Posted : 29th of December 2016

2017 Formula Windsurfing Hellenic National Cup

Greece, Patras (Drepano-Valtos), 20-23 July '17
1 RULES

1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules
1.2 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2 ADVERTISING

Boards may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. World Sailing Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ will apply.

3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1 The event is open to all Formula and Formula Experience Windsurfing boards
3.2 Competitors shall be members of a National Formula Windsurfing Class Association which is a paid up member of the IFWC or of the IFWC. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
3.3 Eligible competitors may enter by completing the attached forms and sending it together with the required entry fee to the Hellenic Formula Windsurfing Association, C/O Christian Frey, info@formula-windsurfing-association.gr by 19th July 2017.
3.4 The following shall be presented upon registration
Original Entry Form
Proof of Entry Fee payment
Evidence of valid third party insurance
Proof of age
Parental/legal Guardian Assent for those under age of 18
Medical Treatment Permission - for those under age of 18 or on their parents medical insurance policy

3.5 Coaches and team support personnel may enter by completing the attached forms and sending it to the Hellenic Formula Windsurfing Association by 19th July 2017
The following shall be presented upon registration
Original Coach Entry Form
Boat Driving Licence (if applicable)
Evidence of valid third party insurance

4 FEES

4.1 The required fees are as follows: Boards: € 60
Coaches and team support personnel: no charge
4.2 Entry fees paid upon registration shall be paid in cash

5 RACE FORMAT

5.1 The event shall be a single discipline “open entry” event for men and women.
5.2 Men and women may race separately, depending on entry numbers.

6 SCHEDULES

20th July
09:00-12:00 Registration
12:15 Competitors briefing
13:00 Racing
21th July
11:00 Competitors briefing
12:00 Racing
22nd July
11:00 Competitors briefing
12:00 Racing
23rd July
11:00 Competitors briefing
12:00 Racing
19:00 prize giving and closing ceremony

6.1 On the 22nd of July no warning signal will be made after 18:00
6.2 15 races are scheduled. Not more than 5 races will be sailed on each day.

7 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION

7.1 To complete registration, the Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available from the race office, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the start of competition.
7.2 Equipment inspections may be made during the event.
7.3 Upon completion of registration and until the end of the event, at all times when ashore except when launching and retrieving, all equipment shall be kept in their assigned places at event site. Removal of any equipment from the event site requires prior written approval from the race committee. Access to equipment in the storage area during certain hours, including hours of darkness may be restricted.
7.4 Unless otherwise directed by the organizing authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.

8 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available upon registration and will be published on the class website, www.formula-windsurfing-association.gr

9 COURSES

Details will be provided with the sailing instructions.

10 SCORING

10.1 Three races are required to be completed to constitute a series
10.2 When fewer than four races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores
10.3 When from four to six races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score
10.4 When from seven to ten races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores
10.5 When eleven or more races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her three worst scores

11 SUPPORT BOATS

Support boats shall be registered at the race office

12 SAFETY

12.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50)
12.2 Personal buoyancy is mandatory for all competitors under 17 years of age.

13 PRIZES

13.1 Prizes will 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.
13.2 The first man and the first woman in the overall ranking will be announced “Formula Windsurfing Hellenic Champion”.
13.3 More prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organizing authority
13.4 Age divisions, as per Formula Windsurfing Championship Rules.

14 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.

15 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk. See rule 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.

16 INSURANCE

Each participating board and each registered coach boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of € 450.000 per event or the equivalent.

17 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.

18 FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact Christian Frey, info@formula-windsurfing-association.gr

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