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AMENDED 02/10/2003
Notice of Race
2003 ALOHA UNDER 15 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
2003 MISTRAL YOUTH & JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
003 RACEBOARD (7.5 & UNLIMITED) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP  
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico – November 29th > December   7th 2003
An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event

1. EVENT
1.1      The 2003 Aloha Under 15s World Championship (AU15WC), Mistral Junior World Championships (MJWC), Mistral Youth World Championships (MYWC), the Raceboard World Championship (RWC) and Raceboard Masters World Championship (RMWC) will be held from November 29th > December 6th 2003

2. ORGANISER
2.1 The Championships will be organized by the Asociacion Mexicana de Tabla Vela A.C with the co-operation of the Mexican Sailing Federation for and on behalf of and under specified conditions laid down by Aloha, IMCO,  MJOD & the Raceboard class supported by the IWA  and in co-operation wth the ISAF.

3. VENUE 
3.1 Merida  is located on the north coast of the Yucatan peninsula facing the Caribbean sea.
3.2 During the championship period, the east to northeast winds are expected of between 8 > 15 knots.  The sailing area is free from tides and currents. The water temperature is +18C and Air temperature is +25C

4. RULES 
4.1 This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by: 
4.1.1 The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing for 2002>2004 ("RRS") including App. B Sailboard Racing Rules;
4.1.2 The relevant Class Rules;
4.1.3 This Notice of Race & the Sailing Instructions (SIs);
4.1.4 Where there is a conflict between Class Rules and the NoR, the NoR will take precedence;
4.1.5 Alterations to the SIs must be approved by the Event Director and the Class’s Race Supervisor;
4.1.6 Attendance at the Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony is mandatory for coaches, team leaders & competitors.  A competitor finishing in the top 5 who does not attend the prize giving ceremony shall lose his/her title/position which shall be handed down to the next highest finishing competitor. A fine of Euro 15 may be levied each time, if you fail to attend, without appeal
4.2 Aloha, IMCO, MJOD & Raceboard are category 'C’ classes as set out in ISAF Regulation 20 - Advertising Code

5. ELIGIBILITY & DISCIPLINE
5.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of RRS Appendices Section 2 - Part 2 – Appendix 2
5.2 A minimum of 3 races is required for a valid Championship/Series for all classes. 
5.3 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.
5.4 Competitors shall be members of the relevant National class association or of the relevant International class. National Associations shall have paid their annual fees to the IWA who are empowered to receive these on behalf of the classes.
5.5 Class Membership formalities can be completed on site.
5.6 Under 15s, Juniors, Youths and Masters may race separately.

6.  CLASSES
6.1 ALOHA UNDER 15s WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (AU15WC)
6.1.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' (subject to national qualification) event sailed on Aloha boards for boys and girls of divisions 'A' & 'B'. They shall race together in a 10 race series over 5 days.
6.2 MISTRAL JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (MJWC)
6.2.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' (subject to national qualification) event sailed on MOD boards for boys and girls of divisions 'C'. They may race separately each in a 10 race series over 5 days.
6.3 MISTRAL YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (MYWC)
6.3.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' (subject to national qualification) event sailed on MOD Boards for men and women of division 'D'. They shall race separately, each in a 10 race series over 5 days.
6.4 RACEBOARD MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (RMWC)
6.4.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event sailed on Raceboard Boards for men and women of division 'E', ‘F’ &  'G' Men & women may race separately, in a 10 race series over 5 days. 
6.4.2 There may be separate Prizes for "Grand Masters” & “Veterans”
6.4.3 An Unlimited class may be formed by competitors wishing to race with a sail larger than 7.5m2. (See Art #7.4.1)
6.5 RACEBOARD 7.5 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (RWC)
6.5.1 The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event for men and women of divisions ‘K’, 'L' & ‘J’ sailing on Raceboard Boards. Men & women may race separately, in a 10 race series over 5 days.
6.6 RACEBOARD UNLIMITED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
6.6.1 The Unlimited Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event for men and women of divisions 'H' & ‘J’ sailing on Raceboard boards with unlimited sail size.  Men & women shall race together, in a 10 race series over 5 days.
7. DIVISIONS
7.1 Age:
7.1.1 A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2002.
7.1.2 A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2003
7.1.3 A Mini-Minim (A) shall be under the age of 13 and must have reached the age of 9; (born in or after 1991 and not later than 1994)
7.1.4 A Minim (B) shall be under the age of 15. (Born in or after 1989 and not later than 1994)
7.1.5 A Junior (C) shall be under the age of 17. (Born in or after 1987 and not later than 1994)
7.1.6 A Youth (D) shall be under the age of 20 (Born in or after 1984 and not later than 1994)
7.1.7 A Master (E) is a man who has reached the age of 35 (1967>) or for a woman, 30 (1972>).
7.1.8 A Grand Master (F) is a man who has reached the age of 45 (1957 >) or for a woman 40 (1962>)
7.1.9 A Veteran (G) is a man who has reached the age of 55 (1947>) or for a woman 50 (1952>)
7.2 Gender:
Men (H)        Women (J)
7.3 Weight
Lightweight man (K) is less than 75 Kgs                                               Heavyweight man (L) is more than 70 Kgs
7.3.1 Racers shall be weighed at registration in their swimming trunks only. Competitors whose weight varies by 2 Kgs or more during the regatta and who as a consequence fall out of their selected weight group may be disqualified
7.4 General 
7.4.1 Only divisions specified within each championship will apply. A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a 'class' or a division within a class. If the number of entries in a class/division reaches 60, that class/division may be given a separate start.  Competitors may only enter one class/division.

8. EQUIPMENT 
8.1 All competitors may bring their own equipment. 
.2 Some Aloha boards may be available for charter. Competitors are encouraged to bring their own rigs.
8.3 Marina Silcer will provide 10 charter boards in good condition for charter by junior racers only at a cost of US $100 per week each.

9. MEASUREMENT
9.1 Each Competitor shall ensure that his/her sailboard and equipment conforms to the relevant Class Rules.
9.2 Measurement and equipment checks may be made throughout the event. 
9.3 Competitors shall be on site from 10.00hrs on November 30th 2003 for registration & measurement.
9.4 IMCO/MJOD Competitors’ not carrying full ISAF Category “C” advertising shall comply with Class Rule H.10

10. SAIL INSIGNIAS 
10.1 IMCO/MJOD competitors shall comply with Class Rule C.9.2 (National letters & sail numbers)
10.2 All Sails should otherwise comply with the national letter system according to the RRS 77 and App.G 

11. BUOYANCY 
11.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed, each competitor & support boat crewmember shall wear, above the waist, a jacket, harness, or vest with a minimum buoyancy of 4kg. uninflated, in fresh water. The buoyancy shall be tested with a ferrous metal weight of 4kg., which shall remain supported for a minimum of 5 minutes.

12. LIABILITY. 
12.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. Organising Authority, ISAF, IWA, Aloha, IMCO, MJOD and Raceboard or any of their officials or representatives or sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result. Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk.  Notice is drawn to RRS 4.

13. COURSES 
13.1 Courses for each championship shall be as described in the SIs. 

14. SCHEDULE   
Nov  29th           Saturday          Arrival  
Nov  30th           Sunday             1000hrs-1900hrs             Registration & Measurement
Dec 1st              Monday            1000hrs-1900hrs             Registration & Measurement 
                                                  1400hrs                              Practice Race 
                                                  2100hrs                              Opening Ceremony
Dec 2nd /3rd       Tues/Wed        1000hrs                              Racing
Dec 4th/5th        Thurs/Friday    1000hrs                              Racing
Dec 6th               Saturday         1000hrs                              Racing 
                                                 1530hrs.                            Last possible start
                                                 1830hrs                             Prize Giving Ceremony
Dec 7th              Sunday            Departure   

15. SCORING 
15.1 The RRS Appendix A – A4.1 “Low Points Scoring System” will apply.

16. INTERNATIONAL JURY 
16.1 An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with the RRS 70.4. 
16.2 Their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed. 

17. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SIS)/EVENT PROGRAMME 
17.1 The 'SIs' will be available at registration as will the Event Programme scheduling social events.

18. COACHES
18.1 Coaches are required to register in advance at a cost of US $25 each
18.2 A limited number of coachboats is available for charter at a cost of US $ 75 per day including fuel and driver on request to the local organiser. (FORM 3) Contact: mailto:silcer@multired.net.mx
18.3 Coaches are required to wear a buoyancy aid when the “Y” flag is flown.
18.5 Coach boats shall be identified by flying their National Flags or by displaying prominently their national country code letters in black on a solid white background.

19. DRUG TESTING 
19.1 Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances. Drug testing may take place during the event. 

20. MEDALS AND PRIZES 
20.1 Medals shall be awarded to at least the first five in Class/Division depending on entry numbers.
20.2. The first Under 15 boy & girl (B) shall each be known as the Aloha Under 15 World Champion (two titles)
20.3 The first Junior boy & girl (C) shall each be known as the Mistral Junior One Design World Champion. (two titles)
20.4 The first Youth boy & girl (D) shall each be known as the Mistral Youth One Design World Champion (two titles)
20.5 The first Master man or woman (E, F & G) shall be known as the Raceboard Master’s World Champion (one title)
20.6 The first 7.5 man (K or L) or woman (J) shall each be known as Raceboard World Champion (one title)
20.7 The first Unlimited man (H) or woman (J) shall be known as Raceboard Unlimited World Champion (one title)
20.8 Prizes will be awarded to the 'Best Mistral One-Design Family' in Juniors or Youths & Masters.

21. TELEVISION AND MEDIA
21.1 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 Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instruction in which he/she participates without compensation. 

22. BIBS/VESTS & COMPETITORS SAIL BRANDING.
22.1 During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to wear advertising bibs/vests.
22.2 During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to carry the event sponsor’s advertising on their sails below batten 4 and above the boom. The maximum size of the relevant sticker is 600mmX1000mm.

23. DRESS CODE
23.1 Smart casual clothes shall be worn for the Opening Ceremony and Prize Giving Ceremony.
23.2 The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone whose standard of dress is not commensurate with the occasion.

24. ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFERS
24.1 Transfers are free for those competitors and coaches who have pre-registered arriving on Nov 26th/27th & 28th and leaving on Dec 6th/7th or 8th Contact: mailto:igoyuc@prodigy.net.mx
24.2 50# 4-bedded rooms in the Reef Yucatan Hotel are available FREE FOR 7 NIGHTS/DAYS to the first 200 competitors to register. Priority will be given to juniors and youths. Special packages have been arranged for those who wish to arrive 7 days early to train or to stay a further 7 days after the championship to holiday/visit the ancient Mayan cultural centres close by.  Those beds not taken up by competitors will be made available to other racers and coaches. In the case where there are no such beds available a racer or coach will have to book one of the special packages available. Please see FORM 5 for more details and to book. Contact: mailto:ventas@reefyucatan.com
24.3 A special package has been negotiated for coaches, team leaders and family/friends wishing to stay in the Reef Yucatan Hotel. Please see FORM 5 for more details and to book. Contact mailto:ventas@reefyucatan.com

25. AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION
25.1 Participants may fly to Merida International Airport by Aero Mexico and carry 30Kgs of excess baggage at a cost of US $50. Special flight packages are available from Los Angeles, Lima, Madrid, Miami, New York, Paris & Santiago Contact: mailto:liortiz@aeromexico.com.mx or mailto:avillagra@aeromexico.com.mx
25.4 The LOA, the classes and the IWA can take no responsibility for travel bookings made in error.

26. REGISTRATION
26.1 The registration office during the regatta  will be at the Reef Yucatan Hotel. Before the regatta  for information and enquiries  please contact Pedro Silveira Tel: +52 999 947 6767 E-mail: silcer@multired.net.mx URL: www.multired.net.mx//silcer It will open from Nov 29th > December 7th from 0930hrs to 1900hrs for registration & enquiries. You may contact competitors during the event. Using these details. 
 26.2 Competitors shall produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site: 
- Original Regatta Entry Form (Form 1)                                   - Proof of age (Passport)
- Original Bank Transfer/Draft details                                      - Evidence of valid third party insurance
- Parental/legal Guardian Assent (Form 2)                               - Medical treatment permission (Form 6)
- Measurement Form signed by the Official Measurer

27. MEDICAL TREATMENT PERMISSION
27.1 Competitors under 18 years old shall present a “Medical Treatment Permission” form signed by their parent or official guardian. (FORM 4)

28. ENTRIES & PAYMENT
28.1 The entry fees are as stated on the attached entry form (Form 1) and shall be paid at the time of entry by MasterCard, Visa Card or bank transfer only. Payments received before November 20th 2003 will attract a discount of €uro 40.
28.2 Competitors may enter in advance electronically through the IWA website at www.internationalwindsurfing.com or by faxing +44 2392 468831) or mailing an official entry form (Form 1) with their entry fees by November 20th  2003. The Entry Forms may be downloaded from the IWA website.
28.3 Money Transfers shall be in the name of: The International Windsurfing Association and be sent t
Account Name:                            The International Windsurfing Association
Euro Account #:                           52977299             Sort Code:                             20-08-44
Bank Details:                               Barclays Bank Plc, Birmingham, UK
IBAN GB93 BARC 2008 4452 9772 99
SWIFTBIC (Bank Identifier Code)  BARCGB22
28.4 or by Cheque /Bankers Draft, drawn on a British Bank t
International Windsurfing Association
Mengham Cottage, Mengham Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9JX, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 2392 468831 Fax: +44 (0) 2392 468831
E-Mail: mailto:info@internationalwindsurfing.com, or mailto:rory.ramsden@btopenworld.com
28.5 All exchange Bank or Card charges will be added to your account.
28.6 Entry fees paid on site shall be made in Euros/US Dollars Only.