Open Class Championship
2.4 mR class
Organised by WSV Giesbeek
under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association (RNWA)
from September 8th to September 10th (inclusive) 2017
location: Rhederlaag, Giesbeek, The Netherlands
[DP] denotes a rule for which the penalty is at the discretion of the Protest Committee
[NP] denotes that a breach of this rule will not be grounds for a protest by a boat.
[SP] denotes a rule for which a standard penalty may be applied by the race committee without a hearing”
1.1* The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2* The ‘Rules for Championships Sailing, Windsurfing and Kiteboarding’ of the RNWA will apply.
1.3 Racing rule(s) 35, 62.1(a), 62.2, 65.2, 66, A4 en A5 will be changed.
1.4 The 2.4 mR class rules will apply (Available on the World Sailing website www.sailing.org. The attention of the participants is asked for A12 ‘Validity’, section B ‘Certification’ en section C ‘Conditions for Racing’ of these class rules.)
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.6 Every person on board who has its domicile in the Netherlands shall have the required license.
2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located at “Ruumzicht” (The club restaurant of WSV Giesbeek.).
3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09.00 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20.00 on the day before it will take effect.
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed at the large mast near the bridge to the main jetty.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 45 minutes’ in the race signal AP.
5 SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1 Dates and time of racing:
Number of races
Warningsignal (5 min. before Start)
5.2 To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, an orange flag will be displayed with one sound for at least four minutes before a warning signal is displayed.
5.3 No more than 4 races per day will be sailed.
5.4 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 14:00 hour.
6* CLASS FLAGS
Class flag will be: a white flag
7 RACING AREAS
Attachment A shows the location of racing areas.
8 THE COURSES
8.1 The diagrams in Attachment B show the courses, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
The number of times the course has to be sailed to complete a race will be shown on a red led display on the roof of the race committee signal vessel at the starting line side.
8.2 When the windward mark is visible from the starting line the compass bearing of the first leg will not be displayed by the race committee signal vessel.
9.1 Marks 1, 2 and 2a of the course are yellow cylinder buoys; mark 1a is a yellow ball buoy.
9.2 The starting marks will be: the race committee signal vessel on starboard and a red skippy ball on port. There will be an inner limit mark, being a yellow ball buoy near the committee signal vessel.
9.3 The finishing marks will be: the race committee signal vessel on port and a blue skippy ball on starboard. There will be an inner limit mark, being a yellow ball buoy near the committee signal vessel.
11 THE START
11.1 Races will be started by using RRS 26 with the warning signal given five (5) minutes before the starting signal.
11.2 The starting line will be between a staff displaying the WSV Giesbeek club flaf on the starting mark at the starboard- end and the course side of the port-end starting mark.
11.3 To start a boat shall keep the inner limit to its starboard side.
11.4 A boat starting later than four (4) minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This changes RRS A4 and A5 .
12 CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will move the original mark (or the finishing line) to a new position.
13 THE FINISH
The finishing line will be between a staff displaying the WSV Giesbeek club flag on the finishing mark at the port-end and the course side of the starboard-end finishing mark.
14 PENALTY SYSTEM
There will be no International Jury
15 TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
15.1 Time limits are as follows:
Time limit Mark 1 time limit target time
55 min. 20 min. 40 min.
If no boat has passed Mark 1 within the Mark 1 time limit the race will be abandoned.
15.2 Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).
15.3 Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing.This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.
16 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
16.1 Protest forms are available at the race office located the building “Lijzijde” Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
16.2 The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.
16.3 Notices will be posted within 30 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the jury room, located at the building “Lijzijde”, beginning at the time given in the notices.
16.4 Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b) RRS.
16.5 On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered
(a) within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on the previous day;
(b) no later than 30 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on that day.
This changes RRS 66.
16.7 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress from a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes RRS 62.2.
16.8 A request for a decision in writing has to be delivered within one hour after the decision is given verbally. This changes RRS 65.2 .
16.9 A request for correction of an error in the published results has to be delivered within the protest time limit of the last scheduled day of racing or within 60 minutes after posting of the results, if this is later. When the request is not granted, the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the boat is informed that the request is not granted. This changes RRS 62.2 .
17.1 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
17.2 (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, 6, 7 or 8 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When 9,10, 11 or 12 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores
18 [NP][DP] SAFETY REGULATIONS
18.1 Each racing day, before the warning signal of the first race of that day, each boat shall pass upwind within a distance of ten meters from the starboard side of the race committee signal vessel and have her sail number orally acknowledged by the race committee.
18.2 A boat that retires from a race or leaves the course area before racing shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.
18.3 Boats not leaving the harbour for a day's race shall inform the race office prior to the scheduled first warning signal of that day.
18.4 If any one of the race signals AP over A, AP over H, N over H or N over A is made on a race committee vessel, all boats of the class(es) concerned shall return to the harbour immediately.
18.5 Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices at all times while afloat, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment.
19 REPLACEMENT OF CREW
Substitution of competitors will not be allowed.
20 EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
On the water, a boat can be instructed by the race committee or of the technical committee to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection. Ashore, equipment may be inspected or measured at times specified in the class rules, the notice of race, and at the following times: On September 8 between 9:30 and 11:30 hour and on each day during protest time.
21 [NP][DP] EVENT ADVERTISING
Boats may be required to display advertising supplied by the organizing authority. If this instruction is breached World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 will apply.
22 OFFICIAL BOATS
Official boats will be marked as follows: the race committee signal vessel by a large WSV Giesbeek flag (during the finish over a blue flag) on a pole on its roof.
Other official boats by the indication “WSV GIESBEEK” on its sides.
23 [NP][DP] SUPPORT BOATS
23.1 Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.
23.2 Support boats shall be marked by dispaying flag H
24 [NP][DP] TRASH DISPOSAL
Trash may be placed aboard support or official boats.
25 [NP][DP] HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
Keel boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.
26 [NP][DP] DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keelboats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.
27 [NP][DP] RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.
Helmsman of the winning boat of the championship acquire the title "Class Champion" and acquires the Red Pennant of the RNWA.
Other prizes will be given as follows:
29 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4,.Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of Euro 1.500.000 per event or the equivalent.
The race officer is: Jan Stoltenborg
The chairman of the protest committee is Ronald Duk
The by the RNWA appointed measurer/equipment inspector is: to be appointed
Addendum A : The Sailing Area
The Sailing area covers all of the ‘Gieseplas’
Addendum A : The Course
Description of the course:
When sailed one time: Start- 1 – 1A – Finish
When sailed two times: Start – 1 – 1A – 2P/2S -1 – 1A – Finish
When sailed three times: Start – 1 – 1A – 2P/2S -1 – 1A – 2p/2S – 1 - 1A - Finish