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5750 Eagle Harbour Rd

5750 Eagle Harbour Road

West Vancouver, BC V7W 1P5


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1. Rules

This event will be governed by the 2018 Eagle Harbour Invitational Notice of Race, and the Racing Rules of Sailing including Sail Canada Prescriptions where applicable.

PHRF boats will sail according to the rules of PHRF BC.

2. Entry & Eligibility

The regatta is open to all boats that have a current PHRF BC certificate. A boat that does not have a valid certificate can apply to EHYC by email at to have a temporary rating assigned.

Registration is available online with the registration fee of $30 payable by e-transfer to or for EHYC members their account will be charged. Please include your yacht name in the memo of your e-transfer.

3. Divisions

There will be two divisions for this race:

Division A for boats with flying sails.

Division B for boats with no flying sails.

4. Schedule & Time Limit

One race will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2018:

The first warning signal is scheduled to be made at 1040 hours.

No warning signal will be made after 1200 hours.

Yachts must complete the prescribed course by 13h45. Yachts who do not complete the course by the time limit will be scored DNF.

The race committee may shorten the course to any of the turning marks to keep the race within the time limit. In the event of a shortened course, the committee boat will locate near the mark on the course that will represent one end of the finish line, and the committee boat will display code flag “S”. Yachts must pass between the committee boat and the mark on the course to receive a finish time.

5. Sailing Instructions

Sailing instructions will be available at no later than 1700 hours on Friday, April 26, 2018.

6. Communications

No skippers meeting will be held.

All yachts must check in with the race committee prior to the first warning signal by hailing the committee once the committee boat has established its position, or calling on Channel 73.

The race committee will monitor and communicate as required on VHF Channel 73.

Yachts choosing to retire before they finish must inform the race committee on channel 73 at the earliest opportunity.

7. Course

The start line will be defined between a committee boat and an anchored mark located off Grebe Islets outside Eagle Harbour. Marks will be defined by Passage Island “P”, Bird Islet including the light post “B”, and the Start Pin “S”.

The direction of the course will depend on wind direction and will be determined by the start committee prior to the start of the race. The race committee will announce the course over VHF 73 prior to the first warning signal and will indicate the course as follows:

No additional flag that is not part of the starting sequence displayed:

Start line leaving “S” to port; all of the following to port in the following order: “B”, “P”, “S”, “B”, “P”, Finish line leaving “S” to Port. The finish line will be the same as the start line.

If Code Flag Romeo (Red with yellow cross) is displayed on the committee boat, the course will be:

Start Line leaving “S” to starboard; all of the following to starboard in the following order: “P”, “B”, “S”, “P”, “B”; Finish Line leaving “S” to Starboard.

The finish line will be the same as the start line.

8. Scoring & Results

The race will be scored using the Low Point scoring System of Appendix A in the Racing Rules of Sailing, using time on time PHRF scoring.

The EHYC Invitational is also scored as the fourth and final race of the 2019 BIYC Spring Quartet.

Results will be announced at EHYC during the luncheon immediately following the race.

9. On Shore Festivities

All racers and crews are invited to a post race luncheon and trophy presentation at EHYC following the race. All crew must book a lunch ticket online before 9pm on Thursday, April 25. Lunch will not be available for those who do not book ahead. The lunch cost of $10 is payable by credit card only at the door upon arrival, and the bar will be open for drinks also payable by credit card only.

Visiting boats are asked to phone EHYC ahead of time at 604-921-7636 to arrange moorage during lunch.

10. Insurance

All participating boats must carry valid third party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $1,000,000. Proof of insurance must be carried on the boat.

11. Disclaimer of Liability

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to race. The Organizing Authority will not accept any liability for material damage nor personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

For printable version of the above: NOTICE OF RACE

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