Posted : 18th of November 2014

Formula Windsurfing & IFCA Slalom South American Championship

Argentina, Bariloche, Rio Negro, 11-14 December '14
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 and Championship Rules of the participating classes.
1.3 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

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

3 DIVISIONS
3.1 Gender Divisions: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions:
3.2.1 A Junior shall be under the age of 17 - born in or after 1998.
3.2.2 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 - born in or after 1995.
3.2.3 A Master is a man who has reached the age of 35 (born in or before 1978), or a woman who has reached the age of 30 (born in or before 1983).
3.2.4 A Grand Master is a man who has reached the age of 45 (born in or before 1968).
3.2.5 A Veteran is a man who has reached the age of 55 (born in or before 1958).
3.3 A minimum of 3 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 Formula/Funboard Class Association which is a paid up member of IFWC/IFCA. Membership can be completed on site.
4.3 Eligible competitors can enter by completing the entry form and emailing the form to Tomas Djapic.
4.4 Competitors shall present the following at registration:
Proof of age
Emergency Contact & Health Information Form - for those under age of 18

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee is US$ 60 per discipline, or US$ 90 for both disciplines.
5.2 Entries received after December 7th may be charged an additional US$20.
5.3 Entry fees shall be paid at registration in cash only - US$ or Pesos.

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Championship shall be a dual discipline, course racing (FW) and slalom racing (IFCA), “open entry” event.
6.2 Men and women, boys and girls, may race together.
6.3 Competitors shall race in a maximum 12 race series formula and 7 races slalom.
6.4 Three races (formula) and one elimination (slalom) are required to validate each discipline in the championship.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Wednesday 10 Dec
Early arrival & training
1800- Registration (Panamericano Hotel)

Thursday 11 Dec
0900-1200 Registration (beach office)
1200 Skippers meeting

Friday 12 Dec to Sunday 14 Dec
0900 Skippers meeting
1000 Racing

Sunday 14 Dec
1700 Last possible warning signal
1900 Prize giving & party

Monday 15 Dec Departure

7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1000hrs, except on the 11th December when the first possible warning signal shall be at 1300hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment.
8.2 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector by the close of registration on 11th.
8.3 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.4 Unless otherwise directed by the organizing 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
An ‘Independent Protest Committee’ will be appointed according to WCR 91(a).

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, and using the Low Points Scoring System. IFWC Championship Rule 13.5 shall apply for discards in the course racing.

13 SUPPORT BOATS
Competitor support boats are not permitted.

14 SAFETY
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), or as specified in the SI’s.

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes will be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division.
15.2 The first man and the first woman in each division, eligible to compete for a South American national class association, will be declared - “2014 South American Formula Windsurfing, or IFCA Slalom, (division) Champion”

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.

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 board shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of US$300.000 per event or the equivalent amount in another currency.

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
Registration will take place at the Panamericano Hotel on 10th December and at the beach office on 11th December (see #7 - Schedule).
20.2 For further information please contact: Tomas Djapic
Tel cell – 0054 294 463 9714 Email - tomasdjapic@yahoo.com.ar
20.3 The following Additional Information is not part of the rules for the Event.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET

A          ACCOMMODATION
Different hotel/accommodation options are available and details are published on the event websites - http://www.barilocheclassic.com.ar/

B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
Transfers can be arranged from Bariloche international airport by contacting the organiser at least one week before arrival with details of flight.

C EARLY ARRIVALS
Competitors arriving early are advised that support from the organizers can be arranged and must be arranged in advance - tomasdjapic@yahoo.com.ar

D PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 15 > 50 knots
Water temperature: 15 deg. C
Air temperature: 15 > 30 deg. C

E VENUE
The Bariloche Classic reaches its 18th edition and this time with the South American Windsurfing !!, in his Formula Windsurfing & Slalom event we add the other participants Classic in its various sports: Kite, SUP (Paddleboard), Kayak, Rafting, Sailing (J24, Snipe and Optimist), Bikes and give the Classic Skate 4 days of activity and color.
The site chosen, the famous Nahuel Huapi Lake ..with size (75km long by 12km wide) and its direction from west to east is a paradise for sailing sports as the Patagonian winds deployed in full force at the angle perfect !!, this added to the location of the Classic Bariloche, in the center of town, just 50m from the Civic Center, championship transform an easy show to follow by the local public and tourists visiting this place, one of the 3 most important tourist centers in Argentina.
Bariloche International Airport has daily connections with multiple Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina, as well lĂ­nes bus with daily connections to the rest of the country.
Competitors will have a closed event 24hr security park, central office right there where you can register, access to discounts at restaurants-pubs-pharmacies-premises and records of the city.
The championship will have a welcome cocktail and Press Conference at the Hotel Panamericano Bariloche Wednesday night December 10th.
There will also be special events (included with registration) to which everyone is invited.
We believe that conditions will not fail because December is usually a "foolproof" as the month so get ready !!