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Notice of Race RPC 2009

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1. Organizer:

The Round Palagruža Cannonball (RPC) sailing regatta is organised by the Nautic Club sail attack in cooperation with Pitter Yachting and the Yacht Club Biograd.

2. Program for April 11th to 18th of 2009:
Sat, 11.4.2009: check in at charter base, 8pm untill 10pm registry for both one design classes
Sun, 12.4.2009: 8am untill 9am registry (for Dufour class only), 10am race briefing, 2pm Start
Fri, 17.4.2009: 2pm Pricegiving ceremony, Buffet
Sat, 18.4.2009: returning the yachts

3. Racing area:
Croatian territorial waters, Kat. III: Dalmatian coast including the islands Dugi Otok, Viš, Palagruža, Mljet, Korcula and Hvar.

4. Course:
Circular course with approx. 380 nautical miles:
Biograd - Ugljan (ports) - Dugi Otok (ports.) - Biševo (stb.) - Palagruža (ports.) - Mljet (ports.) - Korcula (stb) - Hvar (stb) - Biograd.
The named islands are course marks.
The course between these marks is left to competitors choice. The race comitee reserves the right to alter the course, according to the weather forecast, from above described counter-clockwise direction to clockwise direction i.e. Biograd - Hvar (ports.) - Korcula (ports.) and so on, and to order further changes in course length and/or direction according to the weather situation.
Time limit to cross the finishing line in Biograd is: Friday, April 17th of 2009 at 12:00am.

5. Rules and regulations:
The RPC will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) as amended from time to time, this notice of race and the sailing instructions.
With respect to the safety of the competitors, the ORC Special Regulations category 3 shall apply, with the relevant category 2 safety demands like jackstays, personal flasher and life raft, also in effect. A life raft for every yacht is included in the charter fare.
The two turn penalty according to RRS 44.1, 44.2 and 44.4 shall apply.
The officially languages of the event are German and English. If there is a conflict between languages the English text shall prevail.

6. Eligibility:
The race is open to Bavaria 42 match yachts with spinnakers, and Dufour 44 performance yachts with spinnakers provided by Pitter Yachting.
With the exception of storm jibs and try sails, the use of other sails than the orginal boat inventory is not permitted. It is forbidden to pump out fuel
or to remove furniture, doors and other equipment from the yacht.
In addition to the skipper, at least one additional person on board shall have a valid sailing license for the area.
Sailing experience over long distances, including night sailing, is strongly recommended for all persons in responsible positions, and prefereable for every member of the crews.
ISAF Approved Personal Offshore Survival Training Course is recommanded.

7. Scoring:
A number of evaluation lines will be set up along the race course. Competing yachts that do not cross the finishing line within the time limit will be scored according to the last evaluation line they crossed and ranked after other competitors that either crossed the finishing line or passed an evaluation line closer to the finishing line. There will be a time limit for each evaluation line. The time limit for the finishing line in Biograd is Friday, April 17th of 2009 at 12:00am.

8. Use of Engine:
It is not allowed to use the engine for propulsion during the race. (Exceptions see 9.)
In case of emergencies forcing the use of engine propulsion it is mandatory to notify the jury as soon as possible of time, duration, speed, course and reason of engine propulsion. The jury will decide the ranking of the boat according to the circumstances and duration of engine use, for instance with an RDG in case of assistance in other yachts´emergencies, and likely with a DNF or DSQ in case of engine propulsion to solve own emergencies like grounding.
The use of the engine to recharge boat batteries is permitted.

9. Shelter in harbours
Considering the long distance and possible long duration of the race, competing yachts are permitted to suspend racing, proceed under sail to a sheltered anchorage or port, and later join the race again. In such cases, engine use for propulsion is permitted, but only for maneuvering in ports and for anchoring maneuvers. Yachts planning to suspend racing and seek shelter are obliged to notify the jury as soon as circumstances permit.

10. Media and Public Relations
The Race is classified as Category C (according to ISAF Regulation 20).
Advertising is allowed on sails, hull and railing.
Participants grant the organisers free of charge publishing of videos and photos taken of them during the event.
Further promotion activities relating to the event are only permitted pending explicit agreement of the organizers of the RPC.

11. Tracking und communications:
The competitors´position data's will be streamed to a server, with the actual position of each boat tracked on a public website.
The link to this website will be posted before the start of therace, giving paticipants and public the opportunity to continuously monitor the actual position of all participants. Competitors will be obliged to check their tracking boxes for correct function in 3 hour intervals.
All participants are obliged to stay tuned to and monitor Channel 16 VHF when sailing.
To ensure comprehensive monitoring, competitors are asked to carry at least one mobile phone on board, to register its number with the race commitee, and keep it switched on for the duration of the race.
Tactical or weather routing help from outside is not permitted.

12. Organisation costs:
To cover costs for organizing work, race committee, ranking, registration fees in Croatia, tracking system, escorting boat, a buffet in Biograd at the prizegiving ceremony, .....
An entry fee of EUR 850,- per boat and EUR 37,- per crew member will be charged.

14. Registration and payment:
A deposit of 30% of the organisation fee is payable at registration ( EUR 250,- per crew) to the race account no:
IBAN: AT591400003010924013
A deposit of the charter fee is payable to Pitter Yachting at registration.
Registration is not valid before receipt of above payments.
Final payment of the entry fees (incl. EUR 37,- per person) is required 8 weeks before the race start the latest.
Failure to pay final payment by due date will result in the cancellation and forfeit of deposit.

15. Cancellation conditions:
In case of cancellation of reservation 8 weeks or more before the start, the initial deposit will be forfeited.
In case of later cancellation the full payment will be forfeited if no substitute crew can be found.

16. Place of registration:
Nautic Club sail attack

17. Registration limits:
Only 28 registrations will be taken according to the date of down payment receipt.
After 28 skippers have paid, a waiting list will be set up and made public. The boat assignments will be done by lot approx. 1 month before the starting date.

18. Trophies and prizes:
· The "Segelguide Trophy" will be awarded to the crew of the first ship home.
· Challenge Trophy "Red Lantern" (designed and made by Christoph Noehrig) for the skipper with the longest sailed time within the race.
· Trophies and medals for the first 3 boats in each each of the one design classes Bavaria 42 and Dufour 44.

19. Exclusion of liability:
Sailing regattas may be dangerous. „The responsibility for a boats decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone” (RRS 4)
The qualification, correct nautical conduct and safety of the crew is at all times the responsibility of the skipper, and his/her alone.
The responsibility for the decision to take part in the regatta, to head for a safe port or to continue the race at any time, is his/her alone responsibility.
This responsibility is not changed or lessened by the use of the Special Regulations of ORC or possible safety controls or checks through third parties.
The organizers, the organizing club, it's members, persons working for the club, sponsors, and partners, assume no risk or liability whatsoever in relation to participation or planned participation in the race.
All skippers accept these points of the notice of race by they signing the registration form.

20. Organizer and Race Supervision:
Nautic Club sail attack
Neustiftgasse 55
A-1070 Vienna
tel.: +43 (0)664 / 1830011
Vienna, 25.11.2008

Subject to modifications and amendments.
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