Sailing Instructions

DRAFT - BYC Sailing Instructions for 2020 - Updated May 3, 2020

For a complete schedule of races and events, please consult the DRAFT - BYC Racing Schedule (or download printable booklet for double sided/duplex printers only). - Updated May 3, 2020 

Spring Spring Sailors Meeting - POSTPONED until further notice: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have postponed the Spring Sailors Meeting until we can get a better grasp on the best timing for this meeting in coordination with Club Management and the Board. - Updated April 12, 2020.

Women in Wind - Postponed until 2021.  - Updated April 12, 2020

Interclub racing will comence once the BYC gates are removed.  Upon removal, interclub racing will commence on a date based on the Racing Start Guidelines.

Notice to Competitors / Sailing Instructions Amendments:

No amendments at this time.

Race Registration

 If you race PHRF and you did not have a PHRF certificate for 2017 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 April 10, 2020. 

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 2017-2020. Links related to the rules are provided below for your convenience.

The International Sailing Federation

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020

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