Posted : 5th of April 2018

2018 Open Funboard Czech Championships

Croatia, Viganj, Peljesac, 23-28 July '18
The event held by the Czech Windsurfing Association and PSU “Peliska jedra”

1. EVENT
The 2018 Open Funboard Czech Championships will be held from Monday July 23rd to Saturday July 28nd in Viganj, PeljeĹĄac, Croatia.

2. ORGANISER
The Event will be organized by the Czech Windsurfing Association (CWA) in cooperation with PĹ U “PeliĹĄka jedra” as the national authority and the Czech Sailing Association, the holder of the “Czech Championships” copyright.

3. VENUE AND CONDITIONS
3.1 The event will be held in Viganj village on PeljeĹĄac peninsula, Croatia.
3.2 In July, weather conditions are usually as follows: average winds 10-25 knots, flat or little choppy water, sunny weather.

4. RULES
4.1 The following regulations shall apply:
4.1.1 The 2013-2018 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and Appendix B – Windsurfing Competition Rules;
4.1.2 The IFCA Class Rules and Championship Rules; and
4.1.3 This Notice of Race (NOR) and the Sailing Instructions (SIS);
4.2 The competitors shall attend daily skipper´s meeting, the opening & closing ceremonies and the prize awards ceremony.
4.3 All information about the races, especially the times of single heats and races, will be displayed on an official race board at the place of races.

5. RACE CLASSES
5.1 Races will be held in the following classis: Slalom (Czech Championships), Formula Windsurfing (Czech Championships), BIC Techno 293 (International Race – slalom and course).
5.2 Each class will be held only in case of 5 or more entries. 5.3 Organizing authority may decedide to have a separately race for women one at least 10 entries have been recieved.

6. CATEGORIES
6.1 Gender: Men (A); Women (B)
6.2 Age: Youth, Seniors, Masters, Grandmasters
6.3 BIC: U13, U15, U17, Techno Plus
Each category will be held only in case of 5 or more entries.
Note: for the Chzech championships to be valid there shall be at least 10 entries (see SI.18.13),

7. ENTRY FEES
Discipline slalom – 50 €
Discipline course – 50 €
Both disciplines – 80 €
Bic Techno 293 – 50 €

8. EQUIPMENT
8.1 All competitors will bring their own equipment.
8.2 Only boards listed on the ISAF Production Board list may be used for this Championship.
8.3 BIC Techno 293 must conform to the class rules.

9. MEASUREMENT
It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to the Class Rules.

10. SAIL INSIGNIA
National inscriptions & sail numbers shall be of a contrast color to the body of the sail; they shall be placed immediately above the event’s logo and in compliance with the RRS Appendix G. All sails shall also comply with the national letter system according to the RRS 77 and Appendix G.

11. BUOYANCY
Competitors under 18 years shall wear a personal flotation device all the time they are afloat. For other competitors wearing a personal flotation device is strictly reccomended For BIC Techno 293 class is life vest obligatory.

12. LIABILITY
The competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The CWA and PĹ U or any of their officials or representatives or the partners 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. Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk.

13. COURSES
The race course will be every day specified at a skippers’ meeting and the course map will be displayed on the official race board.
Downwind slalom course is planned. Windward/leeward course will be standard for Formula Windsurfing a BIC Techno classes. Bic Techno will have separate W mark.

14. SCORING
The RRS low point scoring system shall apply.

15. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS/EVENT PROGRAMME
The sailing instructions will be available on the official race board, together with the schedule. The organizer reserves the right to change the race program in case of urgency. Such change will be announced in a sufficient time advance on the official race board.

16. SCHEDULE
Monday, July 23
9.00-11.00 AM Registration
12.00 PM Opening ceremony and skippers’ meeting
2.00 PM First possible start

Tuesday, July 24 – Friday, July 27
12.00 AM Skippers’ meeting
13.30 AM First possible start

Saturday, July 28
9.30 AM Skippers’ meeting
11.00 AM First possible start
5.00 PM Last possible start
8.00 PM Closing ceremony

This schedule can be changed and all changes will be announced in a sufficient time advance on the official race board.

17. MEDALS AND PRIZES
18.1 Trophies/Medals may be awarded to the first three competitors in each class and in each category.
18.2 Prize money – amount to be specified later. 1000 € minimum
18.3 The man placing first in slalom class shall be called the Winner of the Open Slalom Czech Championships.
18.4 The man placing first in slalom class from the Czech Republic shall be called the Slalom Czech Republic Champion.
18.5 The woman placing first in slalom class shall be called the Winner of the Open Slalom Czech Championships.
18.6 The woman placing first in slalom class from the Czech Republic shall be called the Slalom Czech Republic Champion.
18.7 The man placing first in FW class shall be called the Winner of the Open Formula Windsurfing Race.
18.8 The man placing first in FW class from the Czech Republic shall be called the Formula Windsurfing Czech Republic Champion.
18.10 The woman placing first in FW class shall be called the Winner of the Open Formula Windsurfing Race.
18.11 The woman placing first in FW class from the Czech Republic shall be called the Formula Windsurfing Czech Republic Champion.
18.13 For any category of the Czech Championships there shall be at least 10.

18. TELEVISION AND MEDIA
In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organizing 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, without compensation.

19. BIBS/VESTS & COMPETITOR SAIL BRANDING
During the races, the competitors may be required by the organizers to wear bibs/vests carrying the event partners' branding and to carry the event partner's logo on their sails. The sticker may not be cut or trimmed in any way.

20. TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION
Transport and accommodation is not organized.

21. REGISTRATION AND RACE OFFICE
The registration and Race office during the regatta will be located in K2 bar close to the beach.
If you have any questions, please email them at marek.raska@gmail.com or darko.antunovic@gmail.com

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