European Championship


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will take place at Circolo Vela Torbole, at Lake Garda, Italy
From 26 to 29 , June of 2019

Organizing authority
The organizing authority is the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV) which delegates on its members the Circolo Vela Torbole and Italian International Soling Association in conjunction with the International Soling Class (ISA).

1. Rules
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing
1.2 The prescriptions of the Italian National Authority will apply. The full text will be posted in the official notice board or may be downloaded at :[22391].pdf
1.3 The ISA Championship Rules will apply.
1.4 The following racing rules will be changed: 28, 31, 32, 35, 42.3(c), 44.1, 60.1(a), 61.3, 62, 63.7, 66, A4, A5, A11 and Race Signals AP and S. The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.
1.5 Amendments to any of the rules applying to the regatta must be approved and signed by the ISA Liaison Officer appointed for the event.

2. Advertising category
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies [DP].

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 It is also required that all yachts entering 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 ISA sticker of the current year at the appropriate position.
3.4 Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry forms on the event website no later than May 31st of 2019 and completing registration and payment of all fees.

4. Classification
No classification requirements are applied.

5. Fees
5.1 The entry fee will be € 650 and may be paid by Cash or Credit Card at registration desk OR bank transfer made before June 20 of 2019. The entry fee includes the ISA Championship fee of 75 Euros and unlimited Crane in/out, Mooring, Trailer parking, and tickets to the crew for all Social events (After races, Gala Dinner, Prize Giving and Opening Ceremony).
5.2 Registration is completed after payments are effective and registration forms are signed at the registration office.
5.3 Entries made and payment sent by bank transfer before Aril 26th will have a discount and will be € 550.
5.4 Bank Information:
The entry fee must be paid in Euro (no other currencies will be accepted) by bank transfer to the bank account of the Circolo Vela Torbole. Any fee for the money transfer must be paid by sender, and the amount must be net for the beneficiary.
- City: Torbole Italy
- EUR IBAN: IT 90 W 08016 35102 000016013141
- BIC Code: CCRT IT 2T 04A
For payment from Europe include the IBAN code. For payment outside Europe use IBAN and BIC code. The bank transfer shall clearly indicate SAIL NUMBER, COUNTRY AND NAME OF THE SKIPPER.
5.5 Refund policy: 100% of the entry fee is reimbursed back to the competitor if its participation is cancelled before April 16 of 2019. A partial refund of the entry fee will be done at discretion of the Yacht Club only if participant cancels its participation, No-show are not entitled to refund.

6. Qualifying Series and Final Series
There will be no qualifying series or final series.

7. Schedule
7.1 Registration:
The Race Office at Circolo Vela Torbole will be open for registration from June 24 to 25 from 0830 to 1700 hs and on June 26 till to 1100 hs.

7.2 Equipment inspection and event measurement:
7.2.1- It will take place at Circolo Vela Torbole during the event under the class ByPass request system, boats without ByPass shall arrive at least a day earlier (June 25) and advise with time the CVT the need for full Measurement / inspection by the designated IM at the event.
7.2.2 -Yachts will be measured/inspected in accordance with ISA Championship Rule 7.0 Measuring and Class Rules 16 and 17 and the current ByPass system. 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 helmsperson must have satisfied all measurement/inspetion and registration requirements as specified in this Notice of Race including the submission (at the completion of measurement/inspection) of properly completed measurement work sheets or ByPass request. If the Measurement Form cannot be produced before the first race, RRS 78.2 will be applied.

7.3 Dates of Racing:
Date Races
Wednesday June 26 2 Races
Thursday June 27 3 Races
Friday June 28 2 Races
Saturday June 29 2 Races

7.4 The first warning signal of the first day will be at 13.00. From the second day, the intended time of the first warning signal for the day will be posted on the official notice board before 20:00 the previous day. If no notice will be displayed, the first Warning Signal will be at the same time as the previous day.

7.5 There will be no warning signal on the last racing day after 1600 hs.
7.6 The OA intention is to organize a practice race on June 25 with warning signal at 1400hs (at no cost); The one will depend on number of boats which arrived and are ready to race.

8. Sailing instructions
Sailing Instructions will be available at registration completion.

9. Venue, Course area
A chart showing the course area is attached.

10. The courses
Standard ISA Championship courses will be used.

11. Penalty system
11.1 44.1 is changed so that the two-turns penalty is replaced by one-turn penalty.
11.2 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 70.4.

12. Scoring
12.1 The Low Points Scoring System of RRS A4 will apply.
12.2 9 races are scheduled of which 4 must be completed to constitute a valid championship.
12.3 a) When fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
b) When 6 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

13. Support Boats.[DP]
All the supporters and trainers boats must get an accreditation at their arrival (caution € 20). 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 producing the following documents to the Organising Authority:
• rib’s engine registration document (engine brand name - engine serial numbers);
• rib’s engine insurance;
• Driver’s identity document.
They will be given a flag with an identification number. In case it was asked by the R.C. they will help in rescue operations.
After the Warning Signal and during the races, all those boats or dinghies will have to stay at least 200 meters clear from the race course

14. Berthing
Boats shall be kept in their assigned places while they are in the harbour [DP]

15. Haul out restrictions
The Solings shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee. [DP]

16. Diving Equipment and Plastic Pools
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around the Solings between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta. [DP]

17. Radio Communications and Electronics
17.1 Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats. [DP]
17.2 Boats are required to carry onboard a tracking device/smartphone with a specific tracking system (Kwindoo) installed and running with devices fully charged. [DP]

18. Prizes
- Daily prizes will be awarded to the winner of each race
- The European Championship Perpetual Trophy - donated by the Royal Danish Yacht Club “with the intention of bringing together as many competitors of various nationalities as possible for yacht racing in a friendly spirit”.
- The European Champion - donated by the The Royal Yacht Club of Sweden for the best placed team at the European Championship.
- The Best European Team – donated by the ISA for the best European team placed at the European Championship, all members must be European Citizens.
- The British Soling Association Trophy - donated by the British Soling Association and awarded to the best-placed helmsman aged 35 years or under on the first scheduled day of racing and the aggregate ages of the crew of three must be 120 or under.
- Rien Segaar Trophy – donated by the Segaar Family (NED) with the intention to award those in the middle fleet who makes the best effort to improve their country scores. Awarded to the last of the best, the third team of a country which the aggregate final scores of the three best are lower than the other countries see Deed of gift below at this championship rules:
- Reloaded Trophy – donated by the ASF (Norway) with the intention to bring as many women into the Soling competition - awarded to the best-placed woman in the event.
- Vincent Manach’ Trophy – donated by Vincent Manach (French sailor), and awarded to a sailor from the host nation (nominated by the host nation - see end of Championship Rules for Terms of Reference).
- Dino Schiesaro Perpetual Trophy – donated by the CVT, and awarded to the winner of the championship.

19. Disclaimer of liability
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

20. Insurance
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 1.500.000 euro per incident or the equivalent for the duration of the regatta. Participants with insufficient insurance amount may request a provisional extension of the one at the registration desk only for the duration of the regatta from June 26 to 29, the cost of the extension is 20 euros.

21. Right to use name and likeness
Competitors automatically grant to the Organising Authority and the sponsors of the Event, the right in perpetuity, to make, use and show, from time to time and at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition in this event in which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said event without compensation.

22.Trailer parking, docking and cars
All participants shall park their road-trailers, with or without boat, in the designated areas on the premises of the Circolo Vela Torbole From Monday 24th up to and including Saturday 29th June 2019. Boat docking is arranged in designated area in the Marina of the Circolo Vela Torbole. Cars shall be parked in the designated parking areas PRIOR EXPOSURE OF THE COUPON AVAILABLE IN OFFICE. Please note that you can not park and/or sleep in the parking lot during the night.

23. Further Information
For further information please contact or visit:
- Circolo Vela Torbole Via Lungolago Conca d’Oro, 12 38069 Torbole sul Garda (Tn) Italy
Tel: +39 0464 506240 Fax: +39 0464 506076 E-Mail: ;</a>
- Also more Information is found at the event website</a> or at the club website:</a>


Chart showing the course area in relation to the host club.