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ORC International World Championship preliminary Notice of Race August 2nd - 9th 2014 Kiel, Germany



ORC International World Championship Preliminary Notice of Race August 2nd - 9th 2014 Kiel, Germany

Rules The ORC Offshore Sailing World Championship 2014 is organized by the Kieler Yacht-Club (KYC) under the authorities of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Hosting Club: Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. Hindenburgufer 70, 24105 Kiel Race Venue: Olympic Center Kiel-Schilksee 24159 Kiel-Schilksee



In all sections the following abbreviations apply: [NP] Rules that are not grounds for protest by a boat [DP] Rules for which the penalties are at the discretion of the International Jury

1. Rules 1.1. 1.2.

1.3. 1.4.

1.5. 1.6.


The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Additional rules that apply • ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Category 3, without life-raft • ORC Championship Rule • ORC Rating Systems Rule • IMS Rule No national authority prescriptions will apply. VHF radios are mandatory for all races. A marine VHF transceiver (if handheld, it shall be watertight or with a waterproof cover) shall be carried, function properly and be readily accessible all times. [DP] The official language of the event will be English. All support boats shall be registered with the Organizing Authority and are required to comply with local legislation and event support boat regulations. [DP] The Sailing Instructions will change RRS 55 (Trash Disposal) by adding the following sentence to the


rule: ‚However, discarding elastic or wool bands when setting a sail is permitted.’ [DP] A boat will be penalised, if her support boat is not registered and/or her support boat is found to break a rule of the support boat regulation or Sailing Instructions. [DP] Crews may include a media representative, approved by the Organizing Authority, for gathering still or video images aboard a boat while racing, and who will not be counted with the crew maximum weight limit. This extra person does not have to be on board for all races during the event, but while on board shall not have an active contribution towards performance other than hiking. This modifies rules pertaining to crew weight limits, especially Notice of Race 1.10. Crew weight will be checked by the Race Committee before the first race and will give everybody the chance to re-weight before the first race. The Organizing Committee recommends to the owners to put tolerances on their crew-weight to avoid disappointments. The Race Committee will avoid weight checks on a running event, but if there is a protest the crew will be weighted right after racing only once and will be disqualified (no tolerances, no second try etc.) if the crew weight is over the limit.

2. Advertising [DP] 2.1.


ISAF Advertising Code will apply. Competitors and boats advertising will be without restriction. Competitors are requested to respect the brand exclusivity of the Official Sponsors of this event. Boats may be required to display bow numbers and advertising chosen and supplied by the Organizing Authority.



Competitors aboard the boats ranked first, second and third in the series at the beginning of each day, shall wear yellow, blue and red bibs respectively while racing. The bibs will be provided by the Organizing Authority.

3. Eligibility [NP] The regatta is open to all boats with valid ORC International certificate with GPH over 420.0 and under 770.0 (‘band of limited boats’) complying with ORC Championship Rule. The organizing body reserves the right to adjust the GPH limitation after the publication of the 2014 version of the ORCi-Rule with the intention to keep the same boats in the eligibility. The organizing body banks on the development to a new rule allowing three (3) divisions of world champions. For the case that there are only two (2) world champions allowed the organization reserves the right to downsize the band of limited boats. The plan is to offer an ‘Open World Week’ for boats falling out of the new band of limited boats. Competitors shall comply with ISAF Eligibility Code. To be eligible to compete a competitor shall be a member of his/her Member National Authority or one of its affiliated organizations and be registered as an ‘ISAF Sailor’ on the ISAF Website.

4. Entry and Fees 4.1.

No later than July 28th 2014, a yacht shall enter the regatta by one of the means below and pay the appropriate Entry Fees. • Internet (preferred): Online-entries via Internet ( are preferred. The official entry form must be used and filled in completely. The Orga-


Registration nizing Authority shall be authorized to collect the Entry Fee electronically. • Fax: Faxed entries will be only accepted on the official entry form. The Organizing Authority shall be authorized to collect the Entry Fee electronically. No other forms will be accepted. A copy of the valid ORCi-rating certificate shall be sent to the Kieler Yacht-Club arriving not later than July 28th 2014. Late entries may be accepted after that date at increased Entry Fee. Such entries require acceptance by the Organizing Authority. An exact ‚measurement inspection time‘ for the 2nd and/or August 3th has to be declared bindingly. The


Organizing Authority will contact each boat after the entry. The ‚Certificate issue date‘ can be extended only, if the Organizing Committee is informed before July 28th 2014 and it is approved by the International Measurer. The non-refundable Entry Fee is determined by the date of entry and Entry Fee receipt as follows. The Entry Fee consists of a fee per boat and additionally a fee of 50.00 € per person on board. The Entry Fee has to be paid via the entry form online and includes food during the Opening Ceremony and Mid-Week Party for each crew member


on board. Additional tickets for companions and shore crew are available during the entry system. Boat Fees: from

Feb. 1


Jul. 1st 4.3.

LOA < 12m

LOA ≥ 12m


Jan. 31

500 €

600 €


Jun. 30

700 €

800 €

Jul. 28th

1.400 €

1.600 €


The organizer is not responsible for any costs incurred by the non-acceptance of a boat’s registration.

ORC International World Championship Preliminary Notice of Race August 2nd - 9th 2014 Kiel, Germany

Schedule 5.3.




5.â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Registration 5.1.


Each Person in Charge must personally register in the Race Office located in the Race Village at Kiel-Schilksee between 10.00 hrs on August 2nd and 18.00 hrs on August 3rd. [DP] The following documents shall be presented at least at registration. To avoid waiting time during the registration boats can send the documents in advanced to the Kieler Yacht-Club [DP]: a) Valid ORC certificate, issued before July 29th 2014 b) Crew list with name, surname, ISAF ID and weight for each crew member c) Contact phone number both on board and ashore, including the name of a contact person ashore d) Sail inventory form e) Liability acceptance form, duly filled out and signed This changes RRS 78.2.

Wednesday August 6th 07.30 hrs Helmsmen briefing 10.00 hrs First warning signal, inshore races Evening Mid-Week Sailors Party All in White (incl. food for all participants)

No changes shall be made on ORC International certificates after July 28th 2014 unless prescribed by the Race Committee. Measurement protests based on facts that could have been known before the first race of the event shall be accepted up to two hours before the first race of the event. Crew lists may be amended up to 18.00 hrs on August 3rd 2014 by filling a new form showing the changes. After this time, changes in crew may be made only with the written permission of the Race Committee. Protests by boats regarding ISAF Sailors Classification Code shall be accepted up to 10.00 hrs on August 4th 2014.

Thursday August 7th 07.30 hrs Helmsman briefing 10.00 hrs First warning signal offshore race Friday August 8th 07.30 hrs Helmsmen briefing 10.00 hrs First warning signal, inshore races

6.â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Schedule 6.1.

Saturday August 9th 07.30 hrs Helmsmen briefing 10.00 hrs First warning signal, inshore races Evening Prize giving and closing ceremony

Saturday August 2nd Registration and measurement Sunday August 3rd Registration and measurement 19.00 hrs Opening ceremony with Opening Sailors party (incl. food for all participants) Monday August 4th 07.30 hrs Helmsmen briefing 10.00 hrs First warning signal, inshore races Tuesday August 5th 07.30 hrs Helmsman briefing 10.00 hrs First warning signal offshore race





The offshore races will be two similar races of scheduled but not necessary sailed 10 to 14 hours with a scoring coefficient of 1.0. each. [NP] The races may be re-scheduled when required by weather conditions. Inshore races shall be of approximately 1 to 2 hours duration, and shall have a scoring coefficient of 1.0. [NP] Nine races are scheduled including two offshore races and seven inshore races. Inshore races will be windward/leeward courses. These courses may have offset marks, gates, inner and outer loops, finishes to windward or to leeward. [NP]


Measurement 6.5.

The championship is valid if at least 4 inshore races and 1 offshore race or at least 3 inshore races and 2 offshore races are completed. One discard will be allowed if 7 races are completed. The discard may be any inshore race, or one offshore race, if two offshore races are completed.

9.2. 9.3.

7. Measurement 7.1.


Each boat shall be available for the measurement inspection from 10.00 hrs on Saturday August 2nd until 18.00 hrs on Sunday August 3rd. Measurement and rules compliance inspections will be carried out throughout the championship before or after each race with emphasis on boats well placed in the scoring. The inspection will also include freeboards whenever possible. The Equipment Inspectors and Event Measurers are appointed by the Race Committee to conduct their duties on behalf of the Race Committee. Therefore the Equipment Inspectors and Event Measurers are members of the Race Committee and are able to protest a boat directly (this changes rules 78.3 and 60.2).

8. Sailing Instructions Sailing Instructions will be available for each entrant after completion of the registration formalities.

9. Scoring [NP] 9.1.

GPH limit to divide the fleet into two or three divisions will be decided based on entries received latest by 1st May 2014.This will be posted online at the event’s organizers website.


Scoring will be determined by corrected times calculated by Performance Curve Scoring. Offshore race results will be determined by corrected times calculated by ’Ocean for PCS’. However, depending on weather conditions the Race Committee may decide to use ‘Constructed Courses’ instead. The decision on the scoring method and the scoring parameters used will be at the sole discretion of the Race Committee and shall not be cause for redress. Inshore race results will be determined by corrected times calculated by using ‘Constructed Courses’. The scoring parameters used by the Race Committee shall not be cause for redress.

10.  International Jury An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with RRS 91(b). Its decision will be final as provided in RSS 70.5.DA.

11.  Nautical charts The following nautical charts will be used: See: ( Charts / Baltic Sea / ‘NV. Serie 1, Rund Fünen - Kieler Bucht’.

12.  Moorings, haul-out restrictions, diving equipment [DP] The Organizer will provide moorings free of charge for all boats entering the event during August 2nd until August 10th 2014 in the declared area of Kiel-Schilksee harbour. Boats shall be kept in their assigned places. Boats shall not be hauled out between August 2nd (including) and the end of the


ORC International World Championship Preliminary Notice of Race August 2nd - 9th 2014 Kiel, Germany

Media Rights regatta except with prior written permission from the Race Committee. Under water breathing apparatus or their equivalent shall not be used around keel boats between August 2nd (including) and the end of the regatta.

13.â&#x20AC;&#x2C6; Media rights, cameras and electronic equipment [DP] By participating in the event competitors automatically grant to the Organizing Authority, their sponsors and ORC the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of the athlete during the period of the competition without compensation. Boats may be required to carry cameras, sound equipment or positioning equipment as specified and provided by the Organizing Authority. The top three competitors as well as the individual race winners may be required to attend a media press conference each day. Competitors may be required for interviews at the regatta.

14.â&#x20AC;&#x2C6; Communication [DP] Except in an emergency or when communicating with the Race Committee, a boat while racing, shall not transmit or receive communication of any information not publicly available to all boats participating, this includes text messages or cellular phone calls.




ORC International World Championship Preliminary Notice of Race August 2nd - 9th 2014 Kiel, Germany

Trophies & Prizes 15.  Trophies and Prizes Trophies will be awarded in each class to: • The lowest-scoring three boats • The lowest-scoring boat in Corinthian division • The Organizer may also give additional prizes.

16.  Corinthian Division and Trophy For the Corinthian Division and Trophy the ISAF Sailor Classification Code, Regulation 22 shall apply and all crew shall hold a valid Group 1 classification. Unclassified sailors will be deemed to be Group 3. A boat entered in the Corinthian Division shall also be entered automatically in the Open Division and shall be eligible for prizes and trophies in both divisions. Details of the ISAF Sailor Classification Code and information on how to apply can be found on the ISAF website: Valid Corinthian entries shall be sent to the Kieler Yacht-Club arriving not later than Monday July 28th 2014. Each entry shall include a complete crew list and show the classification and ISAF Sailor ID for each crew member. All crew members shall hold valid classifications prior to this date that do not expire until after the final day of the regatta. Late entries and incomplete entries cannot be considered for this division. Should a boat whose Corinthian entry has been checked and accepted need to change a crew member between the closing date of the entry and the start of the regatta, the name of the new crew member with their valid ISAF Sailor ID must be submitted to the Organizing Authority for their approval [and for the approval of the International Jury]. All crew lists will be posted on the Official

Notice Board or website as soon as possible after the Registration deadline. A representative of the ISAF Sailor Classification Commission will be present during registration and will carry out spot checks. Competitors shall attend interviews with the Commission when requested to do so. Competitors are reminded that the Commission has the power to change a classification at the event with no prior notice. Any changes are effective immediately.

17.  Limitation of Liability, Cognovits Clause The responsibility for the decision to participate in a race or to continue with it is solely with the skipper; to that extent the skipper also accepts full responsibility for the crew. The skipper is responsible for the qualification and the correct nautical conduct of the crew as well as for the suitability and the transport-safe condition of the registered boat. In cases of Force Majeure or on grounds of administrative orders or for safety reasons, the organizer is entitled to make changes in the realization of the event or to cancel the event. This does not constitute any liability by the organizer towards the participant, if the reasons for the changes or the cancellation do not result from a willful or grossly negligent behavior of the organizer. In case of a violation of obligations that do not constitute primary or material contractual duties (cardinal obligations), the liability of the organizer for financial and property damages incurred by the participant during or in connection with the participation in the event and resulting from a conduct of the organizer, its representatives, servants or agents, is restricted to damages that were caused wilfully or grossly


negligent. When a violation of cardinal obligations occurs due to minor negligence, the liability of the organizer is limited to foreseeable, typical damages. To the extent that the liability for damages of the organizer is excluded or restricted, the participant also relieves the staff - employees and representatives, agents, servants, sponsors and individuals who provide or drive salvage, safety or rescue vessels or assist with their use - from the individual liability for damages, as well as also all other individuals who were instructed to act in connection with the realization of the event. The effective racing rules of the ISAF, the administrative regulations regatta-sailing, the class rules as well as the regulations of the invitation to the competition and the sailing instructions are to be complied with and are expressly recognized. The German law shall prevail.

18.  Insurance Each participating boat shall be insured with valid (and for the racing area suitable) third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 3,000,000 € per event or the equivalent.


Additional INformation 19.  Further information For further information please contact the Organizing Authority: Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. Hindenburgufer 70, 24105 Kiel, Germany Phone: +49 431 8 50 23, Fax: +49 431 8 39 39 E-mail: Web: or Facebook: ORCworlds2014 Class and private parties during the event in the harbour area must have the permission of the Organizing Authority. Applications shall be made prior to the event.

Additional Information (not part of the Notice of Race) 1.

Social Events Sun. August 3rd Opening Ceremony with Opening Sailors Party Wed. August 6th Mid-Week Sailors Party (All in White!) Sat. August 9th Price-Giving and Closing Ceremony All sailors attending to the Mid-Week Party are pleased to wear white clothes only (shirt, trousers, shoes, …) The Entry Fee includes entry for all three events and food for the Opening Sailors Party and the MidWeek Sailors Party. Additional tickets are available via the entry system.


Accommodation You may book accommodation on your own at: Tourist-Information Kiel

Andreas-Gayk-Str. 31, 24103 Kiel Phone: +49 431 679 100, Fax: +49 431 67 910 99 E-mail: web: or Tourist Information Strande Strandstrasse 12, 24229 Strande Phone: +49 43 49 2 90, Fax: +49 4349 90 99 74 E-mail: web: Camping A camping site for tents and caravans is available north of the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center. A reservation in advance is not possible and not necessary! Contact: Witt-Wohnmobile, Mr K. Witt E-mail: Fees for tents: Small, for one person 4.50 € per night Medium, more than 2 person 11.00 € per night Big, more than 5 person 17.00 € per night Marquees on request Fees for awnings: VW bus 7.00 € per night Fees for mobilehomes: VW bus 8.50 € per day Caravan (length incl. towing bar) 2.00 €/m per night Mobile home 2.00 €/m per night Car (only used for sleeping) 7.00 € per night Fee for electric power: 5.00 € per night


Dates overview Entry Early Entry Fee Entry Fee Late Entry Fee Entry Deadline

- Jan. 1st Feb. 01st 2014 - Jun. 30th Jul. 01st 2014 - Jul. 28th Jul. 28th

Registration & Measurement Races Inshore Offshore Inshore Offshore Inshore Inshore Price-Giving-Ceremony

Aug. 2nd/3rd

Mon. Aug. 4th Tue. Aug. 5th Wed. Aug. 6th Thu. Aug. 7th Fri. Aug. 8th Sat. Aug. 9th Sat. Aug. 9th

ORC International World Championship Preliminary Notice of Race August 2nd - 9th 2014 Kiel, Germany

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