Posted : 5th of January 2012


Portugal, Monsaraz, 28 April - 01 May '12
1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.4 This is a Level 2 Formula Windsurfing World Ranking event.

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 organizers during media interviews and during the prize giving.

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 1993 and not later than 1999).
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1976 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 30 (born 1981 or earlier).
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1966 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 40 (born 1971 or earlier).
3.3 Weight Division: Lightweight is a competitor who weighs less than 75kg.
3.4 A minimum of 3 competitors is required to constitute a division.

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 sending the inscription sheet (Entry Form) to: by the 20th April 2012. Entries received after that date, or at registration on site, will have to pay a fee of 60,00 euro.
4.4 The following shall be presented upon registration:
Original Entry Form
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

5.1 The required entry fee is : 45,00 euro’s for Senior, Master and Grand Master; and 25,00 euro’s for Woman and Youth.
5.2 Entry fees received after 20 of April of 2012 will be 60,00 euro’s for every division.
5.3 Entry fees could be paid at the registration in cash (euro).

6.1 The Iberian Cup 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 event.

Friday 27 April - Early arrivals & Training
Saturday 28 April
1000-1300 Registration
1400 Skippers Meeting
1500 First possible warning signal

Sunday 29 April 1200 Racing

Monday 30 April 1200 Racing
2000 Free event dinner to everyone

Tuesday 1 May 1200 Racing
1600 Last possible warning signal
1800 Prize giving ceremony

7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1200hrs, except the first day when the warning signal will be displayed at 1500hrs.
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting on other racing days at 11.00hrs.

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.          
The sailing instructions (SI’s) will be available upon registration.

Courses will be as described in the sailing instructions.

A Protest Committee will be appointed in accordance with WCR 91 ( a).

Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, except for discards which will be
as follows: 1>3 races 0 discard; 4>6 races 1 discard; 7>10 races 2 discards; 11 or
more races 3 discards.

Coaches and support boats shall be registered with the organiser. Support boat drivers shall have a valid boat licence and third party liability insurance.

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).

15.1 Prizes will be awarded to the first three competitors in the overall ranking.
15.2 Prizes will be awarded to the first Woman, Youth, Master, Grandmaster, & Light Man. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organiser.

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.

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.

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.
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.

20.1 Registration will be in the race office at Monsaraz/Centro NĂĄutico
20.2 For further information please contact: Vasco Chaveca
Tel: + 351 96 633 76 64 Email:

Join the discussion

FRA-418 | 16th March 2012 (15:34:22)


An amateur considering racing in Portugal.

I have been looking to easy jet but then one needs to rent a car afterwards from Faro or Lisbon; as driving from France with the price of petrol is also complicated. Just wondering if it is possible to get there at low cost;
Interested in sharing ideas or travel fees to be able to compete.


Vasco Chaveca | 16th March 2012 (23:11:23)

Hello Mat and everyone that want to compete in the Alqueva Eurocup. There are 3 airports Faro, Lisbon or in Spain Badajoz. The airport of Badajoz is the closer airport (90km). I think there are two way´s or drive by car for your country, with other guys (in portugal normally we arrange a group of windsurfer guys and divide a van to go racing in other countries). Or you could arrange also a group of guys and come by airplane and divide also a car rent. This two ways are the low cost way to come to the event.

vincent | 8th April 2012 (10:47:44)

hi, just one question!
is it on a lake or on the ocean? What is the adress?

br vinc

ceri | 8th April 2012 (12:04:26)

It is a lake - with good winds . More info bout the region will be posted today

Vasco Chaveca | 9th April 2012 (01:08:25)

Hello there, is one of the biggest artifical lakes in Europe. If you open the NOR of the PDF format, you see the location and the GPS address. Don´t Forget the isncription till 20 of April 2012. We allready have 28 inscriptions. Best regards, we are waiting for you.

Rafa | 11th April 2012 (18:27:14)

Any idea about when the FW Worlds in Garda will be confirmed?

ceri | 11th April 2012 (20:14:19)

it is confirmed - and NoR will be posted before the end of april.

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