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The Race Week Registration Form is a PDF which can be digitally signed and is emailed to the RNYC General Manager Kathy Evans when the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form is clicked. To digitally sign the form, DOWNLOAD* a copy of the form to your computer and open it using Acrobat Reader. Alternatively the form can be printed and brought to the RNYC office.

*NOTE: "Save As PDF" removes form functions.

For more information call or email RNYC General Manager Kathy Evans.

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Race Week 2023 Lineup
Last updated: 2023-08-11
2023-08-16 Horizon Maritime & World Energy g2 race week lineup.

Racing Schedue Summary
Tuesday, August 15
  Practice Race Skippers Meeting 5:45 PM
  Race 6:30 PM
Wednesday, August 16
  Skippers Meeting 5:45 PM
  Race 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 17
  Skippers Meeting 5:45 PM
  Race 6:30 PM
Friday, August 18
  Skippers Meeting 9:00 AM
  Race at 10:00 AM
Saturday, August 19
  Skippers Meeting 9:00 AM
  Race at 10:00 AM

Race Week Clubhouse Events
Restaurant Schedule
Monday, August 14
  12:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tuesday, August 15
  12:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 16
  12:00 PM -10:00 PM
Thursday, August 17
  12:00 PM -10:00 PM
Friday, August 18
  Breakfast Served 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
  Open for Lunch 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 19
  Breakfast Served at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
  Open for Lunch at 12:00 PM
  Dinner 6:30 PM followed by Dance

Race Week Clubhouse Activities
Wednesday, August 16
  Poolside Yoga with Instructor Danielle Flynn
Friday, August 18
  Karaoke at 8:00pm

For further information please contact

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Horizon Maritime & World Energy GH2 Race Week
August 15-19, 2023
Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, Canada

Notice of Race (NoR) (PDF)

Racing will begin on Tuesday August 15th (Practice Race), and the scored races will begin on Wednesday, August 16th - August 19th, 2023 with the 20th in reserve should foul weather occur on any day between August 16 - 19th.


The event is governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. 2021 - 2024 available online.


2.2 The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, and supplementary sailing instructions that will be on the official notice board.

3.1 Channel 68 shall be used for communication with RC, Channel 16 for Coast Guard.

The online official notice board is located at the main ballroom of RNYC.

[DP] All boats shall carry a VHF radio capable of communicating on channels 16 & 68.

On the water, the race committee will make courtesy broadcasts to competitors on VHF radio. The channel will be stated in the SIs.

3.4 [DP] [While racing][From the first warning signal until the end of the last race of the day], except in an emergency, a boat shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.

4.1 The event is open to all boats of the Division 1, Division 2, White Sail class(es)

Division 1: PHRF Rating of 99 or lower.

Division 2: PHRF Rating of 100 to 300.

White sail: Any PHRF Rating below 300.

4.2 The event is open to all boats with valid PHRF certificates
4.3 The PHRF applies to boats racing under all classes.

4.6 Boats may enter the event by registering online at or on the RNYC website.


5.1 Entry fees are as follows:

$100 Race Entry + Race week Dinner Tickets (Sold Per person)

To be considered an entry in the event, a boat shall complete all registration requirements and pay all fees.


6.1 The following crew limitations apply: No paid or paying crew members allowed for this regatta.

6.2 The following categorization requirements apply (see RRS 79).

7.1 Boats [shall] [may be required to] display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

7.2 The organizing authority may provide bibs that competitors are required to wear as permitted by the World Sailing Advertising Code.


8.1 The event will consist of a single series for each class.

9 SCHEDULE 9.1 Registration: can be made prior to 1 Hour before the first race start on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

9.3 Dates of racing: August 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and possibly 20th.

9.4 Number of races: 5 - 9 (Single Race on the 16th and 17th, target of 4 races on Friday and 4 races on Saturday.

9.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the practice race will be 6:25pm, with the race start at 6:30pm. The same time will be used for races on Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday and Saturday will be full days with as many races as possible between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Exact timing will be determined at Skippers meeting and may be amended by the Race Committee on water via channel 68.

9.6 On the last scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after 4:00pm

10.1 Each boat shall produce or verify the existence of a valid PHRF Rating issued by PHRF Nova Scotia. All vessels are required to obtain a rating from PHRF Nova Scotia ahead of the event, the cost for a rating is $35 CAD. Application for a certified rating can be made on the PHRF Nova Scotia website.

10.2 [DP] Boats shall be available for equipment inspection at any point prior to or during the regatta.

  3. 10.3 Boats may be inspected at any time.
  4. 10.5 [DP] Boats shall also comply with RRS 78.1[when presented for inspection]

12 VENUE: Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club

COURSES: In Sailing Instructions.

SCORING: In Sailing Instructions


18.1 [DP] Boats shall be kept in their assigned places while in the boat park or Marina. Visiting boats will be permitted to dock at the RNYC in available slips (Assigned by RNYC Manager) for the duration of Race week.


19.1 [DP] Keelboats shall not be hauled out during the event except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.


  1. 20.1 Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keelboats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the event.

  2. 20.2 Keelboats shall not be cleaned below the waterline by any means [during the event]. Kelp cutters are an exception to this rule, along with being entangled in fishing equipment or anything that jeopardizes the seaworthiness of a vessel.

22.1 RRS 3 states: ‘The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone.’ By participating in this event each competitor agrees and acknowledges that sailing is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. These risks include strong winds and rough seas, sudden changes in weather, failure of equipment, boat handling errors, poor seamanship by other boats, loss of balance on an unstable platform and fatigue resulting in increased risk of injury. Inherent in the sport of sailing is the risk of permanent, catastrophic injury or death by drowning, trauma, hypothermia or other causes.


23.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance of at least $2 Million dollars to participate in RNYC racing events. Proof of insurance may be requested at any time by the RNYC. By registering, all competitors confirm they have valid third party liability insurance of the required amounts.

24 PRIZES will be awarded after sailing is completed


25.1 For further information please contact

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1. RULES 1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board.
2.2 Supplementary sailing instructions (called ‘the supplement’ below) will be posted on the official notice board.
3.1 Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0800 on the day it will take effect unless this time is changed in the supplement. Any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day before it will take effect.
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the flagpole. The supplement will state its location.
1. 5.1 The supplement will include a table showing the days, dates, number of races scheduled, the scheduled times of the first warning signal each day, and the latest time for a warning signal on the last scheduled day of racing.
2. To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange starting line flag will be displayed with one sound at least five minutes before a warning signal is made.
6.1 Each class flag will be the class insignia on a plain background or as stated in the supplement.
7.1 No later than the warning signal, the race committee will designate the course, and it may also display the approximate compass bearing of the first leg.
7.2 The course diagrams are on the pages following SI 13. They show the courses, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left. The supplement may include additional courses.
7.2 The course diagrams are on the pages following SI 13. They show the courses, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left. The supplement may include additional courses.
8.1 A list of the marks that will be used, including a description of each one, will be included in the supplement.
9.1 Races will be started by using RRS 26.
9.2 The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee vessel and the course side of the starting mark.
10.1 To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.
11.1 The finishing line will be between a staff displaying a blue flag on the race committee vessel and the course side of the finishing mark.
12.1 The supplement will state which of the following time limits, if any, will apply and, for each, the time limit.

  • • Mark 1 Time Limit: Time limit for the first boat to pass Mark 1.
  • • Race Time Limit: Time limit for the first boat to start, sail the course and finish.
  • • Finishing Window: Time limit for boats to finish after the first boat starts, sails the course and finishes.

12.2 If no boat has passed Mark 1 within the Mark 1 Time Limit, the race shall be abandoned.
12.3 Boats failing to finish within the Finishing Window shall be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes RRS 35, A5.1 and A5.2.

1. 13.1 Hearing request forms are available at the race office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
2. 13.2 For each class, the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.
3. 13.3 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses and where the hearings will be held.
4. C13.3Notices of protests by the race committee, technical committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).


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