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2008 IFDS Qingdao International Regatta NOR, CHN

2008 IFDS Qingdao International Regatta NOR, CHN

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Notice of race for the final tuneup regatta in the Olympic/Paralympic sailing venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games. Event held in the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, Qingdao, China.
Notice of race for the final tuneup regatta in the Olympic/Paralympic sailing venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games. Event held in the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, Qingdao, China.

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05/24/2012

 
2008 IFDS QINGDAO INTERNATIONAL REGATTA
 
8 - 16 May 2008Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, Qingdao, China
NOTICE OF RACE
(Revised 24 January 2008)
Organizing Authority
Organizing Committee for the 2008 IFDS Qingdao International Regattawith the support of the Qingdao Municipal Government and theChina Paralympic Committee
1. RULES
1.1. The regatta will be governed by the
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ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008,
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IFDS Functional Classification System 2005-2008 (up-dated November 2006),
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IFDS Race Management Manual 2005-2008 (up-dated April 2007),
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The Class Rules for 
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Sonar- Appendix B - Alternative Rules of the Sonar Class Rules shall apply,
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SKUD18 - two centreline seats shall be fitted; C.2.1 (c) shall apply, and
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International 2.4 mR - Appendix K shall apply.
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and, this notice of race.1.2. No national authority prescription will apply.
 2. IDENTIFICATION & ADVERTISING
 2.1. Boats may be required to display bow letters and/or advertising chosen and supplied by theorganizing authority.2.2. Athletes may be required to wear bibs provided by the organizing authority.
3. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
 3.1. Eligibility according to ISAF Regulation 19 is required of all athletes.3.2. Each athlete shall be a national of the country of the IFDS Recognised National Authority(RNA) entering him or her, or which he or she represents.
 
3.3. The regatta shall be sailed in International 2.4mRs, SKUD18s and Sonars as eligible for the2008 Paralympic regatta.3.4. Entries shall not be accepted from individuals or teams. Entries shall be accepted from RNAsonly (on behalf of teams).3.5. Entry forms will be available for download from the official website, www.sailing2008.org Entryforms with required entry fees must reach the Organizing Committee no later than close-of-business in Qingdao on 8 April 2008. Notice of acceptance-of-entry will be e-mailed to therelevant RNA.3.6. Entry fees [in Euros (
 €
)]:2.4mR (One-person) 120SKUD18 (Two-person) 240Sonar (Three-person) 3603.7. Entry fee (exclusive of possible bank transfer commission charges, which shall be borne by theRNAs) shall be transferred to the following bank account::Bank of China Qingdao, Xiang Gang Road Sub-branchSWIFT code: BKCHCNBJ500Bank address: 6 Xianggangzhong RoadQingdao 266071, P.R. China
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Account name: Sailing Committee (Qingdao) of Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX OlympiadAccount number: 4105005822880910013.8. Late entries will be accepted subject to fees double the value stated above paid in cash onsite.3.9. Fees include
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Boat entry,
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Transfer of athletes between Qingdao International Airport and the Paralympic Village(but only for those staying at the Village), and
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Entry to any social function nominated by the event organisers.Fees do not include accommodation or meal costs.
4. LIMIT ON ENTRIES
Regatta organisers shall have the power to limit the total number of athletes to 100 and the number of athletes from any one nation to 12.See also
23. ACCOMMODATION.5. REGISTRATION (On-site)
 Athletes, team-leaders, coaches and other members of national teams shall register by completinga registration form at the Sports Information Desk on-site from 09.30 to 1730 between 08 and 10May 2008. Athletes not registered within this period will not be allowed to participate in the regatta.
6. MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATE
At Registration, each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate.
7. INSURANCE
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimumcoverage of 
 €
500,000 per event or the equivalent. Photocopies of original certificates of insuranceshall be submitted at registration. See also
16.4.
 
8. SCHEDULE
 8.1. The schedule shall be as follows:6-7 May 0900 –1730 Venue opens for receipt of containers.8-9 May0930
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1730Registration, Classification & Measurement.10 May0930
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17301300Registration, Classification & Measurement.Practice Race11-15 May 1300 Racing16 May Pack-up Day & Closing Ceremony.17 May Containers to be removed from Venue.8.2. Nine races are scheduled for each class.8.3. The scheduled time for the warning signal of the first race of each day is 1300.8.4. On 15 May, no warning signal will be made after 1600.8.5. From 8-15 May, a team leaders’/skippers’ meeting will be held at 1000 in the Briefing Room of the Administration Centre.
9. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
 Sailing instructions will be available after completion of on-site registration.
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10. MEASUREMENT
 10.1. Boats and equipment shall be presented for measurement according to the measurementschedule.10.2. Boats may be measured at any time for compliance with class rules and measurementrequirements.10.3. All sails, up to the maximum number allowed by the class association, shall be stamped bythe measurement committee.10.4. Rules on class association membership shall not apply.10.5. Measurement issues will be decided by the Measurement Committee. This changes rule78.3.
11. VENUE
11.1. The Venue will be the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre, Qingdao, China.11.2. The Venue will be open from 0900 to 1800 between 08 and 17 May 2008 except where 11.3applies or as determined by regatta organisers. For boat repair and the like, competitors mayapply to regatta organisers. Following such application, organisers shall not unreasonablyenforce this clause.11.3. On racing days (including any reserve day), the venue will be open from 0900. Entry to thevenue will be unrestricted until one hour after the last protest time limit.
12. COURSES & COMPETITION FORMAT
 12.1. Courses and competition format for this regatta will be similar to those of the Paralympicregatta with the exception that only one course (a trapezoid) will be used.12.2. Fleet racing will be undertaken by each class.
13. PROTEST COMMITTEE
This regatta shall be adjudicated by a Protest Committee rather than an International Jury.
14. PENALTY
When taking a penalty, a SKUD18 will perform one turn. This changes rule 44.1
15. SCORING
15.1. Three completed races shall constitute a regatta.15.2. When fewer than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.15.3. When five or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
16. SUPPORT BOATS
16.1. Each support boat shall be registered at the Sports Information Desk before 1730 on 10May 2008.16.2. No more than one support boat per RNA per event may be registered.16.3. Only designated drivers shall operate support boats.16.4. At registration, a photocopy of a valid motorboat licence, recognized by a state authority,shall be presented for each designated driver.16.5. Each support boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimumcoverage of 
 €
500,000 per event or the equivalent. Photocopies of original certificates of insurance shall be submitted at registration.16.6. Each support boat shall
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fly its national flag (min. size 40 x 50 cm), or 
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fly a white flag (min. size 40 x 50 cm) displaying black national letters, or 
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