YC HOST

27.04.  -  01.05. 2012.

Vis - Sv.Andrija - Palagruža - Vis

NOTICE OF RACE 2012

1.  ORGANIZER:
Yachting  club "HOST" – Vladimira Nazora 34, VIS, tel/fax +38521398-233, mobil. +385911510415 
e-mail: mail@yc-host.com 

2.  RULES:
International Racing Rules of Sailing ISAF 2009-2012 (RRS).
ISAF Offshore Special Regulations  Category 2 Races
Between the official times for sunset and sunrise the right of way rules of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCAS) shall replace the Rules of RRS Part  2.
Notice of Race.
Sailing Instructions.
Race Committee and Organizer notices  which will be posted at least  2 (two) hours before the start of the race. Notices may change Sailing instructions.

3.  ELIGIBILITY: 
Monohull boats with length over all greater than 10.50 m (LOA) – 35 feet :

Division OPEN, according to length over all (LOA)

Aditional divisions:

Division MINI TRANSAT 650 Open
Division CLASS 40 Open
Division IRC, Boats having a current and valid IRC rating certificate for 2012. are eligible to compete in an additional IRC division, apart from main OPEN division.
Division ORC, Boats having a current and valid ORC rating certificate for 2012. are eligible to compete in an additional ORC division, apart from main OPEN division.

Not eligible - Boats with hiking trapezes, sliding platforms and platforms which are not part of hull construction

4. ROUTE
Vis-Dubrovnik -Palagruža-Vis
Non stop
Length of the course: cca. 225 NM
Mandatory mark close to Dubrovnik is island Sv.Andrija
Organizer reserves the right to change or shorten the course

5. ADVERTISING:
Regatta has advertising category C according to ISAF regulation 20, Advertising Code. The Organizing Authority may require all competitors to display bow decals at first 20% of the hull length.

6. LENGTS OVER ALL MEASUREMENT (LOA):
The straight line measurement from the foremost part of the boat to the aftermost part of the boat, measured parallel to the centerline and to the design waterline. Integrally formed, molded, or welded components and appendages, such as bow pulpits, swim platforms, attachment structures for the propulsion systems, and structural rub rails installed by the builder are included in the length. Attached bowsprits, pulpits, boomkins (bumpkins), rudders, sails, outboard brackets, handles, railings, and other similar attached extensions are not included in the measurement.
Length over all is criteria for boat divisions, and LOA stated in IMS or IRC certificate is acceptable. Owner or skipper has to provide LOA in entry form and sign with respect to RRS 69.

7. PROGRAMME:
FRIDAY 27.04.2012.
Arrival of competitors , registration in hotel TAMARIS from 10:00 hours
Mandatory equipment inspection from 14:00 till 19:00 hours
19.00h skippers meeting, hotel TAMARIS, mandatory
SATURDAY 28.04.2012.
11.00h start for all divisions.
SUNDAY 29.04.2012.
Race – offshore
MONDAY 30.04.2012.
Race – offshore
Time limit 19.00 hours 
21,00h prize giving ceremony. Dinner – competitors and guests are invited 
23.30h party
TUESDAY 01.05.2012.
Reserve day in case of delayed start

8. ENTRY FORMS:
Entry form is available on site, 
and shall be received by e-mail not later than 14:00 h THURSDAY 26.04.2012.
Entries shall be confirmed in regatta office no later than 14.00h FRIDAY 27.04.2012.
Organizator reserves discretional right to refuse, accept or cancel any boat entry. 

9. ENTRY FEE:
Entry fee is 600,00 kn per boat 
plus + 10,00 kn per each member of boat crew ( Cro Yacht asociation TAX )
Entry fee shall be paid till 14.00h FRIDAY 27.04.2012. in the regatta office. 
Regatta office will be located in hotel Tamaris in Vis.

10. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
Sailing instructions will be available to all competitors at regatta office 
from 10:.00 to 17.00h FRIDAY 27.04.2012.

11. CLASS AND HANDICAPS:
Race committee will declare the classes prior to skippers meeting

OPEN - possible division into groups

Division
Lenght over all (m)
Maxi
Preko 16.00
1
13.51 – 16.00
2
3
11.90 – 13.50
10.50 – 11.90

 

IRC class
ORC Club class
MINI TRANSAT 650 Open
CLASS 40 Open

12. LIABILITY:
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. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race.
 
13. DOCUMENTS:
Skipper license 
Valid boat registration license (copy) 
Boat insurance policy
Certificate EC standard category (recommended)
Skipper shall sign a statement to confirm fulfilling the requirements from:
ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (Category 2 Race) 
 
14. SCORING:
Boats will be ranked generally and in divisions according to their finish time.
A boat that did not start, did not finish, retired after finishing or was disqualified shall be scored points for the finishing place one more than the number of boats entered in the boat division. Race is valid if one boat finish the race.
Additional IRC division will be scored according to the corrected time.
 
15. PENALTIES:
Jury may penalize following infringements without hearing:
RP42 propulsion infringement – DSQ RRS 67
Invalid data provide din entry form – DSQ RRS 3
Crew replacement or change without prior confirmation with RC committee- +5% on elapsed sailing time 
 
16. PENALTIES FOR PART 2 RRS:
One turn 360°  which is changing RRS 44.2
Boat may accept scoring penalty according to RRS 44.3. Such a boat will be penalized with 20% scoring penalty calculated on number of the boats in division, but no less than 3 penalty points. 
 
17. PRIZES:
Boat with best elapsed time will be awarded with trophy. 
Trophy will be awarded to first boat in each division.
Trophy will be awarded to second boat in each division with no less than 5 entries.
Trophy will be awarded to third boat in each division with no less than 7 entries.
Trophy will be awarded to fourth boat in each division with 10 or more entries.
First boat in each division will receive practical prizes. 
Winner of the race (boat with best elapsed time) – will be engraved 
on perpetual trophy P R O P E L E R exhibited in organizers office.
Award to the winner of the MINI TRANSAT 650 Open
Award to the winner of the CLASS 40 Open
Award to the winner of the IRC division
Award to the winner of the ORC division
 
18. MANDATORY BOAT EQIPMENT:
Skipper shall sign a statement to confirm fulfilling the requirements from:
ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Category 2 Race
Organizers will check following equipment list prior to final entry confirmation (abstract from APPENDIX C Standard Inspection Card - ISAF Offshore Special Regulations):
Life raft with valid certificate capable of carrying the whole crew stowed in appropriate position 
Lifelines, harnesses for all crew members
Storm main sail (for sufficient number of reefs) and storm fore sail (storm jib , trial sail)
Radio VHF
Additional waterproof VHF radio
Horseshoe with floating rope and light 
Rigging cutters 
Flashlight + spare batteries and bulbs
Anchors (main and spare) together with a suitable combination of chain and rope, all ready for immediate use
Spare navigational lights
Required number of flares etc.
Means of closing sea cocks and valves 
Required number of fire extinguishers
Fuel sufficient to cruise 100 Nm
Water supply sufficient for all crew members for 3 days
Race Committee may require the boat inspection anytime before or after the race., and may disqualify the boat in case of discrepancy with rules.
  
19. MOORINGS:
For all regatta entries moorings will be provided free of charge 
in port VIS and KUT two days prior and after the race.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Vis, January 20th 2012.