Posted : 15th of January 2018

Monsaraz Windsurf Festival 2018

Portugal, Monsaraz, 29 March - 01 April '18

1 RULES
1.1 Organized by Clube Naval de Portimão with the coordination of Associação
Formula Windsurfing Portugal and with the sponsoring and support of the City Hall
of Reguengos de Monsaraz, with the legal support of Portuguese Sailing
Federation and Real Spanish Federation.
1.2 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing –
Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
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. ISAF 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 CLASSES AND DIVISIONS
3.1 FORMULA WINDSURFING
3.1.1 OPEN and SPORT
3.1.2 Gender Divisions: Men and Women.
3.1.3 Age Divisions:
3.1.3.1 A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in or after 1999).
3.1.3.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1983 or earlier)
3.1.3.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1973 or earlier)
3.1.3.4 A veteran shall be a man over the age of 55 (born 1963 or earlier)
3.1.4 A minimum of 3 competitors is required to constitute a division.
3.2 RACEBOARD
3.2.1 OPEN
3.2.2 Gender Divisions: Men and Women.
3.2.3 Age Divisions:
3.1.3.1 A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in or after 1999).
3.1.3.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1983 or earlier)
3.1.3.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1973 or earlier)
3.1.3.4 A veteran shall be a man over the age of 55 (born 1963 or earlier)
3.1.4 A minimum of 3 competitors is required to constitute a division.

4 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF 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 by sending the inscription sheet (Entry Form) to:
afwportugal@gmail.com by the 18th MARCH 2018.
4.4 The following shall be presented upon registration:
· Evidence of valid third party insurance
· Proof of age

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee is : 25,00 euro’s for Portuguese FW and 40,00€ for
foreigners FW and Raceboard competitors.
5.2 Entry registration received after 18 of March of 2018 will be 60,00 euro.
5.3 All Entry fees and other values will be paid at the registration in cash (euro).
5.4 Resume of values to pay in the first day of the event


6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The MONSARAZ WINDSURF FESTIVAL 2018 shall be a double discipline,
RACEBOARD and FORMULA WINDSURFING, “open entry” event. OPEN and SPORT
for Formula Windsurfing and OPEN for RACEBOARD categories.
6.2 Men and women may race together.
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
Thursday 29 March
09.30-11.00 Registration
12.30 Skippers Meeting
13.30 First Possible Warning Signal
20.00 Free event dinner for competitors (Centro Nautico Monsaraz)

Friday 30 March
12.00 Racing

Saturday 31 March
12.00 Racing
20.30 Free event OFFICIAL dinner for competitors and family

Sunday 01 April
12.00 Racing
16.00 Last possible warning signal
17.00 Prize giving ceremony

7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 12.00hrs, except the first
day when the warning signal will be displayed at 1330hrs. Every day Last possible
race start will be at 18.00, except in the last day of the event that will be at 16.00m
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting on other racing days at 11.00hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be
returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the start of competition.
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.
8.4 It is MANDATORY to put the Sticker of the SPONSOR of the event in all the sail´s of
each Competitor, if not the competitor will be DISQUALIFIED.

9 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions (SI’s) will be available upon registration.

10 COURSES
Courses will be as described in the sailing instructions.

11 PROTEST COMMITTEE
A Protest Committee will be appointed in accordance with WCR 91 ( a).

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, except for discards which will be
as follows: 1>3 races 0 discard; 4>6 races 1 discard; 7>10 races 2 discards; 11 or
more races 3 discards.

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 will be awarded to the first five competitors in the overall ranking Formula
Windsurfing and Raceboard.
15.2 Prizes will be awarded to the first Woman, Youth, Master, Grandmaster and
Veteran (Formula Windsurfing and Raceboard) and the three first FORMULA
WINDSURFING SPORT category. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of
the organiser.

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.
Official dinner - Saturday 29 of March at 20.30.

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
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 Monsaraz/Centro NĂĄutico
20.2 For further information please contact: Vasco Chaveca
Tel: + 351 96 633 76 64 Email: afwportugal@gmail.com
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET

A ACCOMMODATION
Camping at the event site near the Race office (Centro Nautico de Reguengos),
with WC and HOT SHOWER. There is a variety of holiday-rental, in Reguengos de
Monsaraz and near the event;

A Moira
www.quintadesantiago.net
They have restaurant and parking for cars
Estrada Nacional, 255, Quinta de Santiago, 7200 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: moira_leitao@sapo.pt / hospedariamoira.regmonsaraz@gmail.com
Tel: 266 502 263

VILA PLANICIE – HOUSE TOURISM
Suite till 4 people with breakfast
Contact: http://www.vilaplanicie.pt/

CASAS DO TELHEIRO – HOUSE TOURISM
Houses between 3 to 9 persons
Contact: João Paulo Godinho - Tel. 962 454 986 Location: Telheiro Village

BIO-OÁSIS MONSARAZ – HOUSE TOURISM
Contact: http://www.biooasisdemonsaraz.pt/

O Gato www.residencialogato.com
Praça da Liberdade 13, 7200-370, Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: info@residencialogato.com Tel: 266502353

Solar do Alqueva www.solardealqueva.pt
Rua São Marcos do Campo, 22 A, 7200-377 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: info@solardealqueva.pt Tel: 266 502 105

O Monte da AvĂł Chica (Telheiro) www.montedaavochica.com
Rua da Fonte 42 a 46, Telheiro, 7200-181, Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: geral@montedaavochica.com Tel: 266 557 015

Monreal
Rua de Moçambique, 28, 7200 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email : geralmonreal@gmail.com Tel: 927 317 106 Tel: 966 863 577

Casa Dona AntĂłnia (Monsaraz) www.casadantonia-monsaraz.com
Rua Direita, 15, 7200 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Email: info@casadantonia-monsaraz.com Tel: (+351) 266 557 142

Estalagem (arrabalde) de Monsaraz www.estalagemdemonsaraz.com
Largo de São Bartolomeu, 5, 7200 Reguengos de Monsara
Email: info@estalagemdemonsaraz.com Tel: (+351) 266 557 112

B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
There are 2 international Airports:
Badajoz International Airport (Spain): 93 km
Lisbon International Airport (Portugal): 186 km

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 07 to 25 knots SW or SE
Air temperature: 18 0C. Water temperature: 170C.

D VENUE
Latitude: 38º 25´59.27” N; Longitude: 7º 21´0.16” W
Race office and Race zone
Race Office (Centro NĂĄutico Reguengos de Monsaraz) and Camping area.

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