THE FIREBALL, a drift thoroughly modern ...
The Fireball is a type of sailing boat, drift, presented in 1963. It has structural features that allow navigation in extreme conditions.
The thin hull with very low freeboard, flat aft output, a reduced weight and a generous sail plan make the Fireball a double very performant trapeze. The Fireball enters glide enhanced by the crew moving power.
8th-10th September 2017 National Championship Fireball Class by Sailing Center Punta Ala
(by PuntAla Camp & Resort Loc. Punta Ala - 58043 Castiglione della Pescaia GR Tuscany)
Notice of Race
Fireball National Italian Championship
September 8th to 10th 2017 – Centro Velico Punta Ala
1 - ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
Centro Velico Punta Ala, loc. Punta Ala c/o PuntAla Camping Resort, Castiglione della Pescaia 58043 GR, tel. +39 0564 922002
2 - VENUE AND DATES
Punta Ala – Golfo di Follonica.
September 8th to 10th 2017
3 - SCHEDULE
3.1. Number of races 9.
3.2. Max. 3 races per day.
3.3. Warning signal of the first race is at 13:00 on Friday Sept. 8h 2017
3.4. 3 races are required to be completed to constitute a series
4 - RULES
The regatta will be governed by the following rules:
a)- The Racing Rules of Sailing ISAF 2017/2020 and the rules of the Italian Sailing Federation.
b)- The Notice of Race
c)- The Sailing Instructions
d)- The prescriptions of the Fireball Class Rules.
e)- In case of conflicts the Italian takes precedence.
5 - ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
This is an Open National Italian Champion-ship.
All competitors shall comply
a) - (Only for Italian competitors) Tessera F.I.V. 2017
b) - (For foreign competitors) The regatta is open to boats of the International Fireball Class whose helmsman and crew are members of a National Fireball Class Association recognized by Fireball International.
c) - (Only for Italian competitors) Tessera della Classe 2017
d) - Valid measurement certificate
e) - Third party insurance policy (min. of € 1.500.000,00)
Entries must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or filling the on-line entry form www.centrovelicopuntaala.it by September 3rd and finalized on spot and the Segreteria of the Organizing Committee on: Sept. 7th from 15:00 to 19:00; Sept. 8th 8:30-12:00. Entry fee Euro 90,00/boat. Late entries are accepted with an ex-tra fee of Euro 50,00.
7 - SCORING
The scoring system applies accord-ing to rule “A” of the RRS. According to the Italian Sailing Federation when fewer than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores; from 4 races or more have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
8 - SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions are available at the Segreteria from Sept. 8th 9;00.
9 - COURSES
The courses to be sailed will be described in the Sailing Instructions.
10 - PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded as below:
2017 Italian Fireball Champions
First three overall
First Classic Fireball
First Under 25
The organizing committee may award other prizes.
According to rule B6.1 of the Italian Sailing Federation, if a foreign boat in a National Championship re-sults first, she will not be awarded, and the prize goes to the First Italian Crew.
11 - SEGRETERIA
Tel. 0564 922002;
fax. 0564 920379;
12 - DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors are entirely responsible for their own safety, whether afloat or ashore and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else reduces this responsibility. Competitors participate in the regattas entirely at their own risk See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The Organizing Authority, the race committee, support boat Crews and Beach Master and all others working on behalf of the Championship will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in con-junction with or prior to during, or after the regatta.
13 - EVENTS’ PROGRAM
On Saturday evening Social Dinner at the Bar Ristorante Mare of the PuntAla Camp & Resort. Ticket per person Euro 20,00 available at the Segreteria during registration or Saturday morning.
14 - RIGHT TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
By participating in these Championships a competitor automatically grants to the orga-nizing authority and its sponsors the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of him or her during the period of the competition, without compensation.
15 - ACCOMMODATION
By event’s venue
PuntAla Camp & Resort
Loc. Punta Ala 58043
Castiglione della Pescaia – GR
tel. +39 0564 922294
fax. +39 0564 920379
Centro Velico Punta Ala
by PuntAla Camp & Resort Loc. Punta Ala – 58043 Castiglione della Pescaia GR
Tel: +39 0564 922002
Fax : +39 0564 920379
Download here the official Notice of Race:Bando di Regata Campionato Fireball_2017_rev16022017.pdf