1) ORGANISING AUTHORITY
The Organising Authority (OA) will be the Moscow Sailing Academy (LLC "Sailing Academy").2) VENUE
The venue will be Oreshka yacht club, Boltino, Moscow Region, Russia.3) EVENT GRADING
The event has applied for World Sailing Grade 3.This grading is subject to review by World Sailing. The event may be re-graded when there is clear reason to do so.4) PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
(a) Race office open from 11.07.2019, 12:00.
(b) Registration on 11.07.2019 from 13:00 untill 19:00 and on 12.07.2019 from 09:00 untill 10:00.
(c) Crew weighing at the same time as registration.
(d) Practice 11.07.2019 from 13:00 untill 20:00.
(e) First briefing 12.07.2019 at 10:00.
(f) First meeting with umpires following the first briefing.
(g) Opening Ceremony 12.07.2019 at 10:00.
(h) Racing days from 12.07.2019 to 14.07.2019.
(i) Time of the first race each day will be 11:00 on 12.07.2019 and 10:00 on 13.07-14.07.2019.
(j) The latest time for an attention signal on the last day of racing will be approximately 16:00.
(k) Daily press conference 60 minutes after the last race of each day.
(l) Prize giving on 14.07.2019 at 18:00.
4.2 Unless excused by the OA, attendance at the following is mandatory
(a) Initial briefing for skippers.
(b) Daily briefing, for skippers.
(c) Daily press conferences, for skippers sailing that day.
(d) Regatta dinner, for skippers.
(e) Prize giving for the final skippers and crews.5) SKIPPERS ELIGIBILITY
5.1 12 skippers will be invited. Only skippers invited by the OA will be eligible to enter this event.
5.2 The registered skipper shall helm the boat at all times while racing, except in an emergency.
5.3 To remain eligible a skipper shall confirm acceptance of the invitation in writing, (e-mail is acceptable) to be received by the date specified on the letter of invitation.
5.4 A non-refundable entry bond of EUR 300 shall accompany the acceptance of the invitation for this to be valid.
5.5 All competitors shall meet the eligibility requirements of World Sailing regulation 19.2.
5.6 All competitors shall obtain an World Sailing Sailor ID by registering online at www.sailing.org/isafsailor
. Skippers shall inform the OA of their World Sailing Sailor ID at registration. 6) ENTRIES
6.1 EnteringThe team shall be entered on completion of registration, crew weighing and the payment of all fees and deposits. All payments shall be made by credit card, interbank transfer, or in cash in local currency (RUB).
6.2 Entry FeeA non-refundable entry fee of EUR 300 shall be paid by 18:00 on 11.06.2019.
6.3 WithdrawalWhen a skipper accepts an invitation and later withdraws within 15 days of the event or leaves the event before the end without written approval from the OA, a zero score may be applied to their Ranking points for that event by World Sailing. (World Sailing Regulation 27.2)
6.4 Damage deposit
(a) An initial damage deposit of EUR 500 shall be paid at registration, unless extended by the OA. This deposit is the maximum payable by the skipper as a result of any one incident.
(b) If a deduction from the damage deposit is decided by the OA, it may require that the deposit be restored to its original amount before the skipper will be permitted to continue in the event.
(c) Any remaining deposit after the event will be refunded within 10 days after the event.
6.5 InsuranceAll competitors are required to have adequate third party insurance. 7) RULES
(a) The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the RRS, including Appendix C.
(b) The rules for the handling of boats will apply, and will also apply to any practice sailing and sponsor races. Class rules will not apply.
(c) Any prescriptions of the national authority that will apply will be posted on the official notice board.
7.2 Major Alterations to the RRS
(a) Add to RRS 41: (e) help to recover from the water and return on board a crew member, provided the return on board is at the approximate location of the recovery.
(b) RRS C8.6 and C6.3 will be changed in the sailing instructions.
7.3 An IJ will be appointed, and approved by the NA in accordance with RRS Appendix N.
7.4 The OA may place an observer on each boat to provide information to the umpires.8) BOATS AND SAILS
8.1 The event will be sailed in GP-26 / Open-800 type boats.
8.2 6 boats will be provided.
8.3 The following sails will be provided for each boat: Mainsail, Jib, Gennaker.
8.4 Boats will be allocated by draw, either daily or for each round as decided by the race committee. 9) CREW (INCLUDING SKIPPER)
9.1 The total number of crew, including the skipper, shall be 5, excluding persons placed on board by the RC. All registered crew shall sail all races.
9.2 Crew Weighing The total weight of the crew, including the skipper, dressed in at least shorts and shirts, shall not exceed 350 kg, determined at the time of registration or such time as required by the RC.
(a) The total weight of the crew, including the skipper, dressed in at least shorts and shirts, shall not exceed (insert number) kg, determined at the time of registration or such time as required by the RC.
(b) For Women's Match Race events the weight limit shall be either
(1)* a maximum total crew weight limit of 'Y' (where Y = 68kg x the number of standard crew members for the boat (X)). The OA may permit the boat to be raced with X, X minus 1 or X+1 crew members within that total weight limit, or
(2) a maximum average crew weight limit of 68kg.
9.3 Crew weight may be checked during the regatta. At any re-weighing the total weight limit is increased by 10 kg. Any crew weighing in excess of this increased limit shall not be penalised, but they shall reduce their weight to the increased weight limit before racing again.
9.4 When a registered skipper is unable to continue in the event the OA may authorise an original crew member to substitute.
9.5 When a registered crew member is unable to continue in the event the OA may authorise a substitute, a temporary substitute or other adjustment. 10) EVENT FORMAT
10.1 Skippers will be seeded into a round robin or divided into two groups based on World Sailing ranking list 30 days prior to the event.
10.2 The event will consist of the following stages:
Stage 1 - Full round robin or round robin in groups.
Stage 2 - Round robin
Stage 3 - Quarter finals
Stage 4 - Semi Finals
Stage 5 - Finals
10.3 The RC may change the format, terminate any stage or the event when, in its opinion, it is impractical to attempt to hold the remainder of matches under the existing conditions or in the remaining time scheduled. Early stages may be terminated in favour of later stages. 11) COURSE
11.1 The course will be windward/leeward with starboard roundings, finishing downwind.
11.2 The intended course area will be Pirogovo arm of Klyazma reservoir (Pirogovskoye Vodokhranilishche).12) ADVERTISING
12.1 As boats and equipment will be supplied by the Organising Authority, World Sailing regulation 20.4 applies. Each boat will be required to display advertising as supplied by the OA.
12.2 Competitors may be permitted to display advertising ashore at the venue, but this is subject to individual negotiation with the OA.
12.3 Boats shall not be permitted the right to protest for breaches of any rules regarding advertising (amends RRS 60.1).13) PRIZES
13.1 The principal prize for first place will be Cup and medals
13.2 There will be prizes for first to third places, prizes will be cups and medals.
13.3 The OA may reduce a prize in the case of misconduct or refusal to comply with any reasonable request, including attendance at official functions.14) MEDIA, IMAGES and SOUND
14.1 If required by the OA:
(a) Television personnel and equipment (or dummies) supplied by the OA shall be carried on board while racing.
(b) Competitors shall wear microphones supplied by the OA during racing and be available for interviews when advised by the OA or RC.
(c) Registered skippers shall wear communications equipment supplied by the OA that will allow commentators to communicate with them whilst racing.
14.2 Competitors shall not interfere with the normal working of the OA supplied media equipment.
14.3 The OA have the right to use any images and sound recorded during the event free of any charge. 15) COACH BOATS
15.1 No coach boats will be permitted.
15.2 Any interference by a support person with the racing or event organisation may result in a penalty applied at the discretion of the PC to the associated skipper or team.16) SPARE 17) DISCLAIMER
All those taking any part in the event do so at their own risk. The OA, its associates and appointees accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or inconvenience incurred, howsoever caused. 18) INVITATIONS
Entries will only be accepted from invited skippers. If you wish to be invited please register your request for an invitation as soon as possible with the OA by completing the attached form.