The International One Metre Class European Championships 2018 is organized by Sailing Club Val (JK Val) and the International One Metre Class Association in conjunction with World Sailing (WS) the Croatian Sailing Federation (HJS), and the International Radio Sailing Association (IRSA).
1.1 The event will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing. RRS Appendix E will apply.
1.2 The following documents will also govern the event:
The International One Metre Class Rules
IOMICA Championship Regulations
Equipment Rules of Sailing
IRSA Sailing Addendum Q (Umpiring)
Heat Management System (HMS 2016)
IRSA Case book
1.3 The Jury may publish a document setting out an accelerated procedure for protests and requests for redress.
1.4 The following changes to RRS will apply:
(a) Chartered or loaned boats may carry the national letters denoting the national authority and/ or the sail number of the person or organisation providing the boat. This changes RRS G1.1(b) as modified by RRS E8.
(b) Other rule changes are stated in the notice that changes the rule
1.5 The Croatian Sailing Federation (HJS) National Prescriptions that shall apply are set out in Addendum 1.
2.1. 76 competitors will be accepted as per the class Championship Rules para.8.
The competition is open to International One Metre class boats selected by an IOM National Class Association in good standing with IOMICA and IRSA. The ISAF Regulations regarding eligibility apply with the additional requirements of the IOMICA Class Championship Regulations.
3.1 Entries and allocation of places shall be governed by IOMICA Class Championship Regulations 8, Entries. (See allocation of places available after October 6th 2017) The initial closing date shall be January 6th 2018. The allocation of places shall take place within 14 days of the initial closing date.
3.2 The maximum number of entries shall be 76
3.3 Entry forms shall be available on the event website at www.iomec2018.com.
3.5 Places allocated under Stages 2 - 4 shall only be confirmed upon receipt of the full entry fee. The Organizing Authority may announce a closing date for payment of fees for places allocated under each stage.
4. Measurement and Registration
4.1 A valid IOM Class Certificate for each boat must be made available at registration.
4.2 Boats together with their measurement certificates shall be presented for registration and equipment inspection on 06.04.2018. and 07.04.2018. from 09:00 to 18:00. The Race Committee may extend the time for registration and inspection if there is a valid reason to do so.
4.3 No boat shall be eligible to race until it has been registered and has passed equipment inspection.
5.1 The fee for the event per boat will be 357€ (including IOMICA fee 10€ and Jury transport costs 27€) net excluding bank charges. Payment has to be made by bank transfer to organizer.
5.2 Payment via bank transfer to:
Jedriličarski klub Val
Obala prvoboraca 33, Šibenik, 22000, Croatia
IBAN: HR7524020061100822093, SWIFT/BIC: ESBCHR22
Erste&Steiermarkische bank d.d.
Jadranski trg 3a, Rijeka, 51000, Croatia
5.3. Entry fee includes opening ceremony buffet on April 7th, lunches from 8th to 13th and prize giving dinner on April 13th.
06.01.2018. Closing date for all entry forms and receipt of Stage 1 competitors entry fee
20.01.2018. Announcement of allocation of places
06-07.04.2018. Registration, practice, equipment inspection
07.04.2018. Opening ceremony buffet
08-13.04.2018. Racing from 10:00 to 18:00
13.04.2018. Racing from 10:00 to 16:00 and prize giving ceremony
7. Sailing Instructions
7.1 The sailing instructions will be available at registration and may be available beforehand on the event website www.iomec2018.com.
8. Umpired races
8.1 WS International Umpires or International Judges shall be appointed as umpires. National Judges and National Umpires may be appointed to assist.
8.2 Competitors shall be required to undertake Observer duties.
8.3 An International Jury conforming to RRS Appendix N shall be appointed and the right of appeal is denied under RRS 70.5.
8.4 When a hearing is reopened under rule 68 or N1.4(b) any decision to penalize or give redress made after the warning signal of any heat to which a party to the hearing may be promoted, shall not change the race schedule for that race. This changes rules 64.1 and 64.2.
9. Scoring and Racing System
9.1 The Championship shall be raced and scored under the Heat Management System (HMS). Five races are required to be completed to constitute the championship.
10. Risk Statement
10.1 RRS 4 of the Racing RRSs of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a heat or to continue racing is hers alone.”
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in any of the events covered by this notice of race, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
1. They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
2. They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
3. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
4. Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
5. The provision of a race management team, patrol boats, umpires and other officials and volunteers by the organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
6. The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.
11. Accommodation, Transport, etc
12. Event and Venue Information
12.1 Event information updates will be posted on the Web site for the IOM European Championship, Rogoznica 2018 at the following web site: www.iomec2018.com.
13. Media rights:
13.1 Competitors, owners of the boats and their guests are giving all rights for using pictures and videos of persons and boats during the regatta in medias, incuding comercials, press materials and all other promoting activities and press releasses.