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Euro Master Circuit 2019

Notice of Race

Co-ordinating Authority:
European Laser Master Co-ordinator Luc Dumonceau,
av. de l'Amarante 13, B 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium.
Tel / Fax: +32 2 2685249

Download NOR - Last update : 1 March, 2019
DateVenueEntry FeeEntry Closing Date
17 January - 20 January, 2019 Euro Master France - Antibes Juan les Pins - Port Gallice, France 85.00€ (EUR)11 January, 2019
4 April - 7 April, 2019 Euro Master Spain - Calella de Palafrugell, Spain 100.00€ (EUR)27 March, 2019
26 April - 28 April, 2019 Euro Master Switzerland - Neuchâtel, Switzerland 90.00€ (EUR)19 April, 2019
25 May - 27 May, 2019 Euro Master Belgium - Ostend, Belgium 80.00€ (EUR)18 May, 2019
30 May - 2 June, 2019 Euro Master Nederlands - Hoorn, Netherlands 110.00€ (EUR)27 May, 2019
14 June - 20 June, 2019 Laser Masters European Championship 2019 - Roses, Spain (separate NOR) 250.00€ (EUR)17 May, 2019
28 June - 30 June, 2019 Euro Master Austria - Breitenbrunn, Austria 75.00€ (EUR)10 June, 2019
5 July - 7 July, 2019 Euro Master Germany - Lake Constance, Ueberlingen, Germany 90.00€ (EUR)24 June, 2019
26 July - 28 July, 2019 Euro Master Italy - Dervio, Italy 85.00€ (EUR)19 July, 2019
2 August - 4 August, 2019 Euro Master Sweden - Kullavik, Sweden 900.00 SEK19 July, 2019
4 October - 6 October, 2019 Euro Master France - Martigues, France 90.00€ (EUR)23 September, 2019
For more details about each venue, including links to entry forms, late entry fees, accommodation and travel arrangements, please see point 20 Venue Information below or visit the Euro Masters website at:
TBA: To be announced


1.1. Each regatta will be governed by the “rules” as defined in the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). The prescriptions of the National Authority will not apply.

1.2. Laser class rule 7 (a) is restricted as follows “only one person shall be on board whilst racing. The person shall be named on the entry form”

1.3. Appendix P "Special Procedures for Rule 42" will apply with changes to include: allowing a jury initiated redress, points penalty for a first penalty given after finishing and to prohibit a boat that has been disqualified for a rule 42 infringement or has retired in recognition of a rule 42 infringement from sailing in the race if that race is re-started or re-sailed.

1.4. Sails shall have the full sail number AND NATIONAL LETTERS in accordance with the Class Rules and RRS. The national letters shall denote the National Authority of which the sailor is a member in accordance with RRS 75.2 and with 2.1 Entry regulations above. This changes RRS Appendix G 1.1.


2.1. Only current fully paid members of the International Laser Class Association may enter the regatta. These memberships shall be with the Laser Fleet/District Association and with the World Sailing National Authority of the country, where the sailor normally sails, even though such place may not be his permanent residence; however, such member, for any valid reason and with the approval of both District Chairmen, may select instead the Fleet/District and the World Sailing National Authority in which he has permanent residence in accordance with the ILCA constitution article 10 (3) and ILCA rule part two article 9. The sailor can only be member of one Laser Fleet/District Association. The World Sailing number of the sailor must be with the World Sailing National Authority as defined above.
During registration each sailor will be required to show clear written evidence of current membership of their national Laser Association.

2.2. Crew substitution of the registered sailor is not permitted.

2.3. Competitors shall reach the following ages during 2019:

Age Group Master Category
35 to 44 Laser Standard Apprentice Master (men only)
Laser Radial Apprentice Master (men and women)
45 to 54 Laser Standard Master (men only)
Laser Radial Master (men and women)
55 to 64 Laser Standard Grand Master (men only)
Laser Radial Grand Master (men and women)
65 and over Laser Radial Great Grand Master (men and women)
Laser Standard Great Grand Master (men only)
75 and over Laser Radial Legend
35 and over Laser 4.7 (Women only)

2.4 Any sailor who has not, by the closing time for registration, completed registration at the venue will be removed from the list of sailors for that event and will not be scored at that event. This also applies to sailors who have complied with all other entry requirements.


Entries must be made by the date specified on the “ILCA-European Region” website. Payment of entry fees may be made on site at some regattas provided the competitor has entered and sent the completed entry form to be received by the entry closing date. Please check the information on the website for individual regattas. Where on site entry is available, sailors who did not complete an entry form by the entry closing date, or sailors who cannot show confirmation that the host has received their entry form by the entry closing date, will be charged the late entry fee. See also Notice of Race 2.4.


Boat and equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules, wet clothing rules and sailing instructions at the discretion of the equipment inspector, class representative, race committee or international jury.


Copies of Sailing Instructions will be available from the Race Offices and/or the local website of the organising club the latest one day before the Regatta/s.


The courses will be detailed in the sailing instructions. In principle trapezoid courses will be used with inner and outer loops. The target time for the first boat in each race will be 50 minutes.

Three races will be scheduled per day, back to back. More than 3 races will not be allowed.

There will be a separate start for the Laser Standard and Laser Radial Rigs and for the Laser 4.7 if there are at least 5 competitors.

Under 60 participants in each fleet (Laser, Laser Radial or Laser 4.7) :  Fleets should not be split. If there are between 60 and 110 participants in one or more fleets (Laser or Laser Radial), then the organisers may decide whether to split the fleet(s) or not.  If there are split fleets there is no finals series all races will be round robin. The Organizing Committee has the right to determine the number of participants to create the fleets. These fleets will be composed of one or several age categories of the same Rig, in order to form fleets of approximately 20 to 60 participants. The Sailing Instructions will describe the fleet’s composition procedure. 


7.1. All competitors shall use only one hull, sail, mast, boom, centreboard and rudder.

7.2. In the event of damage, boats and equipment may only be substituted with the written permission of the Regatta Measurer, Jury or Race Committee. If the damage occurs later than 90 minutes before the first scheduled start on a racing day and before the start of the last race of the day, provisional verbal permission shall be obtained from the Equipment inspector, Jury or Race Committee and the written permission of the Equipment inspector, Jury or Race Committee shall be applied for before the end of Protest Time at the end of the day in which the substitution takes place.

7.3. Women competitors shall place a red diamond on each side of their sail (back to back). The diamond shall be 240mm high and 180mm wide +/- 5mm and shall be located in the centre of the sail immediately above the top batten with Laser class rule 4(g). 

The programs of the individual regattas are detailed below. Further information may be obtained from the website of the organising club and / or the Notice of Race of the individual regatta.


An international jury may be appointed in accordance with RRS Appendix N and perform the duties listed in RRS Appendix N2. Their decisions will be final as provided in rule 70.5 RRS.


To encourage boats to take penalties afloat, jury/protest committee members may blow a whistle when they see what they believe to be a breach of a rule.


For protests where only a rule of Part 2 is alleged to have been broken, an arbitration hearing may be offered prior to any formal protest hearing.


A boat shall neither make radio communication while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.


Competitors shall comply with rule 5 and ISAF Regulation 21 Anti-Doping Rule and Anti-Doping Code, which ban the use of drugs. Drugs testing may take place during the event.


Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices at all times when afloat, except briefly when changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. This changes rule RRS 40.


15.1. Individual Regattas
The Low-Point Scoring System (RRS Appendix A) will apply.
A minimum of 1 completed race is required to validate the individual regatta.
When 4 or more races are completed, 1 race score will be excluded. When 8 or more races are completed the two race scores will be excluded.
There will be separate rankings for each Master category as defined in 16.1 Prizes below. It will be by extraction for each age category from the overall position in the Laser Standard fleet and Laser Radial fleet unless there is more than one start in the Laser Standard or Laser Radial fleets when the ranking will be extracted from the overall position in the starting fleet. A separate ranking will be extracted from each age category for the Laser Radial women. The fleet rankings are for information only (no overall winners of the Standard or Radial fleet).
If a points scoring penalty would result in a score worse than DSQ, the penalty will be that corresponding to DSQ. The scores of other boats will not be changed.

15.2. Overall Series
The overall Series ranking will be composed by adding the results (position, not points) for each age category at each individual regatta. A separate ranking will be made for each age category for the Laser Radial women.
The 2018 Euro Masters Series consist of the 12 regattas as of this Notice of Race for the Series plus the European Master Championship for a total of 13 regattas. A minimum of 2 regattas must be sailed by a competitor to be included in the 2018 Euro Master Series ranking and a competitor’s best 3 results will be scored for the Overall Series ranking. For regattas not sailed a competitor gets DNC based on the total number of participants in the category for the whole Series.
The winner shall be the competitor with the lowest total score. When there is a tie on the total points between two or more boats, the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat with the most first places, and when any such boats remain tied, the most second places and so on, if necessary for such races as count for total points. When the tie still remains, it shall stand as part of the final series results. This changes RRS A8.


16.1. Prizes for each Regatta will be awarded in the following Master categories.

Standard Fleet:
Laser Apprentice Standard (35 to 44 years)
Laser Master Standard (45 to 54 years)
Laser Grand Master Standard (55 to 64 years)
Laser Great Grand Master Standard Men (from 65)

Laser Radial Fleet:
Laser Apprentice Radial Men(35 to 44 years)
Laser Apprentice Radial Women (35 to 44 years)
Laser Master Radial Men (45 to 54 years)
Laser Master Radial Women (45 to 54 years)
Laser Grand Master Radial Men(55 to 64 years)
Laser Grand Master Radial Women (55 to 64 years)
Laser Great Grand Master Radial Men (from 65)
Laser Great Grand Master Radial Women (from 65)
Laser Legend (from 75)

Laser 4.7 Fleet:
Laser 4.7 Women Overall

16.2 Overall Series
EurILCA prizes will be awarded in each category . 


By entering the Championships competitors accept that they may be photographed and/or videotaped participating in the race and/or using the regatta facilities and they consent to the taking of such images and to the use, reuse, publication and republication of such images in any media, in conjunction with the competitors name or not, without compensation and without the competitors approval of such images or any use thereof.


The Sailing Clubs, the National Authorities, the EurILCA , their officers, members and volunteers do not accept liability for loss of life or property, personal injury or damage caused by or arising out of the Euro Masters Series regattas

All those taking part in an event do so at their own risk and responsibility. Attention is drawn to the RRS Fundamental Rule 4 – Decision to Race, which states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”.

The establishment of the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions in no way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibilities of a competitor being solely and entirely responsible for the management of a boat he or she is sailing.

A competitor shall maintain their boat in a safe and seaworthy condition.

A competitor is wholly and exclusively responsible for third party liability insurance on the boat that he or she is sailing and for his or her personal accident and health insurance. Insurance requirements details for each regatta can be found in the regatta information below.

All competitors shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of €1,500,000 (1.5 million Euros) per event or equivalent thereof in any other currency.


To the fullest extent permitted by law, each competitor agrees to indemnify and hold the Sailing Clubs, the National Authorities and EurILCA , owners, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, committee persons and race officials acting in their official capacities harmless, from any third party claim to the extent arising from a competitor's acts or omissions.


This Notice of Race may be subject to amendments which will be identified in the Notice of Race and noted on the Eurilca website.


Additional information will be notified either from the EurILCA or from individual organising clubs.