Preliminary

Preliminary NOTICE OF RACE

VENUE

The IODA Asian Championship 2006 will be held July 27th through to August 5th 2006 in Fulung, Chinese Taipei. The shore venue will be the Fulung Sailing Club, located in Kung-Liao Hsiang, Taipei County, Chinese Taipei. The racing area will be offshore Fulung Beach.

Organizing authority

The Championship is organized by the Fulung Sailing Club and the National Optimist Class Committee under the authority of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) and with the permission of the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association.

language

English shall be the Official Language for the Championship.

rules

4.1 The Championship shall be sailed under the following rules:
a. The current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) (except as altered by the Sailing Instructions and any Supplementary Sailing Instructions);
b. The current Class Rules and Conditions of the IODA;
c. The Notice of Race;
d. The Sailing Instructions (SI) and their amendments;
e. The Supplementary Sailing Instructions (SSI) and their amendments.
4.2 The prescriptions of the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association will not apply.
4.3 Advertising will be restricted to Category A, according to 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).
4.4 Sailing Instructions will be available at registration at the Regatta Office.
4.5 Boats are not exempted from “conspicuously displaying a red flag” according to the second sentence of RRS 61.1(a). (Amends RRS 61.1(a), third sentence) 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), fourth sentence)

international jury

An international Jury will be constituted in accordance with RRS Appendix N. Decisions of the International Jury are final and not subject to appeal as provided in RRS 70.4.

eligibility

6.1 Competitors shall comply with the ISAF Eligibility Code, Regulation 19 and with the Conditions for IODA Continental Championships.
6.2 Each Asian member of IODA may enter up to 5 sailors with a maximum of 4 being of the same gender.
6.3 Each non-Asian member of IODA may enter a team subject to IODA approval.
6.4 Each team shall be accompanied by a Team Leader and may be accompanied by two other adults.
6.5 Chinese Taipei, as host nation, may enter two teams accompanied by up to three officials.
6.6 Each competitor entered by an IODA member shall have been born in 1991 or later.
6.7 Competitors shall be either national or bona fide residents of the country they represent, unless otherwise agreed by the IODA Executive Committee. A competitor who has represented one country at an IODA World or Continental Championship shall not represent another member country except in cases of alteration of residence, in which cases shall be approved by the IODA Executive Committee.

format of the championship

IODA Asian Championship shall comprise:
1. The Individual Asian Championship (IAC);
2. The Asian Team Racing Championship (ATRC);
7.1 For the Individual Asian Championship, if there are more than 80 sailors entered, the entire fleet shall be divided into 4 divisions (as far as possible with the same number of boats), each of which shall sail at least once and if conditions permit 2 to 4 times, with each of the other divisions.
a. The registration of competitors continuing up to the last minute, dividing the fleet shall be done by the Race Office on July 28th 2006 at 12:00 hrs. Late entries will be added to the list.
b. If there are 80 or less sailors entered then the entire fleet will race in one group.
c. No more than four races will be sailed on any day.
7.2 For the Asian Team Racing Championship, all National teams that have at least 4 sailors will be entitled to race in the ATRC. The ATRC will only be raced once the first 5 races sailed in the IAC have been completed. After those first 5 races sailed in the IAC the total points of the 4 sailors with the best cumulative results from each country will be added to give a total team score. That team score will determine the seeding for the ATRC.
       The format for the ATRC will be described in the Supplementary Sailing Instructions.
    Teams shall comprised of 5 sailors of which 4 shall sail in each race. Composition of teams is at the discretion of the qualifying country.

PROGRAM

Wednesday, July 26th

Early Arrivals.
Measurement.

Thursday, July 27th

Official Arrival Day.
Official accommodation available from 14:00.
Registration and Measurement.

Friday, July 28th

Registration and Measurement.
Team Leader’s meeting.
Practice race.
Opening Ceremony.

Saturday, July 29th

Individual Asian Championship races.
Welcome Party.

Sunday, July 30th

Individual Asian Championship races.

Monday, July 31st

Individual Asian Championship races.

Tuesday, August 1st

Asian Team Racing Championship.

Wednesday, August 2nd

Rest / Spare day.

Thursday, August 3 rd

Individual Asian Championship races.

Friday, August 4 th

Individual Asian Championship races.
Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony.

Saturday, August 5th

Official Departure Day.

scoring

9.1 The series will consist of up to 12 races, of which 3 shall be completed to constitute a championship.
9.2 In case the fleet is divided, each race of two divisions will be scored as one race in which all competitors of those two divisions have entered. Only races which have been completed for all 4 divisions will count.
9.3 Each boat’s total score for the IAC will be the sum of her scores for all races except that when 10 or more races have been completed, her two worst scores shall be excluded or if only 5 or more but less than 10 races have been completed, her single worst score shall be excluded.
9.4 The scoring system for the Team Racing Championship shall be described in the Supplementary Sailing Instructions. RRS Appendix D will apply.

safety

10.1 In addition to IODA Class Rules 4.2 (a) and (b), 4.3 (a) and (b), each boat shall have on board a secured paddle with a blade surface of not less than 0.025 square meters, and each competitor shall carry a whistle attached to clothing with a lanyard. Competitors not complying with this instruction will be attributed a penalty of 5 points for each race of the day on which they have failed to observe this instruction.
10.2 Adequate personal buoyancy shall be worn at all times while afloat. Wet suits and dry suits do not constitute adequate personal buoyancy. If the buoyancy device is of an inflatable type, it shall be inflated at all times while afloat. This changes RRS 40.

support boats

11.1 Team support boats shall be provided by the Organizing Committee and used according to the following conditions:
a. Each boat shall display a National letters flag, supplied by the Organizing Committee.
b. Boats shall be shared by coaches of at least two different countries as decided by the Organizing Committee. No more than one person from each team shall be on the water in the boat at the same time.
c. All support boats shall comply with the rules established by the Organizing Committee.
11.2 Team support boats may be hired from the organizers at USD 200 per boat (or USD 100 per team for the half share of the hire of the boat). Reservations of such support boats must be made before May 10th 2006 and shall be accompanied by a deposit for the whole amount.
11.3 Late reservations and delayed payments will result in a support boat charter fee of USD 200 per team.
11.4 A damage deposit of USD 100 per team(in cash) will be charged at registration in the Regatta Office and refunded at the end of the championship provided the boat is in good condition. Should the Organizing Committee decide to deduct from the damage deposit, it may require that the deposit be restored to its original amount before the coaches are permitted to use the boat again. Any remaining deposit will be refunded at the end of the Championship. Damage deductions will be shared by the teams using the boat.
11.5 The support boats will be available from July 27th 2006 until the last day of the Championship.

spectators’ boats

The organisers will supply spectators boats for parents and other supporters. Tickets will be available at the Regatta Office at registration. Costs will be announced later.

measurement

13.1 Competitors are allowed to use only one hull, daggerboard, rudder (with tiller and extension), mast, boom, sprit and sail during the Championship. These parts of the equipment will be measured according to the Measurement Regulations, and approved to be complying with the Class Rules by the Measurement Committee.
13.2 Substitution of damaged equipment may be permitted providing that:
a. The damaged equipment has been checked by the Measurement Committee;
The substituting equipment is presented for measurement to the Measurement Committee after the end of the day’s racing.
b. Such substitution is subject to the approval of the Race Committee given retrospectively.
13.3 Boats officially chartered for the Regatta through the Organizing Committee may carry national letters or sail numbers in contravention of the Class Rules. The national letters to be carried shall be those of the country entering the chartered boat, and the number shall consist of the number of digits equal to the most recently issued sail number in that country.

liability

14.1 Participants compete entirely at their own risk and responsibility. See RRS 4, Decision to Race.
14.2 The Organizing Authority and any other party involved in the organization of the Championship accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss or claim, whether personal or material, incurred by or inflicted to participants before, during or after the Championship.
14.3 All Competitors and support staff will be required to sign a liability waiver.

insurance

It is the responsibility of individual sailors to have appropriate third party liability insurance cover.

entry fees

16.1 Entry fee including accommodation and meals, between official Arrival Day (July 27th 2006) and Official Departure Day (August 5th 2006) will be per person USD 400 for sailors and maximum three adults.
16.2 Fees Payable
a. USD 150 must be received by Bank Draft or Wire Transfer by February 15th 2006.
b. The balance of fees must be received by Bank Draft or Wire Transfer by May 10th 2006.
c. A surcharge of USD 100 will be charged to all late entries. All late entries include funds received after the initial or second payment schedule.
16.3 No entries will be accepted after May 30th 2006.

entries

Entries shall be made with the official forms, according to the following schedule:
17.1 For reasons of planning (accommodation and boats available for chartering), the Preliminary Entry Form shall be returned to the Organizing Committee no later than February 15th 2006;
17.2 The Final Entry Form shall be returned to the OC no later than May 10th 2006;
17.3 Payment instructions:
a. Please make payments to:


Beneficiary:

Chinese Taipei Sailing Association

Account Number:

5154 22364 23000

Address:

903, No. 20, Chu-Lun Street, Taipei, Taiwan  (104)
Phone No: 886+2-8771-1442 ; Fax No: 886+2-2740-3395

Bank:

Chang-Hwa Commercial Bank, Taipei, Taiwan

Branch:

Chung Lung

Address:

3, Lung-Chiang Road, Taipei, Taiwan(R.O.C.) 104

Swift Code:

CCBCTWTP515

b. Fees must be paid in USD.
c. Fees must be free from bank commissions. Any bank fee will be charged to the competitors.

accommodation

18.1 Competitors and team officials will be housed in Joan Resort Hotel, within 7 minutes drive distance from the sailing venue.
18.2 Official accommodation will be available from 14:00 on July 27th 2006 until 11:00 on August 5th 2006.
18.3 All three meals will be provided.
18.4 The first official meal will be dinner on July 27th 2006 and the last official meal will be breakfast on August 5th 2006.
18.5 A damage deposit may be charged by the hotel and will be refunded if no damage has occurred. The damage deposit and other extra charges will be paid directly to the hotel and may be paid by credit card or cash.
18.6 Special food can be provided if requested in advance. Please send special requests by May 30th 2006 using the special meal request form.

early arrivals

19.1 Teams wishing to arrive before the official arrival date should contact the Organizing Committee in order to book accommodation in the official hotels. The daily fee per day will be USD 100 per double room including breakfast.
19.2 Early arrivals have to be booked by May 30th 2006 to guarantee rate.
19.3 Club facilities will be open from July 26th 2006.

charter boats

20.1 Charter boats and foils are mandatory.
20.2 Charter boats will be supplied by Shanghai Far East FRP Boat Company Ltd, China.
20.3 Charter boats will be available on July 26th 2006. Competitors shall not modify the boats or cause them to be modified in any way except that
a. a compass may be tied or taped to the hull or spars;
b. wind indicators, including yarn or thread, may be tied or taped anywhere on the boat;
c. hulls, daggerboards and rudders may be cleaned, but only with water;
d. adhesive tape may be used anywhere above the water line; and
e. all fittings or equipment designed to be adjusted may be adjusted, provided that the Class Rules are complied with.
20.4 Competitors may use their own spars and fittings.
20.5 The cost for 8 days (July 27th through August 4th) will be USD 300, payable February 15th 2006. Charter boats will be complete with blocks, air bags, mainsheet, spars, blades, bailers, wind indicator and paddle, painter. Specific manufacturer and equipment make will be communicated later.
20.6 Late payments will be surcharged USD 100 per boat.
20.7 No charter requests will be accepted after May 30th 2006.
20.8 In addition to the charter fee a damage deposit of USD 100 per boat (in cash) will be charged at registration in the Regatta Office, to be refunded if no damage has occurred.

transportation

21.1 Transportation from CKS International Airport (TPE) will be provided on official arrival and departure days, the cost of the service being included in the entry fee for those teams arriving between July 26th and July 27th 2006.
21.2 Teams wishing to arrive before July 26th 2006 shall contact the Organizers to book the service. The cost will be announced later.

supporters

Help can be provided with reserving rooms for supporters before, during or after the championship by contacting the organizers.

social events

To enhance the friendship between the participants and to make their stay in Fulung, more enjoyable, appropriate social events will be organised. Casual attire.

miscellaneous

24.1 Each team is kindly requested to bring its own National Flag (100cm x 150cm), the National Anthem recorded on tape or CD and a CD with folk songs to be played at social events.
24.2 There are no medical precautions that need to be taken entering Chinese Taipei.
24.3 Each team shall send to the Organizing Authority a photo of each team member.

sailing conditions

Daytime temperature

27°C – 30°C

Prevailing winds

South-East, South

Average wind speed

4- 5 m/s

chandlery and repairs

Chandlery and repairs will be available.

prizes

The Championship prizes will be awarded per IODA Conditions and will be stated in the sailing instruction.

visa requirements

Please check with the Embassy or consulate in your country to get the latest visa requirements.

contact

For further information and queries, please contact:
Mr. Ting KUO
5F, #91, Shui-Yuan Road
Taipei (100), TAIWAN
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Tel: 886+922-882286
Fax: 886+2-2365-5726

WEBsite

http://www.sailing.org.tw/ioda2006_asian/index.htm

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