NOTICE OF RACE REPSOL TROPHY 2019

REPSOL TROPHY
ORC CRUISES, J80 AND FIGARO MONOTTYPES
(Luso/Galaica Cup of one designs J80)

 

1. ORGANIZATION

The REPSOL Trophy · Spring Regatta will be organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club (MRCYB) with the sponsorship of REPSOL.

2. PLACE AND DATES

It will be held in the waters of the Vigo estuary and the Bay of Baiona on May 1, 4 and 5, 2019.

3. RULES

3.1 The Regatta will be held in accordance with the provisions in force in the following regulations:

a) The “rules” as defined in the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 – 2020 (RRS).
b) The 2019 Cruise Technical Regulation and its annexes (RTC).
c) Respective regulations, with the adaptations made by the MRCYB for this regatta, of the J80 and Figaro one-design classes. [NP]
d) The IMS and ORC 2019 Regulations.
e) 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.

3.2 The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[NP] , it will not be a reason for protests between ships. This modifies Rule 60.1(a) RRS.

3.3 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] .

3.4 The penalty for infractions of the IR indicated as[SP] they will be fixed, without a hearing and imposed by the Regatta Committee in each test infringed during the day (modifies Rules 63.1 and A5 of the RRS).

4. PARTICIPANTS

4.1 Participation in this regatta is limited to boats with an ORC International or Club certificate valid for 2019, whose GPH is less than 770 s/mile, as well as the J80 and Figaro monotypes.

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
J80 class J80 monotypes
Figaro Class (**) Figaro Monotypes

(*) 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.

(**) The Figaros, if they do not achieve the minimum number of 3 to compete as a one design, will race in ORC with an estimated GPH, no claims being accepted in this regard.

4.3 To form a class, there must be a minimum of 5 registered (except in Figaros, which will be a minimum of 3).

4.4 One designs will only compete in their class and in real time.

5. ELIGIBILITY

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 2019.

6. ADVERTISING [NP] [DP]

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 each boat. All this would be provided at the MRCYB race office once your registration is confirmed.

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 races on the regatta course, at the club’s facilities or while at the regatta committee’s disposal.

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 may be published in any medium, such as television advertisements, editorial comments, information , advertising, etc

7. INSCRIPTIONS AND BONUSES

7.1 Entries will necessarily be formalized on the official form (it accompanies this document and/or is available at www.mrcyb.es).

7.2 The registration fees will be the following:

Class ORC – Discounted 50% (*) 40 euros – Rest 80 euros
Fígaros – Bonus 50% (*) 25 euros – Rest 50 euros
J80 – Discounted 50% (*) 30 euros – Rest 60 euros

(*) The 50% bonus will be applied only to those who have also participated in the COMUNICA TROPHY.

In addition, the participating boats in each and every one of the following regattas:

– Communicate Trophy
– Repsol Trophy
– Count of Gondomar Trophy

they will obtain free registration for the 34th Prince of Asturias Trophy.

7.3 The registration fees must be made in the name of the Monte Real Yacht Club by means of a transfer or payment made in the current account that is set out below (indicating the name of the boat):

ABANCA
Bayonne Branch
Account number: 2080-0559-23-3040003658
SWIFT: CAGLESMMXXX IBAN: ES92

7.4 To be accepted, an application for registration must be submitted or submitted with the following documentation:

• Registration form duly completed and signed.
• Photocopy of the updated licenses of all the crew members of the ship.
• For foreign athletes who do not have a federative license or athlete’s 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 and signed ORC measurement certificate (ORC fleet only).
• Certificate of payment of the annual fee of the Class Association (J80).
• 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.

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 by hand within the established period in:

MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
CAMPUS OF THE NATIONAL PARADOR, S/N
36300 BAIONA
EMAIL: secretaria@mrcyb.com
Phone: + 34 986 38 50 00

The documents for registration are available on our website: www.mrcyb.es

7.7 Final registration period
The final registration period for the regatta will be April 29, 2019. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to extend said period. If registrations are accepted after the deadline, the cost of these will be increased by 20%.

7.8 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 May 1, 2019.

7.9 Admission of Participants
The registration of a boat will not be accepted if, before the time indicated in section 7.8, it does not present the documents specified in 7.4 at the Regatta Office or does not have the approval of the Organizing Committee.

8. PROGRAM

8.1 The program of the event is as follows:

Tuesday, April 30

12:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Confirmation of inscriptions and registration

Wednesday, May 1st

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Presentation of documentation and delivery of Sailing Instructions

1:00 p.m. – Coastal tour all classes (departure in Bayona cove)

7:30 p.m. -Seafood dinner and tastings

Saturday, May 4

12:30 p.m. – Windward/Leeward all classes in the Cíes field and/or coastal route ending in the Baiona cove

7:30 p.m. – Seafood dinner and tastings

Sunday, May 5, 12:00 p.m.

12:00 Windward/Leeward all Classes in Campo de Cíes

4:30 p.m. and awards ceremony and later pincho

8.2 On Sunday, May 5, no attention signal will be given later than 2:30 p.m. GPS time.
8.3 A maximum of 5 tests are scheduled for all classes. The regatta will be valid for classes that have held and scored at least one test.
8.4 The Sailing Instructions may introduce variations in the routes or in the scheduled program, depending on the circumstances that occur, mainly weather.

9. INSPECTION AND MEASUREMENTS [DP]

Measurements and daily checks of certificates and safety may be carried out by the measurement committee on regatta days.

10. SCORE

10.1 The Low Score System Appendix A4 of the RRS will apply.

10.2 There will be no discards.

11. COMPENSATION SYSTEM AND RANKINGS

11.1 ORC rankings will be established according to one of the following compensation systems:

For cruise, compound route, and if not possible:
a) Applying the values specified in each certificate for Ocean PCS, if the wind is stable.
b) Offshore OSN, if there are large roles and oscillations in wind intensity.
All 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 One design classes will only qualify in real time.

12. SECURITY [NP] [DP]

12.1 The safety of the regatta is considered as Category 4, in accordance with the Special Rules of Regatta of the World Sailing (for one designs they will be specific to them).

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.

13. PRIZES

The list of prizes will be exposed in the TOA, in view of the participants and registered, before the start of the 1st test.

14. BERTHS

The boats formally registered in this regatta that do not belong to the MRCYB fleet, will have a reserved mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the exclusive responsibility of the owner or skipper), free of charge at the MRCYB, during the days of the regatta and until Sunday. May 5th.

15. COMMUNICATIONS [NP] [DP]

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 have an operational VHF radio receiver installed on board, equipped with at least VHF channels 09 (156.450Mhz), 16 (156.800Mhz) and 72 (156.610Mhz).

16. OFFICIAL SOCIAL ACTS

16.1 The award ceremony will take place on the terrace of the MRCYB, once the general classifications of the tests have been published on May 5, 2019 (approximately 4:30 p.m.).

16.2 Scheduled social events:

Wednesday, May 1st,

7:30 p.m. – Seafood dinner and Martin-Miller Gin & Royal Bliss tasting

Saturday, May 4,

7:30 p.m. – Seafood dinner and Martin-Miller Gin & Royal Bliss tasting

Sunday, May 5,

4:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony and later pincho

17. LIABILITY

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

17.2 The Monte Real Club de Yates, the organizing authority or any other person or body involved in the organization of the event, rejects any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a result of participating in the tests covered by this Notice of Race.

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

“It is the sole responsibility of a ship to decide whether to participate in a
test or if it continues in regatta”.

MRCYB April 2019

Repsol Trophy
· Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy
5th Rafael Olmedo Memorial
Baitra Social League Final – MRCYB
Count of Gondomar Trophy
Prince of Asturias Trophy
· National Sailing Awards
· 5th Solidarity Vertiathlon
J80 Class Fall League

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