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1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.3 Rule 64.1 (a) is changed in that the International Jury may impose penalties other than DSQ.
1.4 For the purposes of RRS 64.3(b) the ‘authority’ shall be the IMCA Executive Committee in conjunction with the IM CAItaly Chief Measurer.
2 NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the o fficial regatta notice board placed near the slipway.
3 CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09: 30 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20:00 on the day before it will take effect.
4 SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the flag mast near the slipway . When a signal is displayed over a fleet flag it applies to that fleet only.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 30 minutes’ in the race signal AP.
4.3 Personal flotation devices shall be worn at all times while afloat. This changes the Part 4 preamble and rule 40.
5 FORMAT OF RACING
5.1 If registrations exceed 80, the regatta will consist of a qualifying series of up to 9 races follow ed by a final series of up to 9 races, otherwise the regatta will consist of 16 races.
5.2 For the qualifying series boats will be assigned to fleets Yellow and Blue of, as nearly as possible, equal size and ability. A seeding committee appointed by the organizing authority will make initial assignments. These assignments will be posted by 09:30, August 20th and are not subject to redress. This changes rule 60.1(b).
5.3 In the qualifying series boats will be reassigned to fleets after each day of racing, except if, on the first scheduled racing day , only one race is completed. If both fleets have completed the same number of races, boats will be reassigned on the basis of their rank in the series. If both fleets have not completed the same number of races, the ser ies scores for reassignment will be calculated for those races, numbered in order of completion, completed by both fleets.
Reassignments will be made as follows:
|Rank in Series||Fleet Assignment|
|and so on|
(a) If two or more boats have the same rank, they will be entered in the left column in the order of their initial fleet assignment, with the boat from yellow first, then blue, then yello w, etc.
(b) Assignments will be based on the ranking available at 21 :00 that day regardless of protests or requests for redress not yet decided.
(c) If both fleets have not completed the same number of races by the end of a day, the fleet with fewer races will continue racing the following day until both fleets have completed the same number of races. All boats will thereafter race in the new fleets.
5.4 Boats will be assigned to final series fleets Gold and Silver on the basis of their rank at the end of the qualifying series, with 50% of all registrations assigned to the Gold Fleet, rounded up if there is an uneven number of boats. Boats with the best qualifying series ranks will race in the Gold fleet, boats with the next best qualifying series ranks will race in the Silver fleet. Boats with unbroken ties at the division point will be included in the Gold Fleet.
5.5 Any recalculation of qualifying series ranking after boats have been assigned to final series fleets will not affect the assignments except that a redress d ecision may promote a boat to the Gold fleet.
6 SCHEDULE OF RACES
|Sunday 19th||practice race, warning signal at 15:00|
|Thursday 23rd||reserve day|
6.2 There will be no qualifying series races after August 23rd
6.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 13:00.
6.4 The fleet to race first on the following day and the number of races to be sailed by each fl eet will be posted by 20: 00. The warning signal for the second fleet will be made shortly after the start of the first fleet, unless there is a postponement.
6.5 After a long postponement, to alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, an orange flag will be displayed, with one sound, for at least four minutes before a warning signal is displayed.
6.6 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 16: 00.
7 CLASS FLAGS
7.1 Class flag will be the International Moth class flag.
7.2 A flee t flag will accompany signal flags for signals specific to a fleet. For the qualifying series the fleet flags are of the colors stated in instruction 5.2. The fleet flags for the final series will be Yellow for the Gold fleet and B lue for the Silver fleet.
7.3 The organising authority will provide competitors with yellow and blue ribbons. The ribbon corresponding to the colour of the fleet the boat is racing in shall be affixed to or within the immediate vicinity of the clew of the mainsail during all races.
8 RACING AREAS
Races will be held in the wat e r s in front of Campione on L a k e Garda.
9 THE COURSES
9.1 The diagrams attached show the courses, including the course signals, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
9.2 No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal boat will display the course designation, I1, I2 or I3 and O1, O2 or O3, along with the appropriate fleet flag .
9.3 The race committee start boat may display the approximate compass bearing to Mark 1 pr ior to or during the start sequence.
9.4 When the leading boat completes the course and finishes, a blue flag will be raised on the committee boat. This changes Race Signals. All boats that cross the finish line within 20 minutes after the leading boat has finished shall be deemed to be finishing irrespective of the number of laps they have completed. Boats that have only completed 1 lap shall be ranked behind boats completing 2 laps. Boats that have completed 3 laps shall be ranked ahead of boats that have completed 2 laps. This changes rule 28.1 and A4.
9.5 Boats failing to cross the finish line within 20 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored according to their position at the previous rounding of, if completed, Mark 3 P for t he Outer course or Mark 4 P for the Inner course, otherwise they will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
9.6 When completing each lap of the course, boats sailing the Outer course shall pass the gate between Mark 3 P an d the nearby committee boat flying an orange flag, boats sailing the Inner course shall pass between Mark 4 P and the nearby committee boat flying an orange flag – this is referred to as gate3 and gate4 respectively in the course description . Boats failing to comply will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules A4 and A5.
9.7 Courses will only b e shortened at gate 3 or gate4 in accordance with rule 32.2 .
10.1 M arks 1, 1a , and 4P will be yellow inflatables buoys; Marks 2 and 3P will be orange inflatable marks; Marks 3S and 4S are race committee boats.
10.2 The starting M arks will be :
- the race committee signal boat at the starboard end of the start line and
- either a yellow inflatable buoy at the port end of the start line or a race committee v essel displaying an orange flag .
10.3 The finishing marks will be:
- for the Outer course the Mark 3 P and a nearby committee boat flying an orange flag;
- for the Inner course the Mark 4 P and a nearby committee boat flying an orange flag.
11 THE START
11.1 The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee signal boat at the starboard end and the course side of the mark at the port end of the line (if laid), else the orange flag displayed on a race committee boat at the port end.
11.2 A boat starting later than 5 minutes after the starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes rules A4 and A5.
12 THE FINISH
12.1 The finishing line for boats sailing the Outer course will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on a near by race commitee boat at the starboard end and the course side of Mark 3P at the port end.
12.2 The finishing line for boats sailing the Inner course w ill be between a staf f displaying an orange flag on a near by race commitee boat at the starboard end and the course side of Mark 4P at the port end.
13 PENALTY SYSTEM
Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two Turns Penalty is replaced by the One Turn Penalty.
14 TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES
14.1 The time limit for the first boat in all races is 70 minutes. The time lim it for all other boats is defined in 9.4 and 9.5. Target time for the first boat in all races will be 35 minutes.
14.2 Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).
15 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
15.1 Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
15.2 The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day.
15.3 Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.
15.4 Notices of protests by the race committee or International Jury will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).
15.5 Breaches of instructions 7.3, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 28 will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breaches may be less than disqualification if the International Jury so decides. The scoring abbreviation for a discretionary penalty imposed under this instruction will be DPI.
15.6 On the last scheduled day of racing and of the qualifying series a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered:
(a) within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day;
(b) no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day. This changes rule 66.
15.7 On the last scheduled day of racing and of the qualifying series, a request for redress f rom a International Jury decision shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2.
15.8 Decisions of the International Jury will be final as provided for in rule 70.5.
16 SCORING, QUALIFYING SERIES
16.1 2 races are required to be completed by each fleet to constitute a qualifying series.
(a) If, at the end of the qualifying series, some boats have more race scores than others, scores for the most recent races will be excluded so that all boats have the same number of race scores.
(b) A4.2 is changed so that scores are based on the number of boats assigned to the largest fleet.
(a) When fewer than 4 qualifying series races have been completed, a boat’s qualifying series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) W hen from 4 to 6 qualifying races have been completed, a boat’s qualifying series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When more than 6 qualifying races have been completed, a boat’s qualifying series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
17 SCORING, FINAL SERIES
17.1 2 final series races completed by the Gold fleet are required to constitute a regatta for all boats.
17.2 A4.2 is changed so that scores are based on the number of boats assigned to the boats group.
17.3 A boats qualifying series rank will be counted as a non – discardable race score for the final series. A boat’s series score for the regatta will be the total of her final series race scores together with the non – discardable qualifying seri es rank. Gold and Silver fleets need not have completed the same number of final races. The boats in the Gold fleet will be ranked highest in the regatta followed by boats in the Silver fleet, except for a boat disqualified from a final series race under rule 2 or 69.
17.4 For both Gold and Silver fleets, one race score from the final series (other than the non-discardable score resulting from the qualifying series rank and defined in 17.3), will be discardable if more than 3 final series races for that fleet a re completed.
18 SCORING, SINGLE FLEET
18.1 3 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
(a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When from 5 to 9 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When 10 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
19 SAFETY REGULATIONS
19.1 Boats shall Sign On b efore each race on the forms provided at the race office, except that, if races are sailed ‘back to back’, Sign On shall be done before the first race of the day.
19.2 A boat that retires from racing shall notify the race committee before leaving the racing area, or if that is not possible, shall notify the race office as soon as possible after returning ashore. The phone numbers are +39 0365 – 916975 and +39 348 – 9934810. A boat failing to conform to this rule may be asked to reimburse the costs of search and rescue.
19.3 Personal flotation devices shall be in good condition and in accordance with the specifications issued or approved by a national authority affiliated to the International Sailing Federation, or a standards organization, or certification authority, reco gnized for the purpose by its respective government. Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 1.2.
20 REPLACEMENT OF CREW
Sub stitu ti on of c o m pe tit o r s is not allowed after the end of registration time.
21 EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
Boats shall present all sails they intend to use together with their measurement certificate for inspection during the registration and measurement times listed in the NOR. A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions.
22.1 Advertising shall only be permitted in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20.
22.2 Boats shall display advertising, as supplied and instructed by the organizing authority. In accordance with ISAF Regulation 20, other than that supplied by the organizing au thority, boats shall not display advertising on the front 1m of the hull and front 20% of the boom. This includes boat names and other stickers/logos.
22.3 Failure to comply with instruction 22.2 or ISAF Regulation 20 will result in the organizing authority canceling the boats entry in accordance with rule 76.
23 OFFICIAL BOATS
Official boats will be flying a V.C.C. Club burgee.
24 SUPPORT BOATS
24.1 Each support boat must be registered with the Organizing Authority at Registration.
24.2 Each support boat must show its ID and must meet the Support Boat Regulations , which shall be signed at registration .
24.3 Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first fleet to start until all boats have finished or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.
25 TRA SH DISPOSAL
Boats shall not put rubbish in the water. Rubbish may be placed aboard support and race committee boats.
Prizes will be given as follows:
- The skipper of the winning boat in the World Championships will be awarded the World Championship Trophy.
- The first place citizen or permanent resident of a European nation will be awarded the European Championship Trophy.
- Individual trophies w ill be presented to each of the top 10 finishers.
- The highest placing skipper 45 years of age or older on 20 August 201 2 will be awarded the Masters Trophy.
- The highest placed female skipper may also be awarded a trophy.
- A Junior trophy may be presented to the first skipper under 19 years or age at the 26 August 201 2 . Prizes will be presented to the first 3 skippers of the Silver fleet.
- Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Organizing Authority.
27 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority and the Vela Club Campione, their officers, members, servants and agents will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustai ned in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. The Notice of Race and these Sailing Instructions in no way limit or reduce the complete and unlimited responsibilities of a competitor for the management and care of a boat he or she may be sailing in the Regatta.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of € 1,000,000.00
29 RIGHTS TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
By participating in this event, competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and the event sponsors the right, in perpetuity, to make, use, and show, at their discretion, any photography, audio an d video recordings, and other reproductions of them made at the venue or on the water from the time of their arrival at the venue, until their final departure, without compensation.