North American Championship

2019 Soling North American Championship
August 7-11, 2019
CORK/Sail Kingston
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Notice of Race (NoR)

The notation ‘[DP]’ in a rule in the NoR means that the penalty for a breach of that rule may, at the discretion of the protest committee, be less than disqualification (RRS 64.1).

The organising authority is the International Soling Class (ISA) in conjunction with CORK/Sail Kingston.

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 The following national prescription may require advance preparation. RRS 46 – Person in Charge - Sail Canada prescribes that the designated person in charge, if resident in Canada, shall be a member of a club affiliated with Sail Canada
1.3 The ISA Championship Rules will apply.
1.4 The following racing rules will be changed: 28, 31, 32, 35, Appendix P, 44.1, 60.1(a), 61.3, 62, 63.7, 66, A4, A5, A11 and Race Signals AP and S. The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.

Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies [DP].

3.1 The regatta is open to all yachts of the International Soling Class as prescribed in Championship Rule 4 – Eligibility.
3.2 ISA Membership is obligatory for all crew members. Membership fees will be collected from any crew member failing to present proof of previously paid membership fee.
3.3 It is also required that all yachts entering display the ISA sticker for the current year. An additional amount will be collected from the helmsman or representative of any yacht not displaying the ISA sticker of the current year at the appropriate position.
3.4 Eligible boats may enter online at . Participants must complete registration, including measurement check and payment of all fees prior to racing.

No classification requirements are applied.

5.1 The entry fee will be 550 CAD + 13% HST if received on or before July 15th, and 673 CAD + 13% HST if received after July 15th , and may be paid by VISA, MC, Debit Card, Money Order, or Bank Draft. The entry fee includes $75 CAD ISA championship fee, launch, haul out, mooring, trailer storage, racing, a regatta souvenir, and social events Thursday and Friday after sailing.
5.2 Registration is completed after payments are received and registration forms are signed at the registration office before 1700 on Wednesday August 7 th . Late check-in by permission of the organizing authority.

6 QUALIFYING SERIES AND FINAL SERIES There will be no qualifying series or final series.

7.1 Registration: The Race Office at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour will be open for registration from 1200 - 1700 on Wednesday August 7th
7.2 Launch: Launch will be at the crane at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour from 1200-1700 on Wednesday August 7th . All boats must be in the water by 1000 on Thursday August 8th
7.3 Equipment inspection and event measurement: It will take place in the Sail Hall at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour on Wednesday August 7th, from 1200 – 1700.
7.4 Dates of Racing: Date Races Thursday August 8th 3 Friday August 9th 3 Saturday August 10th 3 Sunday August 11th 3
7.5 The first warning signal on the first day, Thursday August 8th, will be at 1200; subsequent days it will be at 1100. On the last day of racing no warning will be made after 1400.

Sail and safety inspection will be conducted between 1200 and 1700 on Wednesday August 7th . Other measurement checks may be conducted.

9 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Sailing Instructions will be available at registration or may be available online at

Racing will be in the waters of Lake Ontario, south of Kingston.

Standard ISA Championship courses will be used.

12.1 In the first sentence of RRS 44.1, delete “Two-Turns” and replace with “One-Turn”.

13.1 The Low Points Scoring System of RRS A4 will apply.
13.2 10 races are scheduled of which 4 must be completed to constitute a valid championship.
13.3 a) When 5 or fewer races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
b) When 6 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

14 SUPPORT BOATS Support boats shall be marked with a numbered flag, available from the race office, upon payment of a $20 CAD deposit. Support boats on the course shall monitor the assigned International VHF channel and will need a VHF radio. [DP]

Boats shall be kept in their assigned places while they are in the harbour [DP]

The Solings shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with prior written permission of the race committee. The permission will state terms of such action. [DP]

Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around the Solings between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta. [DP]

18.1 Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats. [DP]
18.2 Boats may be required to carry on-board a tracking device or smartphone with a specific tracking system installed and running with devices fully charged. [DP]

Medals for top three teams North American Championship Trophy Jack van Dyke Trophy Daily First Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Organizing Authority.

20.1 RRS 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.” Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that: a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event; b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore; c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omission; d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate; e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organizers does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
20.2 The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances

21 INSURANCE Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $1,000,000 Canadian Dollars for Canadian boats or $ 300,000 US Dollars (or equivalent) for other boats per incident for the duration of the regatta.

By participating in the event, competitors give absolute right and permission for any photograph and video footage taken of themselves or the boat they are sailing during the event to be published in any media whatsoever, for either editorial or advertising purposes or to be used in press information without compensation.

Additional useful information regarding accommodations, travel, boat charters, equipment services and area recreation are available at For further information please contact the CORK office ; or +1 613 545 1322. Canadian Prescriptions can be found at