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Athens Match Challenge HORC 2019 Feb 23-24, Faliron bay, Athens, Greece
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Athens Match Challenge HORC 2019 Feb 23-24, Faliron bay,...

The event has applied for World Sailing Grade 4.


The event has applied for World Sailing Grade 4.




    1.1 The Organizing Authority (OA) will be the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) , in association with the Hellenic Platu 25 Class. 

    2. VENUE

    2.1 The venue will be Faliron bay, Athens, Greece.


    3.1 The event has applied for World Sailing Grade 4.

    This grading is subject to review by the WS Match Race Rankings Sub Committee. The event may be re-graded when there is clear reason to do so. 



    a) Race office opens from February 22nd 2019

    b) Registration & Crew weighting from February 22nd, 2019 09:00 to 15:00 & 17:30 to 20:30 & February 23rd 2019 08:30 to 09:30 

    c) Practice, after reservation with the OA, February 22nd 2019, from 11:00 to 17:00. 

    d) Daily briefing and meeting with umpires at 09:00

    e) Racing days from February 23rd to 24th 2019

    f) Time of first race each day will be at 10:30

    g) The latest time for an attention signal on the last day of racing will be 16:00 

    h) Prize giving on February 24th 2019 as soon as possible after racing.

    4.2 Unless excused by the organizing authority, attendance to the following is mandatory: 

    a) Daily briefing, for skippers

    b) Photo shoots with the whole team in team clothing after weighing in

    c) The prize giving for skippers and crews.


    5.1 Up to 10 skippers will be invited in this event. A skipper may request an invitation by completing the attached application form and sending it to 

    the OA no later than Friday, January 18th 2019.

    5.2 If there are more than 10 applications, the applications will be accepted on the basis of their latest, available on January 18 2019, open match 

    race ranking list as published by World Sailing. If there are applicants that are not ranked, there will be a draw. 

    5.3 The registered skipper shall helm the boat at all times while racing, except in an emergency or as otherwise allowed by the OA. 

    5.4 To remain eligible, a skipper shall confirm acceptance of the invitation in writing, to be received by the OA by the date specified in the letter of 


    5.5 A non-refundable entry fee of 280 Euro shall accompany the acceptance of invitation for this to be valid, and should be deposited no later than the date specified in the letter of invitation. 

    5.6 All competitors shall meet the eligibility requirements of WS regulation 19.2. 

    5.7 All competitors shall obtain a WS Sailor ID by registering online at http://sailing.org/sailors/profile.php. Skippers shall inform the OA of 

    their WS Sailor ID at registration.

    6. ENTRIES

    6.1 The teams shall be entered on completion of registration and the payment of all fees and deposits. All payments shall be made within the deadline indicated in the invitation letter, except the damage deposit. 

    6.2 Withdrawal

    When a skipper accepts an invitation and later withdraws within two months of the event or leaves the event before the end without written 

    approval from the OA, a zero score may be applied to their Ranking points for that event by World Sailing. (World Sailing Regulation 27.2) 

    6.3 Damage deposit

    a) An initial damage deposit of €500 shall be paid at registration.

    b) In the event of a deduction from the damage deposit, it is required the deposit to be restored to its original amount before the team be permitted 

    to continue in the event.

    c) Any remaining deposit at the conclusion of racing will be refunded immediately after the event. 

    d) Sailing instructions will include a damage pricing list.

    7. RULES


    a) The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the RRS 2017- 2020, and including Appendix C. 

    b) The rules for the handling of boats will apply and will also apply to any practice sailing and sponsor races. Class rules will not apply. 

    c) Any prescriptions of the national authority that will apply shall be posted on the official notice board. 

    7.2 Major Alteration to the RRS

    (a) 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. 

    (b) RRS C8.6 and C6.3 will be changed in the sailing instructions.


    8.1 The event will be sailed in Platu 25 class boats.

    8.2 4 boats will be provided.

    8.3 The following sails will be provided for each boat: Mainsail, Genoa and Spinnaker. 

    8.4 Boats will be allocated by draw, either daily or for each round as decided by the Race Committee. 


    9.1 The number of crew (including the skipper) may be up to 4, or 5 in case all crew members are women. The number of crew shall be announced 

    latest with the acceptance of entry. Any missing announcement for number of crew will be interpreted as 4 incl. skipper. All registered crew 

    shall sail all races.

    9.2 The maximum total crew weight, determined prior to racing shall be 350 kg, while wearing at least shorts and shirts. 

    9.3 When a registered skipper is unable to continue in the event, the OA may authorize an original crew member to substitute. 

    9.4 When a registered crew member is unable to continue in the event the OA may authorize a substitute, a temporary substitute or other adjustment. 


    10.1 Skippers will be seeded into a round robin or divided into two groups based on seeding in World Sailing ranking list 30 days prior to the event. 

    10.2 The event will consist of the following stages:

    Stage 1 - A full Round Robin or Round Robin divided in groups

    Stage 2 - Semifinals

    Stage 3 - Final and petit final

    10.3 The RC may change the format, terminate any stage or the event when, in its opinion, it is impractical to attempt to hold the remainder of matches under the existing conditions or in the remaining time scheduled. Early stages may be terminated in favor of later stages. 

    11. COURSE

    11.1 The course will be windward/leeward with starboard roundings, finishing downwind. 

    11.2 The intended course area will be in close proximity to the shore.


    12.1 As boats and equipment will be supplied by the Organizing Authority, WS regulation 20.3.2 applies. Each boat will be required to display advertising as supplied by the OA. 

    12.2 Competitors may be permitted to display advertising ashore at the venue, but this is subject to individual negotiation with the Organizing Authority. 

    12.3 Boats shall not be permitted the right to protest for breaches of any rules regarding advertising (amends RRS 60.1). 

    13. PRIZES

    13.1 Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team 


    14.1 If required by the OA:

    (a) Television personnel and equipment (or dummies) supplied by the OA shall be carried on board while racing. 

    (b) Competitors shall wear microphones supplied by the OA during racing and be available for interviews when advised by the OA or RC. 

    (c) Registered skippers shall wear communications equipment supplied by the OA that will allow commentators to communicate with them whilst racing. 

    14.2 Competitors shall not interfere with the normal working of the OA supplied media equipment. 

    14.3 The OA shall have the right to use any images and sound recorded during the event free of any charge. 


    15.1 All those taking part in the event do so at their own risk. The OA, its associates and appointees accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, 

    injury or inconvenience incurred, howsoever caused.

  • Category
    Racing Events (Match, Team, Fleet, Regattas, etc)
  • Date & Time
    Feb 23 2019 at 10:00 - Feb 24 2019 at 17:00
  • Location & full address
    Faliron bay, Athens, Greece
  • Event Admins
    Captain Thano