Notice of Race

1. Regatta VARNA CHANNEL CUP2018 will take place in Varna bay and Varna lake from 31 May to 3 June

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 four 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 2018)

– Valid certificate for competence of the skipper.

– Valid ORC / IRC certificate for 2018 – for all the boats in classIRC/ORC.

– Personal insurance is mandatory for the entire crew – minimum limit 1000 eu per person.

– 3rd Parties Liability Insurance – minimum limit 10’000eu.


Preliminary applications forms will be accepted until 30 May 2018 on the e-mail address of the Organizer –

Registration will be made from 10.00 to 19.00 h on 31 May 2018 in the regatta office

Late registration – 07.00 – 08.45 a.m. on 1 June 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 2018 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 2018


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 31 May 2018

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

Opening Party

Friday 1 June

Late registration 07:00 – 09:00 in the regatta office(Passenger Terminal- Varna)

9:30 Skippers meeting (Passenger Terminal- Varna)

11:00 Start of Races

Saturday 2 June

10:00 Start races

Sunday 3 June

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. The first two yachts will be awarded in classes that include four yachts.


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.


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.

14.1 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 2018 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.


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


Additional information:

– Hydro-meteorological situation

– Supply with provisions, fuel, spare parts and repairs, mooring – Contact person – George Dimitrov +359 882925863.


Times referred to in this Notice are Bulgarian summer time, ie GMT +3 hours in Sofia Astronomical Observatory.

Organizing Committee