Šibenik, Croatia, February 16 – 18. 2018.
1. ORGANISING AUTHORITY
The Organising Authority (OA) will be the Jedriličarski klub Val in conjuction with Wave Sailing Center.
3. EVENT GRADING
The event has applied for WORLD SAILING Grade 3. This grading is subject to review by the WORLD SAILING. The event may be re-graded when there is clear reason to do so.
4. PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
4.1. The following table sets out the provisional schedule of the event
MONDAY, February 12th
THURSDAY, February 15th
12:00 – 16:00 Registration / Practice session*
19:00 Opening ceremony
FRIDAY, February 16th
11:00 Racing - First warning signal
SATURDAY, February 17th
11:00 Racing – First Warning Signal
SUNDAY, February 18th
11:00 Racing – First Warning Signal
16:30 Prize Giving
4.2. Unless excused by the OA, attendance at the following is mandatory:
(a) Initial briefing for skippers.
(b) Daily briefing, for skippers.
(c) Photo shoot with whole team at Opening Ceremony.
(d) Prize giving.
5. SKIPPERS ELIGIBILITY
5.1. 8 to 12 skippers will be invited. Only skippers invited by the OA will be eligible to enter this event.
5.2. The registered skipper shall helm the boat at all times while racing, except in an emergency.
5.3. To remain eligible a skipper shall confirm acceptance of invitation in writing (e-mail is acceptable).
5.4. All competitors shall meet the eligibility requirements of WORLD SAILING regulation 19.2.
5.5. All competitors shall obtain an WORLD SAILING Sailor ID by registering online at sailing.org/isafsailor.
Skippers shall inform the OA of their WORLD SAILING Sailor ID at registration.
The skipper shall be entered on completion of the registration form and payment of 50% (nonrefundable) of entry fee by 16th February 2018. Completion of entry will be at registration on 16th February with payment of all fees and deposits. All payments shall be made by card, bank transfer* or cash in the local currency.
*Any Bank transfer fees are the responsibility of the person making the transfer.
6.2. Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee of 400€ shall be paid by final entry date 01.02.2018.
Payment via bank transfer to:
Šibenik jedrenje d.o.o. za sport i rekreaciju
Martina Kolunića 2a
SWIFT: VBCRHR22, SBERBANK d.d. Zagreb, Hrvatska
When a skipper accepts an invitation and later withdraws within two months of the event or leaves the event before the end without written approval from the OA, a zero score may be applied to their Ranking points for that event by World Sailing. (World Sailing Regulation 27.2)
6.4. Damage deposit
a) An initial damage deposit of 500€ shall be paid at registration, unless extended by the OA. The deposit is the maximum payable by the skipper as a result of any one incident.
b) If a deduction from the damage deposit is decided by the OA, it may require that the deposit be restored to its original amount before the skipper will be permitted to continue in the event.
c) Any remaining deposit after the event will be refunded within 10 days after the event.
a) The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the RRS, including Appendix C.
b) The rules for the handling of boats will apply, and will also apply to any practice sailing and sponsor races.
c) Any prescriptions of the national authority that will apply will be posted on the official notice board.
7.2 Major Alterations to the RRS
a) Add to RRS 41: (e) help to recover from the water and return on board a crew member, provided the return on board is at the approximate location of the recovery.
b) RRS C8.6 and C6.3 will be changed in the sailing instructions.
8. BOATS AND SAILS
8.1 . The event will be sailing in J70 and Platu 25 types boats.
8.2. The following sails will be provided for each boat:
a) Mainsail, Jib, Genaker for J70 boats.
b) Mainsail, Jib, Spinnaker for Platu 25 boats.
8.3. Boats will be allocated by draw, either daily or for each round as decided by the Race Committee.
9. CREW (INCLUDING SKIPPER)
9.1. The number of crew (including the skipper) shall be 4. All registered crew shall sail all races.
9.2. The total weight of the crew, including the skipper, dressed in at least shorts and shirts, shall not exceed 350 kg, determined at the time of registration or such time as required by the RC
9.3. When a registered skipper is unable to continue in the event the OA may authorise an original crew member to substitute.
9.4. When a registered crew member is unable to continue in the event the OA may authorise a substitute, a temporary substitute or other adjustment.
10. EVENT FORMAT
10.1. Skippers will be seeded into a round robin based on WORLD SAILING ranking list.
10.2. The event will consist of the following stages:
Stage 1: Round Robin
Stage 2: Play – Off (Repechage) with skippers placed 4-9 (with 6 boats) for 4th place in Semis
Stage 3: Semi-Final
Stage 4: Final and Petit-Final
King of the Castle: Skippers placed 5th to last sail a KoC, if time permits
10.3. The OA may change the format, terminate any stage or the event when, in its opinion, it is impractical to attempt to hold the reminder of matches under existing conditions or in the remained time scheduled and in relation to the number of entries and weather conditions.
11.1. The course will be windward/leeward with starboard roundings, finishing downwind.
11.2. The intended course area will be in front of Šibenik.
12.1. As boats and equipment will be supplied by the OA. WORLD SAILING, regulation 20.4 applies. Each boat will be required to display advertising as supplied by the OA.
12.2. Boats shall not be permitted the right to protest for breaches of any rules regarding advertising (amends RRS 60.1).
13.1. The prizes will be prepared by the Wave Sailing Center.
13.2. The OA may reduce a prize in the case of misconduct or refusal to comply with any reasonable request, including attendance at official functions.
14. MEDIA, IMAGES AND SOUND
The OA have the right to use any images and sound recorded during the event free of any charge.
All those taking part in the event do so at their own risk. The OA, its associates and appointees accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or inconvenience incurred, howsoever caused.
Entries will only be accepted from invited skippers. If you wish to be invited please register your request for an invitation as soon as possible with the OA.
17. FURTHER INFORMATION
About Wave Sailing Center:
Contact: Teo Piasevoli
+385 (0)91 768 74 74
About the European Match Race Tour:
Contact: Helmut Czasny
+43 660 871 00441