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
1.1 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.
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:
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.
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.
6.1 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:
Races per day
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
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.
9.1 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.
12.1 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
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.
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.
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:
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
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
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
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.