XXII Edizione PALERMO - Italy 






RS:X  SICILY GRAND PRIX International Race
18/20 Maggio 2007

1. Event
1.1 The 2007 RS:X Sicily Grand Prix will be held on 18th and 20th May 2007.

2. Organiser
2.1 The Event will be organised by Albaria Club for and under specified conditions laid down by RS:X Class Association in co-operation with FIV, and ISAF.

3.1 The event will be based at Albaria Club,Via Regina Elena Street,89-90149 Mondello,Palermo,Sicily. The average conditions that can be expected in May are: wind speeds between 6>25 knots. Water temperature +17C and air temperature is +25C.

4. Rules
4.1 This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The Rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing for 2005-2008 (“RRS”);
4.1.2 The RS:X Class Rules.
4.1.3 Alterations to the Sailing Instructions shall be approved by the Class’s Race Supervisor.
4.1.4 Attendance at the Prizegiving and Closing Ceremony is mandatory for prize winners.
4.2 RS:X is classified as a category C class as set out in ISAF Regulation 20 Advertising Code.
4.3 Competitors may be required to display Event sponsor’s name(s)/logo(s). If required, the Organising Authority will supply these items and they shall be affixed and/or worn as prescribed in the Sailing Instructions.

5. Eligibility & Discipline
5.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19 – Eligibility Code.
5.2 A minimum of 1 races is required for a valid event.
5.3 Competitors shall posses valid third party liability insurance.
5.4 Competitors shall be members of a National RS:X or of RS:X International. National Associations shall be in good standing.
5.5 Class membership formalities can be completed on site.

6. Classes and Divisions
6.1 The event shall be a single discipline event for Divisions A&B.
6.2 Men (A) and Women (B) may race together in a maximum 8 race series.

7. Entries & Entry Fees
7.1 Eligible boards may enter by Email or by Fax to the Albaria Club.
7.2 An entry fee of Euro 15 shall be paid at the time of registration.
7.3 The Top Ten sailors from the ISAF Ranking shall be exempt from paying the fee, and shall be offered free accommodation.

8. Equipment
8.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment.
8.2 Charter equipment will not be available.

9. Equipment Inspection
9.1 Each competitor shall ensure that his/her sailboard and equipment confirms to the current Class Rules.
9.2 Equipment checks may be made throughout the event.

10. Sail Insignias
10.1 National letters and sail number shall comply with Class Rule C9.2.

11. Buoyancy
11.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear, above the waist, a jacket harness or vest with a minimum buoyancy of 4kg uninflated in fresh water. The buoyancy shall be tested with a ferrous metal weight of 4kg, which shall remain supported for a minimum of 5 minutes.

12. Liability
12.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The LOA & RS:X or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result. Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk. Notice is drawn to RRS4.

13. Courses
13.1 Courses shall be as described in the Sailing Instructions.

14. Scoring
14.1 Low point scoring A4.1 shall apply with one race constituting a series.

15. International Jury
15.1 An International Jury shall be appointed in accordance with the RRS70.4. Their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed.

16. Sailing Instructions, Event Programme
16.1 The Championship Sailing Instructions will be available at registration as will the Event Programme scheduling social events.

17. Coaches and Team Support Personnel
17.1 Coaches and team support personnel are required to register in advance.
17.2 Coach boats must display their National Flag at all times on the water and will be restricted from entering the race area during competition.
17.3 Coach boats will be available for charter on a first come, first served basis. Please apply to the organisers for costs and availability. Please make your reservation early to avoid disappointment.

18. Schedule

RS:X  Sicily Gran Prix schedule

May 17th

09:00 – 16:00hrs



Opening Ceremony

May 18th


Skipper meeting
Racing-first start

May 19th


Racing-first start

May 20th


Racing-first start
Last possible start
Prize Giving:
RS:X Sicily Grand Prix
World Festival On The Beach

19. Drug Testing
19.1 Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances. Drug testing may take place during the event.

20. Medals and Prizes
20.1 There will be a prize fund of minimum euro £5,000 for the RSX Sicily Grand Prix; and the details will be published on the Official Notice Board before the start of the first race.

21. Television and Media
21.1 In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organising Authority and RS:X Association the right in perpetuity to make, use and show from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of them, taken during the period of the event, for the said Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions I which he/she participates without compensation.

22. Bibs/vests and Competitors Branding
22.1 During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to wear bibs/vests carrying the event sponsors’ branding: and carry the event sponsor’s advertising to their sails.

23 Dress Code
23.1 Smart casual clothes will be required for the Prize giving Ceremony.
23.2 The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to those whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.

24 Accommodations
24.1 Special room rates have been arranged at various Mondello hotels for competitors and coaches/team leaders.
24.2 Contact Albaria Club for details, by email or telephone: +39 091 684 4483.

25 Air Travel / Transportation
25.1 It is possible to fly direct to Palermo from many European cities.
25.2 Transfers of passengers, luggage and their equipment from the Airport (20 Kms away) to the Regatta site will be charges at 15 Euros each way per person.TO BE ACCEPTED, TRANSFER BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE
Payment can be made on site at the Race Office.
25.3 For those wishing to travel by ferry from Genoa or Naples, special fares can be arranged.

26. Registration
26.1 The registration office during the regatta will be at Albaria Club Villa Gregorietti.
Tel :+39 091 684 4483             Fax :+39 091 684 3785
Email :
www.albaria.com  Event website : www.wwfestival.com 
26.2 Competitors shall produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site:
-Evidence of valid third party insurance
-Proof of age (Passport)
-Parental/legal Guardian Assent (Form2) if needed
-Equipment Form signed by the Official Equipment Inspector
-Medical treatment permission (Form4) if needed
- MNA licence if applicable

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