Helsinki Regatta 30th June – 2nd July 2017

Amendment to Notice of Race:
– In the Dragon Class rule 13 will apply. (updated 12.6.2017)

Notice of Race as a pdf-document

Helsinki Regatta is an international regatta for keelboats and selected other classes. The organizing authority is Helsinki Sail Racing Management, an association of seven leading sailing clubs in Helsinki and a member of the Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation.

1. Rules
1.1.The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2. Appendix P applies for the dinghy classes
1.3. If there is a conflict between languages, the Finnish text will take precedence.

2. Publicity
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

3. Eligibility, entries
The regatta is open for boats belonging to the following classes:
Keelboats: 8mR, 6mR, 5.5m, 5m, Star, Dragon, H-boat, Folkboat, Finn Express,
Dinghies: 505, Snipe, 470, E-dinghy.

Classes will be accepted, unless otherwise agreed in writing, if at least six boats have submitted their entries on 26th June at 11.59 pm.

Entries are made by completing the form on www.helsinkiregatta.fi and paying the required fee not later than 11.59 pm on 26th June.

Late registrations may be accepted at the race office, and the payment shall then include an additional fee of 30€. A receipt of the payment shall be submitted upon request.

5. Entry fees
The entry fees are:
8mR,     120€                                                                  6mR,               100€
5.5m,       75€                                                                 5m,                   75€
Star         70€                                                                  Dragon           120€
H-boat,   75€                                                                  Folkboat          75€
FE           75€
505          60€                                                                  Snipe                60€
470          60€                                                                  E-dinghy           50€

The entry fee is to be paid to HSRM’s account:
Ålandsbanken, Bulevardi 3, 00120 Helsinki
SWIFT-BIC: AABAFI22, IBAN FI39 6601 0010 2435 25

7. Schedule
7.1. Sailing Instructions for all classes are available from 29th June.
7.2. The Race Office is open as follows:
HSK: Thu 29th June at 6–8pm and Fri 30th June at 8-9am (Dragons)
HSK: Fri 30th June at 6–8pm and Sat 1st July at 8-9am (dinghies)
HSS: Fri 30th June at 6-8 pm and Sat 1st July at 8-9 am (keelboats)
Registering at the Race Office is not compulsory

7.3. Sailing schedule
Friday 30th June           Dragon class          1st warning signal 10:55
Saturday 1st July          All courses              1st warning signal 10:55
Saunday 2nd July         All courses              1st warning signal 10:55

7.4. Number of races
Category               Races per day
Keel boats                     2
Dinghies                        3
On Sunday 2nd July no warning signal will be given after 3pm.

8. Measurement, inspection
Measurement and inspection of boats and equipment may be undertaken before and after the regatta as well as during the regatta days.

9. Sailing Instructions
Sailing Instructions are available on the home pages of the regatta: www.helsinkiregatta.fi

10. Venue
10.1.The base of the keelboats is the HSS harbour. Competing boats do not have to be moored in that harbour.
10.2. The base of the dinghies and Dragons is the HSK club harbour.
10.3. The courses and associated classes are:
Area C, SW of Hernesaari : Star, H-boat, Folkboat
Area G, N of Isosaari: 8mR, 6mR, 5.5m, 5m, FE
Area D, S of Melkki: 505, 470, Snipe, E-dinghy
Area E, S of Ytterskär: Dragon
Area A: NW of Melkki
Boats arriving to the regatta on trailers may be launched at NJK, Koivusaari or HSK.

Arrangements should be made with
NJK: Patrick Andersson, pata_andersson(at)hotmail.com, +358 40 5404862
HSK: Björn Ekroth +358 40 5559749 not later than 28th June.

13. Scoring
(a) When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of here scores.
(b) When 4-6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of here scores excluding her worst score.

19. Prizes
Prizes will be given in accordance with the recommendations of the Finnish Federation of Sailing and Boating.

20. Disclaimer of Liability
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.

21. Insurance
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of at least EUR 500,000 (or equivalent) per incident.

22. Contact information
Helsinki Sail Racing Management c/o NJK
Vaskisalmenkuja 9.
00200 Helsinki

Patrick Andersson, pata_andersson@hotmail.com , 040-5404862

HSRM and its member clubs BS, HSK, HSS, HTPS, M, NJK, SPS welcome you to the Helsinki Regatta 2017

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Sailors Party

A sailors party will be organized at HSS on Saturday 1st July. More information will be available on www.helsinkiregatta.fi