PORTUGUESE DRAGON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
NOTICE OF RACE
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.3 The Sailing Instructions of each Regatta/series, witch in case of conflict will prevail under all the previous rules this change RRS 63.7.
2.1 Advertising will be restricted to Category A.
2.2 Competitors may be required to display advertising chosen by the event organiser in accordance with WS Advertising Code – Regulation 20.3.1(a). Any required advertising material and instructions for their use, shall be distributed at registration.
3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the Dragon class.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and sending it, together with the required fee, to:
Clube Naval de Cascais, Esplanada Príncipe D. Luis Filipe, 2750 - 411 Cascais, Portugal
or send it by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fill the online entry form available at the event web site in www.cncascais.com by 10/9/2020.
3.3 The Organising Authority reserves the right to accept entries after the established deadline.
3.4 The entry fee is 200€ and can be payed by Bank Tranfers throught:
Account Number: 2460 0131 0004
NIB: 0007 0246 0000 1310 004 62
IBAN: PT50 0007 0246 0000 1310 004 62
3.5 No fees are refundable after the entry closing date. Before that date entry fees will be refunded after deducting 50% for administration expenses.
The WS Sailor Classification Code will apply.
May 26th 14H00 to 18H00 Weighting and registration
May 27th – 9H to 13H Weighting and Registration - 1st Warning Signal 14H00
May 28th TBA 1st Warning Signal
May 29th TBA 1st Warning Signal
5.1 Number of races: 7 races
5.2 No more than 4 races will be sailed per day.
5.3 On Sundays, no warning signal will be made after 15:30.
All Dragons must have a valid Measurement Certificate according to the rules of the International Dragon Association. Copy of this Document should be presented at registration.
All Sailors must be presented to weight control during the registration period.
7 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available to all competitors during the registration period of each series.
8.1 The regatta will be held on the Clube Naval de Cascais facilities.
8.2 The races will be held on Cascais Bay and on the Guia race areas.
9 THE COURSES
The courses to be sailed will be windward/leeward with a spreader mark.
10 PENALTY SYSTEM
For the Dragon class, RRS 44.1 is changed so that only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.
It will be used low point system. When four ore more races are sailed a boat score will be the sum of her all places excluding her worst one.
12 SUPPORT BOATS
12.1 Support boats shall be registered at the race office during the registration period. They shall display either an identification flag of minimum size 50 cm x 40 cm with their national letters or their national letters in black on a white background on the cover of their outboard engine.
12.2 Parking of support boats will be charged at the club normal rates.
13.1 Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the harbour. Except otherwise permitted or requested by the OA, all Boats will be moored on buoys in front of the club house.
13.2 The club can also arrange, at competitors costs, a berth at the Marina de Cascais, which must be requested in advanced.
14 HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
Boats shall not be hauled out during each regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.
15 DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keel boats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.
16 RADIO COMMUNICATION
16.1 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.
16.2 The Race Committee may use VHF radio to communicate to the Fleet, including the starting area, countdown to the start, OCS bow/sail numbers (to be communicated at least 2 minutes after the start), general recalls, black flag DSQs and Postponements. Failure to make these broadcasts or failure to hear them shall not constitute grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1
17.1 Prizes will be given to the top 3 boats of the overall series. Additional prizes may be awarded.
17.2 Prizes will also be awarded to the 1st Corinthian boat. To be eligible to participate in this category, the Yacht must have a crew of amateurs submitting Corinthian Entry Form as well as presenting valid copies of WS Competitor Classification 1 Declarations at the registration period. Sailors not having, or having an invalid WS Classification, will be scored as Classification 3 and will not be eligible to participate in this trophy. To be eligible to this trophy the boat must have competed in all events with a full Corinthian crew.
18 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 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 with a minimum cover of 305.000€ per event or the equivalent.
Clube Naval de Cascais have negotiated with Marina de Cascais special Week Packages for just 8€/day € at parking Marina Mar. Tickets must be requested until the end of the entry deadline of each series and will be distributed at registration.
For further information please contact:
Clube Naval de Cascais
Esplanada Príncipe D. Luis Filipe
2750 - 411 Cascais, Portugal
Tel : + 351 21 483 01 25
E-mail: email@example.com | Website: www.cncascais.com