Sailing Instructions

BYC Sailing Instructions for 2018  

For a complete schedule of races and events, please consult the BYC Racing Schedule.

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.   


UPDATE Thursday June 6, 2018: 

Weekday and long-distance racing has begun!
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.

Race Registration

You must register for racing each year using the BYC Racing Registration Form and Certificate of Compliance.  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.

Online Race Registration and Certificate of ComplianceBETA

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 download and complete 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.

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 Apr 2018