Contacts
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Head Office
BC Sailing Association
(604) 333-3628
crew@bcsailing.bc.ca
www.bcsailing.bc.ca

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Provincial Advisor
Kevin Black
(604) 808-6126
blackkev@hotmail.com


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Zone Rep - Kootenays (Zone 1)
Kevin Eames
(250) 363-0937
Kevin.Eames@forces.gc.ca


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Zone Rep - Thompson-Okanagan (Zone 2)
Devin Rubadeau
(250) 764-2203
sailhard@shaw.ca


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Zone Rep - Fraser Valley (Zone 3)
Alexa Edgar
(604) 306-7256
alexandracedgar@gmail.com


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Zone Rep- Fraser River (Zone 4)
Alexa Edgar
(604) 306-7256
alexandracedgar@gmail.com


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Zone Rep - Vancouver-Coastal (Zone 5)
Alexa Edgar
(604) 306-7256
alexandracedgar@gmail.com


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Zone Rep - Vancouver Island-Central Coast (Zone 6)
Steve McBride
(250) 592-6113
sailing@rvyc.bc.ca


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Zone Rep - North West (Zone 7)
Kevin Eames
(250) 363-0937
Kevin.Eames@forces.gc.ca


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Zone Rep - Cariboo-North East (Zone 8)
Kevin Eames
(250) 363-0937
Kevin.Eames@forces.gc.ca


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Technical Package for Sailing

Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games
July 19-22, 2018

Technical Packages provide details of the eligibility requirements as well as event and competition information.  In order to fully understand the rules and requirements for participation in the BC Games, it is expected that the BC Games General Rules will be read in addition to the sport-specific information contained in the Technical Package.
Technical Package for Sailing last updated: November 18, 2017.
Be sure to check back for updates.

 

Venue:
Maple Bay Yacht Club (Duncan)
Age:
Under 15 & Under 19
Age Description:
Youth sailors – 19 years old or under as of December 31, 2018. Optimist sailors – 15 years old or under as of December 31, 2018.
Zone Team Composition:
Four (4) athletes per zone (no more than two (2) of one gender) from Zones 1, 7 and 8.

Eight (8) athletes per zone (no more than six (6) of one gender) from Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Wildcards:
20 wildcard spots (no more than 12 of one gender)
Maximum Athletes:
74
Coaches:
(See BC Games General Rules for information about the "adult supervisor" role)

One (1) Head Coach and 1 Assistant Coach per zone. Where a zone includes both male and female athletes, there must be one coach of each gender. Each zone is required to have a Head Coach.
Every zone must name a head coach (exception: sports for athletes with a disability, which must have one head coach for the sport).  If assistant coaches have any NCCP training they are registered with the role "assistant coach", otherwise they are registered with the role "adult supervisor". 
See BC Games General Rules for more information.
Officials:
(the number of Officials the sport is permitted to register as participants)

7

Transportation, accommodation, and meals, as arranged by the Host Society, will be provided for officials. See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Athlete Eligibility:

In addition to BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific eligibility requirements noted in this technical package are in effect for the 2018 BC Summer Games.

Every competitor shall be a member of a yacht or sailing club recognized by Sail Canada and BC Sailing Association.

Athletes may attend a second BC Summer Games to compete in Sailing if at the first Games they competed in the Optimist Class AND at the second Games they will compete in either the Laser or 420 Class. Athletes cannot attend more than two BC Summer Games to compete in Sailing.

It is the responsibility of each competitor to supply his/her boat for the BC Games competition. Travel costs will be reimbursed based on combined transportation from each zone. Mileage claims forms will be provided by the Provincial Advisor for those approved for reimbursement and must be submitted to the BC Games Society within two weeks of the Games. Zone coaches should discuss transportation reimbursement eligibility prior to the Games with the Provincial Advisor.
Fees:

See the BC Games General Rules for current BC Games registration fees.  Note that fees are assessed for athletes only (coaches, adult supervisors, and officials do not pay this fee).  Sports may assess additional fees to cover training, uniforms, qualification event(s), etc.  Please contact your Provincial Advisor or the PSO for more details. Fees are collected by the sport and paid to the BC Games Society upon invoice after the Games.
  The current BC Games registration fee can be found by clicking the link on this page. The BC Games Registration fee is included in the fee charged by the BC Sailing Association. Contact the BC Sailing Association for confirmation of the fee for the 2018 BC Summer Games.
Coach Eligibility:

Note that the role of head coaches and assistant coaches at the BC Games includes travelling to and from the Games with the team/zone, residing with the team/zone in BC Games accommodation, and acting in a supervisory capacity throughout the Games.

See BC Games General Rules for information about the roles of the head coach and assistant coach.

All Head Coaches must be fully certified at Second Year Coach or higher. Assistant Coaches must have completed Making Ethical Decisions.

BC Games General Rules dictate the level of coach certification required for head coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise stated in this Technical Package - click here for details.  A minimum of Making Ethical Decisions is required for all assistant coaches - more information can be found here.

Events and Categories:
Combined male and female competition except in the Laser Radial class: Club type 420 (Open), Club 420 (female), Laser Radial male, Laser Radial female, Optimist (Red Fleet), and Optimist (Blue Fleet).

Ten races, 1 throw-out; 4 or less races, all races will count. Sailing instructions will be issued upon registration at the BC Games. Races will be sailed under the current rules of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF 2017-2020) and the prescription of Sail Canada; the class rules of the Club type 420, Laser Radial, and Optimist shall apply. The low point scoring system will be used. If 1 or more races are completed by Saturday at 5:00 pm the medal presentations will be held Saturday.

Equipment:
Laser Radial males: Only Radial rigs may be used in this event.
Laser Radial females: Only Radial rigs may be used in this event.
420: Only Club type 420 Class sailboats may be used in this event.
Optimist: Only the Optimist Class sailboat may be used in this event.
Zone Selections and Registration Deadline: 

Please refer to the BC Games General Rules for the registration deadline set by the BC Games Society. The BC Games deadline is in effect unless an earlier date is set by the Provincial Sport Organization is specified in this technical package.  See BC Games General Rules for registration procedures.

Zone Qualification events to be completed by June 11, 2018.
Accommodation and Transportation:

Also see BC Games General Rules for further details about accommodation and transportation.

It is the BC Games Society policy that all participants under 19 are required to stay in Games accommodation, regardless of where they reside, and that at least one adult of the same gender as the athletes must stay in Games accommodation in a supervisory capacity.
Medals:

The Minus-One Rule will be implemented for all sports. This means that when there are four or more competitors or teams, Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals will be awarded; when there are three competitors or teams, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded, and when there are two competitors or teams only a Gold medal will be awarded. For more details about BC Games medals, review the BC Games General Rules.

Medals will be awarded in each combined male/female event, within the parameters of the BC Games Society Minus-One Rule.





Participant information is collected under the authority of the BC Games Society. The information provided will be used to determine eligibility to participate in the 2018 BC Summer Games. On confirmation of eligibility the information will be used to arrange liability insurance coverage to address any claims arising from the voluntary participation of registered participants in the 2018 BC Summer Games. The name, hometown, sport, and results of registered participants will be provided to media outlets and available on the BC Games Society and the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Society websites for the purposes of acknowledging selection for participation and placing. The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of registered participants may be used in non-commercial promotion/development of sport and/or the BC Summer and/or BC Winter Games or the BC Games Society. The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of Games participants may be provided to the Premier and the Minister responsible for the Games, and/or to members of the legislative assembly, and/or to local members of parliament, and/or to the media for the purposes of recognition and/or informing sport-related and/or training opportunities and/or to school principals and/or school district superintendents for the purpose of recognition and acknowledgement. For questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact the BC Games Society at 200 -990 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2 or (250) 387-1375 or info@bcgames.org.

As a condition of entry into, or volunteering at the BC Summer Games it must be understood that the participants and volunteers enter entirely at their own risk, and will not hold the Cowuichan 2018 BC Summer Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and/or the BC Games Society, their staff, agents, and/or volunteer workers responsible for injury, loss or damage occurring during the 2018 BC Summer Games.

Volunteers and participants may be protected for their actions vis a vis third party claims through the liability insurance for the Games but are not covered for any personal claims for injury or accident. Participants and volunteers agree to release, discharge and undertake not to commence action against the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and the BC Games Society from any and all claims and causes of action, or liability of any kind whatsoever for injuries, property damage, or death which in any way results from participating or volunteering in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games.

The Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and/or the BC Games Society do not assume responsibility for loss of wages, or costs associated with medical, dental or hospital care for athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, managers, officials or volunteers for any injury or loss incurred during the, or as a result of participating or volunteering in the 2018 BC Summer Games.

The BC Games Society will not be liable for any communication between a BC Games Society participant and/or volunteer and any third party group that receives the participant and/or volunteer contact information list from the BC Games Society after the two year period expires under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Act (an Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act S.C. 2010, c. 23) (“Act”). The two year period begins at the conclusion of the 2018 BC Summer Games. This clause is a defence to any violation under the Act regarding any communication between a third party group and a participant and/or volunteer of the BC Games Society that occurs after the two year period has expired. By completing a volunteer registration form (online or paper copy) or being registered to attend the 2018 BC Summer Games participants and volunteers are agreeing to all of the terms outlined in this conditions of entry agreement.

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