NOTICE OF RACE
1 NOTICE OF RACE
1.1 Notice is hereby given for the 2017 Kite-Windsurf Cup (KWC), scheduled to take place as detailed in this Notice of Race.
1.2 The KWC is sanctioned by Windsurfing South Africa (WSA)
1.3 The 2016/17 WSA Championship Tour will consist solely of the events of the KWC as detailed in this NOR.
1.4 Entries are invited in terms of this Notice.
2.1 The KWC will be organized by the WSA Club and Surf’N’Curve.
2.2 The Langebaan Downwind Dash is organised by Saldanha Beach Sailing Club.
3.1 In terms of the KWC, the events are governed by:
3.1.1 The WSA National Tour Championship Rules (WSACR)
3.1.2 The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS)
3.1.3 This Notice of Race (NOR)
3.1.4 The Sailing Instructions (SI)
4.1 The KWC will be hosted by Friday Island in Langebaan from 2nd to 6th January 2017.
4.2 The event HQ and official Notice Board will be the Cape Sport Center lawn.
4.3 Racing will take place in the Langebaan/Saldanha Bay area.
4.4 Wind conditions in January are typically moderate to strong from the South East and can range from 10 to 35 knots. Water temperature in the bay ranges from 11 - 19°C, air temp 16°C (night) and 26°C (day).
5 The Events
5.1 The KWC will contest five events on five separate days.
5.2 Each event has a separate course and prize giving, and may be contested as a stand-alone event.
5.3 The Langebaan Downwind Dash is organised and run separately, and is not part of the KWC, yet we encourage all contestants to partake.
5.4 The KWC overall rankings will be determined from the rider’s results from all events.
5.5 Should four or more events be completed, the rider’s worst event will be discarded from the KWC overall rankings.
6.1 The competition will contest the following Classes;
6.1.3 Kite Foiling
7.1 The competition is open to men and women of all ages and nationalities.
7.2 Results will be scored separately should there be 10 or more entries within the following categories:
7.2.1 Race (Slalom or Course Racing equipment)
7.2.2 Freeride/TT (Freeride or Twintip equipment)
7.2.3 Team Country (first 3 riders, kite or windsurf)
8.1 Five courses are planned around the Langebaan/Saldanha Bay area;
8.1.1 “Island Run”, numerous races starting North of Skaapen Eiland with 5+ legs of slalom ending at Cape Sports Center.
8.1.2 “Mykonos Challenge” starting North of Skaapen Eiland with 5+ downwind legs of slalom ending at Mykonos.
8.1.3 “Marks Beach Bar Bash” numerous races starting and ending in front of Mark’s Beach Bar.
8.1.4 “Saldanha Sprint”, numerous figure eight slalom races in front of Saldanha Beach Sailing Club.
8.2 The courses will be displayed on the HQ Notice Board. Cape Sport Center.
8.3 The organisers reserve the right to change the course at their discretion.
9 VALIDITY OF EVENT
9.1 A wind minimum of 12 knots shall be required in the course area.
9.2 There must be sufficient wind to navigate to the course area within reasonable time limits of the start sequence.
9.3 A minimum of one completed race is required for an event to be considered valid.
9.4 A minimum of one completed event is required for the KWC to be considered valid.
10 MEDALS AND PRIZES
10.1 Prizes may be awarded in the following categories;
10.1.1 Race (Windsurf, Kitesurf)
10.1.2 Freeride/TT (Windsurf, Kitesurf)
10.1.4 Team Country
10.1.7 Overall winner
11 EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION
11.1 All competitors shall bring their own equipment and there is no limitation restrictions.
12 EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
12.1 All competitors will be required to wear an event Lykra.
13 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SI)/EVENT PROGRAMME
13.1 The SI and event programme will be available at registration and on the HQ Notice Board.
2 Jan 2017
Skippers meeting @ Cape Sports Centre
Entries- participants given an overview of event Races, schedule and the point-system.
First Possible Start
15.1 All competitors shall be members in good standing of WSA Club or SAKA.
15.2 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.
16.1 Registration will open at Marks Bach bar from 09h00 to 12h00 on Monday 2nd January 2017.
16.2 Registration for the Langebaan Dash is separate and will take place as indicated on the event schedule (please check www.langebaandash.co.za for updates to their schedule).
16.3 Competitors will be required to produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site:
16.3.1 Original Regatta Entry Form.
16.3.2 Parental/legal Guardian Consent – for those under age of 18.
16.3.3 Medical Treatment Permission – for those under age of 18 or on their parent’s medical insurance policy.
16.3.4 Original Bank Transfer/Draft details.
16.3.5 Proof of age.
17 ENTRY AND FEES
17.1 The KWC will contest five events on five separate days.
17.2 Entry for the Langebaan Dash must be made at the Langebaan Dash website (http://www.langebaandash.co.za/entry-form/)
17.3 Entry for the remaining KWC events may be made as follows;
17.3.1 Online entries can be made via http://qkt.io/kwc2017
17.3.2 On the day entries can be made via registration at “Marks Beach Bar” 2nd Jan 09:00 am.
17.4 Entry fees are as follows:
Entry, all events (not incl. Langebaan Dash Entry)
17.5 Payment must be made to the WSA account;
Account Name: Windsurfing South Africa Club
Surf and Curve bank Details
Surf'n'Curve (PTY) LTD
Acc. No. 62568126877
Business Cheque Account
Branch Name Woodstock
Branch No. 250655
Swift No. FIRNZAJJ
17.7 Entry forms must be countersigned by a parent or guardian where the competitor will be under the age of 18 years on the first day of the regatta.
18 ACCOMMODATION / TOURIST INFORMATION
18.1 Recommended Accommodation:
19 TELEVISION AND MEDIA
19.1 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 Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.
20 BIBS / VESTS & COMPETITORS SAIL BRANDING.
20.1 During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to wear lycras carrying the event sponsors' branding; and carry the event sponsor's advertising on their sails in accordance with RRS B2.4
21.1 Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances.
21.2 Drug testing may take place during the event.
21.3 Sailing under the influence of alcohol will not be tolerated.
22.1 Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk. The Organising Authority, WSA 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, injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the event either ashore or on the water, to persons or equipment. Participation in these events, 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.