Posted : 20th of June 2012

Portuguesse Open Championship 2012

Portugal, Viana do Castelo – Praia do Cabedelo, 20-22 July '12


1. RULES
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2. VENUE
2.1. Latitude 41° 40' 59.37" N; Longitude 8°49' 58.62" W

3. ELEGIBILITY AND ENTRIES
3.1. The regatta is open to all boards of the Formula Windsurfing class.
3.2. A minimum of 6 windsurfing boards entered in the Formula Windsurfing class are required to validate the Championship.
3.3. The Entry Form must be submitted by 15nd July 2012. The entry can be sent by email, to the organizer Associação Portuguesa de Windsurfing – vchaveca@allgav-it.pt .
3.4. General regatta information available at:
IATE CLUBE VIANA
Doca de Recreio, Rua da Limia, 4900-405 – Viana do Castelo
E-mail: VCHAVECA@ALLGAV-IT.PT
3.5. The payment of the entry Fees can be made at registration , on day 1 of the event (20 of July 2012), till 13h00m.
3.6. Each competitor must sign personally the Registration Form at the Race Office from 10.00 to 13.00 on 20 July of 2012.
3.7. Boards should confirm personally their entry, presenting their identity cards, sailing licences and boat/personal insurance, at the race office of Iate Clube de Viana.

4. FEES
4.1. The following entry fees are required:
Entry form before
15th of July 2012
Senior / Master - 35 €
Fem / Youth - 20 €

Entry form after
15 of July 2012
Senior / Master - 50 €
Fem / Youth - 20 €

4.2. The Organising Authority reserves the right to accept entries after the established deadline. These entries may have to pay an increased entry fee (The fee will be 50 Euros)

5. PROGRAM
5.1.
Date
Time
Event
20/07/2012
From 10.00 Race Office opened
to 13.00 Registration of competitors, Stamping of equipment
14.00 Skippers Meeting
15.00 Warning signal 1st race of the day

21/07/2012
11.00 Skippers Meeting
12.00 Warning signal 1st race of the day
20.00 Event Dinner – in the restaurant AQUARIO (the dinner will be payed not free, but we are trying to do a good good price for all)

22/07/2012
11.00 Skippers Meeting
12.00 Warning signal 1st race of the day
17.00 Last possible race start
18.00 Prize giving ceremony

5.2. 12 races will be sailed.
5.3. On the last day of the event, there will be no warning signals after 17 hours.
5.4. To validate the event, a minimum of 4 races must be completed.

6. MEASUREMENTS
Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate. In addiction, equipment inspections can be done, at any time, by the chief measurer of the race committee.

7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available after 10 am on the 20st of July, at Iate Clube de Viana.

8. SUPPORT BOATS
Support boats should be registered at the club secretariat and must permanently display identification. This identification should be a flag of the club or a white flag with the designation of the club and their national flags.

9. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

10. SCORING
10.1. Scoring and Discard.
Scoring/Discard
4 – 6 / 1
7 – 10 / 2
11 or more 3

11. PRIZES/TITLES
TROPHY FOR:
1º Place Youth
1º Place Woman
1º Place Master
1º Place GMaster
1º, 2º, 3º, 4º e 5º Places CAMPEONATO NACIONAL 2012 – FORMULA WINDSURFING 2012
Other prizes can be awarded as defined at the Sailing Instructions.

12. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
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.

13. INSURANCE
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover requested by law per event or the equivalent.

14. ADICIONAL INFORMATION
Racing Zone
IATE CLUBE VIANA
Doca de Recreio, Rua da Limia, 4900-405 – Viana do Castelo
E-mail: VCHAVECA@ALLGAV-IT.PT
Contact: Vasco Chaveca
Extra information and other issues: Vasco Chaveca – vchaveca@allgav-it.pt
Accommodation

Camping Orbitur Viana do Castelo
258 322 167
Rua Diogo Alvares
4935-161 Cabedelo
Viana do Castelo

Hotel Rali
258 829 770
Avenida Afonso III, 180
4900-477 Viana do Castelo

Hotel Flor de Sal
258 800 100
Avenida Cabo Verde
4900-568 Viana do Castelo

Hotel Parque
258 828605
Praça da Galiza
4900 476 Viana do Castelo
Portugal

Pensão Residencial Laranjeira
258 822 261
Rua Candido dos Reis, 45
4900-082 Viana do Castelo

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