420 & 470 EURÓPA BAJNOKSÁG
2009 Augusztus 8.
420 & 470 EURÓPA BAJNOKSÁG Balatonfüred [2009. 08. 08] - [2009. 08. 16] Hajóosztály: 470 női, 470, 420 Rendező egyesület: MVSZ
OPEN 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS LAKE BALATON – HUNGARY – 8-16 AUGUST 2009 NOTICE OF RACE
The Hungarian Yachting Association, in co-operation with the International 420 Class Association and
with the International 470 Class Association and their respective Hungarian Class Associations, is
pleased to invite 420 and 470 sailors to take part in the Open 420 and 470 Junior European Championships to be held at Balatonfüred, Lake Balaton (Hungary) from 8th to 16th August 2009.
1. – Rules OPEN 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
1.1 - The regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in the 2009-2012 ISAF Racing Rules of
1.2 - No prescription of the Hungarian Yachting Association will apply.
1.3 - The Equipment Rules of Sailing will apply to the extent they are referenced into the 420 and
470 Class Rules.
1.4 - No Racing Rule change requiring advance preparation will apply. Racing Rule changes will
appear in the sailing instructions. For the 470 Class, the Medal race of the Gold fleet will be
subject to on-the-water umpiring according to Racing Rule Addendum Q.
1.5 - No Class Rule change will apply
1.6 - If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
2. – Advertising OPEN 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
2.1 - 470 - Category C will apply.
2.2 - 420 - Category C will apply except as amended by C.R. C4.2.
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2.3 - Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.
3. – Eligibility and entry 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
3.1 – The regatta is open to boats of the 420 Class and of the 470 Class and to competitors who
comply with the ISAF Regulation 19. Each crew member of a competing boat shall be national
or ordinarily resident of the nation where the National Authority the crew intends to represent is
Participating crews in the regatta shall be designated by their National Class Association, or by
their National Authority where there is no National Class Association. Each crew member of a
420 boat and at least one crew member of a 470 boat shall be member of a National Association
of the relevant Class affiliated to the National Sailing Authority, or of the relevant International
Class Association when there is no National Association in the concerned country.
The regatta is open to all nations, but only crews from European nations (and from nations of
the Mediterranean Basin having a National 470 Class Association for the 470 Class), may have
results scored in the Junior European Championships.
Entries in 420 Class are restricted to 7 crews per country, but the hosting country is restricted to
14 crews. Each entitled crew may defend his/her title in addition to those limits provided the
two crew members are eligible.
Entries in 470 Class are not restricted.
Each crew member shall not have attained:
- 420 Class: his or her 19th birthday before or on 31.12.2009 (i.e. born in 1991 or later),
- 470 Class: his or her 22nd birthday before or on 31.12.2009 (i.e. born in 1988 or later).
Boats shall comply with the relevant Class Rules and have a valid measurement form. The sail
number shall conform to the Class Rules.
3.2 – Each eligible 420 Class crew shall fill in and send through his National Class Association or
National Sailing Authority on line registration at www.420sailing.org before 7th July 2009.
3.3 - Each eligible 470 Class crew shall fill in before 7th July 2009 the relevant “Request for Entry”
posted on the website of the International 470 Class Association at www.470.org/champ09/jec/.
A request for entry becomes a valid pre-entry when the relevant National 470 Class Association,
or the National Authority where there is no National Association, has confirmed to the
International 470 Class Association that the corresponding crew has effectively been designated
to take part in the Championship and meets the eligibility criteria, and when the International
470 Class Association has received the payment of the entry fees. The International 470 Class
Association will publish the list of pre-entries on its website. The list of pre-entry will be
published as soon as the first request for entry has been validated, and then updated as long as
other requests for entry are validated. Only crews mentioned on the pre-entry list may take part
in the Championship, provided their pre-entry be confirmed on site.
3.4 – A late entry or payment sent after 7th July 2009 will be accepted only at the discretion of the
relevant International Class Association whose decision shall be final and will be subject to
payment of a penalty. The amount of this penalty is indicated on the on-line registration process.
4. - Fees 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
4.1 – The amount of the required entry fees to be paid by 7th July 2009 and all necessary information
to pay are indicated in the on-line registration process.
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5. – Regatta format 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
5.1 - The regatta will consist of a qualifying series and a final series, all boats taking part in the
qualifying series and in the final series.
For the 420 Class, all crews will race together in the qualifying and final series.
For the 470 Class, there will be a qualifying series and a final series for the men-mixed category
and a qualifying series and a final series for the women category separately provided that there
are at least 25 boats in each category, otherwise all crews will race together in the qualifying
and final series.
5.2 - For the qualifying series, crews will be divided into fleets.
For the 420 Class, the number of fleets will be as defined below:
- one fleet up to 50 boats,
- two fleets from 51 to 100 boats,
- three fleets for more than 100 boats.
For the 470 Class, the number of fleets will be defined to have a number of boats per fleet as
close as possible to 35 for men and mixed crews and to 30 for women crews (or 35 in the case
all categories sail together). This means that only one fleet will be organised if less than 48 men
and mixed crews and/or less than 40 women crews have entered.
5.3 - For the final series, crews in the qualifying series will be divided into final fleets according to
the final scores of the qualifying series. There will be the same number of fleets as in the
qualifying series. The fleets will have approximately the same number of crews in each. The
Gold fleet will consist of the first part of the final scores of the qualifying series, Silver fleet of
the second part, and so on.
5.4 - For the 470 class, on the last day, the first ten crews of the fleet Gold at the end of the day
before the last day will sail the “Medal” race, whereas the other crews of this fleet will sail the
“Last” race and the crews of the other fleets will continue to sail their final races.
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6. – Schedule 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
Date - time 420 Class 470 Class
8th August – 9.00-18.00 Registration and measurement inspections
9th August – 9.00-18.00
9th August – 15.00 Practice race: warning signal
9th August – 19.00 Opening ceremony
10th August – 12.00 First warning signal for the first race
10th August Qualifying series*: six races
per fleet (no more than three
races a day)
Qualifying series*: six races
per fleet (no more than three
races a day) with at least one
race per fleet on the third day
12th August Reserve day
The qualifying series will be prolonged for fleets not having sailed six races within three days
13th August Final series*: nine races (no
more than three races a day)
with at least one race per fleet
on the last day
Final series*: seven races (no
more than three races a day)
with at least one race per fleet
on the last day and including
the Medal race and the Last
race for the fleet Gold on the
16th August No warning signal will be given after 16.00 on the last day
16th August 2030 Prize giving and Closing ceremony
*when only one fleet is organised (refer to article 5.2), the qualifying series will be deleted and
the final series will be sailed from 10th to 16th August, which will consist of fifteen races (420
Class) or thirteen races (470 Class) over seven days for each crew (no more than three races a
day), including for the 470 Class only the Medal race and the Last race organised the last day.
7. - Measurement 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
7.1 - Each boat shall produce a valid Measurement Certificate, including the completed Measurement
Form, at the time of pre-race measurement inspections. If the completed Measurement Form is a
photocopy, its authenticity shall be confirmed with an original stamp and signature from the
issuing authority. If a boat is to produce a measurement certificate in accordance with Racing
Rule 78.2, she shall do so before the end of 12th August. Racing Rule 78.2 is changed by
substituting the word “event” with the words “12th August”.
7.2 - Pre-race measurement inspection proceedings will be posted on the Official Notice Board the
day before the first day for these inspections.
7.3 - In accordance with Racing Rule 78, competitors are responsible for maintaining their boat in
accordance with the Class Rules (for the purpose of Racing Rule 78, competitors are considered
to be the owners). Measurement inspections at random will be organised during the regatta.
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8. – Sailing instructions 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
The sailing instructions will be available to competitors at registration.
9. - Venue 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
The regatta site is located to:
Hungarian Yachting Association Marina and Training Camp
Zákonyi Ferenc utca 8 – 8231 Balatonfüred – Lake Balaton – Hungary
tel: +36 87 343 462 - fax: +36 87 580 891
e-mail: email@example.com – Website: www.hunsail.hu
10. – The courses 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
Except for the Medal race of the 470 Class Gold fleet, course types will be the Olympic trapezoid
(with outer loop or with inner loop). Length of courses will be adapted according to wind strength in
order to have a target time for the leading boat of fifty minutes.
For the Medal race of the 470 Class Gold fleet, course type will be a windward-leeward courses with
two or three loops and a leeward reach to finish. Length between marks and number of loops will be
chosen according to wind strength in order to have target time of thirty five minutes for the leading
11. – Penalty system 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
11.1 - Racing Rule Appendix P will apply.
11.2 - Decisions of the International Jury will be final as provided in Racing Rule 70.5.
12. - Scoring 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
12.1 – The low point scoring system of RRS Appendix A will apply.
12.2 – 420 Class scoring
1) There will be only one ranking list for the open event, and one ranking list for the Junior
2) Qualifying series
All 6 qualifying races must be completed to constitute the qualifying series.
The championships will be valid on completion of the qualifying series.
All race scores from the qualifying series will be carried forward to the regatta series.
3) Final series
There will be 9 races in the final series.
When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score is the total of her race
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When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score is the total of her race
scores excluding her worst score,
When 10 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score is the total of her race
scores excluding her 2 worst scores.
12.3 – 470 Class scoring
1) When a qualifying series and a final series are organised,
(a) at least four qualifying races are required to be completed for each fleet to constitute
the qualifying series and to enter the final series;
(b) at least two final races for the fleet Gold are required to be completed to constitute the
regatta series for all fleets and/or to enter the Medal race and the Last race.
Race scores from those qualifying races completed by all fleets will be carried forward to the
2) When no qualifying series is organised, at least six races are required to be completed for the
fleet to constitute the regatta series and/or to enter the Medal race and the Last race.
3) Each series score will be established as follows:
- when fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s series score is the total of
her race scores,
- when four or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score is the total of her
race scores excluding her worst score.
The Medal race cannot be discarded as the worst score, and the points for this Medal race are
- 2 when more than eight qualifying and final races have been completed,
- 1,5 when seven or eight qualifying and final races have been completed,
- 1 when less than seven qualifying and final races have been completed.
The boats competing in the Last race will receive ten points more than their place for this
4) There will be only one final official ranking list for the open event in each category (men and
mixed, women). The crews having entered the Medal race (or the first ten crews of the fleet
Gold) will rank the first ten places, the first crew having entered the Last race (or the crew
ranked eleventh of the fleet Gold) will rank eleventh, the first crew of Silver fleet will rank a
place after the last crew of Gold fleet, the first crew of Bronze fleet will rank a place after the
last crew of Silver fleet, and so on. Then, the final official ranking lists of the Junior
European Championship for the men and mixed crews and of the Junior Women's European
Championship will be deducted from the respective final official ranking list of the open
event, by deleting the crews who are not originating from a European nation, or from a
nation of the Mediterranean Basin having a National 470 Class Association. When all
categories have sailed together, the final official ranking list of each category will be
deducted from the overall final ranking list of the open event by deleting the crews who are
not of the relevant category
5) A boat assigned to compete in the Medal race of the fleet Gold shall make a genuine effort to
start, sail the course and finish. The penalty for a breach of this instruction will be ranking
the boat tenth in the regatta.
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13. – Support boats 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
13.1 - Coaches, team leaders and representatives from participating nations shall be registered at the
Regatta Office before the first racing day. They shall provide at the same time the Regatta
Office with their national flag (approximately120 cm x 80 cm) and their national anthem on
CD-ROM, for the Opening and the Closing Ceremonies.
13.2 - Support boats shall fly a flag with their three national letters clearly displayed, or shall be
permanently marked with a sticker of their three national letters on each side of the boat.
13.3 - Support boats shall fly the Hungarian flag which has to be collected at the Race Office.
14. – Prizes and titles 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
14.1 – 420 Class
The first three crews in the open event ranking list shall be given a trophy.
The first three crews in the Junior European Championship Gold and Silver fleets ranking lists
shall be given a trophy. The first crew in any other fleets shall be given a trophy.
The first three European men or mixed crews and the first three European Ladies crews in
Junior European Championship shall receive medals.
At least, the first 20% of crews of the open event ranking list shall be given a souvenir of the
The prizes are given to both members of a crew.
The title of International 420 Class Junior European Champion will be awarded to the first crew
in the ranking list of the Junior European Championship.
The title of International 420 Class Ladies Junior European Champion will be awarded to the
first European Ladies crew in the ranking list of the Junior European Championship.
14.2 – 470 Class
For each category (men and mixed, women) :
- prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third crews of the open event by the
Hungarian Yachting Association,
- medals will be awarded to the first, second and third crews of the Junior European
Championship by the International 470 Class Association.
The first men or mixed crew of final official ranking list of the Junior European Championship
will be declared 470 Class Junior European Champion.
The first women crew of final official ranking list of the Junior Women’s European
Championship will be declared 470 Class Junior Women’s European Champion.
15. – Disclaimer of liability 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Racing Rule 4, Decision to race.
The Organising Authority and all parties involved in the regatta organisation 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.
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16. – Insurance 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum
cover of 500.000 EUR per event or equivalent.
A certificate of such insurance shall be shown during registration.
17. – General information 420/470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSH
17.1 - Charter boats
No charter boat possibility
17.2 - Weather information
Summer weather conditions
Due to the shallow water, the lake warms up quite rapidly and in Summer you can even enjoy
25° centigrade, while the air temperature is about 30°-35º centigrade.
The prevailing wind direction - 40-45 % - is N- NW, which means that it is about
perpendicular to the main axis of the lake. Its velocities vary statistically in 10 %: 0- 1,5, in 60
%: 1,5 – 8, and in 30 %: 9- 14 m/sec. However, the hilly coastal formations with its deep valleys
on the North shore can cause sudden changes both in strength and direction.
Anyhow, it has to be noted that although Balaton is not a seae, during storms it could be very
dangerous. There is a storm-warning service on the lake with flashing lights around it. In case of
approaching storms the yellow light flashes 30 times in a minute, and at an immediate storm
hazard 60 times in a minute
17.3 - Racing area
In the West basin of the Lake, situated not far from the Tihany peninsula on the northern shore,
See the map attached.
Water depth 3,5 – 4,5 metres.
17.4 - Accommodation
The Hotel UNI 2 and 3 bed rooms with bath inc. breakfast 35 EUR/pers/day
500 metres far from our Marina . e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
attn for mr. Sandor Grosz deadline: 15 April 2009
The Club OMFB 2 bed rooms with bath 20 EUR/pers/ day
350 metres far from our Marina e-mail: email@example.com
breakfast posssibility in Hotel Uni ( 150 metres far ) 6 EUR/pers/day
deadline : 15April 2009
Further Possibilities see Google: Balatonfured.hu deadline: 30 April 2009
17.5 - Chandlers and repairs
Repairing boats: Firma NAVALIA Lajos CITTEL 20 943 4512
Firma STYL Yacht Imre SCHOLZ 30 9401251
Firma Picula&Tsa Csaba Pálinkas 20 935 3680
Firma TOP Yachting Abel BRENCSÁN 20 943 9971
Repairing sails Firma HUN Sails Andras LOVAS 20 943 5006
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17. 6 - Organizing Committee
Mr Kazmér KEREKES
tel : +36 1 460 6925 mobile : +36 30 942 7130
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org