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INTERNATIONAL SOLING CLASS
2019 SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
NOTICE OF RACE
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THE SOLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
will take place at YCPE, Punta del Este, Uruguay from 15 to 18 November of 2019

Organizing authority
The Yacht Club Punta del Este (YCPE), and the Brazilian Soling Association (ABS), in conjunction with the International Soling Association (ISA).
The notation ‘[DP]' in a rule in the Sailing Instructions means that the penalty for a breach of that rule may, at the discretion of the Protest Committee, be less than disqualification.

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 Uruguayan National Authority will not apply.
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.
1.6. In case of translation of this Notice of Race, the English text shall take precedence.

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 sa.soling.com no later
than 29 October 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 500 U$D and may be paid by Cash or Credit Card at registration office OR bank
transfer made before 29 October 2019. The entry fee includes the ISA Championship fee of 50 U$D and unlimited Crane in/out, Mooring, Trailer parking, and tickets to the crew for all Social events (Gala Dinner, Opening and Prize Giving Ceremonies).
5.2. Registration is completed after payments are effective and registration forms are signed at the registration office.
5.3. Entries made with payment sent by bank transfer before September 30th of 2019 will have a discount and will be 400 U$D..
5.4. Bank Information:
The entry fee must be paid in USD (no other currencies will be accepted) by bank transfer to the bank account of the Yacht Club Punta del Este. Any fee for the money transfer must be paid by sender, and the amount must be net for the beneficiary.

Banco Santander S.A. (Uruguay)
Julio Herrera y Obes 1365 Montevideo
Swift : BSCHUYMM

Banco corresponsal / Intermidiate Bank
Wells Fargo Bank - New York
Swift code PNBPUS3NNYC
ABA 026005092

Beneficiario Final / Final Recipient
Cuenta : 1377043
Sucursal : 79 – PENÍNSULA – PUNTA DEL ESTE
Beneficiario : YACHT CLUB PUNTA DEL ESTE

The bank transfer shall clearly indicate SAIL NUMBER, COUNTRY AND NAME OF THE HELMSPERSON, please forward a copy of the receipt by email to the regatta office.

5.5. Refund policy:
100% of the entry fee is reimbursed back to the competitor if its participation is cancelled before 20 October 2019.
After this date, a partial refund of the entry fee could 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
7.2. The Race Office at YCPE will be open for registration on 14 November from 11:00 to 16:00 and on 15 September 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00.
7.3. Equipment inspection and event measurement:
7.3.1. It will take place at YCLB during the event under the class Bypass request system.
7.3.2. Yachts will be measured/inspected in accordance with ISA Championship Rule 7.0 – Measuring, 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 or be available online at the class website for download, and the helmsperson must have satisfied all measurement/inspection and registration requirements as specified in this Notice of Race, including the submission (at the completion of measurement/inspection) of properly completed measurement worksheets or Bypass request.
If the Measurement Form cannot be produced before the first race, RRS 78.2 will be applied.

7.4. Dates of Racing
- Friday, 15 November 2 Races
- Saturday, 16 November 3 Races
- Sunday, 17 November 3 Races
- Monday, 18 November 2 Races
On Friday 15 November, the first warning signal will be at 14:30.
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.
7.5. There will be no warning signal on the last racing day (November 18) after 16:30.

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. RRS44.1 is changed so that the Two-turns Penalty is replaced by a One-turn Penalty.

12. Scoring
12.1. The Low Points Scoring System of RRSA4 will apply.
12.2. 10 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]
13.1. All the supporters' and trainers' boats must get an accreditation at their arrival (caution20U$D).
13.2. During this event, a special permit to use such boats may be given producing the following
documents to the Organizing Authority:
- Rib's engine registration document (engine brand name - engine serial numbers);
- Rib's engine insurance;
- Driver's identity document.
13.3. They will be given a flag with an identification number. In case it was asked by the Race Committee they will help in rescue operations.
13.4. 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 area.

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

15. Hall 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 case of 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
- Classic Trophy - donated by the ISA and awarded to the highest placed boat built before January 1st
of 1980;
- Overall 1st to 5th place.

19. Disclaimer of liability
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4 – Decision to Race. The organizing authority will have no 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 cover while racing at the regatta.

21. Right to use name and likeness
Competitors automatically grant to the Organizing 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. Further Information
For further information please contact or visit: www.ycpe.org.uy
Yacht Club Punta del Este, Calle 10 esq. 13 - Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay Tel: (+598) 4244 0220
E-Mail:

23. More Information is found at the event website:


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