Sailing Instructions & Race Calendar

The 2021 Sailing Instructions & Race Calendar are now available as a pdf. See below for a list of the major changes. Page 2 of the SIs shows the Series calendar, and page 3 shows the Weekend and Special Events calendar, but this information is also available on the NSC Google Calendar.

The NSC SIs have been coordinated, and are aligned, with the BYC SIs, both of which address our Interclub racing program.

Pre-season text:
Expect the SIs to be published soon, but below is a summary of the significant changes for 2021. In the meantime, check out the 2021 NSC Google Calendar for scheduled events, or last year’s Sailing Instructions.

During Season text:
The 2021 Sailing Instructions & Race Calendar are now available as a pdf. See below for a list of the major changes. Page 2 of the SIs shows the Series calendar, and pages 3 & 4 show the Weekend and Special Events calendar, but this information is also available on the NSC Google Calendar.

The NSC SIs have been coordinated, and are aligned, with the BYC SIs, both of which address our Interclub racing program.

For reference, older copies of the SIs are available – see the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 versions along with the significant changes, or the pdf versions for 1999-2012 are available in Box.

Notices to Competitors / Sailing Instruction Amendments:

  • Amendment #1, 2021-07-14: In Part E, 1.1, JAM fleets are amended to read: JAM A: 0-211; JAM B: 212-232; JAM C: 233+. See this post for more info. This change has been incorporated into the pdf version of the SIs dated 2021-07-14.
  • Amendment #2, 2021-09-13: In Annex A, the course for the 20 Mile Race is changed to read “Start at P Mark. Leave to port drop mark at Pinhey’s Point, finish at P Mark as per Part H, 6.3. Distance: 14 Nm.” For more info, see this post.

Main changes made to the SIs for 2021:

  • Noted applicability of 2021-2024 RRS, and updated references accordingly.
  • Some re-ordering of sections to align with the World Sailing templates for Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions. Similarly, some sections renamed for consistency with World Sailing templates (e.g. “Protests & Requests for Redress” now under heading “Hearing Requests”; “Disclaimer of Liability” now referred to as “Risk Statement”). Consequently, all sections were re-numbered.
  • Document now referred to as “Interclub NOR & Sailing Instructions”.
  • If no race has been completed by the second to last scheduled race of the Spring Series for either Tuesday or Thursday keelboat race nights, then the Spring Series will be cancelled, and the last scheduled race of the Spring Series will be the last race of the Ice Breaker series. This is to avoid having a Spring Series that consists of only one race. Not applicable in 2021, but will be carried forward to 2022.
  • SI 10.2 addresses the display of class flags for boats that do not have a backstay.
  • Boats competing in mixed PHRF/JAM (FS/NFS) racing and not displaying a class flag may be scored as PHRF (FS) and will not be eligible for redress.
  • Provision for Post-Race Penalties moved from “Scoring” to “Penalty System”.
  • SI 19.5 added to ensure that the top boat in the PHRF (FS) and JAM (NFS) Fleets will get a keeper.
  • J22s will constitute a one-design fleet, and share a start with the J24s, on Thursday night, when/if one-design keelboat racing happens.
  • For up-river races hosted by NSC, the start and finish will be at P mark.
  • For weekend events, boats that submit their finish time after the deadline stated in SI 6.4, but within 72 hours of that deadline, will incur a 2 point penalty. Boats that submit their finish time more than 72 hours after the deadline, will be scored DNC, or DNF if their presence on the race course was otherwise recorded.
  • For weekend events, boats may declare their fleet as PHRF for some races, and JAM for others. Boats that do so shall be considered as two separate entries, and will appear in the results for both the fleets.
  • For events labelled as Interclub, prizes will not be awarded to boats that are not from the host club.
  • A new Part I has been included for Time Trials.
  • Annex A for Weekend and Special Events has been reformatted.
  • Clarification of which events and trophies get keepers.
  • JAM Fleet splits have changed, per Amendment #1.

In addition to reading the Sailing Instructions, every racer should obtain and read the 2021-2024 version of the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing, and the Sail Canada Prescriptions. “Rule Books” are available for purchase at the club office.

If you have changes you would like to propose for next year, feel free to discuss these with, or e-mail them to, Hugh Morrin and/or Mike Thompson.

Page updated: 2021-09-13.

Update log
2015:
28 Feb: HM: Update Log created. Added last para per meeting with Ross.
20-21 Apr: HM: General update.
25 Apr: HM: Posted 2015 SIs. Changed title from “Sailing Instructions” to “Sailing Instructions & Race Calendar”.
2016:
24 Jan: HM: Saved the 2015 SIs as a separate page, and updated this page for 2016.
30 Apr: HM: Posted 2016 SIs.
15 May: HM: Posted Amendment #1.
16 May: HM: Posted Amendment #2.
28 May: HM: Corrected typos which had “first race of the JAM Spring Series (2015-05-19)”, instead of 2016…
15 Sep: HM: Added Amendment #3.
2017:
03 Feb: HM: Moved 2016 info to https://nsc.ca/web2/racing/si/2016-nsc-sailing-instructions/.
Cleared 2016 info, and noted 2017 SIs would be available in April.
08 Apr: HM: Noted major changes for 2017.
21 Apr: HM: Noted new name for Jacques Adam River Challenge. Added link to 2017 SIs. Added reference/link to BYC SIs.
12 May: HM: Added updated version of SIs to Box (without erroneous references to “2016”, and noted changes accordingly.
13 May: HM: Changed ISAF to World Sailing.
21 Jun: HM: Added amendment #1.
2018:
17 Jan: HM: First update for 2018. Created separate file for 2017. Changed name of Fleet Captain.
24 Feb: HM: Started to list changes for 2018.
25 Mar: HM: Added to list changes for 2018.
29 Apr: HM: More updates.
30 Apr: HM: Added link to 2018 SIs.
2019:
10 Mar: HM: Started noting changes for 2019.
01 May: HM: Added reference to Rabbit Starts.
20 May: HM: Added link to 2019 SIs in pdf format.
21 Jun: HM: Added Amdt 1.
2020
03 Jun: HM: Updated for 2020: noted major changes; added link to 2019 SI WordPress page.
08 Jun: HM: Added note about JAM division splits.
27 Jun: HM: Removed “SI 8.3 of Part H documents a long-standing practice requiring boats to register for the entire ILD series
as either JAM (no flying sails) or PHRF (with flying sails/spinnakers)”, as discussion as to whether to remove that for 2020.
24 Aug: HM: Significant updates to reflect planned SI release for remainder of 2020. Added link to 2020 SIs in pdf format.
25 Aug: HM: Added amendment 1.
29 Sep: HM: Added amendment 2.
13 Oct: HM: Added amendment 3.
17 Nov: HM: Noted that versions in Box date back to 1999; before it erroneously referenced only back to 2005.

2021-05-08, HM: Updated for 2021: noted major changes; added link to 2020 SI WordPress page.
2021-05-10, HM: Minor update to list of changes.
2021-06-02, HM: Removed reference to “orange zone”.
2021-06-27, HM: Deleted introductory note about COVID, in anticipation of a regular season.
2021-07-02, HM: Published 2021 SIs.
2021-07-14, HM: Issued SI Amendment #1.
2021-09-13, HM: Issued SI Amendment #2.

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