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Notice of Race

2005 ALOHA UNDER 15 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
2005 MISTRAL YOUTH & JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2005 RACEBOARD MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Sopot, Poland
August  6th - 14th 2005

An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event

1.  EVENT
1.1 The 2005 Aloha Under 15s World Championship (AU15WC), Mistral Junior World Championships (MJWC), Mistral Youth World Championships (MYWC), and Raceboard Masters World Championship (RMWC) will be held from August 6th  - 14th 2005

2.  ORGANISER
2.1  The Championships will be organized by the SKZ Sopot for and on behalf of and under specified conditions laid down by Aloha, IMCO, MJOD & the Raceboard classes supported by the IWA and in co-operation wth the ISAF.

3.  VENUE 
3.1  Sopot is located on the Baltic Sea coast of Poland and is an established windsurfing area.
3.2  During the championship period winds are expected of between 10-20 knots.  The sailing area is free from tides and currents. The water temperature is expected to be +20c  and Air temperature is expected to be +25c.

4.  RULES 
4.1  This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by: 
4.1.1  The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing for 2005>2008 ("RRS") including App. B Windsurf Competition Rules;
4.1.2  The relevant Class Rules and Championship Rules;
4.1.3  This Notice of Race & the Sailing Instructions (SIs);
4.1.4  Where there is a conflict between Class Rules and the NoR, the NoR will take precedence;
4.1.5  Alterations to the SIs must be approved by the Class's Race Supervisor;
4.1.6  Attendance at the Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony is mandatory for coaches, team leaders & competitors. 
4.2  RRS # 62.1 (Redress) is added to as follows: 
 e) or because of the improper action of a helicopter or media boat under the control of the local organizer.
4.3  Aloha, IMCO, MJOD & Raceboard are category "C" classes 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/Series for all classes. 
5.3  Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.
5.4  Competitors shall be members of the relevant National class association or of the relevant International class. National Associations shall have paid their annual fees to the IWA who are empowered to receive these on behalf of the classes.
5.5  Class Membership formalities can be completed on site.
5.6 Entry may be subject to the agreement of the relevant national authority.
5.7 Under 15s, juniors, Youths and Masters may race separately.

6.  CLASSES
6.1  ALOHA UNDER 15s WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (AU15WC)
6.1.1  The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' (subject to national qualification) event sailed on Techno 293 One Design boards for boys and girls of divisions 'A'. They may race together in a 10 race series over 5 days.
6.2  MISTRAL JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (MJWC)
6.2.1  The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' (subject to national qualification) event sailed on MOD boards for boys and girls of divisions 'B'. They may race separately each in a 10 race series over 5 days.
6.3  MISTRAL YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (MYWC)
6.3.1  The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' (subject to national qualification) event sailed on MOD Boards for men and women of division 'C'. They shall race separately, each in a 10 race series over 5 days.
6.4  RACEBOARD MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (RMWC)
6.4.1  The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event sailed on Raceboard Boards for men and women of division 'D', 'E' &  'F'. Men & women shall race together, in a 10 race series over 5 days. 
6.4.2  There may be separate Prizes for "Grand Masters" & "Veterans".

7.  DIVISIONS
7.1  Age:
7.1.1  A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2004.
7.1.2  A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2005
7.1.3  A Minim (A) shall be under the age of 15. (Born in or after 1991 and not later than 1995)
7.1.4  A Junior (B) shall be under the age of 17. (Born in or after 1989 and not later than 1993)
7.1.5  A Youth (C) shall be under the age of 20 (Born in or after 1986 and not later than 1993)
7.1.6  A Master (D) is a man who has reached the age of 35 (1969>) or for a woman, 30 (1974>).
7.1.7  A Grand Master (E) is a man who has reached the age of 45 (1959 >) or for a woman 40 (1964>)
7.1.8  A Veteran (F) is a man who has reached the age of 55 (1949>) or for a woman 50 (1954>)

7.2  General 
7.2.1  Only divisions specified within each championship will apply. A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a 'class' or a division within a class. If the number of entries in a class/division reaches 60, that class/division may be given a separate start.  Competitors may only enter one class/division.

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

9.  EQUIPMENT INSPECTION. 
9.1  Each Competitor shall ensure that his/her sailboard and equipment conforms to the relevant Class Rules.
9.2  Equipment inspection and checks may be made throughout the event. 
9.3  Competitors shall be on site from 10.00hrs on August 7th 2005 for registration & measurement.
9.4  Competitors not carrying full ISAF Category "C" advertising are reminded that they shall comply with Championship Rule # 28

10.  SAIL INSIGNIAS 
10.1  IMCO/MJOD competitors shall comply with Class Rule C.9.2 (National letters & sail numbers)
10.2  Sails should 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. Organising Authority, ISAF, IWA, Aloha, IMCO, MJOD and Raceboard or any of their officials or representatives or 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.  COURSES 
13.1  Courses for each championship shall be as described in the SIs. 

14.  SCHEDULE     

August 6th Saturday  Arrival
August 7th   Sunday 1000hrs-1900hrs Registration & Measurement
August 8th   Monday 1000hrs-1900hrs    Registration & Measurement
1400hrs Practice Race
2100hrs Opening Ceremony
Aug 9th /10th Tues/Wed    1000hrs Racing
Aug 11th/12th   Thurs/Friday 1000hrs Racing
Aug 13th   Saturday 1000hrs Racing
1530hrs Last possible start
1830hrs Prize Giving Ceremony
Aug 14th   Sunday    Departure

   
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.  SCORING 
15.1  The RRS Appendix A - A4.1 "Low Points Scoring System" will apply.

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

17.  SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SIs)/EVENT PROGRAMME 
17.1  The 'SIs' will be available at registration as will the Event Programme scheduling social events.

18.  COACHES 
18.1  Coaches are required to register in advance at a cost of Euro 25 each
18.2  A limited number of coach boats is available for charter on request to the local organiser. (FORM 5) Contact:
admin@skz.sopot.pl 18.3  Coaches are required to wear a buoyancy aid when the "Y" flag is flown.
18.5  Coach boats shall be identified by flying their National Flags or by displaying prominently their national country code letters in black on a solid white background on their outboard engine.

19.  DRUG TESTING 
19.1  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.
 
20.  MEDALS AND PRIZES 
20.1 Medals shall be awarded to at least the first five in Class/Division depending on entry numbers.
20.2. The first Under 15 boy or girl (A) shall be known as the Aloha Under 15 World Champion (one title)
20.3  The first junior boy & girl (B) shall each be known as the Mistral Junior One Design World Champion. (two titles)
20.4  The first Youth boy & girl (C) shall each be known as the Mistral Youth One Design World Champion (two titles)
20.5  The first Master man or woman (D, E & F) shall be known as the Raceboard Master's World Champion (one title)

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 Instruction 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 advertising bibs/vests.
22.2  During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to carry the event sponsor's advertising on their sails immediately above the boom. The maximum size of the relevant sticker is 600mmX1000mm.

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 dress is not commensurate with the occasion.

24.  ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFERS
24.1  Transfers of passengers, luggage and their equipment from Warsaw Airport (370Kms away) to the Regatta Site will be charged at €uro 20 each way per person and a further €uro 20 each way per complete set of OD equipment. TO BE ACCEPTED, TRANSFER BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE A MINIMUM OF 15 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL IN POLAND. Payment shall be made on site. Contact: 
admin@skz.sopot.pl
24.2  Special packages have been negotiated for coaches, team leaders and family/friends wishing to stay in apartments or on the local camping ground. Contact:  hotel@skz.sopot.pl    Tel: +48 58 555 7203 (hotel)

25.  AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION
25.1  Participants may fly to Gdansk International Airport via Copenhagen or Warsaw.  Although planes flying into Gdansk are not big enough to carry boards.
25.2  The LOA, the classes and the IWA can take no responsibility for travel bookings made in error.

26.  REGISTRATION
26.1  The registration office during the regatta will be at the SKZ Sopot. It will open from August 7th from 0930hrs to 1900hrs for registration & enquiries. Before the regatta for information and enquiries, please contact
Sopocki Klub Zeglarski, ul. Bitwy Pod Plowcami 67, 81-731 Sopot, Poland
Tel: +48 58 555 7200 (office)   +48 58 555 7202 (Piotr Hlavaty)     
Fax: +48 58 555 7201                                    
Email:
klub@skz.sopot.pl         
URL:
http://www.skz.sopot.pl/
26.2  Competitors shall produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site: 
Original Regatta Entry Form (Form 1)  
Proof of age (Passport)  
Evidence of valid third party insurance   Original Bank Transfer/Draft details
Medical treatment permission (Form 3) Parental/legal Guardian Assent (Form 2)
Measurement Form signed by the Official Measurer 

27.  MEDICAL TREATMENT PERMISSION
27.1  Competitors under 18 years old shall present a "Medical Treatment Permission" form signed by their parent or official guardian. (FORM 3)

28. ENTRIES & PAYMENT
28.1  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.
28.2  Competitors may enter in advance electronically through the IWA website at
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/ or by faxing +44 2392 468831 or mailing an official entry form (Form 1) with their entry fees by July 1st  2005. The Entry Forms may be downloaded from the Class website.
28.3  Money Transfers shall be in the name of: The International Windsurfing Association and be sent t
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
28.4  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:
info@internationalwindsurfing.com, or imco@internationalwindsurfing.com
28.5  All exchange Bank or Card charges will be added to your account.
28.6  Entry fees paid on site shall be made in Euros/US Dollars Only.

Form 1 - Competitor Entry Form

Form 2 - Parent or Guardian Assent

Form 3 - Medical Treatment Permission

Form 4 - Coach Registration Form

Form 5 - Coach Boat Charter Form

Competitors Register and Pay On-Line

Coaches Register and Pay On-Line