RACE DATE: Saturday, June 23, 2007
STARTING TIME: 1300 HRS when weather and shipping permit and at the direction of the Race Commander.
START LINE: Just down river from the Ambassador Bridge between the Essroc Silos and a point directly opposite on the Detroit shoreline.
FINISH LINE: Opposite Dieppe Park in the vicinity of the Bristol Bay.
RADIO: All voice communications will be on channel 14 only.
START: All vessels will approach the starting line at a speed not greater than to maintain steerage. Tugboat skippers will use their best discretion in positioning their vessels for a safe start.
Ten Minute Warning
-By VHF radio channel 14
Five Minute Warning:
-By VHF radio channel 14
One Minute Warning:
-One minute count down by VHF radio Ch.14
-VHF radio channel 14
CONTROL: In the event of a collision or a person
overboard, the event will be halted by the Race Chairman and
restarted if conditions permit. In addition, the race may be
halted at any time by the Commanding Officer USCG Group Detroit
or his designated representative or the Windsor Harbour Master
if the situation is not safe.
SAIL PAST: After crossing the finish line, tugs
are invited to check down, slowly wheel to port towards Hart
Plaza proceeding downriver parallel to the shoreline, give a
whistle salute, and then proceed to Dieppe Park to raft up as
designated on the day of the event.
AWARDS/LUNCH: Awards and lunch will be provided at the
special Tugboat Race Tent at Dieppe Park.
SPECIAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
It is a condition of approval of
this marine event and the participation of individual vessels
that the following rules established by the Race Committee will
be in place:
- The directions of law enforcement officers, the
Windsor Harbour Master, the Captain of the Port of Detroit and the Race
Commander issued in the conduct of the event will be followed.
Committee shall appoint a Race Chairman with appropriate marine
experience to conduct the race and to disqualify those entrants
acting in an unseamanlike manner. The directions of law
enforcement officers, the Windsor Harbour Master, the Captain of
the Port of Detroit and the Race Chairman issued in the conduct
of the event will be followed.
possible violations of the special safety requirements be noted,
vessels so identified and participating in the race will be
subject to inspection by representatives of the Windsor Marine
Unit, the Ontario Provincial Police, the RCMP, or the US Coast
Guard to ensure that all vessels are operating in accordance
with event safety requirements.
Committee will ensure that there are adequate safety vessels
during the race.
vessels participating in the race will be equipped with
operating radio equipment with channels 14 and 16.
of vessels participating the race will submit to organizers no
later than 45 minutes prior to the start of the race a list
signed by the Captain of all crew and passengers on board the
vessel with city of origin and their home phone number.
under 50’ will be separated by the Committee Boat from larger
vessels at the start until such time after the start as
determined by the Race Chairman so that smaller tugs cannot
attempt to surf on the wakes of larger boats.
participating vessels shall have sufficient life jackets for
everyone on board. All persons other than captain and engineers
on vessels under 60’ in length will wear life jackets during the
person aboard a vessel participating in the race will be secured
to the vessel during the race.
- No open alcohol
containers will be permitted aboard participating vessels prior
to or during the race and no operator or crew member shall be
under the influence of alcohol.
the event of a collision or a person overboard, the event will
be halted by the Race Chairman and restarted if conditions
permit. In addition, the race may be halted at any time by the
Commanding Officer USCG Group Detroit or his designated
representative or the Windsor Harbour Master if the situation is
race will start at the direction of the Race Chairman on or near
the start time of 13:00.