Helsinki Regatta 30th June – 2nd July 2017
Sailing Instructions for Keelboats
Organizing Authority: Helsinki Sail Racing Management, Helsinki
The event will be governed by:
1.1. The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS). 1.2.
1.3. In cases of conflict, the Finnish text will prevail.
1.4. The Rule RRS 44.1.is changed so that “A boat may take a one turn penalty when…………………”
2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board At HSK for dragons and at HSS, Liuskasaari for other classes.
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. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
Signals made ashore will be displayed at the flagpole.
5.1. When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘ not less than 60 minutes’ in race signal AP.
5. CLASSES, CLASS FLAGS, COURSE AREAS, REGISTRATION
Dragons: Thu 29th June at 6-8 pm, Fri 30th June at 8-9 AM at HSK’s Race Office.
Other keel boats: Fri 30th June at 6-8 pm and Sat 1st July at 8-9 at HSS’s Race Office.
Registration is not compulsory.
5.2. Classes, groups and course areas
Class Classflag Course area Appendix
Dragon D E A1, A6
8mR D G A2, A5
6mR E G A2, A5
5.5m, 5M F G A2, A5
H D C A3,A5
F F C A3,A5
505 D D A4
Finn E D A4
Snipe F D A4
5.4. On the last day of the regatta no starting procedures will be initiated after 3 pm.
6. RACE OFFICES
Other keelboat classes: HSS
7. COURSES, MARKS, CHANGING THE COURSE
7.1. Information about courses and marks is in appendixes A1 (Dragon class, A2 (8mR, 6mR, 5M) and A3 (H-boat, Folk boat).
7.2. To change the course, the Race Committee moves the original mark (or Finishing line) to a new position.
7.3. Rule 33 is changed as follows: points 33(a)(1), 33(a)(2) and 33(b) are canceled
9. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
9.1. Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.
9.2. The protest and request for redress time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat finishes the last race of the day or after the RC signals that no more races are held on that day.
9.3. Notices will be posted within thirty minutes of the protest time limits and to inform competitors of hearings which they are parties to or named as a witness of.
9.4. Notices of protests by the Race Committee and the Protest Committee will be posted to inform boats under Racing Rule 61.1(b).
10. SAFETY REGULATIONS
10.1. A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.
21.3. PFDs must be used all times when afloat, with the exception of a short periods of time for changing clothes
11. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water, the boat can be instructed by a race committee measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.
12. OFFICIALS’ BOATS
Official boats will be marked as follows:
o Race Committee and Organiser’s boats shall display a flag with the letters “RC”.
o Jury boats shall display a white flag with the letters “JURY”
o Press boats shall display a flag with the letters “MEDIA”.
o Safety boats shall display a flag with the letters “SAFETY”
15. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
15.1. A boat shall neither make radio transmissions nor receive radio communications not available to all boats.
15.2. The race committee intends to use VHF marine radio frequencies to broadcast courtesy information to competitors, including OCS hails after starts. Failing to do so will not be grounds for redress,
15.3. Failure of the Race Committee to hail, failure of the amplification system or radios, the order of the hail, or failure of a boat to hear a hail shall not be grounds for a boat to request redress. This instruction changes RRS 41 and 62.1.
Trophies will be awarded in accordance with the recommendations orf the Finnish federation for Sailing and Boating.
17. 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.