Sailing Instructions RDRi 2021

Sailing Instructions Round Denmark Race Inshore RDRi 2021 (preliminary; updates will occur) 

 

Basic information about Round Denmark Race Inshore 2021:

Preliminary; the present sailing instructions and the belonging statutes for RDRi will be available in more languages. If there is a conflict between the language versions, the English text shall take precedence.

 

Round Denmark Race Inshore (RDRi) 2021 is organized by Shorthand Events, Sailing Aarhus and Aarhus International Sailing Center. The venue and starting point will be Aarhus International Sailing Center, Esther Aggebos Gade 80A, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark, and will take place from June 20 2021 (note the starting procedure for specific classes in section 6.1).

Please read the both the present Sailing Instructions and the Statues thoroughly 

Changes to the Preliminary Sailing Instructions: 

21-12-20

RDRi Singlehanded. DEC 2 a participant pointed out that the race/rest time rules have some weaknesses. A stronger version will be uploaded. 

19/3-21

The Spring Equinox period is prolonged and ends at Midnight April 5.

19/3

  • 9 in SI: The cut off time is extended to Sunday JUN 27 12.00

19/3

In the statues the following has been added. 

  • 15.2 All boats must have sufficient power to run navigational lights and for singlehanded participants to run an auto pilot. There must be a ficility to charge the batteries by the boats engine or by others external sources e.g. generator, solar cells. 

 

19/3

  • SI 1 Skipper's meeting 2Star and Fully crew will take place Monday 21 at 10.00.  

11/4 

  • Last chance to register has been moved from June 13th to June 6th. 

 

 

PRICE STRUCTURE*

 

Single- and double handed. Price per person.

Black Weekend  €200. From November 27 8:00 to November 29. 24:00 2020.  

 

Happy New Year €225. November 30 to December 31 2020

 

Spring Equinox Gift €250. January 1st 2020 to March 20 2021

 

Summer Sun €275. March 21 to June 13 2021.

 

Full Crew

Black Weekend €175 per person From November 27 8:00 – November 29 24:00

X-mas Present €200. November 30 to December 24 2020

Spring Equinox Gift €225. December 25 2020 to April 5 (was March 20) 2021

Summer Sun €250. April 6 until June 6th  (was 13th) 2021.

 

Big boats fully crewed: Bigger boats get a 50% discount from participant number 7 and up. The discount applies to the specific periods: Black Weekend, Make a Wish, Spring Equinox and Summer Sun.   

*The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the entry fee based on eventually increased taxes, VAT or other public applied costs and accept no liability for any printing errors

 

Apart from the bragging rights the following is included in the entry fee; free berth one day before and after the event, participant t-shirt, post regatta lunch for each crew member with option to buy additional lunch tickets for family/friends, prize giving ceremony, medals for 1, 2, 3 in each category, semi-pro 24/7 safety surveillance of all boats during the race, timed race results, special awards, Line honnour award, Finisher Certificate and experience you’ll never forget.

 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Competitor withdrawal

If a team withdraws from RDRi there will be no refunds.

 

Cancellation of event:

If organizing authority due to external factors (e.g. COVID 19-regulations/recommendations) is forced to cancel the events/parts of the event:

  • The entry fee is refunded 75%

Force Majeure: Neither party shall be held liable or responsible to the other party nor be deemed to have defaulted under or breached this Agreement for failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any obligation under this Agreement when such failure or delay is caused by or results from causes beyond the reasonable control of the affected party, including but not limited to epidemics, pandemics, global or national public health emergencies; fire; floods; embargoes; war; acts of war (whether war is declared or not); insurrections; riots; civil commotions; strikes; lockouts or other labor disturbances; acts of God; or acts, omissions or delays in acting by any governmental authority, including but not limited to restrictions on travel to and from Spain; provided, however, that the party so affected shall use reasonable commercial efforts to avoid or remove such causes of nonperformance, and shall continue performance hereunder with reasonable dispatch whenever such causes are removed. Either party shall provide the other party with prompt written notice of any delay or failure to perform that occurs by reason of force majeure. The parties shall mutually seek a resolution of the delay or the failure to perform as noted above.

 

1. Skipper’s Meeting

The skipper’s meeting will take place at the Aarhus International Sailing Center, and the language will be English. For single-handed participants and participants seeded as “slower boats” the skippers meeting will take place Sunday June 20 2021 at 10.00. For double-handed and fully crewed participants the skippers meeting will take place on Monday June 21 2021 at 10.00.

 

2. RULES

The race is governed by the statutes and the safety regulations for RDRi The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) with the special regulations for navigation in certain Danish waters. All traffic separations must be respected in accordance with Rule 10 in COLREGS. Breach of the above-mentioned rules and regulations will result in disqualification. The participants are requested to pay attention to commercial traffic as well as to other participants in the race.

 

The racing is conducted under the Open Scandinavian Adventure Sail Racing Order (OSASO). This means there will be no demand for a measurement certificates, club memberships or memberships of any national or international federations. The boats are divided boats into categories due to LOA (21-25 ft, 25-30 ft, 30-35 ft, 35-40 and >40ft)

 

Check the RDRi Statutes for more info on classes, safety and more. LINK

 

2.1 USE OF ENGINE

Engines and other machines like generators must be used until the start signal is given (4 minutes before the actual start). It is allowed to use the engines in order to charge the batteries. It must be noted in the dedicated Charging Sheet, when the engine has been running in order to charge.

 

It’s permitted to use the engine twice if running aground. As soon as the boat is afloat again the engine must be turned off.

 

The first time the engine is applied in a “running aground incidence” gives a penalty of 30 minutes added to the official sailing time. The second time the engine is applied an additional 60 minutes will be added to the official sailing time.

The engine may be used to help a person or another vessel when being in danger or distress.

Immediately after active use of the engine either in a running aground incidence or for assistance of others the incident must be reported by phone to the race management committee on +45 2360 1667. RDRi race management encourage competitors that observe other participants using the engine to report it to the race management on +45 2360 1667.

 

No later than 1 hour after crossing the finishing line the use of engine has to be reported to be reported to the race management on a form that will be handed out in the International Sailing Center. Timely handed in and approved forms will be displayed on the official notice board in the International Sailing Center.

 

Singlehanded sailors can use the engine to comply with the rest-/racetime management when docking in and out. Further information will be published in an appendix.

 

2.2 NAVIGATION LIGHTS

All participating boats must be equipped with fixed statutory navigation lights according to The International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS). Boats less than 7m length must also be equipped with fixed navigation lights as described for boats of 7m length and more.

 

Vessels, which are not equipped with navigation lights as prescribed according to COLREGS will not be allowed to start.

Boats that experience navigational lights failure during the race must withdraw from the race and contact the Safety Committee on +45 2360 1667.

 

3. REJECTION

The Safety Committee has the right to reject a vessel deemed unfit for the race.

 

4. MESSAGES

Messages for the participants concerning relevant changes, corrections and warnings are continuously displayed on the official notice board.

Important messages in connection with the start are announced via VHF Channel 72.

 

5. STARTING and FINISHING LINE

Between a red flag on the balcony of the International Sailing Center and a red flag buoy placed perpendicular to the shore 50 m outside of the International Sailing Center. When starting the line must be crossed from west towards east. When finishing the line must be crossed from east towards west.

 

 

5.1 Course and direction 

The direction for all starts – clockwise or counter clockwise – will be published on the skippers meeting at Sunday June 20.

 

5.2 Single-handed double-handed and fully crewed.​

Clockwise

Aarhus, rounding north of light buoy Skagens Rev BY buoy on starboard, Sjælland on starboard, Christiansø and Bornholm on star board, Falster and Lolland on starboard, Funen on starboard, Aarhus.

​Counter Clockwise

Aarhus, Funen on port, Lolland and Falster on port, Bornholm and Christiansø on port, Sjælland on port, light buoy Skagens Rev BY buoy on port, Aarhus.

 

 

5.3 Audio visual signals

All audio and visual signals will be handled by the race management from the race management bridge. A flag post located on the balcony on the north side of the Aarhus International Sailing Center will be visible from the participants from the water.

 

6 STARTS - Zones and Procedure

All participants must respect the starting zone. Only the boats in a certain start can be in the starting zone – a square between 2 red flags west of the starting line and yellow starting buoy and the yellow flag on the race management bridge.

The waiting zone is to be found north of the starting zone. A line between white flags buoys constitutes the exclusion zone where boats in the following starts can burn time. The boats in the following start can enter the starting zone 20 min. before their start.

 

6.1 Start Procedure

Sunday June 20. 2021. At 13.00 Single-handed sailors and keelboats seeded slow both double-handed and fully crewed. Please note that the slower seeded boats will compete with the faster boats in the same category starting 24 hrs. later. Monday June 21 2021. At 13.00 Double-handed and fully crewed.

The starting procedure will be transmitted on VHF channel 72.

A “Dock Out” will be conducted from the race management bridge. First dockout starts both the June 20 and June 21 at 11.00. The dock out is conducted on VHF channel 72.

6.2 Sunday June 20​ 

1st start: Keelboats Mini and Small

12.55 - Warning signal: Display of pennant 1 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

12.56 - Ready signal: Signal flag P is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

12.59 – One-minute signal: Signal flag P is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.00 – Start signal: Pennant 1 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

2nd start: Keelboats Medium

13.25 – Warning signal: Pennant 2 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.26 - Ready signal: Signal flag P is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.29 – One-minute signal: Signal flag P is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.30 – Start signal: Number pennant 2 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

3rd start: Keelboats Large

13.55 – Warning signal: Pennant 3 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.56 - Ready signal: Signal flag P is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.59 – One-minute signal: Signal flag P is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

14.00 – Start signal: Pennant 3 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

 

​4th start: Keelboat XL and Multihull Small and Large

14.25 – Warning signal: Pennant 4 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

14.26 - Ready signal: Signal flag P is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

14.29 – One minute signal: Signal flag P is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

14.30 – Start signal: Pennant 4 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

 

6.3 Monday June 21

1st start: Keelboats Mini and Smal

12.55 - Warning signal: Display of pennant 1 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

12.56 - Ready signal: Signal flag P is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

12.59 – One-minute signal: Signal flag P is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.00 – Start signal: Pennant 1 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

 

2nd start: Keelboats Medium

13.25 – Warning signal: Pennant 2 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.26 - Ready signal: Signal flag P is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.29 – One-minute signal: Signal flag P is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.30 – Start signal: Number pennant 2 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

3rd start: Keelboats Large

13.55 – Warning signal: Pennant 3 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.56 - Ready signal: Signal flag P is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

13.59 – One-minute signal: Signal flag P is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

14.00 – Start signal: Pennant 3 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

​4th start: Keelboat XL and Multihull Small and Large

14.25 – Warning signal: Pennant 4 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

14.26 - Ready signal: Signal flag P is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal

14.29 – One minute signal: Signal flag P is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

14.30 – Start signal: Pennant 4 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal

 

7. POSTPONEMENT

The Race Committee can postpone the start. The signal flag AP (the answering pennant) is hoisted along with 2 sound signals. The postponement will be announced via VHF channel 72 before the programmed Dock Out.

 

Postponement stops: When AP is lowered along with the sound signal, the warning signal will be given 5 minutes later. The postponement stops, and this is announced via VHF channel 72. When the postponement is stopped the start will be given as described in pkt. 6.1.

 

8. JUMPING THE GUN

There will be not be recalls. If any part of the hull, crew or equipment of the boats is on the course side of the starting line will be penalized by 30 minutes. No boats are allowed to return to restart.

 

9. TIME LIMIT

There is a time limit for completion of the race at Sunday June 27 2021 at 12.00.

 

10. PROTESTS

Protests between the boats and protests concerning the breach of the statutes of RDRi and the present Sailing Instructions must be notified as described in the World Sailing Racing Rules 2017-2020 rule no. 61.

 

The RDRi protest form is available at the bureau in the International Sailing Center and must be returned at the same place no later than 1 hour after completion of the race.

 

All protesting boats must display signal flag B. right after the incident object to the protest.

 

The protest hearing takes place in the bureau at the International Sailing Center no later than 1 hour before the prize giving ceremony and it is announced on the official notice Board.

 

Decisions cannot be appealed to any other administrative authority.

 

11. COMPENSATION/ASSISTANCE

The participants in RDRi are obliged to give all possible assistance they can for any person or vessel in danger. If such assistance is given during the race, a time compensation can be requested. The request must be based on a statement clarifying that your final ranking in RDRi has been considerably affected because of the provided assistance.

The request must be written and handed in to the bureau within the timeframe for protests.

 

12. SAFETY

When receiving the start numbers, the participant declares by his/her signature that the boat and her equipment comply with the requirement present in the statutes for the race.

 

All participating skippers must leave a phone number to their relatives when collecting the start numbers and other material for the race.

 

All participating boats must be available for safety check.

 

The Race Committee carries out safety control on randomly picked boats in the following time slots: Single-handed and slower seeded boats on Sunday June 20 8.00 to 9.30 2021

Double-handed and fully crewed Monday June 21 8.00 to 9.30 2021

Please read the STATUTES thoroughly as there are extensive safety requirements for the participants in RDRi.

 

13. WITHDRAWAL

A skipper that withdraws from the race or in any other way suspends the race is obliged to state this to the Race management on phone number: +45 2360 1667 as soon as possible. When staying more than 24 hours in a harbor a boat is considered to be withdrawn from the race.

 

14. PRIZES

There are prizes for the winners in all categories and a special Line Honour for the first boat back. More special awards may be given.

 

15. AWARD CEREMONY

The award ceremony takes place at the International Sailing Center on Sunday June 27 Tuesday at 13.00.

 

16. DISCLAIMER

The participant confirms by his/her signature at the registration that the participation in the race is fully at his/her own risk. RDRi does not take any responsibility for damage to materials, personal injury or death, which happens because of accidents before, during or after the race.

 

17. INSURANCE

Each participating boat must have a valid third-party liability insurance. Documentation for valid insurance must be presented at the registration.

 

NB! The Race Committee has the right to make changes to the sailing instructions up until the skipper’s meetings on June 20 and 21 2021.

 

APENDIX 1

RDRi Single-handed – Rest time and race time (preliminary)

Danish waters are among the most congested in the world. Therefore, a nonstop 650 NM long single-handed route is a non-go. At least in terms of racing nonstop as seen in French races like Le Solitaire du Figaro. That’s why RDRi race management introduce the Tactical Rest Time Rule TRTR. All participating single-handed skippers must comply with the following flexible and simple rules.

Within every 24 hours a skipper can make a stop of minimum 2 hours and maximum 4 hours and get the rest time subtracted from the final sailing time once back in Aarhus.

Does the skipper choose not to use any rest time within the 24 hours slot he/she must make a stop of minimum 6 and maximum 8 hours within the next 24 hours. The rest time must no later than within 48 hours. The 6 hrs stop will be subtracted from the finishing time.

When making rest time the boat must come to a complete stop. Depending on the weather the rest time can be done by mooring to a bridge or a buoy, by anchoring or by entering a marina or harbour. The rest time starts when the boat is complete stopped and it ends when the boat starts moving again.

The race management shall be notified in due time when a skipper wants to do her/his rest time and when the time is about to stop.

Example.

Race start in Aarhus Sunday 20 at 1 PM in CCW. Heading south towards Lillebælt After 10 hrs. the wind drops. The forecast says it will stay light the next 8 hrs. Skipper choses to make a stop and contacts race management by phone before and finds a small bridge in Lillebælt to moore. On the tracker race management can see that the boat has stopped. The skipper also puts it into the logbook when the stop takes effect. He/she gets some rest and the full 4 hrs compensation when the wind is low. As the wind is still gone he/she decides to sleep until the wind fills in, in the morning. It happens at 7 AM where the skipper starts sailing. 

The rest timer starts when the boat starts moving and an new period of 24/48 hrs begins.

As the wind is slowly picking up and turning north westerly it makes good sense to stay awake and push the boat. With some 200 NM to Bornholm averaging 8 knots will get the boat there in less than 30 hrs. With the wind still strong and westerly skipper decides to carry on all the way to Svaneke. Here he drops the sails and moors in the marina. Once again after noticing the race management and doing his own notes in the logbook he gets ready to sleep. He checks the forecast and finds out that the wind will stay westerly but turn more south after 4 hrs. The rule holds him for docking out until after 6 hrs. which he does after notifying race management and doing his logbook notes.

A new 24/48 time slot has started.    

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