2.4mR Open Irish Nationals, Kinsale Yacht Club

21-22nd of September 2019


2.4mR Open Irish Nationals is organised by the Kinsale Yacht Club under the supervision of the 2.4mR Class Association Ireland and in conjunction with Kinsale Sailability.


  1. 1.1  The regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

1.2  The prescriptions of ISA will apply.

1.3 Racing rules 26, 28.1, 40, 44.1, 60.4, A2, A4 and A5 will be changed. The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions . The sailing instructions may also change other rules.  

2 Eligibility & Entry

2.1  The regatta is open to all boats of the 2.4mR Class. All participants shall be current members of their Class Association or a member of the International Class Association.

2.2 Eligible boats may enter on line through the Google Docs form before September 10th 2019.

3 Fees

Entry fee for the regatta is €75. This is  payable at registration at the event.

4. Schedule

4.1  Boats will be launched by crane on Friday afternoon. The craning times will be from 12pm to 6pm on Friday only.

4.2 Registration

Friday the 20th of September from 6:30pm – 9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-9:30am in Kinsale Yacht Club.

4.3 A race briefing will be held at 9:45am in the KYC on Saturday the 21st of September 2019.

4.4 Six races are scheduled for the regatta:

The scheduled time for the first warning signal is 10:55am on Saturday 21st of September.

No more than four races will be sailed on Saturday

The scheduled time of the first warning signal is 9:55am on Sunday the 22nd of September. (Note: no races shall be started after 2:00pm).

5 Sailing Instructions  

The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration and will be available online before the event.

6 Sailing Area

                The sailing area will be in or just outside Kinsale Harbour.

7  Courses

                The course to be sailed will be a windward/leeward course.  


Personal buoyancy is mandatory for all competitors, coaches, assistants and supporters while afloat.

9  Scoring

9.1  One race is required to be completed to constitute as a series.

9.2  A boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. One discard after four races or more sailed.  


10.1  Decisions of the Jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

11.2  RRS 44.1 (and RRS P2.1) are changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

11 Radio Communication

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing or receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

12 Prizes

Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall, 1st Irish Disabled, further prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organising authority.

13 Risk Assessment

13.1  Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or continue to race is hers alone”

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

a)    They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event.

b)    They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their boat and their property whether afloat or ashore.

c)    The accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions

d)    Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate.

e)    The provision of a race management team, patrol boats if any and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities.

f)     The provision of patrol boat cover if any is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can practically be provided in the circumstances; they are responsible for ensuring that their boat is equipped and seaworthy so as to be able to face extremes of weather.

14   Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of EUR 1,500,000.00 per incident or the equivalent in another currency.

17 Photography Consent

By entering the series competitors accept that they may be photographed and/or videotaped participating in the race and/or using the Club facilities and they consent to the taking of such images and to the use, re-use, publication and re-publication of such images in any media, in conjunction with the competitor name or not, without compensation and without the competitors approval of such images and any use thereof.