Notice of Race, WWEC2009 Estonia

WINTER WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CUP 2009, Estonia

NOTICE OF RACE (NoR)

1. EVENT

The 4th event OF WWEC 08/09 will be organized from 27th of February – 1st of March 2009, Haapsalu, Estonia.

2. ORGANISER

2.1. The Championships will be organised by Winter Windurfing Club

2.2. The event is sponsored by Hiberna and Skullcandy. Also supported by Hawaii Surf, Hotel Promenaadi, Haapsalu Yachtclub, Night club Africa, Veskiviigi Trahter and others.

3. VENUEThe event will be based at the Haapsalu Yachtclub, Estonia. Driving distance from Tallinn 100 km, from Riga 313 km.

4. RULES

4.1. The Winter windsurfing European Cup 2009 General Rules

4.2. The Winter Windsurfing Racing Rules 2009 (WWRR 09)

4.3. This Notice of Race (NoR) & the Sailing Instructions (SI).

4.4. The Sailing Instructions may be altered at skippers meetings.

4.5. The WWRR 09 and Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.

4.6. Competitors shall attend the opening & closing ceremonies, including the prize giving.

4.7. Protest fee of 50€ will be taken prior to processing of the protest, if protest will be deemed necessary it will be returned to initiator

5. DISCIPLINES

5.1. There will be two disciplines held during event – Course race and Slalom.

5.2. Shape, location and lap amount of the track will be announced during the skipper meeting

5.3. A minimum of 1 (one) race and one series is required for a valid WWEC event.

6. DIVISIONS

For the divisions every standing will be calculated by making extraction from overall results without recalculating scores, minimum of five participants is required.

Groups:

Overall All competitors

Women All female competitors

Ages:

Youth under 20 years on December 31, 2008 (born 1989 and later)

Master 40 years and over on December 31, 2008 (born1968 and earlier)

7. EQUIPMENT

7.1. All competitors shall bring their own equipment.

7.2. Maximum two boards and five sails for registration are allowed.

7.3. The sail size above 7.5 m² is restricted.

8. SAIL INSIGNIAS & BIBS/VESTS

8.1. For Sailboard class national letters & sail numbers shall be in a colour that contrasts strongly with the body of the sail. Sails shall otherwise comply with the national letter system.

8.2. During racing and training, competitors will be required by the Organisers to wear bibs/vests carrying the event sponsors’ branding; and carry the event sponsors advertising on their sails.

9. SAFETY

9.1. It is the responsibility of each competitor to participate in the safest possible manner at all times.

9.2. Helmets shall be worn during racing.

9.3. Protective clothing is highly recommended.

10. LIABILITY

10.1. Competitors take part in the event at their own risk. The WWC, WISSA, ISAF, IFCA, IWA, TP, LOA or any of their representatives, sponsors, or officials are not responsible under any circumstances for any damage, loss or injury to persons or equipment either ashore or on the ice (water).

10.2. Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in the event is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk.

10.3. No organisation or individual will be held responsibility for any moral or material damage that may be sustained during travel or arrival at the Championship venue.

11. SCORING

11.1. RRS Appendix A and RRS Appendix B8 shall apply.

11.2. The Low Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix B8.3 (a) shall apply.

11.3. Discards as in RRS Appendix B8.2 shall apply:

12. SCHEDULE

12.1. Schedule:

Friday, February 27th Arrival/

12:00 – 17:30 Training and freeride. Equipment tests.

18:00 – 19:00 Registration

Saturday, February 28th 9:30 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 – 11:00 Skippers meeting & opening ceremony

11:30 First possible start

16:30 Last possible start

Sunday, March 1st 10:00 – 10:30 Skippers meeting

10:30 First possible start

14:00 Last possible start

15:00 Prize giving ceremony

15:30 Departures

13. ACCOMMODATION

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13.1. Hotell Promenaadi. Standard single or double room for 31 EUR per night including buffet breakfast, wireless internet, parking and VAT. Phone +372 4737 250 E-mail: hotel@promenaadi.ee. Mention “SURF” when booking.

13.2. Haapsalu Yachtclub provides just renovated rooms, but price list not available yet.

14. REGISTRATION

14.1. The registration office during the regatta will be in Haapsalu Yachtclub.

14.2. Competitors will be required to produce the following, prior to completing registration formalities on site:

14.2.1 Original WWEC Entry Form (Form 1).

14.2.2 Parental/legal Guardian Assent – for those under age of 18.

14.2.3 Proof of age.

15. ENTRIES & PAYMENT

15.1. Entry fee is 30 EUR or 450 EEK shall be paid in cash.

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