Posted : 29th of December 2005

FORMULA WINDSURFING OCEANIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006

Australia, Trial Bay, Southwest Rocks, 26-29 January '06
NOTICE OF RACE
FORMULA WINDSURFING
OCEANIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
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AUSTRALIAN SLALOM NATIONALS
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NSW & QLD STATE F.W. CHAMPIONSHIP
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HEAT 5, NSW WINDSURFING SERIES


26-29 January, 2006.


1. DATE, VENUE & ORGANISING AUTHORITY
The event will be conducted from Trial Bay, Southwest Rocks in NSW from the 26-29 January, 2006. The Organising Authority for this Championship will be Windsurfing QLD & Stormriders Sailboard Club.

2. RULES
This Championship will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-08 and the IFWC Class and championship rules and this Notice of Race except where either is altered by the Sailing Instructions and the Sailing Instructions. Where there is conflict, the Sailing Instructions will take precedence
3. ADVERTISING
In accordance with the IFWC this is a category “C” class as set out in the ISAF regulation 20 – Advertising code.

4. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
All competitors shall be paid up members of a National Association or the IFWC and meet the requirements of the ISAF regulation 19 – Eligibility code.) The national authority or national windsurfing association in Australia is the AWA (Australian Windsurfing Association Inc.)

5. ENTRY FEES
An entry fee of $50.00 or in the case of a Youth or Junior competitor, $35.00, will be payable at the time of Registration.

6. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6.1 Registration and Sailing Instructions
Competitor registration and equipment checking will be conducted at the venue in accordance with the Event Schedule.
Sailing Instructions will be issued to each competitor at the time of registration.
6.2 Event Schedule (Subject to wind conditions)

26 Jan 06 Registration and equipment checking 09.30 – 10.30 hrs
Briefing 10.30 hrs
Racing 11.00 hrs
27 Jan 06 Racing 11.00 hrs
28 Jan 06 Racing 11.00 hrs
Presentation & BBQ. At completion of racing.
29 Jan 06 Spare day, only if required



7. CLASSES
This Championship is an open event – no classes or divisions.

8. EQUIPMENT
The International Formula Windsurfing Class rules will apply.
Amendment – Maximum sail size for Junior, Youth and Woman is 11m.
Slalom equipment is unlimited, but a max of 2 board and 4 sails is requested.

9. RACING AREA
Racing will be conducted on the waters of Trial Bay adjacent to the Historical Trail Bay Gaol.

10. COURSES
The course to be sailed will be posted on the Official Notice Board no later than 30minutes prior to the scheduled starting time for racing on each day.

11. SCORING SYSTEM
It is intended to sail as many races as time and weather conditions permit. A minimum of three races shall be completed to constitute a Formula result. Woman, Youth Master and Grand Master finishing position will be determined by their respective finishing position in the overall point score.
Slalom scoring will be explained at the skipper meeting 26Jan 06.
It is broadly intended to race Formula in conditions below 22knots and Slalom above 12 knots if the race committee deems the conditions suitable for the discipline.

12. SAIL NUMBERS
Sail numbers shall be in accordance with RRS 2005-08, Appendix G or as approved by the Race Committee. In the event of duplication, sail numbers registered with the Australian Windsurfing Association Inc. will be given preference for use.

13. BUOYANCY
All competitors whilst racing shall wear personal flotation devices.

14. PRIZES
Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall placegetters 1st, 2nd and 3rd Masters, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grand Masters, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Youth and 1st Woman. Youth - has not turned 20 years of age as at the 26.1.06, Master - has turned 35 years of age as at the 26.1.06, Grand Master - has turned 45 years of age as at the 26.1.06).

15. ENTRY DISCLAIMER
It is the competitor’s sole decision to enter this Championship and to start and or to continue to compete. By way of entering, competitors acknowledge that participation in this Championship can be dangerous and accept that their participation is at their exclusive risk in every respect. In addition, by way of entering competitors shall hold harmless the organising authority, its officers, members, servants and agents and all other competitors in respect of all liability for injury to their person and or damage to their property howsoever arising from their participation or intended participation in this Championship. The organising authority, its officers, members, servants and agents accept no responsibility in respect of loss of life, personal injury or loss or damage to property which may be sustained by reason of a competitor’s participation or intended participation in this Heat or arising for whatever reason in connection with this Championship.

16. FURTHER INFORMATION
Please refer to websites http://www.windsurfingnsw.com" target="_blank">www.windsurfingnsw.com , http://www.www.windsurfingqld.com" target="_blank">www.www.windsurfingqld.com http://www.windsurfing.org" target="_blank">www.windsurfing.org or call Brett Morris 0414 812 545 or Sean O’Brien 0402 467 857

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