Notice of Race

NOTICE OF RACE

2012 RACEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
11th to 16th June 2012
to be held at
Yyteri Beach, nr Pori, Finland

Organized by:

Finnish Boardsailing Association
in co-operation with the

SPLL Yyteri Surfcentre & BSF Segelforeningen i Bjorneborg

An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event

1.         RULES

1.1.      The event will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2.      The Championship Rules of the International Raceboard Class (IRC).
1.3.      No national prescriptions will apply.
1.4.      If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2.          ADVERTISING

2.1.      ISAF Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ shall apply. Competitors may be required to carry advertising for event sponsors both on their sails, and on a lycra vest if supplied by the organizer.

3.          DIVISIONS

3.1.      The divisions participating for World Titles shall be: Men and Women.
3.2.      Prize divisions may include: Youth, Master, Grandmaster and Veteran; Men Light and Men Heavy; Seven-Five (7.5).
3.3.      Age Divisions:

  • A Youth shall be under the age 20 (born in or after 1993).
  • A Master shall be over the age of 35 (men born 1976 or earlier) or 30 (women born 1981 or earlier).
  • A Grandmaster shall be over the age of 45 (men born 1966 or earlier) or 40 (women born 1971 or earlier).
  • A Veteran shall be over the age of 55 (men born 1956 or earlier) or 50 (women born 1961 or earlier).
  • Weight Divisions. A Lightweight is a man who weighs less than 82kg; a Heavyweight is a man who weighs more than 78kg. A sailor shall stay within the chosen weight group throughout the regatta to remain eligible for the prize.
  • Seven-Five. A division for men and women using sails of maximum 7.5 sq.m.
  • A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a Prize division.

4.          ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

4.1.      All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19-Eligibility Code.
4.2.      Competitors shall be members of a National Class Association which is a paid up member of the relevant international class association, or of the IWA. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3.      Entries may be made on-line at: http://www.raceboard.org/page0193v01.htm
4.4.      Eligible competitors shall present the following documentation at registration:

  • Original Entry Form – pre-entries will be given their completed form 1 to check and sign at registration.
  • Evidence of valid third party insurance
  • Proof of age
  • Parental/legal Guardian Assent – for those under age of 18
  • Medical Treatment Permission – for those under age of 18 or on their parents medical insurance policy

4.5.     Coaches and support personnel shall present the following documentation at registration:

  • Original Coach Entry Form
  • Boat Driving License (if applicable)
  • Evidence of valid third party insurance

5.          FEES

5.1.      The required fees for pre-entry are as follows:
Youth:                                       160 euro;
Men/Women:                          190 euro;
Coach/support personnel:    50 euro.
5.2.      A reduction of 30 euro will apply for competitor entries received before 14th May 2012.
5.3.      Entry fees paid at registration will incur a late payment charge of 20 euro and shall be paid in cash – Euro.

6.          RACE FORMAT

6.1.      The Championship shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event.
6.2.      Men and women, may race separately, depending on entry numbers.
6.3.      Competitors shall race a maximum 4 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.4.      Three races are required to validate the championship.

7.          SCHEDULE

Event Schedule

Date Day Times Event
9th & 10th June Saturday & Sunday Early Arrival and Training
11th June Monday 1000-1700 hrs Training and Registration
12th June Tuesday 0900-1100 hrs
1200 hrs
2000 hrs
Late Registration
Racing
Opening ceremony
13th June Wednesday 1000 hrs Racing
14th June Thursday 1000 hrs Racing
15th June Friday 1000 hrs Racing
16th June Saturday 1000 hrs
1600 hrs
1800 hrs
Racing
Last possible warning signal
Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony

7.1.      The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 1000 hrs, except on the first day when the warning signal will be displayed at 1200 hrs.

8.          EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION

8.1.      An Equipment Inspection Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector before the end of registration.
8.2.      Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3.      Upon completion of registration and until the end of the event, at all times when ashore except when launching and retrieving, all equipment shall be kept in their assigned places at event site. Removal of any equipment from the event site requires prior written approval from the race committee. Access to equipment in the storage area during certain hours, including hours of darkness may be restricted.
8.4.      Unless otherwise directed by the organizing authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.
8.5.      Youth Division. Competitors racing for the youth prize may race on any registered production raceboard with a sail of a maximum 8.5 sq.m.

9.          SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions (SI’s) will be available upon registration. Any changes to the SI’s shall be approved by the Class Representative at the event.

10.        COURSES

Courses will be as described in the sailing instructions.

11.        INTERNATIONAL JURY

An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with the WCR 91.( b ). Their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed, as specified in WCR 70.5.

12.        SCORING

Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A, and using the Low Points Scoring System.

13.        SUPPORT BOATS

Support boats shall be registered at the race office.

14.        SAFETY

14.1.    If personal buoyancy is prescribed every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50), or as specified in the SI’s.
14.2.    Personal buoyancy is mandatory for all competitors under 17 years of age and for any competitors while the Y flag is displayed.

15.        PRIZES

15.1.    Prizes will be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted division. Properly constituted divisions will be posted on the official notice board after the completion of the registration.
15.2.    The first man and the first woman will be declared – “2011 Raceboard World Champion”.

16.        OFFICIAL CEREMONIES

Competitors are requested to attend the event’s social functions; however, the organizing authority may refuse entry to those whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.

17.        DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk, see WCR 4 – Decision to Race. The organizing authority or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the event.

18.        INSURANCE

Each participating board shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover € 1 million per event or the equivalent. Coach and support boat drivers shall also have a valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of € 5 million.

19.        RIGHT TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS

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 Event as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.

20.        FURTHER INFORMATION

Registration will take place at the Yyteri Surcentre, Yyteri Beach.
For further information please contact: surfkeskus@purjelautaliitto.fi


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