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The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Chester Classic Cup Regatta

 Friday August 5th, Saturday August 6th, and Sunday August 7, 2016
 Chester Yacht Club
 Chester, Nova Scotia


 1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
 1.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

 2.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the Classic Boats as defined as per ISAF as follows:

 A Classic Boat is a yacht launched before December 31st 1963 or a replica of a Classic Boat that, independent of her launch date, was built in conformity with the design of a Classic Boat launched before December 31st 1963.

 2.2 Eligible boats may enter at the skippers meeting.

 3.1 Required fees are as follows:
 $150.00                          Per Boat

4.1 Dates of racing: Aug. 5th, 6th, 7th 2016

      Maximum Number of Races 3 – limited to 1 each day

 4.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for all races is 1300 hours.

 4.3  Registration will take place at CYC from 9 to 11AM on August 5th followed by a competitors' briefing.

 The sailing instructions will be available at registration .

 Courses will consist of Government Marks and Chester Yacht Club Marks situated in Mahone Bay as per Chester Yacht
 Club Course Card.

 7.1.2 For the Classic Boats rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-turns Penalty is replaced by the One-turn Penalty.

7.2 Protest filing time limit will be 60 minutes after the last boat finishes.

 7.3 Protest forms will be available at the Chester Yacht Club.

8.1 The scoring system is as follows: the Low Point scoring system of RRS Appendix A shall be used with no score excluded.
8.2 One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

 9.1 Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all competitors. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones. Official boats will monitor VHF channel 73.

 9.2 If any part of a boat’s hull, crew or equipment is on the course side of the starting line during the two minutes before her starting signal and she is identified, the race committee will attempt to broadcast her sail number on VHF channel 73. Failure to make a broadcast or to time it accurately will not be grounds for a request for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).

 Prizes will be given as follows: the Classic Cup will be awarded to first place overall for the Classic Cup Regatta. A Trophy called the “Classics Gold Cup” will be given at the end of Chester Race Week to the overall winner of the combined Classic Cup Regatta and Chester Race Week Classic’s Division. This will consist of 7 races in total with 1 drop if more than 5 races are sailed.

 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with,  prior to, during, or after the regatta.

 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $1,000,000 per event or the equivalent. Proof of insurance should be supplied with entry.

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