Posted : 24th of January 2016

Portugal Formula Windsurfing Series 2016 Lago Alqueva European Cup

Portugal, Lago Alqueva, Monsara, 24-27 March '16

1 RULES
1.1 Organized by Clube Naval de Portimão with the coordination of Associação Formula Windsurfing Portugal, City Hall of Reguengos de Monsaraz and Centro NĂĄutico de Monsaraz, with the support of Portuguese Sailing Federation.
1.2 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.3 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.5 This is a Level 1 Formula Windsurfing World Ranking event.

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 Divisions: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions:
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in or after 1997).
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1980 or earlier)
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1970 or earlier)
3.2.4 A veteran shall be a man over the age of 55 (born 1960 or earlier)
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 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 by sending the inscription sheet (Entry Form) to: afwportugal@gmail.com by the 1st March 2016.
4.4 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: 40 euro for all competitors (includes dinner and food every day).
5.2 Entry received after 1st March 2016 will be 60 euro.
5.3 All Entry fees will be paid at the registration in cash (euro).

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Lago Alqueva Championship shall be a 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
Wednesday 23 March 13.00-18.00 Early arrival and Registration

Thursday 24 March 09.30-11.00 Late registration
12.00 Skippers Meeting
13.00 First Possible Warning Signal
Friday 25 March 11.30 Racing
Saturday 26 March 11.30 Racing
19.30 Free event dinner for competitors
Sunday 27 March 11.30 Racing
16.00 Last possible warning signal
17.30 Prize giving ceremony

7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 11.30hrs, except the first day when the warning signal will be displayed at 1300hrs. Every day Last possible race start will be at 18.00, except in the last day of the event that will be at 15.30m
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting on other racing days at 10.30hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the start of competition.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 Unless otherwise directed by the organising authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.          
8.4 It is MANDATORY to put the Sticker of the SPONSOR of the event in all the sail´s of each Competitor, if not the competitor will be DISQUALIFIED.
            
9 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions (SI’s) will be available upon registration.

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, except for discards which will be
as follows: 1>3 races 0 discard; 4>6 races 1 discard; 7>10 races 2 discards; 11 or
more races 3 discards.

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).

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes will be awarded to the first five competitors in the overall ranking.
15.2 Prizes will be awarded to the first Woman, Youth, Master, Grandmaster and Veteran. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organiser.

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.
Official dinner Saturday 26 of March at 19.30m. The dinner will be free for the competitors, and for friends and family of competitors will be 10€ each person

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
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
20.1 Registration will be in the race office at Monsaraz/Centro NĂĄutico
20.2 For further information please contact: Vasco Chaveca
Tel: + 351 96 633 76 64 Email: afwportugal@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
A          ACCOMMODATION

Camping at the event site near the Race office (Centro Nautico de Reguengos), with WC and HOT SHOWER. There is a variety of holiday-rental, in Reguengos de Monsaraz and near the event; here is the accommodation we have an agreement with, for the Lago Alqueva Championship 2016. Don´t forget to say that you come for the Windsurfing Championship.

A MOIRA www.quintadesantiago.net Tel: 266 502 263
single - 25,00€ - Room with breakfast duplo - 35,00€ - Room with breakfast
twin - 35,00€ - Room with breakfast triplo - 45,00€ - Room with breakfast
They have restaurant and parking for cars
Estrada Nacional, 255, Quinta de Santiago, 7200 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: moira_leitao@sapo.pt / hospedariamoira.regmonsaraz@gmail.com

VILA PLANICIE – HOUSE TOURISM Contact: http://www.vilaplanicie.pt/
5% discount in the PVP Suite till 4 people with breakfast
Other accommodation without agreement and more far away

CASAS DO TELHEIRO – HOUSE TOURISM Location: Telheiro Village
Houses between 3 to 9 persons Contact: João Paulo Godinho - Tel. 962 454 986

BIO-OÁSIS MONSARAZ – HOUSE TOURISM http://www.biooasisdemonsaraz.pt/
O Gato www.residencialogato.com Email: info@residencialogato.com
Praça da Liberdade 13, 7200-370, Reguengos de Monsaraz Tel: 266502353
Email: info@residencialogato.com Tel: 266502353

Solar do Alqueva www.solardealqueva.pt
Rua São Marcos do Campo, 22 A, 7200-377 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: info@solardealqueva.pt Tel: 266 502 105

O Monte da AvĂł Chica (Telheiro) www.montedaavochica.com
Rua da Fonte 42 a 46, Telheiro, 7200-181, Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: geral@montedaavochica.com Tel: 266 557 015
Monreal Rua de Moçambique, 28, 7200 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email : geralmonreal@gmail.com Tel: 927 317 106 Tel: 966 863 577

Casa Dona AntĂłnia (Monsaraz) www.casadantonia-monsaraz.com
Rua Direita, 15, 7200 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: info@casadantonia-monsaraz.com Tel: (+351) 266 557 142

Estalagem (arrabalde) de Monsaraz www.estalagemdemonsaraz.com
Largo de São Bartolomeu, 5, 7200 Reguengos de Monsara
Email: info@estalagemdemonsaraz.com Tel: (+351) 266 557 112

B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
There are 2 international Airports:
Badajoz International Airport (Spain): 93 km
Lisbon International Airport (Portugal): 186 km

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 7 to 20 knots SW or SE. Air temperature: 18 0C. Water temperature: 170C.
D VENUE
Latitude: 38º 25´59.27” N; Longitude: 7º 21´0.16” W

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