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Classe Platu 25

YACHT CLUB CALA de’ MEDICI ROSIGNANO COMITATO CIRCOLI VELICI COSTA degli ETRUSCHI

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the world championship in Italy Preliminary Notice of Race

September, 23-29 . 2012


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1. ORGANIZING AUTHORITY The 2012 Platu 25 World Championship is organized by the Yacht Club Cala de' Medici with support of Sailing Clubs Committee and Marina Cala de’ Medici under the authority of Italian Sailing Federation (FIV), with the support of the Italian Platu 25 Class Association and the International Platu 25 Class Association. 2. ADVERTISING The event will be classified as “advertising are permitted without restrictions” as per ISAF regulation 20. All boats will be required to display the event sponsor on the first 20% of the hull. Further more flags will be displayed while no racing. The Organizing Authority may also require the installation, at no cost to competitors, of onboard video cameras, or global position devices. Not complying with these rules may be issue for a penalty by the International Jury. The flag or adhesive must be show from Mon 24 September 12:30 p. m. until the return to the harbour after the last race of the last racing day. Flag and/or adhesive will be supplied by the OA. 3. RULES 2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2.2 IPCA Rules & Regulations 2.3 All races will be category 5 2.4 No national authority prescription will apply 2.5. If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence. 2.6 The sailing instructions can modify some of the above motioned points 2.7 Changes of the Platu 25 class rules are mentioned in SI 8. 4. ELIGIBILITY 4.1 Owners or helmsmen shall be members of the IPCA for the year 2012 and each boat must present a measurement certificate at registration 4.2 The participants will have to fulfill with the conditions of the eligibility reflected in the regulation 19 of the ISAF 5. ENTRIES AND ENTRY FEE 5.1 The preliminary entries must be made only by each owner and they will be accepted on the Official Entry Forms until the closing date of July 31th 2012 and must be sent using official entry form published in web site www.platu25worlds2012.it or sent by conventional mail at Yacht Club Cala de' Medici c/o Porto Turistico Cala de' Medici – Viale Trieste, 142 - 57013 ROSIGNANO S. - ITALY. Entries sent by fax will be not admitted. 5.2 Payment Procedure: the entry fee is Euro 400,- per boat. and it must be paid no later then July 31th 2012


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to the following account: IBAN Code: IT25V0103025101000001646108 All transfer and bank costs are to account of the participants and the organizers will be not responsible for any costs incurred by the non-acceptance of a boat's registration. 5.3 A boat is considered to be Pre-registered if the following documents are received before July 31st, 2012: a) Completed and signed official entry form b) Current Boat Certificate c) Entry fee payment confirmation 5.4 The organizer is not responsible for any costs incurred by the non-acceptance of a boat's registration. 5.5 Late entries and late entry fees will be accepted under organizer authority opinion. The fee for any late entries will be Euro 500. 6. PROGRAMME 6.1 #Event Registration Registration Measurement

#Date #Time Sat 22 September 15:00 - 18:00 Sun 23 September 09:00 - 18:00 Sun 23 September 09:00 - 18:00 Mon 24 September 09:00 - 18:00 Practice Race Mon 24 September 14:00 Skippers Meeting Mon 24 September 18.00 Opening Ceremony Mon 24 September 19:00 Races Tue 25 September 1st races at 11:00h Wed 26 September TBD Thu 27 September TBD Fri 28 September TBD Sat 29 September 11:00 [last gun 15:00] Price giving ceremony Sat 29 September 19:30 6.2 A maximum of three races per day can be sailed. 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. 6.3 The maximum intended number of races to be sailed will be twelve (12). 6.4 On Saturday 29th Sept no warning signal will be given after 1500 hours, except as a consequence of a previous general recall. 6.5 The social events programme will be announced in the Notice Board. 7. MEASUREMENT AND REGISTRATION 7.1 Measurement, registration and launching shall take place at Marina Cala de’ Medici


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Yachts shall be launched not later than 24th of September 18.00hrs. 7.2 All crews are required to weigh in at the race office. Please be aware that you can ONLY weigh in with your ID or passport. Crew weight can not be re-cheeked during the races. 7.3 When all measurement and registration criteria are completed to the satisfaction of the Chief Measurer and Register eligibility will be confirmed and the Sls issued. The following shall be presented to complete registration: a) Receipt of a completed entry form, entry fee and late payment fee, if applicable. b) Proof that the owner and/or helmsman are members of the IPCA and have paid their membership fee for 2012. c) Proof of a third party liability insurance (property and injury) with an amount of EUR 1.000.000 covering the person in charge (Rule 46) during the regatta is required and must be show at the registration. d) Copy of the boat’s valid International Measurement Certificate. e) Completed measurement and registration forms. f) A crew list with individual weights recorded at the official crew weighing. g) Each Italian crewmember shall present Italian Sailing Federation card to personally register at the race office. h) The ISAF Sailor ID. i) Media rights waiver Form. 7.4 Sails must show the class sailbuttons. 7.5 Boat, equipment and sails may be subject to re-measurement at any time. Sails and safety equipment have to be checked before the first start and may be re-checked therefore the jury may order spot checks on the water. Each Owner or Skipper must register in the Race Office. 8. SAIL INVENTORY 8.1 The sail inventory shall comply with Rule C10 Platu 25 Rules. 8.2 The Sails so stamped shall not exceed in numbers the maximum permitted under Rule C.10.2 Platu 25 Rules. 9. SUBSTITUTION OF CREW 9.1 A member of the crew may only be substituted for reasons of injury , illness or serious unforeseen personal circumstances. 9.2 The number of crew cannot be changed. 9.3 Any changes have to be approved by the PRO in writing prior to taking effect and the new crew member(s) officially weighed in.


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9.4 All members substituted shall not eligible to race again for any reason. 9.5 The change of (a) crew member(s) shall be lodged at the Race Office before 09.00 hrs of the day the change will take effect. 10. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Sailing Instructions will be available after the completion of the registration formalities and a copy will be shown at Official Board of Regatta Office 11. RACES AND SCORING The Low Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A will apply. Twelve races are scheduled of which 4 are required to constitute a series and a boat’s series score shall be the total of her race scores. From five to eight races there will be one discard. For nine races and more there will be two discards. 12. INTERNATIONAL JURY An International Jury appointed according to the RRS Appendix N, will supervise the event, with no right of appeal according to the RRS 70.5 . 13. MOORINGS Mooring will be available at Marina Cala de' Medici 14.1 Boats wishing to arrive before 22 of September or depart after 1 of October 14.00hrs, shall make arrangements with and pay required fees . Any launching or haul-out outside this period or more than one haul-in/out will be at extra cost. 14.2 All boats shall be afloat by 24 of September 18.00hrs. Boats shall not be hauled out before the end of the regatta except with prior written permission of the PRO posted on the official Notice Board. 14.3 Haul-in after measurement is completed and haul-out after the last race of the series is free of charge. 14.4 Boats shall be berthed at no costs in Marina Cala de' Medici from 22 of September to 1 October inclusive. 14.5 Each boat shall have a designated berthing spot. 14.6 Haul-out after the conclusion of the regatta shall take place to a pre-announced priority order. 14.7Hull cleaning underwater breathing apparatus and snorkels or their equivalent shall not be used around boats from 18,00 hrs of 24 of September to the conclusion of the regatta. Craning by any means for the purpose of cleaning or inspecting the hull is prohibited. The hull may be cleaned at any time by swimming or keelhauling using ropes or clothes.


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14. COACH AND SUPPORT BOATS 14.1 All coach and support boats have to be registered at the race office and shall be marked with the national flag of the country they represent. They may be required to display bow numbers, provided by the OA at registration. Coach and support boats are urgently reminded to follow all speed regulations nearby the harbour and shall not sail closer than 200 mts from racing 14.2 All coach boats must have a sufficient minimum third party liability coverage of EUR 1.500.000,00. The original insurance document must be presented to receive permission / registration to be operated during the event. 15. MEDIA RIGHTS Competitors, owners and their guests give absolute right and permission to the Organizing Authority for any photography and video footage taken of persons and boats during the event, to be published and/or broadcast in any media, including but not limited to TV advertisements, whatsoever for either editorial or advertising purposes or to be used in press information. Specific form for Media rights waiver shall be signed by owners or his representative at completion of registration to the event. 16. RADIO COMMUNICATION Yachts competing shall be equipped with radio receiving VHF with ch16 and ch72. Radio communication could be used by Race Committee and Jury Committee for communications at sea and shall be used by yachts participating to the event to communicate retiring and or need of help. Yachts shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones. 17. TROPHY AND PRIZES The winner of the 2012 Platu 25 world championship will be awarded the Platu 25 World cup. Prizes will be awarded of the top 5 boats and other prizes can be awarded by local authorities. 18. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY The safety of the Platu 25 yachts and their crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the Owner(s) or the Person in charge (RRS 46) whose obligation is to ensure that the Platu 25 yacht is fully sound, seaworthy and is manned by an experienced crew with all the required safety gear.


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Neither the Notice of Race or the Sailing Instructions nor any action by the Yacht Club Cala de' Medici, International Platu 25 Class Association, Italian Platu 25 Class Association, the Organizing Committee or Race Committee in any way limits the responsibility of the owner(s) or the person in charge either on land or while afloat. Attention is drawn to RRS Part 1 Fundamental Rules and to the current International Platu 25 Class Rules 1. No responsibility shall be accepted by Yacht Club Cala de' Medici, International Platu 25 Class Association, Italian Platu 25 Class Association, their directors, members, servant or agents, any of the sponsors or those officials or members connected with the event, for any loss, damage or any other claims of whatever nature, either on land or at sea however arising or caused in connection with participation or intended in participating this event. FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACTS Please contact: Yacht Club Marina Cala de' Medici Tel.: 0039 0586 795231 e mail: info@platu25worlds2012.it Web site: www.platu25worlds2012.it DATES AND LOCATION OF THIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP September, 23 - 29 - 2012 Yacht Club Marina Cala de' Medici c/o Porto Turistico Cala de’Medici Viale Trieste, 142 - ROSIGNANO S. [LI]


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