Gimli Yacht Club
Hec ‘N Back 2022
Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions
Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, 2022
Rules: The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the 2021‐2024 Racing Rules of Sailing, the
prescriptions of Sail Canada, this Notice of Race and the rules of The Performance Handicap Racing
Fleet of Lake Winnipeg and Lake of the Woods as amended by the Gimli Yacht Club.
Eligibility: All GYC Member‐owned keel boats. Keel boats from other Lake Winnipeg yacht clubs may also
Divisions: Flying Sails and Non‐Flying Sails.
Awards: 1st , 2nd & 3rd in each Division.
Registration: Neal Boyd or Peter Jones, by email or phone (contact info below), prior to skippers meeting
Skippers Meeting: 7:00 AM, Friday June 24, GYC club deck.
Start: Pursuit start. Day 1 ‐ First Boat at 8:00 am Friday June 24
Day 2 ‐ First Boat at 8:30 am Saturday June 25
Fee: $20.00 per boat. You must also pay a docking fee at Gull Harbour. Speak with the Harbour Master upon
arrival. Hotel, ATM and showers are hopefully available at Gull Harbor.
Breakfast: The restaurant at Gull Harbour is open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, as well as on Saturday morning for
Delay: In case of very poor weather conditions, the race will run Saturday and Sunday or Friday and Sunday.
PHRF: Neal Boyd
Day 1: Start ‐ A line between the Gimli Harbour light (red light) and a buoy marker.
Finish ‐ A line at 270 degrees to the Gull Harbour lighthouse at the point. (N 51.11.500º).
Day 2: Start ‐ A line at 270 degrees to the Gull Harbour lighthouse at the point. (N 51.11.500º).
Finish ‐ A line between the Gimli Harbour light (red light) and a buoy marker, or if the buoy marker is missing,
use a line at 270 degrees to the Gimli Harbour light.
Scoring: PHRF Time on Distance (TOD) with a pursuit start. Prior to Registration Day, Boat owners need to
confirm their PHRF rating in person or by email with Neal Boyd.
Each boat will receive a start time based on their handicap and record their finish time when crossing the
What do I need to know to race?
-You will be given a start time for Day 1 and a start time for Day 2.
-You need to write down the time you finish on both days.
- You must write down the time you cross the Pearson Reef marker on Day 1.
-The finish times need to be given to the Race Director in person or email by 9:00 pm on Day 2 of the
-Racers must use VHF or telephone to notify the Race Director by 9:00 pm on Day 1 and Day 2 that they
are in harbour, or still finishing the race.
-If a boat withdraws from the race, the skipper must inform the Race Director at that time.
Stay to the outside (towards center of lake) of the DD2 marker off Smokey point and avoid Pearson Reef.
DD2 – 50.56.60°N, 96.47.00°W Pearson Reef –50.57.50°N, 96.41.80°W
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. The organizing authority 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
Gimli , MB
GYC is hosting the Sail West Regatta in July and the organizing committee is looking for volunteers to assist with this event. Sail West is one of Sail Canada's three regional championships. Sail Canada’s Regional Championships provide an opportunity for sailors to train and compete with high-level sailors in their region.
Volunteers will be needed on shore to assist with parking lot direction, food distribution, as well as beach wranglers to help competitors on and off the water. We are also requesting 2 keelboat owners to operate and allow their boat to be used for the 2 Signals Boats on the race courses as well as 2 keelboat owners to take spectators and/or parents on the water. If you are an owner of a rigid Inflatable or medium size power boat that can seat 3-4 people, we could use your boat and you as a boat driver for the Safety or Judge boats.
For on-water officials, we are looking for people to assist on the RC Signals boat (timers, recorders, flags, sounds), people to work on the Mark Set boats as Mark Layers or Assistant Mark Layers, people to work in a safety role on a Safety Boat.
We are counting on you for your help so please join in to make this another successful event at GYC!
Please ensure you indicate in your email the boat you were on and the date of the race.