Niterói, BRASIL August 4th to 15th
PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF RACE
The Championship is organised by the Clube Naval Charitas in conjunction with the Associação Brasileira do Classe Optimist under the authority of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) and with the permission of the Federação Brasileira de Vela e Motor.
The 2009 IODA World Sailing Championship will be held from August 4th through August 15th 2009 in Niterói, Brasil. The racing area will be in the Guanabara Bay and the shore venue will be the Clube Naval Charitas. Attachment 1 shows the location of the regatta harbour and the racing area.
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The Championship will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), including Appendix D for the Team Racing World Championship, as amended by the relevant Sailing Instructions. The current Conditions of the IODA will apply. No national authority prescriptions will apply. RRS 61.1(a) is amended as follows: Boats shall “conspicuously display a red flag” according to the second sentence of RRS 61.1(a). (Amends RRS 61.1(a)(2)) A boat required to display a flag shall do so until she is no longer racing and shall inform the Race Committee of the boat being protested immediately after finishing. (Amends RRS 61.1(a), third sentence)
English shall be the Official Language for the Championship.
The event is designated Category A, ISAF Regulation 20. All competitors may be required to display advertising of the event sponsors on each side of the hull in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20.3(d)(i).
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Competitors shall enter only through the national association member of IODA (hereinafter ‘member’) they represent. No entries will be accepted if not made by a member. Each member may enter a team of 5 sailors born in 1994 or later. See also