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The Sans Souci and Copperhead Association (SSCA), founded in 1903, is located on Canada’s beautiful Georgian Bay between Parry Sound and Twelve Mile Bay.  It is a vibrant community of permanent and summer residents from all over the world that enjoy this special part of the Bay and want to preserve it for future generations.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SSCA Day Camp will be running as usual the week of August 19th (Mon-Fri. 10am-3pm)

This will be the last week of Camp.  For information on: pre-registration, pricing and payment please go to Programs/Day Camp.

Book Club – August 20th 3:30-5:30

On August 20th, we will be discussing  "Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History"  by Erik Larson. Nancy Westaway will lead this discussion and will be joined by her son-in-law, one of Canada’s leading climate change scientists.

Sailing Race – August 24th 3-4:30

If we need to postpone because of bad weather, we will email everyone who has signed up in advance, and post the rain date on the SSCA Facebook page by 9:00 am on race day.
RACE RESULTS AND REFRESHMENTS:  4:30 pm at the SSCA Community Centre dock

 
WHERE: North of Frying Pan Island
The starting line will be the green channel marker immediately north of Frying Pan Island. We will set a marker near Running Island; sailors will go around the marker twice and return to the starting line. The course direction will be counter-clockwise.
 
FORMAT:  Very informal!


Bring any sailboat, large or small.
We will recognize the boats/sailors with 1) the fastest time and 2) the fastest handicap-adjusted times (if we can find a handicap rating for your boat)

 

BOAT TOWS
If you  need (or can provide) a tow for a small sailboat between the community centre and the starting line, please let us know and be at the Community Centre by 2:30 pm.  We will also organize tows back to the SSCA Community Centre at the end of the race.

TO REGISTER / JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST
Please email campbellglend@gmail.com
RACE FAQ’S
Where does the race start and end?
The starting line (also the finish line is between the committee boat (anchored) and the green navigation marker.    You will sail west  across the line, around the yellow race marker, and back to the starting line.   Repeat (i.e. sail out to the marker and back, twice).
How do I know when to start?
You can cross the line when you hear a single whistle (or boat horn) and the last flag drops:


5 minutes before start:  double whistle or horn, first flag raised on committee boat
4 minutes before start:  double whistle or horn, second flag raised
1 minute before start:  double whistle or horn, second flag lowered (first flag still up)
Start:  single horn blast or whistle, first flag lowered (so no flags showing)

 Who has right of way?
If you are “P-O-W”, yield to the other boat:


(P)ort tack (wind coming over port side) – yields to boat on starboard tack
(O)vertaking boat – yields to the boat being overtaken
(W)indward boat – yields to the downwind (leeward) boat

HANDICAP RATINGS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_boats_with_RYA_Portsmouth_Numbers
https://www.schrs.com/pylookalike.php

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