18th Qatar International Regatta - 2010
(Sail the Gulf )
16th 20th February 2010

NOTICE OF RACE

1. VENUE
The 18th Qatar International Regatta (Sail the Gulf -2010) will be held from 16th 20th February 2010 at Doha Sailing Club, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha Qatar.

 

2. ORGANIZATION
The Championship is organized by Qatar Sailing & Rowing Federation in cooperation with Doha Sailing Club.

 

3. LANGUAGE
English shall be the official language for the Championship.

 

4. RULES
4.1 The Championship will be governed by the Rules as defined in:
- The 2009 2012 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) & Equipment Rules.
- The Notice of Race (NOR).
- Current Class Rules of all classes competing.
- Sailing Instructions.
4.2 No National Authority prescription will apply.
4.3 The event is designated as category C. Event sponsors names and hull numbers may be required to be displayed on hulls.

 

5. COMPETING CLASSES
Following classes will be competing in the Championship:

 

CLASSES OF BOATS - SAILING

OPEN

OPEN

1 Optimist Over all 5 Laser 4.7
2 Optimist U/12 6 Laser Radial
3 Laser Standard 7 Hobie -16
4 470 -- -----

 

6. ELIGIBILITY
6.1 Competitors for Optimist must be born in 1995 or after.
6.2 Competitors for Laser 4.7 class must be born in 1993 or after.
6.3 Proof of age is to be produced at registration.

 

7. ENTRIES
Entries shall be made using official entry forms and according to following schedule:
7.1 For reasons of planning (accommodation and boats availability for charter) the Preliminary Entry Form and Charter Boat request must be received by 1st December 2009.
7.2 The Final Entry Form must be received by the Organizing Committee no later than 1st January 2010.
7.3 Entries may be accepted after the closing date at the discretion of the Organizing Authority.
7.4 There is no restriction on number of entries.

8. ENTRY FEES
US$.100/- per head both for Officials and sailors will be payable as Entry Fee at the time of Registration. Entry Fee will cover Opening / Closing dinners and the cost of Social Events during the Championship.

 

9. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing Instructions will be made available on the QSRF Website. Sailing Instructions will also be issued to each team and competitor on completion of Registration.

 

10. PROGRAM
       
16th February Tuesday                 0900- 1600 Official Arrival Day (Registration & Measurement)
        17th February Wednesday            0800- 1000 Late Registration & Measurement
                                                            1030 Team Leaders Meeting
                                                           
1300 Race 1, 2

        18th February Thursday                1100 Race 3, 4, 5 & 6
        19th February Friday                    1300 Race 7, 8 & 9
        20th February Saturday                1100 Race 10, 11 & 12
                                          Evening      Closing Ceremony & Dinner

10.1 No warning signal will be made after 1500 hours on 20th February 2010.
10.2 A minimum of 4 races will be sailed to constitute the championship. If 5 to 9 races are sailed one discard will be allowed. If 10 to 12 races are sailed 2 discards will be allowed.

 

11. SCORING
The Low Point System of Appendix A will apply.

 

12. RACING AREA
Racing Area will be Doha Bay approximately 30 minutes sailing time from the launching area.

 

13. COURSES TO BE SAILED
Courses will be Trapezoid as described in the Sailing Instructions.

 

14. SAFETY
14.1 All Sailing boats must have a towing rope on board of at least 8 meters in length.
14.2 In addition to International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) Class Rules 4.2(a) and (b), 4.3(a) and (b) each Optimist boat shall have onboard a secured paddle with a surface of not less than 0.25 square meters and each competitor shall carry a whistle attached to his / her clothing or body.
14.3 Competitors not complying with this instruction will get added to their score a penalty of 5 points for each race of the day on which they have failed to observe this instruction.

 

15. PERSONAL BUOYANCY
All competitors shall bring their own personal buoyancy which must be capable of being fastened at all time while afloat. Wet / dry suits do not constitute adequate personal buoyancy.

 

16. MEASUREMENT
16.1 Each boat where applicable shall hold a valid measurement certification.
16.2 Substitution of the damaged equipment may be permitted provided the damaged equipment has been checked by Measurement Committee and the substituting equipment is presented to Measurement Committee. Such substitution will be subject to the approval of International Jury

 

17. INTERNATIONAL JURY

17.1 An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with RRS Appendix N.
17.2 Decisions of the International Jury will be final in accordance with Racing Rule 70.5.

 

18. TEAM SUPPORT BOATS
18.1 Team Leaders, Coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start, until all boats have finished or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.
18.2 Support boats shall be marked with their National Flags
18.3 Limited support boats can be made available on charter provided advance request is received by the Organizing Committee. The charter fee of support boats is Qr. 500/- per day (US$ 1 = Qr. 3.65).

 

19. VISA
19.1 Visitors must be in possession of a fully valid passport. Along with the Entry forms clear copies of passport showing name, Passport number, Expiry Date, Date & Place of Birth, Issuing Place and Address must be forwarded so that request of Visa could be processed.
19.2 The Organizing Committee will apply for an entry visa into Qatar. The Copy of Visa will be faxed or E-mail for your use.
19.3 Visa is required by all visitors except nationals of GCC.

 

20. CHARTER FEES
A reduced charter fee has been decided as under:

Class
Charter Fee Damage Deposit (Refundable)
Optimist $. 100 $. 100
Laser (all Types) $. 150 $. 150
470 $. 200 $. 200
Hobie 16 $.300 $. 300

Boats will be provided with spars & foils. Competitors must bring their own SAILS. Own boats are also allowed to be brought in the event.

 

21. ACCOMMODATION
Enclosed contact address of some reasonable Hotels. Kindly contact directly for more information and booking.

Marriott - Doha
Located on the seafront, adjacent to the venue 5-min walk or 2-min drive from the venue.
Tel.: + 974 429 8808 Fax: + 974 429 8804
E-mail: minelli.dekretser@marriotthotels.com, www.marriott.com

Gulf Paradise Hotel
Located in the middle of the Township Doha, 20 min drive from the venue.
Tel.: + 974 4322212, Fax: + 974 4310121
E-mail: gulfparadisehotel@qatar.net.qa

Millennium Hotel
Located in the middle of the Township Doha, 15-min drive from the venue.
Tel.: + 974 447 9990, Fax: + 974 447 8881
E-mail: farah.jumblat@mill-cop.com

Le Park
Located in the middle of the Township Doha, 20 min drive from the venue.
Tel.: + 974 425555, Fax: + 974 4255500
E-mail: info@leparkhotel.net, www.leparkhotel.net

Gloria Hotels
Located in the middle of the Township Doha, 5 min drive from the venue.
Tel.: + 974 423666, Fax: + 974 4236223
E-mail: info@gloriahotel-doha.com, www. gloriahotel-doha.com

Grand Regency
Located in the middle of the Township Doha, 20 min drive from the venue.
Tel.: + 974 4343328, Fax: + 974 4343506
E-mail: ayoub@grand-regency.com, www.grand-regency.com

 

22. SOCIAL PROGRAMME
Closing ceremony with dinner has been scheduled. Other Social events will be planned as Championship Social Programme and will be posted on the Official Notice Board at site.

 

23. TRANSPORTATION
Local transportation will be provided by the Organizing Committee during the entire duration including pick up & drop off to the Airport.

 

24. MISCELLANEOUS
Each Team is requested to bring its own:
- National Flag (100cm x 150cm)
- National Anthem recorded on Tape or CD

 

25. SAILING CONDITIONS
Expected weather condition with in the Racing Area
Average Day Time Temperature - 18.3
o C
Average Sea Surface Temperature - 18.5
o C
Average prevailing wind strength - 8.9 kt

 

26. PRIZES
26.1 Medals will be awarded to top 3 positions in each class / category.
26.2 Certificates of Participation will be given to each participant (sailors & officials).

 

27. CONTACT
The official address of the Organizing Committee is as under:


Qatar Sailing & Rowing Federation
P.O. Box 23515
Doha
Qatar
Tel: + 974 4420 305, Fax: + 974 4420 308
E-mail: qatarsailing@yahoo.com

28. LIABILITY
28.1 Participants compete entirely at their own risk and responsibility.
28.2 The Organizing Committee and all others involved in the Organization of the Championship accept no liability for any injury, damage, loss or claim whether personal or material, incurred by or inflicted to participants before, during or after the Championship.