FAREAST 28R – Notice of Race

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FAREAST 28R World Championship
MSS – Malmö SegelSällskap
SWEDEN
August 7 – August 13, 2017

NOTICE OF RACE

1. ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
The Organizing Authority (OA) is the Malmö SegelSällskap (MSS) in conjunction with the International Fareast 28R Class Association (IFE28RCA) and Fareast Boats.

2. RULES

2.1 This Regatta shall be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020.
2.2 The FAREAST 28R Class Rules, this Notice of Race, the Sailing Instructions and any amendments thereto. Class Rules shall not be altered by the NOR or Sailing Instructions.
2.3 All competitors are required to wear a life jacket or other adequate personal floatation device while racing. RRS 40 is changed as follows: The “Y” flag will not be displayed.
2.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
2.5 No national authority prescriptions will apply.
2.6 The official language for the event will be English.

3. ADVERTISING

3.1 Advertising shall only be displayed in accordance with Regulation 20 – ISAF Advertising Code.
3.2 Boats shall be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

4. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1. The Regatta is open only to boats of FAREAST 28R Class
4.2. All boat owners or drivers (chartered boats), shall be FAREAST 28R class members in good standing.
4.3. All boats shall carry an World Sailing OD class plaque. This might be purchased from FE28RICA.
4.4. Eligible boats may enter by completing the online entry form at www.fareast28r.com/Worlds2017 and paying the required fee no later than June 1, 2017. An entry shall not be considered complete until the entry form is completed and the entry fee paid.
4.5. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Organizing Authority and will be subject to a late fee.

5. FEES
5.1. The entry fee is SEK 7.600. The entry fee includes launching and hauling the boat out/in the water, trailer parking, Regatta dinner, Welcome party and After Sail parties.
5.2. If an entry is accepted by the Organizing Authority after the deadline of June 1, 2017, a late fee of SEK 2.000 will be assessed.
5.3. Payment:
BANK TRANSFER:
Malmö Segel Sällskap, Småbåtshamnen i Limhamn, SE-21612 Limhamn, SWEDEN
BIC. SWEDSESS
IBAN. SE87 8000 0821 4900 3409 2700
NOTE: In the text field of payment please type in competing boat’s sail number with national letter, i.e. GBR 001.

5.4. Entries will not be valid until payment is received and confirmed by the OA.

6. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6.1. Dates and Events:

Monday 7th
09:00-17:00 Launching boats, measurement & registration (times tbd)

Tuesday 8th
09:00-17:00 Launching boats, measurement & registration (times tbd)
17:00-18:00 International FAREAST 28R Class Association, AGM

Wednesday 9th
9:00-12:00 Registration
15:00 Tune Up Race
19:00 Opening, Welcome Party (drinks & finger food)

Thursday 10th
8:30 Skippers Meeting
11:00 First race out of 3
TBD Regatta Dinner

Friday 11th
11:00 First race out of 3
18:00 After Sail Party

Saturday 12th
11:00 First race out of 3
18.00 After Sail Party

Sunday 13th
11:00 First race out of 2
TBD Price giving at MSS club house, Closing
17:00 -> Hauling boats

Monday 14th
8:00-12:00 Hauling boats

6.2 No more than four races may be sailed on any race day. One extra race per day may be sailed, provided that the regatta becomes no more than one race ahead of schedule.
6.3 No warning signal for a race will be made after 14:00 on Sunday.
6.4 In the case of one or more general recall(s) when the initial warning signal was made prior to the times in 6.3, the race committee may display subsequent warning signals after that time.

7 REGISTRATION AND MEASUREMENT
7.1 Eligible boats shall register with the organizing authority during the times shown in NOR 6.1
7.2 All boats will be measured for compliance with ISAF measurement regulations and class rules.
7.3 All boats must be available for measurement during the times shown in NOR 6.1. It is the intention of the organizing authority to schedule measurement times for each boat.
7.4 Competitors shall be allocated a date and time for weighing of the boat, crew and sail measurement. All boats shall be made available accompanied by two owner’s representatives during their scheduled boat weighing and sail measurement operations.
7.5 All registration formalities, including payment of all Class and event fees, boat and sail measurement, and submission of liability waivers, are required to be completed by 1700 on Tuesday, August 8th.
7.6 During competition, any boat or crew, may be subject to re-measurement or examination at any time.
7.7 After measurement until completion of racing, no sail shall be re-cut or altered, except that repairs to sails pursuant to all applicable rules are permissible only upon written approval of the chief measurer. All such sails may be subject to re-measurement on completion of repairs.
7.8 Technical and measurement issues will be decided by the international jury upon the recommendation of the class representative and/or chief measurer appointed by the IFE28RICA.

8 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
8.1 The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration, and on the regatta website www.fareast28R.com/worlds2017

9 COURSES & RACING AREA
9.1 Courses will be described in the sailing instructions.
9.2 The courses to be sailed will be windward/leeward.
9.3 The intended race area will be the waters outside Malmö “West Harbour”

10 SCORING
10.1 The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A4, will be used except as modified below.
10.2 When 6 or more races are completed a sailor may discard their worst score.
10.3 Four races are required to constitute a World Championship.

11 INTERNATIONAL JURY
11.1 An international jury will be appointed in accordance with Appendix N.
11.2 Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

12 RADIO COMMUNICATION
12.1 All boats must carry a marine band VHF receiver capable of receiving normal International channels. Boats must use the radio to report retirement from racing and may use the radio to request assistance in an emergency. No other transmissions are permitted by competing yachts during each racing day from the first warning signal until the end of the last race of the day.
12.2 The race committee may use the radio to advise competitors of race information.

13 MEDIA RIGHTS
By entering this regatta, the owner (or charterer) and crew members on competing yachts grant at no cost the absolute right and permission to use their names, voices, images, likenesses, and biographical material, as well as representations of their yacht in any media (including television, print and internet), to the FAREAST 28R Class Association, MSS and event sponsors.

14 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors shall participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk (see Rule 4, DECISION TO RACE). The organizing authority does not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the regatta.

15 PRIZES
15.1 The World Championship Trophy will be awarded to the overall winner.
15.2 Prize table:

1st Prize FAREAST 28R
2nd Prize FAREAST 19R
3rd Prize Fareast Championship Optimist

Taxes, VAT, Transportation and other costs that are involved to send the above prices to the winners destination, are excluded and are to be paid by the winner.

Additional trophies may be awarded at the discretion of the organizing authority.

16 INSURANCE
16.1 The safety of a boat and her entire management shall be the sole inescapable responsibility of the owner/owners’ representative. It is the responsibility of the owner to provide insurance for the yacht covering potential damage to persons or property.
16.2 The boat is required to hold adequate insurance including third-party insurance of minimum cover of US$500,000,and it is the owner or owner’s representative’s sole and inescapable responsibility to ensure that the insurance is in place and is adequate prior to participating in this event.
16.3 Evidence of insurance, as described in NOR 16.2, shall be provided at registration.

17 CHANGES TO NOTICE OF RACE
17.1 The Organizing Authority may change the Notice of Race; see rule 89.2(a). Any such changes will be posted on the regatta web site www.fareast28r.com/World2017

18 FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact the MSS Race Office at +46 40 154468, email info@mss.com or visit www.mss.se or www.fareast28r.com

Malmö Segelsällskap
Bryggövägen 1
21612 Limhamn,
Sweden

International Charter Boat Coordinator
Mats Runström
Regatta@fareast28r.com
+46 70 7478866

BOAT & TRAILER STORAGE
• All yachts competing in the event may be stored free of charge at the MSS docks from Saturday, August 6 until Monday, 14 August.
• Any competitors wishing to arrive earlier or stay later than the dates outlined above must call the RaceOffice to check availability and make arrangements to do so. There may be a fee associated with this.