Posted : 8th of August 2012

Open Balkan Championship & 2012 FW EUROPEAN CUP

Greece, Nautic Club, Schinias, Marathon, 19-23 September '12
The 2012 Formula Windsurfing Open Balkan Championship is organised by the Hellenic Formula Windsurfing Association and the Nautical Club of Hellenic Seas under the authority of the International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC), in co-operation with the International Windsurfing Association (IWA) and under the auspices of the Hellenic Sailing Federation.
The event will be held from the 19th to the 23rd of September 2012 and the shore venue will be in the premises of the Nautical Club of Hellenic Seas, 202 Posidonos Av, Marathon.


1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules.
1.2 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

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

3.1 The event is open to all Formula Windsurfing boards.
3.2 Competitors shall be members of a National Formula Windsurfing Class Association which is a paid up member of the IFWC or of the IFWC. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
3.3 Eligible competitors may enter by completing the attached form and sending it together with the required entry fee to the Hellenic Formula Windsurfing Association, C/O Christian Frey, , by 19 September 2012.
The following shall be presented upon registration:
• Original Entry Form
• Proof of Entry Fee payment
• 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

3.4 Coaches and team support personnel may enter by completing the attached form and sending it to the Hellenic Formula Windsurfing Association by 19 September 2012
The following shall be presented upon registration:
• Original Coach Entry Form
• Boat Driving Licence (if applicable)
• Evidence of valid third party insurance

4.1 The required fees are as follows:
Boards: € 60
Coaches and team support personnel: no charge
4.2 Entry fees paid upon registration shall be paid in cash.

5.1 The event shall be a single discipline “open entry” event for men and women.
5.2 Men and women may race separately, depending on entry numbers.

6.1 19 September 1300-1700 Early arrivals and Registration
20 September 0900-1200 Registration and Equipment Inspection
1230 Competitors briefing
1300 Racing
2000 Opening Party
21 September 1100 Competitors briefing
1200 Racing
22 September 1100 Competitors briefing
1200 Racing
23 September 1100 Competitors briefing
1200 Racing
1900 Prize giving and closing party
6.2 On the 23rd of September no warning signal will be made after 1730.
6.3 15 races are scheduled. Not more than 4 races will be sailed on each day.

7.1 To complete registration, the Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available from the race office, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the start of competition.
7.2 Equipment inspections may be made during the event.
7.3 Upon completion of registration and until the end of the event, at all times when ashore except when launching and retrieving, all equipment shall be kept in their assigned places at event site. Removal of any equipment from the event site requires prior written approval from the race committee. Access to equipment in the storage area during certain hours, including hours of darkness may be restricted.
7.4 Unless otherwise directed by the organizing authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.

The sailing instructions will be available upon registration and will be published on the class website,

Details will be provided with the sailing instructions.

10.1 Three races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
10.2 When fewer than four races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
10.3 When from four to six races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
10.4 When from seven to ten races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
10.5 When eleven or more races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her three worst scores.

Support boats shall be registered at the race office.

12.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed 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)
12.2 Personal buoyancy is mandatory for all competitors under 17 years of age.

13.1 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.
13.2 The first man and the first woman in the overall ranking will be announced
“2012 Formula Windsurfing Open Balkan Champion”.
13.3 More prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organizing authority.
13.4 Age divisions, as per Formula Windsurfing Championship Rules.

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.

Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk. See rule 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 board and each registered coach boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of € 300.000 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.

For further information please contact Christian Frey (secretary of,

Suggested accommodation :
Hotel Leonanti , Shinias beach, Marathon Attica, 190 07 Greece
Tel. :+30 22940 56910-11
Fax: +30 22940 55857

100m far from event venue / 2-bed room 55.-€ with breakfast/per day

Transportation from airport to event venue (25km), competitor with racing equipment
60.-€ (two way).
Accompanying person 20.-€ (two way)
From 8:00 am - 23:00 pm.
Contact : Christian Frey

Join the discussion

ceri | 12th September 2012 (11:26:43)

this is a great venue and you are guaranteed a very hospitable event

gre-969 | 3rd October 2012 (08:25:27)

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