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Europeans 2015

 

 

 

2015 Zoom 8 Boy’s and Girl’s European Championships

Club de Vela Palamós – Club Nàutic Costa Brava

Palamós, Costa Brava - Girona, Spain

 

NOTICE OF RACE

Approved by IZCA on 7th December 2015

 

The ZOOM 8 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP will be held from 1 to 5 April 2015, in waters of Palamós Bay (Girona), organized by the CLUB DE VELA PALAMÓS, CLUB NÁUTIC COSTA BRAVA, REAL FEDERACION ESPAÑOLA DE VELA, FEDERACIÓ CATALANA DE VELA and the ZOOM 8 INTERNATIONAL CLASS ASSOCIATION

 

1 RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2 Prescriptions of the RFEV will not apply.

1.3 Appendix P will apply.

1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2 ADVERTISING

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

3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1 (a) The regatta is open to boats of the Zoom 8 class.

(b) All competitors shall be under the age of 20 on 31 December 2015

. Female competitors shall enter the Girl’s European Championship and male competitors shall enter the Boy’s European Championship.

(c) All competitors shall be member of the National Zoom 8 Class Association.

 

3.2 Entries shall be done online via the regatta website:

 

www.cvpalamos.org

 

Both entry form and entry fee must be received by 20 March 2015

3.3 Late entries will be accepted before the end of registration and are subject to an additional fee.

4 FEES

The entry fee is EUR 200.00.
In case of late entry, an additional fee of EUR 50.00 will be charged on top of the entry fee.

5 QUALIFYING SERIES AND FINAL SERIES

If the championship has more than 80 entries, the regatta will consist of a qualifying series and a final series.
If the championship has 80 or fewer entries, the regatta shall be a single set of series.

6 SCHEDULE

6.1 Registration: April 1, from 0900 to 1700

6.2 Measurement and Inspection: April 1, from 0900 to 1700

6.3 A practice race is scheduled on April 1

6.3 Dates of racing are from April 2 to April 5.

6.4 Number of races:

Class

Number

Races per day

 

Boy’s

12

3

Girl’s

12

3

An additional race per day may be sailed, if the weather forecast predicts that three races the next day will be unlikely or when the event is behind schedule.

6.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the practice race is 15.00.
The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 11:00hrs

7 MEASUREMENT

Each boat shall comply with the measurement checks as conducted by the measurement committee. Details will be provided at registration.

8 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available after 0900 on April 1 at the Registration desk.

9 VENUE

9.1 Attachment A shows the location of the regatta harbour.

9.2 Attachment B shows the location of the racing areas.

10 THE COURSES

The diagrams in Attachment C show the courses, including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.
The intended target time for each race will be 50 minutes.

11 PENALTY SYSTEM

An International Jury in accordance with Appendix N will be appointed. Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

12 SCORING

12.1 4 races (for each fleet, if a Qualifying and a Final series will be organised) are required to be completed to constitute a series.

12.2 (a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

(b) When from 5 to 9 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

(c) When 10 or 12 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

13 SUPPORT BOATS

 

Coaches and team support personnel shall provide the following documentation prior to completing registration formalities on site:

 

- Original Coach Entry Form (Form 2)

- Boat Driving License (if applicable)

- Evidence of valid third party insurance

14 BERTHING

Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the boat park.

15 RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

16 PRIZES

Prizes will be given as follows:

The overall winner of the Boy’s and the Girl’s Championship will be awarded the title 2015 Zoom 8 Boy’s European Champion” and 2015 Zoom 8 Girl’s European Champion”, respectively.

Prizes will be awarded to the first six places in each championship.

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.

18 INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of EUR 500.000 per event or the equivalent.

19 CHARTER BOATS

A limited number of charter boats will be available for training before the championship as well as during the championship.

For further information please contact:

Stefan Hess, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

http://www.hess-sailcoaching.com

20 COATCH BOATS

The Winner Boats will handle all coach boat charters. Please contact Paul Depoorter and let him know what type of boat you will need and the days you need it. The Club will do his best to accommodate you

You can contact Paul by e-mail

 

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21 FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact.

CLUB DE VELA PALAMOS

PO BOX 29

17230 PALAMOS (Girona) Spain

Tel: + 34 - 972 - 31 58 71

Fax: + 34 - 972 - 31 64 49

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.cvpalamos/zoom8europeans

 

22 ACCOMMODATION

 

ESPAI DE VIATGES S.L.

c/ Didac Garrell 4

17230 PALAMOS - GIRONA - SPAIN

Phone: + 34 972 31 42 88

Fax: + 34 972 60 20 16

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

22 TRAINING

 

All those teams of the ZOOM 8 EUROPEANS wishing to come and train in Palamós before the regatta must contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

23 Effective Date

 

This Notice of Race was posted on December 2014.

 

 

 

APPENDIX A – Location of the Regatta Harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX B – Location of the Race Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX C – Courses to be sailed (not to scale)

 

Inner: Start – 1 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – Finish

Outer: Start – 1 – 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 5 – Finish

Marks 3 and 4 may be Gates.

The sailing instructions will specify the course signals and the laps to be sailed.

 

 

1

5

4

3

2

Finish

Start

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Wall of Fame

2014 Europeans Constanta, Romania Girls Bolat  
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

Wall of fame

The IZCA Wall of Fame

 

EC 2001

Lundeborg, Denmark

Female:         Merili Randmaa  EST

EC 2002

Post-Saint-Lousie-du-Rhone, France

Female:         Merili Randmaa EST

Male:            Loic Le Bacquer FRA

WC 2002

Lake Balaton  Hungary 

Female:       Karolina Wolniewicz, POL

Male:          Karl-Martin Rammo, EST

EC 2003

Puck, Polen

Female:         Karolina Wolniewicz, POL

Male:            Fredrik Schraam, SWE

WC 2003 

Maubuisson, France

Female:         Karolina Wolniewicz, POL

Male:            Charlie Ekberg, SWE

WC 2004 

Hoorn, NL 

Female:         Marija Rudskaja, Russia

Male:            Fredrik Schraam, SWE

EC 2004  

?, Austria

Female: Rebecka Harding, SWE

Male: Fredrik Schraam, SWE

EC 2005   

Marstrand, Sweden

Female: Caroline Schraam, SWE

Male:            ? EST

WC 2005  

Baarth, Germany

Female: Maria Rudskava, RUS

Male: Fredrik Thaarup, DEN

WC 2006

 Hundige Havn, Greve, Denmark

Female: Soster Frislev – DEN
Male: Magnus Kjaeldse - DEN

 WC2007  Lake Achensee, Austria Female: Lena Hess - AUT
Male: Thomas Palme - AUT
 WC2008  Toensberg, Norway Female: Lena Hess - AUT
Male: Thomas Palme - AUT
 WC2009  Träslövsläge, Sweden  Female: Trine Bentzen, DEN
Male: Mathias Haugstad, NOR
 WC2010  Tallin Yacht Club, Lohusalu, Estonia  Female: Noora Ruskola, FIN
Male: Carsten Faubel, DEN
 WC2011  Hanko, Finland  Female: Anna Munch, DEN
Male: Pontus Dahl, SWE
 EC 2012     Palamos, Spain  Female: Anna Munch, DEN Male: Kasper Bech Skiveren, DEN

 

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