Emergency Health Center Palic
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined The Racing Rules of Sailing. ERS apply in full version. Current Optimist class rules will apply. National prescriptions will not apply. If there is a conflict between languages the English text and these Sailing Instructions will prevail.
2.1 Eligible competitors shall be verified members of their National Authorities and their National Class Associations if exists. Eligible boats shall be entered by completing registration with the organizing authority and shall possess valid measurement certificate.
3.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located in front of the Sailing Club Palić. Omission to follow notices on notice board is sole competitor’s responsibility.
4.1 Any change in the sailing instructions will be posted one hour before it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 19:00 hours on the day before it will take effect.
5.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed at signal pole in front of the Sailing Club Palić.
5.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in race signal AP.
6.1 Flag „F“ at the finishing line means: „The next race start will be given after finish of the race in course“.
7.1 Ten races are scheduled. Start of the first race is scheduled at 11:55 hours on Friday, May 4th 2018. Following races times will be announced by race committee boat or by the notice board.
7.2 There will be no more than 4 races per day.
7.3 No warning signal will be made after 16:00 hours on Sunday, May, 6th.2018.
8.1 Class flag will be white flag with class insignia.
9.1 The diagram in attachment 1 shows the course, the order in which each mark are to be rounded or passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
Marks 1, 2P, 2S, 3, 4P and 4S will be orange buoys. Finishing mark (Mark C) will be yellow buoy.
11.1 Races will be started by using RRS 26.
11.2 The starting line will be between masts on the RC boats displaying an orange flag.
11.3 A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS without hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
12.1 The finishing line will be between the finish mark (mark C) and a staff displaying a blue flag on a RC boat.
13 Time Limit
13.1 There is no time limit for first boat. Boat failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat of her class will be scored DNF. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
14.1 In addition to the RRS 61.1(a) a boat that intends to lodge a protest shall approach IMMIDIATELY after finish the race committee boat on finish by its starboard side and inform race committee about her protest and against whom the protest will be lodged. The competitor must then wait till the verbal acknowledgment is given.
14.2 Protests shall be written on forms available at the race office and delivered there within the protest time limit, which is one hour after finishing of the last boat in the last race of the day.
14.3 If the unofficial results are posted after protest time limit expires, requests for redress and hearings concerning results may be lodged 30 minutes after time the unofficial results are posted. This changes rule 62.2.
14.4 Protest notices will be posted within 15 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors where and when there is a hearing in which they are parties to protest or named as witnesses.
14.5 A list of boats that have been penalized under Appendix P on the water or have been disqualified by the jury will be posted on the Official Notice Board.
14.6 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a jury decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes RRS 62.
14.7 Decision of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5. International Jury may impose penalties less than DSQ at it’s discretion. The Graded penalty system (Appendix 2) will apply (IODA recommendation)
15.1 The Low point scoring system of Appendix A will apply.
15.2 Three races has to be completed to constitute a series.
15.3 (a) When 3 races have been completed boats total score will be the sum of her scores for all races
16.1 Appendix P will apply
16.2 Jury boats will display white flag with black text “IJ”
17 Support Boats
17.1 Special coach boat regulations will apply (Appendix 1)
18.1 Prizes will be as state in Notice of Race.
19.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 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.
20 Media Rights
20.1 All competitors, owners of boats and his guests give Organizers all rights for photos, videos of persons and boats before, during and after regatta in media inclusive publicity & press materials for all Organizers activity.
Attachment 1 – The course
SPECIAL Coach Boat Regulations
1.1 An alleged breach of any of these regulations may be referred to the jury for a hearing. As a result of the hearing, the jury may withdraw accreditation and access rights to the regatta venue and the course areas from the offending party without the option of replacement during the regatta.
1.2 Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel are reminded that a competing boat will be disqualified for receiving help in breach of racing rule 41, Outside Help.
1.3 The organizing authority may change these regulations at any time. Changes will be posted on the official notice board and circulated to the team leaders.
1.4 The organizing authority may, at its discretion, refuse coach boats not deemed to be suitable. Generally, open boats with more than 4 meters and less than 7.5 meters in length and having minimum or no superstructure (cabin, coach house, bridge, etc.) are considered suitable.
1.5 No item carried on board a support boat shall protrude over the stern, bow or sides of the boat.
1.6 Coach boats shall be registered at Race Office during registration time
1.7 When not in use, coach boats shall be berthed in their allocated places.
1.8 Coach boats shall not use the dinghy launching ramps for any purpose, including mooring, and loading and unloading of equipment, except launching and retrieval of the boat
2.1 The registered driver(s) of a support boat will be responsible for the control of the boat at all times and will be held responsible for any inappropriate behaviour, dangerous actions or improper practices affecting the fairness of competition.
2.2 Coach boats shall not leave any device, piece of equipment, buoy, marker or similar item permanently in the water. Temporary use of floating objects is allowed for current measurement. These objects shall be removed as soon as the measurement has been taken. In case this regulation is broken, and in addition to any penalty, any item left in the water may be removed.
2.3 Support persons shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first fleet to start until all boats have finished or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment. Such areas are defined as follows: not closer than 100 meters to any boat racing (except a boat in distress requiring assistance) or to a mark, layline or rhumbline, and inside the course trapezoid. Until the starting signal coach boats shall be at least 100 meters below the starting line or its extensions. See diagrams below.
2.4 Between sequences of races or when all racing for that course area has been postponed or abandoned, coach boats may enter the racing area to service their athletes.
2.5 Coach boats should proceed around the race area in a way to minimize the effect of their wake will have on boats racing.
3.1 Coach boats shall carry on board:
3.2 Never exceed maximum plated/certified passenger limits
3.3 It is strongly recommended that the Kill Cord shall be worn at all times while motoring.
Prohibited area for trapezoid course
WARNING – This is not a course to be sailed (see Attachment 1)
THE GRADED PENALTY SYSTEM
The Sailing Instructions provide for penalties for breaches of some specified sailing instructions or class rules to be less than disqualification if the Jury so decides. Obviously, the Jury has full discretion over penalties for breaches of any rule and the decision may range from no penalty to disqualification. However, it is important that there is consistency in exercising this discretion. For this reason, the following guidelines should be observed in assessing penalties. The option to impose a penalty less then DSQ shall not be used when the Jury is satisfied that the breach was deliberate. When the jury is satisfied that the breach was not deliberate its decision on the penalty should be based on the answers to the following questions:
The following “Graded Penalty System” includes the penalties suggested for the listed breaches; however, any penalties shall exceed any gain from the breach. Number of points for each penalty shall be calculated based on the maximum number of competitors after grouping the two largest divisions.
Minor (Technical) Penalties No penalty for the first offence
Penalty approximately equal to 5% of fleet.
Intermediate Penalties Penalty equivalent to 10% of fleet
Major Penalties Penalty equivalent to 30% of fleet
Disqualification (as per RRS)