Posted : 18th of January 2017

2017 Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters World Championships

Italy, Lago di Santa Croce, Belluno, Veneto, 26 June - 01 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 (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. World Sailing 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, all ages, including senior- born 1997 to 1980.
3.2 World Championship Age Divisions: Youth and Masters:
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 (born in or after 1998, not later than 2003).
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1981 or earlier).
3.3 Championship Prize Age sub-divisions:
3.3.1 A Junior shall be under the age of 17 (born in or after 2001, not later than 2003).
3.3.2 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1971 or earlier).
3.3.3 A Veteran shall be a man over the age of 55 (born 1961 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 World Sailing 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 Online entry will close on 19th June. An entry is not valid until paid.
4.5 The following shall be presented upon registration:
Evidence of valid third party insurance
Proof of age
Parental Permission Form - for those under age of 18

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee: is 190 euro; except Youth entry fee is 180 euro.
5.2 A 30 euro discount will be deducted for entries received by 29th May 2017.
5.3 Late entries received after 19th June will be charged a late fee of 20 euro.
5.4 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (euro).
5.5 Entry fees paid by bank transfer to:
Account Name: The International Windsurfing Association
Bank Details: Barclays Bank Plc, GB
IBAN: GB93 BARC 2008 4452 9772 99
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22
Please include "FWYMWC" in your payment advice and e-mail confirmation of payment to: iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Championship 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, with a maximum 15 races in the Championship.
6.4 Three races are required to validate a Championship.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Sat/Sun 24/25 June Early arrivals & training
Monday 26 June
1000-1600 Registration
1700 Skippers meeting
1800 Opening ceremony

Tuesday 27 June to Saturday 1 July
1000 First possible warning signal

Saturday 1 July
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 - “2017 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion”.
15.3 The first Master will be declared - “2017 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion”.
15.4 The first Woman will be declared - “2017 Formula Windsurfing Women’s Champion”.
15.5 The first senior will be declared - “2017 Santa Croce Formula Windsurfing 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: belluno@leganavale.it
Additional Information to follow – travel, transfers, accommodation, etc.

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