Organiser: Royal Swedish Yacht Club, KSSS
Venue: Saltsjöbaden-Stockholm, Sweden
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 No national authority prescriptions will apply.
1.3 Appendix P will apply.
1.4 RRS 40 is changed so that it applies at all times while racing, without the need for display of the Y flag. This changes RRS 40.
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
2.1 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 (a) The regatta is open to boats of the Zoom 8 class.
(b) All competitors shall be under the age of 20 on 31 December 2012.
Female competitors shall enter the Girl’s World Championship and
male competitors shall enter the Boy’s World Championship.
(c) All competitors shall be member of a National Zoom 8 Class Association.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the online entry form at www.ksss.sw. In addition, the required fee shall be paid in SEK by completing the online entry form at www.ksss.se. Both entry from and entry fee shall be received by 22-07-2012.
3.3 Late entries will be accepted before the end of registration and are subject of an additional fee.
3.4 Athletes under 18 years of age shall present a signed and completed parent (or guardian) consent and declaration form at registration. The forms are available for download here, and shall be submitted at registration.
4.1 The entry fee is EUR 180.00 (SEK 1 650). In case of late entry, there will be charged an additional fee of EUR 50.00 (SEK 460) on top of the entry fee.
5. QUALIFYING SERIES AND FINAL SERIES
5.1 If a championship has more than 80 entries, the regatta might consist of a qualifying series and a final series. If a championship has 80 or fewer entries, the regatta shall be a single set of series.
6.1 Registration: 30 July, from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. 31 July, from 09.00 to 20.00 hrs.
6.2 Measurement and Inspection: 30 July, från 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. 31 July, from 09.00 to 20.00 hrs.
6.3 A practice race is scheduled for 31 July.
6.4 Dates of racing are from 1 August until 5 August. 5th August will be a spare day and will only be used to constitute a championship in case of less then four (4) races have been fulfilled.
6.5 Number of races:
Class - Number - Races per day
Boy’s - 12 - 3
Girl’s - 12 - 3
An additional race per day may be sailed, if the weather forecast predicts that three races the next day will be unlikely or when the event is behind schedule.
6.6 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the practice race is 15.00 hrs. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 11.00 hrs.
6.7 On the last day of the regatta there no warning signal will be made after 15.00 hrs.
7.1 Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate. In addition, each boat shall comply with the measurement checks as conducted by the measurement committee. Details will be provided at registration.
7.2 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.
8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
8.1 The sailing instructions will be available after 10.00 hrs on 30 July at the Registration desk.
9.1 Attachment A shows the location of the regatta harbour.
9.2 Attachment B shows the location of the racing area.
10. THE COURSES
10.1 The courses to be sailed are trapezoid courses.
10.2 The intended target time for each race will be 50 minutes.
11. PENALTY SYSTEM
11.1 Appendix P will apply as changed by instruction 11.2.
11.2 Rule P2.3 will not apply and rule P2.2 is changed so that it will apply to any penalty after the first one.
11.3 An International Jury in accordance with Appendix N will be appointed. Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.
12.1 4 races (for each fleet, if a Qualifying and a Final series will be organised) are required to be completed to constitute a series.
12.2 (a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When from 5 to 9 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When from 10 to 12 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
13. SUPPORT BOATS
13.1 All support boats shall be registered with the Organising Committee prior to the first scheduled race and will be required to comply with local legislation and the rules established by the Organising Committee. More information at the Race Office
13.2 Support boats shall be marked with a National flag or a white flag with the three letter national code of the countries it supports, at all times while in the water. No other flags shall be displayed by support boats.
14.1 Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the boat park.
15. RADIO COMMUNICATION
15.1 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.
16.1 Prizes will be given as follows:
The overall winner of the Boy’s and the Girl’s Championship will be awarded the title “2012 Zoom 8 Boy’s World Champion” and “2012 Zoom 8 Girl’s Worlds Champion”, respectively.
Prizes will be awarded to the first six places in each championship.
17. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
17.1 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.
18.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of EUR 500.000 per event or the equivalent.
19.1 All those teams of the Zoom 8 World Championship wishing to come and train at KSSS in Saltsjöbaden before the regatta must contact the yacht club by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
20. FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact.
KSSS Racing Manager: Anna Klange, email@example.com
KSSS Office: +46 8 556 166 80
Race Officer: Håkan Andersson
Chairman of the Jury: Bo Samuelsson