Posted : 19th of November 2018

2019 Formula & Raceboard Australian Championships

Australia, Myall Lakes, 20-24 January '19
1 RULES
1.1. The regatta will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2. RRS Appendix B: the Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR) shall apply.
1.3. Class Championship Rules shall apply.
1.4. The Class rules of the International Raceboard Association will apply.
1.5. The Class rules of the International Formula Windsurfing Class Association will apply.

2 ADVERTISING
All advertising will be in accordance with World Sailing Regulation.
3 CLASSES & DIVISIONS
3.1. The participating classes shall be Formula and Raceboard.
3.2. The participating divisions shall be
3.2.1. For Raceboard Class – Men, Women, Youth, Junior, Senior, Master, Grand Master, Veteran, 7.8m.
3.2.2. For Formula Class – Men, Women, Youth, Grand Master, Veteran, Legend, Free Formula.
3.3. Age Divisions Formula
3.3.1. A Junior shall be under the age of 17 (born in 2002 or after)
3.3.2. A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in 1999 or after).
3.3.3. A Senior shall be a man or woman over the age of 20 (born in 1998 or earlier).
3.3.4. A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (men born 1983 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 30 (women born 1988 or earlier).
3.3.5. A Grand Master shall be a man aged 45 or older (born in 1973 or earlier) or a woman aged 40 or older (born in 1978 or earlier).
3.3.6. A Veteran shall be a man aged 55 or older (born in 1963 or earlier) or a woman aged 50 or older (born in 1968 or earlier).
3.3.7. A Legend shall be a man aged 65 or older (born in 1953 or earlier) or a woman aged 60 or older (born in 1958 or earlier).
3.4. Age Divisions Raceboard
3.4.1. A Youth shall be under the age 19 (born in 2000 or after).
3.4.2. A Junior shall be a man or woman who is under the age of 23 (born in 1996 or after)
3.4.3. A Senior shall be a man or woman over the age of 23 (born in 1995 or earlier).
3.4.4. A Master shall be a man or a woman over the age of 40 (born 1978 or earlier)
3.4.5. A Grand Master shall be a man or a woman aged 50 or older (born in 1968 or earlier).
3.4.6. A Veteran shall be a man aged or a woman aged 60 or older (born in 1958 or earlier).
3.4.7. A Super Veteran shall be a man or a woman aged 65 or older (born in 1953 or earlier)
3.5. Weight Divisions (Raceboard)
3.5.1. Light weight - 69.9 kilo and below;
3.5.2. Medium weight - 70 to 85 kilo;
3.5.3. Heavy weight - 85.1 kilo and above.
3.5.4. Competitors weighing in close to or within + - 2 kg to the next weight division may choose in which division to participate.
3.6. 7.8 Sail Division (Raceboard)
3.6.1. For competitors registering 7.8m2 maximum sail size.
3.6.2. Competitors in this division will sail a shortened course.
3.7. Free Formula Division (Formula)

3.7.1. Competitors in this division will sail a shortened course.
3.7.2. All Youth will sail in the Free Formula division.
3.8. A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a class and/or division.

4 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1. Entry is open to all boards of the Raceboard and Formula Board classes.
4.2. Competitors shall be financial members of the Australian Windsurfing Association or a national Class Association which is a paid up member of the relevant international class association, or of the IWA. All competitors shall comply with World Sailing Eligibility Rules.
4.3. Australian competitors shall be financial members of AS and a club affiliated with AS through their relevant state MNA.
4.4. Eligible boards may fill in the attached Entry Form and make a direct deposit to:

St George
BSB 112-879
Account 028 376 181
Payee: Windsurfing New South Wales. Please use your surname as the transaction reference.
Once you have made the transfer please forward your completed Entry Form by email or post to:
lissamcm@gmail.com or Lissa McMillan, 5 Coleridge St Leichhardt 2040

4.5. Entries close at 2359 hours Wednesday 19 December 2018.
4.6. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the OA upon payment of the late entry fee, up until 1000 hours Sunday 20 January 2019.

5 FEES
5.1. The required fees are as follows:
Regatta Entry $260.00
Youth $150.00
Late entry additional $60.00
Non-sailors Tickets Welcome Night $40.00
Non-sailors Tickets Presentation $20.00

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1. Formula and Raceboard Championship shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event.
6.2. Formula and Raceboard classes will sail as fleets with separate starts.
6.3. All divisions in each class shall race together.
6.4. For Raceboard, there shall race a maximum 4 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.5. For Formula, there shall be a maximum of 5 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.6. Three races are required to validate the championship for each class.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1. The proposed schedule is as per below:
Saturday 19 January 2019
Registration 1400 – 1700

Sunday 20 January 2019
Registration 0800 - 0900
Competitors Briefing 0900 - 1030
Raceboard: 4 Races 1100
Formula: up to 5 Races
Welcome Night Function

Monday 21 January 2019
Raceboard: 4 Races
Formula: up to 5 Races 1100
Class Meetings 1730

Tuesday 22 January 2019
Raceboard: 4 Races
Formula: up to 5 Races 1100

Wednesday 23 January 2019
Raceboard: 4 Races
Formula: up to 5 Races 1100
Presentation/Closing Ceremony 1700

7.2. The start times for the second and succeeding races on each day will be as soon as practical after the
conclusion of the preceding race.
7.3. On Wednesday 23 January 2019 there will be no warning signal made after 1500hrs.

8 MEASUREMENT
The format for measurement will be as follows:
8.1. Please read the Raceboard and Formula class rules on the respective class websites.
8.2. Equipment shall only be replaced with the written permission of the Race Committee in consultation with the class measurer, which the entrant is only eligible for after submitting an Equipment
Substitution Form.

9 ORGANISING AUTHORITY
The Organising Authority (OA) will be the Windsurfing NSW, in conjunction with the Australian Windsurfing Association.

10 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available via the Regatta Website prior to the first day of the regatta and at Registration.

11 VENUE
11.1. The regatta will be held on Myall Lakes from the shore of the NRMA caravan park.
11.1.1. Attachment 1 shows the regatta harbor
11.1.2. Attachment 2 shows the racing area



12 COURSES
Courses will be Windward/Leeward configurations, as per the course diagrams details in the Sailing
Instructions.

12 SCORING
12.1. Scoring will be according to the WCR B8, and using the Low Points Scoring System. For the Formula Class, WCR B8. A2.1 shall be replaced by: “Each board’s series score shall be the total of her race scores with the number of her worst scores excluded as follows: 1-3 races, 0 excluded; 4-6 races, 1 excluded; 7-10 races, 2 excluded; 11-15 races, 3 excluded.”
12.2. An overall ranking will be published. The finishing positions for the Women, Youth, Master, Grandmaster, Veteran 7.8m, and Weight Divisions will be determined by their respective finishing position in the overall ranking.
12.3. Each class shall be scored separately.
12.4. The Oceanic and Australian Raceboard titles results will be scored together.

13 SUPPORT BOATS
13.1. If called upon support boats will be required to act as rescue boats.
13.2. Coaches supporting athletes at the Championship shall register with the OA prior to the
commencement of racing.

14 PRIZES
14.1. Medals and or prizes will be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted class.
14.2. The following titles shall be bestowed:
Australian Raceboard Champion (Male and Female)
Australian Formula Windsurfing Champion (Male and Female)

14.3. Other awards may be made at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

15 RADIO COMMUNICATION
15.1. Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio
communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

16 DISCAIMER OF ENTRY
16.1. It is the competitor’s sole decision to enter this event and to start and or to continue to compete. By way of entering, competitors acknowledge and agree that participation in this event can be dangerous and accept that their participation is at their exclusive risk in every respect. In addition, by way of entering competitors shall hold harmless the organising authority, its officers, members, servants and agents and all other competitors in respect of all liability for injury to their person and or loss or damage to their property howsoever arising from their participation or intended participation in this event and acknowledge and accept that the organising authority, its officers, members, servants, agents and other competitors accept no responsibility in respect to loss of life, personal injury or loss or damage to property which may be sustained by reason of a competitor’s participation or intended participation in this event or arising for whatever reason in connection with this event.
16.2. By participating in the Championship competitors automatically grant to the Organising Authority, the Class Associations and their sponsors, the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of the athlete during the period of competition without compensation.
16.3. Boats may be required to carry cameras, sound equipment or positioning equipment as specified by the Organising Authority.
16.4. Competitors may be required for interviews and press conferences at the Championship.

17 INSURANCE
17.1. Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $10m per event or equivalent. Members of AWA through their respective state class association automatically have their coverage.
17.2. AWA Membership of competitors will be checked at Registration.

18 FURTHER INFORMATION
18.1 Contact: Lissa lissamcm@gmail.com
18.2 Accommodation is available on site at NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park. Offers a range of accommodation from unpowered camping sites to luxury cabins. It will be a great vibe with us all staying there. https://www.nrmaparksandresorts.com.au/myall-shores/ ph 02 4997 4457 email myallshores@nrmaparksandresorts.com.au Make sure you ask for Robyn and quote AWA.

Other options
• Myall Lakes National Park camping – 02 6951 0300 or see
https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/boomericampground
• Bombah Point Eco Cottages – 02 4997 4401 or see http://www.bombah.com.au/
• Bulladelah, Tea Gardens, Hotel, Motels, Holiday rentals etc

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