Sailing Instructions


The Oakville Club Open Regatta      

Saturday August 19, 2023



August 17, 2023

Section 6.1 – Class flags have been corrected to reflect starting sequence

Section 11.1 – inserted “for all fleets” and corrected course designation as Alpha

Added Section 14.2 to outline the finishing instructions for the cruising fleet.

  Section 13.5 - Race Committee is allowed to make a change of 10 degrees either way or 10% up or down 

without signaling Charlie. 

Removed Section 15.1 - conflict with section 1.1.1 

Notices to competitors will be posted at the Oakville Club on the Yachting Board in the hallway beside the River Bar.

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 on the 19 August 2023, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2100 on the 18 August 2023.      

Class PHRF Rating Start Class Flag

Etchells 1-design 4 Class Pennant

Flying Sails 1 FS < 130 3 Pennant # 3

Non Flying Sails 1 NFS < 170 2 Pennant # 2

Flying Sails 2 FS = or > 130 1 Pennant # 1

Non Flying Sails 2 NFS = or > 170 1 Pennant # 1

Cruising all 5 Pennant # 5

Division Flags maybe provided by the Organizing Authority to be displayed on the backstay, or other conspicuous position on the stern of the boat.  Division Flags, if provided must be visible and insight from the warning signal until the race committee has acknowledged the boat’s finish. Division Flags maybe in the form of a pennant, patch, streamer or other form.


a) One or both boats should take a penalty; 

b) The protest should be withdrawn; or 

c) The protest should go to the protest committee for a hearing.

For boats not starting/finishing, the scoring system is as follows:

This changes rules A4.2.

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority and Host Clubs will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $2,000,000 CAD per incident or the equivalent for Canadian boats and $300,000 USD per incident or the equivalent for non-Canadian boats.  



Regatta Director Alex McMillin Mobile – 289-681-2853 

OC Commodore Courtnay Macrae

Regatta scorer Max Childerhouse

Principal Race Officer Colleen Gravelle

OC Dock Manager Paul Carter VHF channel 68

Phone#: 905-845-0231 extension 221


Appendix A – Course Layout

Windward-leeward course (all classes except Cruising class)

Appendix B – Cruising course

The Cruising course is 1 time around the OYS fixed markers (approx. 10NM) as outlined below.  Cruisers will sail around the marks as follows:

Start – Mark 2 West – Mark 3 East - finish