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VI Velanium Trophy

2015

Club Nàutic El Balís

Sant Andreu de Llavaneres – Barcelona (Spain)

Catalonia Winter Series #3

 29er  February, 9th-14th (Eurocup #1)

420    February, 13th-15th

 

NOTICE OF RACE

1 - DATE, VENUE AND ORGANISING AUTHORITYThe Velanium Trophy will be held at Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, February 9th to 15th, 2015. The Organizing Authority for the regatta is the Club Nàutic El Balís and the Federació Catalana de Vela (FCV) in association with the 29er Class Association and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

2 - ADVERTISING AND BOW NUMBERS

All boats may be required to display bow numbers and advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

3 - ELEGIBILITY

3.1 The ISAF Eligibility Code will apply. A boat entered in the regatta must meet the class rules for membership of each class association. All members of Spanish crews must have a Spanish Sailing Federation membership card valid for year 2014.

3.2 Competitors under 18 of age shall present a signed and completed parent (or guardian) consent and declaration form at registration. The forms are available for download on the event website: http://velanium.com/parental_consent_47.html

4 - REGISTRATION

Competitors shall register at the Race Office and complete all required registration and equipment inspection formalities before racing

 5- SCHEDULE

29er

February 9th

15:30 – 20:00 Registration at the race office

 February 10th

10:00 – 14:00 and 15:30 – 20:00 Registration at the Race Office

 February 11th -13th

11:30 Warning sign for the 1st race

 February 14th

11:30 Warning sign for the 1st race

No Warning signs after 15:30

Price giving ceremony as soon as possible after the last race. 

420

February 12th

10:00 – 14:00 and 15:30 – 20:00 Registration at the Race Office

 February 13th-14th

11:30 Warning sign for the 1st race

 February 15th

11:30 Warning sign for the 1st race

No Warning signs after 15:30

Price giving ceremony as soon as possible after the last race. 

5.1.a For 29er class, a maximum of 16 races will be sailed, up to 5 per day.

5.1.b For 420 class, a maximum of 9 races will be sailed, up to 3 per day.

5.2 A minimum of 3 races for the 29er and 2 races for 420 is necessary to make the regatta valid.

5.3 One discard with four valid races. Two discards with 9 or more valid races.

5.4 Rescheduling of races may be made at the discretion of the Race Committee.

5.5 Races not completed as scheduled may be sailed at a later time or day during the regatta. However, for the 29er class, not more than five races per day will be sailed.

5.6 Any changes to the start time will be posted on the clubhouse notice board by 20.00 hrs of the preceding day.

5.7 The regatta may consist of qualifying series and final series if it is

decided to split the fleet in two groups based on the number of registered boats.

6 - RULES

6.1 The regatta will be governed as defined in RRS.

6.2 For 29er Class only, RRS 44.1 is amended so that the two turns is replaced by one turn, including one tack and one gybe.

6.3 Appendix P will be applied.

7 - ENTRY

7.1 Entry forms must be filled up directly at the event web site. Both, sailors and coaches entry forms, can be found at http://www.velanium.com

7.2 All entries will be displayed on the event website.

8 - ENTRY FEES AND REGISTRATION

8.1.a For 29er class, sailors entry fee is EURO 200 per boat until January 20th, 2014 and EURO 250 as of February 10th, 2014

8.1.b For 420 class, sailors entry fee is EURO 100 per boat until January 20th, 2014 and EURO 150 as of February 10th, 2014

8.2 Coaches entry fee is fixed in EURO 60.00. It includes the support boat launching and mooring during the regatta.

8.3 Payments must be sent by bank transfer free of charges to the account

IBAN: ES51 0073 0100 5904 6675 4275

SWIFT: OPENESMM

8.4 Registration is subject to the presentation of the following documents:

 

·      Third party liability insurance covering a minimum amount of € 500.000

·      For Spanish sailors only, a valid sailing federation license

·      420 Class boats shall present a valid Measurement Certificate

·      Parental authorization for minors (under 18’s)

·      29er Class sailors shall have the class code valid for 2014 (helm and crew)

·      ALL SUPPORT BOATS SHALL BE REGISTERED WITH THE ORGANIZING AUTHORITY AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE LOCAL LEGISLATION AND EVENT SUPPORT BOAT REGULATIONS.

·      ALL COACHES AND TEAM LEADERS SHALL PRESENT THE COACH BOAT INSURANCE. SPANISH COACHES SHALL PRESENT A VALID TECHNICAL LICENSE (RFEV)

9 - MEASUREMENT

9.1 Hulls, spars, blades and sails must be in conformity with the Rules of the Class Associations.

9.2 The Race Committee may check all boats and crews before, during and after the races.

10 - SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The Sailing Instructions will be available at the regatta office from 15:30 the February 9th.

11 - SCORING SYSTEM

The Low Point scoring system of RRS Appendix A will apply.

12 - ADVERTISING

Advertising is permitted as from Class Rules.

13 - PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded at least to the first three (3) placed boats of the overall results list and the females results list in each class.

14 - LIABILITIES

13.1 All those participating in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility.

14.2 The Organizing Committee or any person or body involved in the organization of the event rejects any responsibility whatsoever for any losses, damages, injuries or inconveniences that may occur to persons or things, both ashore and afloat, as a consequence of the participation in the races covered by this Notice of Race.

14.3 Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4, Decision to Race, RRS Part 1 which establishes: "The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”

14.4 The wording in the NOR Appendix to the RRS says: “Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk”. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta. It is the competitor’s decision to enter the regatta or to start and continue in any race.

14.5 Competitors shall accept that their participation in the regatta is at their exclusive risk in every respect.

15 - RIGHT TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS

In participating in the Velanium Trophy any competitor automatically grants to the Organizing Authority and the sponsors of the regatta the right in perpetuity, to make, use and show, from time to time and at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition for the said regatta in which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said Velanium Trophy without compensation.

16 - INSURANCE

All boats competing in the regatta shall have third party insurance cover of not less than € 500.000 or equivalent thereof in any other currency for any accident.

17 – CHARTER BOATS

A small quantity of 29er boats can be chartered during this event. For more info contact the organization.

18 - CONTACT

Eduard Rodés

Tel +34 639493233

e-mail: e_rodes@yahoo.com

Skype: Velanium

19 - ACCOMODATION (preceded with * are the closest to the harbour)

Hotel Atenea Port

http://www.hotelateneaport.com/en/

Resort & Spa Hotel Colón

www.hotel-colon.net

*Hotel Castell de Mata

www.hotelcastelldemata.com

Best Western Hotel Jet

http://www.hoteljet.net/

Kalima

www.kalima-caldes.com

Romaní

www.romani-caldes.com

Hotel Estrac

h.estrac.caldese@diba.es

Alberg Municipal Can Soleret

albergcansoleret@ajmataro.es

Hotel Ibis Mataró  

 www.ibishotel.com

Rent apartments

www.fotocasa.es

www.homeway.com

www.idealista.com


 

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