Posted : 14th of February 2017

2017 Formula Windsurfing World Championship

Germany, Westerland, Sylt, 29 May - 05 June '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, as amended by the Sailing Instructions.
1.3 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.5 Separate slalom and wave competitions may also take place as addition to the FW championship if suitable conditions exist for those disciplines. Formula racing will take precedence when suitable conditions exist for racing (For further details see appendix E – Handling of Other Disciplines).

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 Divisions: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions:
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in or after 1998 and not later than 2002).
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1981 or earlier).
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1971 or earlier).
3.3 FW Weight Division: Lightweight is a male competitor who weighs less than 75kg.
3.4 A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a division.

4 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1 All competitor 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 international class association (IFWC), or of the IWA. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 Eligible competitors may enter online https://registration.internationalwindsurfing.com/en/events/register/id/83 - credit/debit card or bank transfer payment required. Online entry will close on 22nd May.
4.4 An entry is not valid until it is paid.
4.5 The following shall be presented upon registration:
• Evidence of valid third party insurance
• Proof of age
• Parental Permission Form http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/userfiles/documents/Parental_Permission_Form_FW_Worlds_2017_Germany.pdf - for those under age of 18
• Deposit of 20 euro for the event lycra (will be refunded when the lycra is returned undamaged after the prize giving)

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee is: 190 euro; except youth is 160 euro.
5.2 A 30 euro discount will be deducted for entries received by 30th April 2017.
5.3 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (euro).
5.4 Late entries received at registration will be surcharged 20 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 "FWWC" in your payment advice and e-mail confirmation of
payment to: iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The championship shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event.
6.2 Men and women may race together.
6.3 Competitors shall race a maximum 4 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series. Three races are required to validate the Championship.

7 SCHEDULE
Sat/Sun 27/28 May Arrival & Training

Monday 29 May
1000-1600 Registration
1800 Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 30 May
1100 First possible warning signal
to Monday 5 June

Monday 5 June
1500 Last possible warning signal
1700 Prize giving ceremony

Monday 5 June Departure

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

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection https://eu.jotform.com/build/60396130644958 Form which will also be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector by the end of registration.
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.

9 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions (SI’s) will be available upon registration. 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 in accordance with WCR Appendix N. There shall be no appeal from their decisions in accordance with WCR 70.5.

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A except as amended by the relevant class 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).

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division.
15.2 The first man or woman will be declared - “2017 Formula Windsurfing World Champion”.
15.3 There shall be a prize fund of 10,000 euro (net of taxes) which shall be distributed according to IFWC Rules.

16 OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
Competitors are requested to attend the event’s social functions; including the opening and closing ceremonies. 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 shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 1,000,000 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 the event site.
20.2 For further information please contact:

Choppy Water GmbH, Brammersoll 2, 24235 Stein, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0) 4343 / 4946420 Email: event@choppywater.de
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.

A TRAVEL & TRANSFER
See Travelling & Accommodation Info

B ACCOMMODATION
See Travelling & Accommodation Info

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 5 to 35 knots; Air temperature: 150C to 250C; Water temperature: 160C

D VENUE - RACING AREA
See event website http://windsurfcup.de/

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