Posted : 5th of September 2014

Damaso4FW - Formula Windsurfing Italian Cup, European Cup snd Swiss Cup 2014

Italy, Damaso, 12-14 September '14

European CUP
6a tappa Coppa Italia

VW California Swiss Cup

6a tappa Campionato del Nord Ovest

1. NAME OF THE EVENT: Domaso4FW - Formula Windsurfing Italian Cup, European Cup and Swiss Cup 2014.

2. DATE, PLACE AND ORGANZING CLUB: 12-14 September 2014
Place: Yacht Club Domaso Via case sparse, 252 - 22013 Domaso (COMO ITALY)
Mail: Mob: +39-328-3512999 (Carlo Restano)
Organization: Dario Mocchi
Mail: Mob: +39-393-9197741

3. ADMISSION, DISCIPLINES AND MEMBERSHIP: The admission is open and there is no limit to the number of inscriptions.
3.1 All Italian competitors must comply with the AICW 2014 membership (which includes insurance for the calendar year as is requested by the Federal Rules) and FIV 2014 membership, medical visit type B.
3.2 For the Italian athletes admission to the regattas will not be allowed on the presentation of a valid medical certificate at the time of inscription. Competitors MUST have the memberships in advance of 48 hrs before the regatta. No inscriptions to the FIV-AICW will be done on site.
3.3 Non Italian athletes must have their memberships of national class association in order.
3.4 Non Italian athletes must provide a valid insurance policy of civil responsibility with a maximum sum payable by insurers of one million euro.

4. VALIDITY OF CUPS AND RANKINGS: Rankings will be compiled for the following categories:Overall Men, *Female;*Masters (1969-1978), extrapolated from the general;*Grandmasters (born in 1968 and previous years), extrapolated from the general; *Male light weights up to 75Kg, extrapolated from the general; *Youth born (1995 or later) extrapolated from the general. Categories are valid with the participation of at least 3 competitors of the category in question.
4.1 The regatta is valid for the Italian Cup. The Italian ranking will be extrapolated from the general ranking.
4.2 The final classification for the European Cup, apart from the categories indicated in point 4.0 will be in common.
4.3 The assignment of event is subject to the participation of at least one trial during the days of the regatta.

5. REGULATIONS: Regattas will be conducted under:*ISAF 2013-2016 regulations with particular reference to the supplementary provisions, including all changes, in particular the Appendix B;*Regulations of ‘Formula Windsurfing International Class’ In act;*Appendix A for the Formula Windsurfing Class relevant to the division of the Light Weights; *Announcement of Regatta; * The regatta’s instruction and eventual changes.

6 MEASUREMENTS AND MATERIALS: Regarding materials, it is possible to participate with a series production board included in the list provided by the Formula Windsurfing International class. Regarding the remaining equipment, three sails with maximum dimensions of 12.5sqm for males and 11.0sqm for females and youths have to be declared; three fins that mustn’t emerge from below the hull by more than 700 mm. The declared material may be subjected to stamping. The regatta committee reserve the possibility to verify the effective corresponding between material declared at the inscription and the material in use during the regatta. There will be no official measurement controls, however, in case of a contestation the intervention of a measurer may be requested, and the cost of this operation will be debited to the losing party.

7. WIND SPEED: Wind speed for the FW mustn’t decrease below 7 knots from a drifting boat during the procedure, while during the race is at the discretion of the Regatta Committee.

8. PERSONAL BUOYANCY: Competitors are obliged to wear a personal flotation device. This requirement cannot be a subject of a protest between competitors. The regatta’s committee’s President and the UdR can apply the regulation of the FIV rule n° 69 in the case of incorrect situations.

9. TRIALS PLANNED: There will be a maximum of four trials per day, depending on local conditions, at discretion of the regatta committee.

10. PROGRAMME: Competitors have to inscribe during the morning of the first day (from 9:00 to 11:30), after that they have to remain available for the skipper’s meeting (12:30).
10.1 During the daily skipper’s meeting an indicative program will be given for the day. However no trial can take place after 16:30 of the last day of the regatta.
10.2 All competitors are obliged to be present at the skipper’s meeting due to the fact that any variation in the regatta’s instruction could be communicated.

11. POINT SYSTEM: The current ISAF regulations will be applied (lowest score). A change to WCR regulations Appendix A2: the score of every series of regattas have to be the total of the points matured during the trials, applying the following discards: from 1 to 3 trials 0 deviations, from 4 to 6 trials 1 discard, from 7 to 10 trials 2 discards, from 11 trials 3 discards.

12. REGATTA INSTRUCTIONS: will be available at the inscription.

13. REGISTRATIONS AND FEES: It is mandatory a pre-inscription before 23:59 of 10 September 2014, after that moment a penalty of 10,00 euro will be applied. The inscription fee is 60,00 euro. The organization prefers to have the pre-inscription through the website (soon available online). Otherwise it is possible to send an e-mail at with name and sail number.

13.1 For no reason are oral and telephonic communications accepted.
13.2 Competitors who, for any reason, want to cancel their participation must send a communication to the organizing club, the e-mail address is available at the point 2 of the present announcement, before 23.59 hrs of the 11 September 2014.
13.3 All the inscriptions must be ratified, unless otherwise advised by the organizers at the office on site of the regattas, before 11:30 of the first day of regattas completing their data.
13.4 At 11:30, unless otherwise stated by the organization, the inscriptions will be considered closed and no other athlete will be admitted to the regatta, independent of the cause of the delay, personal or of consequence out of personal control, or to the fact that they were immediately communicated. Competitors can take part, paying the inscription fee, in only one or two days of the regatta, accepting the DNS results in the trials they are not in.
13.5 It is prohibited to ratify the regatta’s inscription by colleagues, friends or third parties.
13.6 For Italian competitors it is mandatory to apply the sticker of the AICW and relative sponsors, if not the UdR can apply the rule 69.

14. PUBLICITY: In base on the regulation 20 ISAF we communicate that the organization can ask to put publicity on the sails and on lifejackets of the competitors. (regulation 20.3)

15. MEDIA: with the inscription to a regatta every competitor automatically grants the right to the organization to made audio registrations, photographs, footage, video recording and television live or recorded taking during the regatta for no fee. The presence of boats for the media as for the trainers and team managers must be authorized by the regatta committee.

16. RESPONSIBILITY: The club organization decline any responsibility for any eventual damage caused by people or things both in sea and land.

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