The Compagnia della Vela (CdV) will organize Marblehead Trophy and the Venice Harbor Race in Venice, Italy from June 16th to June 18th 2023.


1.1.  The regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2021-2024 and by the “Normativa FIV per l’attivita’ Sportiva Nazionale”, and the Deed of Gift for the Marblehead Trophy.

1.2.  The International Dragon Class Rules will apply with exception of point 13.3 (weight limit) .

1.3.  If there is a conflict between Notice of Race (NOR) and the Sailing Instructions (SI), the SI shall prevail(this changes RRS 63.7).

1.4.  If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

1.6 Sailing Instructions will be available for each participant at completion of the registration formalities and may be posted earlier at


2.1.  Advertising will be restricted to World Sailing Regulation 20.4 and Dragon CR 1.24

2.2.  Competitors may be required to display advertising selected by the event organizer in accordance with World Sailing Advertising Code Regulation Any required advertising material and itsplacing instructions shall be informed at registration.

2.3.  Italian sailors displaying advertising must provide the FIV license.


3.1.  The regatta is open to all boats of the Dragon class holding a valid Measurement Certificates.

3.2.  For logistic reasons the number of participants is limited to 25 boats including the defender.

3.3.  EligibilityofallParticipants,coachesandofficialswillbeallowedinrespectoftheInternationalPolicyvalid at the time of entry.

3.4.  Entry is completed in 2 steps.3.4.1.First, challenging Yacht Club has to submit The Challenge Form at Attachment 3, stating name of skipper and challenging Dragon to the OA and email to, formal entry from each boat will open on February 15th 2023 and shall be submitted via the web site, accompanied by scan of Measurement Certificate, scan of Insurance Certificate and payment of the entry fee. The entry registration is not valid until the Organizing Authority received all required documents and full payment.3.4.3.In case of more than 25 entry requests, the organizers will give priority to those participants who completed their formal entry including payments first.

3.5.  Only one nominated boat per each challenging yacht club may participate.

3.6.  Helmsmen shall be up to date members of their National Dragon Association.

3.7.  Formal Entries shall be made not earlier than February 15th, 2023 and no later than April 15th, 2023.

3.8.  The Organizing Authority reserves the right to accept entries after the established deadlines.

3.9.  Each boat must present a copy of the boat measurement certificate at registration. The RegattaOrganizers may require to see a copy of the yacht’s insurance certificate. By signing the Entry Form each competitor declares that they have the minimum required insurance in place.


4.1.  The entry fee is € 800. The fee will include launching, craning out and berthing, opening and closing receptions and social events.

4.2.  Late entry fee received as from April 15th, 2023 is € 1.000 .

4.5.  All bank wire transfers and checks must be marked with “Marblehead + National Letters + Sainumber/helm name”

4.6.  No fees are refundable after the entry closing date. Before entry closing date, entry fees will be refunded after deducting 50% for administration expenses.

4.3.  The Fee for team, support and spectator boats shall be called “support boat fee”. The fee is € 300 and includes RIB berthing, hauling in and out, and social events for 1 person. Boats must be registered in advance prior to arrival by a completed and submitted Support Boat form to be downloaded from the website and sent together with the scan of a valid Boat Insurance Certificate. Temporary authorization for navigation within the lagoon may be required by local Authority (instructions will be provided).

4.4.  Entry fee are due at time of entry, but no later than April 15th, 2023, and payable via bank wire transfer, checks payable to Compagnia della Vela or credit cards.


5.1.  All boats shall register at the venue during registration days according to the schedule presented in Section 6.

5.2.  All boats shall provide the valid boat’s Measurement Certificate to Registration. A copy of the Measurement Form is also required if it has not been provided earlier during online entry.

5.3.  All boats will be afloat, and all crew weighed by the end of registration. The latest time for launching will be June 15th at 16:00.

5.4.  The Final Crew Lists will be posted on the Official Notice Board as soon as possible, after the entry registration closed.

5.5.  Protests related to the World Sailing Categorization Code must be submitted before the protest time limit of the first racing day (June 16th).


6.1. Event Schedule:

June 15th09:00 – 16:00Craning in
June 15th12:00 – 18:00Registration at Arsenale
June 15th18:30Welcome Spritz at Arsenale
June 16th9:00 Skippers Meeting at Arsenale
June 16th12:00Warning Signal of the 1st Race
June 17thRacing day
June 17thDinner (location to be announced)
June 18thRacing day
June 18th14:30Venice Harbor Race Warning Signal
June 18th18:00Prize Giving at Arsenale
June 19th09:00 – 15:00Craning Out

6.2.  Eight races are scheduled for the Marblehead Trophy.

6.3.  No more than 3 races can be sailed each day.

6.4.  On Sunday 18th, no warning signal will be made after 15:00.


SI will be available to all competitors during the registration period and on event’s website.


8.1. Boats will be craned in and out from the Port Terminal (Venice Passengers Terminal, see Attachment 5): craining-in activities will be performed only during the day of June, 15th and craining-out during the day of June, 19. Parking will be available at the Terminal area from June, 12 through June, 20.

8.2.  The regatta will be held at Arsenale in Venice, see facilities at Attachment 1.

8.3.  Marblehead Trophy races are intended to be held in the Race Area in front of the Lido, see race areaat Attachment 2.

8.4.  The Harbor Race will be a point to point race with a finish intended in front of San Marco Square -see Attachment 4


9.1. The courses to be sailed will be windward/leeward with an offset mark. Target time of each race will be defined in the SI.

9.2. Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).
9.3. The Course for the Harbor Race will be a point to point race inside the Laguna of Venice- see

Attachment 4.


10.1  The Low Point System of RRS Appendix A will apply.

10.2  When fewer than four races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race score.When four or more races have been completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scoreexcluding her worst score.

10.3  One race is required to be completed to constitute the Marblehead Trophy event.

10.4  The Venice Harbor Race will not be counted for the Marblehead Trophy but will have a separate scoreand trophy.


Support boats shall register at the race office during the registration period. They shall display either an identification flag of minimum size 50 cm x 40 cm with their national letters or their national letters in black on a white background on the cover of their outboard engine.


12.1  Boats shall be kept in their assigned places at the Arsenale, Venice.

12.2  Parking costs, both ashore and afloat, are included in the Marblehead entry fee. The parking costsare included from 1 day prior to the first day on the event schedule up to 1 day after the last day onthe event schedule.

12.3  All extra days have a daily cost. Please ask for a quote at


Boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta, except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.


Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keelboats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.


15.1In accordance with IDA Class Rule 11.11.1, the use of VHF radios is allowed to receive race management communication and for emergency purposes.

15.2  Race information will be given on marine VHF (156-162 MHz). The channel will be stated in the SI. The Organization reminds participants that the use of VHF is governed by the applicable laws. It is the owner’s/helmsman’s responsibility to fulfill all legal requirements to carry with and use marine VHF radio on board a yacht.

15.3  A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. Electronic equipment other than timers and compasses permitted by the class rules shall not be carried on board while racing. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones, which shall be turned off while racing.


16.1 The Marblehead Trophy shall be held by the Club winning it and until won by some other Club. 16.2 Prizes will be given to the top 3 boats for each the Marblehead Trophy and the Venice Harbor Race.


Information and recommendation will be on the event web site as soon as available.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. The person in charge/skipper certifies that the craning gear used for lifting his/her boat complies with European standards.


Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of € 1.500.000 or equivalent.


The media rights belong exclusively to the Organizing Authority. By participating in this Championship, a competitor automatically grants to the Organizing Authority and its sponsors the right in perpetuity to make, use and show from time to time at their discretion any motion or still pictures and live, taped or filmed TV and other reproductions of him or her during the period of the regatta, without compensation.

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