Posted : 14th of January 2009

New Zealand Nationals 2009

New Zealand, Manly Sailing Club, Laurence St, Manly, Whangaparaoa, 18-22 February '09
Wednesday 18th February – Sunday 22nd February 2009
Manly Sailing Club, Laurence St, Manly, Whangaparaoa
The Organising Authority is the Manly Sailing Club, PO Box 126 Whangaparaoa.


1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2 The Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations Part 1, shall apply. Notwithstanding the dispensation granted by Yachting New Zealand, sailboard competitors shall comply with clause 1.

1.3 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.

2.1 Advertising will be restricted to Category C.
2.2 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the International Formula Windsurfing Class.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and sending it, together with the required fee, to Formula Windsurfing Nationals, Manly Sailing Club, PO Box 126 Whangaparaoa by 19th January 2009.
3.3 Late entries will be accepted under the following conditions: at the Race Committees discretion until 1000hrs on Wednesday 18th February 2009.
3.4 To be eligible to compete in this event each competitor shall be a financial member of a club recognised by the competitor’s national authority and members of Windsurfing New Zealand.
3.5 Competition for the New Zealand title shall be restricted to New Zealand Citizens.

4.0 FEES
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Class Fee
Formula Windsurfer $100.00

4.2 Other fees:
Late Entry Fee
Additional $25.00

5.1 Registration:
Wednesday 18th February 2009
From 0800hrs To 1100hrs Manly Sailing Club
5.2 Briefing:
Wednesday 18th February 2009, Manly Sailing Club
At 1115Hrs
5.3 Measurement and Inspection:
Wednesday 18th February 2009
From 0800hrs To 1100hrs Manly Sailing Club

5.4 Dates of racing:
18th Feb racing
19th Feb racing
20th Feb racing
21st Feb racing
22nd Feb racing
5.5 Number of races:
Up to 12 races are scheduled and up to 3 races per day may be sailed if required.
5.6 The scheduled time of the warning signal for Race 1 is1300hrs.
5.7 The scheduled time of the warning signal on subsequent days is 1100hrs.
5.8 On Sunday 22nd February 2009 no warning signal will be made after 1455hours.


Each board competing may be required to present equipment for measuring at Registration and additional measurement checks may be made throughout the regatta.

The sailing instructions will be available after at Registration.

The races will be held on the waters out from the Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa.

The courses to be sailed will be as follows:
Trapezoidal or windward/leeward as generally prescribed in the IFWC Championship Rules.

10.1 The penalties are as follows: Appendix B2.1 shall apply.

11.1 The scoring system is as follows: The Alternative system of Appendix B rule B 8.2 will be used.

11.2 3 races as per IFWC rule 2.1.3 will be required to be completed to constitute a series.
11.3 (a) When fewer than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When from 4 to 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When from 7 to10 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst two scores.
(d) When 11or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores exclud¬ing her three worst scores.

Team Support boats will be permitted and must be registered with the Organising Authority at Registration (See 5.1 above)

Prizes will be given as follows: Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the Organising Committee and allocated on the basis of the numbers of entries in each class and division. The results of the regatta will count towards IFWC rankings.

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

For further information please contact:

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