By: Luca Rizzotti. Posted: December 25th, 2016
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. If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority (OA).
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1. The regatta is open to boats of the International Moth Class that comply with the Moth Class Rules and have a valid measurement certificates.
3.2. All competitors shall be members of their National Moth Class Association or the International Moth Class Association where there is no appropriate national class association.
3.3. The helmsperson named on the boat entry form shall be the same for all races.
3.4. Eligible competitors shall enter by completing the online entry process at: http://myregata.it/en/2017/3/2017-International-Moth-Class-World-Championship
3.5. Online entries will close on June 30, 2017, at 12 p.m. (CEST)
3.6. Italian Moth Series registration available at this link: http://myregata.it/en/2017/2/Italian-Moth-Series
WC entry fee for Youth and Women
Paid before the 31stJanuary
Paid before the 31st May
Paid after the 1st June
Payment directly At FVM
4.2. The entry fee must be paid by bank transfer (wire details for registration will be sent after the online registration). Bank fees shall be paid by entrant.
4.3. Starting from 1st of February, Paypal payment will be available. Paypal commission is 10€ on top of entry fee, paid by entrant.
4.4. Entry fees depend exclusively on the date by that payment is received.
5. QUALIFYING SERIES AND FINAL SERIES
5.1. Five (5) races are required to constitute a valid Championship.
5.2. The regatta will consist of a qualifying series and a final series. The RC may decide to split boats into different fleets.
5.3. If at least 4 races are sailed during the first two days, over the last three days the fleets will be divided into fleets and raced in a finals format. If not, the qualifying series will be extended until 4 races have been completed for all.
5.4. The qualifying series will consist of up to 6 races and, based on its results the fleet will be divided into fleets for the finals. The final series will consist of up to 12 races.
|21st July||Measurement and Registration|
|22nd July||Italian Moth Series Day 1, Measurement and Worlds Registration|
|23rd July||Italian Moth Series Day 2, Measurement and Worlds Registration|
|24th July||Measurements and Worlds Registration, Opening Ceremony|
|25th July||Worlds Race Day 1, Qualifying series|
|26th July||Worlds Race Day 2, Qualifying series|
|27th July||Reserve Day|
|28th July||Worlds Race Day 3, Finals|
|29th July||Worlds Race Day 4, Finals|
|30th July||Worlds Race Day 5, Finals|
6.1. The scheduled time of the first warning signal on the 25th July 2017 is 13:00hrs.
6.2. There will be no warning signal made after 15:30hrs on 30th July 2017.
7.1. Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate for all equipment and sails at registration.
7.2. Competitors are encouraged to complete fundamental measurement prior to arrival at the regatta. Fundamental measurement will be available at the regatta venue from the 21st to the 24thof July for a fee.
7.3. The event measurer may inspect any boat and equipment at any time during the regatta.
7.4. Competitors shall not change their rudder or dagger board or horizontal foils whilst afloat. The change may only be made whilst ashore at the regatta venue.
7.5. Only 2 sails, 2 masts, 2 front foils (vertical & horizontal) and 2 rear foils (vertical & horizontal) shall be used.
7.6. Equipment shall only be replaced with the permission of the Race Committee.
8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions will be available on the 20th of July on the regatta website. NO printed copy will be provided by the OA.
The event will be held at Fraglia Vela Malcesine. Via Gardesana 205, Frazione Navene – 37018 Malcesine, Italy.
10. THE COURSES
The courses to be sailed will be described in the Sailing Instructions.
11. PENALTY SYSTEM
11.1. RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
11.2. Decisions of the International Jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.
12.1. In the split fleet format, a minimum of 3 races for each fleet must be completed to constitute a series.
12.2.a) When fewer than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores.
12.2.b) When from 4 to 9 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
12.2.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.
12.3. The ‘Grand Prix’ (Lapped Finish) procedure will be used. This procedure will be described in full in the Sailing Instructions.
13. SUPPORT BOATS
Support boats shall be registered with the Organizing Authority and shall be marked with their National Flag.
Boats shall be kept in the assigned places at the boat park.
15. RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
16.1. The following prizes will be awarded:
1st overall: World Champion
Prizes for the first 10 positions in the overall rankings
Prizes for the first 3 positions in the Silver Fleet
1st Master: aged 45 years or older as of 30th July 2017
1st Junior: aged 23 years or younger as of 30th July 2017
16.2. Additional prizes may be given at the discretion of the Organising Authority.
17. MEDIA RIGHTS, CAMERAS AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
17.1. By participating in World Championships 2017, competitors automatically grant the Organizing Authority and their sponsors, the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of the athlete during the period of the competition without compensation.
17.2. Boats may be required to carry cameras, sound equipment or positioning equipment as specified by the Organizing Authority.
17.3. The top three (3) competitors, as well as the individual race winners, may be required to attend a media press conference each day.
17.4. Competitors may be required to be interviewed during the regatta.
18. RISK STATEMENT
RRS 4 states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor and their responsible adult agrees and acknowledges that:
a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their property whether afloat or ashore;
c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practicably provided in the circumstances
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of €1.500.000 per incident or the equivalent.
20. CLEAN REGATTA
The regatta is run accordingly to Sailors for the Sea standards of a “clean regatta”.
21.1. Boats, Trailers and Cars will be hosted in the Yacht Club grounds from the 19th to 31st of July 2017.
21.2. Boats taking part both at the Foiling Week and the Worlds can stay at Fraglia Vela Malcesine with a discounted total price of 80€.
21.3. Training at FVM: If you want to come at Fraglia Vela Malcesine for a training session before the events, please send a request by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Special price: 1 day = 10 Euro – 1 Week = 60 Euro – 1 Month = 150 Euro per boat
21.4. Campers are not allowed in the parking area of the Yacht Club (both during the day and the night).
22. FURTHER INFORMATION
Further notices about accommodation suggestions, social events will be available on the World Championship website (http://www.mothworlds.org/malcesine).