RC will post a notice of splits before the first race.

Class Flags

Coloured pennants matching the class flag are to be flown from the backstay for JOG and PHRF classes.


In a JOG or PHRF class a boat must either:

  1. have been rated by the Essex County PHRF Association (ECPA) or
  2. have been issued a rating certificate by a North American PHRF station and have an equivalent rating on file at ECPA

Despite rule RRS 78.1, a current valid measurement or rating certificate is not required


Boats must carry liability insurance.

Registration & Facilities

The entry fee is $40 — dinner included. Friday night early registration starts at 1700. Deadline for registration is at 0830 on Saturday.

We will offer free dockage for competitors from Friday till next Sunday (9 days). The dry sail crane is included with registration. For more information contact the RC or the harbourmaster Fred Eagen.

Please complete the online registration form as early as possible.

Racing Area & Courses



course octagon

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 windward/leeward starting from Mark O.

Scoring & Participation Requirements

One completed race constitutes a regatta (the RC will strive to complete all three). There will be no excluded races.

Boats must come out to at least half of the completed races to be eligible for an award. Boats that fail to participate in any completed race will be removed from the count of registered boats for scoring purposes.


Prizes are SPSC Invitational Regatta flags; prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each division.

Awards will be handed out after the racing Saturday night at the after party.