Posted : 5th of February 2014

2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters World Championships

Italy, Gallipoli, Apulia, 30 June - 05 July '14
2014 FORMULA WINDSURFING JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 FORMULA WINDSURFING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 FORMULA WINDSURFING MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
EUROPEAN CUP EVENT AND WORLD RANKING EVENT
http://surfingitalygallipoli.com/

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 International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC) Championship Rules and relevant European Cup General Rules 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 will 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 organisers 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 Junior shall be under the age of 17 (born in or after 1998, not later than 2001).
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 (born in or after 1995, not later than 2000).
3.2.2 A Senior shall be born in or between 1994 and 1979 for men, or 1982 for women.
3.2.3 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1978 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 30 (born 1983 or earlier).
3.2.4 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1968 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 40 (born 1973 or earlier).
3.2.5 A Veteran shall be a man over the age of 55 (born 1958 or earlier)
3.3 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 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.
4.3 Eligible competitors may enter online (credit/debit card or bank transfer payment required)
4.4 The following shall be presented upon registration:
Evidence of valid third party insurance
Proof of age
Emergency Contact and Health Information Form - for those under age of 18

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee: is 190 euro; except Youth entry fee is 160 euro.
5.2 A 30 euro discount will be deducted for entries received by 5th June 2014.
5.3 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (euro).

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The championship shall be a racing, “open entry”, event.
6.2 Men and women may race together.
6.3 Competitors shall race a maximum 5 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.4 Three races are required to validate the event.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Sat/Sun 28/29 June Early arrivals & training
Monday 30 June 1100-1700 Registration
Tuesday 1 July 0800-0900 Late Registration
1000 Welcome & Skippers Meeting
1100 Racing
Wednesday 2 July 1100 Racing
Thursday 3 July 1100 Racing
Friday 4 July 1100 Racing
Saturday 5 July 1100 Racing
1700 Last possible warning signal
2000 Prize giving & party
7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1100hrs.
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting on racing days at 10.00hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector by the close of registration.
8.2 Alternatively, and to save time, an Equipment Inspection Form can be completed on-line.
8.3 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
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 INTERNATIONAL JURY
An International Jury will be appointed according to WCR Appendix N. There shall be no appeal against its decisions in accordance with WCR 70.5.

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the IFWC Championship Rules.

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 crew members 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).

15 PRIZES & TITLES
15.1 Prizes will be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division.
15.2 The first Junior boy or girl will be declared - “2014 Formula Windsurfing Junior Champion”.
15.3 The first Youth man or woman will be declared - “2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion”.
15.4 The first Masters man or woman will be declared - “2014 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion”.
15.5 The first Grandmaster will be declared- “2014 Formula Windsurfing Grandmasters Champion”.
15.6 The first overall man and woman will be declared – “2014 Gallipoli Formula European Cup Champion”.

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 with a minimum cover of 300,000 euro per event or the equivalent.

19 RIGHT TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
Competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television of or relating to the event.

20 FURTHER INFORMATION
Registration will be in the race office at: ECO-RESORT SIRENè
For further information contact – TONIA FEDERICA RIMA
Mail: federicarima@libero.it Phone: +39 339 5217806
Event website http://surfingitalygallipoli.com/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.

A TRAVEL & TRANSFER
The nearest international airport is BRINDISI - 60 minutes’ drive from the venue
There will be transfers between the Airport and the Race Site. Please contact Agenzia Viaggi S. Andrea – Gallipoli – Phone: +39 0833 261282 Mail: gallipoli@santadreaviaggi.it - if you want to use the service.

B ACCOMMODATION
Agenzia Viaggi S. Andrea – Gallipoli – Phone: +39 0833 261282 Mail: gallipoli@santadreaviaggi.it


C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: WNW 15 to 25 knots; (55%) SSE 8 to 20 knots (30%)/ENE 6 to 10 knots (15%)
Air temperature: 22 0C to 32 0C. Water temperature: 19 - 220C.

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