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The 2021 Worldchampionship in the Flying Junior class will be held from July 26th to July 31st 2021 in Monnickendam, The Netherlands. The organizing authority is the Holland Regatta Club (HRC) in cooperation with the Nederlandse Flying Junior Organisatie (NFJO) and the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association (RNWA).
(DP) denotes a rule for which the penalty is at the discretion of the Jury.
(NP) denotes that a breach of this rule will not be grounds for a protest by a boat.
(SP) denotes a rule for which a standard penalty may be applied by the race committee without a hearing.
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 (RRS).
1.2 The “Class Rules” for the purpose of defining the rules are the “International FJ Class Rules”.
1.3 Appendix P & T of RRS 2021-2024 will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.5 Every person on board who has its domicile in the Netherlands shall have the required license.
2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located at the building “De Ark” on WV Hemmeland at Monnickendam.
3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day before it will take effect.
4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed at the flagpole near the building De Ark of the WV Hemmeland at Monnickendam.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 60 minutes’ in the race signal AP.
5 SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1 There are 12 races scheduled for the event.
Mon.26 Registration, Measurement of boats
09.00 – 12.00 hrs
13.00 – 17.00 hrs
Tue. 27 Registration, Measurement of boats
Opening Ceremony 18.00 hrs
Race 1 11.00 hrs
Race 2 and 3 a.s.a.p
Race 4 11.00 hrs
Race 5 and 6 a.s.a.p.
Race 7 11.00 hrs
Race 8 and 9 a.s.a.p.
Race 10 11.00 hrs
Race 11 and 12 a.s.a.p.
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5.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race on Wednesday 28 July is 10:55 hrs.
5.4 To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange starting line flag will be displayed with one sound at least five minutes before a warning signal is made.
5.5 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 16:00 hrs.
5.6 The Championship will be valid if at least 6 (six)races will be completed.
5.7 The race committee may decide to change the racing program in accordance with the organizing committee. However, no more than 50% of the total amount of sailed races of the championship may be sailed on the same day.
6 CLASS FLAGS
Class flags will be the IFJO Class Flag.
7 THE COURSES
7.1 The diagrams in Attachment A show the courses, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
7.2 The approximated time for the first to complete one race is 50 minutes.
8.1 Marks 1, 2 and 3 will be orange cylindrical inflatables.
8.2 The starting and finishing marks will be:
Starboard-end Starting Mark: The RC Signal boat with a staff or mast with an
Port-end Starting Mark: A dan buoy with an orange flag
Port-end Finishing Mark: The RC Signal boat with a staff with a blue flag
Starboard Finishing Mark A dan buoy with a blue flag
8.3 A race committee boat signalling a change of a leg of the course is a mark as provided in instruction 12.2.
9 THE START
9.1 Races will be started by using rule 26 RRS with a warning signal made 5 minutes before the starting signal.
9.2 The starting line will be between a staff or mast with an orange flag on the RC-Signal boat at the starboard-end and a dan buoy with an orange flag at the port-end.
9.3 A boat starting later than 10 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes rule A5.1 and A5.2 RRS.
10 CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
10.1 To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will move the original mark (or the finishing line) to a new position.
10.2 Except at a gate, boats shall pass between the race committee boat signalling the change of the next leg and the nearby mark, leaving the mark to port and the race committee boat to starboard. This changes rule 28.1 RRS.
11 THE FINISH
11.1 The finishing line will be between a staff with a blue flag on the RC Signal boat at the port-end and a dan buoy with a blue flag at the starboard-end.
12 PENALTY SYSTEM
12.1 Appendix P will apply. Rule P2.3 will not apply and rule P2.2 is changed so that it will apply to any penalty after the first one.
13 TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
13.1 Boats failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A5.1 and A5.2 RRS.
16 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
16.1 Protest forms are available at the race office, located at building “De Ark”. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
16.2 For each class, the protest time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later. Participants are requested to inform the race committee as soon as possible they will protest after finishing any race.
16.3 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the protest room, located at De Ark, beginning at the time posted.
16.4 Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b) RRS.
16.5 A list of boats penalized by the jury under appendix P will be posted.
16.6 Breaches of instructions marked with (DP) will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a) RRS. Penalties for these breaches may be less than disqualification if the jury so decides.
16.7 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered
(a) within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day;
(b) no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day.
This changes rule 66 RRS.
16.8 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2 RRS.
16.9 A request for a decision in writing has to be delivered within one hour after the decision is given verbally. This changes rule 66.2 RRS.
16.10 A request for correction of an error in the published results has to be delivered within the protest time limit of the last scheduled day of racing or within 60 minutes after posting of the results if this is later. When the request is not granted, the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the boat is informed that the request is not granted. This changes rule 62.2 RRS.
17.1 The low point system of Appendix A will apply.
17.2 Six races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
17.3 (a) When fewer than six races have been completed, a boat’s series
score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When from seven to eight races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When from nine to twelve races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
18 (NP) (DP) SAFETY REGULATIONS
18.1 A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.
18.2 If any of the race signals “AP over A” or “AP over H” or “N over H” is made on a RC boat, all boats shall return to the harbour immediately.
18.3 While afloat it is strongly recommended to wear adequate personal buoyancy under all circumstances. When flag Y is displayed participant are required to wear personal buoyancy.
19 (DP) REPLACEMENT OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT
19.1 Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the protest committee.
19.2 Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless authorized by the Technical Committee. Requests for substitutions shall be made tot the Technical Committee at the first reasonable opportunity.
20 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, a boat can be instructed by a race committee equipment inspector or measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.
21 OFFICIAL BOATS
Official boats will fly a white flag with RC.
Jury boats will fly a yellow flag with Jury or J.
Rescue boats will fly a white flag with Rescue or R.
23 (NP) (DP) SUPPORT BOATS
23.1 Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.
24 (NP) TRASH DISPOSAL
Trash may be placed aboard support and race committee boats.
Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the boat park.
27 (NP) (DP) RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones. VHF will only be used for safety communication.
The overall winner will be awarded the title “International FJ World Champion 2021” and will win the International FJ World Championship trophy.
Prizes will be awarded to at least the Skipper and Crew of the overall top three boats.
29 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.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of € 1.500.000 per incident or the equivalent.
31 RIGHTS TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
By participating in this event, competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and the event sponsors the right, in perpetuity, to make, use, and show, at their discretion, any photography, audio and video recordings, and other reproductions of them made at the venue or on the water from the time of their arrival at the venue, until their final departure, without compensation.
Race Officer: Peter Mazereeuw
Chairman International Jury: Henk Plaatje
The marks have to be rounded in the following order: