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Europa Cup Trophy 2024

Notice of Race

Co-ordinating Authority:
European Laser Class Association (EurILCA),


The present NOR will be applied at those regattas constituting a series called Europa Cup Trophy here below show in this calendar table

Download NOR - Last update : 21 March, 2024
Event DateVenueEntry Closing DateEntry Fee
2 February - 4 February, 2024 Europa Cup Portugal, Second Qualifier for Portugal District - Portimão, Portugal 25 January, 202455€ (EUR)
7 March - 10 March, 2024 Europa Cup Spain - Pollensa, Spain 2 March, 202490€ (EUR)
2 May - 5 May, 2024 Europa Cup Italy - Punta Ala, Italy 25 April, 2024120€ (EUR)
9 May - 12 May, 2024 Europa Cup Switzerland - Neuchâtel, Switzerland 8 May, 2024120€ (EUR)
24 May - 26 May, 2024 Europa Cup Czech Repubic - Nechranice, Czech Republic 22 May, 202490€ (EUR)
25 June - 27 June, 2024 Europa Cup Poland - Gdańsk, Poland 17 June, 202480€ (EUR)
6 July - 9 July, 2024 Europa Cup Germany - Rostock-Warnemünde / Baltic Sea, Germany 28 June, 2024120€ (EUR)
6 September - 8 September, 2024 Europa Cup Austria - Attersee, Austria 16 August, 202490€ (EUR)
13 September - 15 September, 2024 Europa Cup Slovenia - Koper, Slovenia 6 September, 202490€ (EUR)
19 December - 22 December, 2024 Europa Cup Malta - Mellieha Bay, Malta 30 November, 2024100€ (EUR)
28 December - 31 December, 2024 Europa Cup Croatia - Hvar, Croatia 20 December, 2024100€ (EUR)
For more details about each venue, including, rental boats, late entry fees, accommodation and travel arrangements, link to the website of the organizers, you can click on the "Country-venue" in the table above.
TBA: To be announced

For events in  FRA,ITA, BEL and GER payments in advance are required as stated in NoR 6.5.Only when payment is completed the entry is confirmed. EurILCA could close earlier those three events if Pre entry and payment is reaching the limit. For those three events if the entry is reach there will be no late entries accepted and also on site.

For more details about each venue, including links to entry forms, late entry fees, accommodation and travel arrangements, please see  Venue Information by visiting the EurILCA Europa Cup website at:



2   ​​     RULES

2.1        Each regatta will be governed by the “rules” as defined in the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).   The prescriptions of the National Authority will not apply. .

2.2          ILCA class rule 7 (a) is restricted as follows “only one person shall be on board whilst racing. The person shall be named on the entry form

2.3          Appendix P will apply with the following changes:   

 2.3 a.  If a first penalty is signalled after a boat has crossed the finish line, the penalty will be a 10% Scoring Penalty without a hearing calculated as stated in RRS 44.3(c) without a hearing. However, she shall not be scored worse than DSQ.                                                                                                                                                                    


 2.3.b RRS P4 is replaced with “An action by the jury under RRS P1.2 shall not be grounds for a request for redress by a boat under RRS 60.1(b). The jury may initiate a redress hearing and may give redress for an action under RRS P1.2 by a member of the jury or its designated observer”.

2.4          If there is a conflict between languages the English text will prevail.

2.5          Sails shall have the full sail number AND NATIONAL LETTERS in accordance with the Class Rules and RRS. The national letters shall denote the National Authority of which the sailor is a member in accordance with RRS 75.2 and with 2.1 Entry regulations above. This changes RRS Appendix G 1.1.

2.6 Covid-19 protocol will apply depending of each country in coordination with their national Authority.


3.1       The event is “free advertising” as per World Sailing regulation 20.

3.2       Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.


4.1       On 1 March 2022, World Sailing published the following recommendations in reaction to the situation in Ukraine: To help preserve the integrity and safety of the EurILCA Europa Cup Trophy, entries shall be open to competitors of all nationalities, but not to competitors holding only Russian or Belarussian nationality.

4.2 Only current fully paid members of ILCA may enter the regatta. These memberships shall be with the Fleet/District Association and with the World Sailing National Authority of the country, where the sailor normally sails, even though such place may not be his permanent residence; however, such member, for any valid reason and with the approval of both District Chairperson, may select instead the Fleet/District and the World Sailing National Authority in which he has permanent residence in accordance with the ILCA constitution article 10 (3) and ILCA rule part two article 9. The sailor can only be member of one Fleet/District Association. The World Sailing number of the sailor must be with the World Sailing National Authority as defined above. This rule does not apply to competitors holding only Russian or Belarussian nationality

4.3   During registration each sailor will be required to show clear written evidence of current membership of their national class Association. Sailors must to present their ILCA or EurILCA proof of membership (the EurILCA electronic card)

4.4  Sailors must have a valid World Sailing ID to enter a race. To register as an World Sailing Sailor go to: To avoid scoring errors, sailors should ensure to use only one World Sailing ID for all entered regattas of the series.

4.5  The sailor will be scored as member of the District they belong


5.1.a      Proof of age will be required at registration

5.1.b      Each sailor under 18 years old on the first day of the event shall bring at registration a completed parent/guardian consent form. For the duration of the event, each sailor under 18 years old shall be supervised by the responsible adult named on the parent/guardian consent form sailor shall bring at registration a completed parent/guardian consent form. This responsible person take the minors’ responsibility to race during the event.

5.1.c      The responsible adult and competitor shall register together on site at the race office.

5.1.d      Competitors are divided and scored in the following categories:

·          ILCA 7: Overall, Under 21 (born 2004-2007), Boys Under 19 (born 2006-2007),

·          ILCA 6 Women: Overall, Women Under 21 (born 2004-2007), Women Under 19 (born 2006-2009), Girls Under 17 (born 2008-2009)

·         ILCA 6 Men: Overall, Boys Under 19 (born 2006-2009), Boys Under 17 (born 2008-2009),

·         ILCA 4 Boys: Overall (born 2006-2011), Boys Under 16, (born 2009 – 2012)

·          ILCA 4 Girls: Overall, Girls Under 16 (born 2009 – 2012).

5.1.e      The ILCA 4 eligibility is restricted to sailors who are born in 2012 or earlier having his/her 12th birthday before the first day of the race.

The ILCA 7 eligibility is restricted to sailors who are born in 2006 or earlier .

The ILCA 6 eligibility is restricted to sailors who are born in 2008 or earlier.

2024 Categories 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 +
Class/Rig Sex/ Birth Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004  
ILCA 4 Boys NO Under 16 Under 18 NO
Girls/women NO Under 16 Under 18 Open Women
ILCA 6 Boys/Men NO Under 17 Under 19 Open
Girls/Women NO Under 17 Under 19 Under 21 F Open
 ILCA 7 Boys/Men NO Under 19 Under 21 M Open


6.1       Entries will open when the notice of race is published.

6.2       To enter a Europa Cup regatta a sailor needs to be registered at the  website and enter for the Europa Cup he wish to enter .

6.3       Application of entries must be submitted until the entry closing date as shown in table 1.

6.4       When a sailor fills his first application to enter the regatta at the venue without having previously registered and completed the electronic form on the website (item 6.2 above) by the entry closing date,

6.4.a      he must provide the World Sailing sailor ID to the organizers

6.4.b      he must be registered in the website,

6.4.c      if it does not follow those prescriptions, the regatta's result cannot be scored in the  EurILCA Europa Cup Trophy.

6.4.d      to his boat will be charged the late entry fee (some Europa Cups required also an early payment before the closing date of entry to avoid late entry fees)

6.4.e      his application will not necessarily be accepted at discretion of Organising Authority.

6.5       Entry fee payment  is normally due on site (Some exceptions).
When the event's organizing committee requires the payment of the entry fee till the entry closing date, and that has been reported in the essential information page published at the Eurilca website, and to do this the sailor must fill the organizer's electronic form, for the event organizer to pay on line.
The application made on the Eurilca website will be the proof of entry and no additional late entry fee must be charged to the sailor except when payment is required by the organiser prior to the entry closing

6.6       Any sailor who has not finalized the registration at the race office of the organizing yacht club, by the registration closing time, will be removed from the list of sailors and will not be scored at that event.
This also applies to sailors who have complied with all other entry requirements.

6.7       After the closure of the registration, crew substitution of the registered sailor is not permitted.

7        SCHEDULE

7.1       There are two races a day for a 4 day racing series and three races a day on the first two days of a 3 day series with 2 races on the last day. Else if only 2 races a day are scheduled, a third race may be sailed when in delay with the program, with the agreement of the EuILCA representative. Never a fourth race may be sailed in the same day, if that happens, cannot be counted in the score.

7.2       The race committee may decide to split some or all of the classes into groups where each class has more than 60 entries. This split is mandatory if the entries of a single class are more than 85.   A grouping system will be used and the colours will be re-assigned every day as specified in the sailing instructions.

7.3       If the fleet is split as per 7.2 above, and at least 4 races were sailed, the last day the fleet will be divided in Gold and Silver fleets ( and bronze and emerald if in case ) and raced in “finals” format.


8.1 The programs of the individual regattas are detailled on the event mini-site of each EurILCA Europa Cup regatta located on the website. Information regarding the time and date of the first start the fist day of racing and last start possible on the last day are also located on the event mini site of each regatta. The notice of race of the EurILCA Europa cup is a general documentwhich includes all contents of the event mini-site of each regatta.Further information may be obtained from the website of the organising club and / or the notice of race of the individual regatta if any.


9.1       All competitors shall use only one hull, sail, mast, boom, centreboard and rudder. The EurILCA Europa Cup Trophy will be sailed in Laser class boats as recognized by World Sailing , commonly sold under the brand name ”ILCA”or”Laser”. All boats must have a valid World Sailing Plaque attached in accordance with the ILCA class rules to the aft face of the cockpit.

9.2       Sails shall have the full sail number and NATIONAL LETTERS in accordance with the Class Rules and the RRS. The national letters shall denote the National Authority of which the sailor is a member in accordance with RRS 75.2 and with the Notice of Race clause 4.1 Eligibility and Entry Regulations. This changes RRS Appendix G 1.1.

9.3       Women competitors shall place a red diamond on each side of their sail (back to back) in compliance with ILCA class rule 4(g).


10.1       Boat and equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules, wet clothing rules and sailing instructions at the discretion of, race committee, including the class measurer or the international jury.

10.2 Inspection of the sails might be perform before the beginning of the event and before registration.


11.1       The approved Sailing instructions for the Europa Cup 2024 will be posted on the Official Notice Board( electronic notice board) and the EurILCA website if received on time. 


Trapezoid courses will be used with inner and outer loops or windward leeward courses.


12.1     Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

12.2     Scoring penalties will be applied as specified in Sailing instructions.12.3   

14     SCORING

13.1     The single EurILCA Europa Cup regattas

13.1.a    Where a fleet is split into Gold and Silver groups, the 1st ranked in the silver fleet will be ranked in the subsequent place of the gold fleet; that concept is extended when we have more groups, bronze, emerald.

13.1.b    Where men and women fleets sail together (in ILCA 6 and ILCA 4 Fleets) the men and women will be ranked separately by simply extracting the women's positions from the overall positions and rescored as 1st, 2nd, ... etc.

13.2     The EurILCA Europa Cup Trophy 2024 overall

·         The assigned score corresponds to the final position in each event.

·         Sailors sailing a boat only scored as DNC, DNF, DNS, DSQ, DNE, OCS, UFD, NSC, BFD will have a score equal to the number of entries plus one.

·         Sailors having not yet sailed any event, will take 3 times the score based on the higher number of competitors in the same class plus one, Each time they sail a regatta, that penalty will be substituted by his score taken at the respective event.

·         The sum of the best 3 scores (lower) at EurILCA Europa Cup regattas determines the competitor's total ranking score.

·         Scoring for series results in any of these above categories shall be made by extraction from the overall series results without rescoring.

·         The EurILCA Europa Cup trophy final ranking will be available at after the last EurILCA Europa Cup of the year.

15     PRIZES


Prizes are assigned following age categories as per item 5.1.d:

·        ILCA 7: Overall, Under 21 (born 2004-2007), Boys Under 19 (born 2006-2007),

·          ILCA 6 Women: Overall, Women Under 21 (born 2004-2007), Women Under 19 (born 2006-2009), Girls Under 17 (born 2008-2010)

·          ILCA 6 Men: Overall, Boys Under 19 (born 2006-2009), Boys Under 17 (born 2008-2010),

·          ILCA 4 Boys: Overall (born 2007-2012), Boys Under 16 (born 2007 – 2012)

·         ILCA 4 Girls: Overall, Girls Under 16 (born 2009 – 2012).

Additional prizes can be awarded by the organisers.

15.2     EurILCA Europa Cup 2024 regatta and EurILCA Europa Cup Overall trophy

  • Prizes will be awarded to at the first 3 places in each overall category and for the first in each sub category noted in item 15.1 above for a EurILCA Europa Cup regatta.
  • EurILCA prizes will be awarded for the EurILCA Europa Cup overall Troply.In 2024, brand new sails will be awarded to each winner of an overall category. Competitors who have participated in at least 3 of the Europa Cup regattas during 2024 will be in a draw for a brand new sail. One sail will be draw for each overall ranking except the winner (who is receiving already one sail).

16     SAFETY

16.1     Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices at all times when afloat, except briefly when changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. .

16.2     Each event may introduce a Check-in and Check-out system, which will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions for each relevant event.


17.1     Team and support vessels shall, at all times when afloat, be conspicuously identified by the country name, national letters or national flag of the team they represent. They must fill an accreditation form at the Race office before go afloat.


18.1    By entering the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organizing Authorities and Media Services providers the right in perpetuity to make, use, and show from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped, or filmed television and other reproduction of them, taken during the period of the event, without compensation and without the competitor’s approval of such images or any use thereof.


19.1     The Sailing Clubs, the National Authorities, EurILCA, their officers, members and volunteers do not accept liability for loss of life or property, personal injury or damage caused by or arising out of the EurILCA Europa Cup.

19.2 All those taking part in an event do so at their own risk and responsibility. Attention is drawn to the RRS Fundamental Rule 3 – Decision to Race, which states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”.

19.3 The establishment of the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions in no way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibilities of a competitor being solely and entirely responsible for the management of a boat he or she is sailing.

19.4 A competitor shall maintain their boat in a safe and seaworthy condition.


20.1     Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of €2,000,000 (2 million Euros) per event or equivalent there of in any other currency.

20.2     Each competitor is wholly and exclusively responsible for third party liability insurance on the boat that he or she is sailing and for his or her personal accident and health insurance.

20.3     Each competitor is wholly and exclusively responsible to maintain his boat in a safe and seaworthy condition checking it before go afloat.

21     Event Quality assurance

The EurILCA representative

a)      The EurILCA appoints a representative who will be responsible of the Europa Cup regatta Quality Assurance; he will be call to fill an assessment form about the regatta.
The representative can be an already EurILCA District Officer or an experienced in sailing person.

b)      The representative will be on site to cooperate with the local EurILCA District Officer, the Organizing Committee Chairman, the PRO, the Jury Chairman for the best success of the event and for any matter related to EurILCA or the Sailing Instructions.

1.       He/she will take the decisions with PRO / RC / OC about the daily regatta's schedule and about safety when there are weather or wind unfavorable conditions.

2.       Every further changes in Sis made on-site must be approved by the Eurilca Representative in cooperation with the organisers, race committee and the jury.

c)       The competitors, may refer to him/ her for any question or need raised at the event. He will refer to the PRO /OC to clarify or solve any issue.

d)      The competitors, after the regatta may receive an e.mail asking to fill a survey about the regatta.


22.1     Additional information will be notified either from the EurILCA or from individual organising clubs.


This Notice of Race may be subject to amendments which will be identified in the Notice of Race and noted on the top of this notice of race.