Notice of race

International Six Metre Class World Championship
August 1st-9th, 2019

Organized by Hangö Segelförening r.f (HSF) Hanko Finland
In association with the International Six Metre Association (ISMA)
and the Finnish Six Metre Association

NOR and Attachment A as pdf-files can be found in the Document archive.


1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

1.2 No national prescriptions will apply.

1.3 Other rules that will apply:

The Equipment Rules of Sailing
The International Six Metre World Championship Deed of Gift
Current International Six Metre Class Rule

1.4 The World Sailing Sailor Classification Code (Regulation 22) will not apply

1.5 With the permission of the class association (ISMA), the provisions of the World Championship Deed of Gift are modified as follows:

To allow the race committee to start a race up to 1500 hours on Friday, August 9th
To provide that the time limit for races to be fixed at three hours and that boats must finish within 50 minutes of the first boat.

1.6 The International jury may impose suitable penalties, other than disqualification, for violations of

rules other than rules of Part 2. This changes rule 64.1.

1.7 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.


2.1 Competitor advertising will be governed by ISMA class rule 30.

2.2 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

2.3 An electronic tracking system may be used to track the position of participating boats during the race and competitors will be required to allow the installation of tracking devices on their boats. The organizing authority may use the information received from the system for media coverage of the racing as well as for technical and safety purposes. Competitors shall be responsible for the devices while onboard and shall return them to the regatta office when required. Competitors may be assessed a fee if the tracking devices are not returned on request.

2.4 In participating in the Regatta a competitor expressly and automatically grants, without any demand for compensation, the Organizing Authority and sponsors of the Regatta the right, in perpetuity, to make, use and show at any time, and at their sole discretion, any still or motion pictures and live, filmed or taped television and other reproductions taken during the Regattas.


3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the international Six Metre Class that hold a valid, current rating certificate and that complete registration before the entry deadline.

3.2 In accordance with the Deed of Gift rule 5(f) competitors shall be paid up members of the International Six Metre Association.

3.3 Boats may be registered in either the Open or Classic division, as specified by the Deed of Gift.

3.4 Eligible competitors may enter by completing the registration form to be found at and by remitting the required fee by the entry deadline, which is at midnight EET on Sunday July 21st, 2019. The entry system will open on Thursday October 11th, 2018.

3.5 Early entries will be accepted up to midnight EET on Monday December 31st, 2018. An entry fee discount will apply.

3.6 Standard entries will be accepted up to midnight EET on Sunday, March 31st, 2019.

3.7 Late entries will be accepted up to midnight EET on Sunday July 21st, 2019. An entry fee surcharge will apply.

3.8 An entry is not complete until a copy of the boat’s current and valid measurement certificate has been produced at registration.

3.9 Registration covers mooring, entrance to principal social events and racing for five crew members. Additional charges for haul-in and haul-out (and facility for mast stepping & unstepping) will be announced later.

3.10 Each boat shall submit a crew list of maximum five people plus one alternative crew prior to the close of registration. Each boat may use this crew by registering the change by 1900 at the Regatta office on the day before the crew change is to take place. Any additional change(s) shall be subject to prior approval by the international Jury.


4.1 Required fees are payable in euros (€) as follows:

Early registration fee (by 31.12.2018): 750€, (150€ discount)
Standard entry fee (by 31.3.2019): 900€
Late entry fee (by 21.7.2019) 1.100€, (350€ surcharge)

4.2 Payment instructions for the entry fee: 

Beneficiary: Hango Segelforening rf
Address: PB 73, FIN-10901, Hanko, Finland
Bank: Nordea Bank

IBAN: FI06 2012 2002 0054 68

Payment remark: Sail number, Skipper Name

4.3 The transfer must be sent as a customer payment order. All charges shall be paid by the remitter.

4.4 Other fees:

Fees for individual dinner tickets, other social events and for support team members are shown on the regatta website.

4.5 All Yachts meeting the eligibility requirements, having paid the entry fee and produced valid measurement and insurance certificates, are considered entered in the series for the purposes of rule A4.2.


5.1 Racing programme

Day 1: Thursday August 1st
• Registration and measurement (from 900 to 2100)

Day 2: Friday August 2nd
• Registration and measurement (from 900 to 2100)

Sinebrychoff Challenge Cup tune up races

Day 3: Saturday August 3rd
• Registration and measurement (from 900 to 1200)
• 2 Races

Day 4: Sunday August 4th
• 2 Races
• Prize giving
• World Championship opening ceremony

International Six Metre Class World Championship

Day 5: Monday August 5th
• 2 scheduled races

Day 6: Tuesday August 6th
• 2 scheduled races

Day 7: Wednesday August 7th
• 2 scheduled races

Day 8: Thursday August 8th
• 2 scheduled races

Day 9: Friday August 9th
• Spare day (Day5)
• Prize giving ceremony

5.2 If less than eight races have been completed by Thursday, August 8th additional races may be scheduled for the spare day.

5.3 A third race may be scheduled on any racing day to maintain the schedule or in anticipation of unfavourable weather conditions.

5.4 If Friday August 9th is used as the spare day of the International Six Metre World Championship, no warning signal will be displayed after 1500.

5.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1055 hours, except for Saturday August 3rd when the first warning signal is 1355 hours. The Sailing Instructions (SI) will provide that the schedule may be modified to provide for an earlier start if required to maintain the schedule.


6.1 Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate at registration. It is however recommended that each entrant additionally does his best to send by email to HSF (e-mail: the measurement certificate at the time of his entry as this will give the Event Measurer more time to look at it and eventually point out any problem in advance. All required hull and spar measurements marks shall be affixed to the boat. In addition, weight, flotation and sails may be checked and any other items that the International Jury and equipment inspectors deem appropriate.

6.2 Random spot checks may be carried out at any time during the regatta.

6.3 There will be no facilities at the venue for initial measurement. Sails shall have the ISMA Class sail label affixed in accordance with Class Rule 12.

6.4 All yachts must carry on board a towline of minimum 15 meters length and personal flotation devices for every crewmember on board.


The Sailing Instructions will be available on the regatta web site at by 1600hours on Monday, July 29


Attachment A shows the location of the Regatta harbour and the racing area.


9.1 There shall be 2 courses as follows in accordance with the Deed of Gift:

Course A: 3 Windward legs and 2 leeward legs of approximately 2 nm each.
Course B: 2 windward legs and 2 leeward legs of approximately 2nm each, with a finish at the leeward mark. Course B shall normally be used when another race is scheduled for the same day.

9.2 The Organizing Authority may, with the approval of ISMA, use modified courses to suit local conditions.

9.3 A gate may be laid as the leeward mark. A Diagram will be included in the Sailing Instructions.


10.1 Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns penalty is replaced by a One-turn penalty.

10.2 Decisions of the International Jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.


11.1 Five races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

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


Support boats shall display their national flag or a white flag with their national letters as described in RRS appendix G. Support boats shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the warning signal for the first race to start until all boats have finished or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.


Boats shall be kept in their assigned places while they are in the harbour.


No boat may be hauled out after 1200 on Saturday August 3rd until the end of the last race of the World Championship, except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the International Jury.


Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around boats between the preparatory signal of the first race on Saturday August 3rd until after the last race of the World Championship.


16.1 Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.

16.2 The Race Committee may make use of a marine VHF international channel to make announcements to competitors, including during the pre-start period. The VHF Channels will be specified in the SIs. Any announcement or failure to make an announcement shall not be cause for redress.


Trophies will be awarded in accordance with the International Six Metre World Championship Deed of Gift:

The Word Cup to the winner of the regatta, Open division

The Djinn Trophy to the winner of the regatta, Classic division

The KSSS Cup to the highest placed Rule 1 or Rule 2 Boat, Classic division

The Lucie Trophy to the highest placing boat with female crew

The Nelson Trophy to the highest placing boat, designed 1966-1979

The Merula Trophy to the highest placing rule 1 boat, Classic division

The Astor Cup to the highest placing boat with a crew member 25 years old or younger

The Baum & Konig Trophy to the highest placing boat in the Classic division with wood spars, white sails and a racing flag


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely 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.


Each participating boat shall be insured with a valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of EUR 1.500.000 or equivalent.


For further information please contact: 

Mr. Ossi Paija
6 mR Worlds 2019
Chairman of the Organizing Committee & Chairman of the Finnish 6 mR Class Association

Phone: +358 403 548 959, e-mail:


Mr. Kalle Niemi
Commodore, HSF