Posted : 1st of February 2008

2008 Youth & Masters and Formula Experience Worlds

Peru, Ancon, 27 December - 03 January '09
1.1 The 2008 Formula Windsurfing Festival (FWF) will be held from December 28th 2008 to January 3rd 2009 in Ancon, Peru.
1.2 The Festival includes World Championships for Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters; and Formula Experience.

2.1 The Championships will be organised by the Peruvian Windsurfing Association for and on behalf of, and under specified conditions laid down by, the International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC), the Formula Experience Class (FEC) and the ISAF.

3.1 The event will be based at Ancon bay. The average conditions that can be expected are: Water temperature: 18-22°C Air temperature 24-29°C Wind speed range: 10-25 knots; Side-shore.
3.2 Ancon is a beautiful village where most of the Peruvian sailors and have 3 nautical clubs that concentrate a lot of people and families that know each other from many years. Ancon is a perfect place to organize a championship and have all the conditions and facilities you can have.

4.1 This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The 2005/2008 ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing –Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR);
4.1.2 The IFWC Class Rules & Championship Rules;
4.1.3 The FEC Class Rules & Championship Rules;
4.1.4 This Notice of Race ("NoR") & the Sailing Instructions (SIs);
4.1.5 Alterations to the SIs must be approved by the Class’s Race Supervisor.
4.2 A minimum of 3 races is required for a valid Championship. There shall be a maximum of 15 races in the series.
4.3 Competitors shall attend the opening & closing ceremonies inc. the prize giving.
4.4 The IFWC and FEC are category 'C' classes as set out in ISAF Regulation 20 - Advertising Code.

5.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19-Eligibility Code.
5.2 Each championship shall be a single discipline event, with a maximum of 4 races per day.
5.3 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.
5.4 Competitors shall be a member of a Windsurfing club / state, National Windsurfing Assoc. or of the IFWC or FEC. National Associations shall be paid up members of IWA, which is empowered by the class to collect any fees due.
5.5 Membership formalities can be completed on site.

6.1 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championship ( FWYWC)
6.1.1 The series shall be “open entry” for Men and Women in Division C.

6.2 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Championship (FWMWC)
6.2.1 The series shall be ”open entry” for Men and Women in Division G.
6.2.2 There may be a prize for the highest placed Grand Master competitor.

6.3 Formula Experience World Championship (FEWC)
6.3.1 The series shall be “open entry” for Boys and Girls in Division D.
6.3.2 There may be prizes for the highest placed Junior 7.5, Youth, Senior, Masters, Women and Grand Masters
competitor category.
6.3.3 See also # 7.4

7.1 Gender:
Men/Boys; Women/Girls;
7.2 Age:
7.2.1 A Youth (C) is a man or woman who is less than 20 years of age.
7.2.2 A Junior (D) is a boy or girl who is less than 17 years of age.
7.2.3 An FE Junior 7.5 (E) is a boy or girl who is less than 15 years of age.
7.2.4 A Senior is a man (A) or a woman (B) who has reached the age of 19.
7.2.5 A Master (G) is a man who has reached the age of 35 or a woman who has reached the age of 30.
7.2.6 A Grand Master (H) is a man who has reached the age of 45 or a woman who has reached the age of 40.
7.2.7 A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2007.
7.2.8 A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2008.
7.3 General:
7.3.1 A minimum of 10 entries is required to constitute a 'class' or 3 entries as a division within a class.

8.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment.
8.2 An Equipment Registration Form shall be completed before the close of registration.
8.3 There may be a limited number of FE charter boards.

9.1 It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to its 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.

10.1 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 Appendix G. Alternatively they may be
placed back to back on a white background. All sails shall otherwise comply with the national letter system
according to RRS 77 and Appendix G.

11.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed Class Rules shall apply.

12.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The Organiser, IFWC, FEC, 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. Notice is drawn to RRS 4.

13.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the Sailing Instructions. The course to be raced on any day will be posted on the official notice board not later than 30 minutes before the start of racing.

14.1 Scoring shall comply with RRS Windsurfing Competition Rules; the low points scoring system shall apply.

15.1 An International Jury shall be appointed in accordance with the RRSs 70.4. Their decisions shall be final and cannot be appealed.

16.1 The 'Championship SIs' will be available at registration as will the Event Programme scheduling social events.

17.1 Coaches are required to register in advance by filling in Form 4
17.2 Coaches and support personnel shall pay a registration fee of Euro 25.
17.3 Coachboats may support competitors. If you propose to bring your own, please advise the local organisers in advance

Sunday - 28th Dec
10.00hrs-18.00hrs Registration & Inspection

Mon>wed - 29th –31st Dec
10.30hrs Skippers Meeting
11.00hrs First possible start

Thursday - 1st Jan
Rest Day

Fri>Sat - 2nd/3d Jan
10.30hrs Skippers Meeting
11.00hrs First possible start

Saturday - 3rd Jan
17.00hrs Last possible start
21.30hrs Prize Giving Ceremony

19.1 Medals or trophies may be awarded up to the first three competitors in each Class Championship 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 and before the first race.
19.2 The first man or woman in the FWYWC shall be known as the Formula Youth World Champion.
19.3 The first man or woman in the FWMWC shall be known as the Formula Masters World Champion.
19.4 The first junior boy or girl in the FEWC shall be known as the Formula Experience World Champion.

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.

21.1 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.

22.1 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 in accordance with IFWC Championship Rule #8. The stickers shall not be cut or trimmed in any way.

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

24.1 Additional information will be posted on the website with site plan and photos of the event site and surrounding area.
24.2 Preferential rates have been negociated with some local Hotels to offer special pricing in lodging for competitors and families during the event.
24.3 Alternatively, and for further tourist information visit :

25.1 By road – Transport from Lima International Airport to Paracas will be by bus and is provided by the organization two days before and after the event. Most international car rentals are located in the airport so if you want to go to Paracas you can also rent a car or van and drive 250km to the South.
25.2 By Air – Lima International Airport is connected to all South America capitals, main Caribbean and Central
Americas´ countries, USA, Canada, and main international European airports as Madrid (Spain), Amsterdam
(Holland), Paris (France).

26.1 The registration office during the regatta will be at Hotel El Condor.
For more local Information before the regatta and to make enquiries please check:
or contact:

Nicolas Schreier:
Ricardo Guglielmino:
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 Inspectors.

Entry & Payment will be by online entry system via the International Windsurfing Association. Further information will be posted on the following websites:
Peruvian Windsurfing Association:
International Windsurfing Association:
International Formula Windsurfing Class:
Formula Experience Class:

Join the discussion

Anonym | 7th February 2008 (15:18:47)


Anonym | 4th March 2008 (01:21:06)

tha 2nd

Anonym | 30th October 2008 (12:29:32)

where is the entry list?
i'd like to know ho from europe goes!

ceri | 30th October 2008 (13:47:17)

all online entries and entry lists for class championships are via IWA website

Anonym | 5th November 2008 (12:33:54)


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