Posted : 13th of January 2020

39th Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship 2020

Singapore, NSRCC Sea Sports Centre, Changi Coast Walk, 06-09 February '20
1 RULES
1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Edition and the Class Rules of the participating classes.
1.2 National prescriptions will apply.
1.3 If there is conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions (SI’s), the SI’s will take precedence.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2 ADVERTISING
Boards may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. WorId Sailing Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ applies.

3 CLASSES AND DIVISIONS
3.1 The participating classes and divisions shall be:
3.1.1 RS:One - Men, Espoir Men, Women, Espoir Women, Master, GrandMaster
3.1.2 RS:X – Men, Women & Youth
3.1.3 Techno 293 – Youth Boy and Girl; Junior Boy and Girl
3.1.4 Techno 293 Plus – Youth Boy and Girl; Open Men and Women
3.1.5 Formula Windsurfing – Open & Masters
3.1.6 Raceboard – Open, Grand Master
3.1.7 Foiling - Open
3.2 Age Divisions:
3.2.1 An RS:X Youth shall be under 19 years of age and born 2002or later.
3.2.2 A Techno Junior shall be under 15 years of age and born 2006 or later
3.2.3 A Techno Youth shall be under 17 years of age and born 2004 or later
3.2.4 A Techno 293 Plus Youth shall be under 19 years of age, born 2002 or later
3.2.5 An RS:One Espoir shall be under 22 years of age, born 1999 or later.
3.2.6 A Master shall be a man 40 years of age or older (born 1979 or earlier).
3.2.7 A Grand Master shall be a man 50 years of age or older(born 1969 or earlier)
3.2.8 A minimum of 3 competitors is required to form a class.
a) Within a class, a minimum of 3 competitors is required to form a division
b) If there are insufficient competitors to form a division, all competitors will compete under a combined division within the class.
c) The organizing committee reserves the overall right to decide the final formation of divisions and classes for this event.

4 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
4.1 All 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 current paid up member of the relevant international class association. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 Eligible competitors may enter by completing the attached form and email it to:
reception@constantwind.com, attention Ms Krizza by 19th January 2020 (so as to enjoy early bird entry fees – see item 5.1).
The following shall be presented upon registration:
o Original Entry Form
o Proof of age
o Parental Permission Form - for competitors under the age of 18
4.4 Only shared coach boats are provided for team Coaches.

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee for competitors is:
S$ 90 for Raceboard, Foiling & Formula; &
S$200 for RS:X & RS:One, Techno 293 and Techno 293 Plus.
5.1.1 For registration done before 6pm, 19th January 2020, the entry fees are as follows:
S$ 80 for Raceboard, Foiling & Formula; &
S$180 for RS:X & RS:One, Techno 293 and Techno 293 Plus.
5.2 Entry fees may be paid in cash at registration or via bank transfer (see details below) with all bank charges to be borne by the participant.
Bank Account Name: Windsurfing Association Singapore
Bank Account No.: 065-002617-1 Bank Code: 7171
SWIFT Address: DBSSSGSG
Bank Name: DBS Bank Ltd
5.2.1 Entry fees paid at the registration counter shall be paid in cash in Singapore Dollars (S$) and a receipt will be issued.
5.2.2 Participants must produce evidence of fees paid via bank transfer by scanning a copy of the bank-in slip and sending it to reception@constantwind.com, attention Ms Krizza

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 Each event in the Singapore Open shall be a course racing & “Open entry” event.
6.2 Men and women, boys and girls, may race together.
6.3 Classes may have separate starts.
6.4 Classes shall race a maximum 4 races per day; in a maximum 8 race series for Formula, Foiling and Raceboard; and 12 race series for RS:One, RS:X, Techno 293 and Techno Plus.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Schedule for RS:X, Techno 293, Techno 293Plus & RS:One


7.2 Schedule for Formula Windsurfing, Foil & Raceboard


8 PROTEST COMMITTEE
An ‘Independent Protest Committee’ will be appointed according to WCR 91(a).

9 SCORING
9.1 Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, except as amended below for discards.
9.2 When fewer than 4 races have been completed, a board’s series score shall be the total of her race scores.
9.3 When 4 to 7 races have been completed, a board’s series score shall be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
9.4 When 8 races have been completed, a board’s series score shall be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

10 SUPPORT BOATS
Support boats shall be registered at the race office. Limited charter may be available and may be applied for using the coach entry form.

11 SAFETY
Every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50), or as specified in the SI’s.

12 PRIZES
12.1 Prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors of each properly
constituted class /division.
12.2 Apart from the Open Division, winners of each division shall only be entitled to prizes within their respective division.

13 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.

14 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk, see WCR 4 -Decision to Race. The organising authority or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the event.

15 INSURANCE
Each participating board shall be insured with adequate, and valid, third party liability insurance.

16 RIGHT TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organising 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, for the said Event as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.

17 FURTHER INFORMATION
Registration will take place at:
Reception, Constant Wind SeaSports Centre,
11, Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740.
For additional information, please contact:
Ms Krizza at
reception@constantwind.com
Tel: +65 6445510

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

A ACCOMMODATION
There is a variety of hotel and dormitory accommodation available. For more information about accommodation for the event, contact Lemmy Teo at: lemmyteo@yahoo.com

B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
The organising committee can arrange transport to and from Changi
International Airport for equipment, competitors and support personnel fo. r a fee. Please send all queries and requests to kahsoon@constantwind.com

C VENUE & PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Conditions to be expected – winds North to North-East, average maximum speed of 6 to 25 knots; water temperature 28°C; air temperature 26 to 32°C.

D EVENT ‘T’ SHIRT SIZES
Competitors are requested to complete the T-shirt order which will be found on the entry form
The following measurements refer to chest circumference: Small – 38 inches
Medium – 42 inches Large – 46 inches
X-Large – 50 inches

E EQUIPMENT CHARTER
a) A limited number of equipment (all classes except iFoil and Starboards) may be available for charter from Constant Wind. Please send all queries to Ho Kah Soon at : kahsoon@constantwind.com
b) For all StarBoard charters, please contact Loh Fock Jin at loh@alohaseasports.com.sg
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