Sailing Instructions & Race Calendar

The 2022 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 should be aligned with the BYC SIs, both of which address our Interclub racing program.

Pre-season text:
Expect the 2022 SIs to be published in early May, but below is a summary of the significant changes for 2022. In the meantime, check out the NSC Google Calendar for scheduled events, or last year’s Sailing Instructions.

During Season text:
The 2022 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 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 versions along with the significant changes; the pdf versions for 1999-2012 are available in Box.

Notices to Competitors / Sailing Instruction Amendments:

  • Amendment #1, 2022-05-13: The start of the Wednesday evening racing for the Catamaran and Dinghy fleets is postponed until June 1st. If racing is to be postponed beyond this date, another amendment will be issued by May 29.
  • Amendment #2, 2022-05-21: The start of the Spring Series for PHRF fleets will begin Tuesday, May 31. Similarly, the start of the Spring Series for JAM and One-Design fleets will begin Thursday, June 2.
  • Amendment #3, 2022-09-01: For the Women’s Interclub Up-River Race, the second sentence of the course is changed to read “Leave to port Queen’s Park mark”.
  • Amendment #4, 2022-09-01: Series II for the Martin 16s & 2.4 mRs is extended to include Wednesdays, September 7, 14 & 21.

Main changes made to the SIs for 2022:

  • Added reference to page about VHF Use in Racing. See SI 4.2.
  • Change to earlier start time is now coincident with the start of the Fall Series for Tuesday and Thursday evening racing. For Monday and Wednesday evenings, the switch to the earlier start occurs the same week. See SI 6.2.
  • Boats may elect to fly a “Rookie Racer” flag. See SI 10.5 and this page about Rookie Racers.
  • An orange flag is now used on the RC boat to denote the end of the start line. See SI 11.1.
  • For Thursday evening racing, the Vipers & J-80s will no longer go to the back of the sequence following a postponement. See Part E.
  • The 20 Mile Race is re-branded the 26 Km Race – up to Pinhey’s and back, as was the case in 2020 & 2021.

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 Dominic Goodwill.

Page updated: 2022-09-01.

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 /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.
2021-09-13, HM: Added “Warning at 1100” to Amendment #2.

2022-01-23, HM: Updated for 2022: noted major changes; added link to 2021 SI WordPress page.
Removed references to http://nsc.ca and https://nsc.ca.
2022-04-04, HM: Added list of major changes.
2022-05-03, HM: Uploaded 2022 SIs and added appropriate links and wording.
2022-05-13, HM: Issued SI Amendment #1.
2022-05-21, HM: Issued SI Amendment #2.
2022-09-01, HM: Issued SI Amendment #3 & 4.

NOTE: Update the publish date and time when updating page.

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