Posted : 22nd of September 2011

2011 SOUTH AMERICAN FORMULA WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIP

Brazil, Marina Park, Fortaleza, 15-20 November '11
2011 SOUTH AMERICAN FORMULA
WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIP
Marina Park, Fortaleza, Brasil 15th to 20th November
www.windbrasil.com
Organised by:
Associacao Brasileira de Windsurf (ABWS)
and Arrow Marketing in co-operation with
Confederacao Brasileira de Vela e Motor (CBVM)
An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event
A World Ranking Event of the International Formula Windsurfing Class


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.
3.5 A minimum of 5 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 by contacting the event organiser -
abws@abws.org.br
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 120 US$.
5.2 A 20 US$ discount will be deducted for entries received by the organiser by 30th October 2011..
5.3 Entry fees shall be paid at registration in cash – Reais R$ or US$

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Championship 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 Tuesday 15 Nov
1000-1800 Registration & training
Wednesday 16 Nov
1000-1200 Late registration
1300 Skippers meeting
1400 Racing
Thursday 17 Nov to Saturday 19 Nov
1200 Racing
Sunday 20 Nov
1200 Racing
1600 Last possible warning signal
1800 Prize giving

7.2 The first possible warning signal each day will not be made before 1200hrs; except on 16th November when the first possible warning signal will not be made before 1400hrs.
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting on racing days one hour before first possible warning signal.

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 PROTEST COMMITTEE
A Protest Committee shall be appointed in accordance with WCR 91 ( a ).

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).

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes will 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 South American man and woman will be declared - “2011 South American Formula Windsurfing Champion”.
15.3 There shall be a prize fund of R$ 35.000,00 Reais (about U$ 20,000).
15.4 Prize Fund and World Ranking points shall be awarded according to the event overall ranking that includes all competitors.

16 OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
Competitors are requested to attend the event’s social functions. 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 shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance.

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 in Marina Park Hotel.
20.2 For further information please contact: abws@abws.org.br

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.
A ACCOMMODATION
The Tempo Turismo e Eventos is the official travel agency. Bookings for a complete package with air ticket, accommodation, transfers and tours for the sailors and accompaniers at the website www.tempoturismo.com.br, or by the email tempo@tempoturismo.com.br
B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSFER
The organiser will arrange transfer from Fortaleza International Airport to the race site – located 15km 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: 20 knots.
Water conditions: open ocean, flat water to moderate chop
Air temperature: 280C. Water temperature: 270C
D VENUE
The Racing will take place on the waters in front of the beach of Marina Park Hotel, in Fortaleza, which is the capital of the CearĂĄ state, Brazil.

Join the discussion

Anonym | 30th October 2011 (14:16:03)

Ceri, will you be at this event or the one in Miami?


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