NOTICE OF RACE
2013 LITHUANIA BALTIC CUP &
FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CUP
24th to 26th May 2013
Club “Extreme Sports" in co-operation with the Lithuania Windsurfing Association
An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event and
FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CUP & WORLD RANKING EVENT
FORMULA WINDSURFING, RACEBOARD, TECHNO 293, RS:X & KITEBOARD RACING BALTIC CUP SERIES EVENT
1.1 The windsurfing event will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 The kiteboarding event will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing – Kiteboard Course Racing Rules (KCRR).
1.3 The European Cup Competition Rules shall apply for Formula competitors. The event is a Level 2 Formula World Ranking event.
1.4 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.6 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions the Sailing Instructions shall take precedence.
2.1 Sailors may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority. ISAF Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ shall apply.
2.2 Event branding shall be worn at all times when afloat, and as requested by the organizers during media interviews and during the prize giving.
3.1 Gender Divisions: Men and Women.
3.2 Formula and Raceboard Age Divisions:
3.2.1 A Youth shall be under the age of 20 (born 1994 or not later than 2000).
3.2.2 A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 (born 1977 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 30 (born 1982 or earlier).
3.2.3 A Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 (born 1967 or earlier) or a woman over the age of 40 (born 1972 or earlier).
3.3 Techno 293 age divisions are according to T293 Class Rules.
3.4 RS:X Youth shall be under the age of 19 (born 1995 or not later than 2000).
3.5 Weight Division Formula: Lightweight is a competitor who weighs less than 75kg.
3.6 A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a 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. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 The following shall be presented upon registration:
• Original Entry Form
• Evidence of valid third party insurance
• Proof of age
• Emergency Contact & Health Information Form - for those under age of 18
5.1 The required entry fee: is 50 Euros; except Youth entry fee is 25 Euros.
5.2 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash (Litas or Euro).
6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 Event shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event.
6.2 Men and women may race together.
6.3 Competitors shall race a maximum 5 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.4 Three races are required to validate the event.
7.1 Friday 24 May 9:00-11:00 Registration
11:00 Skippers Meeting
Saturday 25 May 10:00 Skippers Meeting
Sunday 26 May 10:00 Skippers Meeting
16:00 Last possible warning signal
17:00 Prize giving
8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form, which will also be available at registration, shall be returned to the Race Office before the close of registration.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 Windsurfing Sail Numbers. WCR Appendix G applies; alternatively national letters and sail numbers, in a colour contrasting with the body of the sail, may be placed on both sides of the sail, with those on the starboard side uppermost.
8.4 Unless otherwise directed by the organising authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.
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.
Courses will be as described in the sailing instructions.
11 PROTEST COMMITTEE
A Protest Committee will be appointed in accordance with WCR 91(a).
Scoring will be according to the WCR/KCRR Appendix A, using the Low Points
Scoring System, except discards which shall be according to IFWC Rule #13.
13 COACHES & SUPPORT BOATS
Coaches and support boats shall be registered with the organiser. Support boat drivers shall have a valid boat licence and third party liability insurance.
Support boat crew member, and, if conditions require it, competitors, shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50).
15.1 Prizes may 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 woman will be declared - “2013 Lithuanian (Formula Windsurfing/ Raceboard/RSX/Techno293/Kiteboard Racing) Neil Pryde Baltic Cup Champion”.
16 OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
Competitors are requested to attend the event’s social functions; however, the organising authority may refuse entry to those whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion. Prize winners may forfeit prizes for non attendance at the prize giving ceremony.
17 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk, see WCR/KRR 4 - Decision to Race. The organising 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.
Each participating competitor/support boat driver shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance. Competitor insurance cover should be for a minimum of 300,000 euro.
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 NEIL PRYDE BALTIC CUP SERIES RULES
20.1 The first man and woman in the Series will be declared - “2013 Neil Pryde Baltic Cup (class/discipline) Champion.”
20.2 One valid series event is required to validate the Series.
20.3 All events shall count towards the Series result – there are no discards.
20.4 A competitor’s final points score, after discards, from each Event, shall be carried forward for Series result.
20.5 Competitors not entering a Series event shall be scored – number of competitors in the series +one.
20.6 A Series tie shall be broken according to WCR A8.1.
21 FURTHER INFORMATION
20.1 Registration will be in the race office at the beach.
20.2 For further information please contact: Robertas Gradauskas
Tel: +37068559999 Email: Robertas@extreme-sports.lt
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.
Hotel at registration site: www.svencele.lt/en
- 10% off from regular prices. In order to get this discount, book rooms by phone - +37060971117. It is also possible to park caravans and build tents in this area.
Camping Extreme-Sports.lt windsurfing center in Kintai – available tents (free), caravans (free), rooms, beds. Book accommodation directly with centre administrator: Mob. + 37068500933 or E-mail Edita@extreme-sports.lt
10km from racing place.
3* star Hotel ‘KINTAI’ about 13 km from racing place. Hotel administrator : mob +37061672402, email@example.com
B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
The nearest airport PALANGA, Lithuania http://www.palanga-airport.lt/en/
Direction : from Klaipėda direction to ‘ŠILUTĖ’, at ‘PRIEKULĖ’ turn to Dreverna/Svencelė.
It is possible to order transfer for competitors from/to airport (30 euros per person). You need to send your exact flight schedule and number on people/equipment arriving by 20’th of May to Robertas@extreme-sports.lt
C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 10 to 25 knots; sideshore and onshore.
Air temperature: 200C. Water temperature: 16 – 180C. D VENUE
Location is closer to Klaipėda then Kintai or Ventė. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Svencele ... =37.0625,-
Good thermal wind, flat water, big clean car parking.
Hotel for 100 person onshore (made from cargo containers). http://www.svencele.lt/galerija