The AXA J80 Winter League will be held in the waters of the Bay of Baiona on January 26, February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23 and April 6, 2019, being organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates.
The regatta will be governed by:
to. The rules as defined in the WS Racing Rules of Sailing 2017–2020 (RRV).
b. J80 class monodesign regulations and their special adaptations of the J80 Galicia Fleet[NP][DP] .
c. Announcement and Instructions of Regatta.
d. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[NP] It will not be a reason for protests between ships. This modifies Rule 60.1(a) RRS.
and. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[DP] indicates that your penalty may be lighter than disqualification if the protest committee so decides. The abbreviation for the discretionary penalty imposed pursuant to this instruction shall be[DPI] .
F. The penalty for infractions of the IR indicated as[SP] they will be fixed, without hearing and imposed by the Race Committee, in the most recently completed race, applied as indicated in Rule 44.3 RRS (modifies Rules 63.1 and A5 of the RRS).
2. ADVERTISING [NP] [DP]
2.1. Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of WS Regulation 20.
2.2. The Organization may require the participants to display the sponsor’s publicity in the form that is convenient and that will be provided to them before the regatta, not being able to manipulate or modify said material under any circumstances.
3. PARTICIPATION [NP] [DP]
3.1. Boats of the J80 class that comply with the regulations of point 1 and all the requirements demanded in point 4 of this AR may participate. As long as each and every one of them is not fulfilled, their registration as a participant in the Regatta will not be considered. Depending on the circumstances, the Organizing and Race Committee may grant a special extension in a particular way to the boat that requests it in writing.
3.2. Owners and skippers must be members of the National J80 Class Association and be registered at http://www.j80measurement.com.
3.3. Skippers who are not owners must be in possession of Sailor Classification Grade 1. See this link .
4.1. Registration will be mandatory, at a cost of €50 per boat, and the following documentation must be sent or presented before January 25 :
• Duly completed registration form.
• Updated boat insurance.
• 2019 federative licenses for all crew members.
• Proof of transfer of registration rights.
• Proof of payment of the J80 Class Association fee for 2019.
Submitted or presented in:
Mount Royal Yacht Club
Parador Enclosure, s/n, 36300 Baiona
phone + 34 986 385 000
And the transfer of registration rights made in:
. account: 2080-0559-23-3040003658
SWIFT: CAGLESMMXXX IBAN: ES92
4.2. Registration and registration confirmation:
The owner or person in charge of each boat must register and personally sign the registration form at the Regatta Office before 1:00 p.m. on January 26, 2019 .
5.1. The competition will take place on the following days:
5.2. This program may be modified if circumstances so require (postponement to other dates due to suspension due to storms, etc., or modification of schedules according to forecast weather conditions or other causes).
5.3. Exit signals may be given up to 60 minutes before sunset each day.
6. COMPETITION FORMAT
6.1. It will be navigated in fleet format, in real time.
6.2. 18 tests are scheduled.
6.3. There will be no more than 3 tests per day.
7. MEASUREMENT AND SAFETY [NP] [DP]
7.1. The responsibility of attending this regatta having previously updated its Measurement Certificate, measuring the material with which it is intended to participate, is exclusively the registered skipper.
7.2. The number of crew members on board may be changed during the course of the regatta, but not on each day where it must end with the same number as the start.
7.3. The safety of this regatta will be considered as category 4 (reduced) in accordance with the Special Rules for High Seas Regatta of the WS and adapted to the particular regulations of the Galician J80 Fleet.
7.4. All boats will have to be equipped with a VHF radio with channels 16, 09, 71 and 72.
7.5. It will be the responsibility of the owner or skipper of each boat to comply with the legal regulations established for recreational boats, both in general and in particular for their government, dispatch and security.
8. SCORING SYSTEM
8.1. The Low Score system described in Appendix A of the RRS will apply.
8.2. There will be one (1) discard from 6 or more races held; two (2) discards from 13 or more tests held and three (3) discards if the 18 scheduled tests are held.
Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 6 finishers at the dinner to be held on April 6 at 8:30 p.m. at the club.
Participants in the AXA J80 Winter League do so at their own risk and responsibility.
The MRCYB or any person or body involved in the organization of the event, reject any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a result of participation in the tests covered by this race announcement.
Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4, Decision to Race, of part 1 of the RRS, which states: “It is the sole responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a race or to continue racing”.