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					CARLOS AGUILAR MEMORIAL MATCH RACING REGATTA
Open Division and Wome n’s Division 2- 6 Decembe r, 2009 NOTICE OF RACE
1 ORGANISING AUTHORITY The Organising Authority (OA) will be the St. Tho mas Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Virg in Islands Sailing Association VENUE The venue will be St. Tho mas, U.S. Virgin Islands EVENT GRADING The event has applied for ISAF Grade 3 for the Open Division and for ISAF Grade 2 for the Women’s Div ision. This grading is subject to review by the ISAF Match Race Rankings Sub Co mmittee. The event may be regraded when there is clear reason to do so. 4 4.1 PROVIS IONAL PROGRAMME (a) Race office open fro m 10h 00, 30 Nov through 18h00, 06 December, 2009. (b) Registration fro m 10h00 through 16h00,on 01 and 02 December 2009. (c) Crew weigh ing fro m 10h00 through 16h 00,on 01 and 02 December 2009. (d) A 2 hour practice per team fro m 10h00 through 16h00, 02 December 2009. (e) First briefing at 16h30, 02 December, 2009. (f) First meeting with u mp ires at following the first briefing. (g) Blank (h) Racing days fro m 03 December through 06 December, 2009. (i) Scheduled time of the first race each day will be 0900. (j) Daily press conference 30 minutes after the last race of each day. (k) Prize giving on 06 December, 2009 fo llowing the last race. Unless excused by the OA, attendance at the following is mandatory: (a) Initial briefing for skippers. (b) Daily briefing, for skippers. (c) Daily press conferences, for skippers sailing that day. (d) Regatta dinner, for skippers. (e) Prize giving for the final skippers and crews. SKIPPERS ELIGIB ILITY (a) There will be an Open Division and a Women’s Div ision. At least eight (8) skippers will be invited for each Division. Only skippers invited by the OA will be eligib le to enter this event. The OA, at it sole discretion, may invite addit ional skippers. Applications for invitations to this event are attached to this Notice of Race. The issuance of invitations is at the sole discretion of the OA. Acceptance of invitations must be received by the OA by 01 October, 2009. (b) (c) The registered skipper shall helm the boat at all times while racing, except in an emergency. To remain eligib le a skipper shall confirm acceptance of invitation in writing, (fax or e -mail is acceptable) to be received by 15 October, 2009.

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All co mpetitors shall meet the elig ibility requirements of ISAF regulat ion 19.2. All co mpetitors shall obtain an ISAF Sailor ID by registering online at www.sailing.org/isafsailor. Skippers shall inform the OA o f their ISAF Sailor ID at registration.

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ENTRIES (a) The skipper shall be entered on comp letion of registration, crew weighing and the payment of all fees and deposits. All payments shall be made by credit card, local currency or check.

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Entry Fee A non-refundable entry fee of $US 400 shall be paid by 01 November, 2009. Entries received after that date will be charged $US500, or may be refused, at the s ole discretion of the OA.

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Damage deposit (a) An initial damage deposit of $US 500 shall be paid at registration, unless extended by the OA. This deposit is the maximu m payable by the skipper as a result of any one incident.

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In the event of a deduction from the damage deposit is decided by the OA it may require that the deposit be restored to its original amount before the skipper will be permitted to continue in the event.

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Any remaining deposit after the event will be refunded with in 10 days after the event.

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Blank RULES (a) (b) The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the RRS, and includ ing Appendix C. The rules for the handling of boats will apply, and will also apply to any practice sailing. Class rules will not apply. The National Authority has no prescriptions to the Racing Rules of Sailing.

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BOATS AND SAILS (a) The event will be sailed in IC 24 type boats.

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Six (6) boats will be provided, plus one spare. More boats may be provided, if availab le.

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Mainsail,, Jib, and Sp innaker. (d) Boats will be allocated by draw at such times as decided by the Race Co mmittee.

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CREW (INCLUDING S KIPPER) (a) The number of crew (including the skipper) shall be four (4). All registered crew shall sail all races.

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The maximu m total crew weight, determined prior to racing shall be 350 kg, (770 lbs.) fo r Open Div ision and 272 kg. (598 lbs.) for Wo men’s division, when wearing at least shorts and shirts. When a registered skipper is unable to continue in the event the OA may authorise an orig inal crew member to substitute. When a registered crew member is unable to continue in the event the OA may auth orise a substitute, a temporary substitute or other adjustment.

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Each event will consist of the follo wing stages: Stage 1 A double round robin Stage 2 Semi-final knockout Stage 3 Final and Petit Final knockout (If time permits, the OA may include a consolation round to determine positions below 4th place.)

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The OA may change the format, terminate or eliminate any round, when conditions do not permit the complet ion of the intended format.

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COURS E (a) The course will be windward/leeward with starboard roundings, finishing downwind.

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The intended course area will be in the harbor of Charlotte Amalie, St. Tho mas.

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ADVERTIS ING (a) As boats and equipment will be supplied by the Organising Authority , ISAF, regulation 20.3.2 applies. Each boat will be required to display advertising as supplied by the OA. Blank

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Co mpetitors may be permitted to display advertising ashore at the venue, but this is subject to individual negotiation with the Organising Authority. Boats shall not be permitted the right to protest for breaches of any rules regarding advertising (amends RRS 60.1).

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PRIZES (a) The principal prize for first place will be description. (b) First prize Second prize Third prize Trophy Trophy Trophy

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MEDIA, IMAGES AND SOUND The OA may require telev ision personnel and equipment (or dummies) to be carried on board wh ile racing and may require co mpetitors to be availab le for interv iews. The OA shall have the right to use any images and sound recorded during the event free of any charge. COACH BOATS (a) Coach boats are not permitted. A coach boat is any boat that is under the direction or control of a person gathering information or g iving material support for the benefit of particular co mpetitors either on the water or o ff. (b) (c) Blank Blank

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DISCLAIMER All those taking part in the event do so at their own risk. The OA, its associates and appointees accept no responsibility fo r any loss, damage, injury or inconvenience incurred, howsoever caused. INVITATIONS Entries will only be accepted fro m invited skippers. If you wish to be invited please register your request for an invitation as soon as possible with the OA by co mplet ing the attached form.

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Date of Issue: Date Notice of Race 2009,version nu mber: Nu mber 2 30 January, 2009

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CARLOS AGUILAR MEMORIAL MATCH RACE REGATTA St. Thomas Yacht Club and Virgin Islands Sailing Association
Open Match Racing Division and Women’s Match Racing Division
Racing days: December 2 -6, 2009 December 01 and 02

Registration and Practice Sailing:

REQUEST FOR INVITATION
(Please submit by 01 September, 2009) I would like an invitation to the 2009 Carlos Aguilar Memorial Match Race Regatta: Name: Address: City, State, Postcode: Country: Home Phone: Work/Cell Phone: E-mail: ISAF Sailor ID: Choose one of the following: Open Division Women’s Division

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To submit request please complet e this form and E-mail to Bill Canfield at: <styc@powernet.net>

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