Notice of race - Finn European Masters
from 11th September 2019 to 14th September 2019
Organizing Authority: Schweriner Yacht-Club e. V.
in conjunction with the International Finn Masters Committee (IFMC), the
German Finn Class Association and with the approval of German Sailing
Race Officer: Ellen Neumann (NRO, GER)
Chairman International Jury: Karl Petter Haugen (IJ, NOR)
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and the Finn World Masters Rules and Event Manual. These may be changed, where permitted, by the Sailing Instructions with the approval of the IFMC.
In all rules governing this regatta:
[NP] denotes a rule that shall not be grounds for protests by a boat. This changes RRS 60.1(a).
In accordance with Class Rule A7.2 the recommended wind speed for Class Rule C1.1(2) is 12 knots.
The maximum recommended wind speed across the racing area is 20 knots and the minimum is 5 knots. The decision to start a race or abandon a race rests with the Race Committee.
No national authority prescriptions will apply.
RRS Appendix P, special procedures for rule 42, will apply.
RRS Appendix T, arbitration, will apply.
[DP] Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices at all times while afloat, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. This changes RRS 40 and the preamble of RRS part 4.
If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
2. [DP] ADVERTISING
Boats may be required to display advertising and bow numbers chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.
Advertising for alcohol or tobacco products in direct or indirect form on the boat and on the person is prohibited.
3. [NP] [DP] ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
The regatta is open to boats of the Finn class.
Sailors born in 1979 or before.
Entries will be accepted in the following categories, with age determined as the age at the birthday in the year of the event:
- a) World Master (the overall winner)
- b) Master (winner 40-49 years old)
- c) Grand Master (winner 50-59 years old)
- d) Grand Grand Master (winner 60-69 years old)
- e) Legend (winner 70+ years old)
- f) Super Legend (winner 80+ years old)
- g) Ladies
- h) Classic Boat (built prior to 1985)
The following restrictions on the number of boats apply: a maximum of 150 boats.
The person in charge shall provide either a valid licence of DSV, „Sportsegelschein“ or a valid official licence prescribed or recommended for the racing area. Members of other national associations shall provide an equivalent licence issued by their national authority.
Each competitor shall be a member of a club affiliated to his national authority of World Sailing.
Eligible boats shall enter by completing the online entry form on manage2sail.com until 15/08/2019 and paying the required fees.
Required fees are as follows (until 2019/15/08):
- Finn Masters 240,00 €
- Support boats 75,00 €
The entry fee for Finn Masters includes a fee of 40,00 € which the OA shall forward to the Finn Masters Account. An entry will not be completed until entry fees had been paid.
The entry fee shall be paid to the bank account of Schweriner Yacht-Club e. V. at
Bank: Sparkasse Schwerin-Mecklenburg
IBAN: DE 14 14052000 03900 63878
Please add the name of the regatta, the name of the helmsman, the sail number and the payment reference code as reason for transfer.
The entry fee shall be paid upon entering, even if the entry is cancelled later or the boat does not show up. The entry fee is nonrefundable, except for the regatta or class being cancelled by the organizing authority or if the entry is rejected.
8 races are scheduled.
The Race Committee may decide to divide the fleet series into groups. The method of division will ensure groups of approximately equal size and ability, and will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions.
This format may be changed with the approval of the IFMC and will be specified in the Sailing Instructions.
6. ZEITPLAN [NP]
6.1 Registration is scheduled as follows:
|07/09/2019||11:30 hrs.||Pre-event „Herbstcup 2019“
|08/09/2019||T. B. A.||Pre-event „Herbstcup 2019“||SYC|
|10/09/2019||10:00 - 19:00 hrs.||Measurement and Registration for Finn European Masters||SYC
|11/09/2019||8:00 - 9:00 hrs.||Measurement and Registration||SYC
|11:00 hrs.||1st warning|
|19:00 hrs.||Opening Ceremony||SYC|
|12/09/2019||T. B. A.||Races|
|13/09/2019||T. B. A.||Races|
|14/09/2019||T. B. A.||Races|
|19:00 hrs.||Price Giving Ceremony||SYC|
On the last day of racing, no warning signal will be made after 18:00 hrs.
Two races are scheduled for each day of racing. A maximum of two races per day will be sailed, unless extended to three races with the approval of the IFMC, and then only in order to complete a valid championship.
Succeeding races will be started as soon as practicable after the finish of the previous races.
All participants are requested by the International Finn Class and the Organizing Authority to attend the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The event schedule may be changed with the approval of the IFMC and will be specified in the Sailing Instructions, however, the days allocated for racing will not be changed.
At 07th and 08th September 2019 the "Herbstcup 2019" takes place in Schwerin. This can be used by the participants of the Finn European Masters as Pre-Event. The corresponding Notice of Race can be found at herbst-cup.snyc.de.
7. [NP] [DP] MEASUREMENTS
Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate.
All boats shall be measured according the Finn Class World Masters Rules during the measurement and inspection period as stated in NoR 6.1. During the scheduled time for measurement controls no initial (first) measurements will be carried out.
A maximum of 2 masts, and 2 sails shall be used during the Championship. Only certified sails shall be presented. All measured equipment will be identified for the Championship. Only identified equipment may be used during the Championship.
Measurement and equipment checks may be made throughout the Regatta at the discretion of the Class Representative, Race Committee or the Protest Committee.
8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions (SI) will be available at event website prior to registration dates. The sailing instructions will be available also at registration.
9. RACE AREA
The intended race-course area will be the Schweriner See.
Courses will be either windward/leeward or trapezoid with a target time of 60 minutes and a time limit of 90 minutes.
11. INTERNATIONAL JURY
An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with RRS 91(b). Decisions will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.
Four races are required to be completed to constitute a championship.
When fewer than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When five or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
Scoring may be changed to fit with changes to NoR 5 and 6 permitted by the IFMC.
The positions of competitors in the Categories (NoR 3.3) will be based on their total score in the overall standing.
13. [NP] [DP] SUPPORT BOATS
All support boats shall be registered with the organizing authority and will be required to comply with local legislation and event Support Team Regulations that will be published in the sailing instructions. The organizing authority may refuse registrations and accept later registrations at their sole discretion.
Registration fees according to NoR 4.1.
All support boats shall clearly display the 3 letter national code of their World Sailing Member National Authority in contrasting color to the background at all times while afloat. The minimum height for the letters shall be 200 mm and visible from both sides of the boat.
Registered support boats shall act as rescue boats in case of need according to the procedures that will be described at Sailing Instructions.
All support boats must be marked as small vessels in accordance with the Inland Waterways Act (KIFzKV-BinSch). Exceeding the maximum speed limit is expressly permitted only for rescue vessels in service. The speed is set at 25 km/h, in the shore area (up to 100 m parallel to the shore) with 7 km/h.
All support boat shall be equipped with appropriate safety individual buoyancy (lifejackets) and provided with operative kill cords.
Support boats shall be insured with valid and for the racing area suitable third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 3.000.000 € per incident or the equivalent.
14. [DP] BERTHING
Boats shall be kept in their assigned places while they are in the boat park or harbour.
15. [DP] RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency or when using equipment provided by the organizing authority, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.
Prizes will be awarded to the overall winner and the winner of each category (see point 3.4 of this NoR).
Prizes will be awarded to the Top 10 overall and the top 3 of each category (see point 3.4 of this NoR).
17. [DP] MEDIA RIGHTS
By participating in the event competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and the International Finn Class the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of the athlete during the period of the competition without compensation.
Competitors may be required to be available for interviews at the regatta.
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY COGNOVITS CLAUSE
The responsibility for the decision to participate in a race or to continue with it is solely with the skipper; to that extent the skipper also accepts full responsibility for the crew. The skipper is responsible for the qualification and the correct nautical conduct of the crew as well as for the suitability and the transport-safe-condition of the registered boat. In cases of force majeure or on grounds of administrative orders or for safety reasons, the organizer is entitled to make changes in the realization of the event or to cancel the event. This does not constitute any liability by the organizer towards the participant, if the reasons for the changes or the cancellation do not result from a willful or grossly negligent behaviour of the organizer. In case of a violation of obligations that do not constitute primary or material contractual duties (cardinal obligations), the liability of the organizer for financial and property damages incurred by the participant during or in connection with the participation in the event and resulting from a conduct of the organizer, its representatives, servants or agents, is restricted to damages that were caused willfully or grossly negligent. When a violation of cardinal obligations occurs due to minor negligence, the liability of the organizer is limited to foreseeable, typical damages. To the extent that the liability for damages of the organizer is excluded or restricted, the participant also relieves the staff - employees and representatives, agents, servants, sponsors and individuals who provide or drive salvage, safety or rescue vessels or assist with their use - from the individual liability for damages, as well as all other individuals who were instructed to act in connection with the realization of the event.
The effective racing rules of World Sailing, the class rules as well as the regulations of the invitation to the competition and the sailing instructions are to be complied with and are expressly recognized.
The German law shall prevail.
Competitors shall present a signed and completed consent and declaration form at registration. The forms are available at the attachment of the confirmation email of the online entry and can be downloaded there.
19. [DP] INSURANCE
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid (and for the racing area suitable) third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 3.000.000 EUR per incident or the equivalent. No insurance can be made on site.
Reference is made to data protection of personal information and data. Any personal information and data given to the organizers will be used only as follows:
- a) All data regarding participating athletes, coaches and their boats will be processed and archived for the purpose of this sporting event.
- b) Personal information contains the participant’s real name, date of birth, home club, boat type. boat number and address data. In particular, results, calculatory and visual analyses, position monitoring and race analyses will be published with reference to the competitors’ names.
- c) In order to achieve this, the data will be transferred to our service providers such as, Trac Trac, Advantic GmbH and to such governing bodies like World Sailing, Class Associations and DSV. It cannot be ruled out, that your data will be processed outside of the EU. Our service providers and governing bodies have been or will be committed by us, to exclusively use your data for the event and its preparation and post-processing, including ranking lists and global multi event scorecards.
- d) The commercial use of your data is prohibited.
- e) The use of your data is governed by German law, particularly by the German Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz).
Club: Schweriner Yacht-Club e. V.
Franzosenweg 17 b
Phone: +49 385 58 120 16
Opening hours office: Monday to Friday 11:00 – 15:00 hrs.
Website: snyc.de (Club), finn-em2019.snyc.de (Event)