Posted : 27th of January 2012

2012 FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Germany, Westerland, Sylt, 16-20 May '12


NOTICE OF RACE

2012 FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
16th to 20th May 2012
TO BE HELD AT THE
ROLLEI BULLET HD SUMMER OPENING 2012 Westerland, Sylt, Germany

www.summeropeningsylt.de

Organised by:
Choppy Water GmbH
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 organizers during media interviews and during the prize giving.

3 DIVISIONS
3.1 Age Divisions:
3.1.1 A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in or after 1993 and not later than 1999).
3.1.2 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).
3.1.3 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).
3.2 Weight Division: Lightweight is a competitor who weighs less than 75kg in the FW Europeans for Men.
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 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
4.4 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 190 euro; except Youth entry fee is 160 euro.
5.2 A 30 euro discount will be deducted for entries received by 18th April 2012.
5.3 Late entries received at registration will be surcharged 20 euro.
5.4 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (euro).


6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event.
6.2 Men and women shall 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 14 May Arrival and training
Tuesday 15 May 12:00-17:00 Registration
Wednesday 16 May 08:00 - 09:00 Late Registration
12:00 Racing
Thursday 17 May
to Sunday 20 May 10:00 Racing
Sunday 20 May 14:00 Last possible warning signal
16:30 Prize giving
7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 10:00hrs,except on 16th when the first possible warning signal will be at 12:00hrs
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting one hour before the 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 by the close of registration.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 Sail Numbers. WCR Appendix G applies; alternatively national letters and sail numbers, in a colour contrasting with the body of the sail, may be placed on both sides of the sail, with those on the starboard side uppermost.
8.4 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 will be appointed in accordance with WCR 91(a).

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, except discards - IFWC Rules apply.

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 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 European man or woman will be declared - “2011 Formula Windsurfing European Champion”.
15.3 There shall be a prize fund of a minimum EUR 15.000,00 (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 at the beach.
20.2 For further information please contact the local organizer Choppy Water:

Choppy Water GmbH, Brammersoll 2, 24235 Stein, GERMANY
Phone: +49 4343 49464-0
Email: event@choppywater.de

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Detailed information covering accommodation, travelling, equipment storage, venue information, prevailing , can be foun here:
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/filez/nor/120127/TravellingAccomodation-Info_SummerOpeningSylt2012.pdf

Join the discussion

ceri | 28th February 2012 (14:03:09)

You can now enter on line for the European Championship on Sylt

ceri | 28th February 2012 (14:03:56)

Go to the link on the IWA home page - or via the Notice of Race