Saturday Night at the Rallies Series
Well, this should be our fourth SNATR of 2021 but with the issues of the past 18 months this is the first one. Usually in July we have our annual BBQ on a Sunday afternoon but we’re not at a point that we can do that. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a navigational rally and we think we can pull this one off in a safe manner.
Update July 11 – As of next Friday Ontario is moving to Stage 3 of the restrictions which means you will be able to buy food and eat it inside at the start, finish and mid point.
There will be some distancing and mask regulations we need to follow and I plan to do everything outside in the parking lot. I’ll send out the briefing notes on Saturday morning with any late changes or notices and have copies to hand out if needed. We’ll still do non-contact checkpoints where the marshal will tell you what times you are to write on your route card and the you show it to them to verify. It’s not back to the old days yet, but getting closer.
Saturday July 17, 2021
Start & Finish
Registration opens at 4:00PM
Car 1 out at 4:30PM
Finish about 7:30PM
Cost is $20.00 per car.
The total distance is 135km which is a little longer than a traditional SNATR. There will be a break about half way at Tim Horton’s in Tillsonburg. The route runs south of Ingersoll & Woodstock and uses some to the interesting roads around the Otter Valley. The roads are about 25% paved, the rest are good gravel.
Navigational rally teams a driver and navigator to find their way through the route using sometimes cryptic instructions while staying on route and on time. Checkpoints at undisclosed locations along the route record your arrival time and penalties are accessed for early or late arrival. Average speeds needed to stay on time are usually at least 10% below the posted limit. It’s not a race, it’s route finding and timing. We have two levels of instructions, beginner and novice. Beginner is perfect if you’ve never done this before. Check out the brief overview of navigational rallying and here are some sample instructions. Want to bring the kids along? That’s fine, if we know we can even print extra sets of instructions for them.
We’ve still got some Covid regulations to follow so we’re keeping contact to a minimum. We’ll try to do all the paperwork online, you will write the times on your route card from what the checkpoint tells you, we won’t have a group meal afterwards. We’ll use a separate parking lot on the west side of the service centre but you’ll still have access to their services.
Here are the forms you need to fill out:
If you have people under the age of 16 in the car you’ll need:
The waivers are fillable PDF’s. You might have to print the filled form as a PDF and attach it to an email, or print it and bring it along with you. It’s a bit clunky be we do need to have copies on file for everybody in the car.
Payment: We’re trying to avoid as much contact as possible so payment by interact transfer or credit card via MotorSportReg is preferred. Credit card payments will not be processed until the competitors are confirmed at the event.
For interact send $20 to email@example.com and use the password KWRC or something else if you prefer. If you can’t make the event we will give a full refund.
For more information:
Martin Loveridge 519 485 2131