The RC 44 Championship Tour is one of the world's top sailing events, drawing an elite group of sailors and teams to its international regattas. Now in its fourth year, the Tour continues to expand, making its first foray into North America with the RC 44 Cup Miami.
A Level Playing Field
The primary features of the RC 44 Championship Tour are the quality of venues and the one-design concept that has drawn international attention from both professional and amateur sailors. Each regatta includes a combination of fleet racing (owner driver rule) and match racing (no helmsman limitation), with separate rankings in each category and one overall result.
Officially recognized by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the RC 44 Championship tour has raced in a host of elite venues this year, with regattas in the UAE, Spain, Austria, Denmark, and in the Canary Islands. Following three successful editions of the Tour in Central Europe and the Middle East, the Class is ready to expand to include a North American circuit.
For the first time, the annual championship tour will head to North America, as the final stage will be held in Miami, December 7-12. There are four boats locked in a tight and hotly contested battle for top honors, and the Oracle RC 44 Cup Miami will determine which team will claim the world championship for 2010.
|Match Race Briefing
|December 8||11:30||Match Racing|
|December 9||10:00||Practice Day Briefing|
|Fleet Race Briefing
|December 11||13:00||Fleet Racing|
|December 12||12:00||Fleet Racing|
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. For the match racing, Appendix C of RRS will apply.
1.2 No national authority prescriptions will apply.
1.3 The Equipment Rules of Sailing will apply.
1.4 The RC 44 Class Rules, the RC44 Sailing Instructions, the RC 44 Class Association Constitution and the RC44 Annual Championship Rules will apply
The event is classified Category 'C' as per Regulation 20 ISAF Advertising Code.
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The RC44 Venue Cup is open to all boats of the RC 44 class that comply to the obligations of the class rules, RC 44 Class Association regulations and their National Authorities in the case that a National Authority exists.
3.2 Eligible teams may enter by completing the entry form and sending it to the class office firstname.lastname@example.org on or before October 1st 2010.
4.1 The ISAF Sailor Classification Code will apply. The skippers are responsible for their team registration to ISAF and shall send a copy of the classification certificate of each crew (including himself) with the entry form. Skippers shall provide the ISAF Sailor ID for each crew at registration. Skippers can register their crew on the ISAF website www.sailing.org.
4.2 For full information regarding the crew limitations, see class rules section C "Conditions for racing".
No Entry Fee is required.
|December 5||16:00 - 18:00||Registration and Crew Weighing|
|December 6||09:30 - 18:00||Registration and Crew Weighing|
|Match Race Briefing
Match Racing, first warning signal
|December 8||11:30||Match Racing, first warning signal|
|December 9||10:00||Practice day briefing|
|Fleet Race Briefing
Fleet Racing, first warning signal
|December 11||13:00||Fleet Racing, first warning signal|
|December 12||12:00||Fleet Racing, first warning signal|
6.1 Match Racing Series: format will be specified in the SI.
6.2 Fleet Racing Series: Maximum four races per day are scheduled. Short coastal races can be scheduled, depending on weather conditions. No initial warning signal will be made after 15h00 on December 12, 2010.
6.3 In cooperation with the class, the OA may change the format, terminate or eliminate any round, when conditions do not permit the completion of the intended format.
7.1 Each boat shall have a valid measurement certificate.
7.2 The Organisers may weigh, measure or inspect any boat and/or her sails and equipment before, during or after the races. There will be no facilities for initial sails measurement. Each boat shall sail with measured sails (initial measurement at the sail loft) and comply with the class rules and sail stickers regulations.
8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available on December 5 at registration.
The venue will be Miami Beach Marina. Racing area will be defined in the SI.
10.1 Fleet race: the course to be sailed will be windward-leeward configuration. Spreader marks and leeward gates shall be used. Short coastal races may be scheduled depending on the weather conditions.
10.2 Match race: the course to be sailed will be windward-leeward configuration. Leeward gate shall be used.
11.1 The Low Point System of Appendix 'A' will apply to the fleet racing series.
11.2 Two races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
11.3 Each boat's score shall be the total of her race scores. No score will be excluded.
11.4 Scoring prescribed in RRC Appendix C will apply to the match racing series.
12. SUPPORT BOATS
Support boats shall be identified as decided by the Organisers.
13. LAUNCHING AND BERTHING
13.1 All boats are to be afloat and moored by 14:00 on December 6 including boats not participating in the match racing series. There will be no facilities available to assemble the boats during the match racing series.
13.2 Boats shall be kept on the assigned pontoons in the harbour.
14. HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
Boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta unless approved in writing by the OA.
15. RADIO COMMUNICATION
15.1 A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
15.2 Race information will be given by VHF radio on channel 72 or defined in sailing instructions.
The prizes will be given as follows:
Trophy to the winner of the match racing series
Trophy to the winner of the fleet racing series.
Oracle Miami Cup to the overall winner
And all annual trophies
17. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
17.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4 Decision to Race.
17.2 The owner/competitor is entirely responsible for his own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the notice of race or sailing instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility.
17.3 It is for the owner/competitor to decide whether the boat is fit to sail in the conditions in which they will find themselves. By launching or going to sea, the owner/competitor confirms that boat is fit for those conditions and the crew is competent to sail and compete in them.
17.4 Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the owner/competitor nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however, it may have occurred, as a result of the owner/competitor taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats and beachmasters.
17.5 The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the owner/competitor of her responsibilities.
The boat is required to hold adequate third-party insurance with a minimum cover of € 1.000.000,00 per event or the equivalent if expressed in other currency, and it is the owner or owner's representative's sole and inescapable responsibility to ensure that the insurance is in place and is adequate.
19 PHOTOGRAPHS AND TV RIGHTS
By participating in the Oracle RC44 Cup Miami 2010, a competitor automatically grants to the Organising Authority and the Class Association the right in perpetuity to make use of and show, at their discretion, any motion pictures, still photographs, live or taped film or video on television and/or other media, showing him/her during the period of the competition, as well as to use such contents in any media whatsoever, for either editorial or advertising purposes or to be used in press information without compensation.
The Organizing Authority
Race #1 - Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy RC44
Race #2 - RC44 Austria Cup
Race #3 - RC44 Copenhagen Cup
Race #4 - RC44 Valencia Cup
Race #5 - RC44 World Championship Puerto Calero Islas Canarias Cup
Race #6 - RC44 Cup Miami
|1||BMW ORACLE Racing||(8)||1||1||4||2||-||8|
|2||No Way Back||2||2||3||(5)||3||-||10|
|9||Islas Canarias Puerto Calero||7||9||(10)||8||(11)||-||34|
|10||AEZ RC44 Sailing Team||9||(10)||9||10||10||-||38|