Posted : 18th of February 2019

Formula Windsurfing Foil World Championship (FFWC)

Poland, Puck, 30 June - 06 July '19
1 RULES
1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Edition (WCR).
1.2 The International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC) Class Rules and IFWC Foil Championship Rules apply.
1.3 The Championship is for competitors racing on Formula boards in FOIL division.
1.4 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.5 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 in FFWC
3.1 Gender Divisions: Men and Women.
3.2 Age Divisions Championship:
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 - born 2000 or later.
3.2.2 A Master shall be a competitor over the age of 40 - born 1978 or earlier.
3.2.3 A Senior shall be a competitor born 1979 or later, but not later than 1999.
3.2.4 A Grand Master shall be a competitor over the age of 50 - born 1968 or earlier.
3.2.5 A Veteran shall be a competitor over the age of 60 - born 1958 or earlier.
3.3 A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a division.

4 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1 Entries shall meet the requirements of World Sailing Regulation 19-Eligibility Code.
4.2 Competitors shall be members of a National Class Association which is a paid up member of the international class association, or of the IWA. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 Eligible competitors may enter online - payment by credit/debit card or bank transfer required.
4.4 Online entry will close on 24th June 2019.
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 220 euro.
5.2 A 30 euro discount will be deducted for entries paid by 1st June 2019.
5.3 Late entries accepted after 24th June, at event registration, may be charged a late fee of 20 euro.
5.4 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (euro).
5.5 Entry fees 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 "FFWC" in your payment advice and e-mail confirmation of payment to: iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Championships shall be a racing, “open entry”, events.
6.2 Men and women may race separately.
6.3 Competitors shall race a maximum 5 races per day, in a maximum 30 race series.
6.4 Three races are required to validate the event.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Saturday 29 June
Early arrivals & training
Sunday 30 June
1000-1500 Registration & practice race
1800 Opening ceremony
Monday 1 July to Saturday 6 July
1000 Racing
Saturday 6 July
1700 Last possible warning signal
1900 Prize giving

7.2 There may be a daily skippers meeting on racing days one hour before the first possible warning signal.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form 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.
8.4 Only boards approved by World Sailing and published on the Formula Production Board List may be used in this championship. New registrations may be accepted and a final list will be published on the event website no later than 30th April.
8.5 A board on the current Production Board List may be modified by the fitting of a box designed to take a Foil. The board cannot be modified in any other way. For further information contact – fw@internationalwindsurfing.com

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 INTERNATIONAL JURY
An International Jury may be appointed. The decisions of the International Jury shall be final in accordance with Appendix N and RRS 70.5.

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, except for discards which shall be according to Formula Foil Championship Rules.

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). However, it is mandatory that every competitor wear a suitable helmet and impact vest at all times whilst afloat.

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first 3 competitors of a properly constituted division.
15.2 The first competitor in the FFWC ranking will be declared - “2019 Formula Windsurfing Foiling World Champion”.
15.3 A prize fund of 10,000 euro (net of taxes) will be distributed according to IFWC Championship Rules.

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 RISK STATEMENT
17.1 Rule 4 of the WCR states: “The responsibility for a board’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone.” Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
17.1.1 They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves and their board to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
17.1.2 They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their board and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
17.1.3 They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
17.1.4 Their board and equipment is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
17.1.5 The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the race organizer does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
17.1.6 The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
17.1.7 The fact that the Race Committee conducts inspections, or not, of a board and equipment does not reduce the responsibilities of each competitor set out in this Notice of Race.

18 INSURANCE
Each participating competitor/support boat driver shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 1,500,000 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: Boat Club MOKSiR al. Lipowa 1, 84-100 Puck, Poland GPS Coordinates: 54° 43' 20.0712'' N; 18° 25' 4.6164'' E
For further information contact: Agnieszka Dudzińska
Email: aagnieszkadudzinska94@gmail.com or duda777@o2.pl
Phone: 00 48 517 125 867

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.

A TRAVEL & TRANSFER
The nearest airport is GDANSK LECH WALESA AIRPORT (GDN), and is 45 km from the place where the event will take place Puck.
https://goo.gl/maps/2ygvLDa7pi72
Standard price for the one way transfer from the Airport to the Races Site cost around 250 PLN (60€) price for one Bus.

B ACCOMMODATION
http://miastopuck.pl/baza-noclegowa/

C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 10 to 30 knots Air temp: 16 0C to 22 0C. Water temp: 160C to 200C

D VENUE – RACING AREA
Bay of Puck

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