Posted : 19th of February 2011

2011 Puerto Rico FORMULA WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Puerto Rico, Ocean Park, San Juan, 04-09 July '11
2011 Puerto Rico FORMULA WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Ocean Park, San Juan, PR 4th to 9th July 2011

www.puertoricoformulawindsurfing.com

Organised by:
Puerto Rico Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Association
in co-operation with the Windsurfing Racing Tour
An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event


1 RULES
1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 The International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC) Championship Rules shall apply.
1.3 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will 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 organisers during media interviews and during the prize giving.

3 DIVISIONS
3.1 Gender Divisions: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions:
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in or after 1992 and not later than 1998).
3.2.2 A Master shall be over the age of 35 (men born 1975 or earlier) or 30 (women born 1980 or earlier).
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be over the age of 45 (men born 1965 or earlier) or 40 (women born 1970 or earlier).
3.3 Weight Division: Lightweight is a competitor who weighs less than 75kg in the FW Worlds for Men.
3.4 Free Formula. This fleet is open to competitors using any board without a centreboard and without the equipment limitations that apply to the World Championship competitors. FREE FORMULA INFORMATION SHEET
3.5 A minimum of 3 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, or of the IWA. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 Eligible competitors may enter online at:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/windsurfing_competion_0028v01.htm
The following shall be presented upon registration:
• Original Entry Form – pre-entries will be given their completed form 1 to check and sign at registration
• Evidence of valid third party insurance
• Proof of age
• Parental/legal Guardian Assent - for those under age of 18
• Medical Treatment Permission - for those under age of 18 or on their parents medical insurance policy

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee is 180 euro; except Youth entry fee is 150 euro.
5.2 A 20 euro discount will be deducted for entries received by 12th June 2011.
5.3 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash – US$.

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1ref= The Championship & GP 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 4 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.4 Three races are required to validate the Championship.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Monday 4 July 1000-1800 Registration
Tuesday 5 July 1000-1200 Late registration
1300 Skippers meeting
1400 Racing
Wednesday 6 July to Friday 8 July 1100 Racing
Saturday 9 July 1100 Racing
1700 Last possible warning signal
2000 Prize giving, dinner & party
Sunday 10 July Departure

7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1100hrs.
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting on racing days at 10.00hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the start of competition.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 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 INTERNATIONAL JURY
An International Jury may be appointed in accordance with WCR Appendix N. There shall be no appeal from their decisions in accordance with WCR 70.5.

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, and using the Low Points
Scoring System, except discards which shall be according to IFWC Rules.

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 crewmember, 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).
Wetsuits not required – bring a rash guard for sun protection!

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division. Properly constituted divisions will be posted on the official notice board after the completion of the registration.
15.2 The first man and woman will be declared - “2011 Formula Windsurfing World Champion”.
15.3 There shall be a prize fund of US$ 40,000 (net of taxes) which shall be distributed according to IFWC Rules.

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 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 with a minimum cover of 300,000 euro per event or the equivalent.

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 FURTHER INFORMATION
20.1 Registration will be in the race office situated at the beach.
20.2 For further information please contact PRWKA: Email - info@prwindkite.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.
Event website - www.puertoricoformulawindsurfing.com


A ACCOMMODATION
There is a variety of accommodation available and details will be published on the event website.
B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSFER
The organiser will arrange transfer from San Juan International Airport to the race site - located only 5-8 minutes from the airport.
It would assist the organiser if the competitors, requiring this service, could
advise their flight details as early as possible prior to the first day of the event.

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 12 - 22 mph. Water conditions: open ocean, flat water to moderate chop
Air temperature: mid 800F - low 900F. Water temperature:. 840F
D VENUE
Racing will take place in Ultimo Trolley/Ocean Park beaches in San Juan city.
The beach at the launching area has a sandy bottom.
E PRE WORLDS
The PRWKA will organise a warm-up over the weekend of 2/3 July.
Details will be published on the FW, IWA, and event websites.



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Huseyin | 24th June 2013 (02:28:51)

Anne, I bloddy well did!Hey Wave, shoot me an email.BTW, best luck for a quick helnaig to Nick Warmuth who, unfortunately, seems to have broken his foot yesterday at uppers. Another victim of the footstreps.