The J80 Autumn League will be held in the waters of the Bay of Baiona on October 10, 24, November 7 and 28, 2020, under the organization of 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. WS Appendix Q (RRV) adapted to this regatta
d. Announcement and Instructions of Regatta.
and. [NP] [DP] Special rules of the RFGV and SDX (Secretaría Xeral para o Deporte de la Xunta de Galicia) for COVID19 prevention. (Annex I of this AR).
F. 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.
g. 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] .
h. 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).


2.1. 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.


3.1. 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

3.3. Skippers who are not owners must be in possession of Sailor Classification Grade 1. See the following link:


4.1. Registration will be mandatory, at a cost of €50 per boat,
being able to formalize covering the registration form.

Additionally, to formalize the registration, the following documentation must be sent by email before 12:00 noon on October 9:
• Updated boat insurance.
• 2020 federative licenses for all crew members.
• Proof of transfer of registration rights.
• Proof of payment of the J80 Class Association fee for the year 2020.
• COVID19 responsible declaration of the crew (Annex II AR)

Sending said documentation to:

Mount Royal Yacht Club
Parador Enclosure s/n
36300 Bayonne
phone + 34 986 385 000

And the transfer of registration rights made in:

Account number: 2080-0559-23-3040003658

4.2. Registration and registration confirmation:

The owner or person in charge of each boat must personally confirm their participation and submit, complete or sign the required documents that are missing, at the race office before 1:00 p.m. on October 10, 2020.


5.1. The competition will take place on the following days:

October 10 – 3:00 PM Coastal or Windward-Leeward Courses
October 24 – 3:00 PM Coastal or Windward-Leeward Courses
November 7 – 3:00 PM Coastal or Windward-Leeward Courses
November 28 – 3:00 PM Coastal or Windward-Leeward Courses
November 28 – 20:00 – Trophy ceremony

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. On October 10, at 1:00 p.m., the regatta referees and technicians will give a “briefing” to the participants.

5.4. Exit signals may be given up to 60 minutes before sunset each day.


6.1. It will be navigated in fleet format, in real time.

6.2. 12 tests are scheduled.

6.3. There will be no more than 3 tests per day.


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.


8.1. 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 and two (2) discards from 11 or more races held.


9.1 Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 3 finishers at the dinner to be held on November 28 at 8:30 p.m. at the club.


Participants in the 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”.




A1) The interpersonal separation of 2 m and/or the use of physical protection measures are established as fundamental measures, as established by the regulations, in addition to constant hand washing.

A2) Before attending the activity, participants must undergo a SELF-TEST to confirm symptoms. Do I have a fever, cough or shortness of breath?

A3) All participants must bring their own mask and hydroalcoholic gel with them for all activities.

A4) All participants who have any symptoms of COVID19 or have been in contact with someone infected, will not be able to access the facilities or carry out activities. In addition, they must immediately notify the technical manager of the facility or competition.

A5) It will be mandatory to wash hands at all entrances to the facilities with hydroalcoholic gel or soap, for at least 40 seconds and constantly, before and after each activity that is carried out.

A6) It will not be allowed to share food or drinks between participants, users and/or staff.

A7) All coaches and assistance personnel in water must carry an FFP2 mask and their own bottle of hydroalcoholic gel.

A8) The use of changing rooms is not recommended and they will be used only when necessary.
Personal items will not be allowed in the changing rooms.

A9) The use of a mask will be mandatory at all times.

A10) In navigation situations in which the mask cannot be used, in the event of: harsh sea, wind and/or rain conditions, the wetsuit will be used to cover the nose and mouth. In addition, before sailing, special attention should be paid to the rest of the measures to minimize the risk of contagion:
– Take temperature prior to activity.
– Frequent hand washing.
– Do not exchange positions on the boats during the same day of activity.
– Disinfection of shared material.




B1) Mandatory use of masks and a safety distance of 1.5 m. during the actions of lowering and raising boats.

B2) Keep the crews in their own boat whenever they are on the jetty.

B3) Maintain a constant safety distance of 1.5 m interpersonally when circulating or being on the slipway and pontoon.

B4) Mandatory mask use at all times.

B6) Hand washing with hydroalcoholic gel in all accesses.

B7) Carry hydrogel on board for constant hand washing of the crew.

B8) Daily disinfection of the ship.

B9) Obligation to use a bottle of water for each crew member. Do not share bottle

B10) Obligation for each athlete to carry their own supplies on board. Do not share food.

B11) Carry a minimum of 5 masks on board to be able to replace those that are damaged.