Notice of Race

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1. ORGANIZATION

On behalf of the Spanish Royal Sailing Federation (Real Federación Española de Vela, RFEV), Barcelona Royal Yacht Club (Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, RCNB) is organizing the 14th edition of the PUIG VELA CLÀSSICA BARCELONA Regatta for vintage, classic, and big boats, sponsored by Puig.

The 14th PUIG VELA CLÀSSICA BARCELONA Regatta is an event within the official calendar of the RFEV that counts towards the 2021 Spanish Cup for Vintage and Classic Boats and towards the 11th Mare Nostrum Trophy.

2. LOCATION AND DATES

The 14th PUIG VELA CLÀSSICA BARCELONA Regatta will take place in the waters of Barcelona between July 14 and 17, 2021.

3. RULES 

3.1 The regatta will be governed by the following rules:

  • The World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 (RRS).
  • The current International Mediterranean Committee (IMC) Regulations governing measurement, and classic and vintage boat regattas, and the annexes thereto.
  • The regulations of the RFEV, available at: https://www.rfev.es/default/reglamentos/index/id/41.
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
  • The RFEV Technical Regulations for Cruising Yachts 2021-2024, available at: https://www.rfev.es/uploaded_files/Document_5206_20210107101531_es.pdf.
  • The World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations governing offshore racing, category 4.
  • Article 90.3(e)(3) of the RRS shall be applicable.
  • Between the official hours of sunset and sunrise, the rules of part 2 of the RRS shall be replaced with part B of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
  • The notation [NP] in the rules governing this regatta means that infringement of this rule shall not be protested by boats [this amends R 60.1(a) of the RRS].
  • Protocols and measures to be adopted with regard to COVID-19 in accordance with regulations that will be applied at the time of the event, in keeping with the guidelines of the Spanish Royal Sailing Federation, the Civil Protection Committee of Catalonia (PROCICAT), the State Secretariat for Sport, and the Catalan Sailing Federation in force when the event is held. These shall be published on the regatta website at least two months before the event itself

3.2 In the event of any discrepancy between the languages, the Spanish text shall prevail.

4. ELIGIBILITY & ADVERTISING

4.1 Participants must comply with the provisions set forth in the World Sailing Eligibility Code (Regulation 19).
4.2 Participants of Spanish nationality or with legal residence in Spain, or those competing on boats assigned to a Spanish club should be in possession of a 2021 federation qualified sportsperson license.
4.3 Boats displaying individual advertising must be granted prior authorization from their national authority, where required.
4.4 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is breached, rule 20.9.2 of the World Sailing Regulations shall be applied [DP].

5. PARTICIPATING CLASSES

The 14th PUIG VELA CLÀSSICA BARCELONA Regatta is open to the following categories:

  • Vintage boats: boats launched on or before December 31, 1949 and built according to the criteria set out in the IMC Regulations.
  • Classic boats: boats launched between January 1, 1950 and December 31, 1975 and built according to the criteria set out in the IMC Regulations.
  • Big boats: vintage and classic boats with a length of 23 meters or more. At least 3 boats should be registered in order to form a group.

5.2 The Organizing Committee can subdivide the participating classes in groups, the so-called subdivisions will be by type of boat, APM, length, always in terms of the CO and always with at least 4 boats in the group.

6. REGISTRATION

6.1 Registrations must be formalized using the attached form.

6.2 The registration fees for the regatta are as follows:

  • For boats equal to or longer than 23 meters: € 430
  • Between 22.99 and 20 meters: € 320
  • Between 19.99 and 15 meters: € 270
  • Between 14.99 and 12 meters: € 230
  • For boats shorter than 12 meters: € 190

 (Fees are VAT exempt when chargeable to natural persons)

6.3 Registration fees shall be settled by bank transfer to Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, specifying the name of the boat and the event. They shall be paid into the following account:

Banking details:
Bank name: Banco Sabadell Atlántico
Agency: Pla de Palau
City: BARCELONA
Account number: 0081-0163-61-0001988006
IBAN: ES9000810163610001988006
SWIFT: BSABESBB

6.4 Registrations must be sent to the following address, along with a photocopy of a valid IMC measurement certificate and a photocopy of a receipt of the deposit or transfer, before July 1, 2021:

REAL CLUB NÁUTICO DE BARCELONA
Muelle de España s/n
08039 BARCELONA
E-mail: regatas@rcnb.com

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to accept registrations after this date.

6.5 It shall be incumbent on the representative of each boat to send an email message in order to check that the registration has been successfully submitted to the Organizing Committee.

6.6  Participants must confirm their registration by signing up with the Regatta Office before 8:00 pm on July 14, and the following documents should also be submitted:

  • A copy of a valid insurance policy covering civil liability (damage to third parties and property), or an increase in third party damage and civil liability cover to reach a minimum amount of €601,012.
  • A copy of the receipt of the direct debit payment for the valid insurance policy.
  • A copy of the IMC measurement certificate, valid for 2021.
  • A list of the crew members with identity cards and an onshore contact number (to be filled in at the Regatta Office).
  • In the case of Spanish crew members or those sailing on a boat assigned to a Spanish club and who are legally resident in Spain, a valid state federation sportsperson license. Foreign crew members who are not in possession of a federation license must provide a copy of their passport at the Regatta Office during the period for signing up.
  • A duly completed and signed registration form.
  • The Sailing Declaration (IMC Regulations, article 15) to be filled in at the Regatta Office.
  • Authorization from the relevant national authority in order to display advertising, if applicable.
  • A statement showing compliance with the specific rules in effect with regard to Covid-19 in accordance with current regulations that will be applied at the time of the event and/or any other documentation that must be submitted, in accordance with the guidelines of the Spanish Royal Sailing Federation, the Civil Protection Committee of Catalonia (PROCICAT), the State Secretariat for Sport, and the Catalan Sailing Federation in force when the event is held.

6.7 [NP] After 8:00 pm on July 14, the Organizing Committee shall not accept any registration that has been made without submitting the valid IMC certificate to the Regatta Office (this amends rule 78.2 of the RRS).

7. PROGRAM

7.1 The sports program shall take place as shown as follows:

PROGRAM

7.2 Three races are programmed, and no more than two races per day may be held. At least one race must be completed in order to receive the award of winner in the 14th PUIG VELA CLÀSSICA BARCELONA Regatta in each of the participating classes established.

7.3 The regatta instructions will be available from Wednesday, July 14 on the regatta website.

8. COURSES

 Courses shall be detailed in the regatta instructions.

9. INSPECTIONS & MEASUREMENT (NP) (DP)

All participating boats may be required by the Technical Committee to undergo measurement inspections and checks. Any boat may be checked at any time before, during, and after the regatta.

10. SCORING

10.1   The Low Point System of Appendix A of the RRS shall be used.

10.2   The final score for each boat shall be the total of all her points.

11. CLASSIFICATIONS

 There will be a classification for each category and/or class established.

12. SAFETY (NP)(DP)

12.1   The safety of this regatta shall be in line with category 4 according to the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations governing offshore racing. The courses to be navigated are type C (according to rule 18 of the IMC).

12.2   All boats will need to be fitted with a VHF radio with channel 16 and the official communication channels used for the regatta.

12.3   It is mandatory for all participating boats to use their own motor when navigating around the waters in the Port of Barcelona and for them to respect the regulations governing navigation in said port.

12.4   It shall be incumbent on the vessel owner or the individual responsible for each boat to adhere to the general and special legal regulations envisaged for pleasure boats when it comes to the government, administrative formalities, and safety of the vessels.

12.5   The use of drones (RPAS) by support staff or crew is prohibited at all times within the premises of Barcelona Royal Yacht Club.

13. AWARDS AND SOCIAL CEREMONIES

The list of awards will be published on the official notice board.

The award ceremony will take place once the general classifications have been published on Saturday July 17, 2021.

Other ceremonies may be organized while the event is being held. Any programming in this regard will be announced on the official notice board.

14. BERTHING

Registered boats that are taking part in the races with a home port outside Catalonia will benefit from a berth free-of-charge, except for costs, at Barcelona Royal Yacht Club between July 1 and 31, 2021. 

Registered boats that are taking part in the races with a home port in Catalonia will benefit from a berth free-of-charge, except for costs, at Barcelona Royal Yacht Club between July 10 and 24, 2021.

Berths provided by the organizers during the above-mentioned dates must be used under the full responsibility of the owner or skipper of each participating boat.

On all other days during the month of July and until August 31, boats taking part in the 14th PUIG VELA CLÀSSICA BARCELONA Regatta 2021 will benefit from special discounts.

Boats escorting registered participants that apply for a berth at the club will need to pay applicable berthing fees to Barcelona Royal Yacht Club if there are spaces available

15. [NP] IMAGE RIGHTS

15.1 Image rights relating to the regatta are solely and exclusively owned by the RCNB, the RFEV and Puig. Any advertising campaign that does not benefit from express authorization from the RCNB, the RFEV and Puig shall be prohibited.

15.2   Participants shall grant authorization to the sponsor(s) and the organizing authority for their name and image, or that of the boat with which they are taking part, to be used in any text, photograph, or video montage to be published or broadcast via any medium (including the press, TV advertising, or the Internet) as part of editorial comments, information, or publicity. Moreover, the name and biographies of participants may be used or broadcast via any known medium.

15.3   Participants undertake not to carry out or allow any act of reproduction, public disclosure, or distribution of images of the sailing contest without prior permission from Barcelona Royal Yacht Club.

15.4   Any advertising campaign not linked to the event sponsor, the clubs, and the Organizing Committee – carried out by participants, their sponsors, or individuals, entities and organizations directly or indirectly linked to them, and undertaken on the premises of the club or on the pontoons provided – will require prior written permission from the organizing authority.

15.5   Failure to comply with this rule will entail automatic exclusion from the competition for the boat bearing the advertising subject to the action. Moreover, the participant will not be reimbursed for any fees paid for registration to the regatta.

16. LIABILITY

All parties taking part in the regatta do so under their own risk and liability.

The Organizing Committee, and all persons or bodies involved in organizing the event, decline any liability whatsoever for losses, damages, injuries, or inconvenience caused to individuals or property, both onshore and offshore, as a result of taking part in the races to which this notice of race refers.

Particular attention should be drawn to fundamental rule 3, DECISION TO RACE, of part 1 of the RRS, which stipulates:

“The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”

Barcelona, March 2021