Notice Of Race

1) RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013 – 2016.
1.2 Competitors shall wear personal buoyancy at all times afloat, except briefly while adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Flag Y will not be displayed.
This changes RRS 40.
1.5 The Sailing Instructions override the Notice of Race if the two conflict. This changes RRS 63.7.

2) NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located near the clubhouse.

3) CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted at least one hour before the race it will take effect, except that changes to the schedule of races will be posted before 19.00 on the day before it will take effect.

4) SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed on the signal mast on the terrace to the lake of the club.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore the first warning signal will be made not less than 30 minutes after the flag is removed. This changes RRS Race Signals.

5) REGISTRATION & EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS
5.1 Competitors shall complete all registration requirements before racing.
5.2 A nominated Class Association representative may make spot scrutineering checks, prior to and during the event.

6) SCHEDULE
Saturday 20th August 2016 14:00 to 20:00
Registration, measurement and inspection

Sunday 21st August 2016 11:00 to 16:00
Registration, measurement and inspection

Monday
August 22
Three Races 1st Warning Signal at 12.55 hours.
Tuesday
August 23
Three Races 1st Warning Signal at 12.55 hours.
Wednesday
August 24
Reserve
Thursday
August 25
Three Races 1st Warning Signal at 12.55 hours.
Friday
August 26
Three Races 1st Warning Signal at 12.55 hours.

 

The race committee may change the above schedule. The start(s) of the next race(s) will be done as soon as possible after the finish of the previous race.
One extra race per racing day or on the reserve day may be sailed, provided that there will be no more than one race ahead of schedule.
The reserve day will be used for racing if the class is running behind schedule for 2 or more races.
On Friday 26 august 2016 no warning signal will be made after 16:00 hrs

7) CLASS FLAG
7.1 Class Flag will be the Olympiajol Class flag

8) RACING AREAS
The diagram in SI Attachment A show the race area, it will be in front of the Circolo Vela Bellano.

9) COURSES
The diagram in SI Attachment B show the course options to be sailed with the order in which the marks are to be passed and the side on which each mark is to be left.

10) MARKS
10.1 The marks 1,2,3 will be cylindrical inflatable orange buoy.
10.2 Starting marks will be the race committee signal boat displaying an orange flag at the starboard end and a rubber boat with an orange flag or a blue cylindrical inflatable buoy at the port end.
10.3 Finishing marks will be the race committee signal boat displaying a blue flag at the port end, and a rubber boat displaying a blue flag or a yellow inflatable buoy at the starboard end.

11) THE START
11.1 Races will be started by using RRS 26. (5, 4, 1, go).
11.2 An orange attention signal will be displayed at least five minutes before the warning signal of the first starting sequence.
11.3 The starting line will be between the starting marks as described on S.I. 10.2.
11.4 A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS (Did Not Start) without a hearing.
This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.

12) THE FINISH
12.1 The finishing line will be between marks as described on S.I. 10.3.

13) TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
13.1 The length of the course will be set to meet a target time of approximately 60 minutes for the first boat in each race to finish. Failure to meet the target time will not be ground to redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).
13.2 Boats failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish (DNS) without hearing. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.

14 RESERVED

15) PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
15.1 Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
15.2 The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has returned to shore after the last race of the day or 60 minutes after flag AP over A or flag N over A has been displayed.
15.3 Notices will be posted no later than 15 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.
15.4 Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).
15.5 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day or no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day. This changes RRS 66.
15.6 On the last scheduled day of racing, a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes RRS 62.2.

16 – SCORING
The Low Point System of RRS Appendix A will apply, including the following changes
16.1  4 (four) races shall be completed to constitute a series.
16.2  ( a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When 5 to 9 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When 10 races or more have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding the 2 worst scores. This changes RRS A2.

17 – SUPPORT BOATS
(a) All Support Boats must register in advance of the event on www.olympiajol.eu  identifying those competitors that they are supporting. Any support boat that has not registered as above shall not be allowed to launch. (b) Upon arrival Support Boats helms must report to the Regatta Office and they will receive a yellow numbered flag under a refundable depot of 20 euros. They must not launch before this requirement has been met.
(c) All Support Boat Personnel shall sign in at the Regatta Registration. (d) All Support Boat crews shall attend all Safety Boat briefings.
(e) To ensure fairness to all competitors, all support boats may be required to carry drinks, snacks and spares for competitors who do not have their own support boat.
(f) All support boats shall form part of the Safety fleet and may be called upon at any time by the Course Safety Officer or by the Race officer to perform safety duties at any time.
(g) All support boats shall display an official identification flag, provided by the organizing authority.
(h) Kill cords shall be worn whilst engines are running.
The VHF channel used on the racing area will be provided at the Safety Boat briefing. Except when participating in rescue operations all Support Boats shall stay outside the race area from the time of the warning signal until all racing boats have finished, or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment of the race. For the purposes of identifying the race area, this shall be determined as any part of the course bound by racing marks, start and finish lines and relevant lay lines between race marks extending to 100m from all these points.

18 – RADIO COMMUNICATION
A boat shall neither make nor receive radio transmissions whilst racing. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones and other electronics devices.

19 – PRIZES Prizes will be awarded as per the Notice of Race (18).

20 – DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
RRS 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: ‘The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.’
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
(a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their property whether afloat or ashore;
(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organizer does not relieve them of their own responsibilities; (f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
(g) Their boat is adequately insured, with cover of at least € 1.500.000,00 (or equivalent) against third party claims.