FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Gotland Runt

Entry

Q: Can I change boat after I filed my entry to KSSS?
A: Yes, until the latest date for entry in the NoR it is possible to change boat. You must notify the KSSS Race Office at [email protected]

Q: We have decided not to compete this year,but has already filed an entry. How shall we cancel our entry? Will we get some of the entry fee back?

A: Cancel your entry by e-mail to re[email protected] If your entry is annulled before 15 June 2021, entry fee will be refunded after deduction of an administrative fee of 1,200 SEK.

Q: We will enter as an ORCi boat. What do we have to do to also be part of the overall result in SRS for Gotland Runt?

A: In the Notice of Race there is instructions on how to apply for a Swedish Rating System certificate (SRS) that you need for the overall scoring. You will be double scored in SRS for the overall result for Gotland Runt and be scored in ORC for the ORCi class.

Registration and inspections

Q: I have one important question about registration. Is it necessary that the entire crew will be on Registration or it's enough to present copies of the passports?

A: No, registration will be done digital and open in the beginning of June at the Official Notice Board at www.gotlandrunt.se . Registration will close July 3rd at 15.00 hrs. Verification of rating certificate shall be done by one person in the Race Office not later than July 3rd 15.00 hrs. The Race Office will open July 1st at 12.00 hrs.

Q: Will there be Safety Inspection of the boats in the harbour in Stockholm?

A: Starting in 2021, KSSS will apply an updated format for safety inspection. The boat, crew, and the person in charge shall perform self-control of the safety equipment. A boat shall then ensure that the Organizing Authority receives an Audited Gotland Runt Offshore Special

Regulations Equipment Inspection Form Category 3.

Q: What if I need advice and guidance regarding the safety requirements in OSR Category 3.

A: The Safety Officer will organize a helpdesk in the Race Office, open for competitors. A boat requiring support with an equipment inspection in the harbour in Stockholm should make a booking at the Race Office.

Q: What type of Measurement Control will apply in Stockholm?

A: A random number of boats will be selected for control of compliance with her rating certificate.

Rating certificate

Q: We have an ORCi boat and will compete in Gotland Runt this year. As we come from X-land, we have no idea about the Swedish Rating System/certificate. How do we get a certificate for our X-37? Can it be derived from the ORCi certificate?

A: Foreign boats applies for SRS certificate (free of charge) from the Swedish Sailing Federation. The data in the ORCi certificate will be used also in the SRS certificate.

Q: I have ordered a new mainsail and hope it will arrive before the regatta. In my entry I have used my current, valid rating certificate. Can I change to an adjusted rating certificate after the new sail has arrived and is included in the adjusted rating certificate?

A: A rating certificate may not be changed after June 15th 2021 except as a result of a rating protest or to correct adjusted data from the Swedish Sailing Federation's rating office.

Shorthanded

Q: The Offshore Special Regulations (OSR 2020-2021) states in OSR 6.01.3 that in cat. 3 when there are only two crewmembers, at least one shall have undertaken training within the five years before the start of the race in OSR 6.02 Training Topics. Is this training required in Gotland Runt double-hand class this year?

A: Yes. Gotland Runt will apply this requirement from 2021.

Q: Due to the Covid-19 situation, I will not be able to undergo training and practice required in the OSR 6.02. Will there be any exemptions 2021?

A: The Covid-19 affect us all. In this context, KSSS will adapt and apply any decisions made by the Swedish Sailing Federation concerning OSR 6.02 Training.

New harbour - Junibacken at Royal Djurgården, Stockholm

Q: Then is the latest possible time for mooring in the new harbour at Junibacken?

A: You must be moored no later than Friday July 2nd, at 16:00.

Q: There can I find information regarding were to moor in the harbour?

A: At your arrival, the harbour master (in a RIB) will guide to one of the five floating jetties. There will also be additional information at www.gotlandrunt.se.

Q: Can I moor my 9-meter tender at the jetties in the harbour at Junibacken?

A: Unfortunately, we can´t allow any tender boats at Junibacken. We suggest you use one of the neighboring guest harbours in Stockhom City, for example Stockholm Guest Harbour Wasahamnen.

Q: What made KSSS change the location for the Stockholm harbour area?

A: The temporary harbour at Skeppsholmen was annually established only for to host the Gotland Runt event and we used a lot of resources to make that happened. The new harbour area at Junibacken/Royal Djurgården will be based on a permanent marina and guest harbour. By doing this, KSSS and our partners will reduce our impact on the environment and make more effective use of our common resources.

Luggage storage and transportation

Q: We will sail some 500 sea miles to the start line from home and therefore had to have lots of extra everything (sails, tools, clothes, cooking utensils etc) which are needed for delivery of the boat, but making racing a little bit more difficult. Can KSSS transport our extra gears from Stockholm to Sandhamn?

A: When approaching the regatta, you can make a pit stop in Sandhamn and store all your extra equipment and gear during the race. Each boat may send a maximum of 4 bags. Boats bigger than 50 feet may send 5 bag in a container transferring bags from Stockholm to Sandhamn.

Q: Can I send additional gear in the KSSS container to Sandhamn?

A: No, the container is mainly for the sailors’ bags/equipment. The transportation service is not suitable for transportation of fenders, cases of liquids/ beverages, sails or other bulky equipment.

Q: Then can I hand in my bags for the transport to Sandhamn?

A: Information on time and place for handling of the bags will be posted at www.gotlandrunt.se. The information will be availble from the time of the opening of the harbour at Skeppsholmen.

Luggage storage and transportation

Q: We will sail some 500 sea miles to the start line from home and therefore had to have lots of extra everything (sails, tools, clothes, cooking utensils etc) which are needed for delivery of the boat, but making racing a little bit more difficult. Can KSSS transport our extra gears from Stockholm to Sandhamn?
A: When approaching the regatta, you can make a pit stop in Sandhamn and store all your extra equipment and gear during the race. Each boat may send a maximum of 4 bags. Boats bigger than 50 feet may send 5 bag in a container transferring bags from Stockholm to Sandhamn.

Q: Can I send additional gear in the KSSS container to Sandhamn?
A: No, the container is mainly for the sailors bags/equipment. The transportation service is not suitable for transportation of fenders, cases of liquids/ beverages, sails or other bulky equipment.

Q: Then can I hand in my bags for the transport to Sandhamn?
A: Information on time and place for handling of the bags will be posted at www.gotlandrunt.se. The information will be availble from the time of the opening of the harbour at Skeppsholmen.

Position of the harbour in Stockholm

Q: Is the harbour at Junibacken/Djurgården close to Stockholm City?

A: Yes, directly in the middle of town. There are local busses and tram from the harbour to all over the city.

Outside help

Q: Does the changed RRS 41 (c) allow use of grib files on a subscription or by payment of a fee?

A: A boat may receive help from an outside source in the form of information which is available to all boats, which shall include navigational, weather, tide or current information from any source which is available to all boats whether or not by payment of a fee or subscription, but shall not include any information gathered or the subject of interpretation by, or any advice received from, any human being not on board the boat and which is specific to the boat and her situation.

Q: Does the changed RRS 41 (c) allow use of information from a cloud service?

A: The Race Committee consider data processing and storage done in the cloud (software as a service) to be equivalent to local processing if local solutions are readily available (i.e. weather routing done in the cloud by services such as Squid or Predict Wind are equivalent to weather routing done locally in Expedition or Seapilot and therefore allowed).

AIS (Automatic Identification System)

Q: Our boat does not have an AIS. Can we apply for an exemption? Is there AIS for rent at KSSS?

A: All boats shall be equipped with AIS and have it in active mode (transmitting and receiving) when racing and no exemptions will be approved. KSSS have no AIS for rent. You must contact an AIS dealer.

Q: We will enter the Swedish Championship for Two Persons Mixed Offshore class. Do we also compete in the Gotland Runt?

A: Yes, the entry for the championship also qualifies as entry to the Gotland Runt (no additional fee).