Posted : 19th of November 2009

2010 Mendoza Formula Windsurfing World Championships

Argentina, Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza, 21-27 March '10
1. EVENT
1.1 The 2010 Mendoza Formula Windsurfing World Championships will be held from Sunday 21st March to Saturday 27th March 2010.
1.2 This Championship is the Premier Level Formula Windsurfing World Ranking Event.

2. ORGANISER

2.1 The Championships will be organised by the Federacion Argentina de Windsurf (FAW) for and on behalf of, and under specified conditions laid down by, the International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC), in co-operation with the International Windsurfing Association (IWA) and Federacion Argentina de Yachting (FAY).
2.2 The event is organised in conjunction with Asociacion Mendocina Windsurf, and sponsored by Gobierno De Mendoza.

3. VENUE

3.1 The event will be based at Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina.
3.2 Lake Potrerillos is situated 50km from Mendoza city.
3.3 Conditions to be expected – winds 12-25 knots; water temperature 15 C; air temperature 20 C.

4. RULES
4.1 This is an IWA sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR);
4.1.2 The Class Rules and the Championship Rules;
4.1.3 No National Authority prescriptions will apply.
4.2 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions (SI’s), the SI’s shall take precedence.
4.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

5. ADVERTISING
5.1 ISAF Regulation 20 - Advertising Code - shall apply.
5.2 Competitors may be required to carry advertising for event sponsors – both on their sails, and on a lycra vest if supplied by the organiser.

6. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
6.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code.
6.2 Competitors shall be members of a National Formula Windsurfing Class Association, or of the IFWC. National Associations shall be paid up members of the IFWC.
6.3 Membership formalities can be completed on site.
6.4 Entries shall be online via IWA website at : http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/windsurfing_competion_0028v01.htm
6.5 Competitors shall provide the following documentation prior to completing registration formalities on site:
- Original Entry Form (Form 1)
- Proof of Entry Fee payment
- Evidence of valid third party insurance
- Proof of age
- 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
6.6 Coaches and team support personnel shall provide the following documentation prior to completing registration formalities on site:
- Original Coach Entry Form (Form 4)
- Proof of Coach Entry Fee payment
- Boat Driving Licence (if applicable)
- Evidence of valid third party insurance

7. FEES
7.1 The Entry Fee is as follows: 180 euro (Youth 150 euro)
7.2 Entry Fees paid by March 1st 2010 shall receive a 20 euro discount.
7.3 The Coach Entry Fee is 50 euro for coaches and other team personnel.
7.4 Bank 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
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22 (Bank Identifier Code)
IBAN: GB93 BARC 2008 4452 9772 99
7.5 Entries made on site shall be made in cash only US$.

8. RACING FORMAT, CLASSES & DIVISIONS
8.1 FORMULA WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (FWWC)
8.1.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline “open entry” event for men and women.
8.1.2 There may be separate prizes for Youth, Master, and Lightweight Men’s divisions.
8.1.3 Men and women may race separately, depending on entry numbers.
8.2 AGE DIVISIONS
8.2.1 A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2009.
8.2.2 A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2010.
8.2.3 A Youth (D) shall be under the age of 20. (Born in or after 1991 and not later than 1997)
8.2.4 A Master (F) is a man who has reached the age of 35 (1974>) or for a woman, 30 (1979>).

9. SCHEDULE
9.1 Event Schedule

Saturday - March 20th - Training

Sunday - March 21st
09.00 to 18.00hrs Registration & Equipment Inspection
20.00hrs Opening Ceremony

Monday - March 22nd
11.00hrs Skippers Meeting
12.00hrs Racing

Tuesday to Friday - March 23rd to 26th
11.00hrs Racing

Saturday - March 27th
11.00hrs Racing
16.00hrs Last possible warning signal
21.00hrs Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony

Sunday - March 28th
Departure

9.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 11.00hrs, except the first day at 12.00hrs.
9.3 The warning signal for the last race of each day shall not be made within 1 hour of the official sunset
time.
9.4 Arrival & Training. Competitors arriving early are advised that support from the organisers can only
be provided from Thursday 18th and must be by pre-arrangement.

10. EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
10.1 It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to its Class Rules, and an Equipment Inspection Form is returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the start of competition.
10.2 Equipment checks may be made throughout the event.
10.3 Competitors shall bring their own equipment. A limited amount of charter equipment may be available, contact IWA office for details.

11. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
11.1 The 'Championship SIs' will be available at registration and published on the class website, as will the Event Programme scheduling social events.
11.2 Alterations to the SIs shall be approved by the Class Representative.

12. COURSES
12.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the Championship Rules or in the Sailing Instructions.

13. INTERNATIONAL JURY
13.1 An International Jury may be appointed in accordance with the RRS Appendix N.
13.2 Their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed, as specified in RRS 70.5.

14. SCORING
14.1 Scoring will be in accordance with RRS Appendix B, as amended by the Championship Rules, and using the “Low Points Scoring System.”

15. SUPPORT BOATS
15.1 Coach/support boats will not be permitted on the Lake.

16. STORAGE OF EQUIPMENT
16.1 On completion of registration and continuing until the end of the regatta, when ashore (other than when launching and retrieving), all equipment shall be kept in their assigned places at event site. Removal of any equipment from the regatta site may require prior written approval from the race committee. Access to equipment in the storage area during certain hours, including hours of darkness may be restricted.
16.2 Unless otherwise directed by the LOA, all competing boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.

17. MEDALS AND PRIZES
17.1 Medals or trophies shall be awarded to the first three competitors in each Division depending on entry numbers. Categories to be awarded in each properly constituted division will be posted on the official notice board after the close of registration.
17.2 The first man and woman in FWWC shall be known as the Formula Windsurfing World Champion.
17.3 There shall be a prize fund of US$ 40,000 (net of taxes) to be distributed according to the Championship Rules.

18. BUOYANCY
18.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear, above the waist, a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50)
18.2 Personal buoyancy is mandatory for all competitors.

19. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
19.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The organiser, IWA, IFWC, FAY 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.
19.2 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.

20. INSURANCE
20.1 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 300,000 Euro.

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. OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
22.1 Attendance at the Opening Ceremony, Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony is mandatory.
22.2 The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to those whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.

23. FURTHER INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATION
A wide range of accommodation is available in Mendoza City. Daily transfer will be provided from the city to the event site from the fixed pick up point.
For convenience you are recommended the official hotel, but all bookings and enquiries should be made through the appointed agency.

Hotel Premium Tower
Av. España 948 Piso 2 Of 206
(5500) City of Mendoza Argentina

AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
A wide range of scheduled and charter flights are available.
There is an airline deal with Aerolinas Argentinas which includes an excess baggage allowance of 40kg and a discount fare. Bookings must be made through the official travel agency.
The organisers will arrange transport to and from Mendoza airport for equipment, competitors and
support personnel - see form 6
There is a fee of $70 to cover all transfers.

For further information or reservation – tickets Aerolinas, transfers, hotels - please contact :


Turismo Maui
Contacto Claudia Romero
mail info@turismomaui.com
info@winesmendoza.com
web www.winesmendoza.com
Skype winesmendoza

Desde Argentina
Tel 0261 4255558
Movil 0261 155115463

Desde afuera de Argentina
Tel: 0054 261 4255558
Movil: 0054 9 261 5115463

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