2022 Schedule

Steveston RC Sailing Club – July 04, 2021 COVID Health and Safety Plan

Local & Provincial Guidelines: In addition to the requirements set out in this document all sailors are required to follow and comply with all relevant City of Richmond and Province of B.C. health guidelines while sailing at Imperial Landing. SRCSC radio controlled model yacht sailing is considered to be an outdoor sport for the purposes of referencing health guidelines.

Whether to attend: It is vital that sailors who are unwell or may have been exposed to someone who may be afflicted with COVID-19, or who have any symptoms of contagious illness, refrain from attending SRCSC gatherings.

Notice: Any competitor who has reason to believe that they may have attended an SRCSC gathering while infected with a communicable illness including the COVID-19 virus shall promptly notify their Fleet Captain.

Information: The SRCSC will record your participation and contact information and may share it with health authorities as required for contact tracing purposes. Members and guests in attendance will be recorded by the fleet leader and retained for possible trace back purposes.

Compliance: The Executive of SRCSC takes COVID-19 safety very seriously. Any sailors not complying with the rules as set out herein may be excluded from future participation in club gatherings. Any sailor witnessing another member in non-compliance is encouraged to respectfully point out the concern to the offending sailor who is then obliged to comply with this policy. Disputes between individuals should be brought to the attention of the fleet leader with no fear of reprisal. If not resolved on the spot the issue should be brought to the attention of the Fleet Captain of that boat class.

Number of Participants: There are no COVID related limits on the number of participants.

Non-event day informal sailing at Imperial Landing: Club members sailing at the Imperial Landing venue on non-event days are expected and required to follow the guidelines set out herein as well as SRCSC’s general Safety Plan.

Physical Distancing: the current Provincial Health Order no longer requires a minimum physical distance be maintained between participants. However, participants are still encouraged to maintain a two metre distance from other participants.

Masks: the current Provincial Health Order and this COVID Safety Plan no longer require the use of face masks at outdoor sport events. The use of masks at SRCSC sailing events is now completely optional.

Liability: The SRCSC and its members accept no liability arising directly or indirectly from participation in club events.


Notice of Racing Soling and DF65

STEVESTON RC SAILING CLUB SOLING NOTICE OF RACE AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS SOLING

The 2022 Soling Fleet Captain is Brian Harrison (boffo65@gmail.com) and the Co-Captain is Pat Dion (patdion@live.com). Please contact either of them if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions concerning this notice or Soling racing in general.

PRINCIPAL RACE OFFICER:

All racing will be conducted under the direction of a Principal Race Officer (the PRO). The PRO will be the Fleet Captain or their designate, or in the absence of the Fleet Captain or designate, the racers in attendance shall appoint a PRO. The PRO may be a competitor and may participate in the days racing on the same basis as other competitors. All competitors shall comply with any reasonable request or direction of the PRO concerning the conduct of the days racing.

WHERE:

Unless otherwise notified prior to race day, all sailing will be at the Imperial Landing site in Steveston. The PRO will determine the starting area and course layout.

WHO:

Racing is open to all SRCS members. Guests are welcome to participate in a maximum of three non-trophy racing days per annum. They may be required to sign a club approved waiver form prior to entry and their results may not be included in series scoring events. Guests are expected to apply for membership in the Club if they wish to participate on a regular basis.

WHEN:

Spring Series: Every Thursday commencing March 17, 2022 and ending June 30, 2022.

Summer Fun: Every Thursday commencing July 7, 2022 and ending August 25, 2022;

Fall Series: Every Thursday commencing September 1, 2022 and ending November 24, 2022.

First race on all sailing dates will start at 11:00 am or thereafter as directed by the PRO. A practice race(s) may be held at discretion of the PRO. Racing may be abandoned at any time at discretion of PRO, but no race will start after 13:00 except with the agreement of all competitors.

SATURDAY SAILING:

We plan to add some Saturday sailing dates – there may be some sailors who are not able to make a weekday date. More to come on that.

COMPETITION FOR THE COVETED CERAMIC MUG:

The competition for this year’s big prize will be an 8 week series, commencing September 8 and ending October 27. The winner will be the accumulated high score for the series. A Consolation Prize will be awarded to the last place. You MUST race at least 4 times to be considered for the consolation prize.

SCORING: A NEW SYSTEM THIS YEAR

The PRO shall appoint a scorer for each race. The scorer may be a competitor and may be different for each race. (If necessary, we will, as we did in 2021, take turns keeping our boat out of the water and calling the start and recording the finish. For that race, the boat will be given the average of it’s daily score.) The scorer shall record the finish positions of the competitors and shall note any competitors that are DNF (Did Not Finish), DNS (Did Not Start) or DNC (Did Not Compete). Except as noted below, scoring for all races will be a modified High Point system where the points awarded to each competitor will be in accordance with the following formula: (f-p) + 2 where f is the number of boats finishing and p is the competitor’s finishing place. DNF's, DNS's, DSQ's, etc. will be scored as a single point. A boat that is in the vicinity of the starting area when the starting signal is made, including being on the dock, will be scored DNS, provided that such boat competes in and finishes at least one race that day. DNC will be scored as zero points. Boats that do not complete at least one race on a race day will be scored DNC in all races held that day. A boat that leaves the starting area and does not return will be scored DNC in all races started after they leave.

Except as modified herein, scoring will be in accordance with World Sailing standard scoring. Sample scoring: In a 6 boat fleet, the boat finishing 1st would be awarded (6-1) + 2=7 points, 2nd place would get 6 points, 3rd would get 5 points etc. DNF or DNS boats get 1 point, and all no shows (DNC) get 0. The highest aggregate score at end of the day wins!

A race will not be scored unless there at least 3 boats that start the race. Competitors are expected to notify the scorer and PRO if they start a race but do not finish it for any reason, if they are leaving the starting area for any reason, or if they are in the starting area but do not intend to start in a race.

DAILY SCORING:

Each days racing will be scored and recorded as a separate event. There will be one discard for every four races sailed. Prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the PRO or Fleet Captain.

SERIES SCORING:

Each race on each scheduled racing day will also be scored as a separate race in the Spring or Fall Series as applicable. Each boats score in the series will be the aggregate of their scores in their best N races in the series, where N is 50% of the total number of races in the series. A competitor must complete a minimum of 25% of the total races in the series in order to be scored in the series. For example, if there are six race days in the Fall Series and a total of 82 races are sailed, then each competitor would count their best 41 races over the course of the six race days. If a competitor did not compete in 21 of the races (25% of the total races), they would not be scored in the series. If they competed in more than 21 races but less than 41 races (50% of the total races) then all of their race scores would be counted and they would be scored as DNC (0 points) in all races in which they did not compete.

Note: Past seasons have used a standard low point scoring system. The high point system being implemented will not materially affect the results of single day racing events, but will affect multiple day events such as the Spring and Fall Series where there may be a large variation in turnouts over the course of the series. The high point scoring system recognizes that 3rd place in a 15 boat fleet should count for more than 3rd place in a 3 boat fleet! The low point system scores them equally.

PROTESTS:

In the event a protest hearing is required, it shall be conducted on the dock on the day of the incident and at a time specified by the PRO, but not later than 13:00, unless all parties agree otherwise. The protest committee shall consist of three persons appointed by the PRO and may include other competitors, provided they are not involved as parties or witnesses in the protested incident.

SAIL NUMBER CONFLICTS:

If there is a conflict in sail numbers, then the PRO will determine priority on the following order: 1. SRCS member; 2. Number on 2022 Master List circulated to all club members; 3. Registered Personal Number with CRCYA; 4. Last two digits of hull number; 5. First to report to the PRO will have priority and the PRO may require the other(s) to alter their number with tape

OVER EARLY AT START:

If your number is called at the start as being OCS, then you must either return and restart at the first practicable opportunity, or you must promptly retire from the race. You may NOT continue racing with the intention of not finishing or scoring an OCS.

HITTING A MARK:

The PRO may declare that one or more marks of the course may be contacted by a competitor without penalty, provided they are rounded in the proper direction. (Note: This discretion is likely to be exercised where the distance to the mark and the prevailing wind and wave conditions are such that it cannot reasonably be determined whether contact occurs or not).

RULES OF SAILING:

Except as modified herein, all racing shall be conducted in accordance with World Sailing: The Racing Rules of Sailing, including Soling class rules.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

All competitors must be familiar with and comply at all times with the SRCS Safety Protocol and all amendments and supplements thereto, including any COVID restrictions. All competitors shall comply with all safety related requests of the PRO. The SRCS executive may at any time distribute by email to competitors safety alerts, updates, additions or revisions to the safety protocols and all competitors are required to familiarize themselves and to comply with the same.

AMENDMENTS:

The Fleet Captain, the PRO or their delegate may amend or supplement this Notice of Race at any time by notice to the competitors, including notice by email or by verbal notice to competitors at any competitors meeting.


STEVESTON RC SAILING CLUB DRAGON FORCE 65 NOTICE OF RACE AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The 2022 DF 65 Fleet Captain is Colin Huggett osprey877@shaw.ca and the Co-captain is Wilson Chong wilsonrcsailing@telus.net . Please contact either of them if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions concerning this notice or DF65 racing in general.

The 2022 season will basically follow the same format as our last pre-covid season in 2021 with racing on the 2nd and 4th Sunday and a spring and a fall series and a couple of special regatta days. A new wrinkle is the adoption of a high point scoring system, the details of which are set out below.

PRINCIPAL RACE OFFICER

All racing will be conducted under the direction of a Principal Race Officer (the PRO). The PRO will be the Fleet Captain or their designate, or in the absence of the Fleet Captain or designate, the racers in attendance shall appoint a PRO. The PRO may be a competitor and may participate in the days racing on the same basis as other competitors.

All competitors shall comply with any reasonable request or direction of the PRO concerning the conduct of the days racing.

WHERE

Unless otherwise notified prior to race day, all sailing will be at the Imperial Landing site in Steveston. The PRO will determine the starting area and course layout.

WHO:

Racing is open to all SRCS members. Guests are welcome to participate in a maximum of three non-trophy racing days per annum. They may be required to sign a club approved waiver form prior to entry and their results may not be included in series scoring events. Guests are expected to apply for membership in the Club if they wish to participate on a regular basis.

WHEN:

Spring Series: The 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month commencing March 13, 2022 and ending with the Spring Trophy Regatta on June 26, 2022. There is no racing on May 22 (Victoria Day long weekend).

Summer Fun: The 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month commencing , July 10, 2022 and ending August 28, 2022. This series is intended to be informal fun racing with no trophies;

Fall Series: The 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month commencing September 11, 2022 and ending with the Fall Trophy Regatta on November 13, 2022. There is no sailing on October 9 (Thanksgiving).

First race on all sailing dates will start at 11:00 am or thereafter as directed by the PRO. A practice race(s) may be held at discretion of the PRO. Racing may be abandoned at any time at discretion of PRO, but no race will start after 2 PM except with the agreement of all competitors.

SCORING:

The PRO shall appoint a scorer for each race. The scorer shall record the finish positions of the competitors and shall note any competitors that are DNF (Did Not Finish), DNS (Did Not Start) or DNC (Did Not Compete). The scorer may be a competitor and may be different for each race. The PRO may establish a rotation system whereby competitors are appointed PRO and scorer for a race, in which event they will not compete in the race but will act as starter, note any OCS's, and record finish positions. They will be scored average points for the race(s) they sit out. Except as noted below, scoring for all races will be a modified High Point system where the points awarded to each competitor will be in accordance with the following formula: (f-p) + 2 where f is the number of boats finishing and p is the competitors finishing place. DNF's, DNS's, DSQ's, OCS's etc. will be scored as a single point. A boat that is in the vicinity of the starting area when the starting signal is made, including being on the dock, will be scored DNS, provided that such boat competes in and finishes at least one race that day. DNC will be scored as zero points. Boats that do not complete at least one race on a race day will be scored DNC in all races held that day. A boat that leaves the starting area and does not return will be scored DNC in all races started after they leave. Except as modified herein, scoring will be in accordance with World Sailing standard scoring.

Sample scoring: In a 6 boat fleet, the boat finishing 1stnd would be awarded (6-1) + 2=7 points, 2nd place would get 6 points, 3rd would get 5 points etc. DNF or DNS boats get 1 point, and all no shows (DNC) get 0. The highest aggregate score at end of the day, after applying any discards, is the winner!.

A race will not be scored unless there at least 3 boats that start the race.

Competitors are expected to notify the scorer and PRO if they start a race but do not finish it for any reason, if they are leaving the starting area for any reason, or if they are in the starting area but do not intend to start in a race.

DAILY SCORING

Each days racing will be scored and recorded as a separate event. There will be one discard for every four races sailed. Prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the PRO or Fleet Captain.

SERIES SCORING

Each race on each scheduled racing day will also be scored as a separate race in the Spring or Fall Series as applicable. Each boats score in the series will be the aggregate of their scores in their best N races in the series, where N is 50% of the total number of races in the series. A competitor must complete a minimum of 25% of the total races in the series in order to be scored in the series.

For example, if there are six race days in the Fall Series and a total of 82 races are sailed, then each competitor would count their best 41 races over the course of the six race days. If a competitor did not compete in 21 of the races (25% of the total races), they would not be scored in the series. If they competed in more than 21 races but less than 41 races (50% of the total races) then all of their race scores would be counted and they would be scored as DNC (0 points) in all races in which they did not compete.

Note: Past seasons have used a standard low point scoring system. The high point system being implemented will not materially effect the results of single day racing events, but will effect multiple day events such as the Spring and Fall Series where there may be a large variation in turnouts over the course of the series. The high point scoring system recognizes that 3rd place in a 15 boat fleet should count for more than 3rd place in a 3 boat fleet! The low point system scores them equally.

SPRING AND FALL TROPHY REGATTAS

The Spring and Fall Trophy Regattas may be single or multi-day events and their races will be included in the Spring and Fall series. If a single day event, all races in the Regatta will count double in the applicable Spring or Fall Series.

SAIL NUMBER CONFLICTS

All boats must have a sail number displayed on both sides of both sails. If there is a conflict in sail numbers, then the PRO will determine priority in the following order:

1. SRCS member;

2. Number on 2022 Master List circulated to all club members;

3. Registered Personal Number with CRCYA;

4. Last two digits of hull number;

5. First to report to the PRO;

The PRO may require the non-priority boat(s) to alter their number with tape.

PROTESTS

In the event a protest hearing is required, it shall be conducted on the dock on the day of the incident and at a time specified by the PRO, but not later than 2pm, unless all parties agree otherwise. The protest committee shall consist of three persons appointed by the PRO and may include other competitors, provided they are not involved as parties or witnesses in the protested incident.

OVER EARLY AT START

If your sail number is called at the start as being OCS, then you must either return and restart at the first practicable opportunity, or you must promptly retire from the race. You may NOT dispute the call nor continue racing with the intention of not finishing or scoring an OCS.

HITTING A MARK

The PRO may declare that one or more marks of the course and/or their ground tackle may be contacted by a competitor without penalty, provided they are rounded in the proper direction. (Note: This discretion is likely to be exercised where the distance to the mark and the prevailing wind and wave conditions are such that it cannot be determined with certainty whether contact occurs or not).

RULES OF SAILING

Except as modified herein, all racing shall be conducted in accordance with World Sailing The Racing Rules Of Sailing, including DF65 class rules.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS,

All competitors must be familiar with and comply at all times with the SRCS Safety Protocol and all amendments and supplements thereto, including any COVID restrictions.

All competitors shall comply with all safety related requests of the PRO.

The SRCS executive may at any time distribute by email to competitors safety alerts, updates, additions or revisions to the safety protocols and all competitors are required to familiarize themselves and to comply with the same.

AMENDMENTS

The Fleet Captain, the PRO or their delegate may amend or supplement this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions at any time by notice to the competitors, including notice by email or by verbal notice to competitors at any competitors meeting.

2022 Fleet Schedule

All Soling racing will start at 11:00 AM

All IOM racing will start at 10:00 AM

All DF65 racing will start at 11:00 AM

If you wish to confirm a race day please contact us 24 hours prior at stevestonrcsailing@gmail.com