The Comunica Trophy will be organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates (MRCYB), with the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo.


It will be held in the waters of the Vigo estuary and Baiona bay, on Saturday, April 24, 2021.


The regatta will be run according to the provisions in force of the following regulations:

to. The “rules” as defined in the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2021 – 2024 (RRV).
b. The 2021 Cruise Technical Regulation and its annexes (RTC).
c. Respective regulations with the adaptations made by the MRCYB for this regatta of the J80 and Figaros one-design classes.
d. The IRC and ORC Regulations 2021.
and. World Sailing Special Rules for Offshore Regattas, Category 4 (ORC).
F. This Announcement of Race.
g. The Sailing Instructions, which may modify any of the previous sections.
h. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[DP] indicates that your penalty may be lighter than disqualification if the protest committee so decides. The abbreviation for the discretionary penalty imposed pursuant to this instruction shall be[DPI] .
i. [NP] [DP] Annex A Security protocol in relation to COVID-19.


4.1 Participation in this regatta is limited to boats with an ORC International or Club certificate valid for the year 2021, whose GPH is less than 770 s/mile, as well as the one designs J80 and Fígaros.

4.2 Groups and Classes:

An ORC group is established that will be divided into classes, as well as those of the different monotypes:

Cruise (*) ORC
Special Open (**) ORC Open
J80 class J80 monotypes
Figaro Class (***) Figaro Monotypes
Class A2 ORC Double Handed

(*) In ORC, in view of the registrations made and as soon as their effective participation in the regatta is verified, the Regatta Committee and Organizing Committee will establish the classes and cuts of the same, seeking the greatest possible equity, not admitting claims about it.

(**) In the Special Open Class only boats that do not enter the classes indicated in (*) will be admitted. This class will have to fill out a registration form with specifications of material on board.
In any case, the Regatta Committee and the Organizing Committee of the regatta will have the power to include, at their discretion, in the Open Class the boats they deem appropriate, not admitting claims in this regard.

4.3 To form a class, there must be a minimum of 6 registered (except in Figaros, which will be a minimum of 3).

4.4 The one designs J80 and Figaro will compete only in their class and in real time.


5.1 Participants must comply with the eligibility conditions reflected in Regulation 19 of the World Sailing and the prescriptions of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation related to said regulation.

5.2 Participants of nationality or legal residence in Spain must be in possession of the athlete’s federation license for 2021.


6.1 Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20 of World Sailing and the Advertising and Competition Regulations of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.

6.2 In accordance with World Sailing Regulation 20, participants may be required to display advertising on the forward 20% of the hull on each side of the boat and on the sides of the boom, as well as possible advertising pennants on the backstay of the boat. each boat. All this would be provided at the MRCYB race office (*) once your registration is confirmed.
(*) Also on Saturday the 24th, at the RCN Vigo regatta office, the regatta instructions and stickers will be handed out.

6.3 Modifications to the stickers provided by the organizing committee are not allowed. Violation of this IR will entail a penalty of 2 places in the test.

6.4 The Monte Real Club de Yates reserves the right to demand the elimination or substitution of any type of publicity, message or image displayed during the celebration of the event of the boats or the equipment of their crew members, which does not comply with the moral and ethical standards of general acceptance (Regulation 20 of the World Sailing) or contravene the interests of the organizing club. This includes holding the races on the regatta course, in the club’s facilities or while at the disposal of the Regatta Committee.

6.5 The owner or skipper of the boat with advertising will be asked to indicate or show the type of advertising that will be displayed during the celebration of the regatta, for the approval of the organizing committee.

6.6 The participating owners and crews grant their authorization to the MRCYB so that any photograph, image or video of people or boats taken during the days of the regatta
can be published in any medium, such as television ads, editorial comments, information, advertising, etc…


7.1 The deadline for registration of registrations will be April 21 until 8:00 p.m.

7.2 The inscriptions will necessarily be formalized in the official form.

7.3 Registration will be FREE. In addition, the participating vessels will have:

7.3.1 50% discount on the cost of registration for the Repsol Trophy to be held on May 1 and 2.

7.3.2 A boat participating in each and every one of the following regattas:

– Communicate Trophy (free)
– Repsol Trophy (50% discount)
– Count of Gondomar Trophy (25% discount)

7.4 The registration must be submitted or submitted with the following documentation:

– Registration form duly filled and signed.
– Updated licenses of all the ship’s crew.
– For foreign athletes who do not have a federative license or athlete medical insurance that insures them in the event of an accident, they must prove that they have insurance against accidents and illness valid in Spain.
– Valid ORC measurement certificate (ORC fleet only).
– Photocopy of civil liability insurance and damage to third parties for a minimum coverage of €336,556 and coverage for all crew members on board and policy extension for participation in non-professional regattas.
– List of security elements (depending on whether ORC or Monotype) duly covered and signed. – Appropriate qualification for the management of the boat.

7.5 The application for registration must have the approval of the Organizing Committee of the Monte Real Club de Yates.

7.6 The documents will be sent or presented at the MRCYB before 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 24 at:

National Parador Enclosure, s/n – 36300 Baiona
phone + 34 986 38 50 00

The documents for registration are available on our website

7.7 Registration of Participants: Each owner or skipper must register and personally sign the registration form at the MRCYB regatta office (*) before 11:00 a.m. on April 24, 2021

7.8 The registration of a boat will not be accepted if, before the time indicated in paragraph 7.6, it does not present the documents specified in 7.3 at the regatta office (*) or does not have the approval of the organizing committee.

(*) On Saturday the 24th until 11am, at the RCN Vigo regatta offices, participants will also be able to confirm registrations and will be given the Regatta Instructions and advertising stickers for the boats.

7.9 The Organizing Committee reserves the right to admit registrations after the indicated date.


8.1 The program of the event is as follows:

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Confirmation of entries-registration / Presentation of documentation / Delivery of Regatta Instructions and advertising stickers

2:00 p.m. – – Attention signal (near the port of Vigo) Coastal VIGO-BAIONA 15 miles approximately

7:00 p.m. (approx.) – Awards Ceremony at the MRCYB

8:30 p.m. Bus available to return from the MRCYB to the RCNV

8.2 After the awards ceremony, a Baiona – RCN Vigo bus will leave for sailors who request it at the time of registration.

8.3 The Sailing Instructions will show the different courses that can be done for all or for the different classes.


Measurements and certificate and safety checks may be carried out by the measurement committee before and after the regatta.


The Low Score System Appendix A4 of the RRV will apply.


11.1 ORC rankings will be established according to one of the following compensation systems:
to. Composite path.
b. Coastal Regatta (stable winds or OSN if there are large roles and variations of the wind, all of this always at the discretion of the regatta official, not admitting claims in this regard.

11.2 Class classifications will be established (provided that the provisions of points 4.2. and 4.3 are met).

11.3 The monotype classes will only qualify in real time.


12.1 The safety of the regatta is considered Category 4 (ORC) in accordance with the World Sailing Special Regatta Rules (for one designs it will be a specific one adapted for it).

12.2 The participants undertake to carry on board, under their responsibility, the updated regulatory documentation of the vessel, as well as the appropriate qualification for the management of the vessel and the navigation to be carried out.


The list of prizes will be exposed in the TOA and the club’s website in view of the participants and registered, before the start of the test.


The boats formally registered in this regatta and that do not belong to the MRCYB fleet, will have a free mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the exclusive responsibility of the owner or skipper) reserved in the MRCYB during the regatta day (April 24).

The free mooring can be extended until Saturday, May 8, if the boats participate in the REPSOL Trophy on May 1 and 2, 2021.

Likewise, boats based in other estuaries than Vigo, in addition to being able to benefit from the conditions expressed, can contact the sports director in case they have other needs.


15.1 The Race Committee will use channel 72 VHF for its communications during the celebration of the tests.

15.2 All participating boats must carry on board an operational VHF radio receiver equipped, at a minimum, with VHF channels 09 (156.450Mhz), 16 (156.800Mhz) and 72 (156.610Mhz).


The award ceremony will take place at the MRCYB on the day of the regatta, Saturday April 24.


17.1 All boats participating in the regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility.

17.2 The Monte Real Club de Yates, as the Organizing Committee, or any other person or body involved in the organization of the event, rejects any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that could happen to people or things, both on land and at sea. , What
consequence of participating in the tests covered by this Notice of Race.

17.3 Attention is drawn to the Fundamental Rule 4 DECISION TO RACE, of part 1 of the RRS which states:

“It is the sole responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a test or continue in a regatta”

April 2021