Posted : 10th of May 2013

Iberian Cup Lagos 2013 and Open Portuguese Championship

Portugal, Lagos, 08-10 June '13


The IBERIAN CUP LAGOS 2013 and OPEN PORTUGUESE CHAMPIONSHIP for the class of Formula Windsurfing will be held in the Meia Praia, Lagos, from 08 to 10 of June, 2013. The Organising Authority will be the CLUBE DE VELA DE LAGOS with the collaboration of the Portuguese Federation, the Real Spanish Federation, the FW – Associação Formula Windsurfing Portugal and the Spanish Formula Association.

1. RULES
1.1. The regatta will be governed by:
(a) The rules as defined in the ISAF Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR)1.
(b) The Formula Windsurfing – Class Rules.
1.2. National prescriptions shall not apply.

2. ELIGIBILITY
2.1. Competitors must comply with the ISAF Regulation 19, Eligibility Code.
2.2. Competitors with Portuguese nationality or with legal residence in Portugal shall also comply with the eligibility prescriptions of the Federação Portuguesa de Vela.

3. ADVERTISING
3.1. ISAF Regulation 20 – Advertising Code applies.
3.2. In accordance with ISAF Regulation 20, boats shall display at all times a sticker with the event sponsor advertising, if provided by the Organising Authority.

4. CLASSES TO COMPETE
4.1. Windsurfing Classes: Formula Windsurfing

5. VENUE
5.1.
Latitude 37° 5'55.39"N
Longitude 8°40'6.43"W

6. ENTRIES
6.1. A minimum of 6 windsurfing boards entered in the Formula Windsurfing class are required to validate the IBERIAN CUP LAGOS and OPEN PORTUGUESE CHAMPIONSHIP.
6.2. The Entry Form must be submitted by 02 June 2013, before 18 hours. The entry can be sent by mail, by fax or by email, to the organizer Clube de Vela de Lagos.
6.3. General regatta information available at:

CLUBE DE VELA DE LAGOS – Srº RUI RAIMUNDO
Address: Cais da Solaria – 8600 Lagos
Telef: +351 282 762 256
Fax: + 351 282 764 277
E-mail: mail@cvlagos.org
Website: http://www.cvlagos.org

6.4. The payment of the entry Fees can be made at registration , on day 1 of the event (08 of June 2013), till 13h00m.

7. ENTRY FEES
7.1. Formula Windsurfing Class
Senior / Master / GMaster 35 Euros
Fem / Youth 20 Euros
7.2. The Organising Authority reserves the right to accept entries after the established deadline. These entries may have to pay an increased entry fee (The fee will be 50 Euros)

8. COMPETITORS REGISTRATION
8.1 Each competitor must sign personally the Registration Form at the Race Office from 10.00 to 13.00 on 08 June of 2013.
8.2. Registration is subject to the presentation of the following documents:
(a) Sailor Federation licences (Portuguese sailors only).
(b) Third party liability insurance covering a minimum amount of 300.000,00 euros, or
Sailor Federation Licences.
8.3. Documents and sailing instructions can be collected from 10.00 hours to 13.00, on the first day of the event, from the Race Office after fulfilling the requirements mentioned above.

9. SCHEDULE AND COMPETITION FORMAT
9.1. The regatta schedule is the following:

08/06/2013
From 10.00 to 13.00 Race Office opened, Registration of competitors, Stamping of equipment
13.30 Skippers Meeting
14.30 Warning signal 1st race of the day

09/06/2013
11.00 Skippers Meeting
12.00 Warning signal 1st race of the day
19.30 Event Dinner - BBQ – in the CVLagos

10/06/2013
11.00 Skippers Meeting
12.00 Warning signal 1st race of the day
17.00 Last possible start
18.00 Prize giving ceremony

9.2. Competition format:
Fleet races will be sailed. If more than 80 entries received they may sail in 2 groups. A minimum of 3 races must be completed to validate the event. The maximum races of the event will be 15 races. Five races everyday. In the 3 day, the last possible race, will be held at 17.00.

10. SCORING
10.1. Scoring and Discard
Races / Discard
1 – 3 / 0
4 – 6 / 1
7 – 10 / 2
11 or more / 3

11. NATIONAL JURY
A National Jury will be proposed by the Organising Authority and appointed by the Federação Portuguesa de Vela.

12. EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
Boards, sails, rigging and crews must be at the disposal of the Equipment Inspectors at their respective parking from 10.00 hours to 13.00 hours on 08/06/2013. An Equipment Registration Form must be submitted before the start of racing.

13. PRIZES
The prizes for this event are described at the Sailing Instructions.
TROPHY FOR:
1º Place Youth
1º Place Woman
1º Place Master
1º Place GMaster
1º, 2º e 3º Places IBERIAN CUP LAGOS and OPEN PORTUGUESE CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

14. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The official language of the regatta will be English. In case of discrepancy, the original text of the RRS and the Class Rules will prevail. In case of conflict between Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions text, the SI will prevail.

15. LIABILITY
All those participating in this regatta do so under their own risk and responsibility. The Organising Authority or any person or body involved in the organisation of the event rejects any responsibility whatsoever for any losses, damages, injuries or inconveniences that may occur to persons or things, both ashore and afloat, as a consequence of the participation in the races covered by this notice of race. Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4, Decision to Race, RRS Part 1 which establishes: "The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”.