Notice of Race
1. VARNA CHANNEL CUP 2019
Regatta will take place in Varna bay and Varna lake from 23 to 26 May 2019
The regatta is organized by Municipality of Varna and yacht club BAVARIA YACHTS – Bulgaria supported by LZ yachting 1991
The regatta will be held in the following classes:
- Class ORC club
- Class IRC
The classification of the boats in the different classes will be decided only by the Regatta Committee and can not be a reason for redress
A minimum of five yachts will form a class.
At registration, in addition to the completed application form for participation – each boat must present:
- Valid sailing certificate of the yacht (validated for 2019)
- Valid certificate for competence of the skipper.
- Valid ORC / IRC certificate for 2019 – for all the boats in class IRC/ORC.
- Personal insurance is mandatory for the entire crew – minimum limit 1000 eu per person.
- 3rd Parties Liability Insurance – minimum limit 10’000 eu.
5. REGISTRATION FORM
Preliminary applications forms will be accepted until 22 May 2019 on the e-mail address of the Organizer – BavariaYachtsBulgaria@gmail.com
Registration will be made from 10.00 to 19.00 h on 23 May 2019 in the regatta office
Late registration – 07.00 – 08.45 a.m. on 24 May with a fee of € 15.
Application forms are received by e-mail or in regatta office.
The regatta will be held in accordance with:
a. Racing Rules of Sailing of ISAF RRS 2017-2020.
b. OSR 2019 Category – Appendix B – Inshore races.
c. International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
d. The notice of race.
e. Sailing instructions.
f. Rules of ORC /IRC 2019
Advertising is permitted under the ISAF Code for Advertising, Provision 20 – Category “C”. Yachts are required to display the advertising materials provided by the Organizer (stickers for the hull and flags). The yachts that fail to display the advertising materials will be disqualified from the respective Race
Thursday 23 May 2019
10:00 to 19:00 – Registration in the regatta office (Yacht Club Bavaria Yachts , Passenger Terminal– Varna)
15:00 – Pro-Am Race – along Varna coastline
Friday 24 May 2019
07:00 – 09:00 – Late registration in the regatta office (Passenger Terminal– Varna)
9:30 – Skippers meeting (Passenger Terminal– Varna)
11:00 – Start of Races
Saturday 25 May 2019
10:00 – Start Channel races
Sunday 26 May 2019
10:00 – Start races
17:00 – Prize giving ceremony, closing of the regatta.
– Class ORC and Class IRC – handicapped
9.1. The coefficients for the races will be announced at the technical conference.
The first three yachts in each class will be awarded.
11.1. All sailors participating in the regatta are entirely at their own risk and responsibility. For under aged sailors the responsible person is the skipper of the boat.
11.2. The Organizers and any person involved in the organization and conducting of the regatta will not bear any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury and /or death which may occur and to happen to a person or property, regardless of water or on shore, during and / or as a result of participation in the regatta.
11.3. The competitors are obliged to follow rules ISAF RRS 2016 -2020, this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. Competitors will bear full and sole responsibility for the seagoing qualities rigged sail (spars, rigging and sails), emergency and rescue equipment on boats, as well as training and skills of the crews. The skippers will bear full responsibility for behavior and dressing of their crews, representatives or guests.
12. SOCIAL PROGRAM
Social program will be given upon registration.
All yachts must be equipped with VHF stations. During the regatta permanent connection will be maintained on channel 73. The presence of mobile phones on board on each boat is recommended.
14. SECURITY AWARENESS
14.1 All the boats are obligated to have working navigational lights, and to correspond with the requirements of Marine Administration for the respective itineraries of the regatta
14.2 For all the boats is mandatory to have the minimum required safety equipment listed in OSR 2019 Appendix B – Inshore races
14.3 If required by the Regatta Committee (a measurer or inspector), the yacht could be inspected for the presence of the above mentioned items
14.4 The Skippers of the participating boats has to sign a declaration for the existence of the safety equipment noted in art. 15 in the current notice
Mooring of boats during the regatta is free of charge.
16. TV AND MEDIA
By submitting the application form, all entrants grant the organizers the rights to capture, display, store and distribute all films and photographs, photos etc, including the digital media captured during the event and include images of the competitors and / or boats.
Lachezar Bratoev tel +359885099999
– Hydro-meteorological situation
– Supply with provisions, fuel, spare parts and repairs, mooring
– Contact person – George Dimitrov +359 88 2925863.
18. OFFICIAL TIME
Times referred to in this Notice are Bulgarian summer time, ie GMT +3 hours in Sofia Astronomical Observatory.