A-Class Worlds 2015 @Punta Ala: Notice of Race (Provisional)

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Punta Ala September 5th to 12th 2015
Centro Velico Punta Ala asd
Maremma – Tuscany – Italy

Centro Velico Punta Ala asd, located in Punta Ala – Maremma Italy, c/o PuntAla Camping Resort, Castiglione della Pescaia 58043 (GR)
ph: +39 0564922002
fax: +39 0564920379

The regatta will be governed by:
1.1 The rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing
1.2 The I.A.C.A Championship Rules will apply except where modified by IACA under experimental Championship rules.
1.3 Racing rule(s) will be changed as follows: Rule 44.1 will be changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty;

In accordance with ISAF Regulation 20 (Advertising Code), boats may be required to display the advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

3.1 The regatta is open to all A-Class certified boats. Competitors having a FIV (Italian Sailing Federation) License shall present during registration:
a) Their valid FIV license with medical stamp, or accompanied with a medical certificate (dated less than one year) certifying the absence of any medical objection to participate in sailing competition and a parental authorization for the minors,
b) If necessary a valid authorization to display advertising on boat
c) The measurement form or certificate of the boat.
d) A valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 1.000.000 Euros Foreign competitors without a FIV license shall present during registration
e) A supporting document to justify their membership to an ISAF Member national  authority.
f) The measurement form or certificate of the boat
g) A proof to be insured with a valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 1.000.000 Euros.
h) For foreign sailors the organization will provide an insurance company on spot, if needed.
i) A parental authorization for the minors
Entries: no maximum number of entries, it is an open Championship. In case of more than 120 entries, fleet splitting will apply in accordance with the IACA Championship Rules Appendix 2 and the Notice of Race will change accordingly.
Registration and payment should perform according to IACA rules (see art. 4-point c) of the IACA Championship Rules). Competitors can register through their National Association. As of June 30th each National A-CAT Associations should transfer their entry fees to the Organizing Committee. Bank + address: Centro Velico Punta Ala asd; IBAN: IT49B0503472241000000184818- BIC:  BAPP IT 21 T 28.

Competitor registration fee is 200 € (A 50€ penalty will apply for late registration as of May 1st ).  No entries will be accepted later than June 30th; ; later entries will only be accepted in case the number of 120 boats is not reached and in any case only up to 120 competitors (An additional 80€ penalty will apply )

Competitor Companion fee is 30 € (+18year)
Children (+13years) is 20 €
Saturday, 5/9
9.00h - 12.00h and 14.00h – 18.00h Registration and measurement
Sunday 6/9
9.00h - 12.00h and 14.00h – 18.00h Registration and measurement
14.00h Practice Race
Monday 7/9
13.00h Warning Signal – 2 races
Tuesday 8/9
Warning Signal (the time will be posted on the day before by 7pm)*– 2 races
Wednesday 9/9
Warning Signal (*) – 2 races

Thursday 10/9
Warning Signal (*) – 2 races
Friday 11/9
Warning Signal (*) – 1 race
Saturday 12/9
Extra day / Reserve Day

Sunday 5/9
18.00h Opening ceremony with Welcome drink
Wednesday 9/9
20:00 Official Dinner
Saturday 12/9
17:00 Prize giving & closing ceremony, goodbye drink

A total number of 9 races are scheduled. A maximum number of three races may be sailed per racing day, but only in compliance with I.A.C.A. Championship Rules.
When the reserve day will be used the procedures will be detailed in the sailing instructions. If at least 5 races have been completed, no warning signal will be made after 16.00 on the last day of the regatta.

Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate at registration. Measurement and equipment inspection will be conducted in accordance with A Class Catamaran Measurement Guidelines. The Equipment Inspection Regulations for the Championship will be published on the Championship website no later than 1st June 2015.

The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.
Preliminary Sailing Instructions may be posted on the Championship website.
The sailing instructions and their appendices will be available during confirmation of registration (see§6) after June 1st .

Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

11.1  5 races must be completed to constitute a World Championship series.
11.2 If fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of its race scores.
11.3 If 6 to 9 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of the race scores excluding the worst score. This amends IACA C.R. 6.f

Coaches, team leaders and representatives from participating nations shall register at the Regatta Office before the first racing day. They must display the Organizing Committee Flag and boat number upon a deposit of 50 Euros.

No equipment capable of radio transmissions or radio communications may be carried by any competitor while on the water (except if provided by the organizing authority). This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

Trophies or prizes should be awarded to the Top 10 classified of the event.
Trophies or prizes should also be awarded to the top placed  junior (aged less than 25), master (aged 45-50), grand master (aged 51-55) and great grand master (aged 56 plus).
Trophies or prizes should be awarded to the top placed female sailor.

15.1 The Centro Velico Punta Ala asd in association with the Italian A-Class Association and their officers, members and volunteers do not accept liability for loss of life or property, or personal injury or damage caused by or arising out of the regatta and competitors take part in the regatta at their own risk.
15.2 The establishment of the Notice of Race and the sailing Instruction in no way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibilities of a competitor being solely and entirely responsible for the management of a boat he is sailing.
15.3 A competitor shall maintain their boat in a safe and seaworthy condition.
15.4 A competitor shall be of good health and a competent sailor capable of racing a A-class in open water in strong winds and it his sole responsibility to decide to participate in a race or to continue racing.
15.5 A competitor is recommended to have personal accident and health insurance that covers them while attending the regatta and whilst racing.

By entering the Championship competitors accept that they may be photographed and/or videotaped participating in the race and/or using the regatta facilities and they consent to the taking of such images and to the use, re-use, publication and republication of such images in any media, in conjunction with the competitor’s name or not, without compensation and without the competitor’s approval of such images or any use thereof.

The event will take place at the Centro Velico Punta Ala, c/o PuntAla Camping Resort (www.campingpuntala.it ).  For further information on the venue and the racing area, see the event website hosted by the Italian A-CAT Association website.

Spaces for Tents/Campers/Caravans and Accommodations can be found at the hosting event location: www.campingpuntala.it, e-mail: booking@campingpuntala.it ph. +39 0564922294.

You will find further information on the event website
Maria Luisa Cionini, Centro Velico Punta Ala asd,
ph: +39 0564922002

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