Notice of Race


Event:           Swedish Championship for Express.

 Date:             14/7-17/7

Organizer:   Örnsköldsviks Segelsällskap


  1. Rules
    • The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and with appendix S.
      The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, and supplementary sailing instructions that will be on the official notice board located at Race office.

1.2       Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies.


1.3       Competitors shall when afloat wear personal flotation devices. This rule does not apply to short-term replacement or adjustment of clothing or personal equipment, or when competitors are in the harbor or under deck. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. This changes RRS 40. A boat that breaks this rule may be warned or penalized at the discretion of the protest committee (DPI).


1.4       The competitor that is in charge on board, shall follow Swedish Sailing Federations racing license regulation for competitors. This regulation applies from the year the competitor reach the age of 13. Competitors from other countries than Sweden are exempt from this regulation.


  1. Eligibility requirements

2.1       To be entitled to participate in Riksidrottsförbundets championships, each competitor must comply with ISAF Regulation 19.

In order to be awarded the title Swedish Champion (SM) the competitors shall be Swedish citizens or have resided in Sweden for at least six months the last twelve months before the regatta starts.

At championships with more than one competitor per boat, a majority of the crew (more than 50%) shall comply with the rule regarding the title Swedish Champion. If so, the entire crew will be awarded the title Swedish Champion.


2.2       Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance.


2.3       Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority 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.


  1. Entries

3.1       Entry shall be made not later than 9/6 19.00 on Örnsköldsviks website:


3.2       The advance entry shall include the following: Boat name and sail number, Skippers name, email and phone number.


3.3       The entry fee is 3 000 SEK and shall be paid to Plus-Giro 46 17 16-3 or to IBAN SE67 9500 0099 6042 0461 7163 not later than 9/6 with reference skipper name and sail number.


  1. Registration and measurement checks

4.1       Registrations shall be made at the race office not later than 14/7 21.00

4.2       Measurement certificates shall be presented prior to racing.

4.3       Competitor that is in charge onboard shall, according to Swedish Sailing Federations prescription in NoR §1.4, be able to present a valid license for competitor.

4.4       A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class            rules and sailing instructions. On the water, the race- or/and the technical       committee can instruct a boat to proceed immediately to a prescribed location       for inspection.

4.5       Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless approved by the race committee. Requests for substitution shall be made to the Race committee at the first reasonable opportunity.

4.6       A crew member shall not be changed without the written permission of
the race committee.


  1. Time schedule

5.1       Programme

13/6   16.00-19.00                        Haul in time in Docksta and in Näske,

14/6   14.00-18.00                        Haul in time in Docksta and in Näske.

14/6   12.00                                   Registration Open at race office

14/6   20.00                                   Opening ceremony

14/6   23.55                                   Warning signal for practice race

15/6   09.00                                   Skippers Briefing

15/6   10.55                                   Time for first warning signal

15/6   18.00                                   Dinner

16/6   10.55                                   Time for first warning signal

16/6   19.00                                   Regatta dinner

17/6   10.55                                   Time for first warning signal

17/6   16.00                                   Prize giving ceremony

17/6   18.00-20.00                        Haul out time in Docksta and in Näske

18/6   11.00-13.00                        Haul out time in Docksta and in Näske

5.2       9 races are scheduled


  1. Racing area

6.1       The racing areas will be west of Ulvön.


  1. The course

7.1       Windward-leeward course will be sailed.


  1. Scoring

8.1       The low point scoring system of RRS Appendix A will apply, modified so that when three or fewer races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
8.2       3 races are required to be completed to constitute a championship.


  1. Prizes

9.1       Prizes to the top five boats of the championship.

9.2       Championship plaquette and titles according to NoR §2.1 may be awarded if six or more boats from at least three different Swedish clubs located in more than one Swedish districts have crossed the finish line in one race in the championship.


  1. Rules for support persons

10.1     Support person shall launch, moor and take up his vessel (coach-boat) according to the instructions from the organizer.

10.2     Support person shall follow RRS 1, 2 and 55 and not subject a competitor to risk breaking the RRS 41

10.3     During the race, a support person not be closer to a competitor than 50 meters, except when the support person acting under RRS 1.1.


Date: 2017-05-09


Name: Hans Larsson, Örnsköldsviks Segelsällskap