Posted : 3rd of December 2014

2015 Formula Windsurfing European Festival

Greece, Nautical Club of Hellenic Seas, Schinias, Marathon, 08-13 September '15
NOTICE OF RACE
2015 FORMULA WINDSURFING
EUROPEAN FESTIVAL
8th to 13th September 2015
Nea Makri, Marathon bay,Greece
An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event
Organized by:

Hellenic Formula Windsurfing Association

An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event including
2015 FORMULA WINDSURFING YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
2015 FORMULA WINDSURFING WOMENS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
2015 FORMULA WINDSURFING MASTERS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
2015 HELLENIC FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CUP


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 organizers during media interviews and during the prize giving.

3 DIVISIONS
3.1 Gender Division: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions: Youth and Masters:
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:
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 Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1969 or earlier).
3.3.3 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 10th August 2015.
5.3 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (euro).

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Formula 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 Tuesday 8 Sept 1300-1700 Early arrivals & registration
Wednesday 9 Sept 0900-1200 Registration
1200 Skippers meeting
1300 First possible warning signal
2000 Opening party
Thursday 10 Sept
to Sunday 13 Sept 1200 Racing
Sunday 13 Sept 1700 Last possible warning signal
1900 Prize giving & party
7.2 There may be a daily skippers meeting on racing days at one hour before the scheduled time for racing.

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 and published on the event website. 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 crewmember, and, if conditions require it, competitors, shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50). Personal buoyancy is mandatory for all competitors under 17 years of age.

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 European Champion”.
15.3 The first Master will be declared - “2015 Formula Windsurfing Masters European Champion”.
15.4 The first Woman will be declared - “2015 Formula Windsurfing Women’s European Champion”.
15.5 The first man or woman in the overall ranking shall be declared 2015 Hellenic European Cup 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
For further information contact: Christian Frey (Secretary of fwa.gr)
Email: info@formula-windsurfing-association.gr Phone: ++30 6944 433863
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.
A TRAVEL & TRANSFER
Transportation from Athens International airport to event venue (25km),
competitor with racing equipment : 2 X 30.- = 60.-€ (two way).
Accompanying person 2 X 10.- = 20.-€ (two way)
From 8:00 am - 23:00 pm.
Contact : Christian Frey info@formula-windsurfing-association.gr
B ACCOMMODATION
Suggested accommodation:
Hotel "GOLDEN COAST" at Marathon bay, Attica, 190 07 Greece
Tel.:+30 22941 - 13000
Fax: +30 22941 - 13001
www.goldencoast.gr
e-mail: manager@goldencoast.gr

50m far from event venue:
TYPE OF ACCOMODATION (All inclusive, 3 meals/per day) PRICE €
Double/Twin Room ( 50€ per person) 100
3 Adult Room 120
4 Adult Room 135

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS: Local thermic wind direction (E) 3-4 bft or
Meltemi wind, direction (NE) 5-7 bft
D VENUE: Sandy beach, perfect clean water conditions, no reefs.