Posted : 11th of July 2017

2017 Formula Windsurfing European Championships

Latvia, Karosta Harbour, Liepaja, 24-27 August '17
2017 FORMULA WINDSURFING MENS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - LATVIA
2017 FORMULA WINDSURFING YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - LATVIA
2017 FORMULA WINDSURFING WOMENS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - LATVIA
2017 FORMULA WINDSURFING MASTERS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LATVIA
http://liepajaeuropeans2017.formulawindsurfing.org/

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 & European Series General 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 organisers during media interviews and during the prize giving.

3 DIVISIONS
3.1 Gender Division: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions for European Championship titles: Youth (men) and Masters (men):
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 (born 1998 or later).
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1981 or earlier).
3.3 Age sub-divisions, for prizes not titles:
3.3.1 A Junior shall be under the age of 17 (born in or after 2001).
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 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). Online entry will close on 20th August 2017.
4.4 An entry is not valid until the entry fee is paid.
4.4 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 160 euro; except Youth entry fee is 130 euro.
5.2 A 30 euro discount will be deducted for entries received by 31st July 2017.
5.3 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (euro).
5.4 Entry fees for the Championship 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 "FWECLAT" 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, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.4 Three races are required to validate the event.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1
Wednesday 23 Aug
1600-1800 Registration & Training
2000 Opening ceremony

Thursday 24 Aug
0900-1000 Late Registration
1000 Skippers Meeting
1100 Racing

Friday 25 Aug to Sunday 27 Aug
0930 Skippers Meeting 
1100 Racing

Sunday 27 Aug
1600 Last possible warning signal
1800 Prize giving

7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1100hrs.

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. 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 PROTEST COMMITTEE
A Protest Committee will be appointed.

12 SCORING
Event scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, except for discards which shall be according to IFWC Championship Rules. Series scoring will be according to the General Rules – see NoR #1.2.

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 crew and, if required, competitors shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard ISO 12402-5 (level 50).

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division or sub division.

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
Registration will be in the race office at the club. For further information contact: Janis Jekabsons Email: info@rietumkrasts.lv Mobile : +371 29490993

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.

A - TRAVEL & TRANSFER
A wide range of scheduled and charter flights are available from all over Europe. The nearest international Airport is Liepaja 10 km, Palanga 70 km, Riga 220km.
For enquiries re travel, transportation or accommodation assistance, contact
Janis Jekabsons mobile : +371 29490993 Email:info@rietumkrasts.lv

B - ACCOMMODATION
Hotel LĪVA , Liela str. 11, Liepaja, www.liva.lv ph.+371 63420102
e-mail info@liva.lv
booking.com airbnb.com

C - PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 10 to 20 knots; onshore or offshore. Air temp: 200C. Water temp: 150C.

D - VENUE
Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts, Katedrales street 8/18, Liepaja, Karosta


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