2015 Season ends on a High Note

9 Nov

On Saturday November 7, we held our Annual General Meeting and Social event to wind up the season. While we were missing a few people, it was well attended and we had fun in the process.

The slate of officers remains the same:

Gary Bugden, Commodore
Victor Lovitt, Vice Commodore
Bob White, Rear Commodore
Paul Morris, Treasurer
Creators of Mirth- Bob White, Bob Boutilier

The formal prize presentation for our major regattas was done and every attendee received an engraved glass with the club logo as a keepsake. Medals were presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for each regatta and the perpetual awards presented.

Rookie of the year: Vern Gibson

Opening Regatta:
1. Bob Boutlier
2. Ben Rusi
3. Bob White

EC-12 Opening Regatta:
1. Jim Goddard
2. Bob Boutilier
3. Gary Bugden

HAMYC Club Championship S1M
Borgal Tub:
1. Jim Goddard
2. Bob White
3. Bob Boutilier

HAMYC Club Championship EC-12:
1. Jim Goddard
2. Bob Boutilier
3. Gary Bugden

Frostbite Regatta:
1. Jim Goddard
2. Ben Rusi
3. Bob Boutilier

2015 Frosbite Regatta Day 2 NOR

27 Oct
Halifax Area Model Yacht Club is one of Canada’s Premier model sailing clubs.
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Annual Frostbite Regatta Day Two
NOTICE OF RACE and SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sunday November 1, 2015
Cranberry Pond, Heckman’s Island
Lunenburg, NS
Sponsored by Halifax Area Model Yacht Club
1. Rules
1.1 The event will be governed by the RULES as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016
(RRS) as changed by Appendix E of the RRS – Radio Sailing Racing Rules, the Notice of Race (NoR) issued for the event, these Sailing Instructions (SI), the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) and Soling 1M Class Rules.
1.2 The Sailing Instructions shall prevail in case of conflict with the Notice of Race.
1.3 Racing rule(s) Appendix E6.6(f) is deleted and replaced with  ‘an entanglement or grounding because of the action of a boat that was breaking a rule of Part 2 or of a vessel not racing that was required to keep clear’.
2. Notices to Competitors
Notices to competitors will be given orally near the launching area.
3. Schedule of Races Sunday November 1-15
Skippers Meeting       12:55  PM
First Race/Heat          1:00  PM
Last Race/Heat           3:40  PM4. Scoring system shall be Low Point System – Each day will be scored separately and the low aggregate score for both days shall be the result.

5. Changes in the Sailing Instructions by a verbal announcement shall be made by the Race Officer (RO) to call attention to the change.

6. A description of the course, marks, including starting and finishing marks stating the order and side on which each is to be left shall be posted on the course board.

9. Starting Procedure – The warning signal made one (1) minutes before the starting signal. The starting line will be as described in the course description.
Following one general recall, RRS 30.1 shall apply to the restart.
Following a second general recall for that same race, RRS 30.3 shall apply to all subsequent restarts of that race.

10. Protests
10.1 Protests will be accepted in accordance with RRS E6 except that RRS E6.5 (Time Limit) is amended by the inclusion of the following:
10.2 A boat intending to protest shall inform the race committee no later than one minutes after the last boat finishes and prior to the preparatory signal for the next race, whichever is the lesser. This changes RRS E6.5.
10.3 Hearing of Protests. Protests and requests for redress will be held immediately following the heat in which the incident occurred.
10.4 The protest committee will consist of three persons, which may include competitors, competent persons and Regional, National or International Judges. If a party to a hearing objects to a competitor being a member of a protest committee, because he is an interested party, he may object under rule RRS 63.5.

Conduct
Competitor behavior can impact unfavorably on the sport and all competitors are advised that their actions will be under scrutiny and in the event of any behavior that is in breach of Principles of Sportsmanship and Fair Play, or which may bring the sport into disrepute may result in a protest hearing under RRS 2. or for extreme breaches, in accordance with RRS 69.1 or:

The RO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid a protest hearing however the RO is not obliged to make this offer nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.

Penalties available to the Protest Committee include exclusion from the race in question, the series, or other action within the Committee’s jurisdiction. The Race Officer and all race officials have been directed to record any incidents that will be dealt with to the full extent available to the Committee.

 

2015 Frostbite Regatta

26 Oct

Day one held at Sullivan’s Pond was a little dark and gloomy.
Racing was suspended early when it started to rain, however the front never really filled in and we could have sailed longer. I guess as amateur weather people we are as bad as the real thing!

Day One Results:

Day one result will be added to the Day 2 results for a regatta total.

frostbite day 1 2015

2015 Frostbite Regatta Day 1 NOR

23 Oct
Halifax Area Model Yacht Club is one of Canada’s Premier model sailing clubs.
Annual Frostbite Regatta Day One
NOTICE OF RACE and SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sunday October 25, 2015
Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth, NS
Sponsored by Halifax Area Model Yacht Club
1. Rules
1.1 The event will be governed by the RULES as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016
(RRS) as changed by Appendix E of the RRS – Radio Sailing Racing Rules, the Notice of Race (NoR) issued for the event, these Sailing Instructions (SI), the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) and Soling 1M Class Rules.
1.2 The Sailing Instructions shall prevail in case of conflict with the Notice of Race.
1.3 Racing rule(s) Appendix E6.6(f) is deleted and replaced with  ‘an entanglement or grounding because of the action of a boat that was breaking a rule of Part 2 or of a vessel not racing that was required to keep clear’.
2. Notices to Competitors
Notices to competitors will be given orally near the launching area.
3. Schedule of RacesSunday October 25-15
Skippers Meeting       12:55  PM
First Race/Heat          1:00  PM
Last Race/Heat           3:40  PM

4. Scoring system shall be Low Point System – Each day will be scored separately and the low aggregate score for both days shall be the result.

5. Changes in the Sailing Instructions by a verbal announcement shall be made by the Race Officer (RO) to call attention to the change.

6. A description of the course, marks, including starting and finishing marks stating the order and side on which each is to be left shall be posted on the course board.

9. Starting Procedure – The warning signal made one (1) minutes before the starting signal. The starting line will be as described in the course description.
Following one general recall, RRS 30.1 shall apply to the restart.
Following a second general recall for that same race, RRS 30.3 shall apply to all subsequent restarts of that race.

10. Protests
10.1 Protests will be accepted in accordance with RRS E6 except that RRS E6.5 (Time Limit) is amended by the inclusion of the following:
10.2 A boat intending to protest shall inform the race committee no later than one minutes after the last boat finishes and prior to the preparatory signal for the next race, whichever is the lesser. This changes RRS E6.5.
10.3 Hearing of Protests. Protests and requests for redress will be held immediately following the heat in which the incident occurred.
10.4 The protest committee will consist of three persons, which may include competitors, competent persons and Regional, National or International Judges. If a party to a hearing objects to a competitor being a member of a protest committee, because he is an interested party, he may object under rule RRS 63.5.

Conduct
Competitor behavior can impact unfavorably on the sport and all competitors are advised that their actions will be under scrutiny and in the event of any behavior that is in breach of Principles of Sportsmanship and Fair Play, or which may bring the sport into disrepute may result in a protest hearing under RRS 2. or for extreme breaches, in accordance with RRS 69.1 or:

The RO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid a protest hearing however the RO is not obliged to make this offer nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.

Penalties available to the Protest Committee include exclusion from the race in question, the series, or other action within the Committee’s jurisdiction. The Race Officer and all race officials have been directed to record any incidents that will be dealt with to the full extent available to the Committee.