Essex County PHRF Association

SPSC 60th Annual Invitational Regatta

Saturday July 8th

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

Event Organizer ..... John Marentette

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  (SI’s) will be available no later than noon on July 5th.

Any changes to the SI’s will be posted on the SPSC Noticeboard in the clubhouse sunroom.

Excerpts from the NoR: 3 Communication

All boats must carry a VHF radio capable of communicating on Channels 16 and 69.

Courtesy broadcasts may be made to competitors on Channel 69.

Excerpts from the NoR: 4 Eligibility and Entry

The event is open to all boats with PHRF ratings. A current valid measurement certificate or rating certificate is not required. This changes rule RRS78.1.

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

Boats wishing to participate must register for the event in advance, using the South Port Sailing Club registration portal. Boats register online at .

Excerpts from the NoR: 5 Fees

$35 per boat, (payable at SPSC Welcome Desk), which includes 2 food tickets.

Early registrations received before July 1st, will reduce entry fee to $25.

Additional food tickets will be available at SPSC for $10/person.

Excerpts from the NoR: 6 Schedule

Saturday July 1st
Early registration ends.
Wed July 5th
SI’s are posted online and at SPSC
Friday July 7th
6PM – 8PM
Welcoming out-of-club boats to SPSC.
Saturday, July 8th, 2023
8AM – 10AM
Welcoming out-of-club boats to SPSC.
Skippers meeting at SPSC Clubhouse porch.
1st warning signal on race course.
Food, fellowship and awards to follow racing at SPSC.

Excerpts from the NoR: 7 Venue and Courses

This event will be held on Lake St Clair.

The course will be a single long-distance race. Details of actual course to be sailed, will be as per SI’s.

Start and finish line will be between the SPSC mark 4, and the mast on the SPSC RC boat.

Fleet splits/starts, (based on PHRF ratings, and/or single/double-handed, and/or one-design fleets) to be decided based on regatta registrations and will be announced in the SI’s.

Excerpts from the NoR: 8 Berthing

Overnight dockage for non-SPSC boats will be assigned by SPSC Harbourmaster as requested, and pending availability.

Excerpts from the NoR: 9 Risk Statement

As per RRS3, ‘the responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone’. Each competitor must agree that sailing is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks, including strong winds and unexpected changes in weather, boat failures, injury, and possible death due to drowning, trauma, hypothermia or other causes. Further, in an effort to adhere to the highest standards of competitive behaviour, and in keeping with new guidelines published by Ontario Sailing Association, no bullying, physically or verbally aggressive, or disrespectful behaviour will be tolerated from any skipper or crew from any boat participating in the Regatta, regardless of if they are SPSC members or not.

Excerpts from the NoR: 10 Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with a valid 3rd party liability insurance, with a minimum coverage of $1,000,000 per incident or equivalent.

Excerpts from the NoR: 11 Prizes

Flags will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers on corrected time.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best “presented” boat (pre-race subjective judging)
  • Best-dressed crew (pre & post-race subjective judging)
  • Best apres-race cocktail (after-race subjective judging)