Sailing Instructions

2016 World Sailing Tornado World,

Global Mixed and Youth Championships

10th June – 17th June 2016

Lindau, Germany, Lake of Constance

The Organizing Authority is the Lindauer Segler-Club, on behalf of the International Tornado Association, under the authority of Deutscher Segler-Verband and World Sailing.


1             RULES

1.1          The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing

1.2          No national authority prescriptions will apply.

1.3          The ITA Class Rules “Appendix C – International Events” and the “Equipment Inspection Regulation” will apply.

1.4          In case of translation, if there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.



Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located at northeast side of the LSC Clubhouse



3.1          Changes to the SCHEDULE of RACE, daily meeting and S.I. shall be subject to approval by the ITA Representative.

3.2          Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted no later than 120 minutes before the warning signal of the race affected by the change(s), except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20:00 on the day before it will take effect.



4.1          Signals made ashore will be displayed at the flag mast of the LSC clubhouse. When a signal is displayed over a fleet flag it applies to that fleet only.

4.2          Rule 40 applies at all times when boats are afloat. Flag “Y” will not be displayed. This changes the preamble of Part 4 and Race Signals.

4.3          When flag “AP” is displayed ashore, “1 minute” is replaced with “not less than 60 minutes” in race signal “AP”. This changes Race Signals.

4.4          Flag D with one sound means “Boats are requested not to leave the harbor”

The warning signal will be made not less than 60 minutes after flag D removal.


5             SCHEDULE

5.1          10 races are scheduled for the regatta.

5.2          Dates of racing:

DATE                     RACE                     1st WARNING SIGNAL

11.06.2016          Practice Race     14:00

12.06.2016          2 Races                13:00

13.06.2016          2 Races                13:00

14.06.2016          2 Races                13:00

15.06.2016          Reserve day       According to day’s schedule

16.06.2016          2 Races                13:00

17.06.2016          2 Races                11:00


5.3          A skippers’ meeting will be held in front of the LSC clubhouse every racing day 90 minutes before the scheduled time of the 1st Warning Signal.

5.4          The race officer may schedule one or more extra races per day if the regatta may fail to achieve the minimum number of races to constitute a series. The change shall be made according SI § 3.

5.5          The Reserve Day may be used if races are not completed as scheduled or if the race committee considers it unlikely that the regatta will complete the minimum number of races to constitute a series.

The change shall be made according to SI § 3.

5.6          On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 15:00.

5.7          To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange starting line flag will be displayed with one sound at least five minutes before a warning sig-nal is made.


6             CLASS FLAG

6.1          The class flag for the new rig Tornado will bear the Tornado Class insignia on a white background.

6.2          The class flag for the Classic Tornado will bear the Tornado Class insignia on a red background.


7             RACING AREA

Attachment 1 shows the location of the racing area.


8             THE COURSES

8.1          The diagram in Attachment 2 shows the courses.

8.2          Course will not be shortened.

8.3          No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal boat will display the approximate compass bearing of the first leg.


9             MARKS

9.1          Marks 1, 2, 3S and 3P will be yellow cylinders. Those are not numbered.

9.2          New marks, as provided in instruction 12.1, will be orange cuboid. This marks may be numbered. These numbers should not be taken into consideration.

9.3          The starting and finishing marks will be yellow cylinders.

9.4          A race committee boat signaling a change of a leg of the course is a mark as provided in instruction 12.2.



There are no areas designated as obstructions on the water areas.

Nevertheless competitors are kindly requested to keep clear by the ship routes in front of “Lindau harbour”.


11           THE START 

11.1       Races will be started by using RRS 26.

11.2       The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the starting mark at the starboard end and the course side of the port-end starting mark.

11.3       When a minimum of 12 Classic Tornados are registered for the event and will be present for the start of Race 1, they will have their own start 10 minutes after the New rig Tornados.

11.4       Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area during the starting sequence for other races. The starting area is determined as 100m around the starting line.

11.5       A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes rule A4 and A5.

11.6       No race shall be started if the average wind is less than 6 knots or more than 25 knots at time between the warning signal and the starting signal.

11.7       A Race shall be abandoned if the wind is continuously below 3 knots for any 15 minute period before the first boat that sails the course finishes. Wind has to be measured at the deck of the RC – boat.



12.1       To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark. If Mark 1 is moved, Mark 2 will also be moved to maintain the shape of the course.

12.2       Except at a gate, boats shall pass between the race committee boat signaling the change of course and the nearby mark, leaving the mark to port and the race committee boat to starboard.


13           THE FINISH

The finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the finishing mark at the starboard end and the course side of the port-end finishing mark. When the race committee vessel is on station at the finish it will display a blue flag or shape.


14           PENALTY SYSTEM

14.1       Rule 30.2 will not apply.

14.2       Rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.

14.3       Rule 44.3 will not apply.

14.4       A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under RRS 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgement form at the race office within the protest time limit.

14.5       Except for rules of Part 2, rule 28 and rule 30, penalties may be at the discretion of the jury and may be less than disqualification.



15.1       The time limit for a race is 90 minutes.

15.2       The target time for the duration of a race is around 60 minutes. Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).

15.3       The time limit for the rounding of Mark 1 is 20 minutes. If no boat has passed Mark 1 within the Mark 1 time limit the race will be abandoned.

15.4       Boats failing to finish within 30 minutes after the first boat shall be deemed not to have finished and shall be scored as a Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.



16.1       Protest forms are available at the race office located at old club house at the pier. Protests and request for redress shall be delivered there within the protest time limit.

16.2       For each class the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the race committee signals no more racing today, whi-chever is later.

16.3       The same protest time limit applies to protests by the race committee and jury about incidents they observed in the racing area and to requests for redress. This changes rules 61.3 and 62.2.

16.4       Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to in-form competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the protest room, located at “Forum am See” north of Boat Park (see attachment 2).

16.5       Notices of protests by the race committee or International Jury will be posted under RRS 61.1(b).

16.6       For the purpose of rule 64.3(b) the “authority responsible” is the equipment inspec-tor appointed by the organizing authority.

16.7       Breaches of instructions 11.4, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 and 27 will not be grounds for a protest by a competitor. This changes rule 60.1(a).

16.8       No official measurement shall take place after Race 1, except as the result of a protest or due to the replacement, alteration or repair of any item.

16.9       No competitor may protest a question of measurement later than the normal pro-test time applying to Race 1, except on the grounds that there has been subsequent alteration of the boat or its equipment.

16.10     On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered

  1. a) within the Protest Time Limit, if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on the previous day
  2. b) no later than 30 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on that day. This changes rules 66.

16.11     On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress from an International Jury’s decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes RRS 62.2.

16.12     Decisions of the international jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.


17           SCORING

17.1       The Low Point System of RRS Appendix A will apply.

17.2       4 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

17.3(a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

17.3(b) When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

17.4       To request a correction of an alleged error in posted race or series results, a boat may complete a scoring enquiry form available at the race office.

17.5       There will be a final official ranking list for the Open Tornado World Championship, the Mixed Global Championship, the Youth World Championship and the Classic Global Tornado Cup.



18.1       Before launching each boat shall deposit his “boat-ID-card” provided by the organizer onto the “check-in check out board”, positioned next to the launching ramp. No later than 10 min. after coming ashore, the “boat-ID-card” shall be removed of the “check-in check out board” as sign of being ashore save.

18.2       A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible. The boat shall complete a retirement declaration form

18.3       The relevant part of the safety concept for participants is given below in attachment 4.



19.1       Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race committee, and only in the case of sickness, accident, or special circumstances.

19.2       Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless authorized by the race committee, and that the equipment inspector deems to be damaged beyond repair. Requests for substitution shall be made to the committee at the first reasonable opportunity. Replaced equipment must measure within the class rules.



20.1       All boats must be kept at the regatta site commencing at the time of registration and continuing until the end of the event. Removal of any boat from the regatta site during the event shall require prior written permission from the equipment inspector.

20.2       A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules, Equipment Inspection Regulations, and Sailing Instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by the equipment inspector to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.

20.3       The equipment inspector shall be a Tornado ISAF international measurer.



21.1       Boats may be required to display event advertising supplied by the organizing authority.


22           BOW NUMBERS

22.1       Each boat may be required to display bow numbers. These numbers shall be placed on the outside of both the port and starboard bows and not be more than 50mm from the deck or bow.

22.2       The numbers are provided by the organizer.


23           OFFICIAL BOATS

Official boats are under the authority of the Race Committee and marked as follows:

Race Committee              Jury       Safety   Inspection          Media

RC                                          J              S             M                           P


24           SUPPORT BOATS

24.1       Team leaders, coaches and any other support shall register at the Race Office before the first racing day.

24.2       Except when giving help as required by RRS 1.1 or as directed by the race commit-tee by displaying code flag “V” on the race committee boat, Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have fi-nished or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.

  • Outside the lay lines of the course
  • At least 100 metres from any boat racing
  • At least 50 metres to leeward of the start/finish line and its extensions


25           TRASH DISPOSAL

As sailors, we seek to protect and restore our oceans and lakes. See RRS 55. Trash may be placed aboard support or official boats.


26           BERTHING

Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the boat park.



Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones and any other communication devices


28           PRIZES

Prizes will be given as follows:

(a)          Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 teams.

(b)          Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 “Mixed” teams.

(c)          Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 “Classic Tornado” teams.

(d)          Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 “Youth” teams (each crew member under 26 years old at 31st December 2016).

(e)          Special Prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Organizing Authority to teams who attend the prize giving ceremony.



Competitors will sail entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority, International Tornado Class Association and all parties involved in the regatta organization 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.

Sailing by its nature is an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:

  • They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport a responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event.
  • Competitors are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore.
  • They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions.
  • Their boat is good in order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate.
  • The provision of a race management team, patrol boat and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities.
  • The provision of control boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions as can be practically provided in the circumstances.


30           INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall have current third-party liability insurance with, including coverage when racing at the venue of the championship, of not less than 1.000.000€ per incident (or equivalent). Proof of this insurance shall be available at all times.



By participating in this event, competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and the event sponsors the right, in perpetuity, to make, use, and show, at their discretion, any photography, audio and video recordings, and other reproductions of them made at the venue or on the water from the time of their arrival at the venue, until their final departure, without compensation.



Alterations or additions to these sailing instructions shall only be with the prior agreement of the ITA Representative.



Race Committee Chairman:        Paul Bastard

Equipment inspector:                   Wolfgang Heinemann

Jury Chairman:                               Sergey Kusovov

ITA representative:                        Jürgen Jentsch


Attachment 1 Racing Area

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Attachment 2 Championship Course

race scheme



  1. The Course:
  • for the new rig Tornado is: Start –1- 2- 3S / 3P – 1-2-3S/3P – 1- 2 – Finish
  • for the Classic Tornado is: Start – 1 – 2 – 3S/3P – 1 – 2 – Finish
  1. Marks 1 & 2, the windward marks, shall be rounded to port.
  2. Mark 2 shall be set approximately 100 meters to port of Mark 1. The bearing to Mark 2 from Mark 1 shall be approximately 70 degrees to port of the bearing to Mark 1 from the Start or previous leeward gate.
  3. Marks 3S/3P may be disregarded on the first windward leg and on the final downwind leg.
  4. Marks 3S and 3P, the leeward marks, shall be set as a gate.
    Mark 3S shall be rounded to starboard or
    Mark 3P shall be rounded to port.
  5. The Course length shall normally be set so the race will last approximately 60 minutes in the anticipated wind conditions. Failure to comply with this paragraph will not be grounds for a request for redress.


Attachment 3 Side map Lindauer Segler Club

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Attachment 4 Safety Concept

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Important telephone-numbers

Emergeny Phone No.: 112

(Lifeguard water, emergency doctor, firebrigade, ambulance)

Emergeny Phone No.: 110

(Water-police, police)


Further emergency numbers:


  • Doctor on standby for sailing-regatta :
    via race-office: +49 170 573 87 96
  • Doctor on call, public service: 116 117
    (Doctor on standby during nighttime and weekends)
  • Dentist on duty in Lindau: 0180 505 999 -1
    (from friday evening until monday morning)
  • Pharmacy on duty:
    from mobile: 22 8 33, landline: 0800 00 22 8 33


LSC-Club-officials for the Tornado-Worlds 2016:

Name First Name Mobile Funktion
Jung Nick +49 171 851 80 64 Chairman organizing committee
Gielen Markus +49 175 111 89 34 Local Race Officer
Frank Stephan +49 170 573 87 96 Head of Race Office
Grauer Jochen +49 172 590 94 94 Beachmaster
Kling Mufti +49 151 11319115 Jury member
Thorbecke Reinhard +49 176 346 292 55 Safety
Goebner Volker +49 170 20 23 319 Press
Käser Susanne +49 171 801 37 63 Social events & catering
Club-House +49 8382 274 9289 Restaurant LSC



att 5 red flags


Safety advice

Coming ashore under usual wind conditions (direction and force) should not cause any problems. In case of stronger winds from northeast to south we have to prevent too many boats coming in at the same time causing an uncontrollable jam in area B.

In this case a Yellow flag is displayed at the “Old Club house” (registration room) flag mast and the following procedure applies:


First red flag displayed at the fixed pier head (south point of the fixed pier)

  • No further boat should enter area A. Enter area A only if the first red flag is down.
  • All boats inside area A should drop their mainsail.

Second red flag displayed at the T-end of the floating pier (north of first flag)

  • No further boats should enter area B, all boats already in area A remain in area A.
  • Enter area B only if the second red flag is down and cue for taking your Tornado out of the water at the slipway.
  • There will be members of the beachmaster crew to help you if necessary


Emergency Signals

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