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2022 Offshore class 3A, 3C and 3X

European Championships, Nynäshamn, Sweden

Welcome to the 2022 Offshore class 3A, 3C and 3X

European Championships and the national Nynäs Offshore Race

The 2022 Offshore class 3A, 3C and 3X European Championships will be held in Nynäshamn, organized by Nynäshamns Segelsällskap (the Yachting Club of Nynäshamn). The competition will take place on open waters, which places high demands on equipment, endurance, technique and courage.

The Championships takes place the 19th and 20th of August and it will be held in accordance with the international UIM rules for European Championships. The competition consists of two races and the participant with the best total result in these races will be the European Champion. The two races will take place Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of August. Furthermore, the traditional national Nynäs Offshore Race will be organized at the same time.

The seaside town of Nynäshamn offers great opportunities for OFFSHORE RACING. The archipelago is in the im­mediate vicinity and just a few minutes away from the town centre. By boat, the entire Baltic Sea is accessible.

NSS – the Yachting Club – the organizer possesses a large and modern marina, a club house and piers, everything highly suitable for all kinds of racing. Strandvägen, a road along the shore, was originally laid out for spectators at the Olympic Regatta 1912. It is perfect for watching the race at close range! In addition to the traditional boat races, there will be several thrilling shows on land and water.

Food and drinks will be served during the competition days. The Pub with its music entertainment will be the obvious meeting-point for the evening.

We, the organizing committee, will do everything to give our participants and spectators, international as well as national, a couple of great days full of action!

Each driver will be offered two free tickets for the Offshore barbecue. For extra tickets please send us an e-mail on info@nynasoffshore.se at least two weeks in advance (an extra cost per person will be charged upon registration at the racing office).

Site information

Nynäshamn is situated 60 km south of Stockholm accessible from both Stockholm and from E4 (exit Södertälje). The charming town of Nynäshamn offers all conveniencies as shops, restaurants, hotels and lovely beaches. Shuttle trains to Stockholm, takes you to the Swedish capital in 50 minutes.

How to get to Nynäshamn

From Stockholm take road 73 towards Nynäshamn and follow it to its end in Nynäshamn. Signs will guide you to the marina.

From Södertälje take road 225 towards Nynäshamn. After about 40 km follow the signs to Nynäshamn to turn right onto road 73 which you follow to its end in Nynäshamn. Signs will guide you to the marina.

Seaway:

It is also possible to reach Nynäshamn by ferry:

From Poland (Gdansk), contact Polferries polferries.se
From Lettland (Ventspils) and Finland (Hanko), contact Stena Line www.stenaline.se
From Germany (Rostock), contact Hansa Destinations www.hansadestinations.com

Where to stay

Skärgårdshotellet, Nynäshamn
Phone: +46 8 520 111 20
info@skargardshotellet.se

Tell them your reservation is for the Nynäs Offshore Race

www.skargardshotellet.se

See also the tourist-board of Nynäshamn visit-nynashamn  or contact by email: info@nynashamn.se

Participants are recommended to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.

Event homepage          

www.nynasoffshore.se

Competition area:

Distance:

2022-08-19 approx. 50 nm                                            2022-08-20 approx. 65nm

Provisional Time Schedule European Championships class 3A, 3C and 3X August 19-20th 2022.

 

Thursday  2022-08-18 15:00 – 18:00 Secretariat open  
  15:00 – 19:00 Scrutineering  
  17:45 Driver’s briefing (testing)  
  18:00 – 19:00 Official testing  
       
Friday  2022-08-19 08:00 – 18:00 Secretariat open  
  08:00 – 12:00 Scrutineering  
  10:45 Driver’s briefing (testing)  
  11:00 – 12:00 Official testing  
  13:00 Driver´s briefing Race 1  
  15:00 Start Race 1 EC Short Race approx. 50nm
  16:45 Course closed  
  19:00 Barbeque  
  20:00 Prize ceremony  
       
Saturday  2022-08-20 08:00 – 18:00 Secretariat open  
  08:00 – 10:00 Scrutineering  
  08:45 Driver’s briefing (testing)  
  09:00 – 10:00 Official testing  
  10:00 UIM open forum  
  11:00 Drivers briefing Race 2  
  13:00 Start Race 2 EC Long Race approx. 65nm
  14:45 Course closed  
  19:00 Prize giving ceremony  

 

Rules

The events are held under UIM Offshore rules and International Seaway rules.

Insurance

Each driver must have a liability insurance for bodily injury and material damage (including on third party) occurring at competition and training. The insurance amount must cover at least for bodily injury 10.000.000 SEK plus for material damage 10.000.000 SEK. Each crew member must also have an accident insurance covering medical and hospital expenses, medicines and transportation.
Your insurance must be written in English and submitted one month in advance, according to U.I.M. Rules. For more information see Rule 205.07 INSURANCE

Racing instructions

The racing instructions will be distributed by e-mail.
The racing instructions will also be published on www.nynasoffshore.se no later than August 4.

Webtracking
All boats must use the Swedish webtracking system. Foreign competitors that don’t have this are advised to download the app on their phones (more instructions in the Racing Instructions). If a team can’t use their mobile phone (you have to be able to use the internet), please let us know in advance and we will try to solve it for you.

Prizes

Prizes will be given to places first to third in each individual race and to places first to fifth in the total of the European championships.

Helmet & Racing vest

Helmets must be according to rule 713.
Racing vests must be according to rule 712.

The choice and efficiency of a racing vest is the sole responsibility of the wearer and the wearer is entirely responsible for the choice of his/her helmet.

Registration and scrutineering

Registration and scrutineering is compulsory for each racing day you will participate.
See time schedule for secretariat´s opening hours and times for scrutineering.

Publicity, Advertising

The organizer has the right to put sponsor and event stickers on participating boats.
The race Committee reserve the right to remove offending and/or conflicting publicity material. Advertising of alcohol and tobacco products in Sweden is not allowed.

Protest fee

The protest fee is 800 SEK
All protests must be accompanied by a fee according UIM rules that will be returned if the protest is upheld.

Fuel

According to rule 504.

Entry

Entry must be received by the organizing committee within July 18th.
All entries must also be approved by the National Authorities according to UIM rule 203.01.
We do also need your NA approval within July 18.

The entry form is web based and available at SVEMO-TA where you can create a profile and complete the entry.
For Swedish participants see information here: Instructions for entry, Swedish participants
For other nationalities see information here: Instructions for entry, other participants

If you need any more information or assistance, you can always contact us by email: info@nynasoffshore.se

Entry fee

The entry is free for none Swedish competitors.  The Entry fee for Swedish competitors is 2.200 SEK and shall be transferred no later than 18th of July to: Bankgiro: 603-4714

Contact information

Per Benson OOD

per.benson.2015@gmail.com, phone +46 70 641 86 21

Johan Mellström DOOD

johan@mellstrom.net, phone +46 70 889 25 11

Risk Statement

Powerboat Racing is by its nature a dangerous sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. However, I understand that having good knowledge of the rules and ensuring that my equipment is in good working order will help to minimise risks.

By participating in or becoming involved with Powerboat Racing organised by UIM or SVEMO affiliated clubs either as a participant, team member or otherwise individuals agree and acknowledge that:

  1. they are aware of the inherent risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for exposing themselves to such inherent risk , including risks to their person, their property,
    drowning, hypothermia, collision injuries, burns and other physical injuries as well as possible death.
  2. they have satisfied themselves that they have the necessary skill and knowledge to take part in the event and deal with the conditions that may arise in the course of a race.
  3. they will not participate in the event whilst under the undue influence of alcohol, drugs or whilst otherwise unfit to participate.
  4. they are responsible for the safety of themselves their crew their boat and their property whether afloat or ashore and that the management of their boat including insurance is
    solely their responsibility.
  5. scrutineering does not constitute a condition survey of the boat and it is solely their responsibility to decide whether or not to start or to continue in any powerboat race.
  6. ensuring the efficiency and suitability of the helmets and racing vests worn is solely their responsibility.
  7. the provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other volunteers by the event organisers does not relieve them of their responsibilities.
  8. the provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance particularly in extreme weather conditions as can be practically provided in the circumstances.
  9. to be bound by the conditions of the Race Entry Form, Racing Instructions / Advance Programmes and the General Competition Rules of the UIM and the SVEMO.
  10. they will accept the decisions of the organising committee and officials nominated by the organising committee.
  11. they understand that is their responsibility to ensure that the event has suitable insurance cover in place before participating and it is also their responsibility to ensure that they familiarise themselves with event Risk Assessments & Race Instructions / Advance Programmes and bulletins before participating.

 

THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A COMPETITORS DECISION TO PARTICIPATE

IN A RACE OR TO CONTINUE RACING IS THEIRS ALONE