Posted : 26th of January 2007

2007 SANTA POLA FORMULA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Spain, Santa Pola, 21-28 April '07
1. EVENT
1.1 The 2007 SANTA POLA FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held from Monday April 23rd to Saturday April 28th 2007 in Santa Pola, Spain.
1.2 The Event is a Qualification Regatta, in the Mens Division, for the 2007 Formula Windsurfing World Championships. A total of 5 qualification places are allocated to European competitors in the European Championships. The event is also a Level 1 Formula Windsurfing World Ranking event.

2. ORGANISER
2.1 The Championships will be organised by WINDSURF CLUB SANTA POLA as the Local Organising Authority (LOA) for and on behalf of, and under specified conditions laid down by the IFWC, IWA and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV).
2.2 The event is sponsored by Ayuntamiento de Santa Pola
3. VENUE
3.1 The event will be based at the Great Beach, Santa Pola.
3.2 Santa Pola is 18 km south of Alicante, and 10km from the nearest international airport.
3.2 Conditions to be expected - winds sideshore and side-onshore; water temperature 18.c; air temperature 25.c

4. RULES
4.1 This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The 2005/2008 Racing Rules of Saling (RRS), and Appendix B – Windsurfing Competition Rules;
4.1.2 The IFWC Class Rules & Championship Rules;
4.1.3 This Notice of Race (NoR) & the Sailing Instructions (SIs).
4.1.4 Alterations to the SIs must be approved by the Class’s Race Supervisor.
4.2 Competitors shall attend the opening & closing ceremonies , including the dinner and prize giving.
4.3 The IFWC is a category 'C' class as set out in ISAF Regulation 20 - Advertising Code.

5. ELIGIBILITY & DISCIPLINE
5.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code.
5.2 A minimum of 3 races is required for a valid Championship.
5.3 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.
5.4 Competitors shall be a member of a National FW Association, or of the IFWC. National Associations shall be paid up members of the IWA, which is empowered by the class to collect any fees due.
5.5 Membership formalities can be completed on site.

6. CLASSES
6.1 Formula Windsurfing European Championship (FWEC)
6.1.1 The series shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event for men and women in Divisions A and B;
6.1.2 Women may race separately from the Men.
6.1.3 There shall be a maximum of 4 races per day. The maximum number of races in the series is 15.
6.2 Masters men shall race with Division A.
6.3 Youth men may race with Division A or separately, depending upon the number of entries.

7. DIVISIONS
7.1 Gender: Men (A); Women (B).
7.2 Age:
7.2.1 A youth shall be under the age of 20 (born in or after 1988 and not later than 1995)
7.2.2 A Master is a man who has reached the age of 35 (1971>) or a woman who has reached the age of 30 (1976>)
7.2.3 A competitor shall have reached the minimum age, in the relevant division, by Dec.31st 2006.
7.2.4 A competitor shall not be older than the maximum age limit , in the relevant division , by Dec 31st 2007.
7.3 Weight:
7.3.1 Lightweight - a sailor who weighs less than 75kg.
7.3.2 Heavyweight - a sailor who weighs more than 75kg.
7.4 A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a division within a fleet.

8. EQUIPMENT
8.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment.

9. EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
9.1 It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to the Class Rules.
9.2 The equipment inspectors will pay special attention to sail identification rule compliance.
9.3 Equipment checks may be made throughout the event.

10. SAIL INSIGNIAS
10.1 National letters & sail numbers shall be in a colour that contrasts strongly with the body of the sail; placed immediately above the event advertising; and positioned according to RRS App. G. Alternatively sail insignias may be placed back to back on a white background. All Sails shall otherwise comply with the national letter system according to the RRS 77 and App. G.

11. BUOYANCY
11.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed, each competitor & support boat crewmember 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 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. The LOA, IFWC 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. 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.

13. COURSES
13.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the IFWC Championship Rules or in the Sailing Instructions.

14. SCORING
14.1 The RRS low points scoring system shall apply.

15. INTERNATIONAL JURY
15.1 An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with the RRS 70.4. Their decisions will be final and cannot
be appealed.

16. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SI)/EVENT PROGRAMME
16.1 The 'Championship 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 by filling in FORM 4.
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
Fri/Sun - Apr 20/22
Arrival & Training

Monday - Apr 23rd
1000 - 1800hrs - Registration
2000 hrs - Opening ceremony - dinner

Tue/Fri - Apr 24/27
1000 hrs - Skippers meeting
1100hrs - First possible start

Saturday - Apr 28th
1000hrs - Racing
1800hrs - Last possible start
2000hrs - Prize Giving Ceremony / dinner & party

Sunday - Apr 29th
Departures

19. MEDALS AND PRIZES
19.1 Medals or trophies may be awarded up to the first five competitors in the Championship, including Youth and Masters, Light and Heavy, depending on entry numbers. Prize categories and the actual number of prizes to be awarded in each properly constituted division will be posted on the official notice board after the close of registration.
19.2 The first European man/ woman in the FWEC shall be known as the Formula European Champion.
19.3 The first European youth in the FWEC shall be known as the Formula Youth European Champion.
19.4 The first European master in the FWEC shall be known as the Formula Masters European Champion.
19.4 These Championships carry a prize fund of 20,000 euro (net of taxes), which shall be divided according to Prize Money rules published on the formula website.

20. DRUGTESTING
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 AND MEDIA
21.1 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 Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation .

22. BIBS/VESTS & COMPETITORS SAIL BRANDING.
22.1 During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to wear bibs/vests carrying the event sponsors' branding; and carry the event sponsor's advertising on their sails. The maximum size of the event-advertising sticker is 600mmX1000mm. The stickers may not be cut or trimmed in any way.

23. DRESS CODE
23.1 Smart casual clothes shall be worn for the Opening Ceremony and Prize Giving Ceremony.
23.2 The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the
occasion.

24. ACCOMMODATION
24.1 The Recommended Hotel for the event www.jmhoteles.com www.jmviajes.com
24.2 Vehicles and camper vans may park free of charge at the event site.

25. AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
25.1 A wide range of scheduled and charter flights are available from all over Europe.
25.2 Windsurf Club Santa Pola will arrange transport to and from the airport for equipment, competitors and support personnel at cost of 20 euro per person. The deadline for booking this service is April 15th. (Form 5)

26. REGISTRATION
26.1 The registration office during the regatta will situated adjacent to Club Windsurf Santa Pola.
For more local Information before the regatta and to make enquiries please contact: info@windsurfsantapola.com
The address of the club may also be used for contacting competitors during the event:
Avda. Blasco Ibañez nº 55 Tel: 965416258
Email: info@windsurfsantapola.com URL: www.windsurfsantapola.com
26.2 Competitors will be required to produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site:
- Original Regatta Entry Form (Form 1)
- Evidence of valid third party insurance
- Parental/legal Guardian Assent (Form 2) - for those under age of 18
- Medical Treatment Permission (Form 3) - for those under age of 18 or on their parents medical insurance policy
- Original Bank Transfer/Draft details
- Proof of age
- Equipment Registration Form signed by the Official Inspector

27. ENTRIES & PAYMENT
27.1 The entry fees are as stated on the attached entry form (Form 1) and shall be paid at the time of entry by MasterCard, Visa Card or bank transfer only. The cut-off date for pre-entries is APRIL 6th, 2007.
27.2 Competitors may enter in advance electronically through the IWA website at www.internationalwindsurfing.com
or by faxing : +44 2392 468831 or mailing an official entry form (Form 1) with their entry fees. The Entry
Forms may be downloaded from the Formula Class website (attached to this NOR).
27.3 Money Transfers shall be in the name of: The International Windsurfing Association and be sent to:

Account Name: The International Windsurfing Association
Euro Account #: 52977299
Sort Code: 20-08-44
Bank Details: Barclays Bank Plc, Birmingham, UK (Bank charges to your account)
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22 (Bank Identifier Code)
IBAN: GB93 BARC 2008 4452 9772 99
Bank Detail: Barclays Bank Plc, Birmingham, UK

27.4 or by Cheque /Bankers Draft, drawn on a British Bank to:
International Windsurfing Association
Mengham Cottage, Mengham Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9JX, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 2392 468831 Fax: +44 (0) 2392 468831
E-Mail: iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com
27.5 Entry fees paid on site shall be made in cash in Euros only. Late entries may incur a late entry surcharge.

Join the discussion

Anonym | 1st February 2007 (09:01:56)

where the santa pola is located? nearest aiport? no info in NOR!

Guido | 1st February 2007 (09:33:09)

Alicante Costa Blanca

ceri | 1st February 2007 (10:54:00)

3.1 The event will be based at the Great Beach, Santa Pola.
3.2 Santa Pola is 18 km south of Alicante, and 10km from the nearest international airport.
3.2 Conditions to be expected - winds sideshore and side-onshore; water temperature 18.c; air temperature 25.c

miami windsurfing | 16th February 2007 (14:46:44)

sarasata, calema, and 48 hours 3 weeks of formula racing in Florida. check www.miamiwindsurfing.com

Anonym | 21st February 2007 (16:13:28)

how many sailors doing formula in florida?

Anonym | 21st February 2007 (18:15:57)

20-30 formula regulars- prob another 20-30 b-c fleet sailors

GWADA JER ET STEF | 21st April 2007 (11:22:04)

FORCE JUJU F421 PA MOLI C MOUN GWADA KI LA

GOYAVE FAMILY | 22nd April 2007 (14:38:10)

Le GUAD C VOU KI LA !

SXM FAMILY | 22nd April 2007 (20:38:41)

notre petite ĂŽle de ST Martin compte sur toi pour la reprĂŠsenter en Espagne.
Famille, amis sont tous avec toi
KimbĂŠ raid
bon vent Juju

GOYAVE FAMILY | 23rd April 2007 (01:59:02)

le guad fais toi plaisir, rien à perdre tout à gagner
tous avec toi...

Anonym | 23rd April 2007 (02:05:11)



Mathias | 24th April 2007 (03:27:18)

BORA FABIM VEI DOIDO!! TO SABENDO QUE SO O KIKO ESCAPOU NO VENTO FORTE. META FUMO EM TUDIM SO PARA DAR UMA ESCLARECIDA. CE TA LIGADO QUE A MINHA TORCIDA É SUA.
VILMA, SE GARANTA TB. NAO DER MOLE NAO MAN! VC É OU NAO É O SCHURMINATOR?

lili | 24th April 2007 (14:32:03)

Bonjour aux jeunes crocos, nous vous souhaitons un super championnat.
Donnez-vous à fond!!!!
Bon vent à tous.
Le team LE GUEN.

Kaka BRA-65 | 24th April 2007 (14:51:17)

Fabinho e Wilhelm,
vocês estão representando todos nĂłs no Europeu. Tem que botar pra fuder em cima desses bixo vĂŠi merrequero ai... Se ventar a galera vai ficar ciente de que em Fortaleza o negĂłcio num ĂŠ brincadeira não... Se quiser velejar na merrequinha vaum lĂĄ pra CorĂŠia de novo...
auhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauha
Bora Fabin, Bora Galeguin... Fumo nesse corno ai...

Mathias | 24th April 2007 (14:56:49)

QUESTION FOR GONZALO:
WHAT THIS FRASE IT MEANS? "I JUST SOLD IT TO A BRAZILLIAN GENTLEMAN"
Para os seus amigos do Ceara, isso se significa ser MAXIMUS VITELUS.
Vai brincar com o BRAZILIAN GENTLEMAN....ANNNNN HANNNNNNNN

Kaka BRA-65 | 24th April 2007 (15:00:45)

auhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhuahuha
Fiquei sabendo que houve uma operação do Dr. Wanley para abiscoitar uma quilha kashy 68cm XS que era do Gonza?
Essa histĂłria jĂĄ ta repercurtindo aqui....
auhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhauhuahuha
Bora TEAM MELO USA... Dr. Wanley mais uma vez esclarecendo...
Gonza, aqui em Fortaleza esse episĂłdio ĂŠ conhecido como VITELAGEM... OU NOVILHAGEM...
AHAUHAUHAUHAUHAUHAUAHUAHHAU
Parece que FĂĄbinho estĂĄ se preparando para aplicar o golpe...
E tem mais... QUERO QUE ESSES BIXO MERREQUEIRO AI TUDIM SE FODAM... ELES NUM ENTENDEM MESMO PORTUGUES...
AUHAUHAUHAUHAUHAUHAUHAUHUAHA
ENTAUM AGENTE TÁ AQUI EM PESO FAZENDO A DANÇA DO VENTO...
AUHAUHAUHAUHAUHUAHUAHA
VAI SER MUITO FUMO NELES...
BORA FABIM, BORA GALEGUIN, BORA GONZALITO...

Anonym | 24th April 2007 (15:22:14)

come on guys let us enjoy your discussion. English please!

ComandU BRA 25 | 24th April 2007 (19:21:59)

We need one info about all this:

How much was offered for the fin? hauhauha

Essa negada ta no patrao mesmo viu !! Forca Brasil !!!

fabio | 24th April 2007 (19:47:38)

a quilha foi barata.. US1200,00..

Kaka BRA-65 | 24th April 2007 (20:46:29)

uahuahuahuahuahuahuahuaha
caralho Fabin...
essa bixa sĂł pode ter valido muito a pena!!!!!!!!!!
Pelo menos o golpe aplicado no Gonza jĂĄ valeu a pena!!!!!! auhauauhahuahuhaa
mexa com os caba da peste... os $$$$$ sĂł escutando a conversa...
Boa sorte Fabinho detone ai man...
estamos direto fazendo a DANÇA DO VENTO...
CONTRATEI VÁRIAS DANÇARINAS QUE ESTÃO 24 HORAS DANÇANDO...
AUHAUHAUHAUHAUHAUHA

ComandU BRA 25 | 24th April 2007 (22:14:34)

Eh isso ai man CEara nao tem soh vento! Tem $$$$$$ tambĂŠm haahauahaah !!!!! Porra Fabin foda esse vento heim man.. agora ĂŠ rezar para ventar logo nos proximos dias... possivelmente vai ter um dia de vento bom e ai vc aplica um TFE !!! Vai ventar man, boa sorte.

Gonza - Don't spent it all at once man !!!What a sales talent huahauha

Mathias | 25th April 2007 (14:46:11)

BORA FABIM!! BORA VILMA!! BORA KIKO!
Pequenino fica escondendo o leite. Aplicou logo um 2o. ontem so para dar uma esclarecida.
Aqui as dançarinas tao faendo a dança do vento na base do açoite.
BY THE WAY..a quilha foi DE GRAAAAAAAÇAAAAA

GWADA JER ET STEF | 25th April 2007 (15:51:23)

FOSS JUJU PA MOLI

junio | 25th April 2007 (23:33:58)

....!!!! GOOOOOOOO MON JUJU.......!!!!!!!

SXM FAMILY | 26th April 2007 (12:13:36)

BON VENT AUX CROCOS

Viner | 27th April 2007 (06:35:37)

Sarauj Letiņi! Konkurence liela, bet ceru, ka iepūtīs.... Lai jums labi viss izdodas

Viner | 27th April 2007 (06:38:24)

Garumziimju protams nav :-(
Gribeeju teikt: Sarauj Letinji! Turam iikskus. Mums spiid saule, varbuut buus veejs, vakar nebija. nu tad TURAAS!

Formula | 9th May 2007 (12:57:42)

where is the list of equipement for these races, please ????

kj | 9th May 2007 (18:02:36)

for list of equipment go to report&results and then to Portimao Grand Prix.

Formula | 10th May 2007 (00:23:19)

Thanks, kj but I was thinking about Santa Pola championship. Can you find them ?

kj | 10th May 2007 (10:18:45)

Sorry, we did not get the materials list from Santa Pola...


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