Posted : 7th of April 2014

DFDS SEAWAYS BALTIC CUP LITHUANIA

Lithuania, Svencele, Lithuania, 23-25 May '14
1 RULES
1.1 The windsurfing event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 The Kiteboarding event will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing – Kiteboard Racing Rules (KRR).
1.3 The European Cup Competition Rules shall apply for Formula competitors. The event is a Level 2 Formula World Ranking event.
1.4 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.6 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 Formula and Raceboard Age Divisions:
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 (born 1995 or not later than 2001).
3.2.2 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).
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1968 or earlier).
3.3 Techno 293 age divisions are according to T293 Class Rules.
3.4 RS:X Youth shall be under the age of 19 (born 1996 or not later than 2001).
3.5 Weight Division-Formula: Lightweight is a competitor weighing less than 75kg.
3.6 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. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 The following shall be presented upon registration:
Original Entry Form
Evidence of valid third party insurance
Proof of age
Emergency Contact & Health Information Form - for under the age of18

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee: is 50 Euros; except Youth entry fee is 25 Euros.
5.2 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (Litas or Euro).

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 Event shall be a single discipline, course 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 Friday 23 May 9:00-10:30 Registration
10:30 Skippers Meeting
12:00-19:00 Racing

Saturday 24 May 10:00 Skippers Meeting
11:00-19:00 Racing

Sunday 25 May 10:00 Skippers Meeting
11:00-17:00 Racing
17:00 Last possible warning signal
18:00 Prize giving

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 A Formula Equipment Inspection Form, which will also be available at registration, shall be returned to the Race Office before the close of registration.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 Windsurfing 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/KRR Appendix A, using the Low Points
Scoring System, except discards 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 crew member, 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
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division.
15.2 The first man and woman will be declared – ‘2013 Lithuanian (Formula Windsurfing/ Raceboard/RSX/Techno293/Kiteboard Racing) “DFDS Seaways” Baltic 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/KRR 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. Competitor insurance cover should be for a minimum of 300,000 euro.

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 SERIES RULES
20.1 The first man and woman in the Series will be declared - “2014 Baltic Cup (class/discipline) Champion.”
20.2 One valid series event is required to validate the Series.
20.3 All events shall count towards the Series result – there are no discards.
20.4 A competitor’s final points score, after discards, from each Event, shall be carried forward for Series result.
20.5 Competitors not entering a Series event shall be scored – number of competitors in the series +one.
20.6 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 race venue- Svencele Kitespot.
20.2 For further information please contact: Robertas Gradauskas
Tel: +37068559999 Email: Robertas@extreme-sports.lt


A ACCOMMODATION
Hotel at the race venue: www.kitespot.lt - bookings must be made by May 20th. Book rooms by phone: - +370 658 55558 or email: svencele@kitespot.lt It is also possible to park caravans and build tents in this area.
Camping Extreme-Sports: at windsurfing center in Kintai, 10km from race venue. Available: tents (free), caravans (free), rooms, beds. Book accommodation directly with centre administrator: Mob. + 37068500933 or email Edita@extreme-sports.lt
3* star Hotel ‘KINTAI’ about 13 km from racing place. Hotel administrator- mob: +37061672402 or email: infokintai@gmail.com http://www.kintai.lt/eng/Hotel

B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
Travelling by "DFDS Seaways" ferry from/to Germany, Sweden, and Lithuania
from 19th May to 8th June – claim 15% off from regular traveling prices.
Please contact Robertas@extreme-sports.lt to get special code for travelers
discount in "DFDS Seaways" ticketing offices.
Driving distance from arriving place in Kaipėda port to racing area is 33km.

The nearest airport PALANGA, Lithuania - http://www.palanga-airport.lt/en/ Direction: from Klaipėda to ‘Ĺ ILUTĖ’, at ‘PRIEKULĖ’ turn to Dreverna/Svencelė.
It is possible to order transfer for competitors from/to airport (30 euros per person). You need to send your exact flight schedule, and number of people & equipment arriving, by 20th May to Robertas@extreme-sports.lt

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 10 to 25 knots-sideshore/onshore. Temps: Air-20C ; Water-16/18C

D VENUE
Location is closer to Klaipėda then Kintai or Ventė. www.google.com/maps/place/SVENCEL%C4%96/@55.495096,21.24464,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf91d724a58630a08?hl=lt
Good thermal wind, flat water, big clean car parking.
Hotel for 100 persons (made from cargo containers) - www.kitespot.lt

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