Preliminary Notice of Race - 2007

1.ORGANIZATION: The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge 2007 is run by LO300 Inc. LO300 Inc. is a member in good standing of the Canadian Yachting Association. The race is designated as an international event.
2.RULES: The race will be governed by the 'rules' as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.1Advertising - the race is designated Category C.
2.2The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 will replace Part 2 of the 'rules' between 2000 hrs and 0600 hrs for the duration of the race.
2.3The Scoring Penalty, rule 44.3 will apply, except that the penalty will be based on the number of entries in the yacht's division. A white rectangular flag is an acceptable alternative. This amends rule 44.3(a) and (b).
2.4The race is classified as a Category 3 Race under the Special Regulations Governing Offshore Racing. Yachts will be required to meet requirements for a Category 3 Race and any additional mandatory requirements as listed in Appendix "A" of this Notice of Race.
2.5The only national prescriptions in effect are as follows:
2.5.1The prescription to Rule 68, Damages, shall be: "CYA prescribes that the owner of a boat shall be liable for all damages arising from a breach of these rules, not exceeding in amount and subject to the same limitations as provided by the Canada Shipping Act. A breach of these rules shall be considered improper navigation within the meaning and for the purposes of that Act."
2.5.2By agreement between the relevant organizations, the prescriptions to Appendix F - Appeals Procedures shall be: "i) An appeal or request by a protest committee for confirmation or correction of its decision under Rule 69.1 shall be made directly to the Canadian Yachting Association" "ii) All other appeals and requests for confirmation or correction shall be made first to the Ontario Sailing Association. A decision of the Ontario Sailing Association may be further appealed or referred to the Canadian Yachting Association." "iii) Written notice of intention to further appeal a decision of the Ontario Sailing Association shall state the grounds therefore and shall be lodged with or mailed to the Canadian Yachting Association and copied to the Ontario Sailing Association within fifteen days of the decision."
2.6Rule 41 Outside Help is modified herein to allow all forms of communication. Each yacht may communicate with any person, competitor, yacht or outside source of information available using any means available throughout the race.
3.CLASSES, FLEETS, DIVISIONS: The race will be divided into three Classes: Fully Crewed Monohull Yachts, Double Handed Monohull Yachts and Fully Crewed Multihull Yachts. Both Monohull Classes will be divided into Spinnaker and White Sail (NFS) Fleets. Each Fleet will consist of one or more Divisions.
4.1The race is open to monohull yachts meeting the following requirements:
4.1.1Yachts shall be not less than 24 feet L.O.A.
4.1.2Yachts shall hold a valid PHRF-LO rating certificate.
4.1.3Yachts shall meet the requirements of Appendix "A" of this Notice of Race.
4.1.4Yachts entered in the Double Handed Class shall be crewed only by a skipper and one other crew, both of whom shall be not less than 18 years of age on July 20, 2007. Skippers in the Fully Crewed Classes shall be not less than 18 years of age on July 20, 2007, and at least one other crew member shall not be less than 18 years of age on July 20, 2007.
5.ENTRY: Eligible yachts may be entered in the race by submitting the following to the Organizing Committee at the address below:
5.1A fully completed Entry Form (available at
5.2A copy of the yacht's current valid PHRF-LO Rating Certificate.
5.3A cheque or money order in the amount of CDN $125, payable to LO300 Inc.
5.4Completed entries should be mailed to: Lake Ontario 300 c/o Sandra Kennedy, 1905 Pilgrims Way, PH4, Oakville L6M 2X2 Canada. ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS BY: 23:59 HRS ON Wednesday, July 18, 2007.
5.5Eligible yachts may also be entered using the online registration form prior to 23:59 hours on July 18, 2007. The entry fee should be sent to Lake Ontario 300 c/o Sandra Kennedy, 1905 Pilgrims Way, PH4, Oakville L6M 2X2 Canada, as soon as possible. Supporting documents must be handed to the registrar prior to the Skippers' Meeting on July 20, 2007.
6.INSPECTION: All yachts shall be inspected for the mandatory equipment requirements listed in Appendix A to the Notice of Race. Such inspection may be undertaken by a Safety or Flag Officer of the entrant's Yacht Club, or by arrangement with the Lake Ontario 300 Safety Officer. A yacht must successfully complete this inspection to receive a L0300 Race Log at the Skippers' Meeting.
7.SKIPPERS' MEETING AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: The Skipper or a representative of each yacht shall attend the Skippers' Meeting to be held at the Port Credit Yacht Club. The meeting will be held on Friday, July 20, 2007 and will begin at 1900 hrs. The Sailing Instructions will be distributed at that meeting.
8.SAIL NUMBERS: Each yacht shall use a single sail number that distinguishes her from all other competitors. Permission to use a sail number other than her own shall be received from the Race Committee prior to 10:00hrs on July 21, 2007.
9.CHECK IN DURING THE RACE: It is mandatory that each yacht shall file a Sail Plan with the Canadian Coast Guard prior to 10:00 hrs on July 21, 2007. The requirements of this Sail Plan will be contained in the Sailing Instructions. SKIPPERS SHOULD NOT FILE A SAIL PLAN FOR THIS RACE PRIOR TO THE SKIPPERS' MEETING.
Spinnaker Course: The spinnaker fleet will sail a 300 nautical mile clockwise circumnavigation of the lake, starting at Port Credit, then on to Gibraltar Point/Toronto, Whitby, Main Duck and Yorkshire Islands, Youngstown, Burlington, and finish at Port Credit. All marks of the course will be taken to Starboard. A detailed description of the marks is contained in the Sailing Instructions.
White Sail Course: The white sail fleet will sail a 300 kilometre (approximately 150 nautical miles) navigation starting at starting at Port Credit, then on to Gibraltar Point/Toronto, Whitby, Wautoma Shoals, Youngstown and finish at Port Credit. All marks of the course will be taken to Starboard. A detailed description of the marks is contained in the Sailing Instructions.
11.STARTING TIMES: The Warning Signal for the first Division of Double Handed Yachts will be at 10:25 hrs. on Saturday, July 21, 2007. The Starting System will be as described in the Sailing Instructions.
12.RACE TRACKING: All yachts will carry a transponder for tracking by FIS Tracking Services, available on the internet at LO300 Inc., the Port Credit Yacht Club and/or Oakville Yacht Squadron will not provide location information about any competitor.
13.SCORING: Double Handed and Fully Crewed Monohull Classes will be scored using the PHRF-LO time on time formula. Yachts will be scored in their Class and Division. The Multihull Class will be scored separately.
14.AWARDS: Trophies and/or flags will be awarded to the winning yachts in each division and fleet.

Additional information about trophies.

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Entry form - Double Handed Yachts - 2007
Entry form - Fully Crewed Yachts - 2007
Appendix A to the Notice of Race 2007
A.K.A. the Mandatory Equipment List

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