Posted : 1st of December 2014

Monsaraz World Festival - Formula Windsurfing 2015

Portugal, Clube de Vela de Lagos, Lagos, 27 April - 02 May '15
Organized by Associacao Formula Windsurfing Portugal (APFW) in co-operation with Clube de Vela de Lagos
SPONSORED BY MONSARAZ VINHOS DO ALENTEJO
An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event including
2015 FORMULA WINDSURFING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2015 FORMULA WINDSURFING WOMENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
2015 FORMULA WINDSURFING MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

MONSARAZ FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIP & MONSARAZ EUROPEAN CUP
All ages are welcome, including men 20 to 34 years of age !


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 International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC) 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.

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 organisers during media interviews and during the prize giving.

3 DIVISIONS
3.1 Gender Division: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions for World Championship titles: Youth (men) and Masters (men):
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 (born in or after 1996, not later than 2001).
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1979 or earlier).
3.3 Age sub-divisions for men- Monsaraz World Festival titles:
3.3.1 A Junior shall be under the age of 17 (born in or after 1999, not later than 2001).
3.3.2 A Senior shall be born 1995 or earlier, but not before 1980.
3.3.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1969 or earlier).
3.3.4 A Veteran shall be a man over the age of 55 (born 1959 or earlier).
3.4 A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a division or sub 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 Eligible competitors may enter online (payment by credit/debit card or bank transfer required)
4.4 The following shall be presented upon registration:
Evidence of valid third party insurance
Proof of age
Emergency Contact and Health Information Form - for those under age of 18

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee: is 190 euro; except Youth entry fee is 160 euro.
5.2 A 30 euro discount will be deducted for entries received by 27th March 2015.
5.3 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (euro).

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The World Festival shall be a racing, “open entry”, event.
6.2 Men and women may race separately.
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 Sat/Sun 25/26 April Early arrivals & Training
Monday 27 April 1000-1800 Registration & Training
2000 Opening ceremony
Tuesday 28 April 0800-0900 Late Registration
1000 Skippers Meeting
1100 Racing
Wednesday 29 April
to Saturday 2 May 1100 Racing
Saturday 2 May 1700 Last possible warning signal
2000 Prize giving & party
7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1100hrs.
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting on racing days at 1000hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector by the close of registration.
8.2 Alternatively, and to save time, an Equipment Inspection Form can be completed on-line.
8.3 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
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 sailing instructions.

11 INTERNATIONAL JURY
An International Jury may be appointed. The decisions of the International Jury shall be final in accordance with Appendix N and RRS 70.5.

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, except for discards which shall
be according to IFWC Championship Rules.

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 crew and, if required, competitors shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard ISO 12402-5 (level 50).

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division or sub division.
15.2 The first Youth will be declared - “2015 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion”.
15.3 The first Master will be declared - “2015 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion”.
15.4 The first Woman will be declared – “2015 Formula Windsurfing Women’s World Champion”.
15.5 World titles may be awarded to divisions meeting current ISAF Regulations.
15.6 The first man in the overall ranking will be declared – “2015 Monsaraz World Festival 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. 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 with a minimum cover of 300,000 euro per event or the equivalent.

19 RIGHT TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
Competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television of or relating to the event.

20 FURTHER INFORMATION
Registration will be in the race office at: City of Lagos - Clube de Vela de Lagos Cais da Solaria – 8600 Lagos – Portugal Lat- 37° 5'55.39"N; Long- 8°40'6.43"W
For further information contact: Vasco Chaveca Email: afwportugal@gmail.com Phone: 00351 96 633 76 64

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

A         TRAVEL & TRANSFER
The nearest international airport is the International Airport of Faro, that has several flights from many cities of Europe. The airport is 80km from the Race office in the city of Lagos. There will be transfers between the Airport and the Race Site. Please contact Hugobrancoduarte@gmail.com phone 965025082 if you want to use the service, the price for each car will be 70€ (included 4 pax and equipment) the price is from Faro to Lagos. If you make the reservation Faro – Lagos – Faro you will have a discount in the price.

B ACCOMMODATION
ALBERGARIA MARINA RIO**** (1km do C.V.L.)
Tel.282769859 Fax.282769960 E-mail: marinario@ip.pt

APARTAMENTOS MARVELA (300 metros do C.V.L.)
Tel.282760600 Fax.282760600

APARTAMENTOS QUINTA DA FALFEIRA (3 Km do C.V.L.)
Tel.282762116 Fax.282760548 E-mail: webmaster@jacinto-murat.pt

APARTAMENTOS VIA DON`ANA (2km do C.V.L.)
Tel.282762026 Fax.282760247

APARTAMENTOS TURISTICOS VILA MÓS (2Km do C.V.L.)
Tel. 282790900 Fax. 282790929 E-mail: vilamos@vilamos.pt

APARTHOTEL AQUALUZ (2km do C.V.L.)
Tel.282770620 Fax.28277062
Web: www.aqualuz.com e-mail: info@aqualuz.com / res@aqualuz.com

APARTHOTEL MARINA CLUB****
Marina de Lagos, 8600 Lagos (1km do C.V.L.)
Tel.282790600 Fax.282790601 E-mail: marinaclub@marinaclub.pt

APARTHOTEL PINHÃO
Rua Dr. JosĂŠ Formosinho 8600 Lagos (300 metros do C.V.L.)
Tel.282760572 Fax.282760572 Web: www.aparthotelpinhao.com

AQUA MEIA PRAIA HOTEL***
Aqua Meia Praia 8600-315 Lagos (3km do C.V.L.)
Tel.282770000 Fax.282762008
Web: www.hotelaquameiapraia.com e-mail: rute.coelho@hotelaquameiapraia.com

DOM PEDRO HOTEL***
Meia Praia, 8600-315 Lagos (3 km do C.V.L.)
Tel.282780400 Fax.282780401
Web: www.dompedro.com e-mail: algarve.reservations@dompedro.com

CLUBE PORTOMÓS (2 km do C.V.L.)
Tel. 282790550 Fax. 282790569

HOTEL MARINA SÃO ROQUE *** (1500 metros do C.V.L.)
Telf.282770220 Fax.282770229

HOTEL MONTEMAR***
Rua da Torraltinha, lote 33/34, 8600-549 Lagos (800 metros do C.V.L.)
Tel.282762085 Fax.282762088 E-mail: hotelmontemar@mail.telepac.pt

HOTEL TIVOLI****
Rua AntĂłnio CrisĂłgono Santos 8600-678 Lagos (1km do C.V.L. Centro da Cidade)
Tel. 282790079 Fax. 282790345
Web: www.tivolilagos.com e-mail: htlagos@tivolihotels.com

RESIDENCIAL CIDADE VELHA****
(2km do C.V.L. Centro da Cidade)
Tel. 282762041 Fax. 282761955 E-mail: residlagos@mail.telepac.pt

RESIDENCIAL SOL A SOL (2km do C.V.L. Centro da Cidade)
Tel.282761290 Fax.282761955

RESIDENCIAL SOL E PRAIA**** (1.5Km do C.V.L.)
Tel.28276202 Fax.282760247
Web: www.solepraia.pt e-mail: geral@solepraia.com

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 10 to 25 knots Air temp: 18 0C to 25 0C. Water temp: 170C - 190C

D VENUE – RACING AREA
Latitude 37° 5'55.39"N; Longitude 8°40'6.43"W

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