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Actualité de la Classe

Yacht Club de Monaco Awards Lundi 20 Décembre 2010

Le Smeralda 888 à l'honneur


En effet lors des YC Monaco Awards, parmi les nominés, se trouvait pas moins de 3 représentants de la classe Smeralda 888:
Blandine Medecin (Bear Essantials), Philippe Pizichini (Money time) et Guido Miani ont prouvés a nouveau le dynamisme de ses membres sur le circuit Smeralda mais également en team race, Melges 20, circuit J24, Transquadra.....).
C'est au cours de cette soirée que s'est déroulé la remise des prix de notre serie. Outre la victoire de Philippe Pizichini, nous retiendrons la constance aux avant postes de l'équipage du Président de la classe le Prince Charles de Bourbon avec une 2ème place et la Troisième place de Adalberto Miani.
Notons également la distinction faite à Ian Ilsley lors de la remise des récompenses au Royal Thames Yacht Club pour ses résultats en Team Race (2ème Cumberland Cup de Londres et Victoire à l' international Team Racing du Royal Yacht Squadron de Cowes).

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Smeralda 888 International Championship 2010 Lundi 18 Octobre 2010

Veni, Vidi, Vinci...


Smeralda 888 International Championship 2010
Le Championnat 2010 fut probablement le plus disputé depuis l'origine de la classe, puisque sur les 6 épreuves du circuit nous avons 5 vainqueurs différents (Charles de Bourbon, Marco Marchesi, Adalberto Miani, Alderico Paganini et Philippe Pizzichini (X2)). De plus lors de l'ultime manche de Monaco, 4 équipages peuvent encore prétendre à la victoire finale!
C'est le bateau Money Time, mené par Philippe Pizzichini épaulé par Vasco Vascotto, qui rafle la mise ainsi que le général 2010 mettant un terme à 3 années de domination de l'équipe de Vamos Mi Amor de Charles de Bourbon. La 3ème place revient à Adalberto Miani suivi de prés par Marco Marchesi (4ème) puis Ian Ilsley.
Notons enfin la participation en 2011 de l'équipage de Mascalzone Latino sur l'ensemble du circuit.
Le Championnat 2011 débutera comme chaque année à Monaco lors de la Primo Cup, et terminera en octobre en apothéose puisque l'épreuve finale devrait avoir lieu à Trieste en ouverture de la célèbre Barcolana.
Vivement 2011 !!!
Classement 2010:
1er Money Time Philippe Pizzichini
2ème Vamos mi Amor Charles de Bourbon,
3ème Botta Dritta Adalberto Miani,
4ème I Vitelloni Marco Marchesi,
5ème Bear Essantials Ian Ilsley,
6ème Mascalzone Latino Achille Onorato,
7ème Kzimodo Marco Stevenazzi,
8ème MYST Niccolo Stimamiglio,
9ème ADSGLEN Alderico Paganini,
10ème Fire Fabio Mangifesta.....
19 concurrents classés

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Picsou Rafle Tout Lundi 18 Octobre 2010

Le Prince Charles de Bourbon cède sa couronne à Philippe Pizzichini


Picsou Rafle Tout
Quelle finale ! Avec des arrivées groupées dans la minute et des leaders dans la seconde, on se serait cru dans un circuit professionnel de voile comme en Farr 40 ou en TP52… avec pourtant des armateurs amateurs à la barre.

Il faut dire que l’enjeu pour les neuf protagonistes de cette dernière épreuve était de taille. A l’issue des cinq précédentes régates, seulement quatre petits points séparaient Philippe Pizzichini (Money Time), alors en tête et le quatrième Marco Marchesi (I Vitelloni ) ; Charles de Bourbon-Siciles (Vamos mi Amor) et Adalberto Miani (Botta Dritta), occupant respectivement la deuxième et troisième place du classement général provisoire.

Dans des conditions de vent très variables de 5 à 25 nœuds, le niveau fut donc des plus relevés, avec jamais moins d’une longueur de coque entre chaque concurrent lors des passages de marques. Une régate sous tension où la moindre faute de manœuvre ou de choix tactique se sont payés comptant dans le classement final. Du grand spectacle !

L’équipage de Philippe Pizzichini (Money Time), épaulé à la tactique par Vasco Vascotto remporte pas moins de 4 courses sur les 7 disputées. Très déterminé et combattif, il n’a eu de cesse de contrôler ses adversaires, ne les laissant jamais prendre le large. Pour preuve, son plus mauvais résultat du week-end fut une 3e place lors de la 1ère manche du vendredi.

En remportant le titre 2010, Philippe Pizzichini (Money Time) met ainsi fin à trois années de domination du Prince Charles de Bourbon-Siciles (Vamos mi Amor), le président de la classe, qui termine 2e devant Achille Onorato (3e). Lors de la remise des prix, le nouveau Champion en titre a rappelé dans son discours avoir débuté la voile au Yacht Club Monaco, sous la coupe d’un certain Bernard d‘Alessandri…, l’actuel Secrétaire Général du YCM.


Classement de l'épreuve:

1. Philippe Pizzichini sur Money Time 8 pts,
2. Charles de Bourbon sur Vamos mi Amor 17 pts,
3. Achille Onorato sur Mascalzone Latino 18 pts,
4. Marco Marchesi sur I Vitelloni 24 pts,
5. Adalberto Miani sur Botta Dritta 27 pts,
6. Savino Formentini sur Adsglen 29 pts,
7. Ian Ilsley sur Bear Essantials 34 pts,
8. Marco Stevenazzi Extravaganza 48 pts,
9. Nicolo Stimamiglio Myst 55 pts.



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Actualité de la Classe

COPPA EUROPA SMERALDA 888 Dimanche 10 Octobre 2010

Philippe Pizzichini E Il Suo Equipaggio Vincono L'edizione 2010 Della "coppa Europa Smeralda 888"


COPPA EUROPA SMERALDA 888
PORTO CERVO, 18 luglio 2010. La Smeralda 888 “Money Time” di Philippe Pizzichini, portacolori dello
Yacht Club di Monaco, si è aggiudicata il Trofeo “Coppa Europa” che si svolto in questo fine settimana
nelle acque di Porto Cervo, sotto l’organizzazione dello Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
L’assegnazione della vittoria finale di questa manifestazione, che fa parte anche del Circuito europeo
della classe, è stata determinata sulla base della classifica di sabato (seconda giornata di prove delle
tre previste), in quanto il forte maestrale di oggi non ha consentito l’uscita delle Smeralda 888 per le
ultime regate in programma.
Ha vinto, pertanto, lo scafo “Money Time” che, nel corso delle diverse prove a bastone, ha dominato
il campo degli avversari risultando primo in tutte le quattro regate che si sono svolte nei primi due
giorni. Un successo certamente – trattandosi di regate di flotta e cioè con imbarcazioni tutte uguali –
raggiunto grazie alla capacità dell’equipaggio che vantava la partecipazione di un campione come il
triestino Vasco Vascotto che ha svolto l’importante funzione di tattico a bordo della Smeralda 888.
Ed è proprio il neo campione del mondo dei Farr 40 – titolo conquistato questa primavera a Casa de
Campo - che ha commentato la gara: “ E’ stata una manifestazione davvero entusiasmante perché
non sono mancati gli aspetti sia agonistici che di divertimento. Tutti gli armatori, infatti, hanno
manifestato grande interesse nella formula dell’evento che, tra l’altro, si è svolto nel luogo più bello
del Mediterraneo”. A Vasco Vascotto ha fatto eco il suo armatore Philippe Pizzichini che, ritirando
il Trofeo, ha dichiarato: “Abbiamo fatto quattro belle regate in un mare bellissimo. Il merito della
vittoria, naturalmente, deve essere distribuito tra i membri del mio equipaggio che hanno svolto un
lavoro eccellente.”
Con questa manifestazione si è chiusa la prima parte del programma agonistico dello Yacht Club Costa
Smeralda

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La Classe

Le Smeralda 888 Jeudi 7 Janvier 2010

Ce monotype de 8m88, dessiné par le célèbre architecte naval German Frers et construit par le chantier Galetti en Italie, est né pour dynamiser l’aspect sportif du Yacht Club Costa Smeralda dans les année 95.


Le Smeralda 888
Depuis une dizaine d’année, la série connait un renouveau sous l’impulsion du Yacht Club de Monaco.

Aujourd’hui la flotte est composée d’une vingtaine d’unités.

Un circuit de régates est actuellement en place, organisé conjointement par ces deux prestigieux Yacht Club et par la société Monaco Plaisance qui en assure la logistique.

Ce circuit débute traditionnellement par la Primo Cup à Monaco et se termine à la Coppa Europa à Porto
Cervo en passant par St Tropez et une autre escale qui change chaque année (Corse, Valence, Palerme,
Porquerolles….).

Caractéristiques du bateau:

Longueur : 8,88 m

Largeur : 2,50 m

Tirant d’eau : 1,75 m

Poids : 1578 kg

Lest : 991 kg

Surface de voile: au prés: 39,10 m²

smeralda_888.pdf Smeralda 888.pdf  (472.59 Ko)


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La Classe

CLASS RULES Dimanche 18 Octobre 2009

1. CLASS RULES AND OBJECTIVES


1.1. The “Smeralda 888” is a one-design boat designed by German Frers and created to promote sailing activity between yacht club members.
The boat has a fixed keel with ballast and sloop rig for a crew of 4 persons. It is suited to both fleet and match racing and can be handled by smaller crews where the hiking position of the body is strictly controlled. The design characteristics make the sloop suitable also for short-distance cruising with two persons. The boat is watertight and self-draining under normal weather conditions.


1.2 The Smeralda 888 boats constitute a class called “Smeralda 888 Class”.
The Class emblem is an emerald green bow cutting through a wave. This emblem must be reproduced on the hull and on the mainsail of each boat.


1.3. The Class Rules have the following objectives :
- assure the correct control and management of the class
- define and preserve the course of time the details and characteristics of the design to avoid any modifications to the hull or the rigging and the fittings.
- Assure the correct use of the boat.



2 MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF THE CLASS

2.1. Authority
2.1.1. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is the promoter of the Class and maintains control over the production moulds (which remain the property of Costa Smeralda Yachting S;r.l. , a subsidiary of the YCCS), and therefore the licensed boatyards, the rules and all Class activities.

The YCCS maintains contact with the Italian Sainling Federation (FIV) and the IYRU which must be informed in all national and international Class Activity.

2.2 Management

The affairs of the Class shall be managed by a commitee.
This commitee shall concist by the president of the class and five members of the Smeralda class.

2.3. Language

The official language of the class shall be English.

2.3. Construction and Purchase of “Smeralda 888” Boats

Rights to build the Smeralda 888 One Design shall rest only with builders duly licensed by the class association. Current licensed builder is: Cantieri Galetti Italy.

The YCCS will determine, on a case by case basis, which boatyards will be granted use of the moulds for construction.

Contracts will precisely define the working procedures of the builders as regards these rules and attached specifications.

“Smeralda 888” Class boats can be purchased by YCCS members and members of other recognized yacht clubs or sport associations which guarantee the constitution of a fleet of at least two boats within the club itself. Purchase applications must be forwarded to the YCCS through the offices of the members’s club.

The owners and their clubs must agree to faithfully adhere to all rules stated herein.

2.4 Measurements, Certificates of Origins

The Class Measurer will be appointed annually by the YCCS and will be responsible for assuring that all boats built conform exactly to the technical requirements defined in these rules.



Every boat constructed must be fitted with an identification plaque containing its serial number, which corresponds to its sail number, permanently installed on board, as well as a Certificate of Origin reporting the weights of the keel, rudder, complete hull, mast, boom and spinnaker pole, plus the presence and location of any corrector weights.

The Certificate of Origin must be signed by the Class Measurer and the builder.

Copies of the certificates will be kept with the association secretariat at the YCCS.

After the completion of the measurement checks any modification to the boat its rigging and fittings or its equipment is prohibited. In the case of repair work being undertaken following a damage, a verification by the Class Measurer may be necessary.

2.5 Measurement Contols

The Measurement Controls of the boats are entrusted to the Class Technical Delegate who is appointed annually by the YCCS and who is responsible for the management of all boats belonging to the Smeralda 888 Class. When considered necessary, or upon the request of a competitor before an event, the Technical Delegate, possibly assisted by the Class Measurer, can carry out the following checks :
- inspection of safety equipment
- inspection of the inventory of sails ans their compliance with their managements and specifications
- inspection of the deck layout, standing and running riffing and fittings
- boat’s weight check
- rudder weight ckeck
- crew weight check

2.6. Restrictions and Penalties

These Rules are binding for clubs with fleets and for owners. The technical specifications, in particular, must be rigidly adhered to and the rules relating to the use of the boat in regattas must be applied in all regattas in which boats of the Class take part, even when other classes are racing.

A club or an owner who violates the letter or the spirit of these rules, either regarding the technical specifications or the use of the boat, can be brought vefore a Disciplinary Committee appointed by the YCCS which, in the most serious of cases, may decide :
- to permanently or temporarily ban the offending party from the Class ;
- suspend or disqualified the offending party for one or more competitions.




3 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS

3.1. Hull
The hull and deck of the boat must be constructed by a licensed builder on approved moulds according to the laminate specifications and following the specific construction procedures supplied by Costa Smeralda Yachting. The total dry-weight of the boat, including rudder, keel and fittings, must not be less than 1505 Kg nor more than 1530 Kg.
Weight check will be made without :
- mast, boom and spinnaker pole ;
- mainsail, genoa and spinnaker sheets and winch handles ; safety and navigation equipment. The location of corrector weights, if needed, shall be determined by the Technical Delegate, in agreement with the Class Measurer and the builder, and the weights shall be installed and scaled in a way to be easy to inspect.
- The weight and location of the correctors must be reported on the Certificate of Origin.

The corrector weights must not exceed a total of 25 Kg.
No additional ballast of any kind may be used.
The shape of the hull can be checked by means of garboards kept by the Class Measurer.

3.2. Keel

The kell fin must be made on the original model. Its weight, construction materials and shape must conform to the specifications and plans supplied by Costa Smeralda Yachting. The weight of the keel must be corrected, if necessary, to have a total weight of 991 Kg with a tolerance of +/- 1 Kg.

The weight of the keel must be reported on the boat’s Certificate of Origin. The shape of the keel fin and bulb can be checked by means of garboards kept by the Class Measurer.

3.3. Rudder

The rudder must be made using the approved moulds and to the specifications and plans provided by Costa Smeralda Yachting. The weight of the rudder, including tiller and lower bearing, must not be less than 12 Kg, and must be reported on the Certificate of Origin.

3.4 Deck Fittings

The Deck Fittings and their relative layout must conform, with a tolerance of +/- 10 mm,, to the positions indicated on the attached Plan 1.

3.5. Mast and Standing Rigging

The mast must be made using an approved cross-section type aluminium extrusion, and in compliance with the measurements, weights and centre of gravity indicated on the attached Plan 2 and follows its specifications with a tolerance of +/- 5 mm. Any needed corrector weight must be reported on the Certificate of Origin, as must the weight and centre of gravity position of the mast including standing riffing, but excluding running rigging.

3.6 Other Spars

The boom and spinnaker pole must conform to the specifications reported on attached Plan 1. Their weights must be reported on the Certificate of Origin, and cannot be less than 12 Kg and 4 Kg respectively.


3.7 Running Rigging

The running riffing must be in compliance with the attached Plan 2 specification in terms of materials, layout and dimensions.

3.8 Sails

Rights to build the Sails for Smeralda 888 One Design shall rest only with Sailmaker duly licensed by the class association. Current licensed sailmaker is: North Sails Italy

The approved sail inventory id as follows :
- masthead spinnaker ,5 ounce Nylon
- fractional spinnaker , 75 ounce Nylon
- self-tacking jib
- genoa 3DL
- mainsail

Laminates containing carbon fibre are prohibited.


The sails must all be measured according to the specifications of the attached Plan 3.
The mainsail and the spinnakers must display the sail number as prescribed by IYRU regulations with the exception of the national letters.

3.9 Safety Equipment

The boats must always carry on board the equipment required by Italian law for navigation within 3 miles of the coast :
- 1 hand bilge pump
- life-jackets
- 2 paddles, one fo which fitted with a hook
- 17,5 Kg anchor and 30 metres of 10 mm line
- 1 horsehoes life-buoy with 30 metres of floating line
- 1 destress signal pack (2+2)
- 1 360 torch
- 1 fog horn

With the exception of the paddles, the safety equipment will be kept whilst racing in a bag located below deck in front of the mast step.

3.10 Instructions

The on-board installation of any electrical or electronic instrument is prohibited.


4 USE OF BOAT

4.1. Competition Levels

Three levels of competition are foreseen :

- club races
- inter-club races
- international regattas in which the boats of members will be entrusted to italian or foreign crews.

According to the racing level the organizing club will provide additional rules and restrictions which are to be detailed in the notice of race and sailing instructionsd.

4.2 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

In all races involving “Smeralda 888” boats IYRU rules are be to applied. Additional rules may be invoked in the notice of Race or the sailing instructions relating to :
- helmsman and crew
- use of sails
- types of course
- point scoring


4.3 Other Restrictions

4.3.1. Sails

More than one complete set of sails (mainsail, genoa, jib, masthead and fractional spinnakers) cannot be taken aboard boats while racing.

The maximum number of new sails that each boat can submit for approval each year starting with 1993 is as follows :

Mainsail 1
Genoa 2
Jib 1
Masthead spinnaker 2
Fractional spinnaker 1

Any damage to sails must be repaired and only in exceptional cases will the YCCS allow the purchase of a new sail beyond those established above.
The fractional spinnaker cannot be hoisted from the masthead halyard.

4.3.2 Crew Weight

Maximum crew weight shall not exceed 320 kg without the owner at weigh-in prior to the start of a regatta.

4.3.3. Crew Placement

The use of hiking straps, trapezes or other devices to move the weight of crewmen overboard id forbidden.
Two of the four crew members must keep their legs within the cockpit whilst racing.

4.3.4 Crew Classification

While racing in One Design events, the crew shall be composed of Group 1 or 2 competitors, except that up 1 crew member may be Group 3 competitor. Competitor Grouping shall be determined by application of the current ISAF Sailor's Classification Code (See ISAF Regulation 22). Competitors without a current Classification, or whose employment circumstances have changed, may apply for a new certificate electronically from the ISAF website (www.sailing.org).

4.3.5 Steering

Except for Owners and except for emergencies involving safety of the yacht or crew, Group 3 competitors are prohibited from steering while racing in sanctioned One Design Class events, or in any One Design Class racing. Group 1 Owners and Group 1 alternate helmsmen may steer any Smeralda 888.

4.3.6 Owners

For purposes of 1.2, owners shall be defined as members of the Smeralda 888 Class Association and shall hold legal ownership interest in the boat being steered (of at least 30% of fair market value of the new or brokerage boat price for Group 2 competitors and 50% of fair market value of the new or brokerage boat price for Group 3) evidenced by appropriate documentation. For purposes of 1.2, chartering a boat does not constitute ownership. In the case of a chartered boat, only Group 1 competitors or Group 2 and 3 Owners shall be permitted to steer during sanctioned One Design Class events or in any One Design Class racing.

4.3.4 Advertising on boats

Advertising on Smeralda 888 Class boats is totally forbidden.
On the written request of the organizing body of particularly important sponsored events, the YCCS may allow
The application of art. 1.9. appendix 14 of IYRU rules.

ATTACHED ANNEXES
1 : Deck plan and fittings, boom and spinnaker pole
2 : Mast plan, standing and running rigging specifications
3 : Sail plan and layout

1st February 2007

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Les Teams

Team ADSGLEN by Bona Fide Jeudi 30 Novembre 2006

Team ADSGLEN by Bona Fide
Guiseppe Giordano, amateur de belles coques et propriétaire du celebre Bona Fide, se lance sur le circuit Smeralda avec une équipe de San Rémo :
Guiseppe Zaoli
Andrea Zaoli
Vittorio Zaoli
Paul Andersona
Michele Gregoretto
Andrea Racchelli

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Les Teams

Team Another Affair Jeudi 30 Novembre 2006

Team Another Affair
Jean Luc Pillonel vient d'acquerir Another Affair et la nouvelle équipe a pris en main le bateau à l'occasion du Challenge de Printemps à Monaco
Il est entouré de:
Claude Rodelato
Mathieu Bouchet
Alexandre Capeau
Sebastien Lovazzani

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Les Teams

Team Bear Essantials Mercredi 29 Novembre 2006

Team Bear Essantials
"On ne change pas une équipe qui gagne", c'est ce que s'est dit Ian Ilsley, surnommé par la presse anglaise "the old Fox", suite à sa saison victorieuse en 2012.
Equipe tenante du titre, saura-t'elle maintenir son niveau pour réaliser la passe de 2 ?
Autour de Ian:
Blandine Medecin
Philippe Ventura
Jean Rodelato
Guillaume Holin

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Les Teams

Team Botta Dritta Mardi 28 Novembre 2006

Team Botta Dritta
C'est Adalberto qui a amener le Smeralda à Monacoà l'origine de la Classe.
Depuis, il n'a jamais raté une saison.
Cette année, il retrouvera son équipe de 2012 avec:
Flavio Grassi
Christian Barberis
Andrea Cattaneo
Simon Alctree

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