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ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA CLASSE PLATU 25  c/o RCCTR Porticciolo Panphily 00042 Anzio (Italy) fax + 39 06 45439824 e-mail comunicazione@platu25.it

Sciacca 2017 Platu Italian Open Championship From 12nd to 16th of July


1.Organizing Authority
The event is organized by the Sailing Club “Lega Navale Sciacca” under the authority of FIV, Italian Sailing Federation, and overall authority of the World Sailing.

2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
2.2 Appendix P, Special Procedures for Rule 42, will apply.
2.3 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.

4.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the PLATU25 Class.
4.2 All crew members must be member of a club affiliated to a national authority of the ISAF.
4.3 At least one crew member of a boat shall be a member of a National Platu25 Class Association.(Request)
4.4 Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form and sending the required fee and required documents.
4.5 The following documents shall be sent via e-mail
 - Copy of Measurement Certificate
 - Copies of club membership cards or national federation membership cards or Italian Sailing licenses for all crewmembers.
 - Copy of the legitimacy for competitors advertising (Italian boats only)
 - Copy of the legitimacy of the national Platu25 class association membership for at least on crew member.(Request)
 - Copy of the third-party liability insurance

5. Categories

 - Absolute

 - Women
 - Under 25 (only one member of the crew over quote)

Required fees are as follows: Entry fee Euro 350 per boat

The entry fee shall be paid after entering, even if the entry is cancelled later on or the boat does not show up.

The fees shall be paid on the following bank account:
-IBAN: IT36K0577283170CC0240005606
-Bank: Banca Popolare S. Angelo
-Owner: Lega Navale Italiana Sciacca

7.1 Measurement , measurement cerfificate and documents check Tuesday July 11th from 10:00 to 18:00 Wednesday July 12th from 10:00 to 18:00
7.2 Dates of racings Thursday July 13th Friday July 14th Saturday July 15th Sunday July 16h

8.1 Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate.
8.2 The measurement certificate checks and the measurement checks will take place in the marina
8.3 Boats may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules, the notice of race and sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee equipment inspector or measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.

9.Sailing Instructions
9.1 A draft version of the sailing instruction will be available before the event on the official WC-Homepage.
9.2 The sailing instructions will be available at registration at the race office.

10.1 The courses to be sailed will be as follows: Up-and-Down and Coastal Race. The detailed diagrams of the courses to be sailed will be described in the sailing instructions.

11.1 5 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
11.2 (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 7 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

     (c) When 8 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

12.Support and Coach Boats
12.1 Support and Coaches Boats shall be registered at the Race Office before the beginning of the event and comply with the Support Boat Regulation for the regatta.
12.2 Support and Coaches Boats will be part of the security arrangement for the event.
12.3 Support and Coaches Boats will not be permitted within the race course during racing.

13.1 Mooring places will be assigned in order of receipt of registrations.
13.2 Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the harbour.
13.3 All boats shall be afloat before July 12th / 18:00.

14.Haul-Out Restrictions
14.1 Boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except in case of damages, with and    according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.
14.2 During the regatta launching and hauling will be organized by the Club.

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.Equipment supplied by the Organizing Authority
Competitors may be required to carry on-board cameras, sound equipment and positioning equipment on their boats supplied by the Organizing Authority

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 including the coverage of risks at regattas, with a minimum cover of Euro 1‘500‘000 per incident or the equivalent. Each boat shall be able to show proof of insurance coverage at registration.