Venue & Dates
The 1997 Club Maritimo Sotogrande Hobie Cat 16 World
Championships will be held, Thursday 19 June - Saturday 28 June
1997 and sailed in Sotogrande Spain in four disciplines: Womenís,
Masters, Youth and Open.
The Organising Authority is Club Maritimo Sotogrande
(Organizer) through Consorcio Mundo Vela Cadiz in conjunction
with the International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) and the
Royal Spanish and Andalucian Sailing Federation.
The Club Maritimo Sotogrande 1997 Hobie Cat 16 World
Championships will be governed by the 1997-2000 International
Sailing Federation Racing Rules, the Hobie Cat 16 Class Rules,
this Notice of Race except as any of these are altered by the
Sailing Instructions, and by the Sailing Instructions. Alternative
penalties according to ISAF RR 41.1 and 41.2 will apply, except
that the 720-degree Turns Penalty is replaced by the IHCA 360-degree
Class Rule. The English text of this Notice of Race and the Sailing
Instructions will prevail.
The ISAF Competitors' Eligibility Code applies (ISAF
RR Appendix K). One crew member must be a paid-up member of a
National Hobie Class Association or Hobie Fleet in good standing
with the IHCA..
The 1997 Club Maritimo Sotogrande Hobie Cat 16 World
Championships shall rank as a Category C event in accordance with
ISAF Appendix G 5 The boats shall display advertising of the event
sponsor(s) as required by the Organising Committee. Individual
sponsorship conflicting with the event sponsor's business category
shall not be allowed. For more information, please contact the
Entries shall be made on the Official Entry Form only and returned together with the non refundalbe registration fees to:
|Club Maritimo Sotogrande
Attn: Mr Borja Melgarejo
Sotogrande 11310 Cadiz SPAIN
Tel + 34 56 790286:
Fax- + 34 56 790042
Entries and non refundable registration fees shall
be received by 20th May 1997. Late entries may be accepted at
the discretion of the Organisers, but shall shall pay a full non
refundable entry fee of USD 300.
There will be three rounds in the Open Worlds:
Round 1 (previously called "Qualifier"),
Semi-Finals and Finals.Women entries are open to all women. Quotas
for the seeded teams for the Semi-Finals of the Open Worlds will
be provided to each IHCA Region Chairman.
Host region 2
IHCA Wild cards 4
Current World Champion 1
1997 Women's Champion 1
Remaining guaranteed places (From Round 1) 25
Entries will be accepted on a first come first serve
basis and seeded teams must be notified to the Organiser and confirmed
by their IHCA Region prior to the 20th May deadline.
Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve
bases for Round 1. There will be a maximum of 3:1 ratio of teams
to boats accepted in Round 1.
Registration fees are non refundable and will be
USD 200. per team for the Open Championship; USD 125 for Women;
USD 125 for Master; and USD 100 for Youth. The registration fees
are payable to the Club Maritimo Sotogrande only by: travellers
cheque, cash, or by VISA or Mastercard providing the following
credit card details: name of cardholder, number, date of issue
and expiration date. These fees shall be included with the entry
form and sent to Club Maritimo Sotogrande. The method of payment
shall be shown on the entry form. Payments shall be received by
20th May (close of entries) and shall include the details of entry.
Late entries, if accepted, shall pay a non refundable fee of USD
Club Maritimo Sotogrande will supply boats free of
charge to all teams. No other boats, sails or battens may be used.
A refundable boat deposit of USD 500. will be required on site.
Boat deposits must be paid in cash or travellers cheques. This
deposit covers the deductible per occurrence and must be paid
up daily. Competitors are required to assist in assembling and
disassembling the boats. The only allowable equipment additions
to the boats shall be: protest flag; additional tell tails; wind
indicators and class legal tiller extension.
On Site Registration
The registration Office will be open as follows: Womenís Masters and Youth 17th, 18th June
Open: Round 1 19th, 20tth June
Teams seeded for Semi-finals 22nd 23rd June
Teams must register on site during the times indicated.
Failure to do so may result in the entry being awarded to another
Schedule of 1997 Championship races
Thursday 19 June Women's, Masters, Youth
Friday 20 June Women's, Masters, Youth
Saturday 21 June Open Round 1
Sunday 22 June Open Round 1
Monday 23 June Open Round 1
Tuesday 24 June Semi-finals, 112 teams.
Wednesday 25 June Semi-finals
Thursday 26 June Semi-finals
Friday 27 June Finals, 56 teams
Saturday 28 June Finals
On all racing days the first start of the day will
be 10.00 hours (Wind permitting)
Scoring System: The low
point scoring system will apply. ISRR Appendix A and IHCA Class
Rule 14.2, 14.4, 14.5, 14.6.
Skipper and crew shall be female.
To qualify for the Masters Championship, the skipper shall be
50 years or over at the start of the first race of the event,
subject to a minimum participation of 10 boats.
Youth Championship: To
qualify for the Youth Championship all members of the crew shall
be under 21 years of age at the start of the first race of the
event. Subject to a minimum participation of 10 boats.
International Jury: An
International Jury shall be appointed for the Open event, and
may be appointed for the Womenís, Masters and Youth events.
The Sailing instructions will be made available at Registration.
Prizes: All finalists
will receive awards. The first 3 teams in each event will receive
trophies, the first 15 teams in the Open event will receive special
awards. The overall winner in the Open event will be declared
the 1997 Hobie 16 World Champion.
All competitors entering the race shall have third
party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 400,000.
The Organiser will make extra arrangements at additional cost
to the competitors in cases where insurance cannot be arranged
by the competitors themselves.
Average maximum air temperature 28º C. (82 F)
Average minimum air temperature: 18º C. (64 F)
Average water temperature: 17º C. (63 F)
Average wind: 16 knots.
Special arrangements have been made for those entering in accordance with this Notice of Race only. These arrangements apply to friends, family and guests of the competitors. Special rates for hotel rooms and apartments have been negotiated by the Organisers. All apartments and hotels are adjacent to the race site. Apartments can be rented between USD 18 and USD 33 per day per person and includes TV, air conditioning, sheets and towels (changed every 5 days during house cleaning). Hotels (double rooms-2 persons.) are between USD 45 and USD 118 per day. Suites at the Maritimo Hotel can be offered for USD 150 per day (all hotel prices are per room). Camping and motor home arrangements are also available. For booking and further information competitors should contact:
Mr. Enrique Berazadi
Puerto de Sotogrande
11310 Sotogrande SPAIN
Tell + 34 56 615351/615352
Fax. + 34 56 615721
Competitors travelling by plane are advised to fly
to MALAGA SPAIN (1 hour drive from Sotogrande). This airport can
be reached from most of the world. A rental car arrangement has
been made at the airport as follows: 1 car for 10 days is between
USD 230 and USD 325 depending on size. There are also bus connections
from the airport. Competitors travelling through Gibraltar will
require taxi or rental cars for transportation. Rental car bookings
are made through SOTOESTATES (see Accommodation above)
Club Maritimo Sotogrande will be offering a number
of parties and other social events during the Championship and
information will be available at registration.
For further information contact:
Club Maritimo Sotogrande / Mundo Vela
Mr. Borja Melgarejo
Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande.
11310 - Sotogrande.
Tel + 34 56 790286 (In Spain: (9) 56 790286)
Fax- + 34 56 790042 (In Spain: (9) 56 780042)
Event website: http://www.pgb.es/hobiesoto97
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