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8th ROUND HAINAN REGATTA 2017

2017-01-19 97

  

  17th to 25th March 2017

  NOTICE OF RACE

  

1.RULES


1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020.


1.2 Additional rules:

The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR);

The IRC Rules Parts A, B & C; except that IRC Rule 22.4 shall not apply, there will be no limitations on crew number or weight;

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCAS) may replace the RRS part 2 as stated in the Sailing Instructions.

The class rules of boats entered in aOne-Design Class.


1.3 The Notice of Race (with further amendments).


1.4 The 8th Round Hainan Regatta 2017 Sailing Instructions (with further amendments). 


1.5 No national prescription will apply.


1.6 Race documents will be published in both Chinese and English. In case of conflict between languages, the English text will take precedence.



2.ADVERTISING


2.1 The advertising displayed on a boat (hull, sails and boom) or on crew-wear during the event is permitted in accordance with the ISAF Regulation 20 of Advertising Code, and requirements from Local rules.


2.2 Boats will require displaying advertising chosen and supplied by the OC, and shall be required to affix racing number on both side of bow, as instructed by the OC. The OC will supply the tags. Teams may display their team’s Name, Image, Logo and advertising on each side of the hull but the material of the sticker must be 3M or others with the similar quality will be detailed in Appendix 1.



3.ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY


3.1 The Regatta is open to entries from local and international sailors (and teams) who may be representing a country, a city, and a club or, if formally authorized by the OC, an individual boat owner. 


3.2 Sailboats eligible to enter the Round Hainan Regatta shall comply with definition of the Monohull Sailboat.


3.3 Boats participating in the offshore races shall meet the requirements of ISAF OSR for Category 3. The Race Committee will appoint an officer to conduct inspection of safety equipment of the boats.


3.4 All sailors shall bring own life jacket conform to international standards. 


3.5 The regatta is open to IRC Classes (IRC1, IRC2, IRC3, IRC4, IRC5, and IRC6), OP Class and J80 One-Design Class. 


3.5.1 IRC Classes

The teams shall register in accordance and under the conditions to choose IRC1 Class, IRC2 Class, IRC3 Class, IRC4 Class, IRC5 Class and IRC6 Class race. The Organizing Committeein accordance with the equal principles and based on IRC rating (Length of Hull, Displacement, Time Correction Factor (TCC)) will has the right to move a boat in another class.

IRC Classes of Monohull boat-length of the respectively not less than 32ft. (excluding bowsprit and bumpkin) and with full self-recovery ability are eligible. 

The OC will provide 3 RHN-Dubois 50 sailboats in IRC Classes for overseas teams that cannot bring their own boats. The boats’ names and advertisements will be decided by the OC at its entire discretion.


3.5.2 OP Class

The OC will provide 30-40 sailboats. The boats’ names and advertisements will be decided by the OC at its entire discretion.


3.5.3 J80 One-Design Class

The OA will provide 8-10 sailboats. The boats’ names and advertisements will be decided by the OC at its entire discretion.


3.6 Crew qualification


3.6.1 IRC Classes:

Each boat shall haveat least 2helmsmen with offshore and In-Port race experience (Chinese shall have Yacht Driver license) andat least 2 crews with international standards of safety and lifesaving training certificate. Helmsmen and crew must provide relevant certificates during registration.


3.6.2 J80 One-Design Class:

Each boat shall have at least 1 helmsman with offshore and In-Port race experience (Chinese shall have Yacht Driver license). Helmsman must provide relevant certificates during registration.


3.7 Overseas competitors shall have a valid Chinese Visa for entering China.


3.8 Eligible boats shall register with the following information: 


The completing Entry Form: Crew List, Team profile(short description of racing experience), brief introductions of Skipper and 2 other crews.

Skipper’s certificate: Yacht Driver's License,

Yacht certificates: The Hong Kong sailboats shall have Certificate of Ownership and Operating License; The Mainland China sailboats shall have Certificate of Ownership, Certificate of Seaworthiness,and Certificate of Registry. 

IRC Certificate:All IRC participating boats shall have a Valid IRC Rating Certificate.

Insurance:Photocopy of Precise the mandatory insurances.

At the same time the entry fees will be paid to Round Hainan Regatta Organizing Authority

Regular entries will be accepted until 18:00hrs on Friday 20thJan. 2017Beijing Time.

Late entries may be accepted up until 18:00hrs on Friday 10th Feb. 2017 Beijing Time at the entire discretion of the OC and subject to payment of the specified late-entry fee.


3.9 The OC will verify the qualifications of teams, and in 5 working days give formal reply whether to accept the application.



4.FEES


4.1 The required fees for the 8th Round Hainan Regatta 2017 are as follows:

Regular Entry Fee (On or before 20th Jan. 2017) RMB¥1,000(HK$1,300/US$165/EU€125)

Late Entry Fee (On or before 10thFeb. 2017)RMB¥2,000(HK$2,600/US$330/EU€250)

The Entry Fee includes participate boat berthing, Water, and Power Service fees during the event.


4.2 Crew fee (includes the skipper):


4.2.1 IRC Classeseach participating boat pays RMB ¥ 5,000 (HK$6,500 / US$825 / EU€525), each participating boat can submit crews 10 persons (including the Skipper); J80 One-Design Class each participating boat pays RMB ¥ 3,000 (HK$3,900 / US$495 / EU€375), each participating boat can submit crews 6 persons (including the Skipper); OP Class each participating boat pays RMB ¥ 500 (HK$650 / US$83 / EU€63), each participating boat can submit crews 1 person; (If individual participating team has exceed the number of capacity, all the costs incurred shall be covered by team).


4.2.2 The fee for each crew will include accommodation, meals, souvenirs, the tickets for all official functions and Opening & Prize-Giving Ceremony, and parties of the regatta, shuttle buses transportation between regatta center and hotels. The OC will not be provided fuel during racing days and meals when racing on the sea, teams are required to arrange by their own. 


4.3 If the OC receives a written cancellation (notice) of entry after 18:00hrs on 10th Feb. 2017, the entry fee is not refundable. Prior to this deadline full entry fees are refundable.


4.4 The OC will provide charter boats, the charter fees are as follows: 


4.4.1 RHN-Dubois 50 sailboats:

Charter fee – RMB ¥ 70,000 (HK$ 91000 / US$ 11550 / EU€ 8750) per boat (Entry fee is NOT included)

Security deposit – RMB ¥ 20,000 (HK$26000 / US$ 3200 / EU€ 2500) per boat


4.4.2 J80 sailboats:

Charter fee – RMB ¥ 20,000 (HK$26000 / US$ 3300/ EU€2500) (Entry fee is NOT included)

Security deposit – RMB ¥ 5,000 (HK$6500 / US$ 825/ EU€625) per boat


4.4.3 OP sailboats:

Charter fee – RMB ¥ 500 (HK$ 650/ US$ 83 / EU€ 63) per boat (Entry fee is NOT included)

Security deposit – RMB ¥ 500 (HK$ 650/ US$ 83 / EU€ 63) per boat


4.4.4 The above security deposits are refundable after the race, provided the boat and equipment are in good working conditions. 



5.SCHEDULE


5.1 Daily race schedules


Time Activity Class Place
Friday, 17 March 2017
09:30-15:00 Registration, Boats Inspection, All Classes Sanya Serenity Coast Marina
17:00 Technical Meeting All Classes Sanya Serenity Coast Marina
Saturday, 18 March 2017
10:00 Sanya In-Port Race(s) All Classes Sanya Bay
19:00 The Opening Ceremony All Classes Sanya Serenity Coast Marina
Sunday, 19 March 2017
10:00 Sanya-HaikouOffshore Race IRC1-3 Sanya-West Coast-Haikou
Sanya In-Port Race(s) IRC4-6, J80 & OP Sanya Bay
Monday, 20 March 2017

Sanya-HaikouOffshore Race IRC1-3 Sanya-West Coast-Haikou
10:00 Sanya In-Port Race(s) IRC4-6, J80 & OP Sanya Bay
1hour after the race In-Port Race Prize Giving Sanya Serenity Coast Marina
Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sanya-HaikouOffshore Race IRC1-3 Sanya -West Coast- Haikou
10:00 Sanya-Lingshui Offshore Race IRC4-6 Sanya-East Coast-Wanning
12:00 Departure J80 & OP Sanya
19:00 Lingshui Stopover Prize Giving Ceremony IRC4-6 Lingshui
Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lay day in Haikou IRC1-3 Haikou
10:00 Lingshui-WanningOffshore Race IRC4-6 Lingshui-East Coast-Wanning
19:00 Haikou Stopover Prize Giving Ceremony IRC1-3 Haikou
Thursday, 23 March 2017
10:00 Haikou-SanyaOffshore Race IRC1-3 Haikou-East Coast-Sanya
Lingshui-WanningOffshore Race IRC4-6 Wanning Shimei Bay
19:00 Haikou Stopover Prize Giving Ceremony IRC4-6 Wanning
Thursday, 23 March 2017

Haikou-SanyaOffshore Race IRC1-3 Haikou-East Coast-Sanya
10:00 Wanning-SanyaOffshore Race IRC4-6 Wanning-East Coast-Sanya
Saturday, 25 March 2017

Haikou-SanyaOffshore Race IRC1-3 Haikou-East Coast-Sanya

Wanning-SanyaOffshore Race IRC4-6 Wanning-East Coast-Sanya
19:00 Closing and Prize GivingCeremony IRC Sanya Serenity Coast Marina
Sunday, 26 March 2017
12:00 Departure IRC Sanya



5.2 All the registered boats and crews can arrive in Sanya before 17th of March for practice and boat preparation. All the costs incurred shall be covered by team. Please contact the OC for help when necessary.


5.3 Charter boats available for practice on the 16th -17th March 2017. Teams are required to register with the OC. Each team is entitled to 4 hours of practice. No additional charter fee is required. 


5.4 All race schedules may be changed and further notice and/or amendments will be issued by the OC. 



6.MEASUREMENTS


6.1 Each team shall submit a written application to the OC for the replacement of the damaged equipment. The damaged and the replaced equipment shall be submitted to the Chief Measurer and the Jury Committee shall give the final approval for the replacement of the equipment.


6.2 Each boat in IRC class shall produce a valid IRC certificate. 


6.3 Boat or Equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with certificate, safety equipment and sailing instructions.



7.SAILING INSTRUCTIONS


The Sailing Instructions will be published on the official website before the event and distributed to each boat at registration.



8.REGATTA AREA


The location of regatta harbors and In-Port Race regatta areas will be detailed in Appendix 4 and 5.

Sanya Serenity Marina
Central Coordinate: N 18°12′45″, E 109°28′38″
Width of gate: 41.5m (during the lowest tide)
Maximum depth: 6m (during the lowest tide)
Total number of berth: 325
Total Square of Platform: 14,000㎡
Marina VHF Channel: VHF 12
Hainan Sinan Trans-Island Yacht Club
Central Coordinate: N 20°01′30″, E 110°16′39″
Total number of berth: 13
Marina VHF Channel: VHF 12
China Resources Shimei Bay International Marina Club
Central Coordinate: N 18°39′08″, E 110°14′52″
Maximum depth: 6m(during the lowest tide)
Total number of berth: 213
dry storage: 121
Marina VHF Channel: VHF 12



Race Area

Race Area Lat Long Position Map
Sanya In-Port Race N18°14’39”E109°26’22”
Wanning In-Port Race N18°38’47”E110°15’23”



9.COURSES


Race Courses


8th ROUND HAINAN REGATTA 2017 ( IRC1-3 )



8th ROUND HAINAN REGATTA 2017 ( IRC 4-6 )




10.PENALTY SYSTEM


10.1 For all classes rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.


10.2 An international jury will be appointed in accordance with RRS Appendix N. Decision of the jury will be final.



11.SCORING


11.1 The Low Point System of The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020 Appendix A shall apply.


11.2 For IRC Classes the race real time of each boat will be corrected by its IRC TCC for the ranking.


11.3 For IRC Classes the ranking for In-Port races will be counted as single score based on the total of each boat’s scores in all In-Port races.


11.4 For IRC Classes the ranking for each leg of offshore race will be counted twice in overall score.


11.5 IRC1-3Classes:


The overall score will be: A+B+C

A: The score of In-Port Races as defined in 11.3;

B: The score of Sanya-Haikou Offshore Race;

C: The score of Haikou-Sanya Offshore Race;

In case there is a tie, the team with better score in Haikou-Sanya Offshore Race wins, if still a tie, the team with better score in Sanya-Haikou Offshore Race wins. If still a tie, RRS Appendix A8 will be applied.


11.6 IRC4-6Classes:


The overall score will be: A+B+C+D

A: The score of In-Port Races as defined in 11.3;

B: The score of Sanya-Lingshuio Offshore Race;

C: The score of Lingshui-Wanning Offshore Race;

D: The score of Wanning-Sanya Offshore Race;

In case there is a tie, the team with better score in Wanning-Sanya Offshore Race wins, if still a tie, the team with better score in Lingshui-Wanning Offshore Race wins, if still a tie, the team with better score in Sanya-Lingshui Offshore Race wins If still a tie, RRS Appendix A8 will be applied.


11.7 J80 One-Design Class and OP Class:

when less than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores. When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. 



12.BERTHING

Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the harbor. 



13.HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS

Keelboats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the OC.



14.DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS

Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keelboats between the warning signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.



15.RADIO COMMUNICATION


15.1 The VHF Channel 77 for Organizing Committee official contact. VHF Channel 16 for permanent watch. VHF Channel 12 for marina service.


15.2 One-Design Class teams participating in In-Port Race(s) should bring their own VHF. The Race Committee provides paid VHF rental services for the boats. The Rental Fee is RMB 100/per set and Equipment Deposit is RMB 1500/per set.



16.PRIZES


16.1 The each top 3 overall winners in IRC1 Class, IRC2 Class, and IRC3 Class will receive trophies and prize money;

The First prize is RMB ¥ 50,000;

The Second prize is RMB ¥ 30,000;

The Third prize is RMB ¥ 20,000.


16.2 The each top 3 overall winners in IRC4 Class, IRC5 Class, and IRC6 Class will receive trophies;


16.3 The top 3 overall winners in each Class of each leg of Round Hainan Regatta Offshore Race will receive prize.


16.4 The firstfinisher in realtime of each leg of Round Hainan Offshore Race will receive prize


16.5 The top 3 overall winners in J80 One-Design Class and OP Class will receive trophies.


16.6 The top 3 overall winners in In-Port race(s) will receive prize.



17.DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY


Competitors participating in the race are entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The Organizing Authority and all its related members, including sponsors, race officials and staffs will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


18.INSURANCE


18.1 Each race boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of RMB ¥1,000,000. 


18.2 Every competitor and passenger shall have a personal accidental insurance with a minimum coverage of RMB ¥800,000 or equivalent per event. (Teenager competitor and passenger shall have a personal accidental insurance with a maximum coverage of RMB ¥100,000 or equivalent per event )



19.NAME AND PORTRAIT


All sailors participating in the event will automatically agree that their names, photos and other information can be used free of charge by the OC and event sponsors when making, using and displaying print advertisement and multimedia products (including live and recorded TV, and videos, etc.) according to the need in the event during and after produces.



20.INFORMATION


For further information please contact the Organizing Committee: 


Contact person: RITA/ZhenxvZHU


Tel: +86-89866299862


Email: info@hnoceanrace.com


Address: 4th Floor of Hainan Sports Office Building, 1 Nandujiang Rd, Haikou, Hainan Province 570203 CHINA


Zip Code: 570203


Website: www.hnoceanrace.com


Note:


During the race period, all participating boats (if conditions allows) allow the race committee to arrange for a reporter to get onboard their boats. This will allow the reporter to give a real-time update on the racing and thus enhance publicity for the teams and event.  


  Round Hainan Regatta Organizing Committee


  October 27, 2016