Notice of Race

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Dear Participants of the World Championship, the Notice of Race - NOR is our binding document for the implementation of the Topcat Worlds - here you will find all the information without prose and redundancy. So please read carefully.


Topcat K1 World Championship 2018 and

Topcat K2/K3/K3X International Championships

Jurmala/Latvia 2018

Date: 11th August – 17th August 2018 · Marina Malina, Riga Venue: Jurmala, Baltic Sea

1 Rules
1.1  The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2  No national prescriptions will apply.
1.3  International TOPCAT Class Rules and ITCA Championship Rules will apply.
1.4  If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2 Advertising
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority, in accordance with World Sailing Regulation 20. A breach of this rule might cause a disqualification.

3 Eligibilty and entry
3.1 The World Championship is open to all boats of the TOPCAT Class K1, double handed. The International Championships are open to all boats of the TOPCAT classes K2, single or double handed as well as K3 and K3X single handed, according to the valid Class Rules.
K3 and K3X will start together, but the judging will be separately.
3.2 Each competitor shall be a member of his National Class Association or his
Nation­al Topcat Fleet and of his National Authority or his Sailing Club, which is a member of his National Authority - signed up before May 31st.
3.3 All entries shall be made online at the website of the organizing authority before May 31st:
Entry fee per boat:
Doublehanded 260,00 EUR
Singlehanded 160,00 EUR
Entry fee shall be paid in EUR until May 31st, 2018 by SEPA transfer to:
Hypo Vereinsbank
Account: 657060984
IBAN: DE64700202700657060984
A withdrawal of the entry may be made by email to and will be compensated until May 31st with 100% refund, until June 30th with 50% refund and later than June 30th without refund.
3.4 Late entries and payments will be
accepted under the following conditions:
Later than May 31st: 90.00 E per person on top of ordinary entry fee and
Later than June 30th: 130.00 E per person on top of ordinary entry fee.
3.5 All helmsmen are required to show the original version of their valid third-party liability insurance certificate and the
measurement certificate at the registration office. Copies of those documents will not be accepted.

4 Fees
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Topcat K1 260.00 EUR
Topcat K2 260.00 EUR double handed; 160.00 EUR singlehanded
Topcat K3/K3X 160.00 EUR
Guests 100.00 EUR

5 Schedule
5.1 Registration:
Friday, August 10th 16.00 hrs - 20.00 hrs
Saturday, August 11th 09.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs
Sunday, August 12th 09.00 hrs - 10.30 hrs
5.2 Measurement and equipment inspection:
Saturday, August 11th 08.00 hrs - 16.30 hrs
Sunday, August 12th 09.00 hrs - 11.00 hrs
5.3 Dates of racing:
Sunday, August 12th practice race
Monday, August 13th racing
Tuesday, August 14th racing
Wednesday, August 15th racing
Thursday, August 16th racing
Friday, August 17th racing
5.4 Number of races / Races per day
Topcat K1 10 /  2
Topcat K2 10 /  2
Topcat K3/K3X 10  / 2
Except Monday, one extra race per day may be sailed, provided that the class will not be more than one race ahead of schedule.
5.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the
- practice race is 15.00 hrs.
- first race each day is 11.00 hrs.
5.6 Any change to the schedule of races will be posted on the official notice board by 19.00 hrs on the day before it will take effect.

6 Measurements
Each boat shall have a valid measurement certificate. Each measurement certificate shall be registered in the ITCA register. Each competitor shall ensure that boat and equipment comply with the TOPCAT Class Rules. All boats shall be already measured and shall display the sail number declared on the measurement certificate. A new measurement will not be possible on site. Sails will be marked with a stamp.
Only one boat and one set of sails will be allowed. Any changes of crew and equipment shall be authorized by the chief measurer of World Sailing. Random checks may be made any time during the championships.

7 Sailing instructions
The sailing instructions will be available after 16.00 hrs August 10th, 2018 at registration desk.

8 The courses
Course according to the valid ITCA Championship Rules.

9 Jury
An International Jury will be appointed in
accordance to RRS 91 (b). Decisions of the International Jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

10 Penalty System
For the Topcat K1, K2, K3 and K3X classes RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Pe­nalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

11 Scoring
11.1 The low point system of RRS appen-
dix A will apply.
11.2 6 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
(a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of its race scores.
(b) When from 5 to 7 races have been com­pleted, a boat’s series score will be the total of its race scores excluding its worst score.
(c) When 8 or more races have been complet­ed, a boat’s series score will be the total of its race scores excluding its two worst scores.

12 Prices
Prizes will be given to the first three teams in each class. All participants will receive a memento. Special prizes by ITCA will be awarded to the Champions of all classes.

13 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. Each participant has to sign an exclusion of liability at the registration.

14 Insurance
Each participating boat shall be insured
with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of EUR 3,000,000.00 per event or the equivalent.

15 Social Programme
Opening Ceremony: Saturday, August 11th, 18.00 hrs, Jurmala beach,
Closing Ceremony: Friday, August 17th 19.00 hrs, Jurmala beach.


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