Posted : 18th of September 2006

National Formula Windsurfing and Open Course Racing Championships

New Zealand, Auckland, 10-12 November '06
1.0 Rules
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the 'rules' as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008, the IFWC Class Rules and Championship Rules, this notice of race (NoR) and the Sailing Instructions (SIs)
1.2 The regatta will also be a IFWC ranking event.
1.3 The Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations Part 1, Clauses 2, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 shall apply.
1.4 In the event that personal buoyancy is prescribed, each competitor shall wear, above the waist, a jacket, harness or vest with a minimum buoyancy of 4kg uninflated, in fresh water. The buoyancy shall be tested with a ferrous weight of 4kg and remain unsupported for a minimum of 5 minutes.
1.5 The Organising Authority may require all participating boards to display the event sponsor's advertising in accordance with Appendix 1, Regulation 20.3.1 (d).

2.0 Changes to Racing Rules
The Racing Rules will be changed in accordance with rule 86 as follows:
2.1 For protests where only a Rule of Part 2 is alleged to have been broken an arbitration hearing will be offered prior to any formal hearing.
2.2 The Racing Rules can be changed at any time during the Regatta at the discretion of the Racing Committee and in accordance with the procedure as set out in the sailing instructions.

3.0 Eligibility and Entry
3.1 Due to wind minimum and fair start line restrictions, the National title is restricted to only Formula Windsurfing Boards and other Open windsurfing classes that sail without the available use of a centreplate.
3.2 The regatta will also be open to boards of the Mistral, Raceboard, RSX, Techno and other windsurfing classes as The Manly Windsurfing Championships.
3.3 Advance entries will be accepted until the closing date of 31 October 2006, by completing the entry form accompanied by a fee of $60.00 and mailing it to Manly Sailing Club, PO Box 126, Whangaparaoa, Hibiscus Coast, Auckland New Zealand.
3.4 Late entries, accompanied by an additional late entry fee of $40.00 may be accepted at the Race Committee's discretion until 10.00am on 10 November, 2006.
3.5 Each board competing in the Formula Class will be required to present equipment for measuring at registration and in addition measurement checks may be made throughout the regatta.
3.6 To be eligible to compete in these National Championships, each competitor shall be a financial member of Windsurfing New Zealand. Current NZL registration numbers are compulsory and must be displayed in accordance with the Racing Rules.
3.7 Special attention shall be paid to sail identification rule compliance.

4.0 Schedule of Events
4.1 Measurement
From 0900 to 1100hrs on Friday, 10 November, 2006 at Manly Sailing Club.
4.2 Registration
From 0900 to 1200hrs on Friday, 10 November, 2006 at Manly Sailing Club.
4.3 Briefing
From 1200hrs on Friday, 10 November, 2006 at Manly Sailing Club.
4.4 Racing Schedule
The scheduled time for the warning signal for race 1 is 1300hrs on Friday, 10 November, 2006.
A maximum of 5 races are scheduled on this day.
The scheduled time for the warning signal for day 2 is 1100hrs on Saturday, 11 November, 2006.
A maximum of 5 races are scheduled on this day.
The scheduled time for the warning signal for day 3 is 1100hrs on Sunday, 12 November, 2006.
A maximum of 5 races are scheduled on this day.
It is anticipated that a maximum of 3 races back to back may be carried out, if deemed necessary by the weather conditions, to complete a series.

5.0 Sailing Instructions
The Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration.

6.0 Racing Area
The races will be held in the waters out from the Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
During November, the wind and sea conditions are typically expected to be of variable strength and direction. It is not unusual to experience light to strong winds, with air temperatures possible from 12 - 25 degrees celcius. Sea conditions could also vary from slight to 2 - 3m in height, dependant on the wind direction. The water temperature is expected to be approximately 15 - 19 degrees Celsius.

7.0 Courses to be Sailed
The course(s) will be at the discretion of the Race Officer and be comprised of a combination of trapezoidal, windward/leeward types as generally prescribed in the IFWC Championship Rules or the sailing instructions. If conditions permit, a long distance race may be conducted.

8.0 Scoring
8.1 The scoring system will be the alternative system with 0.7 for first, 2 for second, 3 for third, etc.
8.2 5 races will be required to be completed to constitute a series.
8.3 No score will be excluded until 4 races have been completed (a boards 2 worst scores will be excluded when 8 races have been completed).

9.0 Alternative Penalties
For all classes rule 44.2 is changed so that the 720° turn is replaced by a 360° turn.

10.0 Decisions of the Jury
Decisions of the jury will be final in accordance with rule 70.4.

11.0 Prizes
11.1 Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the organising committee and allocated on the basis of the numbers of entrants in each division.
11.2 It is anticipated that that prizes may be awarded in the youth (less than 20 years old) and masters (over 35 years of age) divisions.
11.3 A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a division within a fleet.

12.0 Team Support Boats
Team support boats will not be allowed.

13.0 Launching and Retrieval.
Launching and Retrieval of boards shall be from Manly Beach only.
Additional files :
NOR_EntryForm.doc (120 KB)

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