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Fecha: 06 April, 2020
Snipe Class International Racing Association
 2020 South American Championship

April 6 th - 11 th

ORGANIZING AUTHORITY: Yacht Club Uruguayo and the Uruguayan Snipe Class Association, in cooperation with the Snipe Class International Racing Association.


The regatta will be governed by:
1.1 The rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing. (RRS)
1.2 The SCIRA Rules of Conduct for Conducting National and International Championship Regattas (RoC)
1.3 The Deed of Gift.
1.4 No national prescriptions will apply
1.5 The decision of the jury will be final in accordance with RRS 70.5. 1.6 RRS Appendix P will apply.
1.6 RRS 30.4 will not be used.
1.7 RRS 32.1 will be changed so that a sustained wind variation of 20 degrees or more from the posted bearing during the first leg of a race shall result in that race to be abandoned and re-sailed or abandoned.
1.8 RRS 32.1 will be changed so that a sustained variation of 40 degrees or more off the posted bearing during the first lap shall result in that race being abandoned and re-sailed or abandoned. For the purpose of this rule a lap means the rounding of downwind mark for the first time.
1.9 RRS 32.2 will be changed to request at least two windward legs before shortening the course.
1.10 RRS 33 will be changed so that after completion of the first windward leg of the race the remaining legs may be increased or decreased by not more than 30% of the original length.
1.11RRS 35 will be changed to provide that boats not finishing within 15 minutes after the first boat to finish will be scored “Did Not Finish” without a hearing.
1.12 RRS 62.2 and 66 will be changed to shorten the time for requesting redress and the requesting that a hearing be re-opened on the last day of racing.
1.13 If there is a conflict between languages the Spanish text will take precedence.


2.1 Advertising is permitted in accordance with WS Regulation 20. 2.2 Boats may be requested to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority


3.1 This regatta is open to SCIRA registered boats and Class Member skippers and crews who are in good standing with SCIRA for the current year, subject to any Deed of Gift restrictions.
3.2 No skipper or crew shall be eligible to enter any Class championship race unless: - they possess and present a current Class Membership Card, or - SCIRA-issued equivalent, or - shows as current member in the SCIRA Official Online Database.
3.3 Competitors shall establish with SCIRA their entry approval through their own National Secretary.
3.4 Bow numbers are assigned at registration and it shall be each competitor’s sole responsibility to properly affix them in conformance with the instructions and to properly maintain them.
3.5 Only for the entry’s in the 1st Youth south American Championship, Competitors Youth U19 shall be under the age of 19 years on 31st December 2020.
3.6 Only for the entry’s in the 1st Youth south American Championship: Unless otherwise approved by the IOC or the World Sailing Executive in accordance with regulation 19.12, each competitor shall be a national of the country of the Member National Authority (MNA) which enters the boat. Each competitor shall present proof of their nationality or the approved waiver when requested.

4. FEES:

4.1 Competitors shall submit the entry form that can be found on the event website www.ycu.org.uy and by paying the required fees according to the following schedule:
4.1.1 The First Entry Stage and a payment of the Regular Fee (USD 300) shall be received by the Organizing Committee not later than March 15 th , 2020;
4.1.2 The Second Entry Stage and a payment of the Late Entry Fee (USD 320) shall be received by the Organizing Committee not later than March 31 st , 2020;


5.1- The Championship schedule will be as follows:
Date Time Activity
April 6th 10:00 to 18:00 hs Registration & measurement check
April 7th 10:00 to 18:00 hs Registration & measurement check
14:00 hs Practice Race
18:00 hs Opening Ceremony
April 8th- 11th 11:00 hs Races
April 11th 18:00 hs Closing Ceremony & Price Giving

5.2- 8 Races constitute the regatta. The Championship will be valid if 5 or more regattas are completed and valid. If 3 or more regattas are completed, one will be dropped.
5.3 South American national secretaries annual meeting will be held on Thursday 9th, one hour after arrival to the club after races of the day.


6.1 All boats shall be presented for inspection with the full equipment, including sails and personal flotation device(s) during the scheduled measurement. Boats and equipment shall be presented in a dry, clean and salt-free condition. The Race Committee may extend the measurement time.
6.2 Measurement will take place at the host club (Yacht Club Uruguayo)
6.3 All boats shall produce a valid measurement certificate and are subject to measurement at any time at the reasonable discretion of the Class or Race Committee.
6.4 All boats are required to have a current Class decal properly displayed.


The Sailing Instructions will be available at the Championship website (www.ycu.org.uy) on march 29 th 2020


Races will be sailed at the Rio de la Plata near the Yacht Club Uruguayo in Montevideo, URUGUAY.


The courses to be sailed are the Class approved courses for Championship regattas as published in the SCIRA web site.


The low Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A, will apply.


Support boats shall register to the Organizing Committee that will assign an identification to be shown visible on the boat throughout the event.


12.1Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats.
12.2 This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the regatta.


At least the following categories will be awarded prizes:
● 1 st through 5 th place, general
● 1 st and 2 nd Junior crew
● 1 st and 2 nd mixed crew
● 1 st and 2 nd master crew
● 1 st and 2 nd women crew
In addition, the 2020 South Americans will determine the top 1 junior and female entry for the WH&O to be held later in September.

For additional questions please contact the Event Organizer:
Lucía Bermúdez- luciabf16@gmail.com.
Instituto Náutico- instituto.nautico@ycu.org.uy

SCIRA REPRESENTATIVE: Luis Soubie (luis@soubie.com)
REGATTA WEBSITE: www.ycu.org.uy

Publicado el 2/25/2020