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10-20 May 2006

Lake Neusiedl, Austria

Notice of Race – approved by ISAF Council on 13 May 2005

Organizing Authority: ISAF World Sailing Games 2006 Durchf�hrungsgesellschaft mbH, on behalf of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and the Austrian Sailing Federation, sponsored by Online Casino Österreich (online-casino-osterreich.at) gaming site.


1. RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2 No national authority prescriptions will apply.

1.3 Class rules requiring competitors to be members of the class association will not apply.

1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.


2. ADVERTISING

Advertising is only available to the organizing authority. Competitors may display advertising on clothing and personal equipment. Competitors may be required to wear bibs provided by the organizing authority.


3. BOATS

Boats, except 49ers (see paragraph 8.12) will be provided by the organizing authority for all competitors free of charge except for a refundable damage deposit (see paragraph 5.2). See paragraph 8 for details on equipment.


4. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

4.1 Each ISAF member national authority in good standing with the ISAF may enter competitors as described in paragraph 4.9.

4.2 Entries shall be made by a national authority on the event website and must be received with payment of accreditation fees (entry fees) by 1 February 2006.

4.3 A national authority that has not yet chosen a team by the 1 February 2006 deadline must provide the organizing authority with information about its schedule for selecting a team and the number of persons and their events (classes) by this deadline.

4.4 No additions or changes to the list can be accepted after 1 February 2006 without written approval of the organizing authority.

4.5 Each team is required to bring to the venue a recording of their national anthem and the national flag in approximate size 1.0 x 1.5 m.

4.6 Competitors shall be at least 16 years of age on 1 January 2006 (born no later than 31 December 1989). Each national authority is responsible for ensuring that its competitors comply with this requirement.

4.7 Each competitor shall be registered as an �ISAF Sailor� on the ISAF website.  Each national authority is responsible for ensuring that its competitors comply with this requirement.

4.8 Every competitor must be a national of the country whose national authority is entering him or her. The ISAF Executive Committee will resolve all disputes relating to nationality. Each national authority is responsible for ensuring that its competitors comply with this requirement.

4.9 Entry Procedure 

A maximum of two entries per national authority per event will be accepted as preliminary entries. The first entry (for Women�s Multihull the first and second) is automatically accepted. The organizing authority, at its discretion, may decide to accept a second entry if on 15 February 2006 the number of entries has not reached the quota stated in the table below. The second entry will be accepted following the order on the most recent ISAF World Sailing Rankings for the Olympic Classes (Laser, Laser R, 470 men, 470 women, NP RS:X men, NP RS:X women, Tornado, 49er)



Event Maximum number of entries
Men�s One Person Dinghy 100
Women�s One Person Dinghy 80
Men�s Two Person Dinghy 80
Women�s Two Person Dinghy 50
Men�s Windsurfer 80
Women�s Windsurfer 60
Men�s Multihull 60
Women�s Multihull 40
Skiff 50
Team Sailing See Attachment C


The organizing authority will accept additional entries in the qualifying series from national authorities for the following sailors:

Men�s One Person Dinghy

� The sailors finished in places one, two and three in the 2005 Finn Gold Cup

� The current world champion of the following classes: Byte, Contender, OK Dinghy

Women�s One Person Dinghy

� The current world champion of the Europe class

Men�s Two Person Dinghy

� The current world champion of the following classes: 505, 420, Flying Dutchman

Men�s Multihull

� The current world champion of the following classes: Hobie Tiger, Formula 18, Dart 18, Hobie 16, A-Catamaran

Women�s Multihull

� The sailors finished in places one, two and three in the 2005 Hobie 16 Women�s World Championship


Invitations for Additional Entries 

The following sailors are automatically qualified and are invited directly to the final series:

The top ten in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings for the Olympic Classes and the current World Champions (if not in the Top 10), except Yngling, Finn and Star, on 15 February 2006

� The top four teams of the 2005 Team Sailing World Championships

Acceptance of these invitations must be confirmed by 1 March 2006 by the national authority of each invited competitor.


4.10 Coaches and Other Support Personnel

One official team leader may be registered by each participating national authority. In addition, one coach per two events may be registered up to a maximum of five.


5. FEES

5.1 Accreditation Fee

Each competitor, team leader and coach will be charged an accreditation fee payable by the nominating national authority. The fee is EUR 50 per accreditation.


5.2 Damage Deposit

A damage deposit for the provided boat, to be paid in cash or by bank cheque or credit card, will be required at registration at the venue as follows:


Event
Class
Deposit in euros
Men�s One Person Dinghy
Laser (standard)
300
Women�s One Person Dinghy
Laser Radial
300
Women�s Two Person Dinghy
470
700
Men�s Two Person Dinghy
470
700
Men�s Windsurfer
Neil Pryde RS:X
300
Women�s Windsurfer
Neil Pryde RS:X
300
Men�s Multihull
Hobie Tiger WSG Edition
1000
Women�s Multihull
Hobie Cat 16 with Spinnaker
1000
Skiff
49er
1000
49er Sails
500
Team Sailing
420
300


Any damage will be charged against the damage deposit on a daily basis. The competitor last using a boat shall be responsible for any damage reporting prior to the boat leaving the shore for its next race.

In case of damage to the boat the competitor may be required to pay an additional amount in order to keep the damage deposit at the original amount.


6. QUALIFYING SERIES AND FINAL SERIES

6.1 The regatta will consist of a qualifying series and a final series.

6.2 Qualifying Series

If the number of entries exceeds the number of boats available the boats will be assigned to two fleets. Initial assignments will be made by a seeding committee appointed by the organizing authority. Invited sailors are not allowed to participate in the qualifying series.



Event
Boats available
Men�s One Person Dinghy
50
Women�s One Person Dinghy
40
Men�s Two Person Dinghy
40
Women�s Two Person Dinghy
25
Men�s Windsurfer
40
Women�s Windsurfer
30
Men�s Multihull
30
Women�s Multihull
20
Skiff
See 8.12


6.3 Final Series

The invited sailors are automatically qualified for the final series.

If the number of entries exceeds the number of boats available, competitors will be assigned to final-series fleets Gold and Silver of the same size as the qualifying-series fleets. Competitors with the best qualifying-series scores will race all final-series races in the Gold fleet together with the invited sailors. Competitors with the next best qualifying-series scores will race in the Silver fleet. The remaining competitors do not qualify for the final series.

If the number of entries does not exceed the number of boats available, all entries will race in one fleet.


7. SCHEDULE

7.1 Registration:

Saturday, 6 May           1000�1800

Sunday, 7 May             1000�1800

Monday, 8 May            1000�1800

Tuesday, 9 May           1000�1800

7.2 Dates of practice sailing:

Monday, 8 May             Official practice day

Tuesday, 9 May           Official practice day

Practice times will be assigned to each crew at registration. No practice will be permitted outside these times without written permission of the organizing authority. Invited sailors can use a limited number of boats during the qualification phase.

7.3 Dates of racing:

Wednesday, 10 May       qualifying day 1

Thursday, 11 May           qualifying day 2

Friday, 12 May               qualifying day 3

Saturday, 13 May           qualifying day 4

Sunday, 14 May             qualifying day 5

Monday, 15 May            Spare day (qualifying day 6)

Tuesday, 16 May           Final day 1

Wednesday, 17 May       Final day 2

Thursday, 18 May          Final day 3

Friday, 19 May               Final day 4

Saturday, 20 May           Final day 5

7.4 Number of Races

Qualification Series

Eight races (High Performance Dinghy, ten) are scheduled with not more than three races (High Performance Dinghy, four) a day and with one race on the last day of the qualification series.

Final Series

Eight races (High Performance Dinghy, ten) are scheduled for the Gold fleet with not more than three races (High Performance Dinghy, four) a day and with one race on the last day of the final series.

Four races (High Performance Dinghy, six) are scheduled for the Silver fleet with not more than three races (High Performance Dinghy, four) a day and with one race on the last day of the final series.

7.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1055.


8. EQUIPMENT

8.1 The following boats will be supplied with sails and equipment:



Event Class
Men�s One Person Dinghy Laser (standard)
Women�s One Person Dinghy Laser Radial
Men�s Two Person Dinghy 470
Women�s Two Person Dinghy 470
Men�s Windsurfing Neil Pryde RS:X
Women�s Windsurfing Neil Pryde RS:X
Men�s Multihull Hobie Tiger WSG Edition
Women�s Multihull Hobie Cat 16 with spinnaker
Skiff 49er – See 8.12
Team Sailing 420


8.2 Equipment will be issued to competitors for each race or for a number of races as stated in the sailing instructions.

8.3 The permission to use a boat may be withdrawn if in the opinion of the organizing authority a competitor treats it without care.

8.4 The organizing authority will not supply compasses or other tactical devices, wind indicators, buoyancy jackets, trapeze harnesses, hiking pants, wet or dry suits or other personal equipment.

8.5 Competitors may bring and use the following equipment within the class rules: sponge, hand bailer, water bottles (only to be attached to the boat with rope or tape), compass, wind indicators including yarn or thread (may be tied or taped anywhere on the boat, provided their fitting does not mark, pierce or damage the hull, deck, sails or spars).

8.6 No changes to boats or equipment, or substitution of equipment, will be permitted except for normal tuning and sailing adjustments of rigging and fittings as permitted by the class rules, subject to the limitations in paragraphs 8.9 and 8.10.

8.7 Application of tools to any fitting for the purpose of moving or removing the item is prohibited except as permitted in paragraphs 8.9 and 8.10.

8.8 Adhesive tape may be used anywhere above the waterline and shall be removed before returning the equipment.

8.9 For the 470 only: The spreader length may not be adjusted but spreader angles and mast rake adjusters (shroud plates) may be adjusted by the crew before a race.

8.10 For the Laser and Laser Radial only: Competitors must bring their own lines and blocks (including Cunningham, downhaul, kicker, traveller and mast retaining system), and tiller and tiller extension. Competitors will be supplied with a fully fitted Laser hull (including double block), centreboard, rudder, mast, boom and sail.

8.11 Failure of supplied equipment will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).

8.12 Equipment for the Skiff Event:

Competitors shall bring their own equipment and shall compete in the event with this equipment except sails. Max. 50 entries will be allowed.

The sails (Mainsail, Jib, and Asymmetrical Spinnaker) will be supplied and shall be used during the event. All sailors shall produce a valid measurement certificate.

Five boats will be available for charter for competitors from outside Europe, and these will be free of charge.


9. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available after registration and on the event website at least 30 days before the first race.


10. VENUES

10.1 The races will be sailed on Lake Neusiedl (Neusiedler See) with venues in Neusiedl am See, Weiden, Breitenbrunn, Podersdorf and Rust (qualifying series only) as assigned below:



Event Venue, qualifying series Venue, final series
Men�s One Person Dinghy Neusiedl am See Neusiedl am See
Women�s One Person Dinghy Neusiedl am See Neusiedl am See
Men�s Two Person Dinghy Weiden Weiden
Women�s Two Person Dinghy Weiden Weiden
Men�s Windsurfing Breitenbrunn Breitenbrunn
Women�s Windsurfing Breitenbrunn Breitenbrunn
Men�s Multihull Podersdorf Podersdorf
Women�s Multihull Podersdorf Podersdorf
Skiff Neusiedl am See Neusiedl am See
Team Sailing Rust Neusiedl am See


10.2 Attachment A shows the location of the venues around Lake Neusiedl.

10.3 Attachment B shows the location of the racing areas.


11. THE COURSES

The courses to be sailed and target times in minutes will be as follows:



Event Course type Target time
Men�s One Person Dinghy trapezoid 50
Women�s One Person Dinghy trapezoid 50
Men�s Two Person Dinghy trapezoid 50
Women�s Two Person Dinghy trapezoid 50
Men�s Windsurfing trapezoid 35
Women�s Windsurfing trapezoid 35
Men�s Multihull windward-leeward 50
Women�s Multihull windward-leeward 50
Skiff windward-leeward 30
Team Sailing See sailing instructions


12. PENALTY SYSTEM

12.1 For the Multihull and the High Performance Dinghy events rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.

12.2 Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.4.


13. SCORING

13.1 (a) Four races are required to be completed by each fleet to constitute a qualifying series. If the qualifying series has not been completed as scheduled, it will be extended until completed but not later than 15 May 2006.

(b) A total number of six races, consisting of four qualifying races completed by each fleet and two final races completed by the Gold fleet, are required to constitute a regatta for both fleets.

13.2 (a) The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply to the qualifying series except that if at the end of the series some boats have more race scores than others, scores for the most recent races will be excluded so that all boats have the same number of race scores.

(b) When fewer than four races have been completed by any fleet, a boat�s qualifying-series score will be the total of her race scores.

13.3 (a) For the Gold fleet: Except for race scores excluded under paragraph 13.4, a boat�s series score for the regatta will be the total of her race scores from the final-series races.

(b)  For the Silver fleet: Except for race scores excluded under paragraph 13.4, a boat�s series score for the regatta will be the total of her race scores from those qualifying races completed by all fleets and her final races.

(c) The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply separately to each final-series fleet. Different final-series fleets need not have completed the same number of final races.

13.4 (a) When fewer than 5 (Gold fleet, 4) races have been completed, a boat�s regatta score will be the total of her race scores.

(b) When from 5 (Gold fleet, 4) to 10 races have been completed, a boat�s regatta score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

(c) When 12 or more races (Silver fleet) have been completed, a boat�s regatta score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

(d) For boats with scores from final-series races, ties in the regatta score are broken by final-series scores with no race score excluded. This changes rule A8.


14. SUPPORT BOATS

Lake Neusiedl is a nature reserve and the use of mechanically propelled boats is strictly forbidden. Private or team support boats are not permitted. Registered team leaders, coaches and other support personnel may go afloat only in boats supplied by the organizing authority, from the first official practice day until the end of the last race. There will be at least one coach boat per race area.


15. RADIO COMMUNICATION

While on the water, a boat shall not carry equipment capable of making radio transmissions or receiving radio communications, except for equipment provided by the organizing authority. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.


16. PRIZES

Prizes will be given as follows:

16.1 ISAF medals in gold, silver and bronze will be awarded to all first, second and third overall finishers in each event.

16.2 At the end of the ISAF World Sailing Games 2006 the following titles of ISAF World Champion will be awarded:

ISAF Men�s One Person Dinghy World Champion

ISAF Women�s One Person Dinghy World Champion

ISAF Men�s Two Person Dinghy World Champion

ISAF Women�s Two Person Dinghy World Champion

ISAF Men�s Windsurfing World Champion

ISAF Women�s Windsurfing World Champion

ISAF Men�s Multihull World Champion

ISAF Women�s Multihull World Champion

ISAF Skiff World Champion

ISAF 2 Boat-Team Sailing World Champion

16.3 The King�s Trophy will be awarded to the top scoring national authority.

16.4 The John Merricks Trophy has been donated by the John Merricks Trust as a perpetual ISAF trophy for the winner of the Men�s Two Person Dinghy event.

16.5 Additional prices may be awarded. The description of these prices will be in the sailing instructions.


17. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing 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.


18. INSURANCE

Each participant shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of EUR 500,000 per event or the equivalent.