NoR for WW European Open

WWE OPEN Championship 2010 KALAJOKI
Winter sailing event,
Winter Windsurfing European OPEN Championship
18.-21.3.2010, Hiekkasärkät, Kalajoki, FINLAND
Notice of Race

· Open winter sailing race
· Event is organised by Kallan Purjehtijat ry in cooperation with Winterwindsurf and Rautio Sports
· Sponsors: Rautio Sports, Rip Curl, Keskipohjanmaa, Hiberna, Autotalo Anttiroiko, JOY-tuotanto, Dyyni Dance bar.
· Winter windsurfing race will be done on sleds with standard windsurfing rigs in two disciplines (course race and slalom) according to following rules: Winter Windsurfing European Cup (WWEC 2010), Winter Windsurfing Racing Rules (WWRR 2010), this Notice of the Race (NoR) and Sailing Instructions (SI)
· Participation fee of 50€ shall be paid during the registration, registration form filled, equipment registered, every participant shall possess a valid injury insurance (for Finnish participants racing license of Purjehtijaliitto either by Purjelautaliitto or own club is enough)
· Sailing Instructions will be given no later than during the first skippers’ meeting
· Every competitor participates at his/her own responsibility; suitable helmet is mandatory and other equipment is recommended. Everyone is responsible to assure safety of everyone (including himself/herself) on ice and avoid any unnecessary risks. Sailing on weak ice (known danger areas will be told latest at skippers meeting), in dark or in otherwise bad conditions is forbidden.
· Competitors are participating sober, regarding any doping substances ISAF Regulation 21 applies
· There will be Chief Officer, Race Judges and Organiser Workers
· Protest committee will be elected from the competitors to review possible protests together with the judges; in case a judge or a competitor is involved in the protest they will be excluded from protest committee and new members will be elected instead of them
· Race will be carried out in accordance with these rules (rules will be displayed during the race and explained during the skippers meeting); all participants accept by their participation decision of the Race Judges regarding their equipment, sailing and possible protests
· During the registration competitors will get number bibs that shall be kept visible during the practice and race; after the race it is mandatory to return them
· Shape of the tracks, their location and number of laps will be announced during the skippers meetings
· Race Judges decide number of starts at the location
· In both disciplines (course race and slalom) following will be awarded
o Overall
o Ladies (if more than three participants)
o Youth under age of 20 on 31.12.2010 (if more than three participants)
o Masters over age of 40 on 31.12.2010 (if more than three participants)
o Best Try (by Race Judges decision)
· During the demo-part all competitors are requested to kindly introduce all spectators and testers into ice sailing and help media representatives to get good photos and videos. During the race racing has higher priority
Schedule
· THURSDAY 18TH MARCH
· 12:00 Rigging, testing
· 12:00 – 14:00 Registration
· 14.30 Skippers meeting
· 15:00 First possible start STS, COURSE
· 18.00 Last possible start STS, COURSE

· FRIDAY 19TH MARCH
· 9:00 – 10:00 Registration
· 10:30 Skipper’s meeting
· 11:00 First possible start STS, COURSE
· 18:00 Last possible start STS, COURSE

· SATURDAY 20TH MARCH
· 9:30 Skipper’s meeting
· 10:00 First possible start STS, COURSE
· 18:00 Last possible start STS, COURSE
· 20:00 SAUNA for competitors
· 22:00 Prize giving ceremony

· SUNDAY 19TH MARCH RESERVE DAY
· 9:30 Skipper’s meeting
· 10:00 First possible start STS, COURSE
· 12:00 Last possible start STS, COURSE
Possible changes will be announced in Skippers’ meetings
Race results will be announced to Winter Windsurfing Club (www.winterwindsurf.com ) and Finnish Windsurfing Union (www.purjelautaliitto.fi);

ACCOMMODATION IN KALAJOKI – should be made before March 1st direct to:
henna.rautio@hiekkasarkat.fi
‘Spa hotel Sani’ – www.hiekkasarkat.fi
57 €/ person/ per day in double room
87 €/ person/ per day in single room
Prices include accommodation, a buffet table breakfast, unlimited use of the SaniFani spa’s pool section during opening hours and half board (1 buffet table meal per day).

Motel at Nightclub „Dyyni“ – www.hiekkadyyni.fi
30 €/ person/ per day
Prices include accommodation, a buffet table breakfast, unlimited use of the SaniFani spa’s pool section during opening hours.

Cottage in 1 km from spot for 300.00 €/3days/6 to 10 people – group bookings to info@winterwindsurf.com

You can also book your accommodation from http://www.kalajokimatkailu.fi/en/accommodation.html

PICK UP SERVICE

For competitors there is a FREE pick up service from nearby airports (Oulu and Kokkola). If you need pick up please contact jarno.rautio@rautio.fi

START FEE includes five warm meals on competition spot, WW European Open Tshirt plus free entry to Dyyni Dance bar.