APPENDIX J - NOTICE OF RACE AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

See rules 89.2(a) and 90.2. The term ‘race’ includes a regatta or other series of races.

J1 NOTICE OF RACE CONTENTS

J1.1 The notice of race shall include the following information:

(1) the title, place and dates of the race and name of the organizing authority;
(2) that the race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing;
(3) a list of any other documents that will govern the event (for example, The Equipment Rules of Sailing, to the extent that they apply), stating where or how each document or a copy of it may be seen;
(4) the classes to race, any handicap or rating system that will be used and the classes to which it will apply, conditions of entry and any restrictions on entries;
(5) the times of registration and warning signals for the practice race, if one is scheduled, and the first race, and succeeding races if known.

J1.2 The notice of race shall include any of the following that will apply and that would help competitors decide whether to attend the event or that conveys other information they will need before the sailing instructions become available:

(1) identification of any racing rules that will be changed (see rule 86), a summary of the changes, and a statement that the changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions (also, if rule 86.2 applies, include the statement from ISAF authorizing the change);
(2) that boats will be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority (see rule 80 and ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code) and other information related to Regulation 20;
(3) any classification requirements that some or all competitors must satisfy (see rule 79 and ISAF Regulation 22, Sailor Clas-sification Code);
(4) for an event where entries from other countries are expected, any national prescriptions that may require advance preparation (see rule 88);
(5) the procedures for registration or entry, including fees and any closing dates;
(6) an entry form, to be signed by the boat’s owner or owner’s
representative, containing words such as ‘I agree to be bound by The Racing Rules of Sailing and by all other rules that govern this event.’;
(7) equipment inspection, measurement procedures or require-ments for measurement certificates or for handicap or rating certificates;
(8) the time and place at which the sailing instructions will be available;
(9) changes to class rules, as permitted under rule 87, referring specifically to each rule and stating the change;
(10) the courses to be sailed;
(11) the penalty for breaking a rule of Part 2, other than the Two-Turns Penalty;
(12) denial of the right of appeal, subject to rule 70.5;
(13) the scoring system, if different from the Low Point System in Appendix A, the number of races scheduled and the minimum number that must be completed to constitute a series;
(14) for chartered or loaned boats, whether rule G3 applies;
(15) prizes.

J2 SAILING INSTRUCTION CONTENTS

J2.1 ThThe sailing instructions shall include the following information:
(1) that the race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing;
(2) a list of any other documents that will govern the event (for example, The Equipment Rules of Sailing, to the extent that they apply);
(3) the schedule of races, the classes to race and times of warning signals for each class;
(4) the course(s) to be sailed, or a list of marks from which the course will be selected and, if relevant, how courses will be signalled;
(5) descriptions of marks, including starting and finishing marks, stating the order in which marks are to be passed and the side on which each is to be left and identifying all rounding marks (see rule 28.2);
(6) descriptions of the starting and finishing lines, class flags and any special signals to be used;
(7) the time limit, if any, for finishing;
(8) the handicap or rating system to be used, if any, and the classes to which it will apply;
(9) the scoring system, if different from the Low Point System in Appendix A, included by reference to Appendix A, to class rules or other rules governing the event, or stated in full. State the number of races scheduled and the minimum number that must be completed to constitute a series.

J2.2 The sailing instructions shall include those of the following that will apply:

(1) that boats will be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority (see rule 80 and ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code) and other information related to Regulation 20;
(2) replacement of the rules of Part 2 with the right-of-way rules of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea or other government right-of-way rules, the time(s) or place(s) they will apply, and any night signals to be used by the race committee;
(3) changes to the racing rules permitted by rule 86, referring specifically to each rule and stating the change (also, if rule 86.2 applies, include the statement from ISAF authorizing the change);
(4) changes to the national prescriptions (see rule 88.2);
(5) prescriptions that will apply if boats will pass through the waters of more than one national authority while racing, and when they will apply (see rule 88.1);
(6) when appropriate, at an event where entries from other countries are expected, a copy in English of the national prescriptions that will apply;
(7) changes to class rules, as permitted under rule 87, referring specifically to each rule and stating the change;
(8) restrictions controlling changes to boats when supplied by the organizing authority;
(9) procedures for equipment inspection or measurement;
(10) location(s) of official notice board(s);
(11) procedure for changing the sailing instructions;
(12) procedure for giving oral changes to the sailing instructions on the water (see rule 90.2(c));
(13) safety requirements, such as requirements and signals for personal flotation devices, check-in at the starting area, and check-out and check-in ashore;
(14) declaration requirements;
(15) signals to be made ashore and location of signal station(s);
(16) the racing area (a chart is recommended);
(17) approximate course length and approximate length of windward legs;
(18) description of any area designated by the race committee to be an obstruction (see the definition Obstruction);
(19) the time limit, if any, for the first boat to finish and the time limit, if any, for boats other than the first boat to finish;
(20) time allowances;
(21) the location of the starting area and any restrictions on entering it;
(22) any special procedures or signals for individual or general recall;
(23) boats identifying mark locations;
(24) any special procedures or signals for changing a leg of the course (see rule 33);
(25) any special procedures for shortening the course or for finishing a shortened course;
(26) restrictions on use of support boats, plastic pools, radios, etc.; on trash disposal; on hauling out; and on outside assistance provided to a boat that is not racing;
(27) the penalty for breaking a rule of Part 2, other than the Two-Turns Penalty ;
(28) whether Appendix P will apply ;
(29) when and under what circumstances propulsion is permitted under rule 42.3(i);
(30) time limits, place of hearings, and special procedures for protests, requests for redress or requests for reopening;
(31) if rule N1.4(b) will apply, the time limit for requesting a hearing under that rule;
(32) denial of the right of appeal, subject to rule 70.5;
(33) when required by rule 70.3, the national authority to which appeals and requests may be sent;
(34) the national authority’s approval of the appointment of an international jury, when required under rule 91(b);
(35) substitution of competitors;
(36) the minimum number of boats appearing in the starting area required for a race to be started;
(37) when and where races postponed or abandoned for the day will be sailed ;
(38) tides and currents;
(39) prizes;
(40) other commitments of the race committee and obligations of boats.