Tuesday. 11. dezember 2007

Notice of race.

 Notice of race as pdf register here

1. Organizer:
The Round Palagruža Cannonball (RPC) sailing regatta is organised by the Nautic Club sail attack in cooperation with the Yacht Club Biograd.


2. Program for April 12th to 19th 2008:
Sat, 12.4.2008, check in at charter base Biograd
Sun, 13.4.2008, 10:00 Race briefing
Sun, 13.4.2008, 15:00 Start
Fri, 18.4.2008, 14:00 Pricegiving ceremony, Buffet
Sat, 19.4.2008, returning the yachts


3. Racing area:
Dalmatian coast including the islands Dugi Otok, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar and Palagruža.


4. Course:
Circular course with approx. 380 nautical miles:
Biograd - Ugljan (ports) - Dugi Otok (ports.) - 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.) ans 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 18, 2008 at 12:00am.


5. Rules and regulations:
The RPC will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2005-2008, 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.
Between sunset and sunrise RRS Part 2 will be replaced by Steering and Sailing Rules of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (1972).


6. Eligibility:
The race is open to Bavaria 42 match yachts with spinnakers of the Adriatic Challenge fleet, provided by Suntours.
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 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 18th 2008 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. Note that the tracking system is based on GSM mobile phone technology, with connection quality in the Palagruža area dubious. Therefore, tracking might be intermttent during the offshore leg of the race.
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 permitted.

All participants are obliged to stay tuned to and monitor Channel 16 VHF when sailing.


12. Organisation costs:
To cover costs for organizing work, race committee, ranking, registration fees in Croatia, tracking system, a buffet in Biograd at the prizegiving ceremony, ..... will depend on the number of participants and will be divided evenly among the crews.
An entry feeof EUR 800,- per boat and EUR 30,- per crew member will be charged, but any money left over after costs are covered will be divided evenly among the participating crews.

13. Charter of the Bavaria 42 match - yachts:
EUR 2.400,- minus 10% = 2.160,-
EUR 150,- for the spinnaker and EUR 120,- transit log to be paid on site.

Exclusive charter partner of the RPC Race is:
Suntours, Dr. Bernd Forstner
Maiffredygasse 11/3
A-8010 Graz
email: info@suntours.at
tel: +43 316 322 544


14. Registration and payment:
A deposit of 30% of the organisation fee is payable at registration ( EUR 240,- per crew) to the race account no:
IBAN: AT591400003010924013
A deposit of 30% of the charter fee is payable to Suntours at registration.
Registration is not valid before receipt of above payments.
Final payment of charter and entry fees (incl. EUR 30,- 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
Race organisation
c/o Ronnie Zeiller
Anzengruberstrasse 75/10 A-1140 Vienna
email: ronnie.zeiller@a1.net


17. Registration limits:
Only 18 registrations will be taken according to the date of down payment receipt.
After 18 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 winner.
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.


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. (RRS4)
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: 21. Race Supervision:
Nautic Club sail attack Sport Consult Ing. Mag. Gert Schmidleitner
Anzengruberstrasse 75/10 Abtsdorf 137; A-4864 Attersee
A-1070 Vienna tel.: +43 (0)7666 / 72 07
tel.: +43 (0)664 / 1830011 fax: +43 (0)7666 / 72 07 14
email: crew@sailattack.at email: schmidleitner@sportconsult.at

Vienna, 10.12.2007. Subject to modifications and amendments.
© Nautic Club sail attack