1.1 The 2007 RS:X Sicily Grand Prix will be held on 18th and 20th
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,
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.
4.1 This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The Rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing for
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 &
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
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.
8.1 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.
11.1 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.
12.1 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.
13.1 Courses shall be as described in the Sailing
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
16. Sailing Instructions, Event Programme
16.1 The Championship Sailing Instructions will be
available at registration as will the Event Programme scheduling social
17. Coaches and Team Support Personnel
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
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.
RS:X Sicily Gran Prix
09:00 – 16:00hrs
Last possible start
RS:X Sicily Grand Prix
World Festival On The Beach
19. Drug Testing
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
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
23.2 The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to those whose
standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.
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
25 Air Travel / Transportation
25.1 It is possible to fly direct to Palermo from many
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
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.
The registration office during the regatta will be at Albaria Club Villa
Tel :+39 091 684 4483 Fax :+39 091 684 3785
Event website :
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