Posted : 14th of September 2017

FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Italy, Gallipoli, 18-21 October '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 & European Series General 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 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 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 which is 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). Online entry will close on 13th October 2017.
4.5 An entry is not valid until the entry fee is 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 160 euro; except Youth entry fee is 130 euro.
5.2 A 30 euro discount will be deducted for entries received by 28th September 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 "FWECITA" 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 Tuesday 17 Oct
1600-1800 Registration & Training (all day)

Wednesday 18 Oct
0900-1100 Late Registration
1200 Skippers Meeting
1300 Racing

Thursday 19 Oct to Saturday 21 Oct
1000 Skippers Meeting 
1100 Racing

Saturday 21 Oct
1700 Last possible warning signal
1900 Prize giving

7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1100hrs, except on 18th October when first possible warning signal will be made at 1300hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will also be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector by the close 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 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 – see General Rules (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
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:
CLUB VELICO ECORESORT LE SIRENE’
+39 (0) 833 202536 • cvlesirene@carolihotels.it


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 Airports are:
• Airport of Bari “Karol Wojtyla”, about 180 kilometres from Gallipoli
• Airport of Brindisi “Papola Casale”, about 70 kilometres from Gallipoli
The Event Organizer can arrange, on request, shuttle service to and from the Airports and the Ecoresort Le Sirenè (Official Event Venue & Race Headquarter) and the other Caroli Hotels for people and race equipment.
For enquiries regarding travel, transportation or accommodation assistance, contact
FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Booking Centre at:
+39 (0) 833 202536 • booking@carolihotels.it

B ACCOMMODATION
Club Velico Ecoresort Le Sirenè proposes to all the competitors and their staff and supporters the following special offer valid in all the Caroli Hotels of Gallipoli: Ecoresort Le Sirenè (EVENT VENUE & RACE HEADQUARTER), and in the other two affiliated facilities as Bellavista Club and Joli Park Hotel in Gallipoli.
Note this is still medium-high tourist season in October, so book your accommodation in advance.
FULL BOARD TREATMENT IN ***S HOTEL • € 45,00 per person per night
Ecoresort Le Sirenè in Gallipoli will be the Official EVENT VENUE & RACE HEADQUARTER.
For any of the following hotels, please contact Caroli Hotels Booking Centre at:
+39 (0) 833 202536 • booking@carolihotels.it

Caroli Hotels - Ecoresort Le Sirenè ***S, Gallipoli • EVENT VENUE & RACE HEADQUARTER
Surrounded by the Natural Park “Isola di Sant’Andrea – Litorale di Punta Pizzo” in Gallipoli, south-east of Italy along the Ionian coast, 4 km from the centre of Gallipoli, Ecoresort Le Sirenè is the perfect place to host the guests of the Formula Windsurfing European Championships. It can accomodate up to about 350 people.
Website, Ecoresort Le Sirenè – Caroli Hotels • http://www.carolihotels.com/ecoresort-le-sirene/en/
Caroli Hotels - Bellavista Club ***S and Joli Park Hotel ***S, Gallipoli centre
In the centre of Gallipoli, the two of the Caroli Hotels are at a walking distance one from another: both on Corso Roma, the main road of Gallipoli, the two hotels can accomodate up to about 550 people. All of Gallipoli facilities are accessible at walking distances: Corso Roma with its shopping venues, the Old Town and its museums, the port and the two promenades.
Website, Bellavista Club – Caroli Hotels • http://www.carolihotels.com/bellavista-club/en/
Website, Joli Park Hotel – Caroli Hotels • http://www.carolihotels.com/joli-park-hotel/en/
Photogallery of Caroli Hotels’ Ecoresort Le Sirenè, Joli Park Hotel and Bellavista Club: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a1da8tu8s3djb9r/AAB30lKvZipoPsP8sby-Q04ga?dl=0

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

D VENUE
Ecoresort Le Sirenè ***S, Gallipoli • EVENT VENUE •
Surrounded by the Natural Park “Isola di Sant’Andrea – Litorale di Punta Pizzo” in Gallipoli, south-east of Italy along the Ionian coast, 4 km from the centre of Gallipoli, Ecoresort Le Sirenè is the perfect place to host the guests of the European Quidditch Cup 2018. It can accomodate up to about 350 people.
Website, Ecoresort Le Sirenè – Caroli Hotels
http://www.carolihotels.com/ecoresort-le-sirene/en/

Photogallery of Ecoresort Le Sirenè – Caroli Hotels: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a1da8tu8s3djb9r/AAB30lKvZipoPsP8sby-Q04ga?dl=0

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