2010 International Moth
Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, Dubai, U.A.E
March 8th - March 15th 2010
1.1. The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2009-
2012, the Sailing Instructions and the IMCA class rules, except as altered by this Notice of Race
and the Sailing Instructions.
1.2. The Organizing Authority is the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) in conjunction with the
International Moth Class Association.
2.1. Competitors will be required to display event sponsor advertising in accordance with ISAF
regulation 20 which includes the front 1.2m of the hull and the front 20% of the boom on both
3. Eligibility and Entry
3.1. The regatta shall be open to boats/crews who are current members of a national class association
in good financial standing with the IMCA. Eligible boats/crews may enter the regatta by
completing the online registration form and fee payment to the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club,
www.dosc.ae , by March 3, 2010.
3.2. Entries will not be accepted after 17:00 on March 3, 2010.
Competitors will be required to agree to a waiver of liability as a condition of eligibility. This
waiver may be completed at the event check-in. As a condition of entry, participants under the
age of 18 shall submit a waiver of liability signed by a parent or legal guardian.
3.3. The conditions of eligibility shall apply equally to the World Championship and the UAE National
Championships/Pre Worlds Regatta.
4.1. This event is open to sailors of all classifications as described in the ISAF Regulation, ISAF Sailor
22 Classification Code.
5.1. There is no Entry Fee for the IMCA UAE Nationals.
5.2. The Entry Fee for the IMCA World Championships is US $375 US per boat.
5.3. Entries received before January 15, 2010 will receive a $75 US early registration discount.
5.4. Entry Fees include a t-shirt and tickets for the welcome BBQ, lay day evening meal and prize
6. Qualifying Series and Final Series
6.1. At the discretion of the Organizing Authority, the fleet may be divided into groups for a qualifying
6.2. In the event the fleet is divided, the Sailing Instructions will specify a qualifying series, followed by
a Gold and Silver Fleet series of approximately equal numbers of boats.
7. Schedule of Events
Wednesday, March 3 10:00 - 17:00 Registration / Measurement
Thursday, March 4 10:00 - 17:00 Registration / Measurement
Friday, March 5 08:30 - 10:00 Registration
IMCA UAE Nationals 10:30 Briefing
13:00 First Race Warning – 4 races
Saturday, March 6 13:00 First Race Warning – 3 races
IMCA UAE Nationals
Sunday, March 7 10:00 - 17:00 Worlds Registration /
Monday, March 8 10:00 – 12:00 Measurement
IMCA Worlds 12:00 Briefing
15:00 First Race Warning – 1 race
Tuesday, March 9 13:00 First Warning Signal – 3 races
Wednesday, March 10 13:00 First Warning Signal – 3 races
Thursday, March 11 13:00 First Race Warning – if required
Reserve Day – racing if
required to maintain schedule
Friday, March 12 13:00 First Warning Signal – 3 races
Saturday, March 13 13:00 First Race Warning – 3 races
Sunday, March 14 11:00 First Race Warning – 2 races
IMCA Worlds No Warning signal will be made
18:30 Prize giving– DOSC
Monday, March 15 Departures – Container loading
8. Inspection and Measurement
8.1. Each boat shall be prepared to produce a current valid measurement certificate on request.
8.2. All sails to be used in the event will be measured to ensure compliance with class rules.
8.3. Fundamental (first-time) measurement of sails, boats and equipment will be carried out at the
event by the official measurer on a fee for service basis. Competitors shall make arrangements
for fundamental (first time) measurements when they check in.
8.4. Spot checks may be made on any boat selected at random by the race committee at any time
during the event. Such spot checks may cover measurement of, and compliance with, any aspect
of the class rules.
8.5. All sailors will be expected to have surnames stuck on the bottom panel of each sail, to be easily
identifiable to press. This is not a requirement, only a strong recommendation from the IMCA.
9. Sailing Instructions
9.1. The sailing instructions will be available during registration. A draft version may be available prior
to the event on the DOSC and IMCA web sites.
10.1. Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, Dubai, U.A.E. See map in Attachment A.
11.1. The courses will be described in the Sailing Instructions and may include Windward-Leeward
and/or Triangle course types.
12. Penalty System
12.1. Rule RRS44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
13.1. The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A, will be used except as modified below.
13.2. A minimum of 5 single fleet or qualifying series races must be completed to constitute a series.
13.3. A maximum of 15 races will be raced.
13.4. Where a single fleet format is used:
i When 5 races are completed, boats may discard their worst score.
ii When 9 or more races are completed, boats may discard their worst two scores.
13.5. Where a split fleet qualifying and final series format is used:
i The qualifying series shall consist of a maximum of 6 races and the qualifying series shall be
deemed concluded at the end of racing on the day where 5 or more qualifying races for each
group have been completed.
ii A boat may discard their worst qualifying series score for the purpose of seeding boats in the
iii A boat’s final placing in the qualifying series shall count as one score in the final series, and
this score shall not be discarded from the final series results.
iv The final series shall consist of a maximum of 9 races plus the qualifying series place score
v When 5 or more final series races have been completed (excluding the qualifying place carried
forward), boats may discard their worst score.
vi When 8 or more final series races have been completed (excluding the qualifying place carried
forward), boats may discard their worst two scores.
13.6. A boat that did not finish a race (DNF) shall be scored one more than the total number of boats
starting that race or, in the case of split fleet racing, the maximum number of starters in any group
in that race. This changes RRS A4.2.
14. Private Support and Coach Boats
14.1. Support boats shall register at the Race Office during the registration period. During racing,
support boats shall remain more than 100 metres from the course area, except when asked to
assist by the Race Committee. Further restrictions may be imposed on the movement of support
boats around the course area during racing if the number of support boats is significant.
14.2. Private support boats may only use the public dock in the DOSC.
15. Radio Communication
15.1. A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not
available to all boats. This restriction also includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones and
other 2-way communication devices.
16.1. Prizes will be awarded for the first five places overall in the UAE National Championships.
16.2. Prizes will be awarded for the first ten places overall in the World Championships regatta.
Additional prizes will be awarded for:
i 1st Master – 45 years and older as of 31st December 2010
ii 1st Junior – 18 years and younger as of 31st December 2010
iii 1st Female
iv Marine Tech - Round the World – Fastest Time
16.3. There may be additional prizes at the organizer’s discretion.
17.1. All competitors shall wear, while on the water, other than brief periods while adding or removing
clothing, an approved personal flotation device.
17.2. Competitors shall observe local regulations for the exclusions areas with The World Island and
18. Risk, Disclaimer of Liability & Personal Conduct
18.1. Competitors participate in the regatta at their own risk. See 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 or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
18.2. The competitor will accept full responsibility for all his/her actions during any activity related to the
event. This includes on-shore activities before, during, and after the regatta.
18.3. Competitors are required to abide by the Exclusion Zones as stated in Attachment B.
19.1. Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum
cover of $500,000 per event or the equivalent. Competitors must be prepared to supply proof of
insurance on request.
20. Further Information
20.1. Additional useful information regarding accommodations, travel, and area recreation are available
Attachment A - Racing Area
Dubai Offshore Sailing Club is a private club. Please pay attention to club members and do not break any
1. DOSC has a large number of parking spots, so please do not park your cars in the boat storage areas.
2. Do not block aisles or access ways with cars, boats, trailers or gear.
1. The World Island Exclusion Zones are marked by yellow Buoys. Please stay outside of these marks
otherwise race Committee will count you as DSQ.
2. Do not sail inside of the Palm Islands.
1. Please keep personal gear and boat equipment together, out of the way and safe at all times. DOSC
are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
2. Pick up all trash.
3. Do not use electrical power from the Marina. Electrical power for repairs will be provided near the Race
Dubai Local Customs – Code of Conduct Advice
Dubai is an Arab Muslim State.
1. Please do not swear in public or make hand gestures while driving or anywhere else.
2. Please do not kiss in public outside of the Sailing Club grounds. Holding hands is fine.
3. Please only drink alcohol within the yacht club grounds or inside a bar. It is illegal to drink in public or
outside of a licensed bar without an alcohol licence.
4. Please do not drink and drive, there is zero tolerance in the UAE.
5. Please dress modestly in public places.
6. All Arabs will be courteous to you if you are courteous to them, especially the Arabs at the yacht club.
7. WEAR SUNCREAM.