Posted : 4th of November 2005

26th Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship

Singapore, East Coast Parkway, 28-31 December '05
The Board Sailing Association Singapore, SingaporeSailing and Pasta Fresca SeaSports Centre invite entries for this annual event to be held in the waters off the East Coast.

Venue
Pasta Fresca SeaSports Centre, 1212 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449886.

Schedule
27/12/2005 (Tuesday):
1.00 pm - 5.00pm. Registration

28/12/2005 (Wednesday):
10.00 am - 1.00pm. Registration
1.00 pm Welcoming address
1.10 pm Skipper's briefing
2.00 pm Earliest start of Race
5.30 pm Latest start of Race

29/12/2005 (Thursday):
11 am Earliest start of Race
5.30 pm Latest start of Race

30/12/2005 (Friday):
11 am Earliest start of race
5.30 pm Latest start of Race

31/12/2005 (Saturday):
11.00 am Earliest start of Race
4.30 pm Latest start of Race
7.00 pm. Prize giving and dinner

Rules
Races for all classes shall be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2005 - 2008 issued by the ISAF, the Sailing Instructions and this Notice of Race. Competitors are required to fix sponsors' stickers to their sails.

Equipment
Equipment shall comply with the most recent rules for RSX, Race boards, Mistral One Design or Formula Windsurfing Class Rules.

Charter Equipment
A limited number of RSX equipment (full rig and board) are available for charter.


Charter fee for a full set of RSX equipment (i.e. board and rig) is US$250 or SGD450. A deposit of US$ 250 (or SGD 450) per set will be collected. (Note: VISA card number is needed for Charter Security deposit)

Boards and rigs will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. However, each country is allowed a maximum of 3 sets of board and rig. Additional requests will be placed on a waitlist. The deadline for reverting on the number of boards/rigs needed is 30 November 2005. Thereafter, any remaining sets will be allocated to those on the waitlist and any other interested parties on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Those interested to charter RSX equipment, please contact Ms Chua Hsin Ee, Secretary, Board Sailing Association Singapore at secretary@singaporewindsurfing.com by 30 November 2005.

Course
The course will be described in the Sailing Instructions.

Scoring
The ISAF Appendix A Low Point Scoring System will apply. A minimum of 3 races will constitute a series. If 3 or less races are conducted, there will be no discards. Where 4 to 10 races, are conducted, 1 discard will be allowed. If there are 11 or more races are conducted, then 2 discards are allowed. There shall be a maximum of 12 races in the series.

Eligibility
This is an open event and there are no restrictions on eligibility. The organizers however reserve the right not to allow any sailor to take part in the event if in their opinion, the sailor is not proficient enough to ensure his own safety in the prevailing conditions. Intending participants may enter the event by sending a completed entry form to the Board Sailing Association Singapore at the BSAS address. Overseas sailors should send their entries early to be sure of receiving race up-dates.

Race Fees
The race fee is S$120 or US$70. Cheques should be made payable to Board Sailing Association Singapore.


Sail Numbers
Competitors should use the sail numbers allocated to them by their National Sailing Association.

Weather conditions
Singapore enjoys tropical weather all through the year with no seasons. Average daytime air temperature is 30oC. Average water temperature is 27oC. Windspeed at the time of the race is expected to be between 5 and 20 knots.

Safety
Safety of competitors will be a priority. Competitors participate in the Championships at their own risk and entry in the event signifies acceptance of this.

Classes and Prizes
All classes stated below will be formed only when there is a minimum of 5 competitors in that class. The organiser reserved the right to decide the class which competitors will compete in. Trophies will be awarded to the following finishers:



Note:
1. Participants in the Youth categories must be below 19 years of age on 28th December 2005.
2. Participants in the Masters category must be over 40 years of age on 28th December 2005.
3. Participants may register for more than one category if they are eligible.
4. Formula Windsurfing Class has a different starting time from Raceboard and Mistral One Design Class. Hence, those who register for Formula Class will not be able to register for the Mistral or Race board class.

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