Schedule of events

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The Draft programme for the 14th Global  MBA Trophy regatta, 2018 in Mikrolimano, Piraeus, Greece,

 

Tuesday 17th April  

Division A practice day for individual crews, by arrangement with the regatta organisers

Wednesday 18th April  

Division A practice day for individual crews, by arrangement with the regatta organisers

Thursday 19th April

10:00 - A Division Boat registration and pick up opens at Mikrolimano.  Check point is the Secretariat of the Yacht Club of Greece (NOE) at the far end of Mikrolimano coast.  A refundable deposit of EUR500 will need to be paid. This must be paid in Cash

Note: Crew lists, two sailing licences and participation fee need to be sent to the Organising Committee prior to boat pick up.

12:00 - B Division registration opens at Mikrolimano. 

Note: Crew lists, two sailing licences and participation fee need to be sent to the Organising Committee prior to boat pick up. 

13:30 - Start of practice race

14:00: Division B: 2 experienced sailors per crew plus local skippers needed for boat pick- up from Sunsail in Marina Zea or Athenian Yachts in Marina Alimos (Kalamaki) (See maps overleaf).  Boats delivered from Zea and Kalamaki.

Note: Crew lists, sailing licence and participation fee need to be sent to the Organising Committee prior to boat pick up.  

18:00 - Commentary on the practice race and briefing on the handling of Platu 25 boats at the Yacht Club of Greece Lower Verandah Bar


19:30 - Opening Ceremony at the Yacht Club of Greece (NOE) clubhouse

Friday 20th April

08:30 – Breakfast opens at the  Istioploikos restaurant on the marina for all sailors.

09:30 - Briefing and introduction to the race committee, details on the day’s event, skippers' briefing at the Istioploikos restaurant, marina level.

12:00 -  Start of first race!  3 races maximum, depending on weather conditions.

19:00 - Dinner at Michelin Starred "Varoulko " restaurant in Mikorlimano 

Saturday 21st April

09:30 - Breakfast opens at Istioploikos restaurant on the marina for all sailors.

11:00 - Start of first race! 3 races maximum, depending on weather conditions

19:30 - Start of the Award Cermony at the Yacht Club of Greece (NOE)

Sunday 22nd April

Boats check out

Other information:

Shower and restroom facilities at the facilities of Yacht Club of Greece (NOE)

Accomodation is on board the yachts (Division B) or at onshore hotels, The Mistral, or the Cavo D'oro

Spectator boats can be made available upon request at a fee for non-sailing friends and guests. 


  • Flexible race course depending on weather conditions. 3 races maximum per day / mainly upwind & downwind format
  • Notice of Race to be made available to participants by April 20th via the event's website
  • Racing Committee
  • Provision for Cerifiied Jury Committee
  • Provision for Redress Committee
  • Provision for boats for Course setting, Committee, follow up as well as press and VIP boats
  • Stand-by emergency boat
  • Signals and VHF communications throughout the race

GLOBAL MBA TROPHY REGATTA 2018

ATHENS, GREECE

19-21 April 2018


1.    ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
1.1.    The Global MBA Trophy Regatta 2018 is organized by Yacht Club of Greece / Y.C.G. in conjunction with the Hellenic Platu 25 class association (the “Organisers”) under the auspices of the London Business School Alumni Sailing Club (the “ASC”).
2.    RULES
2.1.    The regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS 2017-2020).
2.2.    The Platu 25 Class Rules.
2.3.    Rule changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may also change other racing rules.
2.4.    English is the official language of the event.
3.    ADVERTISING
3.1.    Competitors must comply with World Sailing Regulation 20.
3.2.    Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies.
4.    CAMERAS AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Boats may be required to carry cameras, sound equipment or positioning equipment as specified by the organizing authority.  Information from this equipment shall not be used by a boat as evidence in a hearing. This changes rule 63.6.
5.    ELIGIBILITY
The regatta is open to boats of the Platu 25 class (“A Division”) and cruising boats between 35ft and 55ft as supplied by the ASC (“B Division”). Only boats in the A Division may compete for the GLOBAL MBA TROPHY.
5.1.    A Division
5.1.a.    A minimum number of 6 entries of teams are required for the A division regatta
5.1.b.    Entries are limited to 11 teams.  Boats will be allocated in a first come – first serve basis, with a maximum of one team representing each school for entries before 15 February 2018.
5.1.c.    Teams applying for the A division regatta should comprise 4 to 6 competitors.
5.1.d.    Each team needs to have at least one sailor holding a skipper’s certificate (of any level and any nationality).
5.1.e.    At least 3 crew members must either hold, or be studying for, a Masters or higher-level qualification (eg. MBA, MSc, PhD) from the Business School being represented.
5.1.f.    Any crew members who do not qualify under 5.1.e above, must be World Sailing Class 1 (Sailing as a recreation only).

5.2.    B Division

5.2.a.    A minimum number of 3 entries of teams are required for the B division Regatta.

5.2.b.    Entries are limited to 7 teams.  Boats will be allocated in a first come – first serve basis.

5.2.c.    Teams applying to sail in the B Division Regatta should comprise 4 to 8 competitors.

5.2.d.    Each team needs to have at least one sailor holding a skipper’s certificate (of any level and any nationality). If no such sailor is available, the team may pay to have a qualified sailor provided by the ASC.

5.2.e.    At least 5 crew members must either hold, or be studying for, a Masters or higher-level qualification (eg. MBA, MSc, PhD) from the Business School being represented.
5.2.f.    A qualified skipper will be provided by the ASC. This is in addition to the qualified sailor described in 5.2.d

6.    ENTRY

6.1.    To enter, eligible teams shall complete the relevant forms and send them, together with the required fees to the ASC.

6.2.    All members of the team shall complete an on-site registration at the race office and provide a damage deposit.

7.    FEES Required fees are as follows:
7.1.    A Division
7.1.a.    For boats with 5 crew members or less: €2,500
7.1.b.    For boats with 6 crew members: €2,800
7.1.c.    Boat crews who do not require onshore accommodation may apply for a reduced fee, which will be applied at the discretion of the ASC
7.2.    B Division
7.2.a.    B Division boats: €3,750
8.    SCHEDULE
19 April 2018    10:00    Boat Registration and pick up
13:30    Practice race / Training
18:00    Briefing on the handling of Platu 25 boats
20 April 2018    09:00    Competitors briefing
12:00    Races
21 April 2018    11:00    Races
19:30    Awards ceremony and party
8.1.    In total up to 6 races are scheduled, with up to 3 races to be sailed each day.
The Race Committee may adjust the racing schedule to suit weather conditions
8.2.    On Saturday 21 April there will be no warning signal after 15:30, unless after a general recall.
9.    SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available upon registration at the race office.
10.    VENUE
The shore venue will be the Yacht Club of Greece facilities and the races will be sailed at Phaleron bay.
11.    THE COURSES
The courses to be sailed will be as follows for both A Division and B Division:
o    Windward / Leeward and/or
o    Triangular and/or
o    Short coastal
12.    PENALTY SYSTEM
The penalty system will be defined in the Sis.
13.    SCORING
13.1.    Appendix A, Low point system shall apply
13.2.    1 race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
13.3.    When up to 4 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
13.4.    When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
13.5.    For A Division, no time correction handicapping will apply
13.6.    For B Division, a time handicapping system shall apply.
14.    CHARTER BOATS
14.1.    The Hellenic Platu 25 association will provide the charter boats for A Division. The ASC will provide the charter boats for B Division. Boats will be allocated randomly by the organizing committee and ASC to individual teams.
14.2.    A Division Charter boats will be available at the Yacht Club of Greece facilities in Mikrolimano from the morning of 19 April 2018 and have to be returned on 21 April 2018 after racing unless otherwise arranged with the organizing authority. The boats will be available at the Yacht Club of Greece.  B Division Charter boats will be made available at another marina nearby to be confirmed on 19 April 2018, at a time to be confirmed and have to be returned on 22 April 2018 at a time also to be confirmed.
14.3.    Competitors shall not modify the boats or cause them to be modified in any way except that
14.3.a.    A compass or GPS may be tied or taped to the hull or spars;
14.3.b.    Wind indicators, including yarn or thread, may be tied or taped anywhere on the boat;
14.3.c.    Boats may be cleaned, but only with water;
14.3.d.    Adhesive tape may be used anywhere above the water line with the exception of silver tape; and
14.3.e.    All fittings or equipment designed to be adjusted may be adjusted, provided that class rules are complied with.
14.4.    Charter boats will be complete and ready to sail.
14.4.a.    For Division A, in addition to the Entry Fee, a damage deposit of € 500 per boat will be charged in cash at registration and refunded at the end of the championship provided the boat is in good condition. Should the organizing committee decide to deduct from the damage deposit for any incident occurred (as per attached Appendix B), it may require that the deposit be restored to its original amount before the team is permitted to use the boat again. Any remaining deposit will be refunded at the end of the championship. Each skipper is responsible for the damage or loss to their boat unless responsibility is otherwise assigned by the Jury. 
14.4.b.    For Division B, in addition to the Entry Fee, a damage deposit of €595 or €750 (depending on the charter company) per boat will be charged in cash or by credit card on handover of the boat and refunded at the end of the championship provided the boat is in good condition. Each skipper is responsible for the damage or loss to their boat.
15.    PRIZES
Prizes will be given as follows:
o    Prize to the winner, 2nd and 3rd place in each Division
o    The Global MBA Trophy will be bestowed to the winner of A Division.
16.    DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
16.1.    The Organisers, the ASC, any Committee of the Regatta and any other person involved in the organization of Global MBA Trophy Regatta 2018, neither accepts any liability nor can be otherwise held liable for any physical or material damage, loss or claim, injury or death of an entrant or a third person or any other reason or event occurring prior to, during or after any race or at any other time in relation with the Global MBA Trophy Regatta  2018.
16.2.    The safety of any boat and her entire management (excluding insurance which is the obligation of the owner) shall be the sole responsibility of the competitor who must ensure that the boat is manned by experienced crew, sufficient in number and who are physically fit to face any weather conditions including bad weather taking into account the limitations of the boat and its equipment. The competitor must be satisfied as to the soundness of the hull, spars, rigging and all gear.
16.3.    Neither the provision of the obligations and responsibility of the paragraph above, nor their invocation or implementation by the Organisers and the Committees, in any way limits the sole and absolute responsibility of the competitor.
16.4.    Attention is drawn to the fundamental rule RRS 4, Part 1 of the International Sailing Rules of World Sailing “Decision to participate in a race” and to the art. 2 of the National Authority (HYF/HOC) Prescriptions.
16.5.    All competitors and support staff will be required to execute liability waiver.
17.    CONTACT
17.1.    For further information and queries, please contact:
o    Y.C.G.., This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or
o    Hellenic Platu 25 Class, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or
o    the ASC, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
17.2.    Each team shall designate a person to be the official contact with the organizing committee and provide a contact e-mail address.