SPSC 2016 Open Series

Thursday July 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Everyone is, of course, welcome to socialize in the clubhouse after racing even if they choose not to keep their boat at South Port.

Relevant Information

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

PHRF A & B Merger

Online Scratch Sheet

Online Results

Notice of Race (for print)

Venue & Organizing Authority

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

SPSC Racing Director & Series Chairman ..... Darcy Fuller


This series will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

The sailing instructions are already 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 is in the clubhouse's enclosed porch. Notices will be mirrored on the web site within 24 hours of being posted.

Dates & Times

A race will run every Thursday in July.

The first warning signal will be at 1845.

Classes to Race

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

Class Flag & PennantSplit
JOG White
PHRF CBlue 185 –
PHRF BGreen 173 – 184
PHRF AYellow– 172

Class pennants are to be flown from the backstay.

Time-on-Time Handicapping

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

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

Registration & Facilities

The entry fee is $25 increasing to $35 after Sunday July 3rd. Please pay the entry fee when convenient. We would prefer not to take money on the water.

Visiting boats may make use of the harbour and facilities for the duration of the series at a reasonable cost. Contact the harbour master at spsc.harbourmaster@gmail.com for details.

Please complete the online registration form as early as possible.

Racing Area



course octagon

The racing area shall be centred at Mark O, 1.45 miles due magnetic north from outside the Pike Creek channel on Lake St. Clair. Marks are 0.675 nautical miles from the centre mark and arrayed in a regular octagon with mark 8 pinned to magnetic north (using magnetic variation of 7.66ºW).

Marks are white can buoys --- even numbered can buoys have an orange top.


Courses will be modified olympic.

course diagramme

Scoring & Prizes

Two races will constitute a series — four will allow for a throw-out.

SPSC Open Series flags will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division.