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International Mistral Class Organisation
an ISAF "International" windsurfing class & founder member of the INTERNATIONAL WINDSURFING ASSOCIATION

Notice of Race
2004 ALOHA UNDER 15 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
2004 MISTRAL YOUTH & JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2004 RACEBOARD MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

- Nessebar, Bulgaria – July 31st  > August  8 th 2004
An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event

1. EVENT
1.1 The 2004 Aloha Under 15s World Championship (AU15WC), Mistral Junior World Championships (MJWC), Mistral Youth World Championships (MYWC), and Raceboard Masters World Championship (RMWC) will be held from July 31st  > August 8th 2004

2. ORGANISER
2.1 The Championships will be organized by the Bulgarian Sailing Federation for and on behalf of and under specified conditions laid down by Aloha, IMCO, MJOD & the Raceboard classes supported by the IWA and in co-operation wth the ISAF.

3. VENUE 
3.1 Nessebar is located on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria and is a world heritage site.
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 expected to be +18C and Air temperature is expected to be +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 and Championship 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 Class’s Race Supervisor;
4.1.6 Attendance at the Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony is mandatory for coaches, team leaders & competitors. 
4.2 RRS # 62.1 (Redress) is added to as follows …
e) Being infringed by another board that was required to keep clear and had retired or against which a penalty has been imposed under rule 64.1 (a) or because of the improper action of a helicopter or media boat under the control of the local organizer.
4.3 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 shall race together, 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)

7. DIVISIONS
7.1 Age:
7.1.1 A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2003.
7.1.2 A competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec. 31st 2004
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 1992 and not later than 1995)
7.1.4 A Minim (B) shall be under the age of 15. (Born in or after 1990 and not later than 1992)
7.1.5 A Junior (C) shall be under the age of 17. (Born in or after 1988 and not later than 1992)
7.1.6 A Youth (D) shall be under the age of 20 (Born in or after 1985 and not later than 1992)
7.1.7 A Master (E) is a man who has reached the age of 35 (1968>) or for a woman, 30 (1973>).
7.1.8 A Grand Master (F) is a man who has reached the age of 45 (1958 >) or for a woman 40 (1963>)
7.1.9 A Veteran (G) is a man who has reached the age of 55 (1948>) or for a woman 50 (1953>)
 
7.2 General 
7.2.1 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. 
8.2 Some Aloha boards may be available for charter. Competitors are encouraged to bring their own rigs.
8.3 The Bulgarian Sailing Federation may provide charter boards in good condition for charter by junior racers only at a cost of Euro120 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 August 1st 2004 for registration & measurement.
9.4 IMCO/MJOD Competitors’ not carrying full ISAF Category “C” advertising shall comply with Mistral Championship Rule # 28

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   
July 31st  Saturday Arrival 
August 1st  Sunday     1000hrs-1900hrs    Registration & Measurement
August 2nd  Monday  1000hrs-1900hrs     Registration & Measurement 
                                   1400hrs                  Practice Race
                                   2100hrs                  Opening Ceremony
Aug 3rd /4th  Tues/Wed 1000hrs              Racing
Aug 5th/6th  Thurs/Friday 1000hrs           Racing
Aug 7th  Saturday 1000hrs                        Racing
                                  1530hrs.                  Last possible start
                                  1830hrs                   Prize Giving Ceremony
Aug 8th 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 Euro 25 each
18.2 A limited number of coach boats is available for charter at a cost of Euro 80 per day including fuel and driver on request to the local organiser. (FORM 3) Contact:  mailto:t.tomov@sea-servicebg.com Cc: mailto:sailing@olympic.bg
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 on their outboard engine.

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 or girl (B) shall be known as the Aloha Under 15 World Champion (one title)
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 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 immediately 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 from Bourgas Airport are free for those competitors and coaches who have pre-registered arriving on July 28th/29th & 30th and leaving on August 8th/9th or 10th Contact: mailto:t.tomov@sea-servicebg.com  Cc: mailto:sailing@olympic.bg
24.2 Special packages have been negotiated for those competitors and coaches who will have flights to Varna or Sofia Airports. Contact: mailto:t.tomov@sea-servicebg.com Cc: mailto:sailing@olympic.bg
24.3 Special packages have been negotiated for coaches, team leaders and family/friends wishing to stay in apartments or on the local camping ground. Please after November 20th see FORM 5 for more details and to book. Contact:  mailto:t.tomov@sea-servicebg.com  Cc: mailto:sailing@olympic.bg

25. AIR TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION
25.1 Participants may fly to Bourgas, Varna or Sofia International Airports. 
25.2 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 Nessebar Harbour Office. Before the regatta  for information and enquiries  please contact Bulgarian Sailing Federation Tel/Fax: +359 2 986 1715 or +359 52 600 062 E-mail:  : mailto:t.tomov@sea-servicebg.com  Cc: mailto:sailing@olympic.bg URL: http://www.bulsaf.bg/ It will open from July 31st   > August 7th from 0930hrs to 1900hrs for registration & enquiries. You may contact competitors during the event using the E-mail: mailto:t.tomov@sea-servicebg.com  Cc: mailto:sailing@olympic.bg  and URL: http://www.bulsaf.bg/
26.2 Competitors shall produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site: 
Original Regatta Entry Form (Form 1)  Proof of age (Passport)  
Evidence of valid third party insurance  Original Bank Transfer/Draft details
Medical treatment permission (Form 6)  Parental/legal Guardian Assent (Form 2)
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.
28.2 Competitors may enter in advance electronically through the IWA website at http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/ or by faxing +44 2392 468831 or mailing an official entry form (Form 1) with their entry fees by July 1st  2004. 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 (Bank charges to your account)
SWIFTBIC:       BARCGB22 (Bank Identifier Code) 
IBAN:  GB93 BARC 2008 4452 9772 99
Bank Detail: Barclays Bank Plc, Birmingham, UK
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
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 Only.