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29er Eurocup 2018

Notice of Series Dates and Venues

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#1 Spain 15-18 February

CN El Balis -

Barcelona

https://cnelbalis.sailti.com/en/default/races/race/text/medsailing-eurocup-1-es-2

#2 France 30 March-2 April Cavalaire-sur-Mer
#3 Denmark 5-6 May Rungsted
#4 Holland 10-13 May Workum       dutchyouthregatta.org
#5 Germany 16-19 June Kiel https://www.kieler-woche.de/en/
#6 Poland 27-30 June Gdynia

      https://29er.gdyniasailingdays.org/en

#7 Great Britain 28 July-2 Aug Hayling Island

https://29eruk.ourclubadmin.com/event.php?event=133

#8 Europeans 4-12 August Finland, Espoon

      www.29ereuropeans.org

#9 Italy - FINAL 24-27 October Riva del Garda

Results standings after European Championship and prior to final event in Italy.

 

1. ORGANISING AUTHORITY
1.1. Combined 29er class associations of Europe

2. RULES
2.1. Racing will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020 (including all amendments) with this Notice of Series to be followed by each EuroCup venue.

3. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
3.1. The Regatta is open to 29er sailors who are members of the International 29er Class association. Sailors who are not current members prior to the first race of each event will not be scored.

4. REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE
4.1. To be advised on 29er.org web site

5. MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATES
5.1. Measurement Certificates will not be required, but all boats must conform to the class rules.

6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
6.1. The Sailing Instructions will be handed out at Registration of each event and may vary at each event.

7. RACING AREA AND COURSES
7.1. Will be advised at each event

8. SCORING
8.1. The Low point Scoring System (Rule A2) will apply.
8.2. Three races are required to constitute a qualifying series.
8.3. The 29er Euro Cup is an annual competition based on a nominated series of events organised in different European countries. There shall only be one event per country. Entry will be open to competitors of any nationality. These events will be known as "Euro Cup qualifying regattas". Each qualifying regatta shall be scored using the Low Point System and prizes for that event shall be awarded on that basis.
8.4. For the purposes of determining the positions in the Euro Cup series, the final scores of each qualifying event shall be re-scored as follows:
First place - 1 point
Second place - 2 points
Third place - 3 points
Each place thereafter - add 1 point
8.5. If there is more than one boat correctly entered for the qualifying regatta, but which did not compete, they shall all receive equal last place scores.
8.6. The number of boats entered for each qualifying regatta will probably differ. Thus the last place points will also differ.
8.7. For the purpose of series scoring, results will be based off the team's performance (ie: both helm & crew must be consistent throughout the entire EuroCup series). Change of helm or crew will result in a separate listing.
8.8. Each EuroCup will have sub-groups within the scores to recognize: Youth teams (both helm & crew must be born 2000 or later) Female teams (both helm & crew are female) Mixed teams (helm & crew mixed male/female)
8.9. DNC will equal 500. 8.10. A minimum of 5 boats must be registered from a minimum of 2 nations for the qualifying regatta to be scored. 8.11. The final Euro Cup results will be based on a boat's 5 best results. 8.12. The final event in Garda will be non-discardable

9. COACHES AND SUPPORTERS
9.1. Restrictions may apply at some venues.

10. PRIZES
10.1. Will be awarded at the final event for the following categories courtesy of Ovington Boats, Ltd.

Podium: Top 3 Overall in the Series
Podium: Top 3 Female boats in the Series
Top Under 17 Boys and Top Under 17 Girls

10.2. At each EuroCup event, the following prizes should be awarded:
The Top 3 Overall
The Top 3 Females

11. SAFETY
11.1. All competitors must wear adequate (closed cell foam) personal buoyancy at all times when afloat. Wet suits and dry suits are not adequate personal buoyancy. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disqualification from one or more races. This changes the current RRS.

12. LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION
12.1. A boat is entirely responsible for its own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else reduces this responsibility.
12.2. It is for the boat to decide whether it is fit to sail in the conditions which it will find itself. By launching or going afloat, the boat confirms that it is fit for the conditions and that its crew is competent to sail and compete in them.
12.3. The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in the sum of at least 2 million euros.
12.4.Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat, nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping run the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats and beachmasters.
12.5. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of its responsibilities.
12.6. For the attention of parents of competitors under 18. If the competitor is under 18 the accommodation is the responsibility of the individual competitor; no responsibility can be taken for unaccompanied competitors.
12.7. Under 18's will also need to have filled in the parental consent form at each event.

13 SPONSOR ADVERTISING:
13.1 Sailors may be required to wear sponsorship apparel at the finale for the podium.

14 CHARTER BOATS:
Sailcenter are offering charter boat packages for each or all of the events. See the following page and Link below:

sailcenter.com/29-er-charter-euro-cup-2018-EN.html