Competition Rules
2003

FSR-O
OFFSHORE

Issued by the FSR Section of Naviga
in February 2003
World Organisation for Model shipbuilding and Model ship sport
Weltorganisation f┴ Schiffsmodellbau und Schiffsmodellsport
Organisation Mondaile de Navimodelisme et de Sport Nautique
NAVIGA - Competition Rules 2003
Categories FSR - O
The NAVIGA - Competition rules of 2003 for the categories FSR-O have been updated based on the NAVIGA - 2000 Competition Rules, and the decisions during the General meeting in 2002

Amendments, additions and proposals for improvements are to be directed to the NAVIGA Section Management via the representative of the country.

This version is copied from the FSR-H and FSR-V rulebook. The paragraphs that are valid from that book are blanked in this version. Just to get it easier to copy this version into that book when this is ready.

The NAVIGA Executive Committee
CONTENTS:

  1. DEFINITION OF MODELS
  2. CLASSES
  3. PRINCIPAL AND GENERAL RULES
  • 3.1 PRINCIPAL RULES

  • 3.1.1. Competitions where the rules apply
    3.1.2. Entry fees
    3.1.3. Protest fees
  • 3.2 PERSONAL RULES

  • 3.2.1. Age Groups
    3.2.2. Competitors registration
    3.2.3. Maximum allowed number of competitors
    3.2.4. Assistant and substitution of the competitor
  • 3.3 TECHNICAL RULES

  • 3.3.1 Propulsion of models and propulsion agents (fuel)
    3.3.2 Fuels
    3.3.3 Noise reduction, noise level measurement and rules
    3.3.4 Application and use of radio control equipment and frequency control
    3.3.5 Time measuring
    3.3.6 Buoys (dimensions, construction, anchorage)
    3.3.7 Starting pontoon (construction and materials)
  • 3.4 SPORT RULES

  • 3.4.1. The competition area
    3.4.2. Starting area, preparation area and access permission
    3.4.3. Allowed number, entries and condition of models
    3.4.4. Re-run of a race
    3.4.5. Registration numbers
    3.4.6. Registration of competitors and models
    3.4.7. Issuing of starting permits, issuing start and computer passes
    3.4.8. Surrender of competitor passes and assessment of running order
    3.4.9. Calling time (time allowed to get ready)
    3.4.10. Preparation times (at the starting point)
    3.4.11. Interruption / Suspension of the competition
    3.4.12. Scoring and announcement of the results
    3.4.13. Checking of the first three placed models during World and Continental Championships
    3.4.14. Awarding of titles at World and Continental Championships
    3.4.15. Award ceremonies at World and Continental Championships
    3.4.16. Result lists
  • 3.5 NAVIGA PROTEST POLICY

  • 3.5.1 Principal rules
    3.5.2 Lodging of protests
    3.5.3 Handling of protests
  • 3.6 THE MODEL - MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATE

  • 3.7 GENERAL RULES REGARDING CONSTRUCTION FOR CATEGORY FSR
    1. GENERAL RULES REGARDING THE SET UP OF COMPETITION COURSES FOR FSR CATEGORY
    2. GENERAL RULES REGARDING START AND TERMINATION OF A RACE OR HEAT
    3. COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS IN FSR CATEGORY
    6.1 General rules and regulations
    6.2 Manning level of the start pontoon
    6.3 Minimum requirements for the starting area
    6.4 Competition course and race duration in FSR-V classes
    6.5 Procedure for races in the FSR-V classes
    6.6 Lap counting for FSR-V races
    6.6.1 Manual lap counting
    6.6.2 Computerised lap counting
    6.7 Scoring in FSR-V classes
    6.8 Composition of result lists in the FSR-V classes
    6.9 Competition course and race duration in the FSR-H classes
    6.10 Start clock for FSR-H classes
    6.11 Procedure for races in the FSR- H classes
    6.12 Basic rules and penalties in the FSR - H classes
    6.12.1 Left turns
    6.12.2 Right of way
    6.12.3 Negotiating / passing the buoys
    6.13 Rules for overtaking in the FSR-H classes
    6.14 Calculation of final results in FSR-H classes
    6.15 Composition of result lists in the FSR-H classes
    6.16 Competition course and duration of a race in the FSR-O classes
    6.17 Procedures for races in the FSR-O classes
    6.18 Lap Counting for FSR-O races
    6.18.1 Manual lap counting
    6.18.2 Computerlised lap counting
    6.19 Scoring in FSR-O classes
    6.20 Composition of Result Lists in the FSR-O classes
    1. METHODS FOR MEASURING NOISE LEVELS IN THE FSR CATEGORY
    7.1 General
    7.2 Measuring methods in FSR-H
    7.3 Measuring methods in FSR-V

    Competition rules for radio controlled models in categories FSR – H and FSR-V

    1. Definition of models
     
               Models in the FSR categories are controlled by the competitor using radio 
               control. These are model boats of free design, which conform to the race 
               requirements,however should in form and design look like a boat.
    
               Offshore boats are deep vee or tunnel hull with surface or semi-surface
               drive. Hydro-plane other three or more planning surface are not allowed. 
               If open cockpit there must be a steering wheel, driver and navigator 
               installed. With an enclosed cockpit it is not necessary. 
    
    2. Classes
     
               The category FSR can be divided into the following groups and classes: 
               Class FSR-H3.5
    
         Class FSR-H3.5     Free build HYDRO - planes* with internal combustion 
                              motor up to 3.5 cm3 and with surface drive propulsion. 
    
         Class FSR-H7.5     Free build HYDRO - planes* with internal combustion 
                              motor above 3.5 cm3 up to 7.5 cm3 and with surface drive 
                              propulsion. 
    
         Class FSR- H15     Free build HYDRO - planes* with internal combustion motor 
                              above 7.5 cm3 up to 15. cm3 and with surface drive 
                              propulsion.
    
         Class FSR-V3.5     Free build racing models for endurance races (20 – 30 min) 
                              with internal combustion motors up to 3.5 cm3 and below 
                              waterline propulsion.
    
         Class FSR-V7.5     Free build racing models for endurance races (20 – 30 min) 
                              with internal combustion motors above 3.5 up to 7.5 cm3 and 
                              below waterline propulsion.
    
         Class FSR-V15      Free build racing models for endurance races (20 – 30 min) 
                              with internal combustion motors above 7.5 up to 15.0 cm3 and 
                              below waterline propulsion. 
    
         Class FSR-V35      Free build racing models for endurance races (20 – 30 min) 
                              with internal combustion motors (petrol-motor with spark 
                              plug ignition) above 15.0 up to 35.0 cm3 and below waterline 
                              propulsion.
    
         Class FSR-O3.5     Free build offshore boats with internal combustion 
                              motors up to 3.5 cm3 and with surface drive propulsion.
    
         Class FSR-O7.5     Free build offshore boats with internal combustion 
                              motors above 3.5 cm3 up to 7.5 cm3 and with surface drive propulsion.
    
         Class FSR-O15      Free build offshore boats with internal combustion 
                              motors above 7.5 cm3 up to 15.0 cm3 and with surface drive propulsion.
    
         Class FSR-O35      Free build offshore boats with internal combustion 
                              motors(petrol-motor with spark plug ignition)above 15.0 cm3 up to 35.0 cm3
                              and with surface drive propulsion.
    
    Remark:    * HYDRO-planes (A free build model with two or more planning surfaces).
    
                                           
    
    3. Principal and General Rules
     
    3.1 Principal Rules
     
    3.1.1 Competitions where the rules apply
    
    3.1.2 Entry Fee 
    
    3.1.3 Protest Fees 
         
    3.2 Personal Rules
     
    3.2.1 Age Groups 
          
    3.2.2 Competitor registration
     
    3.2.3 Maximum Allowed Competitors
     
    (1)   At the world championships each country is allowed to enter the following
          number of competitors in seniors and juniors:
    
     
                 - In the FSR-O classes 3 competitors and the title defendant 
                  
    
    (2)   In continental championships
    
      
                 - In the FSR-O classes each 5 competitors and the title defendant 
                  
    
    3.2.4 Assistants and substitution of the competitor
     
                                        
     
    3.3 Technical rules
     
    3.3.1 Propulsion of models and fuels
     
    3.3.2 Fuel
     
    (1)    Free fuel is allowed except in the FSR-V 35 and FSR-O class.
    
    (2)    Fuel in the FSR-V 35 and FSR-O class must be a petrol-oil mixture. 
           Petrol can be of any octane level. 
           The use of Methanol mixtures is prohibited.
    
    3.3.3 Noise reduction, noise level measurement and rules
     
    (1)    
    
    (2)    
    
    (3)    
    
    (4)    
    
    (5)    
    
    (6)    For the method of measuring noise levels in classes FSR-H,FSR-V
           and FSR-O refer to paragraph 7.
    
    3.3.4 Application and use of radio control equipment and frequency control
     
    3.3.5 Time Measuring
     
    3.3.6 Buoys (Dimensions, Construction, Anchorage)
     
    3.3.7 Starting pontoon (Construction and Materials)                                      
    
    3.4 Sport Rules
     
    3.4.1 The Competition Area
     
    3.4.2 Starting area, the preparation area and access permission
     
    3.4.3 Allowed Number, Entry Possibilities and Race Conditions of the Models
     
    (1)    
    
    (2)    
    
    (3)    For entry of a model in other classes the following rules apply:
    
                 - An off shore boat is not allowed to start in any other FSR
                   category in the same competition.
    
    (4)
    
    (5)
    
                                         
    
    3.4.4 Re-run of a race
     
    3.4.5 Registration Numbers
     
    (1)    At all NAVIGA events all models must have fixed registration numbers.
     
    (2)    The registration numbers are given out by the respective country. 
           If the nationality is not part of the registration number it must be 
           attached to the models. Registration numbers and nationality must 
           not be changed and  must be permanently fixed.
     
    (3)    The race and spare model must show an identical registration numbers.
    
     
    Boat– upper deck        XYZ = Nationality 
                             H3  = National Registration Number
    
    
    
    Drawing 1 Registration number 
    
    
    3.4.6 Registration of competitors and models
     
                                      
    
    3.4.7 Issuing of starting permits, issuing start and competitor passes
     
    3.4.8 Surrender of competitor passes and Assessment of Running Order
     
    3.4.9 Calling time (Time Allowed to Get Ready)
     
    3.4.10 Preparation times (at the Starting Point)
     
    3.4.11 Interruption / suspensions of the competition (re 6.5.20)
     
    3.4.12 Scoring and Announcement of the Results
     
    3.4.13 Checking of the first three placed models during World and Continental 
    Championships
     
    (1)   
    
    (2)   In the FSR-V and FSR-O classes, with exception of the FSR-V/O35 class,
          preliminary checks after the heats can be done to assess the exact 
          capacity of the engines.
    
    (3)   In the FSR-V/O35 class the measurement of the cylinder capacity of the
          first three placed models is done on the basis of the construction 
          particulars after the completion of the finals.
    
    (4)
    
    (5)
    
    (6)
    
    (7)
    
    
    3.4.14. Awarding of titles at World and Continental Championships
    
    3.4.15 Award Ceremonies at World and Continental Championships
     
    3.4.16 Result lists
     
          For special regulations regarding the contents of the result 
          list refer to sections 6.8. for FSR-V and 6.15 for FSR-H and
          6.20 for FSR-O.
     
                                             
    
    3.5 NAVIGA – Protest Policy
     
    3.5.1 Principal Rules
     
    3.5.2 Lodging of protests
     
    3.5.3 Handling of Protest
     
    3.6 The Model – Measurement Certificate
     
          For model classes FSR-H,FSR-V and FSR-O no international 
          model – measurement certificate is required.
    
    3.7 General rules regarding construction for category FSR
     
    (1)   For competitions in category FSR models are of free design.
          (see definition in section 1) The model however must be owned
          by the competitor.
     
    (2)    
    
    (3)   
     
    (4)    
    
    4. General Rules regarding the set up of competition courses for the category FSR
     
    (1)   The competitions in the category FSR are performed on two 
          different courses.
    
          - For the FSR-H category see drawing 4 
          - For the FSR-V category see drawing 3 
          - For the FSR-O category see drawing 4
    
    (2)    
    
    5. General Rules regarding start and termination of a race or heat
     
                                      
    
    6. Competition requirements in FSR category
    
    6.1 General construction rules and regulations
     
    (1)   
    
    (2)   
     
    (3)   Every model must have on the deck a longitudinal mount for attaching
          number plate that can be provided by the competitor. The number 
          plate must be made out of flexible and durable material, which does
          not cause damage to the model when run over. The plate must be white
          and the numbers from 1 to 8 must be black. The number plate must be
          attached to the model with two connections. The number plate for 
          FSR/V must be mounted on the right hand side. The number plate for
          FSR H/O must be mounted on the left hand side. It is allowed the 
          use the own number plate if they are according to the rules.
    
    
    (4)   The dimensions of number plates for category FSR are as follows
          (see drawing 2):
    
     
          -Height 100 mm 
          -Width 120 mm 
          -Thickness approx. 2 mm 
          -Distance between the holes 100 mm 
          -Distance of hole from the bottom of plate 10 mm 
          -Diameter of hole 5 mm 
    
    Drawing 2: Number plate for category FSR.
     
    (5)    
    
    (6)   
    
    (7)   
    
    (8)   In classes FSR-H and FSR-O the rescue of models is only performed after
          completion of the heat. In FSR-O you are allowed to pickup your boat by
          your self from within the pontoon and restart. 
    
    (9)    
    
    (10)  
    
    (11)  
    
    (12)  
    
    (13)  
    
    (14)  FSR -V 35 boats must have a towing eye on the front for rescue purposes.
    
    (15)  
    
                                      
     
    6.2 Manning Level of the Start Pontoon 
           
    6.3 Minimum requirements for the starting area
     
           The minimum requirements for a starting area in the FSR category are:
     
           - A starting pontoon for FSR-V class should be minimum 19,5 meters long 
             and 1.5 meters wide, with numbered starting positions from 13 – 1. 
             In the FSR-H/O class the starting pontoon should be minimum 12 meters 
             long and 1.5 meters wide, with numbered starting positions from 8 – 1. 
           - 2 sets of number plates with the numbers 1 to 13 for FSR-V and 1 to 8 for 
             FSR-H/O. 
           
    6.4 Competition course and duration of the race in the FSR-V Classes
     
    6.5 Procedures for Races in the FSR-V Classes
     
    6.6  Lap Counting for FSR-V races 
    
    6.6.1 Manual lap counting 
    
    6.6.2 Computerised lap counting
     
    6.7 Scoring in FSR-V classes
     
    6.8 Composition of Result Lists in the FSR-V classes
        
    6.9 Competition course and duration of a race in the FSR-H classes
    
    6.10 Start clock for FSR-H classes 
    
    (1)  The start clock is designed for FSR-O races with special optical and 
         acoustical information and signals which the competitors use to prepare 
         for the start of the heat.
    
    Drawing 5: Start clock for FSR-O races.
    
                                    
    
    (2)  The start clock must comply with the following:
    
         - 1 turn of the hand must be 30 seconds with a precision of approx. 1 second. 
         - The face of the clock must show the following points: 15 seconds,
           7.5 seconds, 5, 4, 3 ,2 ,1 seconds. 
         - The 5 second segment must be shown in a contrast colour. 
         - There must be 4 red lights which are all switched on at the beginning of 
           preparation time. The lights will be switched off individually at 
           30 second intervals. 
    
         - After the last red light has gone off a yellow light will come on which
           indicates the 30 seconds control time when no boats can be launched. 
           A the end of this 30 seconds a white light or acoustic signal will 
           indicate the start of the race. 
    
         - The clock hand must reach the “12 o’clock” position at exactly the
           same time as the light or acoustic signal indicate the start of the race.
         - The face of the clock must be white or orange, the hand must be black.
         - The diameter of the face of the clock must be between 750 and 1000 mm.
         - The start clock must be able to float so that it can be positioned
           within the competition course.
    
    6.11 Procedures for races in the FSR-H classes
    
    6.12 Basic rules and penalties in the FSR-H classes 
        
    6.12.1 Left Turns
     
    6.12.2 Right of Way 
    
    6.12.3 Negotiating/passing the buoys 
    
                                      
    
    6.13 Rules for overtaking in the FSR-H classes
       
    6.14 Calculation of final results in the FSR-H classes
     
    6.15 Composition of result lists in the FSR-H classes
    
    6.16 Competition course and duration of a race in the FSR-O classes
    
       (1)	The competition will be held on a course as shown in drawing 4.
            The competition course has to be placed so that the base line runs
            parallel to the starting pontoon and the center line is at a right
            angle from between start positions 5 and 4
    
                            ---------  = Start and finish line 
                            8……1     = Start positions 
                            RB         = Rescue boat 
                            SC         = Start clock 
    
    Drawing 4: FSR - O competition course 
    
       (2)	Starting time for the heat has to be shown on a start clock 
            (see drawing 5) or other adequate (optical or acoustic) means 
            (see 6.10 for start clock).
    
    6.17 Procedures for races in the FSR-O classes
    
       (1)  A heat must have a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 competitiors. 
            Each competitors must run at least 4 heats. If there are more 
            than 8 competitors entered in a class, a final must be run in
            accordance with paragraph (3).
    
       (2)  A heat shall be so composed that the competitors will be mixed
            in the heats as much as possible. Also the place on the pontoon
            shall be randomly.
    
       (3)  8 competitors with the highest scores from the heats qualify for
            the final. For the final on heat is to be run. The best placed 
            competitor will occupy start position 1, the second best placed 
            start position 2, the third best placed start position 3, the 
            fourth best placed start position 4 etc. until the eight placed,
            who will occupy start position 8.
    
       (4)  Before the start of each heat a radio check has to be carried out
            to prevent interference. Therefore all transmitters and receivers 
            must be switched on. When it has been confirmed that there is no 
            radio interference it is no longer possible to protest.
       (5)  Each race consists of three independent phases:
    
                 -	Preparation thim (Pit time) 2 minutes
                 -	Control time (Milling time) 30 seconds
                 -	Course time (Race time) 8 minutes for qualification and 
                    12 minutes for final
    
       (6)  During preparation time engines are started, and the boats launched.
            Races cannot be repeated. Preparation time must not be delayed or 
            cancelled, unless in exceptional circumstances at the judges 
            discretion (e.g. problems on the racecourse). Models can be adjusted
            during the preparation time, however the competitor is not allowed 
            to leave the start position.
    
       (7)  During the control time no further boats can be launched. During the
            course time the competitiors are allowed for after start.
    
       (8)  The competitors must drive their boats around the course or the 
            special lay-by zone allocated by the competition management, so that
            all the competitors can cross the start line at the end of control 
            time. Boats must drive the course in the clockwise direction.
    
       (9)  During the last 15 seconds of the control time in order to ensure 
            the safety of all the boats, the models must keep in a straight line
            after passing buoy No. 5. Zigzagging across the course,course changes
            in excess of 45 degrees in order to avoid crossing the start line early
            etc., are not allowed and are penalised with a one lap off.
    
       (10) The end of the control time indicates the start of the race time, 
            regardless of where the boats are on the course.
    
       (11) Models crossing the start line immediately before the end of control
            time have a false start and must therefore complete an extra lap.
    
       (12) The race officially starts, when at the end of control time the first
            boat crosses the starting line.
    
       (13) FSR-O boats can be repaired and/or refuelled during a heat. Only laps
            completed during the heat will be counted.
    
       (14) During the racetime you may leave the start position to pickup the model
            or to fetch spare materials. However while driving the competitor must 
            not leave the start position. It is not allowed to remove the transmitter
            from the start position.
    
       (15) All buoys must be negotiated in accordance with the course. Touching the 
            buoys is allowed.Only those laps negotiated in accordance with the course
            are counted.
    
       (16) During the race each competitors laps must be displayed on a scoreboard.
    
       (17) If a buoy is passed on the wrong side, it is allowed to re circle the 
            buoy without interfering with other competitors. If you do not re circle
            the buoy the lap will not be counted.
    
       (18) A slower boat can be overtaken on either side. During the overtaking 
            manoeuvre the slower boat must not change course or get in the way of
            the overtaking boat. The overtaking boat can return to the racing line
            when no less then three boat lengths ahead.
    
       (19) The faster boat is not allowed to interfere with the slower model during
            the overtaking manoeuvre.
    
       (20) The boat on the race line, which is less than 5 boat lengths from a buoy,
            has right of way. A manoeuvre to force a boat to pass on the inside of a 
            buoy in order to overtake is not permitted.
    
       (21) If a boat looses the numberplate during the race it is allowed to complete
            the commenced lap.Any laps completed after this lap without a number plat 
            will not be counted.
    
       (22) A race can be stopped by the start position official due to exceptional 
            circumstances (e.g. sheered off buoys). Rules for stopping a race:
    
              a) The start position official gives an acoustic signal about the same
                 as at the end of a race.At the same time as the signal is given the 
                 clock which measures the duration of the race is stopped. After the
                 start position official has given the signal, the models have to 
                 complete the commenced lap and this lap will be counted.
    
              b) The time, from when the signal was given, until the models pass the
                 finish line, must be recorded. The models have to be taken from the
                 water and the engines stopped.
    
              c) Competitors and assistants have to step back from the models. 
                 Repairs are not permitted.During the interruption in the race models
                 can be rescued.
    
              d) Rescued boats are not allowed to restart.
    
              e) After resolving the cause for the interruption, the start position
                 official will give a start signal. The time keeping will continue 
                 with the start signal.
    
              f) If the race is stopped within the first three minutes it will be 
                 annulled and restarted from the beginning.
    
       (23) If a heat had to be stopped, all the laps and times have to be added together.
    
       (24) In cases of unfair behaviour, interference with other competitors, not 
            following the rules or endangering spectators (e.g. collision with the 
            starting pontoon) the start position leader can pronounce the following
            penalties.
    
              a) The first occurrence of not following the rules described in 
                 paragraphs (18) - (20), where no other boat has stopped as a result
                 of the incident a warning (yellow card) will be given.
    
              b) The second occurrence of not following the rules described in 
                 paragraph (18) - (20), or a more serious incident, or running over
                 a stopped boat will be punished with a one-lap deduction (yellow 
                 card with number 1).
    
              c) The third occurrence of not following the rules described in 
                 paragraph (18) - (20), or exceptionally serious incident, or 
                 causing another boat to stop will be punished by a twolap 
                 deduction (yellow card with the number 2).
    
              d) The fourth occurrence of not following the rules described in 
                 paragraph (18) - (20), or exceptionally inconsiderate behaviour
                 of a competitor will be punished by disqualification (red card).
                 The model has to be taken out of the water immediately.
    
              The competitor must be verbally and visually notified of a penalty.
              There is no possibility of an appeal against the decision. The start
              position official must record the penalty and the start number of 
              the competitor.
    
       (25) The end of the race is indicated by an acoustic signal. All models 
            must after the signal complete the commenced lap and this lap will be
            counted. After the final signal the lap counters will record the time
            of delay for every model passing the finishing line. This time will 
            be recorded with the number of laps.
    
                                           
    
    6.18 Lap Counting for FSR-O races
    
          Lap counting can be manual or computerised.
    
    6.18.1 Manual lap counting
    
       (1)  With manual lap counting referees for counting will be provided by
            the organiser the referees (judges) are responsible for the careful
            and proper lap counting.
            If difference of opinion exists amongst the lap counter referees, 
            the decision lies with the start position official.
    
       (2)  The announcers and operators (counters) are working in pairs. The
            will supervise the counting of the models. The announcers will call
            at the passage of the finish line the respective start position 
            number which will be registered by the operator (counter)
    
       (3)	The lap counters must be seated on the right side from the pontoon
            (see 6.18.2.point 4)
    
    6.18.2 Computerised lap counting
    
       (1) For computerised lap counting only 4 to 6 lap counters are needed
           (2-3 announcers, 2-3 operators of the counting equipment).
    
       (2) The announcers and operators work in pairs and will be responsible
           for counting the models.The announcers will call the number of the
           model passing the finishing line and the lap will berecorded by the
           counting equipment operator.
    
       (3) Lap counters will only do the lap counting. Any lap deductions will
           be recorded by the assistant pontoon judges and will be deducted 
           from the total of laps recorded by the lap counters at the end of
           the heat.
    
       (4) There is only one finish line for all 8 models. The finish line is
           located on the right hand side of start position 1 from the pontoon.
           The lap counters will be located in a raised position in line with 
           the finish line.
    
       (5) In the event of equal number of laps, the competitor whose model 
           passes the finish line first,will be the winner.
    
    6.19 Scoring in FSR-O classes
    
       (1) The competition result is decided on the number of valid laps and 
           the delay time after deduction of penalty laps.
    
       (2) The best three of four heats will be counted together for qualifying
           scores.
    
       (3) If there are 8 or fewer competitors entered for a particular class 
           only qualification has to be run. This will be the finally result.
    
       (4) The places will be decided on the number of laps achieved. When there
           is more than one competitor with the same number of laps, the 
           competitor with the shorter delay time will be placed higher.
    
       (5) In the event that a final race takes place in accordance with 
           paragraph 6.17 item (3), the placing are as follows:
    
              a) The finalists are placed according to their finishing position
                 in the final.
    
              b) Placing of the remaining competitors will be in sequential 
                 order of the number of laps and delay time achieved in their
                 qualifying heat.
    
                                      
    
    6.20 Composition of Result Lists in the FSR-O classes
    
    The following items should be recorded in the result list of a competition
    in the FSR-O class:
    
              - Type, place and date of the event
              - Sequence of placing in accordance with paragraph 6.19
              - Class
              - Surname, Christian name, country and registration number of 
                the competitor
              - Number of valid laps (in brackets any laps deducted) from 
                each heat and total
              - The delay time from each heat and total
              - Name and registration number of the judge
              - Signatures of the chief judge
    
    
    
    7. Methods for measuring noise levels in the FSR category 
    
    7.1 General 
    
    (1)  The measurement microphone must be positioned as follows:
     
         - Height 1000 mm approx. X 200 mm above water level
         - Position 25 meters to the right for FSR-V and to the
           left for FSR-H/O at the right angle to the centreline
           of the FSR course and 22 meters away from the line 
           connecting the two lowest buoys.
         - The measurement microphone must be shown at right angles
           and with the connecting line of the two lowest buoys and
           securely attached.
    
    (2)   
    
    (3)  
    
    7.2 Measuring methods in FSR-H classes 
    
    7.3 Measuring methods in FSR-V classes 
    
    (1)  At least three noise level measurements must be taken for each
         model during the race, under the following conditions:
     
         - There should be no other boat within 15 meters around the
           model being measured.
         - The noise measurement must be taken when the boat is on the
           base line at least 15 meters away from the microphone.
         - The measurements must be evenly spaced during the race.
    
    (2)  The competitor must be advised immediately if their boat 
         exceeds 80dB/A. If the second measurement also exceeds the noise
         level they will receive a warning and if the third measurement
         exceeds the noise level they will be immediately disqualified.