WWEC2009 go Saimaa! Notice of Race

WWEC 2009 goSaimaa 
European Cup Race
winter sailing competition
9.-11.1.2009, Lappeenranta, Finland 
  • Winter sailing competition open for everyone
  • Sponsored by goSaimaa, Hiberna, Rautio Sports and others
  • Competition for sleds with windsurfing rig, two disciplines – course racing and slalom, in accordance with Winter Windsurfing European Cup (WWEC 09) and Winter Windsurfing Racing Rules (WWRR 09), this Notice of the Race (NoR) and Sailing Instructions (SI)
  • Participation fee 30€ is paid during the registration, each competitor shall fill registration form, register own equipment and must have valid injury insurance (for Finnish racers membership of Purjehtijaliitto either over Purjelautaliitto or own sailing club is enough); third party insurance is highly recommended
  • Race is arranged by Lappeenrannan Pursiseuran Surffijaos
  • Sailing Instructions will be given latest at skippers meeting
  • All participants are taking part solely on their own responsibility, suitable helmet is required from everyone, other protective garment is highly recommended. It is mandatory to consider safety of every person on ice including racer himself and avoid any unnecessary risks, sailing in dark or on possible weak ice areas (which can be indicated during the skippers meeting) is entirely forbidden
  • 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
  • There will be one Chief Judge, Track Judge for each Discipline and other assisting personnel
  • Race will be carried on in accordance with abovementioned rules which will be displayed to all participants and explained during the skipper meeting; all participants agree by taking part in the race to accept decisions of the judges regarding their equipment, sailing and possible protests;
  • Shape, location and lap amount of the track will be announced during the skipper meeting
  • Race will take place on Sunisenselkä, Huhtiniemi, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • In case of bad wind or ice conditions race can cancelled – this shall be announced no later than 7.1.2008 on www.winterwindsurf.com
  • Amount of starts will be decided by judges at site
  • In both disciplines (slalom and course racing) following awards will be given
    • Overall
    • Women (if more than five participants)
    • Youth under 20 years on 31.12.2008 (if more than five participants)
    • Masters over 40 years on 31.12.2008 (if more than five participants)
    • Best Try (decided by judges)
  • During the demo phase each competitor is requested to kindly guide and help spectators to learn sailing on ice and media to get good pictures. During the race phase racing gets higher priority
  • Schedule:
    • Thursday 8th January to Friday 9th January -arrival to Lappeenranta
    • Friday
      • 10:00 preparations, rigging, free testing
      • 13:00 possible training starts
      • demos, filming, test races and registration until ca. 16:00
      • 19:00 opening of the event, dinner, party
    • Saturday
      • 08:15 – 08:45 registration
      • 09:15 skippers meetings
      • 10:00 first possible starts
      • 15:00 last possible starts
      • 18:00 sauna and dinner at Lappeenrannan Pursiseura (LrPS) permices
    • Sunday
      • 9:30 skippers meeting
      • 10:00 first possible starts
      • 14:00 last possible starts
      • 15:00 Prize giving ceremony (all participants required to attend)
    • possible schedule changes can be announced at skippers meeting
  • Race results will be given to Winter Windsurfing Club (www.winterwindsurf.com ) and Finnish National Sailboard Association; European Cup scores will be counted from this event if a discipline has had at least one valid start (course racing) and one serie (slalom)