Organizing Authorities: Inportrace, Sessionmasters, Participants
Session Master: A player that manages a race, and acts as mediator for protests in order to let boats resolve protests during a race or very shortly thereafter. (the protest is withdrawn OR one or more retire and the protest is withdrawn)
Sailing Council: All boats entered have one vote in the sailing council. The sailing council is the highest authority pertaining to upholding the rules..
Announced Races: Races that are announced and publicized for registration.
Unannounced Races: Races organized by Session Master during qualification, these races require no registration, yet can be sailed by boats entered in the event only.
Jury: Protest Committee gathered to hold a hearing to decide on protests based on the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing. Members are drafted by the Session Master for all Protests in a particular race.
Sailing Instructions (SI)
I. General Provisions
Races for the Bavaria League will be governed by the rules defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2009-2012, the Notice of Race, these Sailing Instructions and and their appendices.
1.1.1 Sail Simulator specific changes of the RRS are defined in Section III of these SI.
1.2 Sail Simulator software in its latest incarnation will be used. (18.104.22.168)
1.3 The use of teamspeak 3 in races is manditory.
1.4 If the Sailing Instructions are translated, in cases of conflict the Sailing Instructions in the english language prevail.
1.5 While racing, boats have to display their alias as used in the registration at the organizing authorities registration site.
1.6 Races will start at times as posted on the board of the organizing authorities registration site, website or forum.
1.7 Races will take place at sceneries and courses as posted on the organizing authorities registration site, website or forum.
2.1 For participation in ANNOUNCED races registration at the organizing authorities registration site is needed and a separate registration for the announced and publicized races on the organizing authorities registration site is needed. The registration for announced races is available up until five minutes before the start of the race.
2.2 Boats entered that fail to un-register for Races for the Bavaria League or announced races there off, will be scored DNS and given total of finished boats + 1 points.
2.3 For unannounced races (including open sessions) no registration is needed. However a host must be present in order to score the race and mediate in protests. Other races are not valid.
2.4 Boat on request by the organizing authority will make one crewmember available for duty on a protest committee for races in which they do not have an interest.
2.5 Any boat may take part in unannounced races as spots are available.
3. Information for the participants
3.1 Changes to the SI will be defined at the end of these SI under changes. The SI can be modified by the the organizing authorities until 60 min before starting the race.
3.2 It is the responsibility of each skipper to track the sources listed under changes for information.
3.3 It is the responsibility of each skipper to track the the organizing authorities registration site, website and forum for notifications by the the organizing authorities or other officials.
4. Event format and schedule
4.1 The event consists of a qualification series and a final series. All races will be sailed as fleet races.
4.2 The final series consists of a minimum of 3 races.
4.3 The organizing authorities will assign a Teamspeak 3 server and channel to be used during races.
4.4 Races will be sailed in the Bavaria 36, no class rules apply.
4.5 Sessions may be protected by password, the password will be publicised by the Session Master at the organizing authorities registration site, website, forums, shout box or through team speak.
4.6 Qualification series
4.6.1 The general qualification races will be announced on the organizing authorities registration site and will be sailed with at least 2 entered boats. A separate registration on the organizing authorities registration site is necessary for each race.
4.6.2 Session Master may set up unannounced qualification races at any time, no further registration for these races will be needed. Races will be sailed with at least 2 boats. These races are open to any boat.
4.6.2 A skipper needs to sail a minimum of 5 races in order to reach a valid rating.
4.6.3 The qualification period will end April 7th. The 16 highest ranked skippers in the qualification series with a valid rating will be entitled to participate in the final series.
4.7 Semifinal series
4.7.1 There will be semifinals when more the 15 boats qualify.
4.7.2 Semifinals will be conducted as a mini league with determined number of races, to be announced on the 30th of March.
4.8 Final series
4.8.1 The final races will be sailed with the 15 highest ranked skippers with a valid rating in the qualification series. Finals will be 7 races, on the 7th of April 3 races will be sailed, on the 14th of April 4 races will be sailed.
4.9 Race Officials
4.9.1 The Race Committee consists of the Session Master.
4.9.2 The Jury consists of 3 crew members of entered boats, who are drafted by the race's Session Master in name of the organizing authorities.
5.1 All races must be sailed on official courses.
5.2 Following courses are available:
Carbrera Paperclip 1.2 NM North
Carbrera Paperclip 1.8 NM West
Carbrera Paperclip 1.2 NM West
Carbrera Paperclip 1.8 NM North
5.3 Maps will be available for download immediately on the organizing authorities registration site, website and or forum.
6. Penalty system
6.1 All races for the Tournament are sailed under direction of a session master.
6.2 The session master shall be consulted as mediator for expediated resolution of protests.
6.3 Boats may retire from the race on advise of the session master, in such a case no penalty will be given.
6.4 Boats involved in a protest resolved through the session master, may be eliglible for redress in accordance with their average result in prior races.
6.5 Protests as described in SI fig. 13.4 shall be posted in the forum of the the organizing authorities.
6.6 The organizing authorities will gather a Jury who will hold a hearing.
6.7 A decisions of a Jury is final.
6.8 Boats disqualified will score the number of entries + 1.
6.9 Redress may be requested as described in protest proceedings (SI 13.4)
7. Scoring system
7.1 The scoring of the qualification results from a dynamic rating.
7.2 Boats will be rated for each race the sailed. A boat must have sailed at least 5 races to reach a valid rating.
7.3 A boat may enter more races, however if more boats want to race then slots available boats with less then 5 races will have precedence.
7.4 The final series is scored with the Low-Point-System as in Appendix A of the RRS. In case of a tie after the final series, the rating will break the tie. The 2 worst results of 7 will be deducted. DSQ score can not be deducted.
8. Teamspeak 3
8.1 The use of teamspeak 3 is manditory (this changes RRS 41) for hailing of other boats.
8.2 The use of teamspeak 3 during races is limited to hailing of other boats, organising authorities and session masters.
8.3 For all other remarks, the in-game chat shall be used.
8.4 All other inter-boat communication shall be considered a breach of RRS 41.
9. Race set up
9.1 Sessions will be managed by a session master designated by the organizing authority.
9.2 Orgnaized Sessions will be organized and password protected.
9.3 The password for organized sessions will be communicated by the organizing authorities and session masters to registered boats only.
10.1 The organizing authorities may award prizes to entered boats, officials, supporting personnel and other volunteers.
11. Participation of race officials, organizers, session masters - Deleted for the Bavaria League
11.1 Race officials, organizing authorities, session masters and their relatives are excluded from participation.
11.2 On request to the sailing council, the sailing council may make exemptions to this rule.
II. Special Provisions
12.4 Protest proceedings
12.4.1 In case of a hail for protest or request for redress, the protesting skipper (protesting party) must file the written protest, including images depicting the situation, at the organizing authorities website or forum within 1 hour after the last race of the day.
12.4.2 If there is a protest pending against one boat (protested party), she must file a written response, including images depicting the situation, at the organizing authorities website or forum within 1 hour after the last race of the day.
12.4.3 A protester or protesttee may name up to one witness, a witness may file a written report, including images depicting the situation.
12.4.4 The session master will forward all materials to 3 entered crewmembers who as jury will hear the protest, the jury can decide to award a penalty to one or more of the involved parties.
12.4.5 A penalised party may appeal to the sailing counsel.
12.4.6 All entered boats each with one vote, as sailing counsel will decide on appeals by majority vote.
12.4.7 If protests and or appeals have not come to a conclusive outcome within 5 days after the race has finished, the organizing authority will direct a conclusive outcome.
13.5 Rude unsportsmanlike conduct
13.5.1 The organizing authority may gather a protest jury of 3 crew members of entered boats that may exclude an entered boat from a single or from multiple races or exclude a boat from tournament for rude unsportsmanlike conduct. No individual protest by a skipper is needed. (see RRS 69 )
13.5.2 Rude unsportsmanlike conduct specifically would mean
(a) the deliberate interference of other boats after being on course side (RRS 30.1),
(b) the deliberate interference of boats racing while not racing,
(c) rude violations of the ISAF RRS.
(d) breach of user licenses of the Sail Simulator software, breach of user agreements of the organizing authorities registration site, website, forum or other services.
(e) breach of juvenile protective laws.
13.5.3 A disqualification under SI 13.5 equals a penalty under RRS 2.
13.5.4 All participants of a race may request a hearing under this rule. A protest as described in SI 12.4 has to be submitted.
14.1 Every disconnected boat during a race will be scored DNF (did not finish aka RET retired). In an organized session she is entitled to request a restart, if she is available at least one minute before the starting signal. There is no possibility for a redress.
14.2 There will be no restarts in organized sessions unless there has been a general loss of connection.
14.2.1 A restart due to a general disconnect of the server later than 20 minutes after the original start time, a skipper may withdraw from that and following races that day without being scored.
III. Sail Simulator changes to the RRS
15. Changes to RRS 14
15.1 A boat is considered damaged as per RRS 14 when her ability to finish in a reasonable position that would have been possible had a collision been avoided was materially hindered.
16. Changes to RRS 44
16.1 RSS 44.1 and RRS 44.2 are changed to the effect that for a penalty only one turn including a tack and a gybe are needed (270°).
17. Changes to RRS 41
17.1 Teamspeak is to be used for Hailing.
17.1 Communication through Teamspeak with other boats, other then Hailing, can be considered a breach of RRS 41 (see also SI 13.5)
Published 6th of October 2010
Changes 28th of October Preamble, various spelling errors.
Changes 2nd of April 2011, 4.6.x Date of finals moved to April 7th. Close of qualification moved from 30th of march to 6th of April
Changes th. of April 2011, 4.8.1 Format and date for Final. 7 races, 3 on the 7th, 4 on the 14 th of april. 7.1.4 Scoring finals. by Low-Points 2 worst results deducted.