Posted : 23rd of February 2005

2005 RHODES FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Greece, Ialisos, 04-12 June '05
1. EVENT
1.1 The 2005 RHODES EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held from Sunday June 5th to Sunday June 12th 2005
in lalisos, Rhodes, Greece.
1.2 The Event is a Qualification Regatta, in the Mens Division, for the 2005 Formula Windsurfing World
Championships. A total of 5 qualification places are allocated to European competitors in the European
Championships. The event is also a Level 1 Formula Windsurfing World Ranking event.
2. ORGANISER
2.1 The Championships will be organised by the RHODES WINDSURFING ACADEMY as the Local Organising
Authority (LOA) for and on behalf of, and under specified conditions laid down by, the IFWC and the ISAF.
2.2 The event is sponsored by Ministry of Tourism & Municipality of lalisos.
3. VENUE
3.1 The event will be based at the Rhodes Windsurfing, Academy Ferenikis Str, lalisos, Rhodes.
3.2 Conditions to be expected - west and North west / sideshore and side-onshore.
4. RULES
4.1 This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The 2005/2008 Racing Rules of Saling (RRS), and Appendix B - Windsurfing;
4.1.2 The IFWC Class Rules & Championship Rules;
4.1.3 This Notice of Race (NoR) & the Sailing Instructions (Sis).
4.1.4 Alterations to the Sis must be approved by the Class's Race Supervisor.

4.2 Competitors shall attend the opening & closing ceremonies, including the dinner and prize giving.
4.3 The IFWC is a category 'C class as set out in ISAF Regulation 20 - Advertising Code.
4.4 Competitors shall be accommodated a the Forum Beach Hotels (event sponsor) adjacent to race site.
5. ELIGIBILITY & DISCIPLINE
5.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code.
5.2 A minimum of 3 races is required for a valid Championship.
5.3 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.
5.4 Competitors shall be a member of a National FW Association, or of the IFWC. National Associations shall be paid
up members of the IWA, which is empowered by the class to collect any fees due.
5.5 Membership formalities can be completed on site.
6. CLASSES
6.1 Formula Windsurfing European Championship (FWEC)
6.1.1 The series shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event for men and women in Divisions A and B;
6.1.2 Women shall race separately from the Men.
6.1.3 There shall be a maximum of 4 races per day. The maximum number of races in the series is 15.

6.2 Masters men shall race with Division A.
6.3 Youth men may race with Division A or separately, depending upon the number of entries.
7. DIVISIONS
7.1 Gender: Men (A); Women (B).
7.2 Age:

7.2.1 A youth shall be under the age of 20 (born in or after 1986 and not later than 1993)
7.2.2 A Master is a man who has reached the age of 35 (1969>) or a woman who has reached the age of 30 (1974>)
7.2.3 A competitor shall have reached the minimum age, in the relevant division, by Dec.Sl512004.
7.2.4 A competitor shall not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division , by Dec 31st 2005.
7.3 Weight:
7.3.1 Lightweight - a sailor who weighs less than 80kg.
7.3.2 Heavyweight - a sailor who weighs more than 75kg.
7.4 A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a division within a fleet.
8. EQUIPMENT
8.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment.
9. EQUIPMENT INSPECTION

9.1 It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to the Class
Rules.
9.2 The equipment inspectors will pay special attention to sail identification rule compliance.
9.3 Equipment checks may be made throughout the event.
10. SAIL INSIGNIAS
10.1 National letters & sail numbers shall be in a colour that contrasts strongly with the body of the sail; placed
immediately above the event advertising; and positioned according to RRS App. G. Alternatively sail insignias may be placed back to back on a white background. All Sails shall otherwise comply with the national letter system according to the RRS 77 and App. G.
11. BUOYANCY
11.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed, each competitor & support boat crewmember shall wear, above the waist, a jacket, harness, or vest with a minimum buoyancy of 4kg uninflated, in fresh water. The buoyancy shall be tested with a ferrous metal weight of 4kg., which shall remain supported for a minimum of 5 minutes.
12. LIABILITY
12.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The LOA, IFWC or any of their officials or representatives or
the sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage,
loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result. Participation in this
event, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk.
12.2 All competitors, officials and media will be required to sign a 'Port Police Waiver of Responsibility'.
13. COURSES
13.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the IFWC Championship Rules or in the Sailing Instructions.
14. SCORING
14.1 The RRS low points scoring system shall apply.
15. INTERNATIONAL JURY
15.1 An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with the RRS 70.4. Their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed.
16. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SI)/EVENT PROGRAMME
16.1 The 'Championship Sis' will be available at registration, as will the Event Programme scheduling social events.
17. COACHES
17.1 Coaches are required to register in advance by filling in FORM 4.
17.2 Coach boats may support competitors. If you propose to bring your own, please advise the local organisers in
advance.
17.3 Coaches shall wear buoyancy aids when the "Y" flag is flown.
18. SCHEDULE
Sat/Sun June4/5th Arrival & Training
Monday June 6th
1000 - 18OO hrs Registration
2000 hrs Opening ceremony - dinner
Tue/Fri June 7/10th
1100 hrs Skippers meeting
1200 hrs First possible start
Saturday June 11th
lOOOhrs Racing
16OOhrs Last possible start
2000hrs Prize Giving Ceremony / dinner & party
Sunday June 12th Departures

19. MEDALS AND PRIZES
19.1 Medals or trophies may be awarded up to the first five competitors in the Championship, including Youth and
Masters, Light and Heavy, depending on entry numbers. Prize categories and the actual number of prizes to be
awarded in each properly constituted division will be posted on the official notice board after the close of
registration.
19.2 The first European man/ woman in the FWEC shall be known as the Formula European Champion.
19.3 The first European youth in the FWEC shall be known as the Formula Youth European Champion.
19.4 The first European master in the FWEC shall be known as the Formula Masters European Champion.
19.4 These Championships carry a prize fund of 20,000 euro (net of taxes), which shall be divided according to Prize
Money rules published on the formula website.
20. DRUGTESTING
20.1 Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances. Drug testing may take place during the event.
21. TELEVISION AND MEDIA
21.1 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 Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.
22. BIBS/VESTS & COMPETITORS SAIL BRANDING.
22.1 During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to wear bibs/vests carrying the event sponsors' branding; and carry the event sponsor's advertising on their sails. The maximum size of the event-advertising sticker is SOOmmXlOOOmm. The stickers may not be cut or trimmed in any way.
23. DRESS CODE
23.1 Smart casual clothes shall be worn for the Opening Ceremony and Prize Giving Ceremony.
23.2 The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the
occasion.
24. ACCOMMODATION
24.1 The Forum Beach Hotel (FBH) is an official sponsor of the event. FBH offer competitors, their families and
support personnel a range of subsidised accommodation. Included in the package is breakfast, lunch and evening
meal.

24.2 All competitors are required to stay at FBH. A booking form is attached with this Notice of Race.
25. AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
25.1 A wide range of scheduled and charter flights are available from all over Europe .
25.2 Flights are direct to Rhodes from many European cities, or via Athens to Rhodes at subsidised rates.
25.3 The RWA will arrange transport to and from the airport /ferries for equipment ,competitors and support personnel
free of charge.
25.5 Ferries to Rhodes are regularly scheduled from port of Pireus, Athens.
26. REGISTRATION
26.1 The registration office during the regatta will situated adjacent to RWA.
For more local Information before the regatta and to make enquiries please contact: Achilleas Tzimas.
The address of the club may also be used for contacting competitors during the event:
Rhodes Windsurfing Academy, Ferenikis Str., lalisos, Rhodes.
Tel: +30 6944 428428 Fax: +30 22410 91666
Email: achilleas@rwa.gr URL: www.rwa.gr
26.2 Competitors will be required to produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site:
- Original Regatta Entry Form (Form 1)
- Evidence of valid third party insurance
- Parental/legal Guardian Assent (Form 2) - for those underage of 18
- Medical Treatment Permission (Form 3) - for those under age of 18 or on their parents medical insurance
policy
- Original Bank Transfer/Draft details
- Proof of age
- Equipment Registration Form signed by the Official Inspector
27. ENTRIES & PAYMENT
27.1 The entry fees are as stated on the attached entry form (Form 1) and shall be paid at the time of entry by
MasterCard, Visa Card or bank transfer only. The cut-off date for pre-entries is MAY 5th, 2005.
27.2 Competitors may enter in advance electronically through the IWA website at
www.internationalwindsurfing.com
or by faxing : +44 2392 468831 or mailing an official entry form (Form 1) with their entry fees. The Entry Forms may be downloaded from the Formula Class website (attached to this NOR).
27.3 Money Transfers shall be in the name of: The International Windsurfing Association and be sent to:
Account Name: The International Windsurfing Association
Euro Account #: 52977299
Sort Code: 20-08-44
Bank Details: Barclays Bank Pic, Birmingham, UK (Bank charges to your account)
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22 (Bank Identifier Code)
IBAN: GB93 BARC 2008 4452 9772 99
Bank Detail: Barclays Bank Pic, Birmingham, UK
27.4 or by Cheque /Bankers Draft, drawn on a British Bank to:
International Windsurfing Association
Mengham Cottage, Mengham Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire P011 9JX, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 2392 468831 Fax: +44 (0) 2392 468831 E-Mail: iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com
27.5 Entry fees paid on site shall be made in cash in Euros only.

Join the discussion

Dan Simpson | 11th March 2005 (23:06:47)

Why is there no junior category at the Europeans?

They are the future of the sport, why not encourage them?

Dan

ceri | 12th March 2005 (09:30:43)

Hi dan ,
Fors ure they are the future . We did not consider it appropriate to run this age group when the Worlds is also in Europe (july -so soon after Rhodes )

Henri | 15th March 2005 (11:45:41)

To what weight category belong competitors with a weight between 75-80 kg?

ceri | 15th March 2005 (15:12:35)

Hi, between 75>80 it is sailors choice -but you must register as one or the other .

le metayer | 17th March 2005 (14:43:44)

hello,
i have a ticket with air luxor, how can i be free of charge for my equipments?
thanks.

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