Posted : 16th of June 2011

2011 Nordic Championships & Swedish Championships

Sweden, Halmstad, 01-03 July '11
1. EVENT
1.1 The Championships will be held from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July 2011.
1.2 This Championship is Level no. 2 Event factor:1.
1.3 Event/info. email: bgb@national-gummi.se

2. ORGANISER
2.1 The Championships will be organized by Windsurfing Club Halmstad for and on
behalf of, Swedish & Scandinavian Sailing Federation.

3. VENUE
3.1 The event will be based at Ringenäs Beach, Halmstad Sweden.
3.2 Ringenäs Beach is situated 10 km from Halmstad city.
3.3 Conditions to be expected - winds 10-30 knots, water temperature 19-21 C, air
temperature 17-27 C, waves normally 0-2,0 m in July.

4. RULES
4.1 This is an IWA sanctioned event governed by the Swedish Sailing Federation (SSF)
4.1.1 The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing - Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR);
4.1.2 The Class Rules.
4.1.3 Rules for Nordic Championships http://www.sailing.org/5617.php
4.1.4 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 organizer.
5.3 Advertising which is not approved by the organizer should not be exposed in Parking
- Beach - or the Competition area

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 Class Association.
6.3 Membership formalities can be completed on site.
6.4 Entries shall be online via this Entry Form (Ctrl+click).
Or copy/paste link below in your preferred web browser:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGJSVGg0ZFpwaGQ3ODBvSzdhU
XQxRlE6MQ#gid=0
6.5 Competitors shall provide the following documentation prior to completing
registration formalities on site:
- Proof of Entry Fee payment
- 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
6.6 Coaches and team support personnel shall provide the following documentation prior
to completing registration formalities on site:
- Boat Driving License (if applicable)
- Evidence of valid third party insurance

7. FEES
7.1 The Entry Fee is as follows: SEK 800 paid by June 14, 2011.
7.2 Entry after 14th of June, only cash on site SEK 900.
7.4 Bank transfers shall be in the name of: Nordic Championship, and your sail number
and be sent to:
Windsurfing Club Halmstad
Account Name: Handelsbanken Sweden
BIC/national bankID: HANDSESS
Bankaccount: 502 169 958
Clearing: 6748
IBAN: SE90 6000 0000 0005 0216 9958
Or to: Windsurfing Club Halmstad, PlusGiro 815207-6
7.5 Banquet (included in the entry fee for competitors), coaches, family SEK 150.

8. RACING FORMAT, CLASSES & DIVISIONS
8.1.1 The Championship shall be a "open entry" event.
8.1.2 There may be separate prizes for, Junior, Youth, Senior, Master, G-master, Women
and Lightweight Men's divisions.
8.1.3 Men and women may race separately, depending on entry numbers.
8.1.4 The maximum "fleet size" shall be 100.
8.1.5 It will be 1 starting fleets.
8.1.6 One fleet is Formula Windsurfing.
8.2 AGE DIVISIONS
8.2.1 A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by
Dec. 31st 2010.
8.2.2 A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant
division, by Dec. 31st 2011.
8.2.3 Junior (C) is a boy or girl who is less than 17
years old.
8.2.4 A Youth (D) shall be under the age of 20.
8.2.4 A Master (F) is a man who has reached the age of 35 or for a woman, 30 .
8.3. CLASSES
8.3.1 Formula Windsurfing.

9. SCHEDULE
9.1 Event Schedule
Friday 01.07.2011
09.00 hrs-11.00 hrs Registration
12.00 hrs Skippers Meeting
13.00 hrs Racing
Saturday 02.07.2011
10.00 hrs Skippers Meeting
11.00 hrs Racing
19.30 hrs Banquet
Sunday 03.07.2010
10.00 hrs Skippers Meeting
11.00 hrs Racing
16.00 hrs Last possible warning signal
17.00 hrs (tentatively) Price Ceremony
9.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 11.00hrs,
except the first day at 13.00hrs.
9.3 The racing schedule may be altered, and is governed by the SI's.

10. EQUIPMENT
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 Registration Form is returned to the race
office during registration.
10.2 Equipment checks may be made throughout the event.
10.3 Competitors shall bring their own equipment.

11. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
11.1 The Championship SIs' will be available at registration.

12. COURSES
12.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the Sailing Instructions or will be posted on the
official notice board on the day of racing.

14. SCORING
14.1 Scoring will be in accordance with FWCR Appendix A using the "Low Points
Scoring System."

15. STORAGE OF EQUIPMENT
15.1 Please note that each competitor has his/her own responsibility of storing and
safekeeping of his/her equipment during the regatta.(Ringenäs is normally a safe place
with very low crime rate, but with a high number of people passing by during summer)
The organizer will supply with a restricted area for storing and safekeeping. The
organizer takes no legal responsibility for damage or theft.

17. MEDALS AND PRIZES
17.1 Medals shall be awarded in each class/division that constitutes an approved Nordic
Championship. (Limitations apply ref 4.1.3)
17.2 Medals/trophies shall be awarded to the first three competitors, in each
class/division.
17.3 The first man and woman in the championship shall be known as the Nordic
Champion.
17.4 The first Swedish man and woman shall be known as the Swedish Champion.

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 organizer, SVF or any of
their officials or representatives or any 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. 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.

23. INFORMATION ACCOMMODATION
A wide range of accommodation is available in Halmstad area. The most convenient ones
are listed below:
23.1 TuristbyrÄşn Halmstad
(Kronocamping FrÜsakull 4km, Vilshärads camping 2km, Hotell TylÜsand 5km)

24. TRAVEL
24.1 Ships from Denmark, it is many ships to choice (prize from 25-250€):
24.2 E6, E20 from north and south, E4 from east, direction Halmstad.
24.3 Follow signs from Halmstad center towards TylĂśsand, after appr. 6 km keep right
towards FrÜsakull, Ringenäs to the left after appr. 2 km. (north part of TylÜsand bay)

25 Sponsors: Quiksilver / Äška Skidor.

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