YCCS

I.C.A.Y.A. O.R.C.

2000
MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP

PORTO CERVO 3th - 9th SEPTEMBER 2000

NOTICE OF RACE

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2000 will be held at Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy from the 3rd to the 9th of September.

The regatta is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in conjunction with the International Class A Yacht Association (ICAYA). The sponsor for the Series is Montres Rolex S.A.

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2000 is valid for:
ICAYA Championship Cruising Division
Nautor's Swan Trophy
Wally Cup

Vintage, Classic and Spirit of Tradition Trophy

1 ORGANISING AUTHORITY AND VENUE

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
07020 Porto Cervo (SS) Sardinia Italy.
Telephone (+39) 0789902200 Fax (+39) 078991213 or 078991257.
Website http://www.yccs.it Email secretariat@yccs.it

The YCCS Race Headquarters for the regatta will be located in the Marina of Porto Cervo - Port East.

2 ELIGIBILITY

The regatta is open to the following yachts:
ICAYA yachts (including yachts of the One Hundred Division)
IMS or ORC Club Class A yachts with minimum LOA of approximately 20 Mts.
WALLY yachts
Vintage, Classic and Spirit of Tradition yachts (with minimum LOA of approximately 20 Mts.) at the discretion of the Organising Authority

Each boat shall comply with her Class Rules and Regulations. Rating certificates shall be submitted to the YCCS Race Secretariat prior to 12.00 hours on September 2nd, 2000.

3 RULES

The regatta will be governed by:
International Sailing Federation Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 1997/2000
ORC Special Regulations Governing Offshore Racing for Category 2 races
ICAYA Class Rules and Regulations (for ICAYA Trophy)
WALLY Yachts Class Rules (for WALLY Cup)
The IMS Rules and Regulations (where appropriate)
The Notice of Race
The Sailing Instructions
Any subsequent amendments made by the Race Committee and/or the International Jury with the approval of the ICAYA representative

In the event of a conflict between any of the above rules and/or regulations and the Sailing Instructions, the Sailing Instructions shall prevail.

English shall be the official language used at the regatta.

4 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Sailing Instructions will be available for competitors upon final registration on 3rd September, 2000.

5 EVENT CLASSIFICATION AND ADVERTISING

The regatta is designated Category B, ISAF Appendix "G" of the RRS.

Category A, ISAF Appendix "G" of the RRS is required to compete for the ICAYA Championship and Wally Cup.

The Organising Authority may require all boats to hoist a Rolex backstay pennant for the duration of the regatta commencing immediately following registration until one hour after the finish of the last race. Whilst in port, boats are required to fly the event flag. The Rolex pennant and the event flag will be provided by the Organising Authority. Furthermore, the Organising Authority may request to install satellite monitor equipment, the installation of which is very simple. The equipment comprises a small antenna and apparatus with a total weight of 1,4 kgs. needing 12V power connected to the on board power supply. The monitor has already been tested to ensure that it does not interfere with the instrumentation and the various communications equipment on board. The Organising Authority will organise the installation.

6 JURISDICTION

The regatta will be sailed under the jurisdiction of the Race Committee and the International Jury.

7 INTERNATIONAL JURY

An International Jury will be appointed by the Organising Authority in accordance with RRS 70.4 (c) and Appendix "Q". All decisions of the International Jury shall be final in accordance with RRS 70.4.

8 PROGRAMME

  Sunday, 3rd September    Inspections, Registrations, Briefing
  Monday, 4th September    Coastal Race
  Tuesday, 5th September    Coastal Race
  Wednesday, 6th September    Island Race
  Thursday, 7th September    Lay Day or Resail
  Friday, 8th September    Coastal Race
  Saturday, 9th September    Race, Final Prize giving

The Organising Authority reserves the right to change the above programme for weather conditions or other reasons.

9 RACING AREA AND CHARTS

The racing area will be in the North Eastern Sardinia (The following charts are recommended n 42 - 43 - 323 - 324 - 325 - 910 I.I.).

10 ENTRIES & ENTRY FEE

Entries shall be made on the enclosed Entry Form and shall be received, completed in full, by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda not later than 10th July, 2000, accompanied by a non refundable entry fee of US$ 900 per yacht. Each entry shall be accompanied by one copy of the current rating certificate.

The Organising Authority reserves the right to accept entries after 10th July, 2000.

The entry fee should be made payable to "Yacht Club Costa Smeralda" either by cheque or by bank transfer to:
Banca Commerciale Italiana
Agency of Porto Cervo 07020 Porto Cervo (SS) Sardinia Italy
Account 409377/10/20 ABI 02002 CAB 84900

11 REGISTRATION

There will be three basic divisions:

IMS Division:
Cruiser/Racer and Racing yachts with IMS or ORC Club rating certificate

Light Displacement cruising yachts:
complete interiors, rigged for cruising
Genoa max. LP 105%
gennakers and bowsprit but no spinnaker pole
no running backstays

Heavy Displacement cruising yachts:
complete interiors, rigged for cruising

Final Registration formalities shall be completed at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's Race Office by September 3rd before 12.00 hours, delivering the crew list with the names and weight of each crew member (for IMS yachts).
Boats shall specify upon final registration in which division they request to race. Divisions shall be finalised by the Organising Authority. No change of division shall be allowed after the start of the first race.

Italian competitors shall be in compliance with the Italian Sailing Federation Rules.

12 RATINGS

IMS handicaps will be applied to all boats in the IMS Division

A special handicap system controlled by the ICAYA Technical Assistant will be utilised for the Cruising Divisions (Heavy and Light Displacement)

13 SCORING AND PENALTIES

The ORC scoring and penalties system as indicated in the Green Book - Paragraph 7, shall apply.

154 ELECTRONIC AIDS

All types of electronic equipments are permitted.

15 COMMUNICATIONS

All boats shall be equipped with a Marine VHF transceiver operating on VHF channel 72.

16 INSPECTIONS

Boats shall be at the disposal of the Measurement Inspection Committee from 09.00 hours on September 3rd, 2000.

17 TROPHIES AND PRIZES

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to the overall winner of the IMS Division
The Cruising Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to the winner of the Cruising Division (Light Displacement) The Cruising Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to the winner of the Cruising Division (Heavy Displacement)
The ICAYA special trophy to the winner of the ICAYA Championship
Specials trophies to top scored WALLY yacht, Swan, Vintage, Classic and Spirit of Tradition yachts in the regatta

Trophies for boats not represented at the Prize Giving ceremony will not be awarded.

18 MOORINGS

The entry fee includes mooring fees from 09.00 hours on September 3rd to 09.00 hours on September, 10th 2000, at Porto Cervo Marina or Port East provided that the completed entry form and entry fee are received by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda before 10th July 2000.

Complimentary moorings are not guaranteed for late entries. They may be provided at cost, if available.

The cost of electricity, water consumption and telephone as well as mooring fees for additional periods, must be paid directly to the Marina Office by the participants.

For bookings of moorings prior and after these dates and for tenders please apply directly to the Marina Management Office (Tel. +39/0789/905111 - Fax +39/0789/91153).

Please be aware that immediately before the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the Swan World Cup is held and immediately after it the Sardinia Cup will take place in Porto Cervo and, due to space limitations, moorings should be booked well in advance.

Containers may be stored free of charge at the YCCS Sports Centre for the period of the regatta. Early booking of space is recommended.

19 PRESS OFFICE

Media and TV representatives wishing to cover the event are requested to contact:

Non Italians:
The Strategic Organisation Limited
3 Ivory House Plantation Wharf York Road
LONDON SW11 3TN U.K.
Tel. +44(0)207 2288800 Fax +44(0)207 2288899
Email: post@strategic-organisation.com

Italians:
Carlotta Colarossi/Maria Grazia Cimma
c/o Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
07020 Porto Cervo (SS) Sardinia Italy
Tel. (+39) 0789902200 Fax (+39) 078991213
Email: colarossi@comm2000.it

20 DISCLAIMER

All those taking part in the regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. The Organising Authority, MONTRES ROLEX S.A., ICAYA, The Strategic Organisation Limited and any other party involved with the organisation of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup disclaim any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and at sea as a consequence of participation in the regatta.

The attention of competitors is drawn to ISAF Part 1 Fundamental Rule 4: a boat is solely responsible for deciding whether or not to start or to continue racing.

21 SOCIAL EVENTS

The preliminary social programme for the event is as follows:
  
Sunday, September 3rd
  
YCCS Welcome Reception
  
Thursday, September 7th
  
Rolex party
  
Friday, September 8th
  
YCCS Dinner
  
Saturday, September 9th
  
Prize Giving

Issued on 15.02.2000

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