International Czech cup series event
at sea sailing

In class Sea Yachts - Offshore B
Race No 16-70xx

Offshore Cup

The race is included at Czech Offshore Yachting Association Sea International Cup series 2016.

Date: 19th -22th September 2016

Venue: Germany

1. Venue
The venue is organized at southern Baltic Sea waters.

2. Class
The event will be sailed at mono hull sailing boats with valid license for range B (category Offshore according ISO 12217-2) limited by LOA within interval 35 < LOA < 38 feet. Boats are provided by competitors.

The organizer is ready to open a next class outside the required LOA limit, preferable a monotype one, if this class satisfies safety criteria for given range especially.

3. Categories
All boats are competing for the fastest sailboat in real time prize at each class while overall informational order can be evaluated, too. Entrants can be divided into groups by the LOA or GPH, for each full foot up to 36, 37 and 38 feet, and at ORC or monotype if three boats make the group at least. If there are less than three boats in a group, they will be attached to a next group with bigger LOA or group with less GPH. Dividing by groups cannot be any ground for redress.

4. Boats Measurement and Limitations
Boats with trapezes, aside swing keels, sliding platforms or other equipment expandable outside the hull that are not an integral part of the hull construction are not eligible except gennaker and spinnaker poles. Length (LOA) is measured between the two vertical lines passing through the endpoints of hull construction, excluding the rudder, spi pole, bowsprit, rails, platforms, and other supplies that come out of the hull construction.

5. Organizing Authority
The race is organized by the Czech Offshore Yachting Association, under competence of the Czech Sailing Federation and the overall authority of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

6. The Boat Measurement Exception
The organizer can accept an exceptional entry and break limitations required at section 2 and 4 of this NR at case of unintentional and unpredictable event (e.g. during the chartering the vessel) at case if there is no significant advantage obtained especially. Organizer is eligible to make specific measures to eliminate the differences while keep correct racing and safety within the fleet.

7. Advertising Category
All boats shall meet requirements as provided in ISAF Regulation 20 -"Advertising Code". All boats are required to display the supplied numbers and advertising of the event sponsors at both sides of the first 20% of the hull. All other advertising and promotion activities concerned with the Regatta before, in the time or after the event are possible on base of written agreement with organizing authority only.

8. Rules
The Regatta will be governed by:
(a) The rules as defined in the 2013-2016 ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing including its Appendices and all its changes approved by ISAF.
(b) ISAF Offshore Special Regulations for Race. Category Mo3.
(c) From sunset to sunrise, the rules of avoiding collisions at sea apply, which changes the rules of RRS Part 2.
(d) Radio Notices of the Race Committee transmitted on pre-determined VHF channel.
If there is a conflict between languages the Czech text will prevail.

9. Eligibility
The Regatta is open for all competitors, who comply with rules ISAF Regulation 19 -"Eligibility Code". Competitors can be men or women, each competitor shall be a minimum of 14 years old in the year 2016. Maximum crew numbers per boat is limited by technical specification of the boat. All skippers shall hold a valid license corresponding to the racing area verified at least two years ago. At least one member of the crew shall have valid license for VHF marine station control.

10. Entries
Entries closing date is July 31st 2016. Entry form can be downloaded from CANY web pages and it should be submitted to the organizer by e-mail or posted at the proper address. If the boat has valid ORC club certificate 2016 it should apply its copy with entry form, too. The organizing authority shall have the right to restrict the number of entries. The organizing authority guarantees entries for crews nominated in the Czech Offshore Yachting Association Cup series, if their required entry payments are received on time. The entries coming after the closing date shall apply 20% additional entry fee.

11. Entry Fee
Regular fee of an entry posted prior closing date is 220,- € (6000,- CZK) per boat with 14 days maturity after entry confirmation by the organizing authority. Any advanced payment is not possible without entry confirmation. This price includes local fees, organizing costs and mooring at Ostseebad Kühlungsborn marina one night before start and nights after the crew finishes the race including the night following the closing ceremony of the event.

12. Registration
Registration shall be at the Regatta office in marina Ostseebad Kühlungsborn on Sunday September 18st 2016 from 10:00 till 19:00 hours. Competitors will enter the Regatta by completing the registration form, which shall be confirmed and signed by the skipper. By signing the registration form the skipper agrees to be bound by the Rules as defined in section 8 above, and confirms that he takes responsibility for all his crew during the event. The skipper in addition must present all the documents required in sections 9 and 20. Boat shall pass the inspection procedure and assigned RC inspector shall sign the dedicated form before the official registration.

13. Schedule
Sunday 18.9. 10:00-19:00 Boats inspections, crews registrations,
20:00 Opening ceremony, skippers briefing
Monday 19.9. 09:00 Start of the race
Thursday 22.9. 16:00 Finish time limit
21:00* Closing ceremony, price giving,
festival party

*) If all crews finishes before Wednesday 20:00 (usual case so far) the organizer will try to organize price giving on Wednesday 21.9. already and so close the event one day earlier.

14. Sailing Instructions
The organizing authority will provide SI together with next propositions to all entries at the registration latest.

15. Sailing Area and Routes
The course will be held in southern Baltic Sea waters. Time and place of start, courses, marks, gates, places of auxiliary and final finishes, route and time limits will be announced and given out at skippers briefing held at welcome party before the start of the race. Intended main route points are Kühlungsborn (GER), Bornholm/Chritianso (DEN) a back at range about 300 sea miles. The organizing authority shall have the right to change main route points.

16. Scoring System
Low point system of RRS Appendix rule A2 will be used. One offshore race is planned.

17. Protest Committee
The Protest Committee will be appointed for the Regatta in accordance with rule RRS 88.2(b).

18. Prizes and Categories
The event is valid if one third of entries finish the race at least. Prizes and diplomas will be awarded for first, second and third place at categories and classes. The winning crew of the main class overall order will be awarded the challenge cup.

19. TV and Media, Monitoring
The organizing authority shall have the right to use any images and sound recorded during the event free of charge by participants of the event. Authority may also require the installation, at no cost to competitors, global position devices or onboard cameras. Crews shall not prevent their functionality by purpose.

20. Liability
Competitors participate in the event at their own risk entirely. Competitors are fully responsible for all personal injuries, damages to boats or other materials during the regatta. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death, sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during or after the event. Crews shall apply suitable third party liability insurance at minimum 350 000,- € (9 000 000,- CZK) or equivalent.

Expected members of the organizing team

Regatta Chairman Martin Blagoev, president CANY

Finance Manager Ing .Olga Mülerová, CANY secretary

Medical Manager MUDr. Zdeněk Žižka, CANY head committee member

Technical Inspectors Martin Blagoev, Tomáš Hubáček, CANY head committee members

Principal Race Officer Ing. Petr Sládeček, Czech national race officer, CANY head committee member

Contacts ČANY
ČYK, Přístav 5
147 00 Prague 4 – Podoli
Czech republic

Ing. Petr Sládeček,
V chaloupkách 617/14, 194 00 Praha 9
tel.: +420 606 682 234

Marina Kühlungsborn

Appendix 1 – Safety equipment required

Next equipment must be on board when the boat is racing to be presented at inspection procedure before official registration
• Storm main sail (unless the boat does not have a sufficient number of the reefs -min. 2 or roll mainsail),
• Storm jib if the boat has no roll genoa,
• Stable VHF radio with masthead or stern antenna cable, ready for immediate use
• Manual bilge pump,
• Pyrotechnic signals shall be provided conforming to SOLAS LSA Code Chapter III Visual Signals and not older than the stamped expiry date (if any) or if no expiry date stamped, not older than 4 years.
• Lifejackets for all crew members
• Lifelines required in Special Regulations shall be "taut"
• Safety Harness for all crew members
• Tools for common repairs
• Rigging cutter (tool for quickly cutting cables)
• Lifebuoy with a self-igniting light with floating rope
• Two solid buckets
• Navigation lights (with charged batteries)
• Two waterproof hand-held flashlights with extra batteries
• Fog horn
• Compass
• 2 anchors together with a suitable combination of chain and rope, all ready for immediate use.
• Taps for Kingston (intake valves)
• First-aid kit
• Navigation Charts of the race area
• Radar reflector at place
• Inboard propulsion engine with fuel (min. for 100 nautical miles)
• Water ( drinking) for all crew members for 3 days (at minimum 1,5 l per person and day)
• A sufficient number of fire extinguishers (min2)

Note: Any irregularities that may affect the safety of navigation found at RC inspection reserve the right to exclude boat from the race.
Class rules can change these safety requirements exceptionally while replacing them by relevant ones if the organizer agrees with such a change.
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