ONTARIO FIREBALL CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA
1999
NOTICE OF RACE

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The 1999 Canadian Fireball Championship Regatta will be held July 17-18, 1999 at the Nepean Sailing Club, Nepean, Ontario.

ORGANIZING AUTHORITY

The Organizing Authority is the Nepean Sailing Club and the Ontario Fireball Association.

RULES

The Ontario Fireball Championship Regatta will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing for 1997 - 2000 (RRS) including the CYA prescriptions, this Notice of Race, the Fireball Class Rules, (except as any of these are changed by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions) and by the Sailing Instructions.

ALTERNATIVE PENALTIES

Alternative penalties according to RRS 44.1 and 44.2 will apply.

ADVERTISING CATEGORY

The Ontario Fireball Championship Regatta shall rank as a Category B event in accordance with RRS Appendix G (1997 - 2000) and subject to the following provisions. "The organizing authority reserves the right to refuse permission to display any specific advertising". Details of the advertising and boat sponsors must be stated on or before registration. Any advertising must be in accordance with applicable class rules, and the organizing authority may require display of advertising of an event sponsor on the forward 25% of hulls in accordance with rule G4.2(a).

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT OF FEES

Entries shall be made on the official entry form during Registration Friday eveneing and Saturday morning.  The entry fee is $30.00.

COURSE

The course will be based on the Fireball World Championship Course but with a down wind finish.

REGISTRATION

Competitors shall register at the Nepean Sailing Club Friday July 16 18:00 - 20:00 or Saturday  July 18 08:00 - 09:00. Registrations may be taken up to the end of the first day of racing.

ELIGIBILITY

One of either the skipper or crew shall be a member of their National Fireball Association. The ISAF's Competitor's Eligibility Code (RRS Appendix K, 1997- 2000) applies.

SCORING SYSTEM

The low point scoring system of RRS Appendix A (1997 - 2000) will apply.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The Sailing Instructions will be available upon completion of registration at the Nepean Sailing Club.

PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to the Skipper and Crew of the first three places overall, based on the lowest scored total (less any throw out races determined from the Race Instructions).

Prize giving will be held following the last race and any protest being heard on the Sunday at a time to be announced.

SCHEDULE

Competitor's Meeting  Saturday, July 17, 1999  9:30
First Race of the Day Saturday, July 17, 1999 10:30
First Race of the Day Sunday, July 18, 1999 09:00

The last race on Sunday, July 4 will not start later than 1400 hours. This time will be extended to accommodate any timing errors or general recalls.

OTHER EVENTS

It is proposed that a  "Reception"  will be held on Friday evening at Phil Locker's house, 295 Lanark, Ottawa.  Directions will be available at NSC. There will be an evening meal at the Nepean Sailing Club on Saturday.

ACCOMMODATION AND INFORMATION

The Nepean Sailing Club is located in Dick BellPark on Carling Avenue in Nepean.  Directions and a map can be found at

http://www.magma.ca/~mcsail/ott/roadmaps.htm

A list of accomodations can be found at http://www.attcanada.net/~eric_calvert.msn/sharks/hotel.htm

Camping will be available on the club grounds. Billets will be available from local Fireballers as well.

INFORMATION

For further information please contact Phil Locker at :
 
e-mail locker@nortelnetworks.com

The Ottawa Fireball  web page will also contain information regarding the Regatta, Notice of Race, the Race Instruction and Entry Forms.

http://www.magma.ca/~locker/ottawa/fireball.htm