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The 2017 Soling 1M “CanAm Challenge” Regatta

“A Friendly Cross-Border Rivalry Continues”

Organized by the STOWE YACHT CLUB (AMYA # 159)


Regatta Site: The regatta will be sailed on Commodore’s Pond behind the Commodore’s Inn, Stowe, Vermont, Saturday, August 26 & Sunday, August 27.

 Objective: To promote a friendly, yet competitive, regatta - in the true Corinthian spirit - that will be scored on two levels: (1) Individual performance, and (2) Team performance (Canada vs. USA). The emphasis is on the individual sailor; team racing, as defined in the RRS, is specifically prohibited.              The team scoring specifics will be covered in the Sailing Instructions.

Rules:   This regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current version of The Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix E of the RRS, the AMYA By-laws, the Soling One Meter Class Rules, the Regatta’s Sailing Instructions (“SI’s”) and any amendments to the SI’s.

Eligibility:   You must be a member of the AMYA or, in the case of international entries, a member of your national sailing authority. The boat entered must be properly registered with the class. The number of competitors will be limited to 15 from Canada and 15 from USA to a total of 30. More detail will be posted on the Entry Form.

Entry:  Any eligible owner/skipper, as defined above, may enter the regatta by completing the online registration. Separate registration online forms will be set up, one for each country (US and Canada) to ensure each country can register and fill their available competitor’s positions fairly. The online registration form will be available June 10, 2017. To be eligible for frequency assignment, the Entry Form MUST indicate at least three (3) available frequencies for each boat entered, unless you are using a 2.4 GHz system.

Housing - Transportation: Each competitor is expected to make arrangements for their own housing and transportation. A special regatta rate will apply to a limited number of rooms at the Commodore’s Inn. Call the Inn directly at (800) 447-8693, or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and be sure to request this “special regatta rate”.

Schedule of Events:  Early Check-in, possible measurement and Practice Racing will be available at the Race Site on Friday afternoon.


Saturday, August 26  0800 - 0915 Late check-in
Skipper’s Meeting 
 1000 - 1600 Racing
   1600             Cocktails followed by Prime Rib Buffet
 Sunday, August 27  0930  Skipper’s Meeting
   1000 - 1430 Racing (no race to start after 1430 on Sunday)
   1500 Trophy Presentation


Measurement:  Boats may be measured for class rules compliance, at the regatta site, before the start of the first race. Any measurement specified by the class rules may be checked by the Race Committee prior to, during, and up to 30 minutes after the last race of the regatta.

Sailing Instructions:  A copy of the Sailing Instructions will be available upon regatta check-in.

Courses:  Courses will be set, based on the prevailing conditions, and announced prior to the start of each race.

Race Format:  A heat-managed odd/even system will be used if the numbers of competitors or the conditions warrant. This will be determined solely by the Race Committee.

Prizes: (1) Individual Awards: A minimum of the first three places will be awarded trophies or plaques. If twenty or more entries, the first five places will be awarded. (2) Team Award: The perpetual CanAm plaque.

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

Appeals, if any, shall not affect the awarding of prizes.



PDF links;   NOR for this regatta and Registration Entry.