Posted : 11th of July 2012

2012 Latvia Baltic Cup Final Event

Latvia, Liepaja, 17-19 August '12
1 RULES
1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 The Class Rules and Championship Rules of the participating classes shall apply.
1.3 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.5 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions the Sailing Instructions shall take precedence.

2 ADVERTISING
2.1 Sailors may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority. ISAF Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ shall apply.
2.2 Event branding shall be worn at all times when afloat, and as requested by the organizers during media interviews and during the prize giving.

3 DIVISIONS
3.1 Gender Divisions: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions:
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in or after 1993 and not later than 1999).
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1976 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 30 (born 1981 or earlier).
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1966 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 40 (born 1971 or earlier).
3.2.4 The Techno 293 age divisions are according to T293 Class Rules.
3.3 Weight Division: Lightweight is a competitor who weighs less than 75kg in the Formula Mens fleet.
3.4 A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a division.

4 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code.
4.2 All entries can be made on racing site before the event. Special conditions for late fees may apply.
4.3 Competitors shall be members of a National Class Association which is a paid up member of the relevant international class association, or of the IWA. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.4 The following shall be presented upon registration:
Original Entry Form
Evidence of valid third party insurance
Proof of age
Parental/legal Guardian Assent - for those under age of 18
Medical Treatment Permission - for those under age of 18 or on their parents medical insurance policy

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee: is 45 euro (32 lats); except Youth entry fee is 25 euro (18 Lats).
5.2 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash – Euro or Lats.
5.3 Late entry, after 12.00 noon on Friday 17th August, may be accepted upon payment of 72 euro (50 Lats) or 43 euro (30 Lats) for Youth competitors.

6 CLASSES & RACE FORMAT
6.1 The event shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event for the Formula Windsurfing, Raceboard, and Bic Techno 293 classes.
6.2 Raceboard and Techno 293 shall have a separate start from Formula.
6.3 Men and women may race together; age divisions shall race with men and women.
6.4 Competitors shall race a maximum 5 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.5 Three races are required to validate the event.

7 SCHEDULE
Friday 17 Aug
9:00-12:00 Registration
12:30 Skippers Meeting
13:00 First possible warning signal

Saturday 18 Aug
10:30 Skippers Meeting
11:00 First possible warning signal
22:00 Bunga Bunga Event Party-Coyote Fly Liepaja bar

Sunday 19 August
10:30 Skippers Meeting
11:00 First possible warning signal
16:00 Last possible warning signal
18:00 Prize Giving Ceremony

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the start of competition.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 Sail Numbers. WCR Appendix G applies; alternatively national letters and sail numbers, in a colour contrasting with the body of the sail, may be placed on both sides of the sail, with those on the starboard side uppermost.
8.4 Unless otherwise directed by the organising authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.
9 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions (SI’s) will be available upon registration. Any changes to the SI’s shall be approved by the Class Representative at the event.

10 COURSES
Courses will be as described in the sailing instructions.

11 PROTEST COMMITTEE
A Protest Committee will be appointed in accordance with WCR 91(a).

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, and using the Low Points
Scoring System, except discards for Formula Windsurfing which shall be
according to IFWC Rule #13.

13 COACHES & SUPPORT BOATS
Coaches and support boats shall be registered with the organiser. Support boat drivers shall have a valid boat licence and third party liability insurance.

14 SAFETY
Support boat crewmember, and, if conditions require it, competitors, shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50). All competitors aged 16 years or younger shall wear personal buoyancy.

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division. Properly constituted divisions will be posted on the official notice board after the completion of the registration.
15.2 The first man and woman (including division) will be declared: 2012 Latvian Baltic Cup – “ class/division” - Champion.
15.3 Series Prizes will be awarded according to the Baltic Cup Rules- see NoR#20.

16 OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
Competitors are requested to attend the event’s social functions; however, the organising authority may refuse entry to those whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion. Prize winners may forfeit prizes for non attendance at the prize giving ceremony.

17 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk, see WCR 4 - Decision to Race. The organising authority or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the event.

18 INSURANCE
Each participating competitor/support boat driver shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance.

19 RIGHT TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organising Authority the right in perpetuity to make, use and show from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproduction of them, taken during the period of the event, for the said Event as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.

20 BALTIC CUP (FORMULA) SERIES RULES
20.1 Each event in the series is a Level 3 Formula World Ranking event.
20.2 The Series Result also awards points to the Formula World Ranking at Level 2.
20.3 The first man and woman in the Series will be declared - “2012 Baltic Cup Formula Windsurfing Champion.”
20.4 One valid series event is required to validate the Series.
20.5 All events shall count towards the Series result – there are no discards.
20.6 A competitors final points score, after discards, from each Event, shall be carried forward for the Series result.
20.7 Competitors not entering a Series event shall be scored DNC for each race in that event – ie points equal to the number of competitors in that event +one.
20.8 A Series tie shall be broken according to WCR A8.1.

21 FURTHER INFORMATION
20.1 Registration will be in the race office at the beach before 12.00 noon on Friday 17th August.
20.2 For further information please contact:
Juris Vasioleks Tel: +371 29456080
Ansis Dale Tel: +371 29216040
Janis Jekabsons Tel: +371 29490993

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