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Racing Rules, Protests and Forms


Sailing Instructions


For a complete schedule of races and events, please consult the BYC Racing Schedule (or download printable booklet for double sided/duplex printers only). 

2021 Sailing Instructions - (UPDATED September 13, 2021)


Notice to Competitors / Sailing Instructions Amendments:


Amendment #1, 2021-07-14: In Part E, 1.1, JAM fleets are amended to read: JAM A: 0-211; JAM B: 212-232; JAM C: 233+

Amendment #2, 2021-09-21: The Sis have been amended for the NSC 20 miler race on Sept 26.

In Annex A, the course for the 20 miler is changed to read “Start at P mark, Leave to port a drop mark at Pinhey’s Point, finish at P as per Part H 6.3. Approx distance 14 nm.


Racing rules

Race Registration

 If you race PHRF and you did not have a PHRF certificate for 2020 for this boat or have made changes to your boat, you are required to complete a PHRF Application Form for this year.

NEW Online Race Registration and Certificate of Compliance - Updated May 13, 2021. 

IMPORTANT: If you have not done so already, please ensure you register to race at least 48 hours prior to your first race.   Not registering 48 hours before will result in an NR as your results.

Protests and Redress

To file a protest Fill and Save the form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For scoring inquiries please download and complete the form and email to the same address.

Scoring Inquiries

A racer that believes that a simple mistake has been made in the scoring of a race may file a Scoring Inquiry as outlined on the Scoring Inquiry form. Scoring Inquiries are not used to request redress. Submission of a Scoring Inquiry does not preclude a subsequent Request for Redress.

Long Distance Races

Finish Times - Long Distance Races

Racing Rules

The International Sailing Federation has issued the new rules for 2021-2024. Links related to the rules are provided below for your convenience.

The International Sailing Federation

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024

Sail Canada Racing Rules of Sailing page

The Racing Rules of Sailing including Sail Canada prescriptions may be purchased at the club as soon as they are available - enquire at the Dragon Bar.

Club Race Officer Duties and Guidelines

Our club Race Committee works hard throughout the racing season trying to adjust to daily weather and river conditions, coordinating multiple starts and fairly applying the Sailing Instructions.  We hold our Race Committee and our Club Race Officer responsible to a set of guidelines and duties that help communicate the expecations of the CRO and Race Committee between the Racers, Fleet Captain, Club and the Sailing Committee.  

CRO Duties and Guidelines rev 15 June 2018


2021 Race Registration Form



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