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Euro Master Circuit 2021

Notice of Race

Download NOR - Last update : 21 May, 2021
DateVenueEntry FeeEntry Closing Date
11 June - 13 June, 2021 Euro Master Austria - Attersee, Austria 90.00€ (EUR)1 June, 2021
25 June - 27 June, 2021 Euro Master Italy - Maccagno, Italy 90.00€ (EUR)16 June, 2021
3 July - 5 July, 2021 Euro Master France North - Carantec, France 90.00€ (EUR)25 June, 2021
9 July - 11 July, 2021 Euro Master Great Britain (WITHDRAWN) - Pevensey Bay, SC, Great Britain TBATBA
23 July - 29 July, 2021 Masters European Championship 2021 - Gargnano, Italy (separate NOR) 300.00€ (EUR)23 June, 2021
30 July - 1 August, 2021 Euro Master Finland - Nauvo, Finland 50.00€ (EUR)16 July, 2021
7 August - 8 August, 2021 Euro Master Sweden - Arkosund, Sweden TBATBA
3 September - 5 September, 2021 Euro Master Belguim (New dates) - Kinrooi, Belgium 90.00€ (EUR)20 August, 2021
10 September - 12 September, 2021 Euro Master Nederlands ( New dates) - Hoorn, Netherlands 110.00€ (EUR)2 September, 2021
22 October - 24 October, 2021 Euro Master Switzerland (New Dates) - Neuchâtel, Switzerland 90.00€ (EUR)12 October, 2021
4 November - 7 November, 2021 Euro Master Malta (New dates) - Ta Xbiex, Malta 100.00€ (EUR)29 October, 2021
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

Co-ordinating Authority:
EurILCA Master Co-ordinator, Alan Davis
E-mail: alandavis26@hotmail.co.uk

1. RULES

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. ILCA 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. ENTRY REGULATIONS

2.1. Only current fully paid members of the ILCA may enter the regatta. These memberships shall be with the  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 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 Association.


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

2.3. Competitors shall reach the following ages during 2021:

Age Group Master Category
35 to 44 Standard / ILCA 7 Apprentice Master (men only)
Radial / ILCA 6 Apprentice Master (men and women)
45 to 54

Standard / ILCA 7 Master (men only)
Radial / ILCA 6 Master (men and women)

55 to 64

Standard / ILCA 7 Grand Master (men only)
Radial/ ILCA 6 Grand Master (men and women)

65 and over Radial/ ILCA 6  Great Grand Master (men and women)
Standard / ILCA 7 Great Grand Master (men only)
75 and over Radial / ILCA 6 Legend
35 and over 4.7 / ILCA 4 (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 not complied with all other entry requirements.

3. ENTRY FEES & MAILING ADDRESSES FOR ENTRIES

Entries must be made by the date specified on the EurILCA 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 eurilca.eu 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.

4. MEASUREMENT/INSPECTION

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.

5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

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

6. RACING FORMAT / COURSES

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  Standard / ILCA 7 and  Radial / ILCA 6  Rigs and for the  4.7 / ILCA 4 if there are at least 5 competitors.

Under 60 participants in each fleet (Standard / ILCA 7 , Radial / ILCA 6 or  4.7 / ILCA 4) :  Fleets should not be split. If there are between 60 and 110 participants in one or more fleets (Standard / ILCA 7 or  Radial / ILCA 6 ), 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. BOATS AND EQUIPMENT

7.1. All competitors shall use only one hull, sail, mast, boom, centreboard and rudder.Euro Master Series will be sailed in Laser class boats as recognized by World Sailing , commonly sold under the brand name ”ILCA”or”Laser”. All boats must have a valid World Sailing Plaque attached in accordance with the ILCA class rules to the aft face of the cockpit.

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 ILCA 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.

8. Programs

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.

9. INTERNATIONAL JURY

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.

10. WHISTLE SYSTEM

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.

11. ALTERNATIVE PENALITIES

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.

12. RADIO COMMUNICATION

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.

13. ANTI DOPING & DRUG TESTING

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.

14. SAFETY

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. SCORING

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. 
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  Standard fleet and  Radial fleet unless there is more than one start in the  Standard or  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  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 EMS 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  Radial women.

 

The 2021 Euro Masters Series consist of the 13 regattas as of this Notice of Race for the Series plus the European Master Championship for a total of 14 regattas. A minimum of 2 regattas must be sailed by a competitor to be included in the 2021 Euro Master Series ranking and a competitor’s best 3 results will be scored for the Overall Series ranking. For regattas not where a sailor does not compete or the event is cancelled for whatever reason, the competitor shall score NIL points.

 

Competitor’s results from each EMS regatta shall be re-calculated on the basis described below and the series winner shall be the competitor with the highest 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 in the individual regattas, 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.

 

Results in individual regattas will be re-scored based on a Factor of 1.0 for each event except the Masters European Championship where the Factor will be 1.2.

 

Race Factor x 100 x ((total number of participants + 1 - finishing position) / total number of participants) = score

 

Example: 100 boat fleet

1st:  1.0 x 100 x ((100 + 1 - 1) / 100) = 100

2nd: 1.0 x 100 x ((100 + 1 – 2) / 100) = 99

5th: 1.0 x 100 x ((100 + 1 – 5) / 100) = 96

 

Example: 40 boat fleet

1st: 1.0 x 100 x ((40 + 1 – 1) / 40) = 100

2nd: 1.0 x 100 x ((40 + 1 – 2) / 40) = 97.5

5th: 1.0 x 100 x ((40 + 1 – 5) / 40) = 90

 

Example: European Championships 60 boats fleet

1st: 1.2 x 100 x ((60 + 1 – 1) / 60) = 120

2nd: 1.2 x 100 x ((60 + 1 – 2) / 60) = 118

5th: 1.2 x 100 x ((60 + 1 – 5) / 60) = 112

16. PRIZES

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

Standard Fleet:
Apprentice Standard / ILCA 7 (35 to 44 years)
Master Standard / ILCA 7 (45 to 54 years)
Grand Master Standard / ILCA 7(55 to 64 years)
Great Grand Master Standard / ILCA 7  Men (from 65)

Radial Fleet:
Apprentice Radial / ILCA 6 Men(35 to 44 years)
Apprentice Radial / ILCA 6 Women (35 to 44 years)
Master Radial / ILCA 6 Men (45 to 54 years)
Master Radial / ILCA 6 Women (45 to 54 years)
Grand Master Radial /ILCA 6  Men(55 to 64 years)
Grand Master Radial / ILCA 6  Women (55 to 64 years)
Great Grand Master Radial / ILCA 6 Men (from 65)
Great Grand Master Radial / ILCA 6 Women (from 65)
Legend Radial / ILCA 6 (from 75)

4.7 Fleet:
4.7 / ILCA 4 Women Overall

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

17. PHOTOGRAPHY CONSENT

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.

18. LIABILITY

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.

19. INDEMNIFICATION

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.

20. CHANGES TO THE NOTICE OF RACE

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

21. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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