NOTICE OF RACE 2017

   NOTICE OF RACE
CYPRUS - ISRAEL Regatta 2017
4 -12 October 2017
(Official version 1.1)

  1.  ORGANIZING AUTHORITYf
    The Israel Yacht Club (IYC) together with the Famagusta District Sailing Club Begafigo (BF) are organizing the Cyprus - Israel Regatta 2017, starting from Saturday 4th October to Thursday 12th October 2017.
  2.  VENUE
    The event will be sailed in the waters of the East Mediterranean Sea between Larnaca Cyprus to Tel Aviv Israel and requires self sufficiency.
  3.  SECRETARIAT

3.1     The address of the secretariat of the Race until the start of the Regatta:

IYC – ISRAEL YACHT CLUB
Easy Swissa – IYC Organizing Comity Officer
Tel: +972 503323147
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Famagusta District Sailing Club Begafigo (BF)
Adonis Kalopetrides– BF Organizing Comity Officer
Tel: +357 99678249
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3.2     Additional Contacts

Israel:
IYC – ISRAEL YACHT CLUB
Limor Bar-Tal
Tel: +972 544597940
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Cyprus:
Famagusta District Sailing Club Begafigo (BF)
Aris Yiallourides
Tel: +357 99653846
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3.3 During the Event there will not be any Race Offices at Larnaca Marina or Tel Aviv Marina. Please refer to the contact persons as per paragraph 3 above.

        4. RULES

The event will be governed by:
•    Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017 – 2020.
•    ORC Club, ORC Rules 2017
•    The Event is classified as ISAF Offshore Category 2 with life raft compulsory (ISAF Offshore special regulations 2016-2017).
•    VHF channels 16 and 72 are mandatory.
•    From sunset to sunrise, the 1972 International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea as amended in November 1981 replace RRS, Part 2 Right of Way Rules.
•    The Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions and their amendments.
•    The English text of all documents shall prevail.

       5.  EVENT SPONSOR

5.1     The Organizing Authority may require all participating boats to hoist a pennant logo and/or to hoist a sponsor’s pennant and /or to display a sponsor’s decal to both sides of the bow for the duration of the Regatta, according to ISAF Advertising Code, Regulation 20.4.1.The decals, the pennants and the flags will be provided by the Organising Authority.

5.2     The Organizing Authority may also require the installation at no cost to competitors’ onboard video cameras or global position devices.

        6. ADVERTISING


        7. BOAT ELIGIBILITY

7.1.     The regatta is open to ORC IRC boats which hold valid ORC Club or International Rating Certificate (2017) and comply with their national authorities’ requirements for international voyage.  

7.2.     The entry fee will be:

Inshore races Limassol - Zigy - Larnaca:
10 Euro per boat and 10 Euro for each crew member.  

Offshore race:
30 Euro per boat and 30 Euro for each crew member.  
                                                                                        
For all races and border control 350 NIS for each crew member.


        8.  ENTRIES

8.1     Entries must be submitted the IYC or BF Secretariat, completed in full, not later than Monday, October 2nd 2017, 20:30 via electronic registration form for boats registering on the IYC website www.iyc.co.il  using credit cards or by e-mail for the boat wishing to register manually This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8.2     Entries shall be accompanied by a copy of the current 2017 ORC Rating Certificate, a copy of the boat Insurance Certificate and by the Entry Fee.

8.3     Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Organizing Authority.

8.4     No later than Thursday October 5th   2017, 19:00 hours, the following documents must be submitted by each participating boat to the Race Secretariat:
•    Crew list
•    Race Entry Form - electronic
•    Rating Certificate.
•    Boat Insurance Contract


       9. PROGRAMME – SOCIAL EVNTS – SCHEDULE OF RACES

9.1    Tours in Cyprus and Israel will be available

9.2     The programme is as follows:

Monday, October 2nd 2017,
20:30: Entries deadline.
 
Saturday 7th October 2017. Limassol – Zygi race.
09:00 – Opening Ceremony, Registration & briefing at Limassol Marina.
11:00 - Start of the Race (The warning signal will be given at 11:55)
16:00 – Protests

Saturday 7th October 2017. Prize Giving Ceremony at Zygi
20:00 – Ceremony & Prize giving for the 1st race.


Sunday 8th  October 2017. Zygi – Larnaka race.
10:30  -Start of the Race (The warning signal will be given at 10:25)
16:00 – Protests


Sunday 8th October 2017. Prize Giving Ceremony at LARNAKA OLD CASTLE
19:00 – Ceremony, Prize giving for race 2 and overall.
20:30  - Cocktails/dinner on the deck of Finikoudes beach front.

Monday 9th October 2017
Free day, bus tour (program to be announced) and Inspections


Tuesday 10th October 2017- Larnaca – Tel Aviv Race  185NM:
09:00  - Registration & briefing at PONATHA club
11:00 - Start of the Race (The warning signal will be given at 10:55).  

Thursday 12th October 2017– Tel Aviv.
20:00 – late - Prize giving ceremony, food and cocktail party on the north deck.


Friday 13th   October 2017
Free day - Bus tour Tel Aviv


Saturday 14th   October 2017
Yachts to sail to Cyprus

          10. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Official Sailing Instructions will be available at the Skippers’ Meeting.


         11.  INSPECTIONS

11.1     Inspections will take place at the Larnaca Marina at the place where the boat is moored on Monday 9th of October 2017 as provided in section 9.

11.2      The Race Committee reserves the right to inspect any boat without prior notice any time before or after each race.

11.3     Each boat must hold a copy of her valid ORC Rating Certificate accompanied with the measurement inventory.

11.4     The person in charge of a boat must submit to the Measurement Committee a signed inventory of the sails existing on board, before the beginning of the inspection.

11.5     Boats are allowed to change headsails and spinnakers during the regatta, provided that their number and their area comply with the boat Rating Certificate.

         12. CREW LIST

12.1 A complete crew list for each boat shall be received in full by the IYC & BF Secretariat no later than Friday, October 6th   2017, 20:00 hrs.

12.2 After this time, changes in crew may only be made with the written permission of the Race Committee, at least (one and half) 1½ hours before the start of each race.

12.3     For safety and responsibility reasons concerning the person in charge of a boat and the Race Committee, submission of wrong or incomplete crew list may disqualify the boat in the current race.

13. MEDIA RELEASES AND IMAGE RIGHTS WAIVER
By participating in the CYPRUS - ISRAEL REGATTA 2017, all competitors and crew members automatically grant at no cost to the Organizing Authority and the sponsors, the unrestricted right and permission in perpetuity, to make, use and show, at their own discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproduction of him/her (television, press and internet) during the period of the regatta and after. Competitors and crew members’ name, voice, image, likeness and biographical material may also be used or reproduced in any way known.


  1.  DECISION TO RACE & DISCLAIMER

14.1 All participants of the CYPRUS - ISRAEL REGATTA 2017, agree to conform to the International Sailing Regulations of ISAF (RRS 2017 – 2020), the Sailing Instructions, the ORC rules and the Notice of Race. All participants accept full responsibility for the sailing ability of their boat, their rigging, their crew and their safety equipment. All participants also agree to undertake in full all responsibility for possible damage to third parties of their belongings, themselves or their belongings at shore or at sea in consequence to their participation in the race, excluding from any liability the Organising Authority, the Racing Committee, the Jury, the sponsor and any member involved with the race under any capacity and agree in full to be held liable for the conduct and attire of their crew, their representatives and their guests.

14.2 IYC, BF, the Organizing Committee, the Jury, the Race Committee, the sponsor and any other person involved in the organization of the CYPRUS - ISRAEL REGATTA 2017, cannot be held liable for any physical or material damage, injury or death or any other unforeseen circumstance, before, during or after the race. At registration, the designated representative of each boat will be asked to sign a relevant declaration accepting this disclaimer of liability.

14.3      The safety and management of the boat, including Third Party Liability insurance, is the sole responsibility of the owner/participant who must make certain that the boat is absolutely seaworthy and is sailed, by experienced and adequate, in numbers, crew in good physical condition, able to confront extreme weather conditions. The owner/participant must reassure the good condition of the hull, the rigging and all boat’s equipment. He must also reassure that all safety equipment is adequately maintained and the crew knows where it is kept and how to use it.

14.4 We draw your attention to the fundamental rule RRS 4, Part 1 of the International Sailing Regulations of ISAF “Decision to participate in a race”.


14. INSURANCE

It is the responsibility of the Owner of each participating boat to hold a current and valid Third Party Liability insurance for at least US$500,000 for the boat covering eventual damage to persons or property.


 15. MOORINGS

16.1     For boats arriving from ports outside Limassol Marina, the Organizing Club will reserve moorings from Thursday October 5th to Saturday October 7th 2017. The moorings will be occupied under the entire responsibility of the skipper of each boat.

For boats arriving from ports outside Larnaca Marina, the Organizing Club will reserve moorings from Sunday October 8th to Tuesday October 10th 2017. The moorings will be occupied under the entire responsibility of the skipper of each boat

For boats arriving from ports outside Tel Aviv Marina, the Organizing Club will reserve moorings from Wednesday October 11th to Saturday October 14th 2017. The moorings will be occupied under the entire responsibility of the skipper of each boat.

16.2 Interested competitors must inform the secretariat in writing, not later than Monday October 2nd 2017.
    
17.     SKIPPERS’ MEETING

 The Skippers’ Meeting will be held at Larnaca Marina on Tuesday October 10th, 2017, at 09:00 hrs.

18. SCORING

18.1    As per App. A - The low Point System will be used without a discard

18.2     The CYPRUS - ISRAEL REGATTA 2017 winners are the winners of the offshore race from Larnaca to Tel Aviv.

18.3     Each race will be regarded as a separate race with prizes awarded both in Larnaca and Tel Aviv.

18.4   Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 winners of each class.  A special Larnaca Tel Aviv race record (elapsed time) will be awarded.
 
18.5 The Race Committee will group the boats in several classes.  Such grouping will be posted on the notice board prior to race. Special class for shorthanded boats (crew of 2) pending minimum 5 entries.

19.  PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
The prize giving ceremony will be held according to the schedule in section 9.


Mr. Easy Swissa. IYC Organizing Comity Officer

Adonis Kalopetrides.  BF Organizing Comity Officer

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