Sailing Instructions

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1 RULES

1.1  The Organizing Authority (OA) is LaserPerformance and Circolo Vela Torobole.

1.2  The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, including Appendix D, Team Racing Rules, the Notice of Race, except as modified by these Sailing Instructions.

2  NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located at Circolo Vela Torbole outside the club office, also online at www.laserperformancecollegiatecup.com

3  CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any changes in the sailing instructions will be announced orally by the Race Committee and, when possible, posted before the first race in which they are to take effect.

4  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Floating lay day (free day) will be determined dependent on the weather and competitors will be notified the day before.

Day 1
Mandatory Competitor’s Briefing                       0800
First Warning Signal                                          0930
Lunch                                                                 1130

Day 1
Mandatory Competitor’s Briefing                       0800
First Warning Signal                                          0930
Lunch                                                                 1130

Day 3
Mandatory Competitor’s Briefing                       0800
First Warning Signal                                          0930
Mandatory boat pack up assistance                  End of racing until awards
Awards                                                               No later than 1500

5  FORMAT

The planned format is multiple round robins either all competing teams or groups of teams. If time permits, mini round robins and/or knock-out series may be run as determined by the Organizing Authority. The format and number of races will be described at the Competitor’s Meeting and may be adjusted by the Organizing Authority due to weather and time considerations.

6  BOATS AND EQUIPMENT

6.1  Z420’s will be provided for all competitors, who shall not modify any boat or cause them to be modified in any way, except that competitors may adjust lines and controls normally adjustable.   

6.2  Shroud turnbuckles or pins may not be adjusted on the Z420’s.

6.3  The penalty for infringing instruction 6.1 or 6.2 will be disqualification from all races sailed.

6.4  Competitors shall report all damage or loss of equipment, however slight, to the dock/boat committee immediately after arriving on shore or to the Race Committee Finish Boat on the water.

6.5  Breakdown consideration will not be given for the failure of knots (except the head of the main when it was determined there was not an opportunity to check it), or loss of cotter pins and rings.

7  RACING AREA

The Racing Area will be Lake Garda.

8  THE COURSES

8.1  The course for will be announced orally and taken from the course diagrams on the official regatta notice board.

9  MARKS

9.1  All marks are to be determined.    

10  THE START AND FINISH

10.1  Races will be started by using Appendix S. This changes rule 26.   

10.2  The starting and finish lines will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee boat and a yellow mark.

11  PENALTY SYSTEM

11.1  The regatta will be umpired in accordance with Appendix D.

12  PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

12.1  The “red flag” requirement of RRS 61.1(a) is deleted and when the identity of the protested boat could be uncertain, the boat’s sail number shall be included in the hail. Also, failure of a hailed boat to hear the hail shall not, by itself, be grounds for closing the protest. (Changes RRS 61.1(a)).

12.2  A protesting boat shall, at the first reasonable opportunity after finishing, notify both the Race Committee and the protested boat of intent to protest. Failure to do so may be grounds for closing the protest (Changes RRS 63.5).

12.3  Protest forms are available in the office on the second floor of the sailing center. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered to the race committee within the appropriate time limit.   

12.4  Protests shall be filed within 30 minutes of securing boats to the shore after the race or set of races in which the incident occurred.

12.5  Hearings will be held in the protest room, located at Circolo Vela Torbole, beginning at the time posted.

12.6  Decisions of the Race Committee will be final as provided in Rule 70.5.  

13  SCORING

13.1  The scoring system is as follows: Appendix D.  

14  IDENTIFICATION AND EVENT ADVERTISING

14.1  All competitors shall wear bibs supplied by the organizing authority at all times while afloat, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing.

14.2  Application of team sponsors will be at the discretion of the organizing authority.

15  PRIZES

15.1  The overall first place team will be awarded the Collegiate Cup trophy.

15.2  The winners of the team race will be awarded trophies.

16  RIGHTS TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS

16.1  By participating in this event, competitors automatically grant to the Organizing Authority and the event sponsors the right, in perpetuity, to make, use, and show, at their discretion, any photography, audio and video recordings, and other reproductions of them made at the venue or on the water from the time of their arrival at the venue, until their final departure, without compensation.

17  DISCLAIMER OF 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.