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Great Lakes Championship

Great Lakes Championship

North Cape Yacht Club

LaSalle, Michigan July 28-29, 2018


  1. RULES
    1. The Organizing Authority is North Cape Yacht Club.
    2. This regatta will be governed by the rules as set forth in the current edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of US Sailing. Except for 60.3, 63.2, and 63.4 the ILCA Rules for District Regattas, and the Snipe Class Rules.
    3. The Sailing Instructions will modify RRS 63.7 such that where a conflict exists between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions, the Sailing Instructions will govern.
    4. This regatta is classified as a World Sailing Category A event.
    1. The Great Lakes Championship regatta is open to boats of the International Lightning Class and the International Snipe Class. It is required that Snipe skippers join the Snipe Class and recommended that Lightning competitors become dues-paying members of the class.



3.1        Early registration not required.  A completed entry form and liability waiver is required with the entry fee Lightning’s $115 and Snipes $75.00.  Entry fee will include lunch Saturday/Sunday and Dinner Saturday night for Skippers and Crew. Additional Dinners will be available for purchase.




July 28, 2018                 
Registration at NCYC 0900 - 1100

Skippers' Meeting - 1100

Warning Signal - First Race of the Day 1230

Additional races to follow

No race will start after 1700 Dinner at NCYC 1900


July 29, 2018                 
Continental Breakfast 0800 0900

Warning Signal First Race of the Day 1000 Additional races to follow

No race will start after 1300

Awards presentation at NCYC immediately after scoring and protests



    Sailing Instructions will be available at North Cape Yacht Club to all registered competitors on Saturday, July 28, 2018.


  2. VENUE


    Directions to North Cape Yacht Club are available on the website at


    Racing will take place on the waters of Lake Erie off the North Cape Yacht Club/Toledo Beach Marina cut. The race course will be located approximately one nautical mile east of the marina entrance/marker.


Courses will be windward/leeward. Further details will be provided in the Sailing Instructions.

    1. Six races are scheduled. Two races must be completed to constitute a series. The Low Point Scoring System (RRS Appendix A) will be used and (within the provisions of RRS A2), each boats total score will be the sum of her scores for all races except that there will be a throw-out if six races are completed.


    (a) Abbreviations for scoring shall be in accordance with RRS or Racing Rules of Sailing.



    1. TIES (The Sailing Instructions will modify RRS A7 and A8)


  1. Boats which tie in a single race shall score points equal to the best position involved. The position(s) immediately after shall remain vacant (if two boats tie for first place, both are scored 1 point, and the next boat to finish scores 3 points).
  2. When there is a tie on total points between two or more boats at the end of a series, the tie will be broken in favor of the boat or boats with the most first places, and, when a tie remains, the most second places, and so on. When a tie still remains, it shall be broken in favor of the boat which beats the other(s) in the last untied race of the series. All races, including those possibly excluded in calculating total scores in accordance with paragraph 4c of the Class Rules for District Regattas shall be considered for the purpose of breaking ties.




    The Sailing Instructions will change RRS 41 to permit the use of handheld VHF radios, but only for receiving communications from the race committee and in emergencies. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.




Competitors participate in this regatta entirely at their own risk (See RRS 4 Decision to Race). The Organizing Authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in connection with, or prior to, during, or after this regatta.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018
North Cape Yacht Club
11850 Toledo Beach Road
Lasalle, MI  48145
Additional Info:
George Sipel
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