IJ COMMITTEE EVENT REPORT

Date Event
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  Event Name   Comments   Dates
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2016-9-11   2016 Rolex Swan 45 World Championship  
  Published
2016-9-27
 

2016-9-11   2016 Rolex Swan Cup  
  Published
2016-9-27
 

2016-9-9   2016 J-24 North American Championship  
  Published
2016-9-21
 

2016-9-9   Laser Europa Cup and Quantum BYC cup  
  Published
2016-9-14
 

2016-9-4   2016 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup   The RC protested 5 boats in Race 1 for not sailing the course. Mark 'Tango' is an inflatable mark that is set to keep the divisions that are racing around the islands from sailing through a W-L course set for other divisions. On the water, the RC announced the course over VHF for the Mini Maxi RC division by sequentially stating each rounding mark and its required side, except special mark Tango, which was announced after the regular course description. As a result, two thirds of the fleet did not record Tango in their written log and did not leave Tango on the required side. In the hearing, the RC stated that no advantage was gained because Tango was on the rhumb line between 'Echo' (the next to last regular mark) and the finishing line. The rules of the event provided for discretionary penalties for breaches of any rule except the rules in RRS Part 1 and Part 2. Consequently, the jury applied the World Sailing DP policy to the breach of RRS 28, giving each boat a percentage penalty applied to the corrected finishing place. It is unlikely that a DP can be applied to RRS 28 except in this limited situation, where the mark involved is on the rhumb line between two other marks, and the boats are on a beam reach.   Published
2016-9-21
 

2016-9-3   Europeans Contender 2016  
  Published
2016-9-21
 

2016-9-3   CAMPEONATO SUD BRASILERO CLASE OPTIMIST   Good Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race. Rule P2.3 not applied, rule P2.2 applied to all penalties folowed
good race management. Last two days no races, winds between 25 and 32 knots. Good deciscion not to race.
Great facilities from the host club to competitors and judges.
  Published
2016-9-14
 

2016-9-3   ROLEX MAXI 72 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP   The Maxi 72 WC was an event held within the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. The NoR
and SIs stated 'Cleaning in the water is NOT permitted inside the harbour.'
Although this rule has been in place for previous MYRC for several years, it
has not previously been enforced. There is a governmental regulation
prohibiting diving in the harbour and laws prohibiting cleaning of the
underwater surfaces of vessels outside the harbour in the waters of the
national park. Prior to the event, the Italian Coast Guard met with the
organizers on this subject, to make sure that the local laws were followed.
Most or all the Maxi 72 entries do not have anti-fouling bottom paint and
rely on regular in-water cleaning of the hulls. One Maxi 72 approached the
OA to determine where the 'no cleaning' boundary extended. Several of the
Maxi 72 entries moved out of the Porto Cervo harbor and stayed in Portisco,
about 8 NM south of the event. This put pressure on a class rule that
required the racing sails to be on board the boat when it leaves the dock
for the first time each day. The boats that left Portisco each day had to
comply with the class rule. No protests for hull cleaning or sails inventory
were filed.

One boat protested another boat for sailing with a spinnaker set as a code
zero, claiming that the sail did not comply with the 75% mid-girth rule. The
jury ordered that the sail be checked for compliance by the measurement
committee. The measurement committee reported that the mid-girth measurement
(SHW to SFL ratio) was exactly 75% but also stated "that an interpretation of
the ERS is needed to confirm the compliance of this sail." Based on
photographs of the boat during the race, the IRC representative stated that
the boat was most likely out of compliance with her certificate, but more
measurements would have to be made to determine the amount of change of her
TCC. Since neither the measurement committee nor the IRC rating office could
unconditionally state that the sail or boat were out of compliance, the jury
dismissed the protest. An IRC review was underway as the jury left the
venue.
  Published
2016-9-21
 

2016-9-2   Marinepool Melges 24 Europeans   During the event, the jury informed the class authorities about some unclear written provisions in the class rules. The class will take care of this.

All penalties on the water (including App. P) were a one-turn penalty.

The class prefers "semi-umpired" races, with different flags for penalties or jury observations on the water. The jury will recommend to the class to simplify this system.

The jury called a hearing to consider redress for one boat, as the jury found out that a penalty on the water maybe was wrongly given. The hearing confirmed this, redress was granted. (possible acc. to the sailing instructions)
The race committee used a starting line with two sections and a signal boat in the middle. This worked well, however due to the very competitive sailing competitors nine of ten races had to be started with black flag. No complaints by the sailors.
  Published
2016-9-14
 

2016-8-31   The 6th Cross-Taiwan Strait College Student Sailing Regatta and The 3rd Pan-Pacific University Invit     Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-30   2016 49er Jr. World Championship   New format of races was applied by the Class Association:
There was an Opening Series and Medal Series, the first top 15 boats from the Opening Series competed in the Medal Series consisting of two rounds of 3 medal races, a Semifinal and a Big Final.
Places 8 to 15 sailed the Semifinals. Places 1 to 7 and the winner of Semifinals sailed the Big Final.
The team with the lowest points after the Big Final was the winner of the 2016 Jr. World Championship.
Three red flag penalties on the Medal Races.


Exceptional venue and very good organization.
Excellent cooperation between the OA, the RC and the Jury.
Very efficient and professional race management.
All the Opening Series starts with flag U as preparatory signal.
Eighteen races sailed with beautiful weather in winds from 5 to 18 knots.
Good behavior from the sailors and the coaches.
There was a regatta website with jury documents and class rule documents. This web-based site was available on-line for all competitors and race officials to access at any time. In addition the jury communicated with each other and as a group over their personal mobile phones via WhatsApp for schedule changes, protest, and judging on the water schedule, messengers, etc.
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-30   2016 49er FX Jr. World Championship   In case number 2 (request for redress) the hearing was reopened by the jury, according with RRS 66, after confirming with the RC records that the incident was less than 2 hours from the delivery of the request of redress, so it was in line with 2nd paragraph of RRS 62.2.
During the hearing the jury had doubt if the damage was serious or not. Three Judges went to inspect the damage.
The majority of those judges vote that the damage was serious.
It was a deep hole under the waterline that was penetrating the gelcoat and tears into the underlying fiberglass, the water were coming inside the boat and her performance affected.
It happened that the boat after the damage lost 10 places in a few minutes, but that was not the reason for the redress itself. The main reason was the damage itself, not superficial, affecting performance, diminishing the value of the boat but essentially because that hole in the hull was affecting safety and the boat could sink.
During the hearing we protested de other boat according with RRS 60.3.

Eighteen races sailed with beautiful weather in winds from 5 to 16 knots.
Very well organized and professional race management from the IRO David Campbell-James and his team.
New format of races was applied by the Class Association:
There was an Opening Series and Medal Series, the first top 15 boats from the Opening Series competed in the Medal Series consisting of two rounds of 3 medal races, a Semifinal and a Big Final.
Three red flag penalties on the medal races
Admirable venue and very brilliant organization.
Excellent cooperation between the OA, the RC and the Jury.
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-30   International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship 2016  
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-28   2016 ORCi Open Hellenic National Championship   According to the National prescriptions the Helenic Sailing Federation, decided that the decisions of the protest committee wich included 3 IJs and 2 certified NJs were not appealable. Decision was included in the SIs.
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-26   KFC NSC 23 Merdeka Day Open Regatta 2016  
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-26   Hamlet Dragon Gold Cup  
There was an unfortunate accident between races 3 and 4 on the penultimate day when a boat, supplied by one of the organising clubs and driven by the club?s commodore who had been asked by the organising authority to take press photographers out, collided with the boat which was then leading the standings causing so much damage to the mast and running rigging that the boat was unable to start the 4th race. The boat was not marked as an ?Official Boat? in any way nor had it been registered as a support boat (which term included press, private and spectator boats) as required by the Sailing Instructions. The skipper of the damaged Dragon asked the Race Committee if he could transfer his sails to a different Dragon which was competing in the event with the intention of sailing the 4th race in this other boat. The Race Committee gave this permission and the Jury subsequently awarded the damaged boat average points for races 1, 2 and 3 acting under RRS 62.1(a). Subsequently the Jury learnt that there were many comments on social media to the effect that the boat with the photographers on board was, in fact, a support boat for the damaged Dragon and there was photographic evidence to support this allegation. The hearing was re-opened to investigate this and the evidence presented to the Jury was conclusive that the boat with the photographers was not a support boat for the damaged Dragon, and indeed had neither contact with nor offered any sort of support to the Dragon on the previous days or on the day in question. No photographic to the contrary was produced. A further protest was lodged by a competitor on the grounds that the replacement boat?s measurement certificate had been invalidated as the sails used in race 4 were not in accordance with the boat?s registered hull number. The Jury agreed with this but, as the Race Officer had granted permission for this substitution of equipment, there was no reason to change the original redress decision. Immediately after the jury had reached this decision and informed the parties involved the Class Chairman stormed into the jury room complaining about the decision and advising the jury members he would be reporting his dis-satisfaction with their actions to World Sailing. The Dragon to which the Jury had granted redress finished third in the regatta and the crew were booed at the prize giving ceremony.

Hornbaek was a good venue for this event. There was open water ? albeit with some strong currents and some restriction on the racing area due to commercial shipping lanes. Social arrangements were excellent as was the jury room but one of the jury boats was not suitable for the sea conditions. The Race Officer did a first class job in managing to get the scheduled six races completed in spite of losing two days to, firstly, too much wind and, secondly, too little. This meant that on the final two scheduled days it was necessary to have two races on each day.
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-26   Snipe Women's Championship 2016   Some problem with class Sailing Instruction solved with the Snipe Class Secretary.
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-25   Breskens Sailing Week 2016  
  Published
2016-9-21
 

2016-8-24   VRSport.tv International 14 World Championships  
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-21   VRSport.tv International 14 Team Racing Championships 2016  
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-21   VRSport.tv International 14 Team Racing Championships 2016     Published
2016-9-21
 

2016-8-20   Platu25 World Championships 2016  
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-20   8 Metre World Cup   SUPPORT BOAT PROTEST BY JURY: The jury protested a boat because her support boat was inside the racing area breaking a sailing instruction. During the hearing the jury learned that the support boat driver was also the 8 Metre Class president and was positioning a class media photographer for a picture of four boats about to finish. The driver admitted his mistake and apologized. He stated that he had not read the sailing instruction requirement and positioned the boat to allow the photographer to take photographs that would be used for class promotion.
The sailing instruction allowed the penalty for a breach of the Support Boat Protest sailing instruction to be discretionary. The decision was that the boat had broken the rule and received a zero-point penalty.

JURY ON-WATER PRESENCE: Although the Int 8 Metre is not a class with a reputation for aggressive starting, mark rounding or kinetics, the jury made the effort to be the water watching the racing. It saw two of the three boat vs. boat protests.

  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-20   Laser European Championship U21 Std men and Radial Women  
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-19   GKSS Skiff regatta 2016   GKSS Skiff regatta 2016 was
- Nordic Championship 29er open and 29er Europacup
- Swedish Championship 49er open
- Swedish Championship 49er FX women
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-19   J 22 World Championship   The sailing instructions included language addressing U Flag Rule and Post-Race Penalties.

SI 1 RULES - U Flag Rule - If flag U [2 white and 2 red offset squares] has been displayed as the preparatory signal, no part of a boat?s hull, crew or equipment shall be in the triangle formed by the ends of the starting line and the first mark during the last minute before her starting signal. If a boat breaks this rule and is identified, she shall be disqualified without a hearing, but not if the race is restarted or re-sailed. This changes RRS 26, A5, and A11.

SI 14 PENALTY SYSTEM
Rule 44.1 is changed to permit a boat that has broken a rule of Part 2 or rule 31 to take a penalty after racing but prior to any protest hearing. Her penalty shall be a scoring penalty as calculated in rule 44.3(c) equal to 40% of the number of entries in her class or 50% of the difference between her finishing position and the number of entries in her class, whichever is less. However, if she caused injury or serious damage or gained a significant advantage in the race or series by her breach, her penalty shall be to retire.

The RC utilized the U Flag 3 times and only a single competitor utilized a post-race penalty.
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-19   Laser Europe Cup     Published
2016-9-14
 

2016-8-19   Laser Europe Cup  
  Published
2016-8-25
 

2016-8-19   2016 CORK OCR and Sail Canada Senior Championships   There were six amendments to the sailing instructions.
The Finn class requested deleting P2.2 and P 2.3 for them, it was approved.
There was a Change of course error on the Radial course that prompted the race officer to abandon a race and resail it.

Well run event
  Published
2016-9-11
 

2016-8-18   2016 ASAF Sailing Cup (Shanghai)  
  Published
2016-8-25
 

2016-8-15   2016 CORK International Youth Regatta and Sail Canada Youth Championship   Appendix P in effect for all classes, two boats received a second flag, one boat received a third and failed to sail off the course and was scored DNE for all races.
Four protest were arbitrated,3 were successfully arbitrated.
The radial fleet seemed to have trouble following the courses posted for their starts, in Race 1 all but three boats were DSQd and in race 2 6 were DSQd.

Several days was very windy where Jury were doing safety duties.
Five amendments to the sailing instructions.

Race management was at times appeared to be short handed.

There were issues with scoring,sailwave was used and scores were in doubt to the final day.
  Published
2016-9-9
 

2016-8-15   2016 EUROSAF Youth European Championship -Nation's Cup  
  Published
2016-8-25
 

2016-8-12   2016 CORK International Opti Regatta   Appendix P 2.2 and 2.3 were not in effect for this regatta. Only one competitor was flagged twice.
Excellent RC work with the fleet. Divided into Gold and Silver fleets after 5 races, with 4 races in the final series. It was very windy for most of this regatta
  Published
2016-9-9
 

2016-8-9   2016 Laser Radial Women & Laser Standard Men Under 21 World     Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-8-8   H-Boat World Championship  
Smooth and punctual race management!
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-8-7   Laser Radial Youth European Championship & Trophy 2016   Excellent venue and good organisation.
8 races were sailed for each group, in winds from 10 to 25 knots.
Good behaviours from the sailors and the coaches.
The regatta was sailed under standard laser SI.
One situation needs to be clarified in the SI : if sailor gets a 1st penalty, does not make a proper complete penalty (i.e.: 1.5 turn) and the race is later on abandoned (and resailed). The class's wish is that the sailor should not be allowed to restart, but the current SI are not completely clear on this point .
Comfortable and convenient jury room.
Very good race management from the PRO, who had to deal with shifty conditions in some parts of the day.
Good communication between OA, RC team and Jury.
We used Laser class online system to publish jury documents (Time Limit, protests schedule and results, RRS42), which allowed to publish quick information.
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-8-7   International Pirat Junior Europ.Championship   Because illness of one IJ the jury act after N 5.1
Because of two days with no wind,the RO conduct the race t next day very ell but 30 knt were too much and he has to abandon the races .Only at the last day he could start 4 races and so we had a valied Europ. Championship.
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-8-6   Europe Class Youth & Master European Championship (Youth)   Arbitration and an 'exoneration penalty' were used.
Only 3 protests were filed and all of them were agreed to be arbitrated.

The Youth Europeans were sailed in two fleets with 65 men and 51 women.
Very fair racing on a very competitive level, very efficient race management.
Daily briefings for sailors and coaches with RC, Jury, measurer and class representative.
  Published
2016-8-25
 

2016-8-2   International Europe Class Master & Youth European Championship  
JUry proceesed under N1.5 ( because of illness).
  Published
2016-8-10
 

2016-8-1   Zoom8 World Championship 2016     Published
2016-8-10
 

2016-8-1   2016 Laser 4.7 World Championship  
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-8-1   J111 World Championship   The class should rationalise some aspects of equipment supplied by European and US builders, as there are differences leading to different sailing weights.
This was a well organised event with good race management. Wind strengths were 15-25Kn and boats kept well clear of each other with no rule incidents. The jury was on the water each day watching for mark rounding and bowsprit rule infringements. No problems were observed.
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-8-1   470 Master Cup 2016   Redress given in last Race effecting the 1st place due to omission of RC.
Great venue for medium size dinghy events, friendly and highly motivated club, Lake best suitable for up to 2 course areas. Some RC actions affected time shedule and racing.
  Published
2016-8-10
 

2016-7-31   Dart 18 Worlds 2016  
  Published
2016-8-10
 

2016-7-31   Fireball Euoropean Championship   An International Jury was initially to be appointed for this event.
However, a number of entries significant lower than expected made the appointment of an International Jury impracticable, and an appealable jury of three members was finally appointed and constituted.
A forth member Ruggero Saderini, initially appointed to the Race Committee was co-opted to the Jury to support Rule 42 on water with two ribs.


Changes were applied to Sailing Instructions in agreement with Race Officer, in order to conform to the needs of the class and be ready to deal with expected weather conditions. Eventually the 4 regatta days fitted into a perfect window of 4 windy and sunny days that allowed the full program of 10 scheduled races to be completed.

The starting penalty as by the experimental Uniform Flag has been in force in more than the 50% of the starts.

In conclusion a pleasant event, fine racing, good hospitality and happy competitors.
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-7-31   COPA DEL REY  
  Published
2016-9-9
 

2016-7-30   SAP 5o5 World Championship  
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-7-30   World Championship RS Tera 2016   Appendix P applied but P2.2 and P2.3 were deleted and any penalty was under P2.1

Exonerating penalty, Arbitration, and Advosory hearing were offered. However no competitor used any of the systems.
  Published
2016-8-10
 

2016-7-29   Cadet European Championship 2016  
  Published
2016-8-10
 

2016-7-27   8th NOA Regatta and Laser Europa Cup   One non GRE IJ canceled, for no significant reason, his participation one day before the event which prevented one NJ from GRE to be used during the hearings in order to always have a properly constituted Jury panel.
All scheduled races were sailed in very good weather conditions.
Very well organised event with excellent provided hospitality.


  Published
2016-8-7
 

2016-7-27   2016 Star Class South American Champioship   One Rule 69 hearing, the competitor was given a penalty.
Excellent race Management. Unusual heavy winds in Brasilia.
  Published
2016-8-10
 

2016-7-26   FJ EC 2016  
Very well organised event. Organising Team, Race Officer and his Team did an excellent job. 12 races sailed as in the program.
  Published
2016-8-7
 

2016-7-24   Rooster International Topper World Championship  
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-24   2016 RS Feva World Championship   Arbitration was offered. P2.2 and P2.3 was deleted and all penalties where under P2.1
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-24   29er World Championship 2016   This was the largest 29er Championship to date with ~230 boats. The jury was busy with everyone on the water for RRS 42 and 37 protests filed. Training was conducted on rule 42 and protest procedures. The 29er RRS 42 Most Common Breaches document was further refined. Six fleets were sailing on three courses. Arbitration proved effective in discharging nearly 30% of the protests. One boat was penalized with a DNE for sportsmanship. No boats were awarded redress for OCS. The jury used www.racingrulesofsailing.org for organizing the regatta jury and class rule documents. Additionally the site was used to record protest decisions and RRS 42 penalties. This web-based site was available on-line, at the jury desk and hearing rooms. The hearing schedule and protest decisions were displayed on a monitor at the jury desk. Competitors relied on the scheduling component and were arriving for hearings without having to be called. Protest decisions were posted real time and were actively reviewed by competitors and their parents and coaches both at the event and remotely from their home countries. It proved to be an excellent organizational tool.
Congestion at the launch ramp was an issue early in the regatta but was quickly resolved by the OA. Some coaches complained to the jury and at the coaches meeting that the RC was committing to starting procedures and then not following through with the plans. Specifically the RC agreed to not start the second fleet on any course prior to the first fleet finishing in order to allow the second start time to practice. However, the first four days on at least two courses, the second start was signaled within ten minutes after the first start. The RC corrected this issue on the last two days of racing.
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-7-23   2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodore's Cup   This event ended with the final race being abandoned after shortening in a dying breexe and finishing 75% of the boaats i class 1 as the tide turned making the finish of the balance impossible. This was compounded by this action occurring before the stated time limit for class 1 expiring.
Redress was requested by those boats that finished with a good result, but not granted due to the Race Officier beng satisfied that the race was not fair and considering the result of this actin on all the competitors before doing the abandonment.
The decision was made complicated with the series results being scored for three boat teams cumulatively and th final race on the last day counting for double points and not subjet to a discard.
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-23   Techno 293 European Championship   Arbitration procedure modified for this event to permit awarding of redress for boards that capsized as a result of another board breaking a rule of part 2. A standard redress policy was applied to each arbitration redress.
  Published
2016-8-7
 

2016-7-23   Travemuende Woche     Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-23   2th China University Sailing Championships   This regatta was located in Shenzhen city on the south coast of China where the 26th University Game, Sailing Regatta took place in 2011.
21 teams were divided in two groups(Class FT7.5 and Class DC22). Umpired water judging applied. The race committee did an outstanding job, making regatta fair for competitors.
NOR and SI were written well. Regatta went well with 6 to 8 knots all days. No changes to SI needed. There was rather few RRS "P" calls on the down wind legs.
On-the-water job was done excellent by local sailing club(Seven Star Yacht Club).
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-23   2016 Laser Radial Youth & Mens World Championships   A competitor who was taken ashore for a medical assessment and missed a subsequent race requested redress. The jury decided that there was no improper action of the race committee and refused redress.
  Published
2016-8-7
 

2016-7-22   OK Dinghy Open World Championship 2016  
Perfect conditions, good wind.
Program done as planned.
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-21   2016 VAURIEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP  
Some mistakes on Sailing Instructions but the PRO, Joao Allen, refuse to change
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-7-21   2016 VAURIEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP  
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-7-18   20th Rodos Cup   Contact with serious damage between two boats during the starting procedure of the first race from Kos island to Nisyros island. Both boats retired from the race.
Exellent cooperation between the Race Committe and the Jury.
  Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-7-17   Yngling Open World Championship  
tricky wind conditions, shifty and changing thermal winds
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-17   Techno 293 Plus European Championship  
Excellent race management. All 15 races for each class completed on schedule including one elimination round of slalom counting as one race for the championship
  Published
2016-8-7
 

2016-7-17   Gasprom Dragon European Championship  
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-17   O`Pen Bic World Championship 2016   Modified Add Q with umpire initiated actions and option for redress gives fair racing. A lot of penalty turns were taken voluntarily.
Professional venue, meteo onsite available. Engaged team. Challenges were solved quickly.
  Published
2016-8-10
 

2016-7-16   Formula 16 WC  
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-16   Formula 16 WC     Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-7-15   Tempest World Championship 2016  
  Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-7-15   2016 Optimist European Championship  
  Published
2016-9-9
 

2016-7-14   6mJi Europ.Championship 2016   After a strong storm the day before the races started with beautiful weather and thermical wind about 12 KNT and sunshine.The drifting startingline ,the lake is 300m depht,worked very god and the RC did a good job.
  Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-7-13   2nd Chinese National Sailing Clubs OP Championship   NOR and SI were well written. There were two courses. They could finished all 36 races in 4 days of racing with no problems.
There were 5 protests which is quite common in OP competition.
On-the-water job was done excellent by local sailing staff whom many of them had experience from Asian Game, International championship, Special Olympic and Olympic Games.
  Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-7-12   2016 Star Class European Championship  
Race Management was very good.
  Published
2016-8-4
 

2016-7-10   2016 Optimist North American Championship   The international jury received a written report from the hotel of damage in a room that was occupied by competitors in the regatta. The matter was investigated by a member of the organizing authority, a member of the IODA and the sixth jury member. This left an intact international jury of 5 people to consider the outcome of the investigation and have a hearing under RRS 69, if necessary. In this case, with the competitors? apology and payment for damages the jury decided to take no further action, and closed the matter.   Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-7-8   Laser Europe Cup   No comments
Very good race management.
  Published
2016-8-25
 

2016-7-4   2016 ORC European Championship   Some questions and problems about meanings and the relationship between categories and appendices in the Offshore Special Regulations came up, but were solved and answered with the help off the chairman and the vice-chairman of the Offshore Special Regulations Sub-Committee. Some "fine-tuning" of the Standard NoR and the Standard SI of ORC championships were agreed with the ORC representatives.
Some "unusual" measurement protests could be decided with the help of the Measurement Committee.
The jury reopened one case as for the first decision an older ISAF guideline for discretionary penalties was used, later the latest World Sailing guideline was found. The jury noted, that equal to some other documents, it is pretty difficult to find the correct document. It is strongly recommended that World Sailing executes its due dilligence on this issue.
note: different from the name below, this report is submitted by Willii Gohl, Jury-Chair
  Published
2016-7-15
 

2016-7-3   2016 Finn Silver Cup , U23 World Championship   none
RC had open radio channel and communicated important decisions in english, which was well received by coaches. Very good communication with morning briefing and de-brief after racing every day.
  Published
2016-7-14
 

2016-7-2   Warnemuender Week 2016  
Fine races under difficult weather conditions.
  Published
2016-7-16
 

2016-7-2   Nieuwpoortweek 2016  
  Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-7-2   2016 Laser Europa Cup - Warnemunde  
  Published
2016-7-14
 

2016-7-2   2016 Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships  
  Published
2016-7-14
 

2016-7-2   2.4 mR European Championshi  
  Published
2016-7-14
 

2016-7-1   Semana de Vela de Ilhabela - Monotipos 2016   No problem.
04 races areas with Kitesurf, Windsurf, Catamarans, Lasers, Holder, Snipe, Dingue, Byte, Open Bic and Optimist.
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-7-1   Semana de Vela de Ilhabela - Oceano 2016   There was interesting questions about changes of skippers during race in the same boat.

The Addedum Q was applied on the water for C30 Class (08 boats) and HPE 25 Class (12 boats) during 11 races.

The Organizing Authority decided a deadline to present mesurement certificates, but some boats requested to realease the time limit, that was not allowed.

There was no unpopular Rule 62 decisions or Rule 69 actions.

There was no problems on race management practices, issues or challenges.
  Published
2016-7-14
 

2016-6-30   North Aegean Cup 2016  
  Published
2016-7-8
 

2016-6-30   2016 Spetses Classic Yachts Regatta   very well organised event with excellent race management.
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-29   29er Class European Championship  
  Published
2016-7-14
 

2016-6-28   5th Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries Cup Int'l Yacht Race   For Dinghy races, all participants are Korean so the NOR and SI were in Korea. For Keelboats, the NOR and SI were both English and Korea. We have no problem at the hearing because we used translators.
Out of 4 days racing, they could race only 2 days because one day the storm came and another day there was no wind. But they could produce the results. The prizes were cash prizes.
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-26   J80 World Championship   Races were limited umpired on the water. RRS 42 was also umpired on the water, but not under appendix P. No infringements of RRS 42.


  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-25   Round of Texel 2016  
  Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-6-25   2016 IOM European Championship   The race was arbitrated in the water.
IRO should be needed in this kind of events.
  Published
2016-8-7
 

2016-6-24   Laser Europa Cup - Romania   No problems at all.
Perfect sailing conditions, very good organized event.
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-22   Tornado European Championship  
The PRO managed a very good championship. Ten races sailed as in the program.
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-22   Superyacht Cup Palma 2016   Appendix SY, Superyacht Racing Rules, applied to this event.
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-22   Texel Dutch Open Champ. 2016  
  Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-6-19   International Moth European Championship  
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-18   2016 Hellenic National Optimist Championship   Due to very light winds during the first two days only 20 out of 33 races were sailed. According to the National Prescriptions the decisions of the Protest Committee which included 2 IJs and 2 NJs were final. Very good race management and excellent work of the organisers.
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-18   Kieler Woche Part 1&2, J-70 Europeans, 470 Junior World Championship   This was a large jury of 24; 18 IJ's and 6 NJ's from 13 different MNAs. The jury was very busy with informational meetings each morning where expert presentations were made in order to unify the quality of jury decisions, and unify procedural issues. Case discussions, 42 interpretations, redress issues, regulation 35 changes, significant hearings from the previous day, and Addendum Q racing were addressed. Training was also conducted each morning for the six NJ's on the jury. Morning meetings were followed by the entire jury being on the water for rule 42. Post-racing work was arbitration and 3 separate properly constituted IJ panels hearing cases. Two 69 reports were received, both of which when investigated were found not to rise to the level of holding a rule 69 hearing. The jury trialed a new website racingrulesofsailing.org for organizing the 37 regatta jury documents, and 24 different class rule documents. This web-based site was available on-line, in the jury office, and hearing rooms for all judges to access at any time. It proved to be an excellent organizational tool. In addition the jury communicated with each other and as a group over their personal mobile phones via WhatsApp for schedule changes, protest panel needs, messages, etc.
With multiple NORs and SIs, this was a complicated event which operated very smoothly. Minimal SI amendments were required which showed excellent pre-regatta organization by the OA and RC. Mercurial weather is always an issue at this event and the RC worked tirelessly to get fair racing for the many courses. Only 1 request for redress for OCS was granted. That request was made by the RC on behalf of the competitor. The competitor expressed respect and appreciation to the RC for that request. Congestion at two of the launch ramps was an issue on two days, but the RC staggered the Delta flags and the OA organized marshals to help expedite the launching process. The RC and jury worked well and closely on several issues. The OA and RC 45-minute morning meetings were well organized, informative and productive. Excellent event!
  Published
2016-7-14
 

2016-6-17   International Optimist Regatta  
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-17   Newport Bermuda Race  
  Published
2016-7-8
 

2016-6-13   Micro Class Worldchampionship     Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-6-11   Tornado Open and Mixed World Championship  
In one race 9 requests for redress were lodged, because the opinions wether the race had to be anbandoned or not were different. 15 boats were scored DNF due to a lack of wind. The PRO was of the opinion, that only the Championship rules and the Sailing Instructions apply in this case. The PRO did not abandon the race, 13 boats finished within the time limit. The Int. Jury supported the decision of the PRO and did not give redress, as the Int. Jury found that the PRO acted within his rights and applied the rules properly.
  Published
2016-6-20
 

2016-6-10   Down Town Sailing Week 2016  
  Published
2016-6-20
 

2016-6-10   78 eme Bol d Or Mirabaud 2016  
  Published
2016-7-24
 

2016-6-8   31st Brindisi to Corfu Race   It was the first time that an International Jury was appointed at this 110 miles race.
One protest was loged by the RC after a measure's report concerning a number of not approved life jackets.
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-6-7   Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta   Like in all Superyacht Regattas, rules clarification hearings (informal talks) are mainly preferred rather than to lodge protests. However in some occasions this will be done by the competitors.

RC did a perfect job in keeping the two classes (Wallys and Superyachts) apart from each other. Superyachts were scored with the ORCSy-rule which again worked remarkably well.
  Published
2016-6-20
 

2016-6-6   Hobie 16 Open World Championship   No issues. Significantly less protests than previous Worlds, probably due to lighter conditions where situations did not develop as quickly as in stronger winds. iPhone video from the pin boat was excellent. Only one request for redress on a BFD and withdrawn prior to redress hearing as soon as the competitor viewed the video.
Excellent RC crew in tricky conditions with change of course on a large number of races due to changes in wind strength and direction.
  Published
2016-6-20
 

2016-6-6   Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 2016  
  Published
2016-7-14
 

2016-6-4   ACO 7th Musto Performance skiff world championship 2016  
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-6-3   Hansa Class World & International Championships 2016   SKUD 18 class rules C1.1(b) and (c) were deleted using RRS 87, with the permission of the Class President. This class rule deleted RRS 42.3(c) with the intention of permitting the boat?s crew to pump the mainsail repeatedly solely to set the battens to leeward. Since this class rule references the wrong RRS,, it was deleted. RRS 42.3(e) provides for this action, and so the class rule is not necessary

To accommodate competitors with disabilities in oral production, The second sentence of RRS 61.(a) was changed as follows:
When the protest will concern an incident in the racing area that she was involved in or saw, she shall hail "Protest" at the first reasonable opportunity if the protestor is capable of hailing "Protest". If the protestor is not capable of hailing "Protest" she shall vocalize and raise an arm high in the air at the first reasonable opportunity.
The class could also consider alternatives for hails of "Room to tack" and "You tack".

The Hansa class requested a change to RRS 63.3(a) to permit a boat in a protest involving rules of Parts 2, 3 and 4 to be represented by a person who was not on board at the time of the incident. This would accommodate a party with the disability who could not represent his boat. The rule already permits the protest committee to permit this substitution if there is good reason to do so. Therefore, no amendment to the SI was needed.


There are some prohibited crew actions in the servo class. It was not possible to observe whether these participants infringed these rules because the equipment was not visible and the boats were not marked. We recommend that the servo group be marked with a coloured ribbon or a band at the base of the mast to be easily identified while racing.
  Published
2016-6-20
 

2016-6-3   Bayview One Design Regatta   The NOR and SIs presented no issues although there were amendments to each to clarify minor points. None rose to the level of "problems."

The requests for redress for OCS were resolved through informal discussions with the race committee that identified an RC error in one case or convinced the competitor that no error was made by the RC.

One arbitration resulted in a 20% penalty, the other in 30% penalty. Both were conducted under US Sailing Appendix T.
There were 5 course circles plus one point-to-point race. This created logistical and staffing challenges, but all racing areas function smoothly throughout the three-day event.
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-6-3   Grand Masters Hobie 16 International Cup   NO Issues
NO Issues
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-6-3   Hobie 16 Youth World Championships   No Issues
No Issues
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-6-3   Hobie 16 Womens World Championships   Jury went afloat and this possibly contributed to Penalty turns being taken
No issues
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-5-30   Hobie 16 Masters International Cup   No issues
No issues
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-5-28   OPTIMIST ASIAN & OCEANIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016   We had only 4 protests in this event and 3 out of 4 protests came from the juries on the water. It is new IODA Policy for their juries to observe breaches of other rules, not just Rules 42 on the water. The purpose is to provide Rules educations to Optimist sailors. Those 3 protests from the juries were their penalty turns not done correctly or the delay doing the penalty turns. The end results were one DNE and two DSQ.
The PRO has given a 2-days Race Management clinic to local staffs before the event so on-the-water job was done smoothly. The wind was 15-20 knots for all 5 racing days so they have finished all races scheduled. The local host has done an excellent job providing food and all on-shore arrangements.
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-5-27   Vintage Wind Slam 2160 Division II   the RO took care for the age of the competitors ,some about 60-70 years.The courses where not too long but sporty .Also the tricky windconditions.A fine small event for this class.   Published
2016-6-2
 

2016-5-26   2016 Bosphorus Cup     Published
2016-6-3
 

2016-5-24   ORC Sportboats European Championship   Race Committee used VHF to communicate with the boats. In one race, one boat was via VHF wrongly informed to be OCS, turned back and crossed the starting line again. In that moment the RC discovered its mistake. While ashore the RC lodged a request for redress for the boat. Due to the wording of the Sailing Instructions it was impossible for the international jury to give redress.
  Published
2016-6-2
 

2016-5-24   Delta LLoyd Regatta  
  Published
2016-6-2
 

2016-5-22   Formula Kite Europeans 2016  
  Published
2016-5-24
 

2016-5-21   Moth World 2016 & Japan Moth National Championships 2016   The NOR and SI were well written. Due to lack of wind on the last day, they completed on 1 race so the total number of races was 13 races instead of 15 races as scheduled.
The Japanese RO and his all Japanese team have done a good job on the water despites many challenges.
  Published
2016-6-3
 

2016-5-20   Samui Regatta   A potentially controversial race management issue arose on one day, when the wind was strong with thunderstorms. In one race a storm was expected and the RO shortened to one windward leeward leg. However on the downwind leg, after two fast boats had finished, a 45 Knot squall accompanied by a 'white out' ran through the rest of the fleet (TP 52 class boats)who were then sailing downwind. The committee boat and finishing mark dragged. The RO abandoned the race on the grounds of fairness and safety. A RFR was considered by the 'winning' boat who later decided not to proceed. The RO had 'considered the consequences' as required in rule 32.1 before abandoning. A Q&A will be raised to ask for guidance on the proper decision in these circumstances especially as a boat's decision on safety is covered in rule 4
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-5-20   2016 Laser Standard Master World Championship  
  Published
2016-6-20
 

2016-5-20   Flying Dutchman World Championship 2016  
The championship consisted of a qualifying series with 4 groups in 2 fleets, and a final series - silver and gold fleet.
Wind conditions were very difficult throughout the championship, but the race officer and his team did a very fine job and 17 out of 18 scheduled races were completed.
  Published
2016-6-2
 

2016-5-14   Laser Europacup belgium  
  Published
2016-6-20
 

2016-5-13   RS Veva EC 2016 RS Aero Czech Open  
For this difficult conditions ,shifty and strong wind,the RO did a good job.
  Published
2016-6-2
 

2016-5-13   Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta   One case was decided under IRPCAS, racing boat vs committee boat
  Published
2016-6-1
 

2016-5-13   Finn World Masters Championship  
Races was conducted accordingly schedule no and was no problem on Rule question
We had a fantastic Medal Race, sun, wind 15 knots, gap between 1st and 10th was only 14 points. And it was very fair fighting.
  Published
2016-5-24
 

2016-5-12   2016 Laser Standard World Championship   Redress requests mainly handeled the hiking straps of supplied equipment getting loose.
Race Management was good, all races were sailed under good conditions. Race Committee team worked very good.
  Published
2016-7-6
 

2016-5-9   GTOW - Garda Trentino Olympic Week 2016   Due to the Olympic Games year, many events are compressed during the months before the start of Games and the risk is the events overlapping. That is what happened for this event. No entries for 470 class, RS-X, 49er and Finn. Only 49 entries on Laser and 34 entries on all Paraolympic classes. Also the weather did not helped organizers but Race Committees and PRO made a graet job to running out the maximum possible of races.
  Published
2016-5-24
 

2016-5-8   Busan Super Cup International Yacht Race 2016  
  Published
2016-5-24
 

2016-5-8   2nd Agadir Optimist Int?l Regatta   Very difficult weather conditions, with no racing the first day due to lack of wind, heavy rain and high waves from the ocean the rest days. Good race management but difficulties in communication between the venue with the competitors at the beach and the Jury at the club house. Due to the distance the Jury decided to moove the jury room from the club house to the hotel where everybody was staying. Out of 12 scheduled races 9 were sailed.   Published
2016-5-17
 

2016-5-6   Shark World Championship  
There was 9 races with a target time of 50 min and 1 long distance race. The race committee managed it well.
  Published
2016-5-17
 

2016-5-5   Gaastra Palmavel 2016   Having 4 race courses and entrants of boats that range from 3 to 35m plus is always a challenge for all race officials and organizers. The tasks were mastered in an excellent way.
On the last day, due to the flight schedule of two judges, two hearings were heared by an international protest committee, as though three IJs + one NJ took part in the hearing, the PC was constituted of only two nationalities. The parties were made aware of this.
The RC had to correct an error in the scoring made on the first day at the third day, applying RRS 90.3c. In was confusing for the boat affected, mainly because the RC at the finishing line gave sound signals for each boat crossing the line. Many boats still think that this sound signal indicates that the boat has raced the course correctly. It took a lot of time for the jury to explain to the boat that this thinking is not covered by the RRS. There should be a reccommendation to Race Committees to stop this unnecessary and very often confusing noise at the finishing line. Maybe the sound for the first boat crossing the line, but not more.
  Published
2016-5-10
 

2016-5-5   Dutch Youth Regatta   IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THE EVENT FACED MANY PROBLEMS WITH SCORING ESPECIALLY IN THE OPTIMIST CLASS - THIS YEAR THERE WERE ONLY VERY FEW SCORING REQUESTS AND THESE WERE SOLVED QUICKLY.   Published
2016-5-17
 

2016-5-5   South East European Open Optimist Cup - SEEOOC   Very difficult wind condition with light, shifty and unstable wind. RC managed to do three races on Friday and one race on Saturday. On Sunday, the final day of regatta, RC and fleet went out to the race course. After waiting for wind RC decided to stay afloat and send fleet ashore. AP over A was displayed when it became obvious there is no chance for any racing. In existing conditions RC did very good job. Only one protest was subnmitted on RRS 10.   Published
2016-5-17
 

2016-5-4   Regatta Port Bourgas - 2016 - Bourgas Sailing Week  
Challenging weather conditions over the first two days. Race committee did good job. Event was run on two course areas.
  Published
2016-5-22
 

2016-5-4   Regatta Port Bourgas - 2016 - Bourgas Sailing Week  
  Published
2016-5-24
 

2016-5-1   Soling European Championship  
Fair and good races
  Published
2016-5-17
 

2016-4-30   Bermuda International Invitational regatta  
  Published
2016-5-22
 

2016-4-30   Top of the Gulf Regatta 2016   In one course a mark was defined as 'rounding' which required it to be left starboard, but was also listed as being left to port. All boats therefore failed to sail the course as defined, and two protests were raised as a result. Both protestors and both protestees were DSQ for failing to sail the course, but were then reinstated following a request from redress from the PRO. All were satisfied with the decision.
Perfect winds contributed to a very successful regatta
  Published
2016-5-8
 

2016-4-29   EUROCAT  
  Published
2016-5-8
 

2016-4-29   Grand Prix Guyader   The Grand Prix Guyader is a multiple water-sport event ( sailing (racing and speed runs) kayak, paddleboard, windboard, kiteboarding, radio sailing, sea-angling...) spread over a week. The sailing part of the event includes racing for offshore mono-hulls and multi-hulls, for a sportsboat multihull class (the Diam's 24) and a regatta for the International Dragon Class.

Umpiring fleets of 14 small high speed trimarans sailing on a small course presented an interesting challenge for the Jury. For Dragons judges displayed a red flag if they believed a rule had been broken, with the judges authorised to give 2 turn penalties if no boat takes a 1 turn voluntary penalty.

The Jury Chairman for the first part of the week was hospitalised during the event but the Jury remained duly constituted under rule N1.5

Yves Leglise chaired the Jury for the first part of the week, Georges Priol for the second.
Jean Coadou and Loic Ponceau ran racing for the Diams 24 and Offshore yachts, Jean Pierre Evrard was called in at the last minute to run racing for the Dragons.

For the Dragons two days racing was list due to very light and inconsistent winds.
  Published
2016-5-22
 

2016-4-28   Laser Europa Cup Hoorn  
  Published
2016-5-17
 

2016-4-25   Sailing World Cup Hyeres   PROTEST NO. 34
Event: Nacra 17 - Mixed
Protestor: Event Disciplinary Investigating Officer - Antonio Gonzales de la Madrid
Protestee: Caterina Banti, ITA 209
Description:
Based on a charge of misconduct from the Event Disciplinary Investigating Officer
Facts found:
During the protest hearing (case 28) Caterina Banti (representing ITA 209) denied the conversation between NOR 196 and either her or her helm. Later on hearing she admitted that only her helm had a conversation with NOR 196.Later again she admitted the conversation took place between her, her helm and NOR 196.
Caterina Banti appologized in front of the International Jury.
Conclusion:
Caterina Banti lied to the International Jury during the hearing twice, but showed remorse in this hearing.
Rule(s) applicable:
RRS 69.1(a)
Decision:
ITA 209 is disqualified in last 4 races in series, and the races cannot be excluded from her series score.
Panel:
Jan Stage, Francisco Vidal, Manuel Santos e Silva, Christina Ortendahl, Andrus Poksi
  Published
2016-5-10
 

2016-4-24   Antigua Sailing Week 2016  
  Published
2016-5-8
 

2016-4-23   Round Antigua Race  
  Published
2016-5-8
 

2016-4-23   City Clubs Open Regatta International  
This event, in its 7th year, grows from strength to strength. The 2016 edition included model controlled boats (the OA had to limit the entry at 52) and on-the-water judging using Addendum E.

Addendum E allowed Judges to issue penalties under the 'whistle system' even without a protest. Some 20 penalties were issued with the most numerous being for rule 31 infringements.

There is a philosophical question to answer here; if the aim is to improve rules compliance should on-the-water judging be the answer? In many cases the competitors simply waited for the judges to issue the penalty even though it was pretty clear in some incidents who was at fault. So possibly a modified version of Addendum E should be considered were the judges will only issue penalties if the requirements of rule 60.3 (a)(1) are met otherwise its up to the competitors to lodge valid protests.

The range of ability of the competitors was very wide with novice racers at one end of the scale through to professional sailing teams at the other. The jury had the flex their approach both on and off the water to accommodate the needs of all competitors.

Most of the boats used in the event were chartered and there were issues regarding equipment and differences, especially for the sails (one class had boats from two different charter fleets which had significantly different types of sails). The OA should consider having a set of Rules for Handling Boats similar to those used in the ISAF Standard Match Race Sailing Instructions to help resolve some of the issues.

Other items that could be introduced;
- a rule to govern the use of bowsprits (similar to the one used in MR events using asymmetric spinnaker boats)
- the use of standard DPI for non-speed related equipment infringements
- consider the use of the 'Whiskey' flag system to provide a finishing place to competitors well behind the main fleet to allow for quicker turnaround of races
- add rules to govern the use of cameras as many boats had added them.
  Published
2016-5-8
 

2016-4-23   Contender World Championships   Event was held in a good and friendly spirit and great hospitality.
Good relations between RC, Jury and competitors.
No problems.
  Published
2016-5-24
 

2016-4-22   2016 Laser Radial Masters World Championship  
  Published
2016-6-12
 

2016-4-19   2016 USODA Team Trials  
  Published
2016-5-10
 

2016-4-18   2016 Athens Eurolymp Week & Olympic Classes National Championships   This was a good opportunity for new NJs to get more experience by rotating at the jury panel or attending as observers. Good event with light to medium winds.   Published
2016-5-10
 

2016-4-12   2016 Laser Radial Women's Worlds   The use of small, 5.2 m ribs permitted the strategic positioning of the jury boats within the fleet to prevent propulsion that is not permitted.
The Laser class SIs change rules 36 and Appendix P4 to permit the jury to request redress if a rule 42 protest was signaled improperly.
The jury gave redress when a charter boat's hiking strap broke during a race. The reason was that the SIs did not permit the competitor to make an adequate check of the borrowed equipment to detect the default prior to racing.
  Published
2016-4-28
 

2016-4-11   49er & 49erFX European Championship   The 2016 49er and 49erFX Europeans were held in Barcelona, Spain. The international Jury mainly had to deal with protests on Part 2 incidents and minor measurement issues, which could all be resolved in a good communication with the RC and the competitors.
All races were conducted highly professional and in absolute compliance with the World Sailing Race Management Policies. There was great appreciation by the competitors, which was also mentioned by Blair Tuke (NZL 1), crew of overall winning Team Burling-Tuke in the 49er class at the price giving ceremony. Mainly, the starts were conducted under Uniform flag, which led to a good starting habit and reduced the amount of general recalls to a minimum.
  Published
2016-4-28
 

2016-4-9   Europa cup laser 2016  
  Published
2016-5-10
 

2016-4-9   Campeonato San Isidro Labrador 2016   No special issues with racing rules
Very challenging weather and water conditions (many plants making life difficult for sailors and race officers).
20 classes in 8 course areas at different times.
Number of races does not include races for different fleets in the same class.
Event spread over three weekends, some classes racing in two weekends.
Besides fleet racing, Team Racing Championship for the Optimist class
  Published
2016-9-9
 

2016-4-8   International Spring Optimist Cup2016  
  Published
2016-4-12
 

2016-4-7   2016 Star World Championship  
  Published
2016-5-24
 

2016-4-5   470 European Championship  
  Published
2016-4-28
 

2016-4-4   ASAF Youth Sailing Cup 205-2016 Final  
  Published
2016-4-12
 

2016-4-1   Melges 24 European Sailing Series   Event counted also for Italian Sailing Series and for Slovenian National Championship.

Races were partial umpired.
RC did good job in mainly light and very shifty winds during all three days.
  Published
2016-4-8
 

2016-4-1   Cyprus Laser 4.7 & Techno National Championship 2016   Protest Committee m;ember Costas Constantinou NJ,CYP was killed at a car accident on his wat home after the end of the first racing day. During the rest of the event all cpmpetitors sailed with a black ribbon on their sails.
Due to very light variable winds there was no racing at the second day of the event.
  Published
2016-4-8
 

2016-3-29   Commodores' Cup   This was a well run event with beautiful sailing conditions   Published
2016-4-12
 

2016-3-26   Barbados 2016 GP14 World Championship   The NOR and SI were well written. They finished 10 races as scheduled. The wind was 15-20 knots everyday. This is a paradise for sailing with good wind and 26-28C temperature.
We had gate starts for 105 boats with no problem. On-the-water job was well executed with a challenge of securing the marks in 200 feet depth of water.
  Published
2016-4-19
 

2016-3-25   Magic Marine Easter Regatta 2016   One sailor was penalized under RRS 2 for pushing back another competitor and misbehaving while racing
No issue at all.
There was a tiny problem with the fleet assignments for the finals stage due to a discrepancy in between SI and NoR; however the problem was solved quite easily.
  Published
2016-4-8
 

2016-3-25   Sailing Point Easter Regatta Optimist 2016  
  Published
2016-3-28
 

2016-3-25   Magic Marine Easter Regatta 2016  
  Published
2016-8-19
 

2016-3-24   29 Izola Spring Cup  
For the light wind the racecofficer did a good job.
  Published
2016-4-9
 

2016-3-24   34th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist   The Official Notice Board was located at the main organizing club; some courtesy notice boards were at some hoisting clubs around and also a web service was used. But sometime the spreading of notices on the web site was not so quick as necessary to allow some competitor not hoisted in the clubs to be informed on time of some changes.
  Published
2016-4-8
 

2016-3-22   2016 ZOOM 8 EUROPEAN cHAMPIONSHIPS   Exellent Race manegement of Race committee and a CN Palamos   Published
2016-3-28
 

2016-3-19   Fish & Co. Youth Sailing Championships 2016  
  Published
2016-3-28
 

2016-3-11   Laser Europa Cup 2016   Moderate to strong breeze with complete program on the first day, strong breeze to moderate gale with two races for Laser Standard and only one for Radials and 4.7 on second day and strong gale with no races on last day of the race.


AO unsuccessfully attempted to constitute an International Jury. Finally they appointed protest committee with three IJ and two NJ from two countries. One IJ was PRO of the event at the same time. Due to some technical problems AO provided only one rib to the jury members for judging rule 42 on second day.


In one case protestee wasn't present at the hearing and PC continued with the hearing under rule 63.3(b). Later protestee lodged a request for reopening. PC called a hearing to find out if there is any good reason to reopen hearing. No new facts were found and no reasons for the unavoidable absence was presented so PC denied reopening. Later the class representative put unsuitable and strong pressure to PC to reopen hearing.
  Published
2016-3-17
 

2016-3-11   2016 South American Optimist Championship  
There were many on the water measurement penalties some of which were then requested redress hearings by the competitors.
  Published
2016-4-28
 

2016-3-9   Bodrum International Ooptimist Regatta  
  Published
2016-3-17
 

2016-3-5   2016 ASAF Asian Championships - RS:X, Lasers, 49ers   The regatta was the Asian continental qualifier for the Rio Olympic games for classes RS:X, 49ers and Lasers. For some countries it was also the Olympic selection event which put a lot of pressure to sailors to qualify first their country to the Games and then also to compete for their own place in the team.
At the first team leaders meeting the jury paid attention to the importance of the regatta and made it clear that only the fair sailing is accepted and any attempt to the team racing will be handled with the full seriousness and could result a very heavy penalties.
Also we had every morning the coaches meetings and all of them were very co-operative and supportive so at the end we did not have any problem with any country.
On the last day before the Medal Races we made a briefing for sailors, to remind the basic rules and procedures applicable for Medal Race. The briefing was very much appreciated by coaches and sailors.
It was a fair, successful and a great regatta!
It was definitely a challenging event to RC - as the wind came every day after 13-14 and 18 it was already dark, the day became a quite short. The wind was shifty and light, which made the job very hard for race management teams.
Two days we couldn't race as we got a historical weather conditions the Emirates never had - two days thunderstorm with rain and extremely heavy squalls, so the country closed even the schools for a day.
Eventually the normal weather came back and we got the Medal Races for all 6 classes on the last day.
The regatta was run on two course areas - windward-leeward for 49ers and RS:X and trapezoid course for Lasers.
  Published
2016-3-17
 

2016-3-4   2016 Finn European Championship     Published
2016-3-29
 

2016-3-4   Heineken Regatta   During the event several protests were invalid due to lack of protest plags and not informing the other party properly.
  Published
2016-3-28
 

2016-3-3   Gill Commodores Cup     Published
2016-3-28
 

2016-3-2   8th GCC Sailing Championships     Published
2016-3-28
 

2016-2-26   Subic to Boracay Race and Boracay Cup 2016   An optional, anchored, inner distance mark was specified in the sailing instructions. The rules applying at a mark of this type are not clear, and a Q&A will be raised on the subject. In the event the mark was not laid so there were no problems.

After the final race there was a complaint from one boat that another had sailed up to it and that sailors on it used obscene language and made gestures in reference to the complainant. The sailors from the accused boat were not available for any investigation, and reports will be made to their MNAs.
Perfect wind conditions as usual in Boracay made for champagne sailing throughout.
  Published
2016-3-17
 

2016-2-24   OceanBridge Sail Auckland 2016  
  Published
2016-2-29
 

2016-2-23   Cannes Dragon Grand Prix Troph?e Marinepool  
  Published
2016-2-29
 

2016-2-21   RS:X World Championship  
  Published
2016-3-14
 

2016-2-20   2016 470 World Championship  
  Published
2016-3-20
 

2016-2-18   27TH International Optimist Trophy   We had a hearing Rule 69 -grossmisconduct of 2 sailors , trying to check a list of BFD after general recall. Penalty was done to both a DGM.

Rule P2.3 wasnot applyed
Race management was exellent in light ,medium and strong wind.
  Published
2016-2-29
 

2016-2-16   Hong Kong Race Week 2016   There were 2 reports on Team Tactic using on the water on Laser and Optimist fleet. But after the interviews, the juries could not find any concrete evident so there was no further action.
  Published
2016-2-29
 

2016-2-16   Rolex 2016 Farr 40 World Championship  
  Published
2016-2-29
 

2016-2-15   2016 Central and South-American Laser Championship   No problems. Only we have to made some changes to Sailing Instructions because the use of U flag was no described, and Race Signal AP should be modified for onshore use. Other minor changes due to typing mistakes.
Excellent work by Race Committee and Organizing Committee. All, competitors and judges said were leaving with a very good impression of the event.
Races courses were very well set and very close to time targets.
  Published
2016-2-29
 

2016-2-13   Sailing Arabia - The Tour   Sailing Arabia - The Tour is a rally around the Persian and Arabian Gulfs. It is sailed in Farr 30s. There are 8 stopovers, the duration of the race is almost three weeks and the boats are sailing most of this time.
The race attracts good sailors and is becoming more and more competitive. Providing an international jury is a service that the sailors expect but it is rather impractical given the duration of the race.
The organisers have appointed a team of 7 jury members to hear protests over Skype conference call at each of the stopovers. There was a team of 5 jury members on standby for each stopover. There was a jury liaison managing the logistics on site, making sure that there was a conference room, a big screen for the parties to see the jury members and facilitating all the practical details.
There were some issues due to internet connection in the first stopover but after that the process was relatively smooth.
  Published
2016-3-13
 

2016-2-9   2016 49er World Championship  
  Published
2016-3-17
 

2016-2-9   2016 49er FX World Championship  
  Published
2016-3-17
 

2016-2-8   Nacra 17 World Championship 2016  
  Published
2016-2-29
 

2016-2-8   Semaine internationale de Cannes  
Very bad weather conditions: two first days with strong wind and waves and the last two days with light wind and shifty.
It was very difficult to validate the event (only 3 races during the week).
The RC uses U flag for the start after general recall under P flag.

  Published
2016-2-19
 

2016-2-7   2016 Kuwait OPTI Week   Very good race management under difficult weather conditions, with very light or no wind at all the first two days and very strong wing with high sea the last day.
Ten days before the event the OA invited as Jury member Teo Wee Lee IJ-SIN. The IJ accepted the invitation but just one day before the arrival day the organisers cancelled the invitation due to the high cost of the ticket which could not fit in their budget and were not able to find a last minute replacement.
RRS N1.5 is not applicable.
  Published
2016-2-21
 

2016-2-6   51 Semana Internacional Del Yachting  
This was an excellent event in terms of experience for all of us, because there were almost 500 competitors in 13 classes, 12 countries represented, and many different procedures to get sharped on.

We've got:
Fleet Race, Team Race, Medal Race, App P, Arbitration (for Opti Beginners mainly), so we had to stay focused on all the different procedures and rules.

An excellent event and excellent conditions for sailing !
  Published
2016-3-17
 

2016-2-6   Vilamoura Carnival Regatta  
  Published
2016-4-19
 

2016-2-2   420-470 Turkiye Yariyil Kupasi   Very strong wind & cold weather was effected during the Regatta...
  Published
2016-2-15
 

2016-2-2   Qatar International Regatta, Sail the Gulf 2016  
  Published
2016-2-9
 

2016-1-28   Grenada Sailing Week   There were a few SI problems that impacted the competitors. Some SI changes were posted too close to the time limit and were not fully reviewed prior to posting.

In general, the management of the event went very well when considering the event went to 3 different locations and the logistical problems that went with the changes.

The several classes were not scheduled to same the same number of classses every day.
This led to having the race number on the results being different that the race number sailed that day.
This was confusing to many competitors.


  Published
2016-2-19
 

2016-1-26   ASAF Cup and 13th NSC Langkawi International Regatta 2016   One of the judges could not come to the event and informed OA in short notice so RRS Appendices N1.5 applied.
  Published
2016-2-9
 

2016-1-22   MIAMI SWC   One action under 69.2(a)for team tactics between countries on the last day of the regatta.

  Published
2016-2-11
 

2016-1-21   67th Campeonato Brasileiro da Classe Snipe   There was no problems during all event, just some informal interpretation requests about SCIRA Rules of Event Conducts regarding wind speed ranges and redress by average points except the discard races.
The Race Management Team did a very nice job with strong tide and winds during all event.
  Published
2016-2-9
 

2016-1-21   Southeast Asian Windsurfing Championship-SIM 35th Singapore Open   There was only one request for redress. One board sailor requested for redress for another board sailor who helped him when he capsized and could not help himself. At the hearing, the juries found out that even though she has stopped sailing to help him, she finished 1st place in that race so the juries could not give her anything more except the compliment. At the prizes giving, there was announcement on this as well.
  Published
2016-2-9
 

2016-1-17   2016 Quantum Key West Race Week     Published
2016-2-15
 

2016-1-6   INTERNATIONAL 2.4MR AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP     Published
2016-1-20
 

2015-12-31   World O'pen Cup 2015 - Team Racing     Published
2016-1-15
 

2015-12-27   45th ISAF YOUTH WORLDS SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS     Published
2016-1-20
 

2015-12-27   New year regatta Laser Europa Cup - Hvar Croatia   Good wind and racing on first three days. On the last day wind was shifty so R.C. send Laser fleet ashore. Optimists finished 9 races in first three days and Memorial navigation race on the last day. Good RRS 42 observance.
Very good race management on both race courses.
  Published
2016-1-8
 

2015-12-27   World O'pen Cup 2015   The regatta used the O'pen BIC version of Addendum Q for all fleet racing this version included the ability for the judge to penalise a rule of part 2 without a protest hail. A total of 40 red flag penalties were given of which 67% were judge initiated, 33% were in response to a protest hail from a boat. Most penalties were for rule 10 or 31. A total of 5 green flag penalties were given.
The fleet was split into two sessions so the three judge-boats only needed to observe 60 boats racing at a time.

The class has O&R flags at 10 knots
  Published
2016-1-15
 

2015-12-27   20th Christmas Cup 5th Int?l Sailing Regatta   Due to very light winds during the first two days only one race was able to be sailed within the time limit. Gusting winds at the last day caused a lot of damages to a big number of boats.
Race management with a lot of problems due to the lack of experience of the PRO.
  Published
2016-1-6
 

2015-12-26   Rolex Sydney Hbart Yacht Race 2015  
  Published
2016-1-8
 

2015-12-19   Mapfre Middlesea Malta Euromed Regatta   One of the sailors was visually impaired and needed assistance throughout. His father | coach sent the OA the protocol as established by the RYA which enabled the sailor to race whilst given basic assistance via a freely available VHF channel. No issues, just praise.
The Optimist Class was divided in three groups with a separate group for novices. The Lasers were on a separate racing area. Race Management on the Optimist course was excellent.
  Published
2016-1-6
 

2015-12-7   ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2015   First time that the event was running out of St. Kilda, the new venue was functioning well.

The Paralympic Classes was being hosted at an other venue causing a few challenges when having to send a panel accross the bay for hearings.
The Paralympic Classes 2.4 and Sonar requested that an offset mark should be used after mark 1 for future events in order to avoid collisions just after rounding the windward mark.
  Published
2016-1-20
 

2015-12-5   29th Phuket King's Cup Regatta  
  Published
2016-1-15
 

2015-12-4   St.Nicholas Regatta 2015  
  Published
2015-12-17
 

2015-12-3   2015 Techno 293, RS:X &Raceboard South American Championship  
  Published
2015-12-17
 

2015-12-1   Star Sailors League Finale   The Star Sailor League Finale format was to sail a qualifying series followed by a one-race quarterfinal, semifinal and final using direct, on-the-water judging using a modified Addendum Q and modified Star Class Rules. With the rule 86.2 permission of ISAF Addendum Q was changed to allow for limited redress during the qualifying series. With the permission of the International Star Class, Addendum Q, Appendix P (with the "O" flag minimum of 6 kts.), number of races per day and courses were changed by the NOR and SIs. No additional issues arose.
Uncharacteristic light winds for Nassau in December allowed on seven of the nine qualifying races to be sailed.
  Published
2015-12-17
 

2015-11-26   J24 South American Championship     Published
2016-2-11
 

2015-11-25   India International Regatta 2015  
  Published
2016-3-28
 

2015-11-24   2015 Para World Sailing Championships   Measurers did a complete measurement of all boats prior to racing. Many boats had deficiencies that were remediated prior to the start of racing. Measurers were afloat observing adherence to class rules while racing. Measurers then did checks of boats for specific equipment at the dock each morning, pointing out any further deficiencies for boats to remedy before racing that day. On the second-last day measurers did equipment inspections on the water of boats drawn randomly by their finish order, and all boats passed inspection. This approach of early identification and opportunities for remediation brought the fleet up to standards for equipment and requirements while racing.

Specific class rules that took ongoing attention were the fit of the seatbelt and crew positions in the Skud 18 class, and the position of the black band and crew positions in the Sonar class.

The regatta?s on-line system included scoring and a facility for recording the decisions of the international jury in each hearing. The system posed some challenges to judges in its use. For protests involving multiple protestees, the system generated a protest notice that listed only one protestee. This resulted in a hearing with one boat not listed as a protestee. The boat was given a copy of the protest form and she did come to the hearing. However, with an error in her notification as a party to the hearing, her later request to reopen was granted, since she did not have adequate time to prepare and find witnesses. A further challenge was that the space provided to list the rules applicable was also too small, so rules were recorded with conclusions. A further challenge was that, at times when a decision was being prepared, the option to publish the decision on-line had been activated. If un-noticed, the jury was unintentionally showing the decision being drafted on-line in real time. Special care was needed to be sure to un-check the box before drafting decisions.

The Sailing Instructions included a sign-on and sign-off procedure ashore by the competitors or a support person each day. On the first day, many boats were not signed off, so it was uncertain whether they came ashore after racing. The organizing authority then changed the procedure, so that spotters on the piers recorded the boats as they departed for racing and returned from racing each day. This system worked well, ensured safety, and avoided any unnecessary penalties to competitors that were unrelated to their results while racing.
  Published
2015-12-17
 

2015-11-24   Folkart International Cesme Opti Week (ICOW) 2015  
  Published
2016-1-25
 

2015-11-24   2015 Finn Gold Cup   None
None
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-24   Folkart International Cesme Opti Week (ICOW) 2015   Alen Kustic IJCRO couldn't come at the last moment due to very serious health problem in his family and could not be replaced. One local CJ was appointed in order to help the jury on the water judging.
Very strong South winds prevailed during the event which created a number of small issues due limited number of big safety boats, but everything went very well at the end due to the very good race management committee performance.
During a hearing, ISR coach Erez Eliahou,interpreter for ISR 135, was asked to leave the jury hearing room due to his bad behaviour towards the jury members.

  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-20   Soling South American Championship   No comments
No comments
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-19   Bermuda Keelboat Regatta  
  Published
2015-12-16
 

2015-11-17   2015 Laser Radial Woman?s World Championship     Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-13   49er & 49erFX World Championships 2015   Redress was granted to GBR 6 under 62.1(b) which (unknown to the jury), caused FRA 9 to change from gold fleet to silver fleet at the end of the qualifying series. The jury denied redress to FRA 9 as the decision did not make FRA 9's series score significantly worse. The jury then immediately reopened the original redress hearing under rule 66 as it had made a "significant error" under rule 64.2 by not making as "fair an arrangement as possible for all boats affected". The effect was a significant worsening of her place from gold to silver fleet. Redress granted to FRA 9 was reinstatement into the Gold fleet for the fleet racing series.
Race management was excellent, especially considering the frequency of shifts, and pressure changes. On the third day of racing a storm front caused severe loss of visibility, capsizes and several rigs were broken. Rescue efforts by the Race Committee and coaches were excellent. The absence of a check-out and check-in procedure caused concern ashore as to the safety of all teams until it was determined that all boat dollies were accounted for. It is suggested that in the future a proper check-out and check-in tally system, linked to competitors and not boat dollies, be implemented for the safety of all competitors. This is a class and OA issue.
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-13   Opatija Cup 2015  
  Published
2015-11-19
 

2015-11-12   National Day Regatta 2015  
  Published
2015-11-19
 

2015-11-10   2015 Hong Kong Open Windsurfing Championships  
There were a total of 152 entries, (Male: 99, Female: 53) for both the International and National sections in 4 classes(RSX, Raceboard, Techno, Raceboard 05)
The Race Management coordinated and ran successfully the races very well in mostly shifty and strong winds (18kts).
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-7   COLOMBIA NATIONAL GAMES 2015   THE NOR STATED THAT AMONG THE CLASSES TO COMPETE IN THE REGATTA WAS WINDSURFING SLALOM WITHOUT SPECIFYING THE BOARDS. MANY QUESTIONS WERE LODGED BY THE PARTICIPANTS TO THE RACE COMMITTEE TO SOLVE THIS DILEMMA.
THE NOR ALSO STATED THAT THERE WOULD NOT BE MEASUREMENT, THERE WAS NO MEASURER IN THE VENUE.
ONE RULE 69 HEARING, A WARNING WAS ISSUED TO THE COMPETITOR, NO FURTHER ACTIONS TAKEN.
THE COLOMBIAN NATIONAL FEDERATION UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF ITS PRESIDENT MADE AN EXTRAORDINARY EFFORT TO RUN THE REGATTA. RACE MANAGEMENT SUPPLIES AND BOATS WERE FLOWN AD SHIPPED TO THE VENUE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COLOMBIAN NAVY. THE SITE WAS A REMOTE TROPICAL AREA CLOSE TO THE PANAMIAN BORDER.
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-5   49er South American Championship   No comments
No commnets
  Published
2015-11-19
 

2015-11-5   49erFX South American Championship   No comments
No comments
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-3   Star Class World Championhship   No comments
No comments
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-11-2   Audi 13th Autumn Gocek Race Week   Nothing of interest.
Well run traditional IRC event by a competent RC.
  Published
2015-11-19
 

2015-11-1   Etchell World Championships   Prior to the event, the International Jury received a request for a crew substitution and discovered that the class rule prohibiting substitution was in conflict with the SIs and NoR. To meet the intent of the class leadership, the class rule was consequentially changed in compliance with ISAF regulations. In addition, subsequent cases revealed additional issues regarding the class rules which were discussed with the class representatives.
Two members of the six person International Jury were unable to attend due to family emergencies. The organising authority found a replacement international judge at very short notice and the International Jury remained properly constituted under Appendix N. Arbitration was available at this event and it was then not possible to have an arbitrator who was independent of an international jury panel. However, as it turned out, only one protest might have been suitable for arbitration.
Appendix P was not in force at this event, but the International Jury did not observe a culture of rule 42 breaches.
A 62 foot junk was a very distinctive and functional jury office.

  Published
2015-11-19
 

2015-10-29   China Cup 2015   This event has a very varied entry, from top international teams to those with little experience sailing chartered boats. Consequently many protests fail due to validity.
A limited on water 'umpire' service was implemented. Judges were able to respond to a protest flag with flags to indicate if they would bring evidence that a rule had been broken. A number of red flags were displayed each day resulting in penalties being taken on the water and presumably avoiding hearings. This service was necessarily limited with just three jury boats on the water, but the service was well appreciated by competitors.
Appendix N1.4(b) was used most days, splitting the six person jury into panels of 3. There were no requests for hearings by a full IJ.
The race management team provided great racing for all classes using a variety of pre-set courses. Some confusions in the course instructions could be ironed out for next year.
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-10-28   ISAF SWC FINAL   All judges (12) being on the water for Medal Races sailed on 2 racing areas, the jury received on the water a protest for pre-Medal Race Equipment Inspection. The protest has been heard on the water before the starting procedure. The protest decision (penalty points) has been shown to all competitors before the starting sequence with a board on the starting vessel displaying Lima flag.

  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-10-28   The 4th Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries Cup International Yacht Race 2015  
  Published
2015-12-23
 

2015-10-25   Transat Jacques Vabre 2015   1. The Jury met before the start in Le Havre, with one member participating by Skype and e-mail.
Two members of the Jury were present at the finish, with hearings conducted by e-mail and Skype.

2. Before the start the Jury determined penalties for broken or damaged seals on equipment. These penalties applied when the Equipment Inspector reported that such damage was, in his estimation, accidental. If the competitor accepted this penalty a simplified hearing procedure was used.
  Published
2015-12-7
 

2015-10-24   26th Marmaris International Race Week   Nothing of importance do report.
The Race Committee had the difficult task to conduct the event in conditions of very light winds. It was not possible to have any starts in the first racing day. Later, in one race, in extremely light winds, an enormous number of boats concentrated at a mark. A number of safety conscious skippers started engines on stand-by, ready to use them to prevent collisions and possible damages. Some of them declared this fact, according to the SI, which allowed running engines for battery charging. In the absence of protests from boats about the use of engines for propulsion, no actions were taken with respect to any boat. Later, following a protest of a boat vs. boat, the protested boat was DSQ for failing to declare the running of the engine for charging batteries.
  Published
2015-11-19
 

2015-10-24   26th Marmaris International Race Week     Published
2015-11-19
 

2015-10-23   TECHNO 293 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & TECHNO PLUS CUP  
  Published
2015-11-2
 

2015-10-23   TECHNO 293 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & TECHNO PLUS CUP  
  Published
2015-11-2
 

2015-10-23   OPTIMIST ASIAN & OCEANIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2015   There were 2 protests that involved Rule 2. First one was the Team tactic and the second one was using bad words during racing. The juries could not find concrete evidence on both cases so the protests were dismissed.
The NOR and SI were well written from IODA adding Standard Penalties on Optimist Class rules compliance. It worked well and reduced jury hearings. The wind was good throughout the event so 20 races were completed as scheduled.
  Published
2015-11-2
 

2015-10-20   CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN LASER CHAMPIONSHIP   No problems in all the event. Measurement was made by Luis Leal de Faria (PORLF1), who was very close to the Laser class.
Very good race management, and great facilities provided by the host club, Veleiros do Sul. 10 races completed for Laser Radials, 8 for Laser Standard and 8 for Laser 4.7. Two courses used depending of wind conditions: Windward- Leeward and Laser Trapezoid.
  Published
2015-11-19
 

2015-10-19   2015 RSX World Championship  
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-17   Rolex Middle Sea Race   Increasing use of AIS and tracker systems is reducing the need for sailors to report positions for safety reasons. The communications section of sailing instructions will be reviewed and reporting requirements reduced in future editions of this race.

Light airs on the start line led to the race start being postponed for 20 minutes.

The Messina Strait traffic separation scheme passage was more difficult than usual due to light airs and adverse currents. However there were no incidents. Italian Coastguard Authorities maintained close liaison with race control throughout the time that yachts were transiting the strait.

"Duffy" ITA 16139 stood by another yacht for over 10 hours in adverse conditions. A request for redress was submitted on her behalf by the race committee and redress granted.
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-16   Sail Doha 2015   The NOR and SI were well written. No issue on the water.
  Published
2015-11-2
 

2015-10-16   The 96th Korean National Sports Festival - Sailing   This sailing event is part of the annual (All Korea) National Sports Festival for the nations selected elite, senior and youth, from nine provinces.
Race management was excellent in the face of challenging weather conditions.
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-13   SYWOC 15 - Coupe du monde de voile des etudiants  
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-12   J70 European Championship   Rule 44.1 was changed: Two-Turns Penalty was replaced by a One-Turn Penalty.
Despite no Appendix P applied, the jury was present on the water with two ribs
observing the racing with always 3 judges onboard. When a rule infringement was
observed, the Jury whistled so the competitors were informed that the judges saw the
incident. Some took penalty turns, some cases were brought to a hearing.
The level of incidents with serious damage were high.
The Race Committee did an excellent job to provide fair consistent races throughout
the week despite sometimes unfortunate wind conditions.
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-11   2015 470 World Championship  
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-11   2015 Sunfish World Championship   The Worlds SIs were derived from the World Youth SIS, rather than ab initio from the ISAF template and Youth scoring provisions (1 discard after 6; 9 races max) were carried over to the Worlds SIs, when a second discard after 12 races was defined in the Worlds NOR. To the embarrassment of the jury and the RC, this was not noticed until the series started. The RC and Jury posted a joint notice to the effect that there was a conflict between the NOR and SIs, and that the NOR would govern since it represented an implied contract between the OA and the competitors. Fortunately, the conflict was discovered before discards came into effect.
The race committee ran 11 5-leg windward leeward courses. Only one race was in winds of less than 10 knots, the rest were in 15 to 25 knots. The high wind day required that coaches be directed to undertake safety boat duties. All but one of the RRS 42 penalties were given in the light air race.
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-7   2015 Sunfish Youth World Championships   One of the IJ's arrival was delayed and the jury contemplated the strategy in the event of an early protest. In lieu of declaring the Jury not properly constituted we decided to invoke N1.4(b) since reopening within the period of the regatta would be possible. This strategy met the letter, if perhaps not the spirit of rule N1.4(b), although happily the one hearing did not occur until all IJs were available.

The Jury was 3IJs plus 3 NJs for a three-boat RRS 42 team, but hearings employed a properly constituted 5 judge panel.
The OA did a good job executing an event some 250km remote from race management resources in Lima. The desert-generated sea breezes made the effort more than worth while!
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-7   2015 Kuwait International Regatta   One IJ was unable to attend and organisers didn't manage to replace her.App N1.5 applied.
Due to light winds and very strong current the RC was unable to complete all scheduled races.
  Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-10-6   2015 Tornado Open and Mixed European Championship   Several potential hearing was abandoned after sailors are signed anckolegement forms about infingement RRS Part 2,RRS 31 .
Fantastic race mangement in the shifty conditions of light and medium winds.
Great social servise , and ashore.
It was a first event in CZE of so hihg level of competion (Europeans)in sailing sport.Fantastic help of many volonters.
  Published
2015-7-9
 

2015-10-5   SOF, Semaine Olympique Fran?aise  
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-3   VI Copa Sin Fronteras 2015  
The race officer does not have enough experience to be in charge of this level of international races. Neither the OA nor the RC checked the RC boat before the competition. As a consequence of a failure of the engine of the RC boat, the race officer was unable to set properly the finishing line. This improper action generated very difficult to solve requests of redress, diminishing the quality of the event.
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-10-2   6th CISM Military World - Sailing   Everything went smoothly. They were able to finish all races planned. Good wind good hospitality as always.
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-9-30   Optimist African Championship   This was the first regatta organised at this venue. Facilities both on and off the water were good. However, launching and recovery from the beach proved difficult whenever a large swell was running. Indeed, on the first day of racing the swell was providing excellent conditions for local surfers. The Jury played an active role in assisting sailors to navigate through the surf and get safely ashore.

The championship format includes a day of team racing. 32 races were sailed, umpired by the Jury. They were assisted by local race officials, who learnt rapidly and proved very competent.

In one incident, part of a boat's equipment, the mast retainer designed to prevent the mast from coming out of the mast step, was moved out of place by the launching team. The boat then sailed to the starting area, started and raced. Following an on the water equipment inspection, the Measurer protested this breach of class rules. The Jury decided that it remained the competitor's responsibility to ensure that the boat complied with class rules, and gave the appropriate discretionary penalty.

One IJ was unable to travel, but was available for full Jury hearings by Skype.
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-9-30   International Youth Cup 2015   We applied Appendix P to each race and not cumulative. From our observation this change has not affected the behaviour of the sailors and the number of infringments.
  Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-9-30   Melges 20 World Championship 2015   The sailing instructions provided for arbitration for protests involving rules of part 2 and rule 31. An arbitrator was, therefore appointed who did not sit on the international jury.
  Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-9-30   Internationale Deutsche Jugenmeisterschaft  
  Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-9-29   LES VOILES DE SAINT TROPEZ  
  Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-9-26   2015 Asian Windsurfing Championship     Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-9-24   US Offshore Championship  
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-9-23   2015 J70 North American Championship   The Jury was tasked with on-water Rule 42, Rule 49, Crew Position (Class Rule) and Sprit Position (Class Rule) penalization. All shared the yellow flag and a one turn penalty (with modification of Appendix P). The Class rule on pumping the asymmetric spinnaker appeared very liberal and when the jury queried it, the class representative asked for a jury interpretation limiting the liberality, as had reportedly been done at the J70 World Championships. The jury refused to do so on the basis that it believed that it would be an erroneous interpretation, which would allow redress under Rule P4. Instead, the class issued the interpretation. The jury was more comfortable with this approach, based on Rule 64.3(b). It is the class' intent to amend their amendment of Rule 42.3(c) in future to clarify any doubted meaning. In the end the spinnaker issue seemed moot since the competitors were more prone to main pumping than spinnaker pumping. There were 3 sprit penalties, 1 body position penalty (Rule 49), and 1 Rule 42 penalty.
The race committee ran 10 of 12 scheduled races in generally light winds. Practices were generally of a high standard although there were occasionally spurious sound signals from the signal boat, reportedly due to electrical problems.
  Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-9-22   37e Edition des Regates Royales-Trophee Panerai  
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-21   Mini Transat Iles de Giadeloupe  
  Published
2015-12-16
 

2015-9-18   2015 CORK Fall Regatta 2015 Canadian Soling Championship   Very well run regatta; final regatta of the 2015 CORK sailing season. It was also the 2015 Canadian Soling Championship. Very light and shifty winds on final day of the event, allowing only 1 race by one fleet on the two separate race circles. Attendance was up from last year.
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-18   Delta Lloyd Open Dutch Championship   The RC changed for several classes RRS 44.1 to allow only one turn as the appropriate penalty. Unfortunately RRS 44.2 (or RRS P2.1) was not changed for this classes, so that e.g. the 29er class had to do two turns, when a boat was penalized under App.P, which is absolutely unusual for that class. One 29er did only a one turn-penalty and was scored DSQ. The boat seeked redress, but redress was not given, because the (for the 29er class) unusual SI were clear.
Event had three race courses and the event management had to create a tough schedule to give all classes the scheduled 7 to 10 races, which was achieved! Very good organisation for the sailors.
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-18   Delta Lloyd Open Dutch Championship   For the 29er class an amendment to the SI's was posted changing the penalty under RRS 44.1 to one turn. Appendix P applied. A penalty under Appendix P is in accordance with RRS 44.2 thus remained at two turns. Sailors were not aware of this fine distinction and it was necessary to score a boat DSQ for only completing one turn in response to a yellow flag. This seems very harsh.
Event had three race courses and the event management had to create a tough schedule to give all classes the scheduled 7 to 10 races, which was achieved! Very good organisation for the sailors.
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-18   Laser Europa Cup 2015   Unfortunately Franjo Juric NJ-CRO could not come due to a health problem. therefore the jury acted under rule N1.5
The IRO had to fight with shifty winds and did a very good work. The whole team and the equipment of the club had been excellent. Very good communication with the coaches and competitors.
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-14   ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao 2015     Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-13   FD European Championship 2015  
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-13   NYYC Invitational Cup   Addendum Q was used, but modified with ISAF approval to allow redress in certain circumstances as this event was a 12 race Corinthian series regatta. The modified Addendum Q and full umpiring of the matched Swan 42s worked well.
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-13   FD European Championship 2015  
All scheduled 9 races were completed in 4 days instead of 6. The first day the south wind was 30+.
3 races were completed on the 2nd day with S wind up to 20kn, followed on the 3rd day with 2 races with wind up to 25 kn. On the 4th day races no 6 and 7 were completed with wind from the same S direction up to 15 kn. Friday, the 18th brought us a sunny, warm day with S wind of abt 10 kn and the last 2 races were completed.
The event was a success in every aspect. Excellent race management on the water and ashore.
One IJ could not attend the event, and no replacement was available on a short notice. The Jury remained properly constituted according to N1.5
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-12   JUNIOR SNIPE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP  
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-12   6th Musto Performance Skiff Worlds  
Class requested use of W flag to speed up the races but, due the good wind conditions, it never was used
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-12   6th Musto Performance Skiff Worlds   Following concerns from the class that there could be long delays to starting another race because of the large difference of abilities of sailors, yet they wanted to avoid "DNF" points where possible, the following was devised. Much effort was made to find a possible solution that did not alter any definition.

The following SI was included:
14 ?W? flag scoring
14.1 When flag ?W? is displayed to a boat the boat will be scored points equivalent to its position in the race at that time.
14.2 After ?W? has been displayed to a boat any boat that has progressed further down the course will be scored points fewer than a boat to whom W has been displayed.
14.3 Should the RC be unable to determine the actual position of boats they will be awarded the average of possible points available to them.
This changes appendix A4 and A5.
This enabled the RC to score boats that were a long way behind the fleet and not delay subsequent races.
The following explanation paper was posted on the noticeboard and the Class welcomed this approach.
MUSTO SKIFF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
Use of the ?W? flag
Aims and objectives
The objective of flag ?W? I to allow a maximum number of boats who have sailed at least half of the course to be scored even if they are some distance behind the leader and would be unlikely to make the time limit (see SI 18.4)
The ?W? flag procedure (see SI 14) enables boats to be scored and allows them to return to the starting area so a subsequent race can start earlier than might otherwise be the case.
Procedure
Except when all boats have passed through the final gate and approximately 15 minutes after the first boat has passed through the final gate an RC boat will display flag ?W?.
All boats that subsequently pass through the final gate will be scored points for their position in the race at the time they pass through the gate.
The W flag will remain displayed 20 minutes after the first boat has sailed the course and finished or until all boats have completed the leg, whichever is earlier.
Any boat that passes through the gate before flag ?W? is displayed but does not finish the race within the time limit will be scored in accordance with Si 14.3. See example below.
AFTER THE W FLAG HAS BEEN DISPLAYED TO A BOAT SHE IS NO LONGER RACING. SHOULD RETURN TO THE START AREA AS SUBSEQUENT RACES CAN BE EXPECTED TO START WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF THE END OF TIME LIMIT.
BOATS SHOULD MONITOR THEIR PROGRESS AND RETURN TO THE STARTING AREA IF THEY FEEL THEY MAY BE UNABLE TO FINISH WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT. IF THEY HAVE COMPLETED HALF THE NUMBER OF LEGS OF THE COURSE THEY WILL BE SCORED AS ABOVE.
SUBSEQUENT STARTS WILL NOT BE DELAYED BY WAITING FOR BOATS TO RETURN TO THE STARTING AREA AFTER THE TIME LIMIT HAS EXPIRED.

Once a longer line had been decided on by the race team after the first days racing there were less problems at the start and a greater opportunity to get a fair start. Fortunately an incorrect signal from the committee boat after the first boat finished was not seen and it did not effect the boats still to finish all of whom passed through the finish line.
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-12   6th Musto Performance Skiff Worlds   Following a request from the class that there was a concern that owing to various ability levels many would end up being scored DNF and that there could be a considerable delay in starting following races the following was devised. Great care was taken with the wording to avoid changing any definition.

The following Si was included:
14 W flag scoring
14.1 When flag W is displayed to a boat the boat will be scored points equivalent to its position in the race at that time.
14.2 After W has been displayed to a boat any boat that has progressed further down the course will be scored points fewer than a boat to whom W has been displayed.
14.3 Should the RC be unable to determine the actual position of boats they will be awarded the average of possible points available to them.
This changes appendix A4 and A5.
This enabled the RC to score boats that were a long way behind the fleet and not delay subsequent races.
The following explanation paper was posted on the noticeboard and the Class welcomed this approach.
MUSTO SKIFF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
Use of the W flag
Aims and objectives
The objective of flag W I to allow a maximum number of boats who have sailed at least half of the course to be scored even if they are some distance behind the leader and would be unlikely to make the time limit (see SI 18.4)
The W flag procedure (see SI 14) enables boats to be scored and allows them to return to the starting area so a subsequent race can start earlier than might otherwise be the case.
Procedure
Except when all boats have passed through the final gate and approximately 15 minutes after the first boat has passed through the final gate an RC boat will display flag W.
All boats that subsequently pass through the final gate will be scored points for their position in the race at the time they pass through the gate.
The W flag will remain displayed 20 minutes after the first boat has sailed the course and finished or until all boats have completed the leg, whichever is earlier.
Any boat that passes through the gate before flag W is displayed but does not finish the race within the time limit will be scored in accordance with SI 14.3. See example below.
AFTER THE W FLAG HAS BEEN DISPLAYED TO A BOAT SHE IS NO LONGER RACING. SHOULD RETURN TO THE START AREA AS SUBSEQUENT RACES CAN BE EXPECTED TO START WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF THE END OF TIME LIMIT.
BOATS SHOULD MONITOR THEIR PROGRESS AND RETURN TO THE STARTING AREA IF THEY FEEL THEY MAY BE UNABLE TO FINISH WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT. IF THEY HAVE COMPLETED HALF THE NUMBER OF LEGS OF THE COURSE THEY WILL BE SCORED AS ABOVE.
SUBSEQUENT STARTS WILL NOT BE DELAYED BY WAITING FOR BOATS TO RETURN TO THE STARTING AREA AFTER THE TIME LIMIT HAS EXPIRED.

Initially there were problems with the line being set too short, but with the longer line the RC got the fleet off well. A reluctance to protest by the pin end RC boat for being hit by competitors was noticed and evidence that became apparent from the "official" drone was used by the jury.
On the final race after the first boat had finished an error was made by the race committee on displaying an incorrect signal, but fortunately this was not seen by competitors or they did not know its meaning.
  Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-9-12   Kona Windsurfing World Championship  
  Published
2015-9-7
 

2015-9-11   Merkantil Bank Laser Europa Cup and Quantum Sails BYC Cup  
  Published
2015-10-20
 

2015-9-10   LITTLECUP 2015 ? C Class World Championships 2015  
  Published
2015-10-26
 

2015-9-9   Finn Masters European Cup  
  Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-7   SSL Lake Grand Slam and Star Swiss Open   The international jury was approved by the Swiss Sailing Association, as required by their prescription. A delegate of Swiss Sailing Association was present throughout the regatta. The OA received the approval of the Star Class to permit pumping, rocking and ooching in accordance with Appendix P5 when the wind speed is sustained at 6 kts or higher at deck level on a race committee vessel.

The regatta proceeded in two parts: the Swiss Star Championship as a qualifying series; followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. The second part of the regatta used Addendum Q with direct judging for ten boats for the quarter-finals, four for the semi-finals and finals. Three jury boats provided good coverage for these races.

The prize money for the top finishers had no impact on the work done by the international jury, either in hearings for the fleet racing, or for direct judging under Addendum Q.

  Published
2015-9-13
 

2015-9-7   Iberdrola 2015 Eurosaf Disabled Sailing European Chapionship   Good racing in good wind conditions. Excellent performance of the Race Management Team
  Published
2015-9-13
 

2015-9-6   A Cat World Championship Punta Ala 2015     Published
2015-9-29
 

2015-9-6   Rolex Maxi Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship  
  Published
2015-9-13
 

2015-9-5   Carnac 2015 ISAF Tornado Open World Championships  
  Published
2015-9-13
 

2015-9-5   Centomiglia 2015  
When, for example, 5 numbered notices are displayed on the official notice board (ONB) within the time limit in the sailing instructions for publishing of notices and no numeral pennant is displayed below Flag L each time, signifying the number of the notice, then Flag L needs to be lowered and re-hoisted with a sound signal each time a new notice or notices are displayed on the ONB.
  Published
2015-9-7
 

2015-9-5   ISAF Tornado European Championship 2015  
  Published
2015-10-26