2006 J-80 World Championship
Notice of Race

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
July 8-14, 2006

1.   Organization

The organizing authority for this regatta will be the Corpus Christi Yacht Club, the International J-80 Class Association, and the J-80 USA Class Association.

2.   Rules

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2005- 2000 to include the 2006 International J80 Class Rules. The following US Sailing prescriptions will apply: 68, 76.1, & 76.3; see Appendix A to this notice for a statement of these prescriptions.

3.   Advertising

Advertising for the 2006 J80 World Championship shall comply with ISAF Regulations, regulation 20 advertising code, Category C with the following restrictions:

3.1 A maximum of one (1) competitor advertiser is allowed per boat.
3.2 Advertising on the mainsail is restricted to the lower 1/3 of the sail
3.3 No Advertising is permitted on the jib.

4.   Eligibility

Eligibility is in accordance with Appendix 2 of the ISAF Regulation 19, Eligibility Code, except a boat may not protest for an alleged breach of RRS 75.2 with respect to ISAF Regulation 19.2(b). This changes Rule 60.1(a). The J-80 World Championship is a member event.

5.   Entry

The completed entry form and the entry fee of $400.00 US must be received by the Organizing Committee on or before June 17, 2006. Late entries with the corresponding late fee of $100.00 US may be accepted at the discretion of the Regatta Committee up to Wednesday, June 28, 2006. No entries will be accepted after June 28, 2006.

6.   Preliminary Schedule of Events

Sat. - July 8


Registration, Measurement, Crew Weigh in and Launching
Sun. - July 9


Registration, Measurement, Crew Weigh in and Launching
Mon. - July 10


Registration, Measurement, Crew Weigh in and Launching


Practice Race, scheduled warning signal


Skippers meeting
Tue. - July 11


Warning signal Championship Racing,
Wed. - July 12


Warning signal Championship Racing,
Thur. - July 13


Warning signal Championship Racing,
Fri. - July 14


Warning signal Championship Racing,


Awards presentation and Dinner

7.   Racing

Racing will take place in the waters of Corpus Christi Bay on windward/leeward courses.

8.   Scoring

Ten (10) races are scheduled of which four (4) must be completed to constitute a series. The Low Point Scoring System of Appendix A of the RRS will apply.

Each boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score if at least eight (8) races are completed subject to rule 89.3 (b).

9.   Prizes

Series prizes will be awarded to the top 5 finishers. Awards will be presented to the first, second, and third place finisher of each day. Special sponsored prizes may also be given. Details of these will be in the Registration Packet.

10.   Inspection, Measurement and Crew weigh in

All entries must have undergone a complete measurement or present a valid measurement certificate. Sails must have been measured in accordance with the current J-80 Class Rules and Appendix G of the RRS. All Crews must weigh in during registration according to class rule C.3 and complete the form “CREW WEIGHT DECLARATION” to be eligible to sail in the regatta. All competitors are subject to re-inspection at any time during the event by a member of the Measurement Committee. Measurements and crew weigh in shall take place at the Corpus Christi Yacht Club starting Saturday July 8. Measurements and crew weigh in will end Monday July 10 at 1100.

11.   Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions will be available at the Corpus Christi Yacht Club during registration beginning July 8, 2006.

12.   Decisions of the Jury

Decisions of the International Jury will be final in accordance with rule 70.4.

13.   Launching

Launching will be done at the crane on the Lhead adjacent to the Corpus Christi Yacht Club. All boats must be afloat by 1100 on Monday July 10 and shall not be hauled out before the end of the series without the prior written permission of the Jury. Careening and dive-cleaning (using underwater breathing apparatus) shall not be permitted during the regatta. Trailer storage, dockage, and rafting together will be provided by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club and Corpus Christi Marina.

14.   Boat Storage

Competitors may make arrangements with the Corpus Christi Yacht Club for boat storage prior to the event. Contact Teri Ficken:

e-mail: ficken78374@aol.com Telephone 361-643-6656 or 361-534-9019

15.   Charter

A limited number of charter boats may be available through the organizing committee to competitors who enter from overseas countries. In addition to the charter fee, an insurance fee and refundable damage deposit will be required. Applications for charter must be received before May 1, 2006. Priority will be given to overseas owners. The Charter must supply Class Legal sails from their own boat. A Charter will be defined as use of another owner's boat regardless of fee.

16.   Insurance

Proof of Insurance coverage for damage and third party liability WILL BE REQUIRED from all entrants.

17.   Contact, Request for Information

Teri Ficken, J-80 Worlds 2006 Co Chair at ficken78374@aol.com.
On line information at: http://www.2006j80worlds.com

Entries sent to:
2006 J-80 Worlds
Corpus Christi Yacht Club
98 Coopers Alley
Corpus Christi, TX, 78401-2899
Fax 361-883-3121


Appendix A

Rule 68 After rule 68 add

US SAILING prescribes that:

(a) A boat that retires from a race or accepts a penalty does not, by
     that action alone, admit liability for damages.

(b) A protest committee shall find facts and make decisions only in
     compliance with the rules. No protest committee or US SAILING
     appeal authority shall adjudicate any claim for damages. Such a
     claim is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts.

(c) A basic purpose of the rules is to prevent contact between boats.
     By participating in an event governed by the rules, a boat agrees
     that responsibility for damages arising from any breach of the rules
     shall be based on fault as determined by application of the rules,
     and that she shall not be governed by the legal doctrine of
     'assumption of risk’ for monetary damages resulting from contact
     with other boats.

Rule 76.1 After rule 76.1 add

US SAILING prescribes that an organizing authority or race committee shall not reject or cancel the entry of a boat or exclude a competitor eligible under the notice of race and sailing instructions for an arbitrary or capricious reason or for reason of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or age.

Rule 76.3 Add rule 76.3

76.3 US SAILING prescribes that a boat whose entry is rejected or cancelled or a competitor who is excluded from a race or series shall be, upon written request, entitled to a hearing conducted by the protest committee under rules 63.2, 63.3, 63.4 and 63.6.