Posted : 18th of January 2017

2017 Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters World Championships

Italy, Lago di Santa Croce, Belluno, Veneto, 26 June - 01 July '17

Amended 30th May

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 The prescriptions of the Italian Sailing Federation will apply as stated in NoR 4.2.
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 FIV Prescriptions 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 will apply. All the Italian competitors shall be FIV members and have a valid medical certificate. Italian competitors who are under 12 years of age at the start of the Event are not eligible to compete.
4.3 Competitors shall be members of a National Class Association whichis a paid up member of the relevant international class association, or of the IWA. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.4 Eligible competitors may enter online - payment by credit/debit card or bank transfer required.
4.5 Online entry will close on 19th June. An entry is not valid until paid.
4.6 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
1300 - 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.

20th of November 2017The 15th annual running of the Inlet to Inlet Long Distance Race

This will be the 15th year of the i-to-i!

14th of November 2017Formula returns to Lagos

The class returns to Lagos, Portugal, in april 2018 for its Youth and Masters World Championships.

30th of October 20172017 Formula Windsurfing European Championship Results

1.Michal Polanowski POL-16
2.Hubert Mokrzycki POL-25
3.Sean O'Brien AUS-120
Check out full ranking three events that took place in 2017 - Sopot, Liepaja, Gallipoli.

28th of October 20172017 FW Europeans in Gallipoli

Polanowski was too good, taking Race 8 and 9 wins bringing his haul to 8 out of 9 race bullets and the winner of the event and 2017 European Champion.

14th of July 2017FORMULA WORLDS 2017 Youth & Masters highlights

1st of July 2017Ennio Dal Pont and Janis Preiss are crowned 2017 Formula Windsurfing World Champions

Ennio Dal Point the local boy here - from The Netherlands - wins the Youth division and Janis Preiss from Latvia the Masters after 5 days of great racing conditions in the Lake of Santa Croce.

19th of June 2017Agenda for 2017 AGM of the IWA Class

Will be held on Thursday 29th June 2017, after racing. Venue and Time: TBC (posted on the ONB), Santa Croce, Italy.

15th of June 2017Wojciech Brzozowski wins the ERGO Hestia European Championships

POL 10 is one step closer to claiming the title after winning in Sopot.

5th of June 2017Vincent Langer becomes Formula Windsurfing World Champion 2017

14 races on five event days is the result of the 2017 Formula Windsurfing World Championships that took place during the Multivan Summer Opening on Sylt.

2nd of June 2017Notice of 2017 AGM in Santa Croce, Italy

The meeting is scheduled for the evening of Thursday 29th June - but it will be confirmed when the Agenda is published on or around 15th June.

2nd of June 2017An Interview with Steve Allen

Steve Allen (AUS-0) who has been one of the worldwide top windsurfers for over 20 years.

24th of May 2017AICW withdrew the number of ITA 872

Roberto Boschetti "Bosco" died 16th September 2015 during a short ride in MTB.

24th of May 20172017 Youth & Masters World Championships remainder

A reminder to all Formula racers regarding the 2017 Youth & Masters World Championships.

24th of May 2017ERGO Hestia Championships - press conference

ERGO Hestia Championships is the first in a series of three events of the Formula Windsurfing European Championships.

18th of April 2017Sopot ready to welcome Formula Windsurfers

Formula Windsurfing is coming back to Poland for the Europeans.

3rd of April 2017ERGO Hestia Formula Windsurfing European Championships – Poland

In the upcoming season of 2017, Sopot Sailing Club ERGO Hestia will once again host a European-level event. This time the Europeans, which are set to take place from the 11th to 15th of June 2017.

3rd of March 2017Carmim Lago Alqueva FW 2017

Once again the CARMIM LAGO ALQUEVA FW 201, was a amazing success on land, because for the second time in a row, as we didn't have a lot of wind in the 4 days of competition.

27th of February 2017First day of Carmim Lago Alqueva FW 2017

14th of February 2017 Formula Windsurfing World Championships in Germany. Enter online now!

The event will take place from May 29th to June 05th in Westerland on Sylt.

8th of February 2017General Meeting approves change to Production Board Rule

The committee approved a change from 50 boards to 25 boards required to commit to producing by brand registering a design with World Sailing.