Thursday, December 07, 2006
ICE & SNOW SAILING
12-18 of February 2007, Haapsalu, ESTONIA
Read on for the Race Notice
Click here for REGISTRATION
NOTICE OF RACE (NoR)
1.1. The 27th World Championship 2007 will be held from Monday February 12th to Sunday February 18th 2007, on Gulf of Haapsalu, Haapsalu, Estonia.
2.1. The Championships will be organised by Estonian Windsurfing Union as the Local Organising Authority (LOA) for and on behalf of, and under specified conditions laid down by the World Ice Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) and the ISAF.
3.1. The event will be based at the Hotel Promenaadi, Sadama 22, Haapsalu, Estonia.
3.2. Haapsalu is 100 km from Tallinn, the nearest international airport.
4.1. The 2005-2008 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and Appendix B – Windsurfing.
4.2. The WISSA Rules.
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 WISSA Rules and Sailing Instructions will be available at registration and check-in.
4.6. Competitors shall attend the opening & closing ceremonies, including the prize giving.
5.1. Sailboard class - Any sled, rider stands with windsurfing rig
5.2. Wing class - All kinds of hand held wings (no lines) – wings, skate sails, skimbats and similar.
5.3. Kite class - Overhead sails, all kite designs, parawings and similar
6.1.1 Overall - All competitors
6.1.2 Women - All female competitors
6.2.1 Youth - under 20 years on December 31, 2007 (born 1988 and later)
6.2.2 Master - 40 – 49 years on December 31, 2007 (born 1958 - 1967)
6.2.3 Grand Master - 50 years and over on December 31, 2007 (born 1957 and earlier)
7.1. Course races Up to 11 races on triangular course (same for all classes).
A minimum of 3 (three) races is required for a valid Championship.
7.2. Speed trials Up to 3 runs. Speed will be measured with a radar or/and a GPS unit.
There will be no division segregation in the speed trials.
7.3. Long distance marathon Course and conditions to be determined in Sailing Instructions.
8.1. All competitors shall bring their own equipment.
8.2. The sail size for Sailboard class is restricted to 7.5 m?.
9. SAIL INSIGNIAS & BIBS/VESTS
9.1. For Sailboard class national letters & sail numbers shall be in a colour that contrasts strongly with the body of the sail and positioned according to RRS Appendix G. Sails shall otherwise comply with the national letter system according to the RRS 77 and Appendix G.
9.2. For Wing class and Kite class numbered bibs/vests will be arranged by Organiser.
9.3. During racing, competitors may be required by the Organisers to wear bibs/vests carrying the event sponsors’ branding; and carry the event sponsors advertising on their sails. The maximum size of the event advertising sticker is 600 x 1000 mm. The stickers may not be cut or trimmed in any way.
10.1. It is the responsibility of each competitor to participate in the safest possible manner at all times.
10.2. Helmets shall be worn during racing.
10.3. Protective clothing is highly recommended.
11.1. Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The LOA, WISSA or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the sea either to persons or equipment, which may result.
11.2. Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in the is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk.
11.3. 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.
12.1. Courses shall be as prescribed in the Sailing Instructions.
13.1. RRS Appendix A and RRS Appendix B8 shall apply.
13.2. The Low Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix B8.3 (a) shall apply.
13.3. Discards as in RRS Appendix B8.2 shall apply:
Sat/Sun, February 10/11th
Monday, February 12th
10.00 – 16.00 hrs Registration
18.00 hrs Opening Ceremony
Tue/Sat, February 13/17th
10.00 hrs Skippers meeting
11.00 hrs First possible start
Saturday, February 17th
18.00 hrs Prize giving ceremony
Sunday, February 18th
15. MEDALS & AWARDS
15.1. A class will qualify for awards if there are at least five competitors registered.
15.2. A division will qualify for awards if there are at least five competitors registered.
15.3. Medals or trophies may be awarded up to the first five competitors in each Class and Division, depending on entry numbers.
15.4. Awards categories and the actual number of prizes to be awarded in each properly constituted Division will be posted on the Official Notice Board (ONB) after the close of registration.
15.5. The first man/woman in the each class in Overall Division shall be known as the Class World Champion.
15.6. The first Woman in the each class shall be known as the Class Women World Champion.
15.7. The first Youth in the each class shall be known as the Class Youth World Champion.
15.8. The first Master in the each class shall be known as the Class Master World Champion.
15.9. The first Grand Master in the each class shall be known as the Class Grand Master World Champion.
16. SPECIAL PRIZES
16.1. Special prizes will be awarded to the best three competitors in Long Distance Marathon race in each class (No Divisions but Overall only).
16.2. Special prizes will be awarded to the best three competitors in Speed Trial in each class (No Divisions but Overall only).
17. TELEVISION & MEDIA
17.1. In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the LOA 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 as defined in NoR and SI in which he/she participates without compensation.
18.1. Contact for assistance with accommodation – firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://www.promenaadi.ee , phone +372 47 37 250, fax +372 37 254
19. AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSFERS
19.1. A wide range of scheduled flights are available from all over Europe.
19.2. Organiser will arrange transport to and from the airport for equipment, competitors and support personnel (30 EUR/person), if the competitors send their flight details at latest on February 1st 2007 to organiser.
20.1. The registration office during the regatta will situate in Promenaadi hotel.
20.2. For more local information before the regatta and to make enquiries, please contact:
+372 5040050 – Mr. Aivar Kajakas.
20.3. The address of the Organiser may also be used for contacting competitors until a week prior to the first day of the event:
Estonian Windsurfing Union
Merivalja tee 1
Tel: +372 50 400 50
Fax: +372 606 0021
20.4. Competitors will be required to produce the following, prior to completing registration formalities on site:
20.4.1 Original Regatta Entry Form (Form 1).
20.4.2 Evidence of valid third party insurance.
20.4.3 Parental/legal Guardian Assent – for those under age of 18.
20.4.4 Medical Treatment Permission – for those under age of 18 or their parents medical insurance policy.
20.4.5 Original Bank Transfer/Draft details.
20.4.6 Proof of age.
20.4.7 Photo for name card (size 4 x 5 cm; also possible to send by e-mail - 300dpi).
21. ENTRIES & PAYMENT
21.1. The pre-entry fee is 70 EUR + 10 EUR donations to WISSA (totally 80 EUR) and may be paid with bank transfers. The deadline for pre-entries is FEBRUARY 1st, 2007.
21.2. Money transfers shall be in name of: Estonian Windsurfing Union and be sent to:
Account Name: Estonian Windsurfing Union
Bank Details: Hansapank
Address Liivalaia 8, 15040, Tallinn, Estonia
Correspondent Bank: Deutsche Bank Frankfurt
21.3. Entry fee paid on site of event is 80 EUR + 10 EUR donation to WISSA (totally 90 EUR) and shall be paid in cash in Euros or Estonian Kroons only.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
You can download the WISSA 2006 Race Notice in PDF format here
NOTICE OF RACE
26th Ice and Snow Sailing World Championship
February 6-12, 2006
Le centre Plen-Air Ville-Joie, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
World Ice Snow Sailing Association (WISSA)
PURPOSE OF THE EVENT
The purpose of the World Ice& Snow Sailing Championship is to define the World Champion in each of the defined race classes, in each of the defined competition. Serving the objective to promote the ice and snow sailing worldwide the best racer in each defined age divisions is recognized.
|Open class||Any sled using a windsurfing rig.|
|Freesail||Wings, skate sails, skimbats and similar.|
|Kites||Overhead sails, parawings and similar.|
|Junior||under 19 years on February 6, 2006|
|Master||40-50 years on February 6, 2006|
|Grand Master||50-60 years on February 6, 2006|
|Great Grand Master||60 years + on February 6, 2006|
|Course races||Up to 10 races on a triangular course (same for all race classes). The course races competition can be includes by the decision of the Race Master if a minimum of five (5) races where accomplished.|
|Speed trials||Up to 3 runs. Speed will be measured with a radar gun and/or a GPS unit. There will be no class segregation in the speed trials.|
|Long distance Race||Course and conditions to be determined at skippers meeting.|
A class will qualify for awards if there are at least five (5) competitors registered.
A division will qualify for awards if there is at least (5) competitors registered that meet the age criteria. If a division does not qualify then each participant in this division will be assigned to the nearest group by the age or to the nearest group of the participant’s choice.
The winner of each competition in every class is awarded with the title of the world Champion in the competition of the class.
The final winner of each competition in every class is awarder with the title of the “World Champion in the competition of the class among women”.
The winner of each competition in every class in every qualified division is awarded with the title of The “Champion of the Division in the competition of the class”.
Prizes will be awarded to the best three competitors in the course race in each class and division for men and women.
Prizes will be awarded to the best three competitors in the long distance race in each class and division for men and women.
Prizes will be awarded to the best three competitions in the speed trials in each division for men and women regardless of the race class.
Competitors must be officially registered and must have signed a “release and hold harmless” certificate. Competitors must be willing to race at their own risk.
No organization or individual will be held responsible for any moral or material damage that may be sustained during travel of arrival at the championship venue
It is the responsibility of each competitor to participate in the safest possible manner at all times.
Helmets must be worn during competition and protective clothing is highly recommended. Life and liability insurance coverage for the period of the event is also strongly advised.
The competition will be governed by the Racing Rules of the ISAF, suitable for ice and snow sailing, the WISSA Rules, the Notice of Race (except for alterations stated in the sailing instructions), and the Sailing Instructions.
WISSA Rules and Sailing Instructions will be available at the time of final registration and check-in.
The sailing instructions may be modified at skipper meetings.
In fairness to overseas travelers, the maximum sail size for the Open Class will be restricted to 7.5 square meters.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|Monday, February 6, 2006||9:00 to 19:00 Registration|
|21:00 Opening Ceremony|
|Tuesday, February 7, 2006||Course Races|
|Wednesday, February 8, 2006||Course Races|
|Thursday, February 9, 2006||Course Races and Speed Trials|
|Friday, February 10, 2006||Speed Trials and Long Distance Race|
|Saturday, February 11, 2006||Long Distance Race20:00 Closing ceremony|
|Sunday, February 12, 2006||Freestyle Demo|
The races will be held at Plein-Air Ville-Joie on Lake ST-PIERRE located about 125 km east of Montreal. Lake ST-PIERRE is about 22 km long and 7 km wide. It is known for good winds. Surface conditions in February are usually is the best conditions of the whole season.
|Average Temperature||-12 Celsius|
|Average wind||23 km/h|
|Ice||no exposed ice|
Plein-Air Ville-Joie is a year-round outside activities center situated near Trois-Rivieres. The centre offers an ideal set-up, because competitors from all participating countries can sleep, eat, compete and socialize at the same location. This compares favourably with the concept of an Olympic Village. The event organizers have negotiated special rate packages and strongly recommend registering at Plein-Air Ville-Joie center as soon as possible. All costs quoted in the notice of race are in Canadian Dollars (CAD$)
REGISTRATION FOR ACCOMMODATION
Anyone needing accommodation should register directly with Plein-air Ville-Joie or with Wax Design.
Plein-Air Ville Joie
Shared accommodation: 2 per room
|WEEK package||WEEK-END package|
|Simple bed, 3 meals per day, access to the site, access to activities, taxes included. 538.32 tx incl in ($CAD)||Simple bed, 3 meals per day, access to the site, access to activities, taxes included. 302.52 tx incl in ($CAD)|
Every single person is responsible for all his actions and promise to pay for all damage.
|Ville Joie11441, rue Notre-Dame Ouest|
Trois-Rivieres (Secteur Pointe du Lac)
Quebec, Canada, G9B 6W5
|270, rue Lacerte Trois-Rivieres|
Quebec, Canada, G9A 3C2
REGISTRATION FOR RACING
A pre-registration form is attached to this race notice. Please fill it out and return it to the Event Coordinator once you have made up your mind to participate. Please send it by email.
Registration will take place from 9:00 to 19:00 on Monday 6, February 2006 at Plein-Air Ville-Joie center. The registration fee is $99(CAD$), which includes a $10 donation to WISSA. The entry fee is to be paid in cash upon registration and will not be refunded.
Competitors flying into Montreal International Airport and in need of ground transportation to Plein-Air Ville-Joie should contact Mathieu Cote, Event co-Coordinator for assistance in arranging the transfer. We’ve got a school bus in disposition. The equipment will be stock inside the bus. We’re in processing of having this service for at less $40 each person. The trip takes about 1.5 hours. The bus will be at the airport at 15:00 and quitting the airport at 17:00.
NOTE TO ALL COMPETITORS
It is not possible for the event organizers to reach every potential participant with this race notice. Please make photocopies and distribute to other sailors in your area, and do your part in offering the opportunity to participate in a world championship.
Please bring along a flag from your country. Also, it is recommended to BRING WHITE CLOTHES FOR THE BAL EN BLANC for Monday night at the official opening ceremony.
If you have tourist information of your area, ice and snow sailing video films or any other interesting information about your region, please bring it along. The evenings at Plein-Air Ville-Joie will provide good opportunities for sailors to learn about conditions in other parts of the world. The event also provides a good chance to purchase equipment.
Out-of- Country participants should keep their receipts to claim a refund of 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) which can be claimed upon departure from Canada.
RichardBealieu, Event co-Coordinator
|Mathieu Cote, Event co-Coordinator||Plein-Air Ville Joie|
|270, rue Lacerte|
Canada G9A 3C2
|11441, rue Notre-Dame Ouest|
Trois-Rivieres (Secteur Pointe du Lac)
Quebec, Canada G9B 6W5