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Sailing Instructions
Version , 2010.07.27
Event: X-Yachts Scandinavian Cup, 2010
Date: July 28 -31, 2010
Organizer: Sailing Båstad, Båstad Båt & Segelsällskap and X-Yachts Sweden


1. Rules
1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

1.2 If there is a conflict the SI shall prevail over NOR.

1.2.1 Rule 44.2 is changed so that the two turns are replaced by one turn.

1.2.2 Rule A2 is changed in accordance with SI 16 - Scoring.

1.4 Boats shall display advertising supplied by the organizing authority and shall be placed as instructed by the organizing authority.

1.5 The official language of the Regatta is English.

1.6 The Prescriptions of the Swedish Sailing Federation shall not apply.

1.7 In the Family class no spinnaker is allowed, and only a single dress of sails may be used in each race.

2. Eligibility requirements
2.1 A crew member may not be substituted without a written permission from the Race Committee.

2.2 A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.

2.3 Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless approved by the race committee.

2.4 Entries
Only eligible boats for which a signed entry form and a Disclaimer and Acknowledgement of Rights Form have been received and registration procedures
have been completed, and the full entry fee has been paid before the warning signal for the first race, are entitled to race.

3. Notices to Competitors

Notices to the competitors will be posted on the Official Regatta Notice Board near the BBSS Clubhouse in the Regatta harbour.

4 Changes in Sailing Instructions

4.1 Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted before 09.00 on the day it will take effect.

4.2 Any change to the time schedule of races will be posted before 20.00 on the day before it will take effect.

5 Signals Made Ashore

5.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed on a flagpole located outside the BBSS Clubhouse in the Regatta harbour.

5.2 Flag AP displayed alone with two sound signals means "The warning signal will be made not less than (90) minutes after Flag AP is lowered." Boats are requested not to leave the harbour until Flag AP is lowered. This changes Race Signal AP.

5.3 When Flag Y is displayed, rule 40 applies at all times while afloat.

6. Schedule of races

6.1 The following races are scheduled:
Thursday Aug 29th First warning signal at 11.00 2 races are scheduled
Friday Aug 30th First warning signal at 11.00 2 races are scheduled
Saturday Aug 31st First warning signal at 11.00 2 races are scheduled

6.2 6 races are scheduled for all classes and the Organisers reserve the right to sail three (or more) races on one day, if necessary.

6.3 When there has been a long postponement and when more than one race (or sequence of races, for two or more classes) will be held on the same day, the warning signal for the first race and each succeeding race will be made as soon as practicable. 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.

6.4 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 15.00.

7. Class flags and race format

7.1 Class/start Flag
X35 Red
Sport Class C White
Sport Class D Yellow
Family Class A Green

8. Racing Area

The racing area will be just outside the harbour of Båstad.

9. The Course

9.1 The diagram below show the course, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.



9.2 The race committee will try to set the course so that it will take approximately 60 minutes to sail.

10. Marks

10.1 Marks 1A, 1B, 2A/2B will be inflatable cylindrical buoys.



11. Start

11.1 The starting line is between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee boat at the starboard end and a spar buoy with a flag at the port end.

11.2 A boat starting later than 10 minutes after her starting signal will be scored "Did not start ". This changes rule A 4.1.

11.4 Starting signals will be made in accordance with the following table. This changes RRS 26.
Time to start
Visual signal
Sound
signal
Means
5
Classflag + Flag ´5´ displayed
1
Warning signal
4
Flag ‘4’ displayed
Flag ‘5’ removed
Flag ´I´ or ´Black flag´ can be displayed
1
Preparatory signal
1
Flag ´1´ displayed
Flag ´4´ removed
Flag ´I´ or ´Black flag´ removed
1
One minute to start
0
Classflag + Flag ´1´ removed.
1
Starting signal

11.5 Reporting to Principal Committee Boat Before Starting
Before the warning signal for the first race of the day each boat shall, while sailing close hauled on starboard tack, pass within hailing distance of and report to the Race Committee (RC) boat (starting vessel) and receive an acknowledgement. Boats failing to report may be scored "DNS".

12. The Finish

12.1 The finishing line is between a staff displaying a blue flag on the race committee boat and a spar buoy with a flag.

13. Penalty System

A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under rule 31 or 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgement form at the race office within the protest time limit.

14. Time Limit

14.1 The time limit for each race is 120 minutes.

14.2 Boats failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first boat in its class finishes will be scored “did not finish” (DNF). This changes rules 35 and A 4.1

15. Protests

15.1 Protests forms are available at the race office. Protests and requests for redress shall be delivered there before the end of the protest time limit.
The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day on its specified course. This time will be posted on the official notice board. The same protest time applies to all protests by the RC and Protest Committee (PC) and requests for redress. This changes rules 61.3 and 62.2.

15.2 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 PC Office as announced on the Official Regatta Notice Board

15.3. A boat protested by the RC or PC will be informed in accordance with rule 61.1(b).

15.4 For the purposes of rule 64.3(b) the "authority responsible" is the Measurer appointed by the Organising Authority (OA).

15.5 Breaches of SI 14.1,18, 22, 23, and 24 will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This change rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breaches or breaches of Class Rules discovered by the measurers’ spot checks during the regatta might be less than disqualification if the PC so decides.

15.6 On the last day of a regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered:
(i) within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on the previous day,
(ii) no later than 30 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on that day or
(iii) on the last day, within 30 minutes after the abandonment signal is displayed if racing is abandoned ashore, or within 60 minutes after the abandonment signal is displayed if abandoned afloat
This changes RRS 66.

15.7 Decisions of the PC will be final as provided in rule 70.4.

16. Results and Scoring

16.1 X-Yachts Rating
Elapsed time corrections are calculated using the X-Yachts Rating provided by X-Yachts, Denmark. This is based on the IMS handicap system multiplied with the X-Yachts factor; time corrections are based on "Time on Distance".

16.2 Scoring
Six races are scheduled. If more than three races are completed, the worst score will be discarded. Scoring will be made in accordance with RRS Appendix A2. The low points system will be used - ties will be broken by the RRS Appendix A8.

17. Safety Regulations

A boat that retires from a race shall notify the RC as soon as possible.

18. Replacement of Crew or Equipment

18.1 Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the RC.

18.2 Substitution of lost or damaged equipment will not be allowed without prior written approval of the RC.

19. Equipment and Measurement Checks

A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the Class Rules and SI. On the water a boat can be instructed by the RC or Measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.

20. Haul-out Restrictions

All yachts shall be afloat in the regatta harbour area from the time of their registration and shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with, and according to, the terms of prior written permission of the RC.

21. Plastic Pools and Diving Equipment

Underwater breathing apparatus, plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around participating boats after their final launching prior to registration.

22. Electronic Equipment

A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones. Boats may be required to carry a tracking system provided by the OA.

23. Liability Disclaimer

Competitors participate in the regatta at their own risk. See rule 4 - Decision to Race. The OA will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, or prior to, or during or after the regatta. See also the NOR item 27.

24. Insurance

24.1 Each participating yacht shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of € 1,000,000 per event or the equivalent.

24.2 Competitors are also advised to affect their own personal accident insurance.

Sailing Båstad AB  |  Address: Ängelholmsvägen 263, 269 42 Båstad, Sweden  |  Contact: Hans Ramne, +46+708-18 99 19, info@sailingbastad.se