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Start > 27/06/2020
End > 28/06/2020
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Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
Vela de Cruzeiro

Mirpuri Foundation Trophy

June 27th to 28th, 2020

Cascais to Sesimbra


1           GENERAL

1.1         The Organizing Authority referred to in this Notice of Race is the Clube Naval de Cascais.

1.2         The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy will be governed by the following Rules:

1.2.1   The Rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020 issued by World Sailing (WS) and the National Prescriptions of the Portuguese Sailing Federation (FPV).

1.2.2   The WS Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) 2020-2021 for Category 4 Races

1.2.3   This Notice of Race (NoR)

1.2.4   The Sailing Instructions (SI) issued by the Organizing Authority and any amendments there to.

1.2.5   Between the official times for sunset and sunrise, the right of way rules of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCAS) shall replace Part 2 of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

1.2.6   In the event of conflict between the Sailing Instructions and this Notice of Race, the Sailing Instructions shall prevail, Changes RRS 63.7. The Sailing Instructions may invoke rule changes as allowed for in RRS 86.

1.3         Sailing Instructions issued by the Organizing Authority will be made available at   the Race Office to the confirmed entries by Monday, 22nd of June 2020.

1.4         The Organizing Authority reserves the right to amend this Notice of Race until not later than 21st of June 2020. These changes will be posted on the Event Website: and sent to Entrants whose applications have already been accepted.

1.5         By making an application for entry in the race, the Entrant of a boat acknowledges that the various terms of this Notice of Race, including any amendments there to, as well as all the rules and regulations referred to in paragraph 1 of this Notice of Race and in the Sailing Instructions, shall be complied with. Specific attention is drawn to RRS Fundamental Rule 4, which states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”, and to WS Offshore Special Regulation 1.02.1 which states “The safety of a yacht and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the Person in Charge…”.

2           ELIGIBILITY

2.1         The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is open to offshore boats that fully satisfy the requirements of the WS Offshore Special Regulations 2020-2021 for Category 4 races.

2.2         Boats shall be built to a standard that complies with the requirements of Section 3 of the WS Offshore Special Regulations 2020-2021.

2.3         Boats must satisfy the stability requirements of Section 3 of the WS Offshore Special Regulations.

2.4         Boats shall have a hull length of no less than 9 meters. A boat’s hull length shall be taken as defined by in its specifications by the builder.

2.5         The Entrant, Owner or Charterer of a participating boat shall hold current adequate marine legal liability insurance cover with respect to the boat, valid when racing and will ensure that all crew members are aware of the importance of effecting appropriate personal insurance.

2.6         The Entrant and Person in Charge of each participating boat shall be a member of a yacht club affiliated with its National Authority.

2.7         All Crew members shall meet the requirements of WS Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code with the Person in Charge being required to have World Sailing Eligibility as defined in 19.4.

2.8         Classic Yachts Division is open to boats with a valid certificate Jauge Classique Handicap for 2020 with a issue date before June 21st 2020.

2.9         Boats without a valid rating certificate will race on National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC) of Royal Yacht Association.

2.10         NHC handicap will be calculated following “Rules and Guidance for Clubs” and “Adjustment Calculations” and it will be calculated by the Organizing Authority.

2.11     The Organizing Authority will guarantee a medical team that subject to the epidemiologic status of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic prevailing at the time of the Race and/or applicable related Government regulations might require to test every participant and event staff for COVID-19.

2.12     Every Sailor might be tested for COVID-19 shall the Medical Team of the Organizing Authority decide to do so based on 2.11 above

2.13     A person that test positive shall not compete, race nor attend any event of this championship. Teams are strongly recommended to have additional crew members in stand-by in case one its members test positive.


3.1         The Person in Charge shall be required to sign a declaration that they are in full compliance with the requirements of the WS Offshore Special Regulations 2020-2021 for Category 4 races. A checklist will be provided by the Organizing Authority to assist Persons in Charge in complying with these regulations.

3.2         The Person in Charge should ensure that its boat is in full compliance with its rating certificate and class rules as applicable.


4.1       An application for entry should be made by using the online entry form posted on the Event Website Alternatively an application may be made on a copy of the entry form included with this Notice of Race, which may be sent by mail to the Clube Naval de Cascais or by e-mail to . Prospective competitors are urged to make their application for entry early.

4.2       Following the submission of the documentation required in 4.1, the Organizing Authority will notify the entrant of acceptance and the entry must then be confirmed by not later than the 21st of June 2020 by submitting the following additional documentation:

a) Certificate of insurance in English or Portuguese with details of the cover and the insurer.

b) Crew list with Names, Date of Birth, ID Card Numbers and MNA Numbers

c) EPIRB number, Call Sign and MMSI number where available.

4.3       The Person in Charge must complete the registration process at the Race Office which includes the confirmation of the crew list with next of kin details submitted online or the submission of such details in the form supplied by the Organizing Authority if not previously submitted. The Person in Charge will also be required to sign a Disclaimer of Liability and a Media Release and Image Rights Waiver, as supplied by the Organizing Authority. A copy of all race documents, schedule of events and other information will be provided by the Organizing Authority upon registration.

4.4       At the discretion of the Organizing Authority, an entry may be accepted after the 17th of June.

4.5       An Entry may be cancelled by advising the Organizing Authority.

4.6       The Entrant is the person considered responsible for the entry and shall be the person to appear in connection with the entry, together with the boat name, on any documentation pertaining to the event, including the results.

4.7     The nationality of the entry shall be the country of which the Entrant is a citizen of and shall be declared when making the entry.

4.8     The submission of documents requested by the Organizing Authority does not exonerate the Entrant from any of his responsibilities and receipt by the Organizing Authority shall not imply verification of the validity or adequacy of the documents submitted to it.

5.           FEES

Team registration fees in this first edition of the race will be sponsored by the Mirpuri Foundation and donated to its active Marine Conservation programs (more information at

Hull Lt.                                  Value to be donated per boat

9,00m to 12,00m               1.250,00€

12,01m to 18,00m            1.750,00€

18,01m to 24,00m            2.250,00€

24,01m to 30,00m            3.000,00€

30,01m to 40,00m            3.500,00€

>40,01m                               4.000,00€

6.           SCHEDULE OF EVENT

Date      Warning Signal Time       Place     Class

June 27th            11h00                    Cascais  All

June 28th            11h00                  Sesimbra             All

The social Schedule as well as the exact departure and arrival gate and overnight anchor zone at Arrábida Coast near Sesimbra will be published later on.

6.1   There are two Races scheduled.

6.2   No Warning signal will be made on the last day of the championship after 16h00.

7.           COURSES

On the first day the course will consist on an offshore race from Cascais to Sesimbra Area. On the Second day there will be an offshore race from Sesimbra Area to Cascais. Further details will be published on the Sailing Instructions.


8.1             Corrected times will be calculated as handicap*real time = corrected time.

8.2           General Overall scoring will be divided in real time and corrected time. For real time adding for each boat the racing time of the different legs, calculating with the possible penalties or bonuses decided by the protest committee. For Corrected time adding for each boat the racing corrected time of the different legs, calculating with the possible penalties or bonuses decided by the protest committee.

8.3           Will be declared winner in real time the boat with the shortest real times addition. Will be declared winner in corrected time the boat with the shortest corrected times addition. In case of a tie, the time of the last leg will beak it (This changes RRS A8).

9             CHANGES TO RULES

9.1       The Two-Turns Penalty for breaking a rule of RRS Part 2, is changed for one turn penalty, this changes RRS 44.1.

9.2       The use of an autopilot and power winches is permitted. This changes RRS 52.

10         TIME LIMIT

The Time Limit for all boats will be sunset official time. No further finishers will be recorded after this time. This changes RRS 35.


A boat may receive help from an outside source in the form of information which is freely available to all boats, which shall include navigational, weather, tide or current information from any source available to all boats whether or not by payment of a fee or subscription, but shall not include any information gathered or the subject of interpretation by, or any advice received from, any source not on board the boat and which is specific to the boat and her situation. This changes RRS Rule 41.c.

12         ADVERTISING

12.1         Boats taking part in the event may display advertising as permitted by and in accordance with WS Regulation 20 – Advertising Code. Boats taking part in a One Design Class shall also comply with their class rules.

12.2         Competitors will be required to display advertising for the event sponsor in accordance with WS Regulation 20.4.1. The Organizing Authority may require all competitors to display hull or boom decals and to hoist the sponsor’s pennant for the duration of the race and, whilst in harbor for the period of the race, boats are to fly the event flag. The decals, the pennant and the flag will be provided by the Organizing Authority.

13         Sustainability

In addition to RRS 55, the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy will be a sustainable plastic-free event, aiming to honor the Foundation’s Marine Conservation Program, implementing actions to protect our oceans.

Our Goal:

-             Limit the event’s environmental footprint, minimizing waste and adopting good environmental practices;

-             Reducing, reusing and recycling whenever possible;

-             Banning single-use plastic from the event, including on the competing boats, eliminating the use of plastic bags, plastic water bottles and plastic packaging;

-             Choose and promote the use of environmentally-friendly materials, in alternative to plastic;

-             Guarantee, alongside Clube Naval de Cascais (hosting entity), recycling and water points;

-             Encourage teams to adopt more responsible and sustainable practices;

-             Lead by example, sharing the Mirpuri Foundation’s sustainability message, making sure that, together, we can all raise awareness to the need to protect our oceans and to influence the sailing world to make a positive change for the future of the planet.

14         PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded as follow:

14.1         Line Honours (Real Time):

1st – 16.000,00€

2nd – 8.000,00€

3rd – 4.000,00€

4th – 2.000,00€

5th – 1.000,00€

Prize Moneys mentioned above are the Gross Amount and will be paid within 30 days and in accordance with the Portuguese Tax Law.

14.2         The top 5 boats of the overall in corrected time will be awarded for NHC Division.

14.3         There will be also an award for the real time winner and for the corrected time winner for the following divisions:

•       Boats with LOA <=40ft

•       Boats with LOA > 40ft and <=60ft

•       Boats with LOA >60ft and <=80ft

•       Boats with LOA >80ft and <=100ft

•       Boats with LOA >100ft

14.4       The top 3 boat of Classic Yacht Division in corrected time of the Overall will be awarded.


As part of the registration process, each owner, each Person in Charge and each individual participating crewmember will be required to sign a declaration accepting the following disclaimer of liability:

I agree to be bound by the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017/2020, by the Sailing Instructions and the Notice of Race. I agree that the sole and inescapable responsibility for the nautical qualities of any yacht participating in the MIRPURI FOUNDATION SAILING TROPHY, her rigging, the safety equipment on board and the competence, behavior and dress of her crew is that of the Person in Charge of the yacht.

I also agree to take any and all responsibility for all damages whatsoever caused to third persons or their belongings, to myself or to my belongings, ashore and at sea as a consequence of my participation in the Race, and hereby relieve from any responsibility, and agree to indemnify on a full indemnity basis and hold harmless, the Organizing Authority, CLUBE NAVAL DE CASCAIS, its servants, agents and sponsors (in particular but not limited to MIRPURI FOUNDATION and affiliated companies) and their representatives in respect of any claim arising therefrom.

I am acquainted with RRS Part 1 Fundamental Rule 4: “A boat is solely responsible for deciding whether or not to start or to continue racing”.

In any case, I agree that the Organizing Authority, CLUBE NAVAL DE CASCAIS, its servants, agents and sponsors (in particular but not only MIRPURI FOUNDATION and affiliated companies) and their representatives have no responsibility for loss of life or injury to members or others, or for the loss of, or damage to any vessel or property.


As part of the registration process, each Entrant, each Person in Charge and each individual participating crewmember will be required to sign a declaration accepting the following media release and waiver of rights:

Competitors and crew members on the competing yachts grant, at no cost, CLUBE NAVAL DE CASCAIS, MIRPURI FOUNDATION and affiliated companies the absolute right and permission to use their name, voice, image, likeness, biographical material as well as representations of the boats in any media (being television, print and internet media), including video footage, for the sole purposes of advertising, promoting, reporting and disseminating information relating to MIRPURI FOUNDATION involvement in sailing events, in particular the MIRPURI FOUNDATION SAILING TROPHY (“the race”), and to the competitors and crew members’ participation in such events.

17         BERTHING

Berthing will be not provided for participating boats. The Organizing Authority shall provide a sea shuttle service at Sesimbra on the 27th of June from 16h00 to 23h59 and on the 28th of June from 09h00 to 10h30 for boats that are anchored at Sesimbra Bay. Owners of boats that decide to anchor or mooring at Sesimbra Bay do it at their own risk and responsibility.



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Declaro sujeitar-me às Regras de Regata da World Sailing, às Prescrições da Federação Portuguesa de Vela, às Regras da Classe, ao Anúncio de Regata e às instruções de Regata desta Prova, renunciando expressamente à faculdade de recorrer para qualquer Autoridade ou Tribunal que não os previstos nas Regras de Regata da World Sailing. De acordo com a RRV 4 “Um Barco é o único responsável pela decisão de participar numa regata ou de continuar em regata”, assumindo integralmente a responsabilidade por todas as consequências dessa decisão, que não serão imputáveis a qualquer título à Entidade Organizadora.

Confirmo que as informações contidas no presente formulário são correctas e que não foi omitida, parcial ou totalmente, qualquer informação.

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