Posted : 6th of July 2015

2015 LATVIA BALTIC CUP &FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CUP

Latvia, Liepaja, 24-26 July '15
1 RULES
1.1 The windsurfing event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 The kiteboarding event will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing – Kiteboard Racing Rules (KRR).
1.3 The European Cup Competition Rules shall apply for Formula competitors. The event is a Level 2 Formula World Ranking event.
1.4 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.6 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions the Sailing Instructions shall 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 Formula Divisions:
3.1.1 Formula overall
3.1.2 Formula women
3.1.3 Formula Master shall be man over the age of 35 (born 1979 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 30 (born 1984 or earlier).
3.1.4 Formula Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1969 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 40 (born 1974 or earlier).
3.1.5 Formula U20 (born in or after 1996 and not later than 2001).
3.1.6 Formula U17 (born in or after 1999 and not later than 2004).
3.1.7 Formula Lightweight is a competitor who weighs less than 75 kg.
3.2 Raceboard Divisions:
3.2.1 Raceboard overall
3.2.2 Raceboard women
3.2.3 Raceboard Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1969 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 40 (born 1974 or earlier).
3.2.4 Raceboard U20 (born in or after 1996 and not later than 2001).
3.3 Techno 293 Divisions:
3.3.1 Techno 293 5.8m² U13 overall (born in or after 2003) boys and girls
3.3.2 Techno 293 6.8m² U15 girls (born in or after 2001)
3.3.3 Techno 293 6.8m² U15 boys (born in or after 2001)
3.3.4 Techno 293 7.8m² U17 girls (born in or after 1999)
3.3.5 Techno 293 7.8m² U17 boys(born in or after 1999)
3.3.6 Techno 293 8.5m² O17 overall (born 1998 or earlier)
3.4 RS:X Divisions:
3.4.1 RS:X overall
3.4.1.1 RS:X 8.5m² women
3.4.1.2 RS:X 8.5m² U19 (born 1997 or not later than 2002)
3.5 Formula Kite Divisions:
3.5.1 Formula Kite overall
3.5.2 Formula Kite women
3.5.3 Formula Kite inflatable
3.6 A minimum of 5 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 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 The following shall be presented upon registration:
Original Entry Form
Evidence of valid third party insurance
Proof of age
Emergency Contact & Health Information Form - for those under age of 18

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee: is 50 Euros; except Youth and Junior entry fee is 25 Euros.
5.2 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (Euro).

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 Event shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event.
6.2 Men and women may race together.
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 Thursday 23 July
12:00-19:00 Arrival, training
19:00-20:00 Registration
Friday 24 July
9:00-10:30 Registration
11:00 Skippers Meeting
12:00 Racing
Saturday 25 July
10:00 Skippers Meeting
11:00 Racing
Sunday 26 July
10:00 Skippers Meeting
11:00 Racing
16:00 Last possible warning signal
18:00 Prize giving

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will also be available at registration, shall be returned to the Race Office before the close of registration.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 Sail Numbers. WCR Appendix G applies; alternatively national letters and sail numbers, in a colour contrasting with the body of the sail, may be placed on both sides of the sail, with those on the starboard side uppermost.
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 PROTEST COMMITTEE
A Protest Committee will be appointed in accordance with WCR 91(a).

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, and using the Low Points
Scoring System, except discards which shall be according to IFWC Rule #13.

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 member, 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).

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division. Properly constituted divisions will be posted on the official notice board after the completion of the registration.
15.2 The first man and woman will be declared - “2015 Latvian (Formula Windsurfing/ Raceboard/RSX/Formula Kite) Baltic Cup Champion”.
15.3 The first Techno 293 U13, U15, U17, O17 will be declared - “2015 Latvian (Techno 293 U13/U15/U17/O17) Baltic 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 WCR4/KRR 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. Competitor insurance cover shall be for a minimum of 300,000 euro.

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 NEIL PRYDE BALTIC CUP SERIES RULES
20.1 The first man and woman in the Series will be declared - “2015 Baltic Cup (class/discipline) Champion.”
20.2 One valid series event is required to validate the Series.
20.3 All events shall count towards the Series result – there are no discards.
20.4 A competitors final points score, after discards, from each Event, shall be carried forward for Series result.
20.5 Competitors not entering a Series event shall be scored – number of competitors in the series +one.
20.6 A Series tie shall be broken according to WCR A8.1.

21 FURTHER INFORMATION
21.1 Registration will be in the race office at the beach.
21.2 For further information please contact:
Ansis Dale Tel: +371 29216040 Email: ansis.dale@bnlgroup.lv
Janis Jekabsons Tel: +371 29490993 Email: info@rietumkrasts.lv
Juris Vasioleks Tel: +371 29456080 Email: juris.vasioleks@bnlgroup.lv

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

A ACCOMMODATION
PIE JĀŅA Raiņa iela 43, Liepāja, LV 3401 www.hotelpiejana.lv
ph. +371 63425075, m.ph. +371 26327943 e-mail piejana@one.lv

LĪVA Liela str. 11, Liepaja, LV 3400 www.liva.lv
ph. +371 63420102 e-mail info@liva.lv
FONTAINE ROYAL Sturmaņu str. 1, Liepaja, LV 3401
ph. +371 63489777 e-mail royal@fontaine.lv www.fontaineroyal.lv
More information about hotels http://www.liepaja.lv
Vehicles and camper vans may park at the event site.

B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
A wide range of scheduled and charter flights are available from all over Europe.
The nearest international Airport is Riga, 220km.
All sailors coming by air in Riga airport(RIX) can contact

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 7 to 25 knots; sideshore and onshore.
Air temperature: 15-250C. Water temperature: 16 – 180C.