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EurILCA Team Racing 2023

Notice of Race

Co-ordinating Authority:
European Laser Class Association (EurILCA),
E-mail: entry@eurilca.eu

VALIDITY

The present NOR will be applied at those regattas constituting a series called EurILCA Team Racing here below show in this calendar table

Download NOR - Last update : 31 January, 2023
Event DateVenueEntry Closing DateEntry Fee
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

 

 

  1. RULES
    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. 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
    3.   Appendix D will apply including D2. All races will be umpired. All competitors shall bring their own red protest flag.
    4. If there is a conflict between languages the English text will prevail.
  2. ADVERTISING
    1. The event is “free advertising” as per World Sailing regulation 20.
    2. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.
  3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1On 1 March 2022, World Sailing published the following recommendations in reaction to the situation in Ukraine: https://www.sailing.org/2022/03/01/world-sailing-statement-6/. To help preserve the integrity and safety of the Team Racing series, entries shall be open to competitors of all nationalities, but not to competitors holding only Russian or Belarussian nationality.

3.2Only 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.

  1. 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)
  2. Sailors must have a valid World Sailing ID to enter a race. To register as an World Sailing Sailor go to: http://members.sailing.org/sailors/profile.php. To avoid scoring errors, sailors should ensure to use only one World Sailing ID for all entered regattas of the series.
  3. Admission by invitation only. The O.A. will invite and confirm teams from regions or clubs, consisting of 2 sailors (mandatory one woman and one man) in ILCA 6.
  1. AGE ELIGIBILITY
    1. Proof of age will be required at registration. Sailors should be at least 15 years old on the first day of the regatta.
    2. Each sailor not 18 years old on the first day of the regatta shall bring at registration a completed parent/guardian consent form. For the duration of the regatta, 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. They take the minors’ responsibility to race during the event.
    3. The responsible adult and competitor shall register together on site at the race office..
  2. ENTRY PROCEDURES
    1. Entries will open when the notice of race is published.
    2. To enter a EurILCA Team Race the team needs to be registered at the EurILCA.eu  website and enter for the Team Race he wish to enter .
    3. Application of entries must be submitted until the entry closing date as shown in table 1.
      1. he must provide the World Sailing sailor ID to the organizers
      2. he must be registered in the website eurilca.eu,
      3. his application will not necessarily be accepted at discretion of Organising Authority.
    4. After the closure of the registration, crew substitution of the registered sailor is not permitted.
  3. REGATTA FORMAT
    1. The event will be a two boats against two boats team race.
    2. The regatta regatta format and number of races will be determined by the Regatta Chairperson, Principal Race Officer, and Chief Umpire, and will consist of one or more round robin, semi-finals and Finals (if possible), as specified in the sailing instructions.

7PROGRAMS

7.1The programs of the individual regattas are detailed on the event mini-site of each EurILCA Team Race series  regatta located on the eurilca.eu website. Information regarding the time and date of the first start the first 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 Team race Series is a general document which includes all contents of the event mini-site of each regatta. A separate notice of race can be published as long as it contains what is in the general notice of race. Further information may be obtained from the website of the organising club and / or the Notice of Race of the individual regatta if any.

8.2     The starting order of teams competing and the format to be sailed will be posted on the Official Notice Board each day. If wind, weather or other contingencies make the completion of a current or an additional schedule round robin or series impractical, the regatta may be terminated and the results based on the standings at the completion of the immediate prior round robin(s) or series. If no round or series has been completed and the Regatta Chairperson, Principal Race Officer, and Chief Umpire determine that no round or series may be completed in the remaining time, the round or series in progress may be terminated or the format altered in order to conclude the championship and determine a winner.

  1. BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
    1. All competitors shall use only one hull, sail, mast, boom, centreboard and rudder. Depending of the event, some events will be provide by the organisers with boat some not.
  2. MEASUREMENTS/ INSPECTION

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 the technical committee, Jury or race committee.

  1. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The approved Sailing instructions for the EurILCA Team Race Series 2023 will be posted on the Official Notice Board ( electronic) and the EurILCA website if received on time.

  1. PROTESTS AND PENALTY SYSTEM
    1. Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.
    2. Scoring penalties will be applied as specified in sailing instructions.
  2. SCORING
    1. RRS Appendix D3 shall apply
  3. PRIZES                                                                                                                                                                        
  4.  Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 teams classified.
  5. SAFETY
    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. 
  6. TEAM AND SUPPORT VESSELS

Team and support vessels shall, at all times when afloat, be conspicuously identified. They must fill an accreditation form at the Race office before go afloat.

  1. MEDIA RIGHTS

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..

LIABILITY

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 Team race  Series regattas

19.2 Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk. See RRS 3, 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 event.

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.

19.5 A 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. Insurance requirements details for each regatta can be found in the regatta information below.

20.INSURANCE

 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.

 

21Event Quality assurance

The EurILCA representative

  1. 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 the class.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The competitors, after the regatta may receive an e.mail asking to fill a survey about the regatta.

 

  1. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

  1. CHANGES TO THE NOTICE OF RACE

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.

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