Posted : 29th of December 2019

Formula Foil & Formula Windsurfing south American Championships

Argentina, Potrerillos lake, Mendoza, 11-15 March '20
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 Championship
Rules apply.
1.3 The event includes Championship racing on Formula boards in both FIN (FWSA)
and FOIL (FFSA) divisions. FIN and FOIL divisions will race separately.
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
3.1 Equipment Divisions: Foil (FFSA) and Fin (FWSA).
3.2 Gender Divisions: Men and Women
3.3 Age Divisions:
3.3.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 - born 2001 or later.
3.3.2 A Master shall be a competitor over the age of 40 - born 1979 or earlier.
3.3.3 A Senior shall be born 1980 or later, but not later than 2000.
3.3.4 A Grand Master shall be a competitor over the age of 50 - born 1969 or earlier.
3.3.5 A Veteran shall be a competitor over the age of 60 - born 1959 or earlier.
3.4 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 relevant 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 5th March 2020.
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 entry fee for FWSA or FFSA is 100 US$ for entries received by 26th February.
5.2 Late entries after 26th February require an entry fee of 150 US$.
5.3 Entry fees may be paid in cash at event registration – US$.
5.4 Entry fees paid by bank transfer to:
Account Name: The International Windsurfing Association
Bank Details: Barclays Bank Plc, GB
IBAN: GB05 BUKB 2008 4452 9772 99
SWIFTBIC: BUKBGB22
Please include "FORMSA" 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 15 race series.
6.4 Three races are required to validate the event.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Wednesday 11 March Early arrivals, Registration & Training
Thursday 12 March 0900-1100 Registration
1200 Skippers meeting 1300 First possible warning signal 1900 Opening ceremony Friday 13 March to Sunday 15 March 1200 Racing Sunday 15 March 1600 Last possible warning signal
1800 Prize giving & party
7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1200hrs, except 12th
March at 1300hrs.
7.3 There may be a daily skippers meeting on racing days one hour before first
possible warning signal.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will 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. The decisions of a Protest Committee may be appealed.

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, except for discards which shall be according to IFWC 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).

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes may be awarded to the first 3 competitors of a properly constituted division.
15.2 Titles may only be awarded to a properly constituted division.
15.3 The first competitor in the FFSA ranking will be declared – “2020 Formula Foil
South American Champion.”
15.4 The first competitor in the FWSA ranking will be declared – “2020 Formula
Windsurfing South American Champion.
15.5 South American Titles shall only be awarded to competitors from a South American
nation as defined by World Sailing. Nationality Criteria apply.

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 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 AMW Club on event site For further information contact: Fernando Consorte
Email: ferconsorte@gmail.com
Phone: +542614168534
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.

A TRAVEL, TRANSFER & ACCOMMODATION
Contact Fernando Consorte

B PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 10 to 25 knots Air temp: 16 0C to 26 0C. Water temp: 120C to 170C

C VENUE


D RACING AREA

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