Posted : 17th of June 2012

NEILPRYDE BALTIC CUP 2012 & Formula Windsurfing European Cup

Estonia, Battery Windsurfing Club, Pirita, Tallinn, 29 June - 01 July '12
NOTICE OF RACE
NEILPRYDE BALTIC CUP 2012 & Formula Windsurfing European Cup
28th June to 1st July 2012
TO BE HELD AT
Battery Windsurfing Club, Pirita, Tallinn, Estonia
http://event.extreme.ee
Organized by: Club “Team Extreme" in co-operation with the Estonian Windsurfing Association
An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event including
FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CUP & WORLD RANKING EVENT
FORMULA, TECHNO293, RACEBOARD & RSX BALTIC CUP SERIES 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 Class Rules of the participating classes and for the IFWC the 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.
1.5 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions the Sailing Instructions shall 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 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), except for RSX when a youth shall be under the age of 19 (born in or after 1994).
3.2.2 A Master shall be over the age of 35 (men born 1976 or earlier) or 30 (women born 1981 or earlier).
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be over the age of 45 (men born 1966 or earlier) or 40 (women born 1971 or earlier).
3.2.4 The Techno 293 age divisions are according to T293 Class Rules.
3.3 Weight Division: Lightweight in Formula is a competitor who weighs less than 75kg for Men;
3.4 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 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 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee: is 40 euro; except Youth entry fee is 25 euro.
5.2 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash only (euro).

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 5 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.4 Three races are required to validate the event.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Thursday 28th June 12:00-19:00 Arrival, training
19:00-21:00 Registration

Friday 29th June
09:00-10:30 Late registration
11:00 Skippers Meeting
12:00 First possible start

Saturday 30th June
10:00 Skippers Meeting
11:00 First possible start

Sunday 1st July
10:00 Skippers Meeting
11:00 First possible start
16:00 Last possible warning signal
18:00 Prize giving


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 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 Official Notice Board.

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, and using the Low Points
Scoring System, except the discards for Formula which shall be according to
IFWC Rule #13.

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 overall man and woman in all classes will be declared - “Class” Estonian NeilPryde Baltic Cup 2012 Champion”.
15.3 The results for the Formula Windsurfing Class will go forward to the Series Ranking for the 2012 Baltic Cup, the Series Ranking for 2012 European Cup, and the current World Ranking.

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.

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 BALTIC CUP SERIES RULES
20.1 Each event in the series is a Level 3 Formula World Ranking event.
20.2 The Series Result also awards points to the Formula World Ranking at Level 2.
20.3 The first man and woman in the Series will be declared - “NeilPryde Baltic Cup 2012 Formula Windsurfing Champion.”
20.4 One valid series event is required to validate the Series.
20.5 All events shall count towards the Series result – there are no discards.
20.6 A competitor’s final point’s score, after discards, from each Event, shall be carried forward for the Series result.
20.7 Competitors not entering a Series event shall be scored DNC for each race in that event – i.e. points equal to the number of competitors in that event + one.
20.8 A Series tie shall be broken according to WCR A8.1.

21 FURTHER INFORMATION
20.1 Registration will be in the race office at the Battery Windsurfing Club.
20.2 For further information please contact: Erno Kaasik
Tel: +372 56 500201 Email: erno@extreme.ee





ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.

A ACCOMMODATION
We are glad to welcome all 2012 RS:X Youth European Windsurfing Championships participants to stay at Pirita TOP Spa Hotel.
Pirita TOP Spa is located a 10 minute walk from the main championship venue.
Pirita TOP SPA Hotell***
1 Regati Avenue, Tallinn, Estonia
Date: 27.06 – 09.07. 2012
Currency: prices are quoted in euro.
All rooms are equipped with a shower, WC, TV (cable television, Pay-TV), telephone, dial-up internet connection and a balcony. You can enjoy a breathtaking and invaluable sea view from Marine-class rooms, Family rooms, Double de Luxe rooms and from Suite. Balconies of SPA-class rooms open to a quiet, green street. SPA-class rooms are suit for people with allergies. We have special rooms for disabled people.
Room EUR Half Board package
SPA-class room for one person 60,00 75,50
SPA-class room for two persons 60,00 91,00
Marine-class room for one person 60,00 75,50
Marine-class room for two persons 60,00 91,00
Marine DeLuxe for two persons 95,00 126,00
Marine Suite for two persons 105,00 136,00
The Pirita TOP SPA Hotell room rate includes accommodation, buffet breakfast, unlimited use of saunas and swimming pools, free parking and VAT.
Half Board package includes also one extra meal per day (lunch or dinner)
Menu orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance.
Served personally: lunch from 12.00 to 15.00 and dinner from 17.00 to 19.00
You can book a room for a special price by using the password WINDSURF.
For reservation please send us an e-mail reservation@topspa.ee
Tallink Hotels has also three different level hotels located in the centre of Tallinn, please find more information on our webpage: www.hotels.tallink.com
You can also get 10% discount from the daily room price in all these hotels by using the password WINDSURF
The organiser will endeavour to provide assistance for accommodation and gear storage.

B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
Pirita beach is about 9 km from Tallinn city centre and from Tallinn ferry terminal. From Tallinn airport to Pirita beach is about 10 km.
Tallinn is about 300 km, 4 hour drive from Riga, Latvia.
There will be free transfer for competitors from/to airport available. You need to send your exact flight schedule and number on people/equipment arriving by 25’th of June to erno@extreme.ee.

For enquiries re travel, transportation or accommodation assistance, please contact :
Erno Kaasik mobile : +372 56 500201
Email: erno@extreme.ee

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 10 to 20 knots; onshore or offshore.
Air temperature: 20-250C. Water temperature: 16 – 200C.
Webcam : http://surf.ee/webcam
Live weather: http://surf.ee/surfarile/tuuleinfo

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