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10 Years Round Palagruža Cannonball

International Sailing Regatta
7.4. – 14.4.2018

Round Palagruža Cannonball


Biograd-Dugi Otok-Vis/Bisevo-Palagruža-Mljet-Korcula-Hvar-Mulo-Biograd
About 380 sm nonstop "Matchrace"
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Annual event, at beginning of April
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Notice of Race for the 10th Year RPC 2018

11th Round Palagruža Cannonball

International One Class Sailing Regatta 7.4. - 14.4.2018
(Version 1.0 from 9.1.2018)

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1. Organiser:

The Round Palagruža Cannonball (RPC) sailing regatta is organised by the Nautical club sail attack and the Yacht Club Biograd as ISAF Organising Authorities.

2. Program for 7th to 14th of April 2018:

  • Sat, 7.4.2018: check in at charter base, 5pm until 6:30pm registration, 7pm official welcome with dinner
  • Sun, 8.4.2018: free for training
  • Mon, 9.4.2018: 9am briefing, 12am start
  • Fri, 13.4.2018: 3pm price giving ceremony, buffet
  • Sat, 14.4.2018: check out and returning the yachts at charter base

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 (port) – Dugi Otok (port) – Biševo (stb) – Palagruža (port) – Mljet (port) – Korcula (stb) – Hvar (stb) – Biograd.

The named islands are course marks to pass on port or starboard as mentioned above.
The course between these marks is left to competitors choice.
The race commitee reserves the right to alter the course according to the weather situation.

5. Rules and regulations:

The RPC will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020, this notice of race and the sailing instructions.

The anti-doping rules of the Austrian Sports Organization (BSO) shall apply.

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 german text shall prevail.

6. Eligibility:

6.1 one design classes / chartered yachts from pitter yachting

  • Bavaria Cruiser 41 Sport (B41S) with Gennaker and Spinnaker
  • Bavaria 42 match (B42m) additional 140% Genua and Spinnaker
  1. The use of other sails than the original boat inventory is not permitted.
    2. Storm jib and trysail (not provided by Pitter Yachting) are allowed, but may not be used within the race.
    3. Eigene Schoten und Blöcke dürfen verwendet werden, eigene Fallen nicht.
    4. It is forbidden to pump out fuel or to remove furniture, doors and other equipment from the yacht.
    5. Wird sonstiges, eigenes Equipment verwendet, darf es immer nur zusätzlich mitgenommen werden, d.h. es muss das vom Vercharterer übergebene Equipment an Bord bleiben. (Ausnahmen dazu werden in den Segelanweisungen definiert)

6.2 to apply for all classes

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, but preferable for all crew members.
An ISAF Approved Personal Offshore Survival Training Course is recommanded for all crewmembers.
The Elegibility-Code Regulation 19 of the ISAF shall apply to all skippers and co-skippers of each yacht.
Minimum number of crew members on the yachts is 2.

7. Scoring:

The time limit for the finishing line at Biograd is Friday, April 13th of 2018 at 12:00am local time.
To make it possible to score yachts not reaching the finishing line within this time limit, there are a number of defined evaluation zones along the race course with time limits for each zone.
Yachts will be scored according to their position at the given time limit for the actual scoring zone and ranked behind other competitors that a.) crossed the finishing line, b.) reached an evaluation zone closer to the finishing line or c.) are closer to the finishing line within the same evaluation zone.

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 log time, duration, speed, course and reason of engine propulsion and to notify the jury as soon as possible. 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, or potentially with a DSQ in case of engine propulsion to solve own emergencies like grounding.
The use of the engine to recharge boat batteries is permitted.

9. Suspending the race:

Competing yachts are permitted to suspend racing, e.g. during bad weather, or for needed repair works.

To be allowed to continue the race, the yacht has to go back to exactly the same position where the engine was started for propulsion.

During race suspension it is permitted to get technical assistance (e.g. from Safety Team, Sea Help, divers, sail makers, help from charterbase….) for restoring proper function of the yacht or crew.

In case of suspending the race due to assistance for other boats, the yacht has to go back to the position where the rhumb line was left, or the engine was started for propulsion. During this time all radio or mobile calls and the sailed track have to be logged minutely to hand over to the Jury to get regress (RDG).

Yachts planning to suspend racing 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 and 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 the race.

To ensure comprehensive monitoring, competitors are asked to carry at least one mobile phone on board, which number was registered at the race committee, and keep it switched on for the duration of the race. All participants are obliged to stay tuned to and monitor VHF-Channel 16 and 72 (channel used for regatta) when sailing.

Each team has to call the race committee twice a day at time specified, irrespective reception of roll-calls via VHF. Not calling the race committee can lead to DSQ.

Tactical or weather routing help from outside is permitted.

12. Organisation package:

The organisation package carries the costs for organizing work, race committee, ranking, registration fees in Croatia, tracking system, escorting boats, Safety Team, Sea Help, weather grib files, T-Shirts, pier party, welcome dinner, a buffet in Biograd at the prizegiving ceremony…

For the organisation package EUR 550,- per boat and EUR 125,- per crew member will be charged. (Included in the organisation package are 100HRK starting fee for each competitor for the Croatian Organizing Authority, the Yacht Club Biograd)

13. Charter of the yachts:

Bavaria Cruiser 41 Sport (B41S): € 3.220,- incl. Gennaker, Spinnaker and transit log
Bavaria 42 match (B42m): € 2.230,- incl. additional 140% Genoa and transit log

Exclusive charter partner of the RPC Race is:
Pitter GesmbH
Raimund-Obendrauf-Strasse 30
A-8230 Hartberg
Tel.: +43 (0)3332 66240
Fax: +43 (0)3332 66240-4

14. Registration and payment:

At registration an option on a yacht will be given which is limited to two weeks after receipt of the charter contract. The options on the yachts will be given according to incoming emails to Within the two weeks it will be necessary to:

  • sign and send back the charter contract to Pitter
  • pay a 50% deposit of the charter fee to Pitter Yachting
  • pay a deposit of the organisation package of € 100,- to the organising club
    Nautikverein sail attack: IBAN AT531400003010944006 BIC BAWAATWW

In compliance of these requirements the registration is confirmed, otherwise registration is not valid, the option expires and the next on the waitinglist will get an option.
Final payment of the charter fee is required until 31.12.2017.
Final payment of the organisation package, is required until 28.2.2018.

In case of cancellation until 30.11.2017 deposit payments will be returned only if substitute crews can be found. By cancellations later than 1.12.2017 return payment could be deducted by a fee to cover works of Pitter or sail attack or by discounts given to substitute crews.

15. Place Of Registration

Nautikverein sail attack

16. Trophies and prizes:

  • “Spirit of Palagruza Trophy” sponsered by Hartl Metall – A Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the crew of the first ship home
  • Trophies and medals for the first 3 boats in each of the one design classes
  • Challenge trophy for the most successful sailing club (for teams where all crew members belong to the same ISAF registered sailing club.)

17. Exclusion Of Liability:

Sailing regattas may be dangerous.
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 a boats decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone” (RRS 4)

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 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 signing the registration form.

18. event organiser and race supervision

Ronnie Zeiller
Nautikverein sail attack


Vienna, 9.1.2018 – Subject to modifications and amendments. © Nautical club sail attack/Ronnie Zeiller