Posted : 9th of June 2010

Neilpryde Baltic Cup - Latvia

Latvia, Salacgrīva (Port KuiviĹži), 26-27 June '10
1.EVENT.
1.1 Neil Pryde Windsurfing Baltic Cup 2010 in Latvia will take place from Saturday June 26th, to Sunday, June 27th 2010 in city Salacgrīva (Port KuiviĹži).
1.2 The 2010 Formula Windsurfing Baltic Cup Series- will be held:
1.2.1 Lithuania, 27th May - 30th May.
1.2.2 Latvia, Salacgrīva, 26th - 27th June.
1.2.3 Estonia, 20th – 22th August.
1.3 Each event in the Series is Level 3 Formula Windsurfing World Ranking event.

2 ORGANISER AND SPONSORS.
2.1 Neil Pryde Windsurfing Baltic Cup 2010 in Latvia is organized by sports organization
“Extreme Sports”, affiliated by: International Windsurfing Association (IWA), Latvian
Yachting Union (LYU) and Latvia Windsurfing Association (LWA).
The regatta is sponsored by:
- Neil Pryde International,
- Extreme Sports,
- Kapteiņu Osta, http://www.kapteinuosta.lv/.
- SIA TAD,

Media support:
- Sports magazine,
- www.parsportu.lv.

3. VENUE.
3.1 The event will be based in Salacgrīva city, at the KuiviĹžu osta (Kuivizu port) in yacht club
‘’Kapteiņu osta’’.

4. RULES.
4.1 This is an IWA/IFWC sanctioned series governed by:
4.1.1 The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing –Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR);
4.1.2 The relevant Class Rules & Championship Rules;
4.1.3 This Notice of Race ("NoR") & the Sailing Instructions (SIs).
4.2 If there is a conflict between the NOR and the SI’s, the SI’s shall take precedence.
4.3 Competitors shall attend the opening & closing ceremonies including the prize giving.
4.4 ISAF Regulation 20 - Advertising Code shall apply.

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 event in the series.
5.3 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.
5.4 Neil Pryde Windsurfing Baltic Cup 2010 in Latvia is a single discipline racing event.
5.5 This regatta will give points to the annual BALTIC CUP 2010 final ranking list in the
Formula Windsurfing Class.

6. CLASSES & FLEETS.
Formula:
6.1 The regatta is “open entry” event for male & female competitors.
6.2 The divisions [Youth [U20], Junior [U17], Masters & Grand Masters shall race in the
men’s fleet.
6.3 There may be separate prizes or trophies for Youth, Junior, and Masters divisions.
6.4 The position of the competitor within the division will be calculated from his/her position
in the fleet results. No separate division scoring will be applied.
Raceboard:
6.5 There will be Raceboard class fleet for men and women with a separate start from
Formula.
RSX Olympic Board:
6.6 In Raceboard class fleet there will be Olympic RSX class award for the best man and
woman.
Techno 293 Class:
6.7 The Techno 293 class may start together with the Raceboard class or separately.
6.8 There may be separate prizes or trophies for Junior [U15] and Junior [U17].

7. DIVISIONS.
7.1 Gender: A- Men; B-Women.
7.2.Age:
Overall All competitors.
Women All female competitors.
Master A man who has reached the age of 35 (born 1974 or earlier), or a woman who has reached the age 30 (born 1979 or earlier).
Grandmaster A man who has reached the age of 45(born 1964 >).
Youth U20 A man or a woman who is less than 20 years old (born 1991 and later).
Junior U17 A boy or girl who is less than 17 years old (born 1994 and later).
Junior U15 A boy or girl who is less than 15 years old (born 1996 and later).
7.3.A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by
December 31st 2009.
7.4.A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by
December 31st 2010.
7.5. A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a class or a division within a class.

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 its 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 comply with Class Rules.

11. BUOYANCY.
11.1 Personal Buoyancy shall comply with Class Rules.
11.2 All competitors aged 16 years or younger shall wear personal buoyancy.

12. LIABILITY.
12.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The organizers, Extreme Sports, Neil
Pryde, LYU, LWA, IWA 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.
12.2 Insurance. Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance covering
personal injury or equipment damage and carry evidence of such.

13. COURSES.
13.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the SI’s.

14. SCORING.
14.1 Scoring shall comply with IFWC Championship Rule # 13.

15. TOUR (OVERALL) SCORING.
15.1 The Tour (series) result shall be scored using the final result of each series Event, and
shall be scored together.
15.2 If a competitor skips a series Event, her result for each skipped series Event shall be
scored as a number of Tour entries + 1 point.
15.3 There shall be no discard from the Tour result, all 3 events shall count towards the
series result . Series Tie in RRS Appendix A8.1 shall apply.

16. PROTEST COMMITTEE.
16.1 An independent protest committee will handle the protests.

17. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SI) & EVENT PROGRAMME.
17.1 The 'Championship SIs' will be available at registration as will the Event Programme
scheduling social events.
17.2 Changes to the SI’s will be published on the Official Notice Board no later then 1 hour
before the next possible start. See also NOR # 4.2.

18. COACHES.
18.1 Coaches shall wear buoyancy aids when afloat.

19. SCHEDULE.
Friday, June 25th:
12.00 – 21.00 Arrival, rigging, training.
19.00 – 21.00 Registration at regatta office.

Saturday, June 26th:
9.00 – 10.00 Registration at regatta office.
10:30 Skippers meeting.
11:00 First possible start.

Sunday, June 27th:
9:30 Skippers meeting.
10:00 First possible start.
16:00 Last possible start.
Prize giving Ceremony.
Departure.

20. MEDALS AND PRIZES.
20.1 Awards may be awarded up to the first 3 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.
Formula Windsurfing:
20.2 The First Man/ Woman shall be known as the Formula Baltic Cup Latvia Champion.
20.3 The First Boy/ Girl in the Youth Division shall be known as the Formula Baltic Cup
Latvia Champion Youth.
20.4 The First Man/ Woman in the Masters Division shall be known as Formula Baltic Cup
Latvia Masters Champion.
Techno293/Raceboard/RSX:
20.5 The First Boy/Girl and Man/woman in each Class shall be known as Baltic
Cup Latvia Champion.

21. DRUGTESTING.
21.1 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.

22. TELEVISION AND MEDIA.
22.1 In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organizing 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.

23. BIBS/VESTS & STICKERS.
23.1 Competitors may be required to carry advertising for event sponsors- both on their sails
and on a lycra vest/bib, if supplied by the organiser. See NOR #4.4.

24. DRESS CODE.
24.1 Casual clothes shall be worn for the Opening Ceremony and Prize Giving Ceremony.
24.2 The organizers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone whose standard of attire is
not commensurate with the occasion.

25. ACCOMMODATION / TOURIST INFORMATION.
25.1 Book accommodation directly with the hotels or apartments.
http://www.kapteinuosta.lv/.

26. TRAVEL.
See additional information for travelling to Salacgrīva (KuiviĹžu port).


26.1 Event place in Salacgriva GPS coordination in Google maps are
57.788167, 24.349705 / KuiviĹžu osta yacht club "Kapteiņu osta"‎
http://maps.google.com


27. REGISTRATION, ENTRIES & PAYMENT.
27.1 The entry fee for the Windsurfing Baltic Cup Latvia is 20 Lats; except for Youth and
Junior classes at 10 Lats. Each competitor shall personally register and sign the
registration form and pay the entry fee at the Regatta Office before 10.15 AM on
Saturday, June 26, 2010.
27.2 Late entry, after 10.15 AM on June 26, 2010, may be accepted. The fee will be 30
Lats for Men and Woman and 15 Lats for Youth and Junior.
27.3 Competitors will be required to complete the following registration formalities:
- Original Entry Form.
- Evidence of valid third party insurance.
- Proof of age.
27.4 Entry fees paid on site shall be made in Lats only. No credit Cards, cheques or other
currencies will be accepted. Exchange rate is 1 Euro = 0,7 Lats.

28. OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE
Daily news, pictures and results:
www.formulawindsurfing.org

29. REGATTA OFFICE/INFORMATION
Events official website:
www.formulawindsurfing.org
Phone - +371 29456080, Mr. Juris Vasioleks.
Phone- +371 29216040, Mr. Ansis Dale

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