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"Mayor’s Cup" International Regatta 2020 Notice of Race
青岛帆船网 2020-02-15 14:46:16 

"Mayor’s Cup" International Regatta 2020

Notice of Race

(Draft 0211)

August 7th- 11th2020

The Organizing Authority is the Water Sports Management Center of General Administration of Sport of China,, Chinese Yachting Association in conjunction with Qingdao Municipal Government, supported by Qingdao Major International Sailing Events (Festivals) Organizing Committee, Qingdao Municipal Sports Bureau, Qingdao Olympic Sailing City Development Association, Qingdao Yachting Association, China Marine Sports Academy, Qingdao Tourism Group,operatedby Qingdao Administration Center of Sailing Sport.

1. Rules

1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing(RRS).

1.2. The rules for the handling of boats will apply, and will also apply to any time when the boats are on the water.

1.3. Add to RRS 41: (e) help to recover from the water and return on board a crew member, provided the return on board is at the approximate location of the recovery.

1.4. The prescriptions of the National or Regional Yachting Association will not apply.

1.5.If there is a conflict between languages, the English text will take precedence.


2.1. In accordance with World Sailing Regulation 20 (Advertising Code), the organizing authority may require all boats to display the event sponsor’s advertising on their hulls and/or on back-stay pennants.

2.2. The racing boat shall display the advertisement provided by the organizing

authority. During the regatta, any removal of organizing authority advertising is forbidden. The organizing authority may protest a boat who does not comply to this instruction.

2.3. Advertisements of the teams on the racing boats must be approved by the organizing authority. The material of the sticker must be 3M or others with the similar quality and the maximum size shall not be larger than 600mm in heigth and 2600mm in length.

2.4. The organizing authority have the right to refuse the teams’ advertisements which against the event sponsor or the related advertising laws.

3.Eligibility and Entry

3.1. The regatta is open to the One-design Class, Beneteau First 40. The organizing authority will provide 8 boats for teams.

3.2. The regatta is open to native and international sailors (teams), teams can be from cities, nations or clubs.

3.3. For each team, there could be only 6-8 crews on board plus 1 team leader or coach; each team should have 1 experienced skipper who’s capable of offshore racing, at least 2 crews who are experienced on offshore racing.

3.4. All competitors shall be aged 18 or above, except that each boat may have one youth sailor (age 15- 18) who must submit a copy of Certificate of Competency issued by the local authority or qualified training institution, together with letter of agreement by his/her legal guardian, boat owner and skipper, and shall enter after approval by the organizing committee.

3.5.Eligible teams shall provide the following documents:

(1)Entry form(electronic version)

(2)Scanned copies of all team members’ Passports or IDs

(3)Qualifications or certificates of the skipper, which must be from MSA China,CYA, RYA, ASA or other equal organization

(4)The photo and introduction of the skipper ( please stating the offshore racing experience ), introduction of the 2 crews ( please stating the offshore racing experience ), introduction of the team (within 400 words), photos and VCR of the team.

3.6. Entries must be received no later than 24:00hrs, July 26th, 2020. Eligible teams may send the documents listed in NOR3.5 tosailingweek_qdya@163.com. The entry form could be found on Appendix 1 or downloaded on the following website:http://www.qdsailing.org.

3.7.Organizing authority will send the entry confirmation according to the entry order of each team. Receiving the E-mailconfirmationletteris considered

signing up successfully.

3.8.Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Organizing authority.

3.9. The team who entries successfully shall provide the following documents at on-site registration:

(1)A copy of the entry confirmation

(2)the original passports or IDs of all team members

(3)Proof of personal accident insurance complying with NOR20.

(4)Disclaimer of Liability


4.1. Each team needs to pay entry fee of CYN2000.00 and equipment deposit of CYN8,000.

4.2. The team who entries successfully shall pay the entry fee to the following account ( please note“mayor’s cup + team name”):

Beneficiary’s Name: Qingdao administration Center of Sailing Sport

Bank Name: ICBC Qingdao Hong Kong middle road information building sub branch

Account Number: 3803035329280004397

4.3. The equipment damage deposit should be paid in cash at registration.Cash deposit would be returned in full if the boats are undamaged in any way after the Regatta. Otherwise, teams should pay for the repairing of the damaged equipment and the cost of it will be deducted from the equipment deposit. The organizing authority has the right to demand indemnification if the deposit is not sufficient.

5.Format of Race

The regatta will consist of round islands races or LDR and course races.


6.1. The schedule is as the following:




Skipper’s Briefing, Drawing



Boat Handover


Opening Ceremony of Qingdao International Sailing Week



Cruising, Course Race



Round Islands Races or LDR and Course Races

Round Islands Races or LDR and Course Races



Boat Handover

Prize Giving


before 12:00


6.2.Not more than three Course races are scheduled on course race day.

6.3. Teams should participate in the activities, including opening ceremony, closing ceremony and other activities, organized by the organizing authority.

7.Equipment and Measurement

7.1. After on-site registration, all teams will make the equipment drawing on the skipper’s briefing.

7.2. The organizing committee will be responsible for inspecting all boats; if necessary a equipment inspection may be taken at any time during racing.

8.Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions will be available after the on-site registration.

9.The Venue

Appendix 2 is the racing area in Qingdao.

10. The Course

Please see the Sailing Instruction.

11. Penalty System

11.1. Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

11.2. Decision of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

12. Scoring

12.1. The overall scoring will be the round islands/LDR races results plus the course race results. The score of round islands/LDR will be doubled and shall not be

cancelled. If there is tie, round islands races/LDR results will take advance.

12.2. One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

12.3. When fewer than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

12.4. When five or more than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

13. Berthing

Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the boat park during the regatta.

14.Haul-Out Restrictions

Boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.

15. Diving Equipment and Plastic Pools

15.1. Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keel boats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.

15.2. Swimming inside or within 250 meters from the harbor of Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre is banned.

16.Radio Communication

16.1. Race committee official channels is VHF72, reserved channel is VHF 77. listen to channel VHF16.

16.2. A tracker and engine working recorder for each boat may be required by the Organizing Committee, each team should keep it working properly during the race.

16.3. Handhold VHF Radio should be brought by each team.

17. Photography Consent

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.

18. Prizes

The top3 teams will be awarded with prizes money( including any local taxes):

First Place: CYN 20,000.00,

Second Place: CYN 10,000.00,

Third Place: CYN 5000.00.

19. Disclaimer of Liability

19.1. 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.

19.2. All the people on board must sign the Disclaimer of Liability.

20. Insurance

Each participant must have valid accident insurance with the minimum insurance cover of 1,000,000 RMB per incident. Original insurance document should be displayed during the registration, if not, insurance should be purchased at the registration. Those who do not provide the Original insurance document or purchase the insurance on-site maybe banned to participate by the organizing authority.

21. Accommodation for Participants

21.1. Accommodation(double rooms, breakfast included) will be arranged by the organizing authority from 7th-11th,Aug. The accommodation fee will be paid by organizing authority. Meals should be arranged by the teams.

21.2. The hotel may collect CYN 200.00 cash deposit for property damage from each competitor. If there is no property damage, it will be returned when leaving the hotel.

22. Others

22.1. Each team shall bring a flag of their team/club or their national authorities to the organizing authority.

22.2. The organizing authority may appoint two journalists or guests on each boat to take photos and video. Skippers shall be responsible for the safety of the journalists on board and supervise the work of the journalists on board.

22.3. For further information, please contact:

Local Organizing Committee:

Name: Xin Kejiang, Meng Yuejiao,

Fax: +86 (0)532 8591 6115

Tel: +86 (0)532 8591 6115, +86 (0)532 5870 2691

E-Mail: sailingweek_qdya@163.com

Address: Room 1616, No.17 Xianggang Zhong Road, Qingdao, China,

Post Code: 266071

Chinese Yachting Association:

Name: WANG Jiaxin

Fax: +86 010-67093169

Tel: +86 010-67122438

Address: Room 306,Tiantan Sports Culture Center, No. 74 Tiantan Dong Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Post Code: 100000

Appendix 1:


"Mayor’s Cup" International Regatta 2020

August 7th--August 11th2020

Cities/nations / clubs:



Date of Birth



Passport No./

Issuing Date





















9team leader / coach

I will be governed by the rules as defined in the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS),Sailing Instructions and class special rules.I acknowledge that the Organizing Authority will not be responsible for participators’ life orinjuryor any damage of equipments. I declare that during the competition I have valid insurance with the minimum insurance cover of 1,000,000 RMB(includingthird-partyliabilityinsurance).So as my team.


The above statement must be signed.

Appendix 2:

"Mayor’s Cup" International Regatta 2020

Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

Mayor's Cup International Round Islands Regatta-0211.pdf


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