Posted : 24th of July 2017

Formula & Raceboard Nordic Championships

Finland, Yyteri, 27-29 July '17
1. EVENT
1.1 The Championships will be held from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017.
1.2 This Championship is an FW Level 2 World Ranking Event – Event Factor 1

2. ORGANISER
2.1 The Championships will be organized by Finnish Boardsailing Association (Suomen Purjelautaliitto SPLL ry, FBA) with co-operation of SegelfĂśreningen i BjĂśrneborg (BSF).

3. VENUE
3.1 The event will be based at Yyteri, Pori, Finland
3.2 Yyteri is located ca. 16 km from the city of Pori
3.3 Conditions to be expected – winds 10-30 knots, water temperature 10-18 Celsius degrees, air temperature 15-27 C, waves normally 0-2,0 metres in July.

4. RULES
4.1 The 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing.
4.1.1 Formula Windsurfing Class Rules.

4.1.2 Raceboard Class Rules.
4.1.3 No National Authority prescriptions will apply.
4.2 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions (SI’s), the SI’s shall take precedence.
4.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

5. ADVERTISING
5.1 ISAF Regulation 20 – Advertising Code – shall apply.
5.2 Competitors may be required to carry advertising for event sponsors – both on their sails, and on a lycra vest if supplied by the organizer.

6. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
6.1 Finnish competitors shall be members of a National Class Association.

6.2 Entries shall be made on site. Registration will be open on Wednesday 26th July at 11:00 – 18:00 hrs and on Thursday 27th July at 09:00 – 10:30 hrs
6.3 Competitors shall provide the following documentation prior to completing registration formalities on site:
- Evidence of valid third party insurance
- Proof of age
- Parent Permission Form – for those under age of 18
6.6 Coaches and team support personnel shall provide the following documentation prior to completing registration formalities on site:
- Boat Driving Licence (if applicable)
- Evidence of valid third party insurance

7. FEES
7.1 The Entry Fee is as follows: € 90 (Junior participants € 70) paid on site.

7.2 The Entry Free includes: participation, the use of shower, sauna and toilet facilities at Surfcenter, lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

8. RACING FORMAT, CLASSES & DIVISIONS

8.1.1 The Championship shall be an “open entry” event.
8.1.2 There may be separate prizes for, Junior, Youth, Senior, Master, Grand Master, Women and Lightweight/ Heavyweight Men’s divisions.
8.1.3 Men and women may race separately, depending on entry numbers.
8.1.4 The maximum “fleet size” shall be 100.
8.1.5 It will be 1 starting fleet for each class.
8.1.6 A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2016.
8.1.7 A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2016.
8.1.8 Junior (C) is a boy or girl who is under the age of 17.
8.1.9 A Youth (D) shall be under the age of 20.
8.1.10 A Master (F) is a man who has reached the age of 35 or for a woman, 30.

9. SCHEDULE
9.1 Event Schedule

Wednesday 26th June, 2017

11:00 – 18:00 Registration on site

Thursday 27thJune, 2017

09.00hrs-10.30 Registration
11.30 Skippers Meeting
12.30 Racing

Friday 28thJune, 2017

10.00 Skippers Meeting
11.00 Racing



Saturday 29thJune, 2017

10.00 Skippers Meeting
11.00 Racing
19.00 Last possible warning signal
21.00 (tentiatively) Price Giving Ceremony

9.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 10.55hrs, except the first day at 12.25hrs.
9.3 The racing schedule may be altered, and is governed by the SI’s.

10. EQUIPMENT
10.1 It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to its Class Rules, and an Equipment Registration Form is returned to the race office during registration.
10.2 Equipment checks may be made throughout the event.
10.3 Competitors shall bring their own equipment.

11. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
11.1 The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.

12. COURSES
12.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the Sailing Instructions and will be posted on the official notice board on the day of racing.

13. SCORING
13.1 Scoring will be in accordance with WCR Appendix A using the “Low Points Scoring System.”

13.2 In alteration to WCR Appendix A2 the following applies for excluding scores:

1-3 races - 0 excluded

4-6 races – 1 excluded

7-10 races – 2 excluded

11-15 races – 3 excluded

14. STORAGE OF EQUIPMENT
14.1 Please note that each competitor has his/her own responsibility of storing and safekeeping of his/her equipment during the regatta.

The organizer takes no legal responsibility for damage or theft.

15. MEDALS AND PRIZES
15.1 Medals shall be awarded in each class/division that constitutes an approved Nordic Championship. (Limitations apply ref 4.1.3)
15.2 Medals/trophees shall be awarded to the first three competitors, in each class/division.
15.3 The first man and woman in the championship, shall be known as the Nordic Champion.

16. BUOYANCY
16.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed every competitor and support boat crew member shall wear, above the waist, a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50)

16.2 Personal buoyancy is mandatory for all competitors under the age of 18 years and all boat crew members.

16.3 Personal buoyancy may be set mandatory if weather conditions require it.

17. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
17.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The organiser, FBA or any of their officials or representatives or any sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result.
17.2 Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk. Notice is drawn to RRS 4.

18. INSURANCE
18.1 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 300,000 Euro.

19. MEDIA
19.1 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 Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.

20. INFORMATION ACCOMMODATION
A wide range of accommodation is available in Pori, Yyteri area:

20.1 Spahotel Yyteri

20.2 Yyteri Camping

20.3 Other accommodation posibbilities, Visit Yyteri

21. TRAVEL
21.1 Flights to Helsinki, by car, train or bus to Pori, Yyteri

21.2 By ship/ ferry from Estonia to Helsinki or from Stockholm, Sweden to Turku and continue by car

22.2. Train timetables here, Bus timetables here,and here ferries’ timetables for Viking Line, Tallink Silja and Finnlines


22. CONTACT INFORMATION

22.1 Event organiser, FBA/ Sanna Päivärinta, tel. +358 (0)40 150 6464, sanna.paivarinta@gmail.com

22.2 Event location, Yyteri Surfcenter: surfkeskus@purjelautaliitto.fi, tel. +358 (0)50 512 1366, address: Sipintie 1, 28840 PORI, FINLAND, map coordinates (Google Map) 61.570428, 21.515021

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