Posted : 24th of April 2005

2005 FORMULA WINDSURFING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2005 Formula Windsurfing Masters and Junior Championships

England, Christchurch , Dorset, 25-31 July '05
2 additional prize categories...
have been added to the Formula Festival in Christchurch ,UK .
In the Junior Championship the under 15 division will be recognised ; and in the Masters Championship the category of Grand Master will be rewarded.
Please note there has been a change to published Schedule # 18:
Registration will still take place on Monday 25th July and will start at the earlier time of 10.00am .
Late registration will still be possible on Tuesday 26th July, in the morning from 9.00 to 11.00 am , but the practice race will now be moved to 11 .00 am., with a briefing at 10.00 am
First possible start for racing will now be 14.00 pm on Tuesday July 26th , with a briefing at 13.00 pm .
Racing on Weds . to Sat. (27th >30th ) will commence at 10.00 am (first possible start ) , with a brieing at 9.30 am .
Last possible start will be on Saturday 30th July at 16.00 pm , followed by prize giving at 18.00 .

An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event

1.1 The 2005 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championship and Formula Windsurfing Masters and Junior
Championships - will be held from 25th h to 31st July in Christchurch ,Dorset ,UK .
2.1 The Championships will be organised by UKWA Racing as the LOA with the support of the UKWA and Christchurch Borough Council ,for and on behalf of and under specified conditions laid down by IFWC and the ISAF.

3.1 The event will be based at Steamer Point , Friars Cliff, near Mudeford ,Christchurch , and racing will take place just off the beach . The average conditions that can be expected are : Water temperature + 20°C; Air temperature + 25.°C; Wind speed range 1 0> 20 Knots; Direction: side-shore /cross-onshore .

4.1 This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The 2005/2008 ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing -Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR) ;
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 inc. the prize giving .
4.3 The IFWC is a category 'C' class as set out in ISAF Regulation 20 - Advertising Code.

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 Assoc. 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.

6.1 Formula Windsurfing YOUTH World Championship ( FWYWC)
6.1.1 The series shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event for Divisions C - Men/Women;
6.1.2 Women may race in the same fleet as the FWYWC Men or FWMC Women in a maximum of 4 races per day.
6.2 Formula Windsurfing Junior Championships (FWJC )
6.2.1 The series shall be a single discipline "open entry" for Division D - Boys/Girls.
6.2.2 Boys and Girls may race together in a maximum of 3 races per day
6.3 Formula Windsurfing Master Championship (FWMC)
6.3.1 The series shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event for Division G - Men/Women
6.3.2 Men & women may race together in a maximum of 4 races per day.

7.1 Gender:
Men/Boys; Women/Girls;
7.2 Age:
7.2.1 Youth (C) shall be under the age of 20 (born in or after 1986 and not later than 1994)
7.2.2 A Junior (D) shall be under the age of 17 (born in or after 1989 and not later than 1994)
7.2.3 A Master (G) is a man who has reached the age of 35 (1969>) or for a woman, 30 (1974>)
7.2.4 A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2004.
7.2.5 A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2005.
7.3 General
7.3.1 A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a 'class' or a division within a class. If the number of entries in a class/division reaches 30, that class/division may be given a separate start.

8.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment.
8.2 Sailors competing for the Junior Championship shall use boards from the 2004 Formula list .
8.3 An Equipment Registration Form shall be completed before the close of registration ,as prescribed in IFWC Championship Rule # 6 , except sails shall be stamped and signed by Equipment Inspectors.

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.

10.1 National letters & sail numbers shall comply with IFWC Championship Rule # 7

11.1 Buoyancy shall comply with IFWC Championship Rule # 3.
11.2 All competitors aged 16 years or younger shall wear personal buoyancy .

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. Notice is drawn to RRS 4.

13.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the IFWC Championship Rule #14 and Appendix 2 ; or as prescribed in the SI's.

14.1 Scoring shall comply with IFWC Championship Rule # 21.

15.1 An International Jury may be appointed in accordance with the RRSs 70.4.

16.1 The 'Championship SIs' will be available at registration as will the Event Programme scheduling social events.

17.1 Coaches are required to register in advance by filling in Form 4
17.2 Coaches and support personnel shall pay a registration fee of Euro 25.
17.3 Coachboats may support competitors. If you propose to bring your own, please advise the local organisers in advance
17.4 Coaches shall wear buoyancy aids when the "Y" flag is flown.

Monday 25th July Arrival
14.00hrs-20.00hrs Registration & Inspection

Tuesday 26th July 10.00hrs-18.00hrs Registration & Inspection
14.00hrs Skippers Meeting
15.00hrs Practice Race

Wed.>Sat. 27th >30th 09.30hrs Skippers Meeting
10.30hrs First possible start

Sunday 31st July 10.00hrs Skippers Meeting
11.00hrs Firt possible start
15.00hrs. Last possible "Warning Signal"
18.00hrs Prize Giving

Monday Departure

19.1 Medals may be awarded up to the first five Men/Women in each Class/Division 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 and before the first race.
19.2 The First Man/ Woman in the FWYWC shall be known as the Formula Youth World Champion
19.3 The First Boy/ Girl in the FWJC shall be known as the Formula Junior Champion
19.4 The First Man/ Woman in the FWMC shall be known as the Formula Masters Champion

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.

21.1 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.

22.1 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 in accordance with IFWC Championship Rule #8.

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.

24.1 Overnight camping (tents or camper vans) is permiitted on site -free of charge ; alternatively fully equipped caravan and camping parks are situated within walking distance of the event site .
24.2 Additional information will be posted on the website with site plan and photos of the event site and surrounding area.
24.3 Alternatively , and for further tourist information visit :

25.1 By road -the M3 and M27 provide easy access from London (airports) and South East (Channel Tunnel and ferries ) .The A35 links Southampton to Christchurch .
25.2 By sea - Christchurch is only 9 miles from the pot of Poole , where Brittany Ferries sail to Cherbourg .Good road links also to ports of Southampton and Portsmouth .
25.3 By Air -Bournemouth International Airport is only 10 minutes drive from Christchurch town centre .Regular scheduled flights operate to a number of European destinations -for details telephone : 0044 1202 364000.
25.4 Transfers -for details contact UKWA Racing direct .

26.1 The registration office during the regatta will be at the Boardsailing Club on the race site Steamer Point , Friars Cliff , Mudeford ,Christchurch .
For more local Information before the regatta and to make enquiries please contact : UKWA Racing ;
Address: 5 , Rew Close ,Ventnor, Isle of Wight , UK . PO38 1BH
Tel: 0044 1983 854398 Mob. : 0044 7979 366589 E-Mail:
Event website: and

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 under age 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 Inspectors .

27.1 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 by June 30th 2005. Payments made on site are subject to a Euro 40 excess charge unless special arrangement has been made with the IWA.
27.2 Competitors can enter in advance electronically through the IWA website at 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 IFWC website at
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 Plc, Birmingham, UK (Bank charges to your account)
IBAN: GB93 BARC 2008 4452 9772 99
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22 (Bank Identifier Code)
27.4 or by Cheque /Bankers Draft, drawn on a British Bank to:
International Windsurfing Association
Mengham Cottage, Mengham Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9JX,
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 2392 468831 Fax: +44 (0) 2392 468831
27.5 All exchange Bank or Card charges will be added to your account.
27.6 Entry fees paid on site shall be made in Euros Only. No credit Cards, Cheques or other currencies will be

Join the discussion

Peter Gallagher | 25th April 2005 (13:30:24)

Nice to the NOR published early. Will there be an "open" competition for Senior Men and/or Women - as in Dranske last year? Regards, Peter

Axel FRA-554 | 25th April 2005 (18:15:40)


Nice to see the NOR of Youth Worlds, but who whants to come.
I hope coming with some of french formula racers !

Best regards.

amy | 27th April 2005 (20:27:09)

hey hope as many of you as possible will make the trip over, christchurch is a great racing venue, and hopefully with alot of people we can have some great racing and crown some new world champs!

Dan Simpson | 27th April 2005 (23:38:33)

Christchurch is a great place to race. Come over and have a good time.

Krafty | 4th May 2005 (18:26:20)

It's not just for the youngsters either, sounds like a really good crowd of 'masters' will be signing up for the event too.
Venue is really good for formula, normally really sunny and with really good sea breezes, couple cheeky sandbanks that can make the playing field a little more entertaining, though they move storm by storm so couldn't predict effects until we get there.
The way the UK youngsters are coming along, maybe the overseas competitors should save the air fares etc ...
Only kidding, it'll be really cool to have as many entrants from all over the world at the event, just watch out for the TORPEDO, also known as the 'Master of Disaster' .....
Sign up, ship over & ... see you in July ... PS, it may pay to enter the UKWA event beforehand if you can make it over in time

Tim | 5th May 2005 (13:13:33)

Hey Luis Marchegger, if you are out there. Get yourself to Christchurch for the Masters after the HiHo and show us how its done!!!

Have a good one,
Tim GBR454.

pol192 | 6th May 2005 (17:57:49)

Do anyone know any site with photos of Christchurch spot, wind statics? And Is there flat or choppy? Are there strong winds or light one?

Anonym | 6th May 2005 (18:29:32)

Where are the dutch guys at Portugal? Are there some?

Anonym | 6th May 2005 (20:12:35)

No Dutch guys at Portugal but a very good competition with good wheather and winds around 8 to 15 Knots

amy | 8th May 2005 (22:13:26)

check out for pictures of christchurh, under pics n vids, some from 2004 and 2003. from what i can remember winds are variable, usually 10-15knots, and the sea state is choppy to moderate waves.

Lazar | 26th July 2005 (21:41:10)

Dear Ceri,
I want to protest against the start of the two official races today. In the NoR in the part SCHEDULE in is pointed that the present day is only for practice race. Our competitor has made his program according to that information because he took place in another competition in Korea. He arrived in the UK today counting that he will be able to participate in the race. Because of this wrong information he missed the first two races and this will reflect on his final results.


xxx | 26th July 2005 (22:59:58)

lazar check the red leatters!

françois mortefon | 26th July 2005 (23:28:19)

no result today ??? why
when can we expect some informations

GMGM | 27th July 2005 (04:19:24)


TOM | 27th July 2005 (15:53:09)


jean luc | 27th July 2005 (16:02:10)


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jean luc | 27th July 2005 (16:11:19)


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