All boats intending to compete in any NSC or BYC hosted events must complete a Race Registration form. Boats racing PHRF must pay a $35 PHRF certificate fee ($32 if paid by April 1st – see below). Owners must commit to maintain a minimum level of liability insurance. Also, by registering for the NSC racing program, the skipper and crew accept responsibility to perform Race Committee duties.
Pre-printed Race Registration forms are sent to all boat owners with their mooring invoices in early February each year. These should be completed, signed and returned to the office with your mooring payment. If payment is made on-line, the form may be scanned and e-mailed to the Club’s PHRF Handicapper, who also fulfills the role of Race Registrar. If you did not receive, or misplaced, the pre-printed form, download a generic Race Registration form (pdf or MS Word format), sign it, and submit it, either to the NSC office, or by e-mail, as noted above.
All boats intending to compete in any PHRF fleet must have a current PHRF certificate. Click here for info on obtaining a PHRF certificate. Normally a boat keeps the same PHRF handicap for the entire season; if a changes are required mid season, read this.
Since 2008, doing Race Committee Duty has been a requirement and condition of racing. Racers who have not fulfilled their RC commitments in previous years may not be registered until they sign up for RC duty. Please note the expectation that regular crew should be members of the club.
Racers should note that the Sailing Instructions require them to race with the sail number with which they register. Using different numbers creates lots of problems for the RC and can only be accepted on a temporary basis.
Occasionally the question arises, “Why can’t I sail on Tuesday nights with my JAM handicap?” For an answer to this question, please click here. Another question that comes up regularly is “Can I just join in without registering?” The short answer is “no” — read why.
Most race registration forms are submitted with mooring invoices, well before the start of the season, and a list of registered keelboats is published in early May. Thereafter, race registrations and PHRF applications are processed as they are received. Plan on a 2-week turn-around time for processing of race registrations. If you’re inclined to procrastinate, read this.
Page updated: 2016-11-12.
14 May: DS: link to new “why can’t I” wordpress page.
05 May: HM: Added this update log. (Previous update 2014-12-20.)
Changed “Pre-printed Race Registration forms will be sent to all boat owners with their mooring invoices in early February” to “…are sent … each year.”
15 Jun: HM: Added link to http://nsc.ca/web2/racing/race-registration/racing-without-registering/.
28 Jun: HM: In 4th para, added link to race-crew-memberships page.
16 Jan: HM: Updated the “Page updated” date, to indicate that information remains current, but no other changes made.
24 Jan: HM: Changed link to Word version of registration form from “.doc” to “.docx”.
19 Jul: HM: Updated link to “why can’t I”.
12 Nov: HM: Added link to http://nsc.ca/web2/racing/phrf/mid-season-handicap-changes/.
Page maintained by H. Morrin.