2015 Frosbite Regatta Day 2 NOR

Halifax Area Model Yacht Club is one of Canada’s Premier model sailing clubs.
Annual Frostbite Regatta Day Two
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.

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.


Good Luck to Team Canada

Once again members of the Halifax Area Model Yacht Club will for the core of Team Canada at the CanAm Regatta this weekend in Stowe, Vt. We will be joined by top sailors from Eastern Canada, as Canada will send it’s strongest team ever in hopes of capping our outstanding individual performances with a team win.

The CamAm Challenge Cup was first held in 2009 to promote a friendly, yet competitive

2014 CanAm Regatta (3)spirit between sailors in the US and Canada – in the true Corinthian spirit. The regatta is sailed with Soling One Meter model Yachts and scored on two levels:

  • Individual performance
  • Team performance (Canada vs. U.S)

The emphasis is on the individual sailor; team racing is specifically prohibited. It is anticipated that the top five individual positions for each country, for each race, will determine the CanAm Challenge Cup team winner. This method gives each skipper a chance of scoring for their team in an race throughout the regatta. The number of sailors scored for the team award will be adjusted based on lowest number of entries from one country.


Weeds Choke Out Sullivan’s Pond

We managed to sail with the hazards of the holes and the exposed sleepers.
Only a few people have tripped over the stupidly placed rocks this year.

But now the weeds have returned, along with some floating planters at the edge of our race course.

We are the only group that uses the pond at the pond but they never see fit to talk to us about what they do there.

We hear that when they are done with the canoe area of Lake Banook, they may clear the Pond. Let’s hope so, while the City will not admit it they caused this problem.

EC-12 Opening Regatta

The HAMYC EC-12 fleet opening regatta – potentially 4 boats!

OK – it’s not the biggest event we have this year but still fun to watch!

Monday May 18, 2015 1 to 4 pm HAMYC Opening Regatta Sullivan’s Pond
(Victoria Day) EC -12 Dartmouth, NS



Remembering Bill Traill

billOur Friend and sailing colleague Bill Traill died suddenly at home on March 1, 2015. Bill had been a member of the HAMYC for a few years and he became a sailor, able to get around the course and compete.

He will be sorely missed for his humour, optimism and joy for getting out on the pond with his friends.



2015 Annual General Meeting

  We had an excellent AGM which was well-attended considering that a lot of our members are basking in warmer climes.  A number of new initiatives were brought forward which should make for an even better sailing season this year.  Paul will be writing up the minutes but until they are ready here is a peek at some of the highlights:
  • More Formal Race Cancellation Policy  (decision posted to WebPage/Twitter/FaceBook before 0900 on day in question)
  • Formation of Committee for Club Promotion  (promotion of club social aspects / acquisition of new members)
  • Proactive Scheduling of End-of-Season Events  (Separate Awards Banquet and AGM scheduled to occur before departure of snowbirds)
  • Line/Mark Judge  (Appointment of ad-hoc judge from the fleet for regular sailing days. Provision of dedicated judge for Major Club Regattas)
roll on spring
Gary L. Bugden
Halifax Area Model Yacht Club