1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 No national authority prescriptions will apply.
1.3 Racing rules 42.3(c), 44.2 and 61.1(c) will be changed. The change to rule 42.3(c) restricts pumping, the change to rule 44.2 includes a penalty involving spinnaker handling, and the change to rule 61.1(c) sets a time limit. The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions.
1.4 Article VIII, paragraphs 4 and 5, of the class rules will not apply.
Advertising chosen by the organizing authority may be required. According to Article VIII, paragraph 2, of the class rules, advertising on sails is not permitted.
3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to boats of the Lightning class whose crew members are all under 20 years of age on 31 December 2010. Every national authority is entitled to two
entries; the host nation Ecuador is entitled to two additional entries. Additional entries will be accepted on an equal basis up to a total fleet size of 20.
3.2 Each national class association or national authority shall inform the ILCA office by May 1st , 2010 of the number of boats it intends to enter. The contact data are:
International Lightning Class Association
7625 South Yampa Street
Centennial, Colorado 80016
phone +1 303-325-5886, fax +1 303 699 2178, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry forms are available from the office. The completed form must be returned with the entry fee and damage deposit (see below) by June 1, 2010.
Required fees are as follows:
Entry fee US$120 (for late entry US$150)
Damage deposit US$500, refundable. Damages beyond the $500 deposit will be at the expense of the skipper at fault.
5 BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
Boats will be provided by the organizing authority. A system of draw will provide for fair boat rotation. Competitors shall bring their own sails and personal buoyancy.
6 SCHEDULE-(Edited- see change of NOR for date changes posted 17 Nov/2009)
6.1 Registration and sail measurement
(edit: Date change-Friday July 23)
Monday July 19 1000-1700.
(edit: Date change- Friday July 23)
Monday 19 July warning signal at 14h55.
6.3 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 12h55.
Six races are scheduled, with no more than three races a day. The racing days are
(edit: Date change- Saturday July 24)
Tuesday 20 July
(edit: Date change- Sunday July 25)
Wednesday 21 July
(edit: Date change- Monday July 26)
Thursday 22 July
6.4 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 12h55.
Sails will be measured. A maximum of one mainsail, two jibs and two spinnakers will be measured and approved for the regatta.
8 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available at registration.
Attachment 1 shows the location of the Yacht club and racing area. The Salinas Yacht Club is located in the coast of Ecuador, a two-hour drive west from Guayaquil’s José Joaquin de Olmedo (GYE) International Airport. Lodging will be provided upon request, as well as pick-ups from the airport http://www.salinasyachtclub.org/
10 THE COURSES
The courses to be sailed will be of the windward-leeward type.
11.1 One race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta.
(a) When fewer than six races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When six races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
12 SUPPORT BOATS
Team leaders, coaches, and other support personnel shall stay outside the racing area (defined as 100 meters outside the lay lines of the course including the start area) from the start of the first race to the finish of the last race of the regatta unless otherwise designated in the Sailing Instructions. Individual competitors may not use support boats at any time during the regatta unless such support is available to all competitors or is authorized by the organizing authority. The penalty for failure to comply with any of these requirements may be disqualification of all yachts associated with the infringing support personnel. The organizing authority may designate a coach or coaches who will be present during the event including on-water. Equal support to all competitors will be provided during non-racing times. Coaching on an equal basis to all competitors shall be limited to dry land whether before, during or after the days racing.
Prizes will be given as follows: perpetual trophy for the International Lightning Class Youth World Champion, trophies for the first five places, prizes to winners of each race.
14 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
15 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact ILCA (see paragraph 3.2).