Posted : 30th of December 2019

2020 Australian Windfoil Championship

Australia, Queensland, 31 January - 02 February '20

1 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing – Appendix B, Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 Australian Sailing Special Regulations Part 2 for Off the Beach Boats shall apply.
1.3 The Windfoil Equipment Rules for this Event will apply (see Attachment 3).

2 ADVERTISING
Competitors may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organizing Authority. World Sailing Regulation 20 - Advertising Code shall apply.

3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 Competitors shall be financial members of the Australian Windsurfing Association or a national Class Association which is a valid member of the relevant international class association, or of the IWA. All competitors shall meet the requirements of World Sailing Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code.
3.2 Gender Divisions:
3.2.1 Men and Women
3.3 Age Divisions:
3.3.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 (born 2001 or later)
3.3.4 A Grand Master shall be over the age of 50 (born 1969 or earlier)
3.3.5 A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a Division.
3.4 Free Windfoil Division:
3.4.1 Sailors in this Division will sail a shortened course.
3.5 Entries shall be submitted via the Regatta Website.
3.6 Entries will be accepted when submitted with the entry fee (see NOR 4) before 1700hrs on 18 January 2020.
3.7 Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority when submitted with the additional late entry fee, up until 1100 hours Friday 31 January 2020.
3.8 The following shall be presented upon Registration:
• Evidence of valid third-party insurance (see NOR 15)
• Proof of age
• Parental Permission Form for competitors under the age of 18
• Equipment Form (see NOR 6)

4 FEES
Required fees are as follows:
• Regatta Entry $170.00
• Youth $120.00
• Additional Late Entry Fee $50.00

5 SCHEDULE Date Event Time
Friday 31 January 2020
Registration
0900 – 1100 hrs
First Possible Warning Signal
1200 hrs

Saturday 01 February 2020
First Possible Warning Signal
1100 hrs

Sunday 02 February 2020
First Possible Warning Signal
1100 hrs
Last Possible Warning Signal
1600 hrs
Prize giving ceremony & party
1800 hrs

6 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
6.1 A competitor shall register their board, foil set and sails for the event by submitting an Equipment Form prior to the close of Registration.
6.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
6.3 Unless otherwise directed by the Race Committee, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.

7 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions (SIs) will be available upon registration. Any changes to the SIs shall be approved by the Class Representative at the Event.

8 COURSES & RACE FORMAT
8.1 Courses to be sailed will be as described in the Sailing Instructions. The racing format may consist of the different racing sub-formats as follows:
• Windward Leeward Course Racing
• Marathon
8.2 Competitors shall race a maximum 6 races per day in a 15 race series.
8.3 All Divisions shall race together.

9 SCORING
9.1 The scoring system will be in accordance with WCR B8 except that WCR B8.A2.1 shall be amended to the following: 1 discard after 4 races, 2 discards after 7 races, 3 discards after 11 races.
9.2 Three races are required to be completed to validate the Event.

10 COACHES & SUPPORT BOATS
10.1 All support/coach boats shall register at the allocated Registration time or at the RQYS Regatta Office prior to the commencement of racing.
10.2 All support/coach boats shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the start sequence until all boats have finished or the Race Committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.
10.3 All support/coach boats must have the capability to communicate with the Race Committee on VHF Channel 72 throughout the regatta.

11 MANDATORY SAFETY EQUIPMENT
11.1 Competitor shall wear, whilst afloat, a lifejacket/personal flotation device that complies with a standard equivalent to those listed in AS Special Regulations 5.01 Lifejackets.
11.2 Competitors shall wear helmets (conform EN 1385 standard) to provide protection to the head.

12 MEDIA
By participating in the event, competitors grant to the Organising Authority, AWA 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 the Event without compensation.

13 PRIZES
13.1 Prizes will be awarded to:
• Downunder Pro 2020 Champion
• Australian Championship 2020 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
• Female Champion
• Winners of Youth, Grand Master Age Divisions and Free Windfoil Division
13.2 The first competitor in the overall ranking will be declared “Downunder Pro 2020 Windfoil Champion”
13.3 The first Australian competitor in the overall ranking will be declared “2020 Australian Windfoil Champion”.
13.4 To be eligible for the Australian Championship, a competitor must be a National of Australia as defined in World Sailing Eligibility Code Regulations 19.10 to 19.17 inclusive.

14 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY & RISK STATEMENT
14.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. The Organizing Authority and or AWA will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
14.2 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:
14.2.1 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;
14.2.2 They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their board and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
14.2.3 They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
14.2.4 Their board and equipment is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
14.2.5 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;
14.2.6 The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
14.2.7 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.

15 INSURANCE
15.1 Each participating competitor and coach/support boat driver shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $10 million per incident or the equivalent.
15.2 Members of AWA through their respective state class association automatically have their coverage. AWA Membership of competitors will be checked at Registration.

16 FURTHER INFORMATION
Contacts:
Brendan Moore b.moore77@bigpond.com / 0458 452 563
Glen Morrell glen.morrell@gmail.com / 0418 493 763

17 LOCATION INFORMATION
17.1 Regatta Website
View the Regatta Website to access Sailing Instructions, Entry, Support/Coach Boat Registration, Amendments and more.
17.2 Accommodation
17.2.1 See the Regatta Website for accommodation information.
17.3 Access to RQYS
Pin Codes are available for club gates from the RQYS Reception for access between the hours of 7am and 7pm. To receive a PIN number please visit the RQYS Reception desk upon arrival at the Squadron.

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