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

SPSC 59th Annual Invitational Regatta

Saturday July 16th

Notice of Race Excerpts (complete NoR for print )

Venue & Organizing Authority

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

SPSC Racing Director & Event Organizer ..... John Baker

Excerpts from the NoR: 1 Rules

The event will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

Excerpts from the NoR: 2 Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions  and any additional documents are available either in the clubhouse or downloadable from the web site. Any changes to the Notice of Race will be incorporated into the online version and posted as a notice to competitors..

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.

Excerpts from the NoR: 3 Communication

On the water, the race committee may make courtesy broadcasts to competitors on VHF radio channel 69.

Class Pennant
JOG White
Melges [PHRF A]Yellow

Excerpts from the NoR: 4 Eligibility and Entry

The event is open to all boats of the JOG and PHRF classes.

Essex County PHRF Association Rules association rules are in effect, except that there are no minimum crew requirement.

A current valid measurement certificate or rating certificate is not required. This changes rule RRS 78.1.

Boats may enter the event by registering online at

Excerpts from the NoR: 5 Fees

The registration fee is $25. This includes three Saturday night meal tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each. A keg of beer will also be provided after racing on Saturday.

Excerpts from the NoR: 6 Courses

There will be two Modified Olympic races and a point to point long distance race. For the Melges [PHRF A] there will be several winward/leeward course races instead of the Modified Olympic races.



course diagramme olympic      course diagramme wl

Excerpts from the NoR: 7 Venue

The start mark (mark S) is approximately one nautical mile 25° magnetic from the end of the Pike Creek Channel on Lake St. Clair. Marks 1&emdash;8 will form an octagon, with each mark placed 0.75 nautical miles from mark S. The two Sunday races will be held within the octagon, and the long distance course will be indicated in the sailing instructions

Excerpts from the NoR: 8 Scoring

Corrected times for PHRF and JOG will be calculated using time-on-time handicapping.

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

A boat’s score shall be the total of her race scores.

Excerpts from the NoR: 9 Schedule

Friday July 15th 1700–2000 Welcome visiting boats

Saturday July 16th 1000–1200 Registration
1200–1230 Skippers' Meeting
1455 First warning signal
1830 Dinner and drinks at the clubhouse

Sunday July 17th 1000 First warning signal
1400 Awards Ceremony to follow racing

Excerpts from the NoR: 10 Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a recommended minimum coverage of $300,000 per incident.

Excerpts from the NoR: 11 Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for each class. The number of prizes awarded awarded will depend on the number of entries.

Flags Awarded Number of Eligible Entries
1st & 2nd1 – 3
1st, 2nd & 3rd4 +

The Harold Asselstine Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the best spinnaker boat in SPSC hosted competitions. To be eligible for the trophy, a boat must be eligible for an award in a spinnaker division (PHRF or one-design) for at least four of: the Spring and the Fall Thursday-Night Series, the Open Series, the Invitational Regatta and the Harvest Moon Regatta.

Excerpts from the NoR: 11 Further Information

For further information please contact John Baker (