The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix J1 outlines the items that shall be included in an NOR:
However, for major Hobie events, there are additional requirements relating to publication in the HOTLINE and the Hobie Class:
Unless otherwise arranged, the Organizing Authority on the NOR shall be the Hobie Class Association of North America, in conjunction with the local fleet / yacht club or other organization that are members of US Sailing or other member national authority.
If the event is held in the United States and international entries are expected (for example Canadian or Puerto Rican), then the following verbiage should be included: “This is an international competition; therefore, pursuant to the US Sailing prescription to RRS 88.2, the US Sailing prescription to RRS 40 will not apply.” This will allow competitors to wear non-USCG approved personal flotation devices (Zhik, Gill and other brands of CE-Approved “buoyancy aids”).
Many venues and clubs will insist on a competitor waiver of liability which is OK. However, a US Sailing prescription (RRS 82) prohibits “hold harmless” or “indemnity agreements.” and they should not be allowed. Consult legal advice if it becomes an issue.
Area Championship and North American Championship NORs are entitled to a full page, four-color NOR published in the HOTLINE at no charge to the event. The NOR must be a high-quality, professionally produced document – please refer to the examples below. It must be submitted to the HOTLINE at least four months in advance of the event to ensure timely publication. Preferred submission format is high-resolution PDF.
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