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Topic: *** Official ORC 2021 Rules ***  (Read 13457 times)

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10th July, 2021
Depoe Bay, Oregon

Registration Closes at 11:59pm July 5th, 2021

Presented by..


Captain’s Meeting 8pm Friday night
near the fire ring at Chinook Bend.  We will go over rules, safety, and do waivers.

The top 5 place finishers of the Tournament will win prize packages from our great sponsors.   The remaining proceeds from registration (after insurance and other incidentals) will be donated to Neighbors for Kids in Depoe Bay, OR.



The good folks of Chinook Bend Campground are excited to be the tournament headquarters again this year!

*For those who choose other accomodations, there'll be no charge for stopping by to sign in or attend the Awards Banquet.

Chinook Bend Campground is located at 2897 Siletz Hwy, Lincoln City, OR 97367



The Oregon Rockfish Classic and Northwest Kayak Anglers are proud to partner with the American Canoe Association (ACA) to provide event insurance.   


********Official Rules:********

1. Skills required to participate in the Oregon Rockfish Classic:
   a. Upon unexpected entry into the water from their kayak, participants must be able to reenter their kayak unassisted within one minute
   b. Participants must be of a physical fitness level such that they are able to propel themselves to and from the fishing grounds unassisted while also factoring in nearshore ocean conditional elements that are common to the Oregon coast, such as winds and currents.
   c. Participants must understand and adhere to proper marine band VHF radio communication procedures

ALL COMPETITORS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:

2. Before launching each participant must:
   a. Complete a safety inspection
   b. Pay registration fees
   c. Fill out and sign release of liability waiver
   d. Sign the check-out list
   e. Launch no earlier than 5:00 am
   f. Actively seek to minimize their impact on all powered vessels and all vehicles launching powered vessels in and around the vicinity of the Depoe Bay boat launch

3. While on the water each participant must:
   a. Wear immersion gear appropriate to Oregon coastal surface water temperatures
   b. Wear a Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PDF) at all times. The PFD must be type I, II, III, or inflatable life vest as defined by the US Coast Guard
   c. Carry on their kayak a functional marine band handheld VHF radio and monitor channels 80, 72, and 16 while adhering to proper VHF radio communication procedures
   d. Carry a signaling device on their person
   e. Fly a safety flag on their kayak
   f. Carry on their kayak a bailing device
   g. Propel themselves to and from the fishing grounds under their own power(only human power is allowed - no motor or sail power)
   h. Carry a valid Oregon fishing license
   i. Carry a valid Oregon Waterways Access Permit
   j. Carry an ODFW approved fish descending device
   k. Actively seek to minimize their impact on powered vessels at all times
   l. Follow all Depoe Bay regulations for entry to and exit from the harbor during the event
   m. Follow all ODFW regulations appropriate for the area
      http://www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp/finfish/groundfish_sport/index.asp
   n. Land their own fish without assistance unless under the age of 16 years old or permanently disabled in a way that prevents the landing of their own fish
   o. Observe and remain within the tournament fishing boundaries as follows:
      i. No fishing is allowed in the transit channel between the bell buoy directly west of the harbor entrance and the harbor entrance
      ii. Southern fishing boundary: Cove Point
      iii. Northern fishing boundary: Northernmost edge of the Worldmark Resort buildings
      iv. Western fishing boundary: Water depth of 100 feet
   p. Comply with all decisions made by the tournament coordinators as communicated through the VHF radio channel 72, including but not limited to suspending the tournament earlier than the original planned end time due to deteriorating ocean conditions or other events that compromise the safety of the event
   q. Must not consume alcohol or drugs of any kind during the event

Tournament Boundaries

4. Upon returning to the Depoe Bay boat launch area:
   a. All participants must report to the weigh-in station and sign the check out list before 2:00 pm regardless of whether or not each participant intends to submit fish for weigh-in
   b. Failure to check in by 2:00 pm may result in the participants automatic disqualification from the event, as well as future events

5. Tournament format:
   a. Only fish from participants having adhered to all rules described in these official rules will be considered for the tournament
   b. Only fish ready to be submitted at the weigh in station before 2:30 pm will be considered for the tournament and will be measured as follows:
      i. All fish shall be measured according to weight
      ii. All fish shall be measured in pounds to the nearest 1/100 of a pound
      iii.  All fish may be subject to full inspection
   c. Anglers shall be ranked based on total combination weight of the single heaviest of each target species in possession for the tournament.
   d. The four target species for the tournament are: Lingcod, cabezon, rockfish and greenling
   e. Top 5 slams will receive prize packages
   f.  Single largest fish will receive 10 extra raffle tickets.*
   g. Any participant that is found knowingly attempting to manipulate their fish in order to achieve a higher ranking shall be automatically disqualified from this 2021 tournament and all subsequent Oregon Rockfish Classic tournaments
   



Dig through the Events forum for previous years!

The roster for the 2021 ORC will be limited to 100 competitors.
The main reasons for this decision are: 1) The Depoe Bay Harbor has a limit to the amount of traffic of fishing craft that it can safely accommodate.  2) Parking in the area around the harbor is limited. 3) A limit to the number of competitors makes the logistics of the tournament much more easy to arrange and manage. 
We must keep in mind that we are not the only group of fishermen that will be planning on using the Depoe Bay Harbor that day.  It is reasonable to assume that power boaters may be targeting off-shore tuna, ocean salmon, and possibly halibut out of Depoe Bay so we must try to leave room for them too.
Best attempts will be made to try to update the list of registered participants in a timely manner, but this won’t be a daily update.




« Last Edit: July 06, 2021, 01:37:51 PM by bsteves »
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Thanks for the post, can't wait to get out there and hit the water!
If someone is coming in late past the captains meeting can we take them
the waiver have them fill it out and bring it to the launch in the morning or will there be extras at the launch?
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Thanks for the post, can't wait to get out there and hit the water!
If someone is coming in late past the captains meeting can we take them
the waiver have them fill it out and bring it to the launch in the morning or will there be extras at the launch?

Yeah, that works.  Just make sure they read the rules here ahead of time.

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Yes sir we are good to go with all the rules. Thanks very much.
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Thanks for posting the rules! I have a question about rule 3a. My current immersion gear consists of lightweight waders with a wading belt and a splash jacket that has neoprene wrist gaskets and rubber at the neck and a pdf. Will this be ok for the tournament or do I need to upgrade to something like a drysuit?


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I'm in sort of the same situation... Farmer johns wet suit, Palm dry top ,wet suit hood, both wet boots. With PDF etc.. That should meet the rules correct?


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aquaholic, i think we're good. i found an older post that describes whats ok heres the link. https://www.northwestkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=17857.msg192212#msg192212


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Is there a link to the list of participants somewhere?

Next Adventure is hosting the registration so I don't currently have access to the participants list.   Is there a nemesis you are looking to avoid?
With only a couple days left to register there are about 70 people currently signed up.

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So it appears there will not be a food line this year. Is that correct.
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contingency plans if bar is restricted??


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contingency plans if bar is restricted??


We have a few options...
1.)  Salmon fishing tournament on the Siletz next to the campground
2.)  Move the tournament just inside Yaquina Bay and battle it out with 8-10in rockfish
3.)  Hang out at the campground and raffle off all the prizes
 


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contingency plans if bar is restricted??


We have a few options...
1.)  Salmon fishing tournament on the Siletz next to the campground
2.)  Move the tournament just inside Yaquina Bay and battle it out with 8-10in rockfish
3.)  Hang out at the campground and raffle off all the prizes
If we can’t get out, moving the tournament to the bay sounds like a pretty cool option.


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I vote the bay. It would be much more entertaining, and not everyone has salmon gear. You could probably include perch and possibly crab or flat fish to the slam.


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If this is a democratic vote for the just in case, I would vote for the bay also.

 If 70 of us went salmon fishing on the Siletz I doubt there would be more than 3 or 4 salmon caught at the most.
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