The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1848

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p.2 Regatta - A meeting was held at Belanger's on Thursday evening last, at which arrangements were made for a Regatta to take place on the 15th September next. The prizes announced are sufficiently handsome to induce a general turning out of sailing and rowing craft. Below we publish the rules of the Royal Yacht Club, relative to sailing boats:

First - Members entering their yachts must send the names of them to the secretary one week previous to the day of sailing, and pay ___ at the same time.

Second - All vessels starting or entering must be the bona fide property of members, as well as spars, sails, boats, etc.

Third - Each member is allowed to enter one vessel only for all prizes given by the club.

Fourth - Cutters may carry four sails only, viz. foresail, mainsail, jib and gaff-top sail; yawls, luggers, schooners, and all other vessels, in like proportion. No booming-out allowed.

Fifth - No trimming with ballast, or shifting of ballast allowed; and all vessels to keep their platforms down, and bulkheads standing.

Sixth - Vessels on the larboard tack must invariably give way for those on the starboard tack; and in all cases, where a doubt of the possibility of the vessel on the larboard tack weathering the one on the starboard tack shall exist, the vessel on the larboard tack shall give way; or, if the other vessel keep her course, and run into her, the owner of the vessel on the larboard tack shall be compelled to pay all damages, and forfeit his claim to the prize.

Seventh - Vessels running on shore shall be allowed to use their own anchors and boats actually on board to get them off, afterwards weighing anchor and hoisting the boat in; but, upon receiving assistance from any other vessel or vessels, boats or anchor, shall forfeit all claim to the prize.

Eighth - That nothing but the hand line be used for sounding.

Ninth - Any deviation from these rules shall subject the aggressor to forfeit all claim to the prize.

Tenth - If any objection be made with regard to the sailing of any other vessel in the race, such objection must be made to the stewards within one hour after the vessel making the objection arrive at the starting post.

Eleventh - No vessel shall be allowed to take in ballast, or take out, for twenty-four hours previous to starting; and no ballast shall be thrown overboard.

Twelfth - Vessels shall start from moorings laid down at a cable-length distance, with their sails set.

Thirteenth - There shall be a member, or honorary member, on board each vessel.

Fourteenth - The time of starting may be altered by the stewards; and all disputes that may arise are to be decided by them, or such persons as they shall appoint.

p.3 Died - In Hamilton, youngest son of Capt. Sutherland, of steamer Magnet.

Died - in Hamilton, Abel Land, 61 - one of the first Forwarders in this section of the country, in business 30 years.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1848