22 mars 2016

THE UPPSALA REGATTA 2016  
  
Notice of Race  
  • The Europe Cup 2016 for 30 m2 Skerry Cruisers (SK30)  
  • The International Swedish Championship 2016 (Skärgårdskryssarepokalen, The Square Metre Trophy) for 22 m2 Skerry Cruisers (A22)  
  • The Swedish Championship 2016 in Sail Canoe, classes A, B, C, D, E, IC  
Long-distance courses for Classic Yachts (ALMA Rule)   
  Date: August 27, 2016  
  Organizer:  Ekolns Segelklubb ESK, Uppsala Kanotförening UKF, Upsala Segel Sällskap USS  
1. Rules  
  
1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and with Appendix T Section B and Section D. Valid parts of Appendix T are included in an attachment.  
1.2 a) For the 22 and 30 m2 Skerry Cruiser Classes, the following rules will apply.  
  Rules for the Europe Cup 2016 for SK30  
  All boats measured according to the Swedish square metre rules 1908 1925 and subsequent revisions are eligible to start.  
All boats measured according to iV-30 are eligible to start.  
The boats must have a valid national measurement certificate.  
Skippers are allowed to sail with boats from any country provided that the boat has a valid measurement certificate.  
The mast must conform to the current Swedish square metre rule (§ 5 – § 5.7).  
The rig measurement must conform to the current Swedish square metre rule (§ 6.6 – § 6.9).  
There is no limitation of the number of sails that may be used for the regatta.  
Type and size of the sails must conform to the rules of the country where the valid measurement certificate has been issued.  
Measuring marks on the mast and boom must be visible and of correct size according to the rules.  
WR-Appendix G 1.1 does not apply to the headsail.  
  
Rules for the International Swedish Championship and Skärgårdskryssarepokalen (The Square Metre Trophy) 2016 for A22  
All boats measured according to the Swedish square metre rule of 1925 and subsequent revisions are eligible to start.  
The boats must have a valid national measurement certificate.  
Skippers are allowed to sail with boats from any country provided that the boat has a valid measurement certificate.  
The mast must conform to the current Swedish square metre rule (§ 5 – § 5.7).  
The rig measurement must conform to the current Swedish square metre rule (§ 6.6 – § 6.9).  
There is no limitation of the number of sails that may be used for the regatta.  
Type and size of the sails must conform to the rules of the country where the valid measurement certificate has been issued.  
Measuring marks on the mast and boom must be visible and of correct size according to the rules.  
WR-Appendix G 1.1 does not apply to the headsail.  
  
  1. For the Sail Canoe Classes, the Sail Canoe Championship Rules of 1999 of the Swedish Canoe Federation (Regler för mästerskapstävlingar i kanotsegling) will apply.  
  1. For the Classic Yachts, the ALMA Rule will apply: almatal.se  
  1. Swedish competitors shall when racing follow the licensing rules for advertising as decided by the Swedish Sailing Federation.  
  1. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.  
  1. Competitors shall when afloat wear personal flotation devices. This rule does not apply to shortterm replacement or adjustment of clothing or personal equipment, or when competitors are in the harbour or under deck. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. This changes RRS 40. A boat that breaks this rule may be warned or penalized at the discretion of the protest committee.  
2. Eligibility requirements  
  
2.1 To be entitled to participate in Riksidrottsförbundet’s championships, each competitor must comply with ISAF Regulation 19.  
2.2 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance.  
2.3 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.  
2.4 For Sailboats: The person on board who is responsible should follow the Swedish Sailing Federation's rules on competition license. This requirement applies from the year a contestant is 13 years old.  
  For Sail Canoes: The sailor should follow the Swedish Canoe Federation's rules on competition license.  
  Contestants from countries other than Sweden are exempt from this requirement.  
3. Entries  
  
3.1 Entry shall be made and paid for not later than July 27, 2016, and registered on line by completing the appropriate form on www.uppsalaregatta.se  or www.uss.nu  or by phone  +46 18 32 46 93  or  +46 18 36 00 28.  
3.2 The entry fees:  
  Europe Cup SK30 1600 SEK  
  Int. Swedish Championship A22/Skärgårdskryssarepokalen 1600 SEK  
  Swedish Championship Sail Canoes, junior sailor (up to 19) 300 SEK  
  Swedish Championship Sail Canoes, senior sailor 400 SEK  
  Classic Yachts (ALMA Rule) 500 SEK  
  
  Late entries will be accepted at an extra charge of 500 SEK.  
  
  The entry fee shall be paid in advance to:  
  
 from Sweden:  Bankgiro  5095-1433  
  
  from other countries:  
  IBAN  SE7580000838169741889670  
  BIC (Swift)  SWEDSESS  
3.3 Those contestants and guests who would like to take part in the regatta dinner are welcome to buy tickets in advance, price 400 SEK/person. The regatta dinner tickets will be handed out at the registration in the race office.  
  Other meals will be ordered and paid for at the regatta.  
4. Registration and measurement checks  
  
4.1 Registrations shall be made at the race office in the clubhouse of Upsala Segel Sällskap, Skarholmsvägen 2, Uppsala, not later than August 4, at 09.00. Phone +46 18 32 06 59.  
4.2 Measurement certificates shall be presented prior to racing, except for the Classic Yachts racing by the Alma Rule.  
4.3 Swedish contestants in Sailboats shall according to 2.4 be able to present a valid competition license from the Swedish Sailing Federation before racing. The same applies to contestants in Sail Canoes and the Swedish Canoe Federation.  
4.3 Random checks regarding safety items or measurement controls will be made during the event.  
  1. Sailing Instructions  
  
5.1 The sailing instructions will be handed out at the registration.  
6. Time schedule  
  
6.1 a) Pre-races programme   
  Saturday, July 30  
 Approach Fleet: An informal approach fleet, for the Classical Yachts as well as for the Skerry Cruisers, will start at the Yacht Harbour of Nynäshamn south of Stockholm on Saturday July 30. For further information, see www.uppsalaregatta.se  or www.sskf.se.  
  Monday, August 1  
 The Approach Fleet reaches Björkö, in the southern part of Lake Mälaren. Here it will be possible to join the Fleet directly from Stockholm.  
  Wednesday, August 3  
  The Approach Fleet reaches the harbour at Skarholmen, Uppsala.  
  b) Race programme (times are preliminary)  
  Tuesday, August 2  
  09.00 Launching, registration, inspection.  
  Wednesday, August 3  
  09.00 Launching, registration, inspection.  
  13.30 Tune-up race  
  17.0017.30 Opening ceremony at Skarholmen.  
 20.00 (the gates open at 17.00) After the regatta opening ceremony, it will be possible to take a short bus ride to the famous Botanical Gardens in front of Uppsala Castle. Here on this night, the world renowned artist Tom Jones will hold his only live concert in Sweden in 2016. Information and tickets to the concert on www.welcomeuppsala.se  
  Thursday, August 4  
  08.0009.00 Registration  
  10.00 First warning signal  
  Friday, August 5  
  10.00 First warning signal  
  Saturday, August 6  
  10.00 First warning signal  
  15.00 Last possible starting time  
  18.00 Regatta dinner. Prizegiving ceremony for the sailboats.  
  Sunday, August 7  
  09.00 First warning signal, only sail canoes  
  11.00 Last possible starting time  
  13.00 Prizegiving ceremony for the sail canoes  
6.2 Number of races  
  30 m2 Skerry Cruisers and 22 m2 Skerry Cruisers: 8 races are scheduled.  
 Sail Canoes: Classes C, D, E: 12 races are scheduled. Classes A, B, IC: 10 races are scheduled.  Classic Yachts: 3 long course races are scheduled.  
7. Racing areas  
  
7.1 The racing areas will be on Ekoln in the northern part of Lake Mälaren, south of Uppsala, and adjacent waters.  
8. The courses  
  
8.1 30 m2 Skerry Cruisers and 22 m2 Skerry Cruisers: A windward-leeward course. Approximate time for a race 90 min. Organizer USS.  
  Sail Canoes: Various courses. Approximate time for a fleet race 30100 min. Organizer UKF.  
 Classic Yachts: Various courses, including one long-courseAround the castles-race (“Slottsrundan”). Organizer ESK.  
9. Scoring  
  
9.1 The low point scoring system of RRS A will apply, modified so that when three or fewer races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.  
9.2 3 races (5 races for the Sail Canoe Classes) are required to be completed to constitute a championship.  
10. Prizes  
  
10.1 Europe Cup for 30 m2 Skerry Cruisers SK30  
 The European Trophy as eternal challenge trophy (if minimum 3 races have been sailed).  Jerker Nilsson Trophy (to the best old wooden yacht)  Prizes for ranking according to number of participants.  
 Skärgårdskryssarepokalen/International Swedish Championship for 22 m2 Skerry Cruisers A22   
  The Skärgårdskryssarepokalen Challenge Trophy, which can be won three times and thereafter shall be re-ranked with a new trophy.  
  Tage Plåt’s Memorial Trophy (to the Champion of the Year, eternal challenge trophy).  
  Debutant Trophy (to the best new helmsman)  
  Trickson Trophy (best 22 m2 after three races, eternal challenge trophy)  
  Torsten Helgesson’s Seaman Prize (to the best deckhand, eternal challenge trophy)  
  Brunelius’ Trophy (the largest win on a single race)  
  Riksidrottsförbundet´s plaque for International Swedish Championship  Prizes for ranking according to number of participants.  
  Swedish Championship for Sail Canoes  
 Riksidrottsförbundet´s plaques according to the contest rules of the Swedish Canoe Federation.  Prizes for ranking according to number of participants.  
  Long-Distance Courses for Classic Yachts  
  Prizes for ranking according to number of participants.  
11. Information  
  
  Website: www.uppsalaregatta.se. E-mail info@uppsalaregatta.se  
  
  Race Officer Uppsala Regatta: Pär-Bertil Eklund.   
  E-mail: kapps@uss.nu. Phone +46 18 36 00 28  
  Race Officer Skerry Cruisers: Kurt Sjöberg  
  E-mail: kapps@uss.nu. Phone +46 70 593 09 04  
  Race Officer Sail Canoes: Fredrik Söderman  
  E-mail: fredrik@starbo.eu. Phone: +46 72 565 96 08  
  Race Officer Classic Yachts, Alma Rule: Ragnar Jalakas  
  E-mail: ragnar.jalakas@live.se. Phone: +46 70 319 08 48  
  Race Office (during the regatta): Upsala Segel Sällskap, Skarholmsvägen 2, Uppsala  
  Phone +46 18 32 06 59  
  Launching: Allan Pettersson  
  E-mail: varv@uss.nu. Phone: +46 18 30 93 18  
  
  
March 19, 2016  
Attachments to the Notice of Race  
  
I. The website www.uppsalaregatta.se  
    
 On the website of the Uppsala Regatta 2016 www.uppsalaregatta.se,  you will find revised information on for instance the approach fleets, the racing areas and the lake Ekoln, the harbours and launching, Skarholmen, car parking, accommodation, hotels and hostels, things to do during the regatta for non-sailing guests etc.  
  
II. APPENDIX T ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION  
  
SECTION B POST-RACE PENALTIES T2 PENALTIES TAKEN AFTER A RACE  
T2.1 After a race, a boat that may have broken a rule of Part 2 or rule 31 while racing may take a Post-Race Penalty for that incident. The penalty shall be a Scoring Penalty, calculated as stated in rule 44.3(c). However, rules 44.1(a) and (b) apply. A boat takes a Post-Race Penalty by informing the race committee in writing and identifying the race number and when and where the incident occurred.  
T2.2 The Post-Race Penalty shall be   
  1. 20%, if taken before the protest time limit, or  
  1. 30%, if taken after the protest time limit but before the beginning of a hearing involving the incident.  
  
SECTION D ARBITRATION  
When Section D applies, a boat may take the applicable Post-Race Penalty in Section B without participating in an arbitration meeting.  
T5 PROTEST ARBITRATION  
T5.1 An arbitration meeting will be held prior to a protest hearing for each incident resulting in a protest by a boat involving a rule of Part 2 or rule 31, but only if each party is represented by a person who was on board at the time of the incident. No witnesses will be permitted. However, if the arbitrator decides that rule 44.1(b) may apply or that arbitration is not appropriate, the meeting will not be held, and if a meeting is in progress, it will be closed.  
T5.2 Based on the evidence given by the representatives, the arbitrator will offer an opinion as to what the protest committee is likely to decide:  
  1. the protest is invalid,  
  1. no boat will be penalized for breaking a rule, or  
  1. one or more boats will be penalized for breaking a rule, identifying the boats and the penalties.  
T5.3 A boat that may have broken a rule may take a Post-Race Penalty as provided in Section B. However, the penalty in rule T2.2(a) is available only until the protest time limit or until the beginning of the arbitration meeting, whichever is earlier. During a meeting, a boat may take a penalty by acknowledging her acceptance of the penalty in writing.  
T5.4 If a boat asks to withdraw her protest, the arbitrator may act on behalf of the protest committee in accordance with rule 63.1 to accept the withdrawal.