Sailing instructions

45nd International New Year's Regatta

JK Zvir

EurILCA: European Region of ILCA email:

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. The ILCA class rule 7(a) is restricted as follows: Only one person shall be on board whilst racing. The
person shall be named on the entry form.
1.4. If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take preference.
1.5. Races will be started with no less than 5 knots wind
1.6. RRS Appendix P, for Rule 42, will apply. See SI 15.1

2.1. Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located near the race office and on
online notice board at
2.2. Coach meeting will be held the first day of racing at 09:00 hrs at the Race office

3.1. Any changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted before 09:00 on the day it will take effect.
3.2. The scheduled time of the races for each day shall be specified in a notice posted by 20:00 on the
day before it will take effect.
3.3. Any reassignment of events or fleets to course areas will be posted before 0900 hrs. on the day it
will take effect, or if flag AP is displayed ashore, 30 minutes before flag AP for that class or fleet is

4.1. Signals made ashore will be displayed on the signal mast on the RC boat anchored in harbour.
4.2. When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 60 minutes’ in the race
signal AP, This changes Race Signals AP.
4.3. [NP][DP] Flag G displayed with two sounds (one when removed) means “No boat shall go afloat
until this signal is removed. The first warning signal will be made not less than 60 minutes after flag
G is removed.

4.4. When a signal ashore is displayed over a racing area flag and/or fleet flag(s) it shall apply to that
racing area/fleet(s) only.

5.1. In the event of damage, boats and equipment may only be substituted with the written permission
of the technical committee, international jury or race committee.
5.2. If the damage occurs later than 90 minutes before the first scheduled start on a racing day and
before the start of the last race of the day, provisional verbal permission shall be obtained from the
technical committee, international jury or race committee. The written permission of the technical
committee, international jury or race committee shall be applied for before the end of Protest Time
at the end of the day in which the substitution takes place.

The ILCA Class is divided in ILCA 7, ILCA 6 and ILCA 4 fleets and each fleet will have separate starts.

7.1. The scheduled time for the first warning signal for the first race of the first day is 11:00 hrs.
7.2. Date Time Description No. of races
27/12/2023 11:00 Racing 2
28/12/2023 TBA Racing 2
29/12/2023 TBA Racing 2
30/12/2023 TBA Racing 2
7.3 One extra races per day may be sailed, provided that the total number of races for the event shall not
exceed 8 races.
7.4. The scheduled time of the races for each day shall be specified in a notice posted by 2000 on the day
before it will take effect.
7.5. On the last day, no more than 2 races may be scheduled and no warning signal for any fleet will be
made after 15:00 hrs.


ILCA 7: Fleet Class flag (white flag with ILCA logo)
ILCA 6: Fleet Class flag (green flag with ILCA logo)
ILCA 4 : Fleet Class flag (yellow flag with ILCA logo)

9.1. The approximate Racing area will be displayed on the official notice board / Appendix 1
Alpha area: All fleets
Bravo area: All fleets

10.1. The SI Addendum A shows the courses, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in
which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
10.2. No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal boat will display the approximate
compass bearing of the first leg.
10.3. The course may be shortened to finish at any mark provided that 3 or more legs will have been
10.4. When one gate mark is missing, the remaining mark shall be rounded to port
10.5. Marks will be described in the SI Addendum A.

11.1. The starting line will be between two staffs displaying a large orange flag on two race committee
11.2. [DP] A buoy may be attached to the race committee starting vessel ground tackle. Boats shall not
pass between this buoy and the race committee starting vessel at any time.
11.3. [DP] Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall sail at least 50 meters away from and to
leeward of the starting line during the starting sequence for other races.
11.4. A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS without a hearing.
This changes rules A 5.1 and A.5.2.
11.5. To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange starting line flag will be
displayed with one sound at least five minutes before any other procedure.
11.6. Races will be started as follows, according to RRS 26

Time before start Signal Sound signal
5 minutes Warning 1 sound
4 minutes Preparatory (P, U or Black flag) 1 sound
1 minute Last minute 1 sound
0 minutes Start 1 sound
11.7. Starting under Black Flag Rule Penalty
Rule 30.4 is altered adding the follows: sail numbers will be displayed for at least 3 minutes. A long sound
signal will be made when the numbers are initially displayed.

12.1. When it is not possible to change the position of the original marks, the course may be reset using
one or more new marks. When new marks are already in use, the course may be reset using original
12.2. Except at a gate, boats shall pass between the race committee boat signalling the change of the
next leg and the nearby mark, leaving the mark to port and the race committee vessel to starboard.
This changes rule 28.1.

The finishing line will be between a staff displaying a blue flag on a race committee vessel and the
finishing mark described in the SI Addendum A.

14.1. The length of the course will be set for a target time of 50 minutes. Failure to meet the target time
will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).
14.2. Boats failing to finish within 20 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be
scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A.4 and A.5.

15.1. Appendix P will apply with the following changes:
15.1.1. [SP] If a first penalty is signalled after she has finished, a boat may take the penalty or accept a
scoring penalty of 10 % of the fleet or group if any without a hearing.
15.2. Measurement Penalties
15.2.1. [NP] Measurement protests will only be accepted from technical committee, race committee or
15.2.2. [SP]If a boat is sailed without a centreboard stopper, or with no mast retention line attached
(class rule 3(b) xi), a scoring penalty of 10 points will, without a hearing, be added to the boats score in the last completed race in which she was racing without a centreboard stopper or the retention line.
However, she shall not be scored worse than DSQ. This changes rule 63.1.
15.2.3. [SP] If a sail, top mast, or bottom mast has been changed prior to a race without the permission
required by SI 5.2 the sailor will be disqualified without a hearing from the last completed race when the
change was used. This changes rule 63.1.
15.2.4. [DP]For any other measurement protest, the jury may apply an alternative penalty to
15.3. Scoring and arbitration penalties
15.3.1. Scoring penalties will be applied according to RRS 44.3c
15.3.2. The scoring abbreviation for an arbitration penalty is [ARB].
15.3.3. A scoring penalty in a split fleet will be based on the number of competitors in the largest group.
15.4. Whistle system
In order to encourage boats to take penalties afloat, jury members may blow a whistle when they
see what they believe to be a breach of a rule. If no boat takes a penalty, the international jury may
lodge a protest.

16.1. The Jury Office is located at the first floor of the Race office. The official jury notice board is located
on online system (see SI art. 2)
16.2. Protests shall be delivered at the Jury Office or on online system on, within the protest time which will begin as soon
as practicable after the finish of the last boat in each fleet. The protest time limit will daily be
decided and posted on the official notice board and may be different for each fleet.
Protest hearings will be held in the Jury office.
16.3. Notices will be posted on official jury notice board no later than 30 minutes after the protest time
limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.
16.4. Notices of protests by the international jury or race committee or technical committee will be
posted on official jury notice board to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).
16.5. A list of boats that have been penalized under Appendix P will be posted on the official notice board.
16.6. [DP]Breaches of instructions 5.2, 19, 21, 22 and 24 shall not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This
changes rule 60.1(a). For these breaches the international jury may apply a penalty less than
16.7. On the last scheduled day of racing or of the qualifying series, (if applied) RRS 66.2 (a) will apply (30
16.8. Decisions of the international jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5
16.9. [DP] the notation ‘[DP]’ in a rule in the SI means that the penalty for a breach of that rule may, at
the discretion of the protest committee, be less than disqualification. (Penalties for breaches of class
rules, or rules in the NOR or Sis)
16.10. [NP] denotes a rule that shall not be grounds for protests by a boat. This changes RRS 60.1(a)
16.11. [SP] denotes a rule for which a standard penalty may be applied by the race committee technical
committee without a hearing or a discretionary penalty applied by the international jury with a
16.12. A list of these breaches and the associated standard penalties will be posted on the Official Notice
Board. However, the race committee / technical committee may protest a boat when they consider
the standard penalty to be inappropriate. This changes Appendix A5.

Appendix T RRS 2021-24 will applies

A boat and equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules, as wet
clothing rules at the discretion of the technical committee, race committee or international jury.

19.1. The race committee will protest a boat for a breach of these safety regulations.
19.2. Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices at all times when afloat, except briefly while
changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment.
19.3. Competitors who require assistance from rescue boats should wave one arm with hand open. If no
assistance is required, the arm should be waved with fist closed.
19.4. If considered necessary, a competitor may be ordered by a race organisation boat to abandon his or
her boat and board a rescue vessel.
19.5. A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible. The boat shall
complete a retirement declaration form at the regatta office on return ashore.
19.6. Flag V, when race committee boats displayed flag V, all team and support boats shall coincide with
safety leader of the racing area
19.7. Boats shall avoid commercial traffic and shall cross shipping channels at right angles only.

20.1. When less than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s regatta score will be the total of her race
20.2. When 4 or more races have been completed, a boat’s regatta score will be the total of her race
scores excluding her worst score.

21.1. Accredited vessels are the vessels having filled the accreditation form at the race office. They are the
only vessels authorized to go afloat and approach sailing area and sailors. Team and support vessels
shall, at all times when afloat, be clearly identified by the country name, national letters or national
flag of the team they represent.
21.2. Each support vessel shall carry at least three hazard warning tapes for the purposes of SI 19.4. ,
marking abandoned boat. The tape is available from the race office.
21.3. Each support vessel is required to carry a VHF radio capable of transmitting and receiving all
international ship-to-ship channels.
21.4. [SP] [DP]VHF Channel 72 will be use as communication channel between Race Committee and
coaches/ team leaders on the water.
21.5. Support vessel movement
Except when participating in rescue operations support vessel shall stay outside the racing area
during a race, that is from the time of the first warning signal until all boats have finished or the
race committee signals a postponement or abandonment of all fleets without the intention to start
a next race soon (orange down). Support vessels shall keep well clear of all marks, leaving at least
100m to leeward of Marks 3S/3P and 150m to windward of Marks 1 and 2.
21.6. Support vessel drivers and crews shall wear a personal flotation device or other adequate personal
buoyancy securely fastened at all times when afloat except briefly while changing or adjusting
clothing or personal equipment. Wet suits and dry suits do not constitute adequate personal
buoyancy. When the support vessel engine is running Support vessel drivers shall be connected to a
device that will stop the engine if the boat driver falls out the boat or is otherwise not in control of
the boat
21.7. When not in use, support vessels shall be appropriately berthed at the sailing venue in the allocated
areas for support vessels for the entire time that these regulations apply.
21.8. Support vessels shall comply with local harbour and marina regulations, including speed limits.
21.9. Accomplishments
If an accredited boat does not comply with this instruction, or its crew has an incorrect behaviour,
the accreditation may be suspended, cancelled, and/ or no more issued in next Europa Cup of the
series. That decision may be made by the Jury with the EurIlca Representative.

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover
per event as stated in the NOR.

The host sailing club, the National Authority and EurILCA, their officers, members and volunteers do not
accept liability for loss of life or property, personal injury or damage caused by or arising out of the
EurILCA Europa Cup Regattas and competitors take part in the Regattas entirely at their own risk. The
establishment of the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions in no way limits or reduces the
complete and unlimited responsibilities of a competitor being solely and entirely responsible for the
management of a boat he or she is sailing. A competitor must be of good health and a competent sailor
capable of sailing an ILCA dinghy in strong winds. It is the responsibility of each sailor to decide to
participate in a race or to continue racing.

By participating in this event, competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and the
event sponsors the right, in perpetuity, to make, use, and show, at their discretion, any photography,
audio and video recordings, and other reproductions of them made at the venue or on the water from
the time of their arrival at the venue, until their final departure, without compensation for the purpose
of news reporting, regatta documentary, advertising to promote the regatta, the national or the
international class association or sailing, and advertising where the above pictures/video
recordings/etc. are shown in the context of sailors/participants competing in Europa Cup Regattas.

Addendum A – EurILCA Europa Cup

This course allows the consecutive starts of fleets.
Course 1 Outer Loop: ILCA7 and ILCA6 fleets.
Course 2 Inner Loop: ILCA4 fleet.


Wind  from 5 to 9 knots 

Wind stronger than 9 knots 

C1 OL ; START – 1 – 2 – 3P/3S – 2 -3P – FINISH C2IL;START–1–1A-2P/2S–1-1A-2–3P–FINISH


Leg length 

Leg length 

Start – 1 

0.8 nm 

1.0 nm 

1 – 1A 

0.05 nm 

0.05 nm 


0.5 nm 

0.6 - 0.7 nm 


0.65 nm 

0.85 nm 


0.5 nm 

0.6 nm 


0.3 nm 

0.6 nm 

The distance between the Starting and Finish line is roughly 0.1 nm. All distances and angles are approximate.

1.1 Marks description:
Marks 1,2,3s,3p will be red cylinder inflatable marks.
Marks 2s, 2p will be yellow cylinder inflatable marks.
Mark 1A will be red cylinder inflatable marks.
Alternative marks (change of course) will be yellow cylinder inflatable mark.
Starting marks will be RC boats with orange flag.
Finishing marks will be RC boat with blue flag and red inflatable mark.

RRS 47 applies. Trash may be placed aboard support and race committee vessels.

3.1. Regulation WS 20 will be applied.
3.2. Boats shall display advertising supplied by the organizing authority if applicable. Details shall be
specified as follows:

4.1. Prizes are stated by the NOR Prizes.
4.2. Prizes will be assigned also if only one race will be sailed. In case of ties the prize will be raffled.
4.3. Additional prizes may be introduced.

Race committee: Denis Marinov CRO / IRO
Jury: Uroš Žvan SLO / IJ
Race Organization: Nikša Ive

APPENDIX 1 sailing instructions
EurILCA Europa cup “Racing Areas” - Hvar