NOTICE OF RACE
AMENDED 09/02/14 & 11/03/14
TECHNO 293 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
20th to 27th April 2014
TO BE HELD AT
Circolo Surf Torbole, Torbole sul Garda, Trentino, Italy
www.circolosurftorbole.com Organized by:
Circolo Surf Torbole (CST)
in co-operation with the
Techno 293 Italian Class Association
Techno 293 International Class Association An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event including
2014 TECHNO 293 JUNIOR (UNDER 15) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 TECHNO 293 YOUTH (UNDER 17) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 T293 PLUS EUROPEAN CUP 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFICATION EVENT for T293 YOUTH
1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 The Techno 293 Championship Rules & Techno 293 Plus Cup Rules.
1.3 Class Rule amendments: Techno – NoR #8.5.
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.
1.7 The Techno 293 Youth Championships is the Continental Qualification Event for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) – ISAF YOG Qualification System.
The top ranked male competitor and top ranked female competitor from the first four European countries in the Youth (under 17) Championship, that did not qualify at the 2013 Youth World Championships, shall qualify that country to compete in the Boy’s Windsurfer and Girl’s Windsurfer events in the YOG. To qualify a country a competitor shall be born between 1st January 1998 and 31st December 1999.
1.8 European countries are those recognised as such by ISAF – link
Boards may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. ISAF Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ shall apply.
3 CLASSES AND DIVISIONS
3.1 The participating classes and divisions shall be:
3.1.1 Techno 293 - Junior Boy & Girl; Youth Boy & Girl
3.1.2 Techno 293 Plus – Men and Women
3.2 Age Divisions:
3.2.1 A Techno Junior shall be under 15 years of age (born in 2000, 2001, or 2002; competitors born in 2003 or later are not eligible to compete). All Italian competitors born in 2002 must have celebrated their 12th birthday in order to take part in the Championships.
3.2.2 A Techno Youth shall be under 17 years of age (born in or after 1998 and not later than 2001).
3.2.3 A Techno Plus sailor shall be aged 17 years or older (born in 1997 or earlier).
3.3 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, or of the IWA. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 Eligible competitors may enter online (credit/debit card or bank transfer payment required).
4.4 The following shall be presented upon registration:
*Evidence of valid third party insurance
*Proof of age
*Emergency Contact and Health Information Form - for those under age of 18
4.5 Coaches and support personnel may enter online (credit/debit card or bank transfer payment required).
The following shall be presented upon registration:
*Boat Driving Licence (if applicable)
*Evidence of valid third party insurance
5 ENTRY FEES
5.1 The required fees are: Techno Junior & Youth - 130 euro; Techno Plus - 160 euro.
5.2 Competitor entry fees paid by 19th March shall receive a 30 euro discount.
5.3 Late entries by competitors, accepted at registration, shall incur late entry fee of 20 euro.
5.4 A Coach entry fee of 50 euro is required for coaches and support personnel.
5.5 Entry fees paid at registration shall be paid in cash - Euros.
6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Championship shall be a racing, “open entry” event.
6.2 Men and women may race together depending on entry numbers.
6.3 The Techno 293 Class shall race a maximum 3 races per day, in a maximum 12 race series.
6.4 The T293 Plus Class shall race a maximum 4 races per day, in a maximum 15 race series.
6.5 Three races are required to validate the championship for each class.
Saturday 19 April - Arrival and training
Sunday 20 April - 12:00 – 17:00 Training & Registration
19:00 Opening Ceremony - Parade through the town
Monday 21 April - 09:00 - 13:00 Registration
15:00-17:00 - Practice Race - Coaches meeting
Tuesday 22 April to Saturday 26 April
Saturday 26 April - 17:00 Last warning signal
20:00 Prize Giving Ceremony
Sunday 27 April - Departure
7.2 The first possible warning signal will be made each day at 12:00hrs, except on the 21 April when the first warning signal for a practice race will be made at 15:00hrs.
8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Inspection Form shall be completed and returned to the Event Equipment Inspectors by the close of registration.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 Upon completion of registration and until the end of the event, at all times when ashore except when launching and retrieving, all equipment shall be kept in their assigned places at event site. Removal of any equipment from the event site requires prior written approval from the race committee. Access to equipment in the storage area during certain hours, including hours of darkness may be restricted.
8.4 Unless otherwise directed by the organizing authority, boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.
8.5 Techno. Competitors in the Techno Junior (under 15) division may use either the 5.8 OD sail/rig OR any sail of 5.5sqm, or less, as the change-down from the 6.8 OD. Any aluminium boom or carbon mast (not exceeding 75% carbon) may be used with the 5.5 change-down sail.
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 INTERNATIONAL JURY
An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with WCR Appendix N. There shall be no appeal from their decisions in accordance with WCR 70.5.
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A. Championship Rules apply when Group Racing within divisions.
13 COACHES AND SUPPORT BOATS
Support boats shall be registered at the race office. Private motor boats are not permitted on this section of the lake without the “temporary permission” granted through the host club. Support boat drivers shall have a valid boat licence and third party liability insurance. Limited charter may be available and may be applied for by contacting the office of Circolo Surf Torbole.
14.1 Personal buoyancy is mandatory for every competitor and support boat crewmember.
14.2 Every competitor and support boat crew member shall wear a personal flotation device that shall conform to the minimum standard of ISO 12402-5 (level 50), or as specified in the SI’s.
A EARLY ARRIVALS
Competitors arriving early are advised that support from the organizers can be arranged, in advance, from 12th April. The host club will charge till the 19th of April 10 euro per competitors per day which includes: equipment storage, use of rest rooms and showers. The host club will offer a package for federal and big teams that will arrive before the beginning of the event. For early arriving contact Circolo Surf Torbole.
B EQUIPMENT FOR CHARTER
A limited amount of charter equipment is available, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
C PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Wind: 7 - 30 knots. Water temperature: 12 - 16 degrees Air temperature: 5 - 20 degrees
Transfers can be arranged from Brescia Montichiari, Milano Orio al Serio, Milano Linate, Milano Malpensa, Verona-Catullo, Venezia-Treviso Airports to the event site. For details and cost please contact Circolo Surf Torbole office.
The area has accommodation available in all price ranges. The event takes place during the school holidays. It is therefore advised to book early. For information about the accommodations visit – www.circolosurftorbole.com – www.gardatrentino.it