Posted : 19th of January 2012

2012 FORMULA WINDSURFING SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Argentina, Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza, 03-07 April '12
NOTICE OF RACE
2012 FORMULA WINDSURFING SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
3rd to 7th April 2012
Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina
www.amwindsurf.org

Organized by:
Asociacion Mendocina de Windsurf
in co-operation with the
International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC)
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 IFWC Class Rules and Championship Rules.
1.3 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2 ADVERTISING
Boards may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. ISAF Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ shall apply.

3 DIVISIONS
3.1 Gender – Men and Women.
3.2 Age -
3.2.1 A Junior shall be under the age of 17 - born in or after 1996.
3.2.2 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 - born in or after 1993.
3.2.3 A Master is a man who has reached the age of 35 (born in or before 1976), or a woman who has reached the age of 30 (born in or before 1981).
3.2.4 A Grand Master is a man who has reached the age of 35 (born in or before 1966), or a woman who has reached the age of 30 (born in or before 1971).
3.3 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 Formula Class Association which is a paid up member of IFWC. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 Eligible competitors can enter by completing the form and sending the form to: fernando.consortecampos@yellglobal.com
4.4 Competitors shall present the following at registration:
• Original Entry Form
• 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 US$ 120, except for Youth & Junior when the fee will be US$100.
5.2 Entries received after March 20th will be charged an additional US$20.
5.3 Entry fees paid at registration shall be in cash only - US$.

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event.
6.2 Men and women, boys and girls, may race together.
6.3 Competitors shall race a maximum of 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 2 April 1200-1800 Early arrival, training & registration
Tuesday 3 April 0900-1200 Registration
1300 Skippers meeting
1400 Racing
2000 Welcoming Dinner
Wednesday 4 April to 1100 Skippers meeting
Saturday 7 April 1200 Racing
Saturday 7 April 1700 Last possible warning signal
1900 Prize giving & party
Sunday 8 April Departure

7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1200hrs, except for the first day when the first possible warning signal will be displayed at 1400hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment.
8.2 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the start of competition
8.3 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.4 Unless otherwise directed by the organizing 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
An ‘Independent Protest Committee’ will be appointed according to WCR 91(a).

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, and using the Low Points Scoring System. IFWC 13.5 shall apply for discards.

13 SUPPORT BOATS
Competitor support boats are not permitted.

14 SAFETY
Personal buoyancy is mandatory - every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50), or as specified in the SI’s.

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 registration.
15.2 The first man and the first woman in each division, eligible to compete for a South American national class association, will be declared - “2012 South American Formula Windsurfing (division) Champion”.
15.3 IFWC World Ranking points will be awarded according to the overall ranking of all competitors entered in the championship.

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.

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 board shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of US$500.000 per event or the equivalent amount in another currency.

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 take place at the event site.
20.2 For further information please contact: Fernando Consorte
Tel cell – .................... Email - fernando.consortecampos@yellglobal.com
20.3 The following Additional Information is not part of the rules for the Event.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
A ACCOMMODATION
Different hotel/accommodation options are available – check the event website or contact Fernando Consorte.
B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
Aerolineas Argentinas will give an extra 20Kg excess luggage to each competitor. The ticket can only be issued at the Mendoza branch of the airline. To request the reservation contact:
Fernando Consorte – fernando.consortecampos@yellglobal.com
Transfers can be arranged from Mendoza airpoirt.
C EARLY ARRIVALS
Competitors arriving early are advised that support from the organizers can be arranged and must be arranged in advance.
D PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 12 - 25 knots
Water temperature: 15 c
Air temperature: 20 c



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