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The Soling European Championship 2017
Will take place at Riva del Garda, Fraglia Vela Riva (FVR), Italy
From July 13th through July 16th, 2017.

Organizing Authority
The organizing authority is the International Soling Class in conjunction with FVR.
1. Rules
1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2016 – 2018.
1.2 The prescriptions of the FIV will not apply.
1.3 The ISA Championship Rules will apply.
1.4 The following racing rules will be changed: RRS 26, 28.1, 30, 31, 32, 35, 42.3(c), 44.1, 60.1(a), 61.3, 62.2, 63.7, 66, A4, A5, A11 and race signals AP and S. The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions may also change other racing rules.
1.5 Amendments to any of the rules applying to the regatta must be approved and signed by the ISA Liaison Officer appointed to the event.

2. Advertising
Advertising including competitor advertising is permitted in accordance with World Sailing Regulation 20. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

3. Eligibility and Entry
3.1 The regatta is open to all yachts of the International Soling Class as prescribed in Championship Rule 4 – Eligibility.
3.2 ISA membership is obligatory for all crew members. Membership fees will be collected from any crew member failing to present proof of previously paid membership fee.
3.3 All yachts entering the regatta are required to display the ISA sticker for the current year. An additional amount will be collected from the helmsman or representative of any yacht not displaying the 2017 ISA sticker at the appropriate position.
3.4 Eligible yachts may enter by completing the entry forms on the event website. ( no later than July 2nd , 2017, and completing registration and payment of all fees.

4. Fees
The entry fee will be € 600 per yacht, and may be paid by cash, VISA or wire transfer. The entry fee includes ISA Championship fees (€ 75); launch and haul-out; mooring; opening reception; one dinner; refreshments; and prizes. Entries made before May 15th will be € 500.

Filiale Riva del Garda
Via Damiano Chiesa
IBAN: IT46T 08016 35320 000002300403
Bic/Swift Code: CCRTIT2T04A

Viale Maroni, 2
C.F. 84003750225
P.IVA 01081240226
5. Registration
5.1 Registrations will be accepted online at (
5.2 The Race Office at Fraglia Riva del Garda will be open for registration Wednesday, July 3rd, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, and July 4th and 5th between the hours of 9:00 am and 05:30 pm and July 6 between the hours of 08:30 am and 10:00 am.

6. Schedule
6.1 Measurement and inspection will take place at Fraglia Riva del Garda July 12th 2017 08:30 am to 5:30 pm and July 13th from 08:30 am to 10:00am.

6.2 Racing is scheduled as follows:
July 12th Practice race (14:00hs)
July 13th 3 races
July 14th 2 races
July 15th 2 races
July 16th 2 races prize giving

7. Measurement
7.1 Yachts will be measured in accordance with ISA Championship Rule 7.0 and Class Rules 16 and 17. For a yacht to be eligible to race, her valid (the original or a copy of the original) Measurement Form shall be presented at the Race Office, and the helmsman must have satisfied all measurement and registration requirements as specified in this Notice of Race including the submission of properly completed measurement work sheets. If the Measurement Form cannot be produced before the first race, RRS 78.2 will be applied.
7.2 An inspection of all required safety equipment will be performed.

8. Sailing Instructions
8.1 Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.

9. Course Area
9.1 A chart showing the course area is provided in Attachment 2.

10. Courses
10.1 Standard ISA Championship Courses will be used.

11. Penalty System
The one turn penalty will apply.
11.1 An international Jury will be appointed in accordance with RRS Appendix N. Their decisions will be final and not subject to appeal in accordance with RRS Rule 70.5.

12. Scoring
12.1 The Low Points Scoring System of RRS A4 will apply.
12.2 Nine races are scheduled, of which 4 must be completed to constitute a valid championship.
12.3 (a) When fewer than six races have been completed, a yacht’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When 6 or more races have been completed, a yacht’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

13. Prizes
Perpetual Trophies according with ISA Championship Rules will be applied.

14. Disclaimer of Liability
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk, in accord with RRS rule 4, Decision to Race. The Organizing Authority shall require each competitor to sign a waiver at registration concerning any claim for loss, damage or injury to persons or property occurring in conjunction with the Regatta or on the property of Fraglia Riva del Garda. The Organizing Authority, its members, employees, officers and/or agents shall not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury that may occur to person or property whether ashore or at sea as a consequence of the participation of any yacht in the Regatta.

15. Insurance
At registration, each participating yacht shall provide proof of third party liability insurance valid while on FVR property and while racing for the duration of the regatta (including any period prior to and following the regatta in which the yacht is on FVR) in the amount of at least € 1,500,000.
Provisional Insurance for the dates within the 2017 Soling Europeans event will be available for purchase at the secretary office at the price of € 50.

16. Competitors` Information Meeting
An informational meeting for the competitors will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday July 14th 2017 in the FVR clubhouse.

17. Launching
17.1 Specific instructions regarding launch and haul-out, trailer storage, and mooring will be provided at registration.

18. Vehicle Parking
18.1 A limited number of competitors’ vehicles may be parked on-site in designated areas at FVR; others may park in street parking spaces adjacent to the club entrance. Additional information will be provided at registration.
19. Support Boats And Motor Navigation
Mechanically propelled boats are generally prohibited to run on the northern part of Lake Garda, however, during this event, a special permit to use such boats may be given. Support personnel having a boat, shall produce the following documents to the Organizing Authority:
Rib’s engine registration document (engine brand name - engine serial numbers);
Rib’s engine insurance;
Driver’s identity document.
The permit will be issued only for assistance to the races and training and it can be withdrawn at any time if rules for coaching as stating in the SI will be not followed. It is forbidden the navigation of private assistance boats on the right hand side of the course looking site.
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