Sailing Guidelines for Vegvisir Race 2021 

These SG are published August 2nd. Changes will be published on www.vegivirrace.com Official Notice Board.  

 

1. SKIPPERS MEETING  

The skippers meeting carried out in the English language takes place for the 152 and 225 courses on Thursday the 2nd of September 2021 at 12.00. The skippers meeting on the 75 course takes place Friday the 3rd at 13.00. 

2. RULES 

The race is governed by IMO’s International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) and the Vegvisir Race Statutes.  

All traffic separations have to be respected in accordance with Rule 10 in COLREGS. Breach of the rules and regulations can lead to disqualification of the participant. The participants must pay special attention to commercial traffic, leisure sailors as well as to the other participants of the race.  

These Sailing Guidlines and Vegvisir Race Statutes are available in English only.  

 

2.1 USE OF ENGINE 

Engines and other machines like generators can be run until the start signal (4 minutes before the actual start). It’s allowed to run the engine to charge the batteries of the boats. Charging must be noted in the Logbook on the page “Charging”. The Logbook will be downloadable from the tab FORMS on the www.vegvisirrace

 

It’s allowed to use the engine twice to run the boat off the ground. First time a time penalty of 20 minutes is added to the overall sailing time. Second time a penalty of additional 40 minutes will be added.  

If the engine is used to get the boat off the ground the incident must be must be reported to the Race Office on the phone number +45 2360 1667 and noted in the Logbook on the page “Grounding”. The Logbook will be downloadable from the tab FORMS on the www.vegvisirrace.  

 

Outside assistance for example to get the boat pulled off the ground will add 60 minutes to the overall sailing time. Outside assistance must be must be reported to the Race Office on the phone number +45 2360 1667 and noted in the Logbook on the page “Outside Assistance”. The Logbook will be downloadable from the tab FORMS on the www.vegvisirrace

 

The engine may be run to help a person or another vessel in danger or distress. The incident must be reported as soon as the situation allows it. Contact the race committee on +45 2360 1667. The time spend on assisting will be made good. The race committee will decide how much time can be subtracted from the overall sailing time. The incidence must be noted in the Logbook on the page “Time compensation”. The Logbook will be downloadable from the tab FORMS on the www.vegvisirrace

 

Time penalties and handed in and approved forms will be displayed on the official Notice Board. 

It is permitted to row, paddle or swim to propel your boat forward by the means of oars, paddles or hand paddles and finns by the power from the human body. 

 

2.2 NAVIGATION LIGHTS 

All participating boats must be equipped with fixed statutory navigation lights in accordance with COLREGS. Boats less than 7 meters LOA must also be equipped with fixed navigation lights.  

Vessels, which are not equipped with navigation lights as prescribed according to COLREGS can be disqualified. Boats which have failing navigational lights during the race must withdraw from the race and contact the Race Committee on +45 2360 1667. 

3. REJECTION 

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

 

4. MESSAGES 

Messages for the participants concerning the race will posted on the Official Notice Board online and at the Race Bureau.  

 

5. THE COURSES 

THE SAILING DIRECTION, CHANGES: 

The sailing direction – clockwise (green flag) or counterclockwise (red flag) – will be announced at the skipper meetings. Changes to the course due to extreme weather will be announced at the skipper meeting and posted on the Official Notice Board online and at the Race Bureau.  

5.1 Single-handed and double-handed 75 nautical miles  

Green Flag/Clockwise:  

Nyborg, Funen on starboard, Thurø and Tåsinge on starboard, Strynø, Strynø Kalv and Bredholm on starboard, Birkholm on starboard, Egholm on port, Drejø on starboard, Skarø on starboard, Funen on port, Tåsinge on starboard, Thurø on port, Nyborg.  

 

Counterclockwise:  

Nyborg, Funen on starboard, Thurø on starboard, Tåsinge on port, Funen on starboard, Skarø and Drejø on port, Birkholm on port, Egholm om starboard, Bredholm on port, Strynø Kalv and Strynø on port, Langeland on starboard, Tåsinge and Thurø on port, Nyborg.  

 

5.2 Single- and double-handed 152 clockwise: 

Clockwise:  

Nyborg, Romsø on starboard, MANDATORY buoy E25A (55 22.346’ N; 11 2.767’ E) on starboard Agersø on starboard, through Omø Sund, Omø on port, Vejrø on starbaord, Femø on starboard, Fejø on port, Vejrø on starboard, Lolland on port, Langeland on starboard, Ærø/Marstal on port, Strynø on port, Langeland on starboard, Tåsinge and Thurø on port, Nyborg.  

 

Counterclockwise:  

Nyborg, Langland on port, Thurø and Tåsinge on starboard, Strynø on starboard, Ærø/Marstal on starboard, Langeland on port, Lolland on starboard, Vejrø on port, Fejø on starboard, Femø on port, Vejrø on port, Omø on starboard, through Omø Sund, Agersø on port, MANDTORY buoy E25A (55 22.346’ N; 11 2.767’ E) on port, Romsø on port, Nyborg.  

 

5.3 Double-handed 225 nautical miles 

Clockwise 

Nyborg, Romsø on starboard, MANDTORY buoy E25A (55 22.346’ N; 11 2.767’ E) on starboard, Agersø on starboard, through Omø Sund, Omø on port, Vejrø on port, Fejø on starboard, Femø on port, Farø/Bogø on port, Falster on starboard, Møn on port, Gedser on starboard, Fehmarn og starboard*, Langeland on starboard, Ærø/Marstal on port, Strynø on port, Siø on port, Rudkøbing (Langeland) on starboard, Tåsinge and Thurø on port, Nyborg. *) Boats with large air draft see appendix I. 

 

 

Counterclockwise: 

Nyborg, Langland on port, Thurø and Tåsinge on starboard, Siø on starboard, Rudkøbing (Langeland) on Port, Strynø on starboard, Ærø/Marstal on starboard, Fehmarn on port*, Falster/Gedser on port, Møn on starboard, Bogø Farø on starboard, Femø on starboard, Fejø on port, Vejrø on starboard, Omø on starboard, thorugh Omø Sund, Agersø on port, MANDTORY buoy E25A (55 22.346’ N; 11 2.767’ E) on port, Romsø on port, Nyborg.  

*) Boats with large air draft see appendix I 

 

 

5.4 START LINE AND START SEQUENCE WAITING ZONE - APPLIES FOR ALL STARTS 

The starting area is on Nyborg Fjord approx. 1 nautical mile south east of the entry of the port of Nyborg. The line is established between the race committee boat and a yellow flag buoy. After the start the boats will head north west to round the two marks of the Pantaenius Fly By gate. See the illustration appendix II  

A line parallel to the starting line established between two blue flag buoys south east of the starting line separates the starting zone from the waiting zone. Only boats in the present start are allowed in the starting zone.  

 

5.5 FINISH LINE 

Between a position on land maned by the race officers and two buoys on the water. When crossing the line the participating boat receives a sound signal. The participant’s number must be readable from the race committee boat. 

 

6. Dock out  

As all starts are involving a short leg the takes the participants from Nyborg Fjord back towards the town and very close to the entrance of the harbor it is of great importance that NO boats sail TO the starting area during the starts. Therefore, the following dock out guidelines must be followed. If not followed a time penalty of 15 minutes can be applied to any participant who do not comply.  

 

6.1 Dock out 2Star 225 Thursday 2nd September  

All double-handed boats that participate in the race on the 225 course must be out of the harbor no later than 15.15  

 

6.2 Dock Out double- and singlehand 152 2nd September 

Single- and doublehanded participants on the 152 course. Dock Out between 17.00 – 17.45 

 

6.3 Dock Out 2Star and singlehand 75 3rd of September  

All participants on the 75 NM course must be out of the harbor no later than 16.00  

 

  

7. START PROCEDURE 

Thursday the 2nd of September 2021. 2Star 225. First start 16.00 

Thursday the 2nd of September 2021. 2Star and Singlehand 152. First start 18.00 

Friday the 3rd of September 2021. 2Star and Singlehand 75 NM. First start 17.00 

 

7.1 Start procedure 2Star 225 NM 

1st start: Keelboats Mini and Keelboats Small  

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

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

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

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

 

2rd start: Keelboats Medium 

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

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

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

16.20 – Start signal: Pennant 2 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal 

 

3th start: Keelboats Large Keelboat XL and Multihulls 

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

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

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

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

 

7.2 Start procedure Singlehand 152 

1st start: All boats: Keelboats Mini, Small, Medium, Large, XL Multihull Small and Large  

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

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

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

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

 

7.3 Start procedure 2Star 152 

1st start: Keelboats Mini and Keelboats Small  

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

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

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

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

 

2rd start: Keelboats Medium 

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

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

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

18.40 – Start signal: Pennant 2 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal 

 

3th start: Keelboats Large Keelboat XL and Multihulls 

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

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

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

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

 

Start procedure Friday 

Friday the 3rd of September 2021. 2Star and Singlehand 75 NM. First start 18.00 

 

7.4 Start procedure Singlehand 75 

1st start: All boats: Keelboats Mini, Small, Medium, Large, XL Multihull Small and Large  

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

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

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

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

 

7.5 Startprocedure 2Star 75  

1st start: All boats: Keelboats Mini, Small, Medium, Large, XL Multihull Small and Large 

18.15 - Warning signal: Pennant 2 is hoisted accompanied by 1 sound signal 

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

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

18.20 – Start signal: Pennant 2 is lowered accompanied by 1 sound signal 

 

8. 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 if possible before the planned 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 is announced via VHF channel 72. When the postponement is stopped the start procedure will be carried out as described SI point 7. 

 

9. JUMPSTART 

There will be no recalls. If any part of the hull, crew or equipment of a boat is on the course side of the starting line there will be given a time penalty of 30 minutes. No restart possible. 

 

10. TIME LIMIT 

The time limit for completing the race is Saturday the 4th of September 2020 at 17.00. 

 

11. PROTESTS 

Protests between the boats and protests concerning the breach of the statutes of Vegvisir Race and the present Sailing Guidelines must be notified as described as in World Sailing Racing Rules rule no. 61. 

A Vegvisir Race protest form is available at the bureau in the Race Center and must be returned at the same place no later than 1 hour after completion of the race. 

All protesting boats must immediately after the incidence that triggered the protest fly signal flag B clearly visible.  

A protest hearing will take place at the race office and a result will be found no later than 1 hour before the prize giving ceremony. The result of the protest hearing will be announced on the official Notice Board. The result of the protest cannot be appealed to any administrative authority. 

 

12. SAFETY 

When checking in and receiving the tracing unit and start numbers the participant declares with his/her signature that the boat’s safety equipment and navigation lights comply with the requirements described in the statutes for the race and in the COLREGS. All participating skippers must state the phone number to their relatives and the Race Committee when getting the material for the race.  

All participating boats must be available for safety check in Nyborg.  

The Race Committee carries out safety checks on selected boats at the following times. Thursday the 2nd of September 2021 from 09.00 to 12.00 

Friday the 3rd of September 2021 from 09.00 to 12.00 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION ON SAFETY SEE THE STATUES POINT 14.2 

 

 

13. WITHDRAWAL 

A skipper that withdraws from the race or in any other way suspends racing, is obliged to state this to the Race Committee on phone number: +45 2360 1667 as soon as possible. 

When staying more than 6 hours in the harbor the boat is considered to have withdrawn from the race. It is not permitted to receive any kind of assistance during stays in the harbor. 

 

14. AWARDS 

There are awards for the winners in all races on the three courses. 

 

15. AWARD CEREMONY 

The award ceremony takes place Saturday evening on the 4th of September 2021 from 19.00. Any changes to the planned award show will be announced on the Notice Board in the Race Center and announced on VHF channel 72. 

 

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. Vegvisir Race does not take any responsibility for damage to materials, personal injury or death, which happens in connection of the race. 

 

17. INSURANCE 

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

 

Appendix I: 

 

Participating boats on the 225 NM course with an air draft above 21 m are challenged by the passage of the Fehmarn Sund bridge. The passage height of the Fehmarn Sund bridge is stated to 23 meters. However often the passage height is reduced to 21 meters due to maintenance of the bridge.  

 

Alternative route  

Mandatory: Passage of yellow special buoy “Warn.St” 54.28.28 N – 10.55.59 E, NW of Flüggesand”, must be respected and rounded on the southern side of the buoy regardless of the sailing direction of the course. Further north around the island Fehmarn. 

Mandatory: Passage of eastern buoy “Staberhuk-0” 54.24.26 N – 11.20.44 E must be respected and rounded on the southern side of the buoy regardless of the sailing direction of the course. 

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Appendix II:  

Illustration of starting area 

Appendix III:  

Illustration of Finish Line 

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