SPSC 2018 Open Series

Thursday July 6th, 12th, 19th & 26th & August 2rd

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

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 ..... Brian Dawes


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.

Dates & Times

A race will run every Thursday in July as well as the first Thursday in August — Thursday July 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th & August 2nd

The first warning signal will be at 1845.

Classes to Race

Shark One-Design

Canadian Shark Class Association rules are in effect.

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.)


There will be a single JOG class.


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

Class Flag & Pennant
JOG White
Shark a Shark
PHRF AYellow

Class Flags

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


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

Registration & Facilities

Please deposit the $25 entry fee in the Race Office.

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, 1.4 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 modified olympic and windward-leeward.

course diagramme olympic      course diagramme wl

Participation Requirements

Boats must come out to at least half of the completed races in the series to be eligible for an award.


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


Prizes Awarded Participants in Division
1st3 or more
1st & 2nd5 or more
1st, 2nd & 3rd7 or more

SPSC Open Series flags will be awarded in each division.