Posted : 22nd of June 2006

ALLEGRO.PL CUP 2006 Euro-Cup

Poland, Łeba, 09-13 August '06
1. EVENT
1.1 The ALLEGRO.PL Cup 2006 Leba [Poland] will take place from Wednesday, August 9th to Sunday, August 130th 2006.
1.2 The ALLEGRO.PL Cup 2006 Leba [Poland] is sanctioned by the ISAF, IWA, IFWC and IFCA. The competitors get points for the official Windsurfing Euro-Cup ranking lists (Racing & Slalom) and the Formula Windsurfing ranking List.

2. ORGANIZATION
2.1 The ALLEGRO.PL Cup 2006 Leba [Poland] is organized by the Polish Windsurfing Association, City of Leba, Afekt Promotion and Easy Windsurfing.
2.2 The regatta is organized in cooperation with the support of the Choppy Water GmbH, and with the supervision of the International Windsurfing Association [IWA] and International Sailing Federation [ISAF].

3. VENUE
3.1 The event will be based at the beach B of Leba (Poland).
3.2 Leba is a small but very active town, between sea, two lakes and dunes. This is a place where many important events took place, many remains of history, not damaged by the moving sand of wandering dunes, the same climate for ages, the same atmosphere of people's sights. The location of Leba in the lagging of Slowinski National Park obliges to care for the clarity of water and air. It is a well known tourist center in the middle polish coast, disposing of modern hotels and gastronomic base, since 15 years - professional windsurfing centre. Good conditions for the windsurfing and a modern yachting port for 120 boats make Leba popular in the Baltic Sea Region. World and European Champioships, World Cups, Euro Cups and International Championships of Poland took already place at the beach B of Leba.
3.3 Usual wind in August is 10-18 knots (however it could be more wind), usually waves 0,5-1,0m, usual wind direction W-NW.
3.4 The average water temperature is about 18 °C in the summer, and the average air temperature in August is about 18-25 °C.

4. RULES
4.1 The regatta is an ISAF, IWA, IFWC and IFCA sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The General Rules for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006
4.1.2 The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008 [RRS] Windsurfing Edition
4.1.3 The IFWC & IFCA Class Rules
4.1.4 The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

5. ELIGIBILITY & DISCIPLINE[S]
5.1 Eligibility
5.1.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of the ISAF RRS, ISAF Eligibility Code.
5.1.2 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.
5.1.3 Competitors shall be a member their national IFCA assoc. or of the IFCA. National Associations shall be paid up members of the IWA, which is empowered by the class to collect any fees due.
5.2 The ALLEGRO.PL Cup 2006 Leba [Poland] is a two discipline Slalom [IFCA] and Racing (Formula Windsurfing) regatta.
5.3 The regatta is equipped with prize money [EUR 30.000,00 net of taxes]. The split between the two disciplines is EUR 20.000,00 for Racing and EUR 10.000,00 for Slalom. If only one discipline declares a valid result, then 100% of the prize money shall be paid out in the discipline which produced a valid result (EC General Rules 26.9 II a).
5.4 The regatta will give points to the annual ranking lists of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup and for the Formula Windsurfing Ranking.
5.5 The race committee will decide if the conditions are suitable for official competitions and which discipline will be run. This decision shall not be protested.

6. CLASSES, FLEETS & DIVISIONS
6.1 The regatta is a two discipline "open entry" event for male & female competitors.
6.2 Women and men can race together. If there are 10 or more women they may race separately.
6.3 There will be one fleet.
6.4 The divisions [Women, Youth [U20], Junior [U17], Masters, Grand Masters etc.] race in the men's fleet.
6.5 There may be separate prizes or trophies for Women, Youth [U20], Junior [U17], Masters, Grand Masters divisions. The position of the competitor within the division will be calculated from his/her position in the fleet results. No separate division scoring will be applied.

7. FLEET & DIVISION DEFINITION
7.1 Fleet [Gender]:
7.1.1 Women - female competitors
7.1.2 Men - male competitors
7.2 Divisions [Age]:
7.2.1 A Junior [U17] shall be under the age of 17; [2006: born in or after 1990].
7.2.2 A Youth [U20] shall be under the age of 20; [2006: born in or after 1987].
7.2.3 A Master is a competitor who has reached the age of 35 [2006: 1970>] or for a woman, 30 [2006: 1975>].
7.2.4 A Grand Master is a competitor who has reached the age of 45[2006: 1960>] or for a woman, 40 [2006: 1965>].
7.2.5 A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec 31st. in the year preceding the date of competition.
7.2.6 A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec 31st of the year of competition.
7.2.7 A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a 'fleet' or a division within a fleet.

8. EQUIPMENT
8.1 All competitors may bring their own equipment.
8.2 The equipment has to conform to the Class Rules and the General Rules for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006.

9. MEASUREMENT
9.1 It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to the Class Rules and the General Rules for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006.
9.2 Measurement and equipment checks may be made throughout the event.

10. SAIL INSIGNIAS
10.1 National letters & sail numbers shall be black in colour; placed immediately above the event advertising; and positioned according to ISAF RRS. The font shall either be Helvetica or Arial Black.
10.2 Letters and numbers are required on both sides of the sails.

11. BUOYANCY
11.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed, each competitor shall wear, above the waist, a jacket, harness, or vest with a minimum buoyancy of 4kg, un-inflated, in fresh water.
11.1 The buoyancy shall be tested with a metal weight of 4kg which shall remain supported for a minimum of 5 minutes.

12. LIABILITY
12.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk.
12.2 The LOA, Choppy Water GmbH, ISAF, IWA, IFWC, IFCA or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result.
12.3 Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk.
12.4 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance covering personal injury or equipment damage and carry evidence of such.

13. COURSES
13.1 The course[s] shall be published on the ONB at least 30 minutes before the start of a competition.

14. SCORING
14.1 The ISAF RRS A, Scoring [with 0.7 points for the first place] low points scoring system will apply.
14.2 Ties will be broken according to ISAF RRS B8.8, Series Ties.

15. JURY, PROTEST COMMITTEE
15.1 An independent protest committee will handle the protests
15.2 If an International Jury will be appointed in accordance with the ISAF RRS their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed.

16. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS & EVENT PROGRAM
16.1 The 'SIs' will be available at registration as will the event programme scheduling social events.

17. COACHES
17.1 Coaches are required to register in advance
17.2 Coach boats may support competitors. If you propose to bring your own, please advise the local organisers in advance.
17.3 Coaches shall wear buoyancy aids when the "Y" flag is flown.

18. SCHEDULE
18.1 Schedule:
Wednesday, August 9th: Arrival, rigging, inscription/registration [approx. 14:00 - 20:00]; Training.
Thursday, August 10th: Late registration [approx. 08:00 - 09:00]; Skippers meeting [10:00], Competition [First possible start 11:00].
Opening ceremony and party for competitors and guests - 19:00
Friday, August 11th: Skippers meeting [09:30]; Competition [First possible start 10:00].
Aloha Sympatia hawaian party - 19:00
Saturday, August 12th: Skippers meeting [09:30]; Competition [First possible start 10:00].
Surf & DJ ( big DJ show) - 19:00
Sunday, August 13th: Skippers meeting [09:30]; Competition [First possible start 10:00];
Prize giving & Closing Ceremony [19:00] (if a valid result has been achieved in at least one discipline);
See you - beach party with Jose Torres band and fire dancers - 20:00
Derigging, Departure.
18.2 At the discretion of the Organizing Committee, the program could be changed. The warning time of the race and the time of the skippers meeting will be written as an Official Notice which will be posted on the ONB until 20:00 of the previous day. If not so, the starting time of this program will apply.
18.3 The participation in the closing party/prize giving is obligatory for all competitors. Competitors who win prize money and don't come to the prize giving will loose their prize money.

19. SOCIALS, TROPHIES/MEDALS & PRIZES
19.1 The competitors get a warm meal each day. Entrance to the event parties is free for all competitors.
19.2 The successful competitors will win Trophies. The following medals or trophies shall be awarded in each discipline at the prize giving:
1st to 5th place Men
1st to 3rd place Women
1st to 3rd place Youth (U20)
1st to 3rd place Junior (U17)
1st to 3rd place Master (above 35)
19.3 The competitors get points for the official Windsurfing Euro-Cup ranking list according to the General Rules for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006.
19.4 In addition there is a prize money fund of EUR 30.000,00 [net of taxes] that will be divided according to the General Rules for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006.

20. DRUG TESTING
20.1 Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances. Drug testing may take place during the event.

21. TELEVISION & MEDIA
21.1 In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organizing 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 Windsurfing Euro-Cup as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instruction in which he/she participates without compensation.

22. BIBS/VESTS & COMPETITORS SAIL BRANDING
22.1 During racing, competitors may be required by the organizers to wear bibs/vests carrying the event sponsors' branding and sail stickers above the boom.
22.2 Prior to arrival on site, competitors wishing to apply their own sponsor's branding to their sails below the boom are advised to seek 'brand approval' from the organizer to ensure that there is no conflict with event sponsors. The decision of the organizer will be final.

23. DRESS CODE
23.1 There can be official events where 'smart casual' clothes will be required. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to any person to such events if, in their opinion, the competitor's standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.

24. ACCOMMODATION & TRAVELLING
24.1 Accommodation:
Information:
Tourist information Leba
Hanna Wolska
Tel. +48 59 8662 565
lot.leba@neostrada.pl

Holiday Agency Przymorze sp. z o.o.
Tel. +48 59 8661 360

Hotels:
Leba *** ul. Nadmorska 9B, Łeba tel. +48 59 86 64 500
Villa Neptun ul. Sosnowa 1, Łeba tel. +48 59 86 61 432
Wodnik *** ul. Nadmorska 10, Łeba tel. +48 59 86 61 366
Golabek*** ul. Wybrzeze 10, Łeba tel. +48 59 86 62 945


Holidays Centres, Pensions:
Arriba ul. Turystyczna 5 D, Leba tel. +48 59 86 64 240
Villa Akacja ul. Powstancow Warszawy 35, Leba tel. +48 59 86 61 895
Villa Sabbia ul. Nowecinska 33, Leba tel. +48 59 86 61 871
Pod Krokodylem ul. Turystyczna 7, Leba tel. +48 59 86 62 105
Ostoja ul. Sienkiewicza 5c, Leba tel. +48 59 86 61 451
Pod Zegarem ul. Kosciuszki 92, Leba tel. +48 59 86 62 449
Lech ul. Brzozowa 18, Leba tel. +48 59 86 61 342
Portus - Leba Rabka tel. +48 59 86 61 383
Apartament Marta ul. Zielona 3/2, Leba tel. +48 601 662 584

Campings:
Camping Rafael , ul. Turystyczna 4 tel. +48 59 86 61 972
Camping Morski Eurocamp, ul. Turystyczna 26 tel. +48 59 86 61 380

24.2 Travelling
Travel by car.
Road no 6 - Gdansk - Szczecin
road no 214 - Lebork - Leba


Travel by plane
The closest air port from Leba is Gdańsk "Lech Walesa Airport".
More info can be found on www.airport.gdansk.pl
Connections:
- Berlin
Hamburg - Lubeka
Kolonia - Bonn
Frankfurt
Monachium
Dortmund
Dublin
Edynburg
Glasgow - Prestwick
Londyn
Liverpool
Sztokholm
Oslo
Kopenhaga

25. PRE-REGISTRATION, ENTRIES & PAYMENT
25.1 Competitors should pre-register through the Windsurfing Office by mailing or faxing the official pre registration form to the pre-registration address or by using the online pre-registration form on the Windsurfing Euro-Cup website www.euro-cup.org.

25.2 The official pre-registration address is:
Windsurfing Office
c/o Choppy Water GmbH
Maßmannstr. 11
24118 Kiel
GERMANY
Phone: +49 [0] 431 971 98 98
Fax: +49 [0] 431 971 98 99
E-Mail: info@choppywater.de

25.3 Competitors who pre-register after the pre-entry date [August 2nd 2006] must pay a late entry fee [50%]. On site entries are possible if the maximum number of starting slots [100 competitors] is not exceeded. On site entries will be treated as late entries.
25.4 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF RRS and be a member of either a National Class Associations in good standing with the international class concerned or be a member of that international class.
25.5 The maximum number of starting slots is limited to 100 competitors. So everybody is advised to apply in time for an entry in order to get a safe starting slot.
25.6 Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Competitors will be promptly advised by the Windsurfing Office if his/her entry has been refused.
25.7 Competitors who register for an event and don't compete in it without an excuse acceptable to the Windsurfing Office shall pay a fee of Euro 100,00 - before being allowed to enter another Windsurfing Euro-Cup event.
25.8 The entry fee for the ALLEGRO.PL Cup 2006 Leba [Poland] is EUR 75,00.
25.9 Youth competitors get a 50% discount and pay EUR 37,50.
25.10 Each competitor shall personally register and sign the registration form and pay the entry fee at the Regatta Office before 09:00 on August 10th 2006.

26. REGATTA OFFICE/INFORMATION
26.1 The address of the Regatta Office is:
Port Jachtowy
84-360 Leba
ul. Jachtowa 1
POLAND

27. OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE
27.1 Daily news, pictures and results will be found on the following websites: www.euro-cup.org

Join the discussion

Anonym | 9th August 2006 (15:38:35)

what are the dates then? 9th-13th or 16th-20th?

ceri | 9th August 2006 (16:10:04)

oops ! It is defnately 9>13 .
Silvaplana is 16>20.


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