Sailing Instructions


This event is organised by the Race Committee (RC) of Major League Sailing (MLS).

All Protests, Pen Cancel Explanations and Redress Requests will be handled by a Protest Committee.

Official Language

The official language of this event is English.

Changes to SI and Rules

The SI and Rules can be changed at any time during the event.

The amendments will be reported on the 'News' page and it is the responsibility of each participant to regularly check the possible registration of amendments.

Occurrences/Situations not listed

Any significant occurrence/situation in this event, not listed in SI or other documents, will be managed by the RC in a manner it deems appropriate, considering fair play, sportsmanship and respect for people as stated in the fundamental principles of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

In case of a repeatable situation, it may be decided to make a change of SI.

Entry to the event and Registration

MLS is an invitational tournament but skippers can apply for registration of teams and members.

The RC may, at their own discretion, deny or exclude teams and/or specific skippers to participate in the event.

Participants must register by sending in 'Application /Registration'. (Form to the right on this page).

The 'Nickname' used in the event must be the same as the registered 'Boat Name' plus some specific identification that shows to which team the boat belongs. 'Boat Name' and 'Nickname' cannot be changed during the event. Any discrepancies must be notified to the RC and corrected before the day preceding the start of the event.

Upon registration it is mandatory to provide the exact name of 'Nadeo' account ('VSK login'). This is the internal reference and recognition data for each activity.

The registration involves the full acceptance of the rules and regulations governing the event as well as Racing Rules of Sailing. 2017-2020.

The participants and teams will be published on the 'Teams' page.

Planned Program and Scheduling

Ahead of each Season a detailed program will be presented.

Format of Event

Major League Sailing (MLS) is a form of team event where several teams race against each other at the same time. Fleet Race Rules will apply.

A Season consists of 12 races run 3 at a time every other Tuesday.

On each server, 4 to 7 teams with 3 to 5 members each will participate in each race. The teams will be divided between two or more servers depending on the number of participating teams. Maximum 21 contestants per server.

* After the first 4 race days, the top 5 teams will meet in a "Grande Finale".


See 'Rules' page.


A team can register a maximum of 12 members. New team members can be added any time during the event up to and including Race Day 4. To be eligible for a race, registration must have been done at least 24 hours in advance.

Each race day a maximum of 7 team members will be allowed on the server of which 3-5 participate in each race.

There are no national restrictions or requirement of club membership to form a team.


In each race, 'Low Point System' will be used to give each boat's score. DNF, DNS, DNC, RET = Number of boats called to the race +1 p, DSQ = Number of boats called to the race + 2 p.

A boat given DNE will cause its team a non-discardable last place.

If a skipper hailing 'P Skipper Name' does not submit a protest or loses the protest, 1 p. will be added to his/her score.

RDG may be given to individual boats. The score may be calculated in different ways using RRS.

The total 'Boat Points' for each team is the sum of its three racing members' individual score.

The team with the lowest 'Boat Points' will be given 1 'Team Point'. The team with the second lowest 'Boat Points' will be given 2 'Team Points' etc. Each team is allowed 1 'Team Point' discard.

In case of two or more teams on the same server have the same 'Boat Points', 'Best Boat' result will separate the teams.

For the "Grande Finale", the teams keep their previous team points to which the final races' points, last race counting double, will be added. No discards in the final races.

Boat Classes

The boats used in the tournament will be ACC, RC44 and TP52. The two latter boat types will be available for downloading on the 'Downloads' page.


Boats must use semi transparent sails when playing. Nadeo standard skins will not be accepted. Within a team, similar skins should be used to make identification easy. For teams which so wish, MLS can provide some ready-made skins. Each class will have a blue, green, red and yellow version available for booking.


Courses (Maps) to be used, will be presented in due time before a new Season starts.


The in-game chat should mainly be used only for race-related communication. Except for greetings and general courtesy, remember that English is the official language and must be used in the chat.

Contacts and Information

See 'Contact' and 'News' pages respectively.

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If you are not in a team yet, just write "No Team" in thar box. You can also make a note in Forum under "Looking for a Team".

Yes, I am Team Captain.
Yes, I can host 18 skippers + 24 spectators.
Yes, I have Bandicam and can record races.
Yes, I have read the S.I. and Rules and accept the conditions and instructions that have been given for this event and that RRS 2017-2020 will apply.