05 noviembre 2013

Cancun North American Windsurfing Championships 2014

2014 CANCUN NORTH AMERICAN WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
20th to 23rd February 2014
To be held at 
Puerto Cancun Marina, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
www.windsurfmexico.com

 Organized by:
Asociacion Mexicana de Tabla Vela AC
in co-operation with the Federacion Mexicana de Vela

An event including the:
2014 RS:X NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 TECHNO 293 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFICATION EVENT for T293 YOUTH
& 2015 PAN-AMERICAN GAMES QUALIFICATION EVENT for RS:X CLASS

NOTICE OF RACE

1 Rules
1.1 The event will be governed by the rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR).
1.2 No national prescriptions will apply.
1.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.4 If there is a conflict between the NoR and SI’s, the SIs shall take precedence.
1.5 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 two North American countries (as defined in #1.6) in the Youth (under 17). Championship 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.
1.6 Countries within North America & Caribbean as defined by ISAF - http://www.sailing.org/about/members/mnas/index.php - and Mexico may qualify for the YOG at these championships.
1.7 Techno 293 Class Rules are amended as specified in NoR # 8.4 and #8.5.
1.8 The RS:X Championships is a Qualification Event for the 2015 Pan-American

2 ADVERTISING
Boards may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. ISAF Regulation 20 ‘Advertising Code’ shall apply.
Competitors may also be required to wear a lycra vest, carrying event sponsors names and logos, at all times while afloat.

3 CLASSES AND DIVISIONS
3.1 The participating classes and divisions shall be:
3.1.1 RSX Class – Men, Women, Youth Men, Youth Women.
3.1.2 Techno 293 Class – Junior Boy & Girl, Youth Boy & Girl, Open Men & Women.
3.2 Age divisions
3.2.1 A Techno Junior (U15) shall be born in or after 2000, and not later than 2003.
3.2.2 A Techno Youth (U17) shall be born in or after 1998 and not later than 2001.
3.2.3 A Techno Open (A17) shall be born in 1997 or earlier.
3.2.4 An RS:X Youth (U19) shall be born in or after 1996.
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 either the IWA or RS:X class. Membership formalities can be completed on site.
4.3 Eligible competitors may enter online (credit/debit card or bank transfer payment required)
 The following shall be presented upon registration:
-Evidence of valid third party insurance
-Proof of age
-Emergency Contact & Health Information Form - for those under age of 18
 4.4 Coaches/team support personnel may register online. Payment shall be in cash.
The following shall be presented at the race office:
-Boat Driving Licence
-Evidence of valid third party insurance

5 FEES
5.1 The required entry fee for all classes and divisions is 100 US$.
5.2 The fee for coach/support personnel is 50 US$.
5.3 Entries received after 31st
5.4 Entry fees paid at registration shall be in cash – US $.  January 2014 shall incur a late entry fee of 30 US$.

6 RACE FORMAT
6.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline, course racing, “open entry” event.
6.2 Men, women, boys and girls, may race together.
6.3 Classes shall have separate starts.
6.4 Classes shall race a maximum 3 races per day, in a maximum 12 race series.
6.5 If either RS:X Men or Women has 20 or more entries a Medal Race may be run for that division, and the Medal Race may bring the number of races in the series
6.6 Three races are required to validate the championship for each class.

7 SCHEDULE
7.1 Wednesday 19 Feb               Arrival and training
Thursday 20 Feb                  0900-1200 Registration
                                             1200 Coaches Meeting
                                             1230 Welcome & Skippers Meeting
                                             1400 First possible warning signal

21-23 Feb                             1000 First possible warning signal
Sunday 23 Feb                     1600 Last possible warning signal
                                             1900 Prize giving
7.2 The first possible warning signal each day will not be made before 1000hrs, when the first possible warning signal will be at 1400hrs.

8 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
8.1 An Equipment Registration Form, which will be available at registration, shall be returned to the Event Equipment Inspector by the end of registration.
8.2 Equipment inspections may be made at any time during the event.
8.3 Unless otherwise directed by the organizing authority, boards and equipment shall be stored, launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.
8.4 Techno 293 Junior. Competitors in the U15 division may use any sail of 5.5 sqm, or less, as change down from the 6.8. Any aluminium boom or carbon mast (not exceeding 75% carbon content) may be used with the 5.5 change down sail.
8.5 Techno 293 Open. Competitors in the A17 Open division may also race with the Bic 8.5 one design sail and rig.

9 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions (SI’s) will be available at registration. The SI’s may be published on the IWA website one week before the start of the event. Any changes to the SI’s shall be approved by the Class Representative at the event.

10 COURSES
Courses will be as described in the sailing instructions.

11 INTERNATIONAL JURY
An International Jury may be appointed according to WCR 91(b). There shall be no appeal against its decisions in accordance with WCR 70.5.

12 SCORING
Scoring will be according to the WCR Appendix A. Divisions racing together may have their scores extracted and be scored separately.

13 SUPPORT BOATS
Support boats shall be registered at the race office.
Limited charter may be available and may be applied for by contacting: Miguel Angel Pani Can - velamaya1@gmail.com

14 SAFETY
Every competitor and support boat crewmember 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.

15 PRIZES
15.1 Prizes will be awarded to the first three competitors of each properly constituted
15.2 The first man and the first woman (boy/girl) in each class /division will be declared – 2014 “ ....class/division........ North American Champion”.
15.3 Titles shall only be awarded to competitors eligible to compete for a North American national class association –ISAF Nationality Criteria apply.
15.4 Mexico is classified by the participating classes as within North America.

16 OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
Competitors are requested to attend the event’s social functions; however, the organizing 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 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.

18 INSURANCES
Each participating boards shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of US$ 500,000 per event or the equivalent.

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 FURTHER INFORMATION
20.1 Registration will take place in the Race Office at the Puerto Cancun Marina.
20.2 For further information please contact: Miguel Pani Can  – velamaya1@gmail.com



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET
The following information is not part of the rules for the Event.

A ACOMMODATION
There is a variety of hotel and bungalow accommodation available. More information will be be posted on the event website – www.windsurfmexico.com or contact – MIGUEL ANGEL PANI CAN – velamaya1@gmail.com

B AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
The organiser can arrange transport to and from the International airport for equipment, competitors and support personnel, IF competitors requiring this service advise the organiser of their flight details at least a week prior to the date of their

C EARLY ARRIVALS
Competitors arriving early are advised that support from the organisers can be provided but must be arranged in advance.

D VENUE & PREVAILING CONDITIONS
Conditions to be expected:
wind direction – Northeast to Southeast ; average windspeed 8-25 knots; water temperature of 26 C; air temperature 25 C to 30 C.

E EQUIPMENT CHARTER
A limited amount of equipment may be available for charter
Full details will be available soon.  Send your request to – t293@internationalwindsurfing.com

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