Dear Sailors and Coaches,

The SI and Attachment no. 1 with the racing areas and the course to sail are available.

Finn Masters Euro Cup SI 2017

Finn Masters Attachment 1

Finn Masters Euro Cup 



Sailing Instructions

The notation ‘[DP]’ in a rule in the SI means that the penalty for a breach of that rule may, at the discretion of the protest committee, be less than disqualification

  1. Rules
    • The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020.
    • No national prescriptions will apply.
    • Appendix “P” will apply.
  2. Notices to competitors

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located downstairs in the office building and on the facebook page of the event. ( )

  1. Changes to Sailing Instructions

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0800 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2100 on the day before it will take effect.

  1. Signals made ashore
    • Signals made ashore will be displayed at the flag pole near the launching area.
    • Flag “D” with one sound means ‘The warning signal will be made not less than 60 minutes after flag ‘D’ is displayed. Boats are requested not to leave the harbour until this signal is made.
    • Numeral pennant ‘1’ with flag ‘D’ means racing will take place on the (eastern) racing area 1.
    • Numeral pennant ‘2’ with flag ‘D’ means racing will take place on the (western) racing area 2.
  2. Schedule of races
    • The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day will be posted until 21.00 on the previous day.
    • No more than 3 races can be sailed in one day.
    • 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.
    • On the last scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after 16.00.
  3. Class flag

The class flag will be a Finn class insignia on white background.

  1. Racing areas

Attachment 1 shows the location of racing areas.

  1. The courses
    • The diagram in Attachment 1 shows the course, the order in which marks are to be passed and the side on which each mark is to be left.
    • No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal vessel will display the approximate compass bearing of the first leg.
  2. Marks
    • Marks 1,2,3 and 4 will be orange pyramid shaped inflatable bouys.
    • New marks as provided in SI 11.1 will be yellow cylindrical inflatable bouys.
    • The starting marks will be RC vessels on both ends of the starting line.
    • The finishing marks will be RC vessels on the port end of the finish line and a buoy with a blue-white striped flag on the starboard end.
  3. The start

The starting line will be between masts displaying orange flags on the starting marks.

  1. Change of the next leg of the course

To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.

  1. The finish

The finishing line will be between a mast displaying a blue flag on the finishing mark at the starboard end and the course side of the port-end finishing mark.

  1. Time limit and target time
    • 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 RRS 35, A4 and A5.
    • The target time for each race is 60 minutes
  2. Protests and requests for redress
    • Protest forms are available at the race office (located in the marina, upstairs in the office building).
    • Protest time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat finished the last race of the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.
    • Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearing in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the protest room, located at the pedestrian entrance of the marina on the right, beginning at the time posted.
    • Notices of protest by the race committee or the protest committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).
    • A list of boats that have been penalized for breaking RRS 42 will be posted.
    • On the last 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 RRS 62.2.
  3. Scoring
    • 3 races are required to constitute a series.
    • When fewer than five (5) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
    • When from five (5) to nine (9) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
    • When ten (10) races have been completed, a boat’ series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
  4. Safety regulations

A boat that doesn’t sail a race or retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

  1. Replacement of equipment

Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless authorized by the race committee. Requests for substitution shall be made to the committee at the first reasonable opportunity.

  1. Event advertising

Boats shall display event advertising supplied by the organizing authority. The stickers have to be applied on each side of the hull no further than 10 cm from the edge of the bow with the bow numbers in front on each side. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies. [DP]

  1. Official boats
    • Official boats will be marked with ‘RC’ flags.
    • Jury boats will be marked with ‘Jury’ or ‘J’ flags.
  2. Support boats

Team leaders, coaches and other support persons shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal until all boats have finished or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment. [DP]

  1. Trash disposal

Trash may be placed aboard support or official boats.

  1. 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.

Attachment 1

Mark Rounding order: Start – 1 – 2 – 3/4 (Gate) – 1 – 2 – 4 – Finish

Fair wind!