July 25th – August 01, 2009
This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by:
1.1 The rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing,
1.2 No National Authority prescriptions will apply.
1.3 The RS:X Class Rules will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions (SIs), the SIs will take precedence.
1.5 The Medal Races will be subject to on-the-water umpiring according to Addendum Q.
1.6 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
2. ADVERTISING & SAIL INSIGNIAS & NATIONAL FLAGS
2.1 Advertising will be in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20.
2.2 Competitors may be required to carry advertising for event sponsors.
2.3 The maximum area on the sail that the event sponsor’s branding may occupy is 300mm x 1000mm and shall be placed immediately below batten #5 and as close to the clew as possible.
2.4 National letters and sail numbers shall comply with Class Rule C9.2. The LOA reserves the right to change a competitor’s sail number (not letters) to avoid the duplication of numbers.
2.5 Competitors may also be required to wear a Lycra vest carrying the event sponsor’s name(s) / logo (s) as supplied by the LOA.
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY REGULATIONS
3.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19 – Eligibility Code.
3.1.1 The total combined entry per division shall not exceed 120.
3.1.2 Entry may be subject to the agreement of the relevant authority.
3.1.3 Entries shall have been issued with an ISAF Sailor Number.
3.2 Competitors shall be members of a National RS:X Class Association or of RS:X International. National Class Associations (NCA) shall be in good standing.
3.3 Class membership formalities can be completed on site.
3.4 Each full member (National Class Association) shall pay the entry fees of his nationals by April 30th, 2009.
3.5 At the same time, the NCA shall confirm & guarantee by e-mail to the Class Executive Secretary that they shall take part.
3.6 Entries shall be made and paid for on line through the event micro-site at http://www.rsxclass.com/events/index.php/rsx-events/rsx-youth-world-championship
3.7 Competitors shall provide the following documentation prior to completing registration formalities on site:
- Original Entry Form (Form 1 – Download)
- Proof of Entry Fee payment
- Evidence of valid third party Insurance
- Proof of age (passport)
- Parental / legal Guardian Assent (Form 2) If needed
- Measurement Form signed by the Official Measurer
- Medical treatment permission (Form 3)
- Original Regatta Entry Form (Form 4 – Download)
- Proof of Entry Fee payment
- Boat Driving Licence (if applicable)
- Evidence of Boat Insurance (if applicable)
- Proof of ICSA membership
4.1 The entry fee for all those on the published Entry List or with reserved places on it is 120 Euro. For those paying after April 30th 2009 the entry fee is 160 Euro.
4.2 Late entries shall be approved by the International RS:X Class and may be so under special circumstances as determined by the Class.
4.3 Coaches and team support personnel including boat drivers shall register by April 30th, 2009 by paying Euro 50 each. (see Form 3). For those paying after that date an excess charge of 10 Euro excess will be added
4.5 Payment shall be made in Euros. No other currency will be accepted.
4.6 For those wishing to make a bank transfer, our bank details are:
- A/C: The International RS:X Class Association Ltd
- Bank Details: Lloyds TSB
- Address: 101 High Street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1AJ, UK
- Euro Account #: 86299141
- Sort Code: 30-96-73
- SWIFTBIC: LOYDGB2L
4.7 Entries made on site shall be made in cash only. No other form of payment will be accepted.
5.1. 2009 RS:X Youth World Championships
5.1.1 The Event shall be a single discipline course racing event open to all nations
5.1.2 Competitors shall be under the age of 19 years on 31 December 2009 (born after 31 December 1990). Each National Authority (MNA) or Class Association (NCA) is responsible to ensure that its competitors comply with this requirement.
5.1.3 The first Youth Man and Youth Woman in the Final Standing shall be the 2009 RS:X Youth World Champion.
5.2 2009 RS:X Yalikavak Municipality Under 21 Championships
5.2.1 The Event shall be a single discipline course racing event.
5.2.2 Competitors shall be under the age of 21 years on 31 December 2009 (born after 1988). Each National Authority (MNA) or Class Association (NCA) is responsible for ensuring that its entries comply with this requirement.
5.2.3 The first Man and Woman in the RS:X Yalikavak Municipality Under 21 Championships Final Standing shall be the 2009 Yalikavak Municipality Under 21 Champion.
5.3 2009 RS:X Under 17 Championships
5.3.1 The Event shall be a single discipline course racing event.
5.3.2 Competitors shall be under the age of 17 years on 31 December 2009 (born after 1992). Each National Authority (MNA) or Class Association (NCA) is responsible for ensuring that its entries comply with this requirement.
5.3.3 The first Youth Boy and Youth Girl in the RS:X U17 Championship Final Standing shall be the 2009 RS:X Under 17 Champion.
6. RACING FORMAT & DIVISIONS
6.1 Divisions will be;
a. Division (A) - Youth Men d. Division (D) - U21 Women
b. Division (B) - Youth Women c. Division (E) - U17 Youth Boys
c. Division (C) - U 21 Men d. Division (F) – U17 Youth Girls
6.2 Division (A) & (E) – Youth Men & Under 17 Youth Boys will sail together and Division (B), (D) & (F) – Youth Women, Under21 Women &Under 17 Youth Girls will sail together. There shall be one Youth Men/ Boys start and one Youth Women/Girls start. U21 Men (C) shall race separately. Each shall compete in a maximum 16 races (for U17, 12 races) series over 6 days.
6.3 A minimum of 5 eligible entries is required to form a division. If less than 5 eligible entries have been received for a division, then those entries may sail in another division as defined by the Race Committee.
6.4 A minimum of 3 races is required for a valid Championship in that Division.
6.5 The events will run simultaneously and consist of a Single Series and a Medal Race and/or an Opening Series and a Medal Race. The Opening Series will consist of a “First Round” (Qualification Series) and a “Final Round” (Final Series).
6.6 There will be one Medal Race for each Under 19 Division (A) & (B) provided that those divisions have a minimum of 20 entries. Each one will consist of the top 10 sailors from their current standing. There will be no Medal Races for the Under 21 and Under 17 Divisions.
6.7 Other Divisions will compete in a normal series race in place of a Medal Race.
6.8 Where there are 30 or fewer boards entered in a Division, they shall race in a Single Series.
Where there are between 31 and 40 boards entered in a Division, they shall race either in a Single Series or in two Groups in an Opening Series as decided by the RS:X Class Race Director.
6.9 Where there are between 41 and 70 boards entered in a Division, they shall race in two Groups; Where there are between 71 and 90 boards entered in a Division, they shall race in three Groups; Where there are between 91 and 120 boards entered in a Division, they shall race in four Groups.
6.10 Groups shall be of equal size and as close to equal ability as possible.
6.11 If there are an odd number of entries, the Gold/Yellow Group shall be the largest.
6.12 They shall be divided based on their final standing; first, in the last Youth World Championship; second, on their final standing in the last ‘Youth European Championship; and thirdly, on their final standing at their ‘home’ Continental Championship and finally their national standing.
7.1 Event Schedule
|Jul 25th||Saturday||0900-1800 hrs||Registration & Measurement|
||0900-1800 hrs||Registration & Measurement|
|1200 hrs||Practice Race|
|1630 hrs||Coaches Meeting|
|2000 hrs||Opening Ceremony|
|Jul 30th||Thursday||1200 hrs||Races|
||1200 hrs||Races & Medal Races|
|1600hrs||Last possible warning signal|
||Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony|
7.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1200hrs
7.3 The warning signal for the last race of each day shall not be made within 2 hour of the official sunset time.
8.1 Each competitor shall ensure that his/her equipment complies with the current Class Rules.
8.2 Measurement and equipment checks may be made throughout the event.
8.3 Competitors and their equipment shall be on site by 0900h on July 25th, 2009. Competitors shall book a Measurement Time Slot by signing in at the measurement area after picking up their Measurement Form from the Registration Desk.
9.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment.
10. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
10.1 The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration as well as the Event Program scheduling social events.
10.2 Alterations to the Sailing Instructions shall be approved by the RS:X Class Race Director.
The regatta site is;
- Merkez Mah. Plaj Yolu
- Yalikavak – Bodrum, Turkey
- Tel: +90 212 249 1029
- Fax: +90 212 243 6125
12.1 Except for the Medal Races, the courses will be Olympic Trapezoidal Courses with Slalom Ends.
12.2 For the Medal Races, the course type will be Windward-Leeward Course with two or three loops and Slalom End.
12.3 The length of the courses will be adapted according to wind strength in order to have a race target time 25 minutes except for the Medal Race where the duration will be of about 15-20 minutes.
12.4 “Gates” may be used in place of single leeward marks.
13.1 The scoring will be Low Points Scoring System in accordance with RRS A4.
13.1.1 Each event shall be scored separately.
13.1.2 A board’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score(s) according to RRS B8.2. When racing in “Groups”, these discarded race results from the “First Round” may be substituted with a worse race result from the “Final Round”
13.2 The Medal Race score shall not be excluded.
13.3 Competitors will carry their series score (i.e. total of race scores after discard) through to the Medal Race.
13.4 For the Medal Race, the points are doubled, and the scores are based on the number of boards assigned to compete in that race.
13.5 Any series tie after the Medal Race will be broken in favour of the board finishing higher in the Medal Race.
13.6 If the Medal Race is not completed, medals will be awarded based on the series score.
13.7 Unless penalized under RRS 5 or RRS 69.1(b)(2), boards assigned to compete in the Gold Group will be ranked higher in the regatta than the boards assigned to the Silver Group. Boards assigned to compete in the Silver Group will be ranked higher in the regatta than the boards assigned to the Bronze Group. Boards assigned to compete in the Bronze Group will be ranked higher in the regatta than the boards assigned to the Copper Group.
13.8 Unless penalized under RRS 5 or RRS 69.1(b)(2), boards assigned to compete in the Medal Race will be ranked higher in the regatta than the boards assigned to the Groups.
14. INTERNATIONAL JURY
14.1 An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with the RRS Appendix N.
14.2 Their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed, according to RRS 70.5.
15. COACHES, COACH & SUPPORT BOATS
15.1 Coach boats will be available for charter on a first come, first served basis. Please apply to the organisers for costs and availability. For this limited service you may contact the LOA before the 30 April, 2009 (Form 4)
15.2 Boats’ drivers shall register and provide the LOA with their driving licence and proof of insurance as well as details of their boat and the board(s) they support.
15.3 Support boats shall also clearly display their national 3 letter country code in black on a white
background either on a flag of a minimum of 50cm x 40cm in size or on the cover of their
16.1 On completion of registration and continuing until the end of the regatta, when ashore (other than when launching and retrieving), all boards shall be kept in their assigned places. Removal of any board from the regatta site shall require prior written approval from the jury. Access to boards in the board storage area during certain hours, including hours of darkness may be restricted.
16.2 Unless otherwise directed by the LOA, all competing boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area.
17.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear, above the waist, a jacket harness or vest with a minimum buoyancy of 4kg uninflated in fresh water. The buoyancy shall be tested with a ferrous metal weight of 4kg, which shall remain supported for a minimum of 5 minutes.
18.1 Medals will be awarded to the first three Youth Men (U19)/Youth Women (U19); the first three Under 17 Youth Boys and Under 17 Youth Girls and the first three U21 Men and Women.
18.2 Prizes will be awarded to the first five Youth Men (U19)/Youth Women (U19) in each Division.
19. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
19.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The LOA and International RS:X Class Association or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result.
19.2 Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk. Notice is drawn to RRS4.
20.1 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 1 million Euro.
20.2 Coach and support boat drivers shall also have a valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 5 million Euro.
21. DRUG TESTING
21.1 Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances. Drug testing may take place during the event.
22. TELEVISION AND MEDIA
22.1 In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the LOA and the International RS:X Class Association the right in perpetuity to make, use and show from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of them, taken during the period of the event, for the said Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.
23. OFFICIAL CEREMONIES & DRESS CODE
23.1 Attendance at the Opening Ceremony, Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony is mandatory.
23.2 Smart casual clothes will be worn.
23.3 The LOA reserve the right to refuse entry to those whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.
24.1 The average conditions that can be expected in July/August are: wind speeds between 12-14 knots, water temperatures 24-250C and air temperatures 29-310C.
24.2 More information will be published on the official event website at
Tel: +90 212 343 21 00 Fax: +90 212 343 0520
24.4 Please book your flights to Bodrum Milas Airport (small airport 50 kms) or Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport ( 250 kms).
a) Arrival Transfer of equipment from the local Airport to the Venue, will be done on 22nd and 23rd of July for early arrivals, and on the July 24th which is the official arrival day: Transfer of equipment will be done14.00hrs and at 20.00hrs
b) Departure transfer of equipment will take place on August 2nd and 3rd, twice per day. Times will be specified on the Official Notice Board
24.5 Neither the LOA nor International RS:X Class Association take responsibility for travel bookings made in error.