Squamish 2016 Canadians – Notice of Race

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Canadian Championships


2 and 3 July, 2016

Hosted by KYC and Canadian 5O5 fleet 1


Squamish, BC

NOTICE OF RACE (Incorporating Amendments 1 and 2)


The Kitsilano Yacht Club and Canadian 5O5 Fleet 1, with support from Squamish Yacht Club and West Vancouver Yacht Club, will host the 2016 5O5 Canadian Championships in Squamish Harbour at the head of Howe Sound. Boats can be launched and stored near the Squamish Yacht Club. The club is located on Logger Lane along the Mamquam Blind Channel in Squamish. Amenities and accommodation are within easy walking distance of the launching area.  Racing will be conducted in Squamish Harbour.  Please be advised that the waters of Squamish Harbour are fed by rivers whose source was, only hours earlier, glaciers.  Wetsuits are highly recommended for thermal protection.  Hopefully, the famous Squamish inflow breezes that have given this area a fine reputation as a good venue for wind sports will be active for this event.  The starting area will likely be no more than a 15-20 minute sail from the launch area. Launching will be challenging in low tide, but recovery will be easy at high water.


The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing, including the prescriptions of Sail Canada, and by the Rules of the International 5O5 Class Association.


The regatta is open to all boats of the International 5O5 class. Competitors must be members in good standing with their respective national class association, and members in good standing of a Club recognized by their National Sailing authority.

INSURANCE (Amended in Amendment 1, dated 21 June)

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $300,000 US, or $400,000 CAN.  The organizing authority strongly recommends that competitors carry liability insurance in excess of the minimum.


Entry fees will be CAD $100 per boat.


The sailing instructions will be available at on-site registration.

SCHEDULE  NB: Friday, 1 July is a Canadian Statutory Holiday
Day Time Activity
Friday, July 1 1400h Informal Sailing and Practice
1800-1900h Registration at Launch Area
Saturday, July 2 0900 – 1000h Registration at Launch Area
1000h Competitors’ meeting
1100h First Race Start of the day
No Start after 1700h
Dinner and Social to follow racing
Sunday, July 3 1100h First Race Start of the day
No Start after 1600
Prize Ceremony to follow racing

Visiting competitors are invited to email KYC at commodore@kitsilanoyachtclub.com if they would like to arrange to store their 5O5s at Kitsilano Yacht Club during the weekdays following this event, because they are planning to compete in the Kitsilano Invitational Regatta on July 9 – 10.


The regatta will be scored using the low point system referred to in rule 90.3.  One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a series. When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. The top 5O5 competitor and the top Canadian finisher will be recognized on a perpetual trophy.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 finishers.


There are many rooms for rent near the venue or a short distance away at Garibaldi.  Billeting is not available.  Camping opportunities near the venue are not known at this time.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Racing Rule of Sailing 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 or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


Register online now!

For further information, please consult 505.ca or contact:

Evan Jennings


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