29th Blue Cup Yacht Regatta, 2019 Oct 26- Nov 03, Argosaronic Gulf, Athens, Greece
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29th Blue Cup Yacht Regatta, 2019 Oct 26- Nov 03,...

The Blue Cup - The Annual Passage Yacht Race in Greece.

 

The Blue Cup - The Annual Passage Yacht Race in Greece.

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  • The Blue Cup-The Annual Passage Yacht Race in Greece.

    The Blue Cup race takes place annually in the Argosaronic Gulf, Greece, with yachts built by Beneterau. 

     Approximately fifty yachts with crews from many different countries participate every year in the Blue Cup Regatta.  

    The ever-growing spirit of the Blue Cup race is the mixture of competition and sportsmanship with cocktails, dancing and partying at every port of call. 

    Every place visited has a special welcome for the participants with receptions, parties and prizes for each day's racing. 

    The highlight is the Grand Prize-Giving Ceremony, with dinner and dancing at the last port of call, Porto Heli. 

    The 29th Blue Cup will take place from October 26th to November 3rd 2019.

    There is nothing like the Blue Cup. It could change your view of yacht racing forever! So come and join us!!! 

    RULES 

    The event will be governed by the following rules valid in 2018:

    The W.S. Racing Rules of Sailing (R.R.S.) for 2017-2020. 

    The W.S. Special Regulations Governing Offshore Racing. 

    The Event is classified in Category 3. 

    VHF channels 16, 68 and 69 are mandatory. 

    The International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea. 

    The present Sailing Instructions and any amendments added to it. 

    All boats will race under the ORC club rating rules.

    In case of contact / collision between two or more boats the boat in claim is disqualified from the rest of the race. Additionally, the Protest Committee will be strict to apply rule 14 even to the right of way boat/s. 

    SPONSORING

    The display of any advertisement of products on the participating yachts will be allowed only with the permission of the Organizing Committee.

    ENTRIES 

    Entries are announced at the official web site of Blue Cup Regatta. The organizers reserve the right for last minute entries. 

    MERGING OF CLASSES

    There will be 3 classes and the classification of boats participating will be distributed at the Check in of the boats.

    The Race Committee reserves the right to merge the classes in accordance with the relative rules.

    TIME CORRECTION SYSTEM, SCORING AND TIES 

    The boats will be rated under ORC Club Measurement System and "Time on Distance" scoring will be applied.

    The R.R.S. Low Point System will apply according to WS Appendix A. When fewer than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When from 4 to 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. In case of a tie this will be solved according to the R.R.S. A8.

    CHARTS AND PUBLICATIONS 

    The following charts are recommended: British Admiralty charts: 2682, 1657, 1038, Imray tera charts: G3, G14, G141, and G31.

    The following publications are recommended: Greek Waters Pilot by Rod Heikell / Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd.

    PENALTY SYSTEM 

    A two turns penalty will be applied to those who brake a rule of Part 2 of RRS, or a rule of the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea and one turn penalty to those who brake a rule of 31 of RRS.

    Decisions of the Protest Committee (penalty or disqualification) about incidents that happen at the start or during the course of Leg 2 or Leg 4 are applying also to legs 3 or 5 accordingly. This rule will not apply when an alternative course sailed instead.

    SIGNALS 

    All signals will be given from the RC boat.

    Visual signals govern over sound signals and those given through the VHF.

    There shall be three separate starts for the three classes racing in the event. Classes will start the race according to their warning signals.

    Class flags: Class flags will be:

    Class A Numeral pennant "1" 

    Class B Numeral pennant "2" 

    Class C Numeral pennant "3" 

    Warning signal: 5 minutes before each start the class flag will be displayed together with one sound signal. 

    Preparatory signal: 4 minutes before the start the code flag P will be displayed together with one sound signal.  

    One minute before the start, the code flag P is lowered together with one sound signal.  

    Start: The start will be signalled by lowering the class flag, together with one sound signal. Boats starting later than 10 minutes after the starting signal shall be considered DNS.

  • Category
    Racing Events (Match, Team, Fleet, Regattas, etc)
  • Date & Time
    Oct 26 2019 at 10:00 - Nov 03 2019 at 18:00
  • Location & full address
    Argosaronic Gulf, Athens, Greece
  • Event Admins
    Captain Thano