Today I would like to add two additional interesting informations :
1 - weather
due to the fact that this location is approximately 2000 m above sea level ( approx 6500 feet ) air temperature is to be expected 10C° less than at sea level.
Even in during summer, “spring equivalent” days are to be expected, and - as mentioned on our NOR ( see below ) - use of warm clothes is suggested
Average wind speed is 2.5 m/s ( about 5 knots ), maximum gusts during July are - usually - not exceeding 10 m/s ( about 20 knots )
2 - Simplified rules of the road
we have decided, for the first time, to officially adopt the 10 simplified rules of the road during races ( see below )
in the past editions of the euro gp, minor collisions between boats( usually durig start ) , or between boats and buoys have been considered as “not impossible” but at same time we have not seen unplesant protests between competitors
we will do our best to encourage a relaxed and friendly environment, and we feel confident that use of these ten rules will help this positive attitude.
I am happy to report that we have received our first official registration one our and seven minutes after the procedure has been activated few days ago , other entries are following .
I remind you, once again, that only first 40 skippers will be allowed to take part to the championship.
NOR - part 2
Due to the location of the race, at about 2000 meters on the sea level, it is recommended to prepare the sunglasses, a sunscreen, some warm clothes and some wind resistant clothes, especially for the children, if present.
Parking in the regatta: available free of charge
Official language of the competition:
The countdown and launch command will be given in English.
If possible, the organizers will try to provide the interpreters to/from other languages (if more participants from various countries shall arrive).
Measurement and class authenticity verification will be conducted on-site on all boats during check-in and registration. Award winning boats may also be measured post regatta. It is not permitted to alter the boats during the contest except for the changes allowed under the class rules (eg. rig change). Any necessary alterations to boats after damage, etc., will be held with similar parts of the original design and weight and will be conducted after the approval of the RD. Any boat with unauthorized alterations will be disqualified from the regatta
Sailing instructions and RC frequency:
The detailed sailing instructions and frequencies assignments will be posted on the this site after the initial registration period. The following RC frequencies authorized for modelers in Italy can be used: 2.4 GHz, 27MHz, 40 MHz and 35MHz (although the latter is formally reserved in Italy for flying models).
The contest committee will determine the number of races for each day mainly considering weather conditions. The contests will be organized in a manner to allow as many races as possible under given conditions. Two completed boat races are required constitute the contest as valid.
Detailed rules for scoring and ranking regatta will be provided later. In the eventuality of too many boats to have a reasonable single fleet, the skippers will be divided into two or more fleets.
The races will follow a semplified version of the RRS (Courtesy of Lester Gilbert)
Ten Racing Rules for Radio Sailing:
1.Port keeps clear of starboard
2.Windward keeps clear of leeward
3.Astern keeps clear of a boat ahead
4.Keep clear while tacking or gybing
5.When you gain right of way, or when you change course, give other boats time to keep clear
6.Give room to (all) the inside boat(s) to round the mark
7.Give room to a boat avoiding an obstruction
8.Do not barge in at the start
9.If you have violated a rule, take a penalty; and don’t wait to be called
10.It is better to give way and avoid a collision, or take a penalty, than to protest
The medal Awards will be distributed among the top three finishers in each class and age group (if applicable), while all participants who complete the contest will be awarded with diplomas. Additionally, independent awards from individual sponsors are foreseen eg.: for best youngest participant, for best female participant, Miss Footy, Fastest Opalek-class boat, Mister Opalek-class boat, etc.
We will publish a list of hotels and camping closed to the race pond along with the location and all the necessary information to contact them.
Additional informatio about the competition will be added on the Footy Gold Cup 2012 web site http://www.footygoldcup.org with information on the event, including Entry Form, Sailing instructions, etc. RRS rule changes, if any, may be posted on the website and described at the skippers meeting(s) on the competition day.
Please follow the news (and ask if necessary) on the above-mentioned site of the Footy Gold Cup 2012 or send private e-mail (in English, French) to Gianluca Montecchi firstname.lastname@example.org