It is the regatta/trend of the summer even though it should be defined more as a record hunt than a race, as everyone chooses when they want to leave. ITA 4000 is the chrono challenge devised by ORC, UVAI, FIV and Giornale della Vela, a fun way to get a taste of offshore sailing again in a season orphaned by major rated sailing events. One will be able to choose the record attempt from nine total routes, plus three alternatives, all just over 100 miles long and with mixed offshore/coastal sailing, and there are already boats trying. The rankings will be compiled with ORC compensated times.
A nice way to spice up our summer cruise and decide to tackle a transfer leg in sport mode trying to set the best time possible and hoping to do better than the other boats. The window of time for record attempts began on July 6 and will close on October 18.
BUT HOW DOES IT WORK?
The ORC technical staff will have a dedicated figure for ITA 4000 who will interface with the racers. At the address given in the announcement, crews will notify which leg they want to do, in which direction, and when they want to leave. Both on the regatta notice and on the instructions, there is an email address and a phone number: it will be essential, in order to give validity to the record attempt, that the exact start time, then the finish time, be communicated. The ORC will monitor the boat’s course via AIS on Marinetraffic verifying that everything is smooth and that there are no abnormal speeds with respect to wind conditions.
THE WEATHEROMED SERVICE
Speaking of weather, evaluating the right time to leave is crucial if you aspire to a good result. That is why the Meteomed service will come to the rescue. It is the marine weather provider to help you define the best time window to leave your moorings. You can browse the platform for free for 15 days by using the ITA4000 coupon. Also included is the consulting service with the meteorologist with whom you can consult to determine the optimal route. In addition, all automatic bulletin and alert services will be available to you to navigate safely.
THE FIRST BOATS
FAQ ITA 4000
1 Where can all documents
be found to participate in ITA 4000?
On the web page www.ita4000.it
2 What instrumentation is required to be monitored by the Jury)
3 What tonnage certificates are allowed? ORC certificates in Club and International versions
4 What numbers inside the certificate will be applied?
The single coastal/long distance number will be used, even in the X2 version if there will be crews in doubles
5 Who should be notified of the start?
The regatta notice includes contact information for ORC professionals to whom you should communicate the start and finish date and time
6 How does club hospitality work?
Theofficial regatta documents available at www.giornaledellavela.com/ita-4000-cronoregata-record/ explain what
each individual host club offers
(mooring arrangements, assistance, access to services)
7 How many times can I do a course?
Twice, either way, the best time will be
8 How do you compete for
the overall ranking?
By participatingin at least four routes,
and among the four you can choose only one of the routes defined as “alternative”
All routes passable in both directions
p San Remo – Marciana Marina: about 120 nm
Genoa – Punta Ala about 120 nm (alternate route)
p Punta Ala – Porto Cervo: about 110 nm
p Porto Cervo – Riva di Traiano: approximately 115 nm
p Riva di Traiano – Naples: about 140 nm
p Capri – Stromboli: about 130 nm
p Lipari – Crotone: about 170 nm
p Crotone – Brindisi: about 130 nm
p Bari – Pescara: about 150 nm
p Ancona – Venice: about 120 nm
Ancona – Trieste: about 125 nm
Ravenna – Trieste: 90 nm
These are the circles that will provide access to the venue and its facilities for all participating crews, as well as facilitate mooring before and after the timekeeping
– San Remo Yacht Club
– Italian Yacht Club
– Marciana Marina Sailing Club
– Punta Ala Yacht Club
– Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
– Circolo Nautico Riva di Traiano
– Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia
– Yacht Club Capri
– Yacht Club Capo d’Orlando
– Croton Sailing Club
– Sailing Club Brindisi
– Bari Sailing Club
– La Scuffia Sailing Club
– Nautical Clubs of Marina Dorica
– Circolo Velico Ravennate
– Sailing Company-Venice
– Yacht Club Adriaco (
How much does it cost
– 100 € up to LOA=12 m
– 150 € up to LOA=18 m
– €200 with LOA>18 m.
The registration fee includes all the routes you would like to travel on the circuit. The entire fund raised will be donated to one or more non-profit organizations active in social recovery through sailing. Info and registration at www.ita4000.it
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