The French Tempest Master (Pre-World) shall take place on Saturday 28 August 1999 and Sunday 29 August 1999

The International Tempest World Championship shall take place from Monday 30 August 1999 to Saturday 04th September 1999


The 34th International Tempest World Championship is organised by the Fédération Française de Voile (FFV) in conjunction with the Club Nautique of Saint Raphaël (CNSR) and the International Tempest Association (ITA).


The event will be governed by: Racing Rules of Sailing 1997-2000, the prescription of the FFVwhen they apply, Class rules and World Championship rules of Tempest Class (except as any of these are changed by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions), this notice of race and the sailing instructions.


The ISAF Eligibility Code shall apply

The Tempest World Championship rules 3.3 is modified as follow : " The number of participating yachts will be unlimited ". The Tempest World Championship rules 3.1 and 3.2 shall be observed.

The World Championship is designated as a Category B event, in accordance with Racing Rules of Sailing 1997-2000.
Yachts may be required to display a bow number and advertising of the event sponsor on either side on the forward 25% of the hull.


Alternative penalties, 720°, will apply.


The entry fee is FF 920. or euro 140. or CH.F 230.

Cheques (or Eurochecks) should be made payable to ITA of France and should be sent before the 15th of August with the Entry Form to :

Association Francaise des Tempest

Patrice Rouanet

Le cèdre - Parc Saint Jacques

83700 – Saint Raphaël - France

All banks charges are to be covered by the competitor


Each crew shall provide at the Registration Office:
-Racing Licence and/or confirmation of the third party liability insurance.
-Measurement Certificate of the yacht.
Sailing Instructions will be available upon registration.

The regatta office will be open for registration at the following dates and times

Thursday 26th August 14h00 to 18h00
Friday 27th August 9h00 to 12h00 and 14h00 to 18h00
Saturday 28th August 9h00 to 12h00 and 14h00 to 17h00
Sunday 29th August 9h00 to 12h00


All competitors shall have cover against third party liabilities and shall be able to produce written proof of this in English or French. The FFV recommends that all competitors are taking up a third party liability insurance policy for a cover-amount of FF 30,000,000.00 or Euros 4,573,470.00 . By subscribing to a FFV-licence at a cost of FF 230, the licence holder will automatically be covered for this liability amount. The FFV licence can be taken up at the registration office.

The race organisers shall not be liable for any loss, damage, death or personal injury howsoever caused to the owner/competitor, his or her skipper or crew, as a result of their taking part in the race or races. Moreover, every owner/competitor warrants the suitability of his or her yacht for the race or races.

The provision of safety equipment and boats by Club Nautique de Saint Raphaël is neither a guarantee that assistance can be rendered to any competitor in need, nor acceptance of any responsibility for rescue of competitors. Further, in the event that assistance is rendered to any competitor, no liability for any loss, damage or injury to the competitor and/or the boat and its equipment is accepted by either the Club or the crew of such safety craft.

Neither the establishment of these conditions, their use by the race organisers, nor the inspection of the yacht under these conditions in any way limits the absolute responsibility of the owner/competitor. The crew is nonetheless advised to satisfy itself as to the experience of the skipper and the adequacy of all safety equipment and insurance arrangements.

The attention of all competitors is drawn to International Racing Rules, Racing Rule 4 - "Competitors Responsibilities - It shall be the sole responsibility of each yacht to decide whether or not to start or to continue to race".


Rules 5.1 to 5.7 of The Tempest World Championship’s rules apply. Boat measurement certificates shall be brought to the measurement. Measurement will be held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th August between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m as well as Sunday 29th from 9:30 a.m to 12:00 a.m.


The races will be sailed in or out of the Saint Raphaël Bay.

Olympic Type Course for the French Master and Super-Olympic Type Course for the World Championship as described in the appendix of the World Championship sailing instructions.

Rules 6, 8 and 16 of the Appendix - Championship Sailing Instructions of the World Championship Rules of the International Tempest Association are changed in accordance with the voting result at the last Annual General Meeting of the International Tempest Association.

Schedule of races are described below.

The " bonus point system " in accordance with RRS 88.3 and A 2.1 shall be used.

The number of races are six for the French Master. If the number of races is less than three, the French Master will be not considerated valid.

The number of races are nine for the World Championship. If the number of races is less than four, the World Championship will be not considerated valid.

If less than six races have been held by Friday evening, the Saturday will be used as a Reserve Day.


Craning in will take place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of August from 9.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m. and Sunday 29th of August from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.


Friday 27, Saturday 28, Sunday 29 August 1999 Registrations and Measurements
Saturday 28 August at 13h00 Pre-World : French Tempest Master
Sunday 29 August 1999 to follow French Tempest Master
Sunday 29 August 1999 All boats in the water before 17h00
Sunday 29 August at 19h00 World Championship Opening Ceremony
Monday 30 August 10h00 Skipper meeting
  12h00 Warning signal for the first race
Tuesday 31st of August to Saturday 4th of September (According to notice board)
Wednesday 01st of September Official Dinner at 20h00
Thursday 02nd of September Annual General Meeting
Saturday 04th of September Price Giving Ceremony. If less than six races have been held by Friday evening, Saturday 04 will be used as a Reserve Day.

NB: Schedule above may be changed by Organizing Authority.



French Master

Competition Prizes for the first three places

"Challenge de France" for the first Team member of the FFV and the ITA of France

World Championship

Commemorative gifts for all competitors

Competition Prizes for the first three places

World Championship Trophies and other trophies of the ITA



The 1999 Tempest World Championship

is sponsored by " Port de Santa-Lucia".