CANADIAN DN CHAMPS NOR / SI’s

NOTICE OF RACE
Canadian DN Championship Regatta
February 11-12, 2017
Canadian Region IDNIYRA

Organizing Authority
International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association
Canadian Region

1. Rules:
All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority; the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA, and Official Specifications of the DN Ice Yacht; the Notice of Race, including any amendments to the Notice of Race, (except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions) and the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions can be modified at the Skippers Meeting and by a notice posted on the official notice board.

Nine race regatta format – 3 race minimum will constitute the regatta. One fleet is anticipated, but if a gold/silver split is required it will first be based on IDNIYRA rankings, with assignment by race committee thereafter. Discard race after 6 races sailed.

2. Eligibility:
All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the Official Specifications and whose skippers meet the requirements of the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA as stated in the section IDNIYRA Regattas are eligible to enter and race in the championship.

3. Site Information and Postings:
A. The primary site is Philipsburg, Quebec
B. Site and Headquarters Information will be determined by the regatta organizer.
C. Official regatta information, updates and accommodations: see http://dnamerica.org/forum/index.php?board=11.0

4. Entry and Fee:
Register in the pits Saturday morning
$20 registration fee (Canadian or US funds accepted at par)

5. Schedule of Events:
•Sat 10- 11am on ice registration
•Sat 11am Skippers Meeting
•Sat 11:30 am First start
•Sunday 10:00am First start. No race will start after 3PM

6. Sailing instructions
Official Sailing Instructions will be provided at registration.

7. Prizes
There is a perpetual trophy for 1st place.

8. Proof of Insurance
Proof of personal or race liability insurance ($300,000 minimum)

Sailing Instructions
Canadian DN Championship Regatta
February 11-12, 2017
Canadian Region IDNIYRA

1. The Race Course will be three laps of the National Iceboat Authority INLINE Course. Marks will be orange tetrahedrons; the Darling marks will be smaller than the Windward and Leeward marks.
2. The first race of the day will start at 11:00AM on Saturday, and at 10:00AM on Sunday. Subsequent races each day will start as soon as possible after starting positions are available, but a yacht shall not be required to start sooner than 15 minutes after finishing. No race will be started after 3:00PM on Sunday.
3. A rope or wire starting line may be used: DO NOT SAIL OVER THE LINE! Each yacht’s leeward runner shall be positioned at her starting number.
4. The starting signal shall be the rapid lowering of the starter’s arms (or flag) after he/she raises his arms (or Code Flag ‘N’) to signify the preparatory signal. If the start is to be delayed after the preparatory signal, the starter will slowly lower his arms (or flag).
4. The finish of the first boat will be indicated by the display of a flag at the leeward end of the finish line. When a flag is so displayed the Bart rule is in effect. The flag will be displayed until all yachts have finished or the time limit has expired, whichever is sooner.
5. The time limit for the first finisher in a race is 6 ½ minutes per mile of rhumb line course length (e.g., for a 1 mile course, 3 laps x 2 legs per lap x 6 ½ minutes = 39 minutes). Any yacht not finishing within 20 minutes of the first yacht shall be scored DNF.
6. There will be a maximum of nine races, with three races required to constitute a series. There will be one discard if six or more races are completed.
7. Intention to protest must be reported to the race committee immediately after the race in question. A written protest must be filed with the race committee or the Canadian Rear Commodore at the launch site within two hours of the finish of the last race of the day.

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