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RUTA DE LA SAL REGATTA

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ROUTE OF THE REGATTA SALT


Offshore Mediterranean regatta for cruising sailing yachts authorized by the Catalan, Valencian and Balearic Sailing Federations.


ORGANIZERS
Nautical Club Skipper and Nautical Diffusion


COLLABORATORS


Club Marítim Port Ginesta, Real Club Náutico Denia and Club de Vela Andratx at the start and Club Nàutic Sant Antoni de Portmany of Ibiza at the finish


WHEN


It will be held during Easter, from Thursday April 18th to Sunday April 21st 2019. Departures April 18th


For weather or security reasons, the race committee can delay or even advance the start of the race. In this case, the committee will notify it at the mandatory Skippers' meeting.


COURSES


BARCELONA version: from Port Ginesta â € "Barcelona to Sant Antoni de Portmany â €" Ibiza. Approx. minimum distance 140â € ™ NM.


DENIA version: from Denia to Sant Antoni de Portmany - Ibiza, leaving the islands of Formentera, Tagomago and Ibiza to port. Approx. minimum distance 120'NM.


MALLORCA version: from Andratx to Sant Antoni de Portmany - Ibiza, leaving the islands of Tagomago, Formentera, Es Vedra, Bledas and Conejera to starboard. minimum distance 103'NM.


 


REGULATIONS


World Sailing regatta rules, RI measurement rules (RANC), Technical Cruise Regulations 2019 of the Spanish Sailing Federation (2019 Sailing cruiser technical rules) and its appendixes, MOCRA (for multihulls) and World Sailing safety rules and the following Race Instructions, which may modify each of the aforementioned points.


ELIGIBILITY


Participating sailing boats may exhibit their own advertising material in accordance with World Sailing Rule 20 and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation Race Regulation and Provisions regarding such rule,


The yachts participating in the regatta must identify themselves with two stickers of the Regatta placed on both sides of the boat. These stickers will be supplied by the organization and its use during the race will be mandatory. The yacht that does not carry such indicative stickers may be penalized with 10% of its real time (addition to Rule A5 of the RRV Appendix)


BOAT CATEGORIES


The participating sailing boats will be classified in the following categories:


ALPHA: Boats designed from January 1st, 2005


BRAVO: Boats designed between January 1st, 1992 and December 31, 2004


CHARLIE: Boats designed before December 31, 1991


DELTA: Multi-hull cruisers


According to crew


GOLF: Boats crewed by two persons.


ALINA: Fully crewed boats in which at least 50% of the crew, including the Skipper, are women.


TRAINING: Charter boats with professional Skipper or with demonstrated experience


Other categories:


MINI-SAL ESTE: Shortened course: direct course from Denia to Sant Antonio. For crews who wish to take their first steps in off-shore racing.


HANSE: Sailing boats of this German yacht builder that will compete in the BARCELONA version These yachts will also compete in the corresponding category, according to boat’s design year and crew type.


A minimum of six boats is required to form a category. If a certain category cannot be formed, the corresponding boats will be included in another category, according to its design year and/or its LOA, to discretion of the Race Committee.


To enroll the boat in any of the following categories: Bravo or Charlie, the boat must have been specifically designed as a cruiser. Old race prototypes built in fiberglass or aluminium are explicitly excluded and will be included in the Alfa category.


Boats in Charlie category that have not preserved their original design or riggings will be included in the Bravo category. The owners of the boats must notify the Race Committee prior to the start of the race.


It is the owner’s obligation to make sure the boat is registered in the right category and confirm it with the Race Committee. The time limit for owners to ask for a category change is 72 hours prior to the start of the race.


Any error made by the owner in the registration form will lead to the change to the right category after the starting signal is given and will carry a 6-hour penalty applied to the yacht’s elapsed time.


Depending on the number of participating yac hts in each category, the Race Committee can subdivide them into different Classes according to boat design year or length (LOA).


Minimum length is 8m. Exceptionally and at the Race Committee’s discretion, boats between 6.50 and 8m LOA may be accepted.


REGISTRATION


A maximum of 200 yachts can participate in the race


The Club Nautic Sant Antoni and Ports IB put at the disposal of the regatta a maximum of 160 moorings and 40 buoys. Assignment of births will be made by strict registration order. To establish the order of registration the organization will use the fee’s payment date. First the 160 moorings will be assigned. The following 40 vessels that confirm registration through payment will be assigned to the buoys, until the maximum quota is exhausted.


The organization will make available to the crews moored in buoys a taxi-boats service operating 24 hours, to embark and disembark during the stay in the buoys of Sant Antoni, until a berth in the harbour is not available.


The registration period, which starts on Wednesday October 10, 2018, will end on April 4th, 2019 or when the maximum quota is reached. The Race Committee shall reserve the right to accept registrations after the specified date applying a 30% surcharge.


REGISTRATION FEE



When the number of crew members is higher t han the one shown in the table a 25€ increase will be applied to the registration fee for each additional crew member.


Registration fee includes: one week mooring rights prior the start of the race in each of the departure’s Clubs and one week mooring rights in Es Nautic de Sant Antoni after the arrival, the Welcome Receptions hosted by the organization at the departure Clubs, the welcome drink on the terraces of Rio Ibiza, the Buffet Dinner after the Award Ceremony in Ibiza, as well as the commemorative shirts for all crew members and activities scheduled in Events Program.


COMPANY AND SPONSORD BOAT REGISTRATIONS


A/- Boats registered in the name of a company: +20%
B/- Boats sponsored by small and medium sized companies: +50% C/- Boasts sponsored by multinationals or financial entities: +100%  C/- Boasts sponsored by multinationals or financial entities: +100%


REGISTRATION FEE DISCOUNT


10% discount on the registration fee will be applied to yachts whose skippers prove their membership to: CM Port Ginesta, RCN Denia, CN Sant Antoni de Portmany, CN Ibiza, CN Santa Eulàlia or CV Puerto de Andratx. Discounts are non-cumulative.


REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS


Registration is mandatory. You can register at the “formulario de inscripción” section of larutadelasal.com webpage. You must attach the following documents:


1.- Navigation certificate. Boats with foreign flag shall present the navigation certificate of their own country.


2.- The boat’s Insurance policy and valid receipt (payment certificate of the insurance) for civil liability towards third parties.


3.- MMSI Radio beacon number


4.- 2019 RI handicap certificate or one valid exclusively for this race. Request it at the Real Asociación Nacional de Cruseros (Sailing Cruisers National Royal Association): gestion@ranc.es – telf. +34 93 451 72 88.


5.- Sailing Federation licence. Each crew member shall submit either a yearly licence or one valid exclusively for this race. You can request it from your own club, during the registration process at the Race Office in the departure port or requested it on-line:


BARCELONA version: http://vela.cat/lli cencia/38-solmlicital


DENIA version: https://www.fvcv.es/licencias


MALLORCA version: http://www.federacionbalearvela.org/content/licencia-fbv


6.- Receipt of bank transfer of the amount due according to boat category and length at the following bank account:


Difusión Náutica, S.L.
IBAN ES 55 0075 0002 2205 0511 1682 BIC CODE: POPUESMM


IMPORTANT: Please write “RDLS” and the name of your boat in the description field to identify that is for La Ruta De La Sal.


An inscription will not be considered confirmed until the organization receives confirmation of payment of the registration fees.


ALL DOCUMENTATION must be sent prior to April 4rth to Difusión Náutica by e-mail: inscripciones@difusionnautica.com


The Race Committee reserves the right to refuse applications.


Cancellation Refunds: Until March 21, 2019 the registration fee will be refunded minus a 15% to cover expenses. Between March 21st and April 4rth, a 50% refund of the registration fee will be given. Starting from April 4rth NO refunds will be given.


RANKINGS


Overall Corrected Time Rankings for each version of La Ruta de la Sal following the instructions of point CORRECTED TIME.


The DELTA (multi-hulls) category will not be part of these Overall Rankings due to the fact that multi-hulls’ Measurement Certificate is not compatible with that of mono-hulls. Also the MINI-SAL category will be excluded from this Overall Rankings due to the fact that it follows another course.


SAFETY


All participating yachts must comply with World Sailing Safety Regulations. (category 3). Additionally, they must be equipped with a radio beacon, life raft, VHF (LSD) radio with a 25’NM minimum reach, inboard engine and security and safety equipment as demanded by Maritime Authorities.


Participating yachts with Spanish flag must have the corresponding navigation certificate.


BARCELONA version: navigation zone 2


DENIA and MALLORCA version: navigation zone 3


It will be responsibility of the owner of the boat, or of the person responsible for the boat, to comply with the navigation, certification and safety rules applicable to recreational boats.


For Weather or Security Reasons, the Race Committee can delay the start of the race up to maximum 48 hours, or bring it forward maximum 12 hours. In this case, the race Committee will notify participants at the provided e-mail or at the mandatory Skippers’ Meeting. This decision is final and may not be appealed. Due to continued bad Weather conditions or for Security reasons, the Race Committee can cancel the race.


MARINA LOCAL REGULATIONS


The conditions of maritime safety, navigation and human life at sea, set by Real Decreto 62/2008, are applicable to nautical sports competitions.


Before starting the competition, participants are reminded that only boats that comply with the requirements to navigate in the waters in which the event is taking place will be able to compete and only if their skippers have all the required certifications to conduct them.


With sufficient notice, before the start of the competition, participants must provide details of their insurance coverage, including risks covered and liability limits in compliance with the Notice of Race, and the specific coverage for taking part in nautical sports competitions.


BERTHS


Participating yachts are provided with free berths in Marina Port Ginesta, RCN Denia and CV Andratx from Thursday April 11th to Thursday 18th, day of the start of the race. Likewise, they will be provided with free berths in the CN Sant Antoni from the day of arrival until April 27th.


If you wish to stay at CN Sant Antoni beyond Monday April 22nd you must notify the Welcome Committee of La Ruta de La Sal when you turn in the Course and Arrival Form and fill in the corresponding registration form.


You might have to moor your boat alongside another boat both in the departure and arrival ports.


The Club Nautic Sant Antoni and Ports IB put at the disposal of the regatta a maximum of 160 moorings and 40 buoys. Assignment of births will be made by strict registration order. To establish the order of registration the organization will use the fee’s payment date. First the 160 moorings will be assigned. The following 40 vessels that confirm registration through payment will be assigned to the buoys, until the maximum quota is exhausted.


The organization will make available to the crews moored in buoys a taxi-boats service operating 24 hours, to embark and disembark during the stay in the buoys of Sant Antoni, until a berth in the harbour is not available.


The Organization has the right to provide both the departure and the arrival clubs with all the information they may request about participating yachts to guarantee a successful monitoring of the race.


TROPHYES


The Winners of La Ruta de La Sal will be the first yachts in the Overall Ranking in each Version. A trophy will be awarded to first, second and third place in the Overall Ranking in each version.


A trophy will be awarded to each group (category or class) that has been formed, depending on the number of boats enrolled in each. It will be specified in the Race Instructions.


A trophy will also be awarded to the elapsed time winner in each version


AWARD CEREMONY


The Award Ceremony will take place in Sant Antoni de Portmany Saturday April 20 2019, in the evening. Following the ceremony, the Buffet-Dinner and the Ruta de la Sal Party will be held.


MODIFICATIONS


Club Náutico Skipper and Difusión Náutica, as Organizing Bodies, reserve the right to amend this Notice of Race.


In the event of a conflict between this Notice of Race and the Race Instructions, the latter will prevail.


RESPONSABILITIES


Difusión Náutica and Club Náutico Skipper, as Organizing Bodies, CM Port Ginesta, RCN Denia, CV Andratx and CN Sant Antoni de Portmany, as cooperating bodies, as well as other institutions, bodies and companies that sponsor and collaborate in the event, take no  responsibility for accidents or incidents that c ould occur before, during and after the Race, nor for changes in the schedule due to the weather conditions.


RUBBISH AND WASTE


Participants in all versions of La Ruta de la Sal will not throw any waste or rubbish into the sea during the race. The Protest Committee will be in charge of deciding the penalty applicable to yachts that do not comply with this rule, which may include disqualification from the race.


The Organization of La Ruta de la Sal respects the environment and does everything in its power to protect it.


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