Posted : 23rd of July 2015

Lotto Windsurfing Cup Łeba 2015

Poland, Leba, 30 July - 02 August '15
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) Rules shall apply for the Formula Windsurfing racing (FW), as amended by the Sailing Instructions. 
1.3 The event is part of the 2015 Formula Windsurfing European Cup
1.4 The International Funboard Class (IFCA) Rules shall apply for the Slalom racing (SL), as amended by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.  
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.6 In “no wind” days there will be Stand Up Paddle (SUP) racing governed by the rules announced by Race Director during SUP skippers meetings.

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. 
2.3 If a sailor is not wearing an event sponsors vest or not displaying event sponsors sticker according to ISAF Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ on both sides of the sail in the race, the competitor shall score DSQ for the particular race.

3 DIVISIONS 
3.1 Gender Divisions: Men and Women in FW, SL and SUP. 
3.2 Age Divisions: 
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born 1996 or later). 
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1979 or earlier).
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1969 or earlier).
3.3 Weight Division: Lightweight is a competitor who weighs less than 75kg in the FW and SL for Men. 
3.4 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 Class Association which is a paid up member of the relevant international class association, or of the IWA.
4.3 The entry fee is 150 PLN for men and 50 PLN for youth and women.
4.4 The following shall be presented upon registration: 
Evidence of valid third party insurance 
Proof of age 
Emergency Contact & Health Information Form - for those under age of 18
http://internationalwindsurfing.com/userfiles/documents/EC&Health_Info_Generic.pdf
 
5 RACE FORMAT 
5.1 The FW shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event. 
5.2 The SL shall be a single discipline, slalom racing, “open entry” event. 
5.3 Men and women may race separately. 
5.4 Competitors in the FW shall not have a maximum number of races per day and the event. One race is required to validate the event. 
5.5 Competitors in the SL shall not have a maximum number of “eliminations”per day. One, full fleet race or elimination completed up to and including the final is required to validate the SL.
5.6 Competitors in the SUP shall race according to the announcements of the Race Director at skippers meetings.
One, full fleet race or elimination completed up to and including the final is required to validate the SUP event.

6 SCHEDULE
6.1 Schedule of the event

Thursday 30 Julie
08.00-09.00 Registration at west beach Leba
10.00 Skippers Meeting 
11.00 Racing 

Friday 31 Julie
10.00 Racing 

Saturday 01 August 
10.00 Racing
18.00 Last possible warning signal 
20.00 Prize giving ceremony on the beach in the racing tent.

Sunday 03 August 
Reserve day.
Racing if not a single race in any windsurfing discipline was validated.

6.2 There will be a daily skippers meeting on racing days one hour before the first possible warning signal. 

7 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION 
7.1 An Equipment Inspection Form (FW Form / IFCA form), which will also be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the end of registration. 
7.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event. 
7.3 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. 
7.4 Unless otherwise directed by the organising authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.
                       
8 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 
The sailing instructions (SI’s) will be available upon registration. Any changes to the SI’s shall be approved by the Race Director at the event. 

9 COURSES 
Courses will be as described in the sailing instructions and notices at ONB. 

10 PROTEST COMMITTEE 
A Protest Committee will be appointed by the Race Director and Main Organiser before the first race of the event. 

11 SCORING 
11.1 Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A except as amended by the relevant class championship rules. 
11.2 This event is a part of Polish Windsurfing Cup series.

12 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. 

13 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). 

14 PRIZES 
14.1 Prizes will be awarded to the first 5 competitors in FW Men and to the first 3 competitors of each properly constituted division.
14.2 There shall be a prize fund of approx. 5000 Euro (depending on exchange rate to PLN) (net of taxes) for the FW, SL, SUP which shall be distributed among validated disciplines in Man and Woman category. 
14.3 The prize fund distribution will depend on valid disciplines and will be distributed in all, even if only 1 windsurfing discipline was run. In case all disciplines are validated the first FW Men will receive at least, PLN equivalent of approx. 1000 Euro and first SL Men will receive at least PLN equivalent of approx. 500 Euro (depending on days exchange rate).

15 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. 

16 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. 

17 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. 

18 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. 

19 FURTHER INFORMATION 
19.1 Registration will be in the race office at the west beach Leba at the end of Turystyczna street.
19.2 All competitors shall receive free daily lunch at the race site.
19.3 For further information please contact: Wojtek Brzozowski
Tel: +48 602200700 Email: wojtek@namaxa.com