30th Anniversary of Calema Windsurfing &
2014 CALEMA & KONA Midwinters Festival
OVERVIEW: This year, Calema celebrates 30 years in Windsurfing – from 1984 to 2014 – We once again present The Calema Midwinters Windsurfing Festival to continue the tradition of bringing together World Cup Pros, One-Design Competitors, Olympic Class Competitors, Beginner sailors and all other levels in between. We will have classes for all skill levels and type of equipment – A Fleet // Sport Fleet // and Youth and Juniors classes to choose from along with Masters. Whether you like racing a formula, KONA, long or short board, we have a class for you.
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF RACE (updated 2/3/2014 – HOST HOTEL info updated)
28th Calema Midwinters Windsurfing Festival including the
2014 KONA Midwinters
Merritt Island, Florida, USA 27th February 2014 to 2nd March 2014
An International Windsurfing Association Sanctioned Event
1.2 The 2014 Calema Midwinters Windsurfing Festival includes racing in – Formula, Kona, Techno, RSX, Longboard, and Sport Fleets – from Thursday, 27th February to Sunday 2nd March 2014. The event includes the KONA Midwinters.
1.3 For the Kona Midwinters – sailors from any nation may enter the event.
2.1 The Championships will be organized by Calema Windsurfing for and on behalf of, and under specified conditions laid down by, the International Windsurfing Association in cooperation with the Kona International Association.
2.2 This event is organized in conjunction with the US Kona Association, and under the authority of US Sailing.
3.1 The event will be based at Calema Windsurfing and Watersports, In Kelly Park – 2550 N. Banana River Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952, USA
3.2 Conditions to be expected – winds 5 to 25 knots; water temperatures 21 degrees Celsius; air temperature 15-28 degrees Celsius.
4.1 This is an IWA sanctioned event governed by:
4.1.1 The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR);
4.1.2 The Kona Class Rules and Championship Rules for Kona Class.
4.1.3 No National Authority prescriptions will apply.
4.2 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing instructions (SI’s), the SI’s shall take precedence.
4.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
5.1 ISAF Regulation 20 – Advertising Code – shall apply.
5.2 Competitors may be required to carry advertising for event sponsors – both on their sails, and on a lycra vest if supplied by the organizer.
6. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
6.1 Membership formalities can be completed on site.
6.2 In advance entries shall be online via Calema’s website at www.calema.com
6.3 Competitors shall provide the following documentation prior to completing registration formalities on site:
– Parent/legal Guardian Assent – for those under age 18
– Medical treatment permission – for those under age 18
– Proof of age (for those in age divisions)
7.1 The entry fee is US $145 for all A Fleet divisions and $125 for Sport Fleet divisions. Late registration is an additional $20 on all divisions.
7.2 Early entry fee should be paid by February 15, 2014.
7.3 The Coach Entry Fee / Non-Racer Fee is US $75.
7.4 Entries made on site shall be made in cash (US$) only.
8. RACING FORMAT & DIVISIONS
8.1 The participating classes and divisions will be:
8.1.1 Formula Class – A – PRO Men, PRO Women, Men, Women, Masters, Grandmasters, Youth // Sport – Men, Women, Youth
8.1.2 Kona Class – Men, Women, Masters, Youth
8.1.3 Techno 293 Class – Junior (U15), Youth (U17) Boy & Girl, Open (A17)
8.1.4 RS:X Class – Men, Women, Youth Men, Youth Women
8.1.5 Longboard – A – 3/1 // Sport -7.5 Limited
8.2 Age Divisions
8.2.1 An under 17 Youth (Techno) shall be born in or after 1998 and not later than 2002; an under 15 Junior (Techno) shall be born in or after 2000 and not later than 2003.
8.2.2 A Youth (RSX) shall be under the age of 19, born in or after 1996 and not later than 1999
8.2.3 A Youth (Formula) shall be under the age of 20, born in or after 1995 and no later than 1999.
8.2.4 A Techno Open (A17) sailor shall be 17 years or older in the year of competition, born 1997 or earlier.
8.2.5 A Master is a man who has reached the age of 35 and born 1978 or earlier, or a woman who has reached the age of 30 and born 1983 or earlier.
8.2.6 A Grandmaster is a man who has reached the age of 45 and born 1968 or earlier, or a woman who has reached the age of 40 and born 1973 or earlier.
8.2.7 A Senior is a man who has reached the age of 55 and born 1958 or earlier, or a woman who has reached the age of 50 and born 1963 or earlier.
8.3.1 A minimum of 3 competitors is required to constitute a division. Those entries accepted that do not constitute a division may sail in another division as defined by the Race Committee.
9.1 Event Schedule
Thursday, February 27th:
AT CALEMA SHOP
1400 to 1800 hours — Check in and Late Registration A Fleet
1730-1930 — Welcome Party
1900 — Skipper’s Meeting – A FLEET
Friday, February 28th:
1000 1st possible Warning signal – A Fleet
1500-1800 hours – Check in & Late Registration Sport Fleet
1730-1900 — Evening Social for all Competitors
Saturday, March 1st:
0800-0915 — Check in and Late Registration — Sport Fleet
0900 1st possible Warning Signal – A Fleet
1000 — Skipper’s meeting – Sport Fleet
1830 — Dinner Party – Event Center – Clarion Hotel, Merritt Island
Sunday, March 2nd:
0900 1st possible Warning Signal – A Fleet
TBD (by wind) – Awards Ceremony
9.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 0900 hrs, except on the first day 1000 hrs.
9.3 The warning signal for the last race of each day shall not be made within 60 minutes of the official sunset time.
10 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
10.1 It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to its Class Rules, and an Equipment Inspection form is returned to the Event Inspector before the start of competition.
10.2 Equipment checks may be made throughout the event.
10.3 Competitors may bring their own equipment. A limited amount of charter equipment is available.
For Kona equipment – contact Tinho Dornellas. There are still KONA boards with rigs available for charter.
For Sport Fleet charters contact Tinho Dornellas
11. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
11.2 The SI’s will be available at registration, as will the Event Program scheduling social events.
12.1 Courses shall be as prescribed in the SI’s.
13. PROTEST COMMITTEE
13.1 An independent Protest Committee will be appointed in accordance with WCR 91(a).
14.1 Scoring will be in accordance with RRS WCR, and using the “low Points Scoring System.”
14.1.1 When 1 to 3 races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
14.1.2 When 4 to 10 races have been completed, a boards series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
14.1.3 When 11 races have been completed, a board’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
14.1.4 This changes RRS WCR A.2.
14.2 Three races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
15. SUPPORT BOATS
15.1 Support boats shall clearly display their national 3 letter country code in black on a white background, either on a flag of a minimum of 50cm x 40cm in size or on the cover of their outboard engine.
16. STORAGE OF EQUIPMENT
16.1 On completion of registration and continuing until the end of the regatta, when ashore (other than when launching and retrieving), all equipment shall be kept in their assigned places at the event site. Removal of any equipment from the regatta site may require prior written approval from the race committee. Access to equipment in the storage area during certain hours, including hours of darkness may be restricted.
16.2 Unless otherwise directed by the organizer, all competing boards and equipment shall be launched and retrieved from the designated area at the event site.
17. MEDALS AND PRIZES
17. Medals or trophies shall be awarded to the first three competitors in each Class / Division depending on entry numbers. Categories to be awarded in each properly constituted division will be posted on the official notice board after the close of registration.
18.1 Personal buoyancy is mandatory for competitors under 17 and recommended for all other competitors.
19. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
19.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The organizer, IWA, Kona 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 water either to persons or equipment, which may result.
19.2 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.
20.1 All competitors shall have 3rd party liability insurance.
20.2 All coaches and boat drivers shall have third party liability insurance.
21. TELEVISION AND MEDIA
21.1 In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organizing 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. OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
22.1 Attendance at the Opening Ceremony, Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony is mandatory.
22.2 The organizer reserves the right to refuse entry to those whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.
23. TRAVEL INFO
23.1 For help with travel arrangements, car & van rentals / shuttle services / or gear transport – please contact our travel agent – Celeno West – at 800-231-7740 or firstname.lastname@example.org
23.2 HOST HOTEL: The host hotel for 2014 is the RADISSON RESORT at the Port. It is just across the river from our sailing site and is offering great rates: $90 for a standard deluxe room OR $125 for a Two-room whirlpool suite. The Radisson has a great tropical feel with a Tiki Bar and fantastic pool area. Please when you call: Ask for reservations – then mention CALEMA WINDSURING MIDWINTER and the dates you want to book. You can call either 321-784-0000 OR 800-333-3333. To see pics of the resort Visit the Radisson Website
The Radisson will also be the site for our SATURDAY night banquet!
Calema Windsurfing and Watersports Facebook Page
Pictures from Friday 2013: Formula, Kona, RSX, Longboard, Techno
Pictures from Saturday 2013
Pictures of Sunday 2013
Pictures of the Awards – Sunday, March 3, 2013
SEE YOU SOON!