Every 4 years World Sailing updates and changes the Racing Rules of Sailing based on proposals and corrections that are sent in over the course of the year. These are done after an Olympic year (which was supposed to be this year) so our new set comes in effect Jan 1 2021.
There are some significant changes that affect Race Officers, Judges and Sailors. There are changes the definitions and in Parts 1, 2 and 3.
The new rules are available on the World Sailing and are linked below
RRS 2021-2024 Study Version
Dave Perry’s Significant changes to the RRS 2021-2024
Division 4’s Paul Evenden will do a Zoom presentation on the new rules in Jan/ Feb 2021. Date will be announced early in the new year.
Also, for Regatta Organizers:
The NoR and SI template has changed a bit in keeping with the new rules. However they will not be published with the RRS for 2021-24. They are now located on the World Sailing website but I am including them here to make it easier to find!
Appendix K Notice of Race Template
Appendix L Sailing Instructions Template
To all… from the Div 4 Chair.
I have just had a meeting with some of our Div 4 executive and Regatta Organizers concerning the remaining regattas left on the Div 4 Calendar.
With venues still closed to public access (Quinault), a limit on size of gatherings and the current extended border closure, it has regretfully been decided to cancel all further scheduled activities on the Division 4 calendar. This includes regattas at Ocean Shores, Skamokawa and Quinalt and all of the MySail camps. We hope that things will improve considerably for next year so we can get back on track with our events.
Some people have been organizing fun sail weekends as a get-together and this is encouraged. Please be aware of your restrictions on numbers and do your utmost to stay healthy and safe. I have heard of only 1 person in our ‘family’ who was infected (don’t know who), so lets keep it that way….
Stay safe, stay healthy, do your part……
NRO, RMCC, CJ
Division 4 Chair
With the current situation we are seeing many major events around the world being cancelled or postponed. Unfortunately we are not immune from this also.
At the time of writing (April 4th) PSSR and Cultus Lake regattas are confirmed cancelled or postponed to later dates. Other possibles yet to be confirmed are Kelowna Springtime and the Jericho Classic. We will try to keep everyone informed as things develop and we would ask organizers to let us know if their event has been cancelled or postponed.
Either way, for all the sailors, make sure you check before planning to go anywhere when the current restrictions loosen up.
Meanwhile, keep your distances, stay healthy, and be safe!
Paul Evenden, Division 4 Chair.
updated June 2nd: Harrison Regatta cancelled. Check the Calendar page for updated information.
The dates are now set for the 2020 Regatta season. All dates are now up on the Div 4 Calendar page. It’s going to be another great year with a few more division regattas added to the season. Along with the usual events we have added points regattas at Kitsilano Yacht Club July 11/12 (part of their Kits Invitational regatta), at Regatta at Ocean Shores benefiting MYSAIL on July 25/26 plus an assorted collection of other fun events throughout the Northwest.
Online registration is setup for many of these events that are hosted by the Division at Events.com. Links are provided on each events calendar page. Registering online really helps out the organizers, please take advantage of this setup….
2020 Division 4 Schedule (downloadable pdf)
We look forward to seeing everyone on the water!!
A big cheer goes out to Laura Sullivan, our esteemed and tireless leader, on being awarded the Carlton Tucker Sportsperson of the Year Award for 2019. This is the highest honor the class can bestow upon their members. She joins many other over the years who have won this award for their contribution to the Hobie Way of Life. For more information about the award, follow this link: Carlton Tucker Award
Well done and Well Deserved Laura!
You can read what was submitted about Laura HERE