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14th to 18th August 2002, Brest, France
NOR updated 1 July 2002

1. Event
The Formula Experience 2002 Junior, Youth & Seniors Open European Championships will be held from August 14th to Aug 18th 2002

2. Organiser
The Championships will be organized by "Les crocodiles de l'Elorn" , port du Moulin Blanc, Brest, France, for and on behalf of and under specified conditions laid down by the Formula Experience Class, in co-operation with the ISAF and the Federation Francais de Voile.

3. Venue
Brest is located on the South West coast ofBittany in the West of France. The racing will take place in front of the club "Les crocodiles de l'Elorn". in sheltered waters. See maps. During August, the wind speed averages between 10 and 25 knots. Water temperature is 14 to 18 Celsius and Air temperature is about 25 Celsius. The club website is:

4. Rules
This is an ISAF sanctioned event governed by:

1.The current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing ("RRS") &Funboard Racing Rules(FRR). The event is classified as a category 'C'
    event as set out in the ISAF RRS App. G.
2. The Class Rules of the Formula Experience Class, as amended by this Notice of Race ("NoR")
3. The Sailing instructions.
4. The Notice of Race (NoR).

5. Eligibility & Discipline
Entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF RRS App. K. Competitors shall posess valid third party liability insurance. Personal membership of the Formual Expereince Class Association for the duration of 12 months is included in the entry fee.A minimum of 3 races is required by each division for a valid overall result in that division.

The Formula Experience Junior Open European Championship
The Championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' (subject to national qualification) event sailed on Starboard 136 (ASA) boards or Bic Tecnho 283 boards for Boys and Girls. They may race seperately, each in a 10 race series. The maximum sail size is 8.5m2. Special prizes may be awarded for the following divisions:

* Max. 6.5m2 division
* Techno 283
Charter boards and sails will be available. Bring your own mast, boom and mastfoot

The Formula Experience Youth Open European Championship
The championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event sailed on Starboard 156 (ASA) or Bic Techno Formula boards for men and women. They may race seperately, each in a 10 race series. The maximum sail size is 11m2. Special prizes may be awarded for the following divisions:

* Max.10m2 division Charter boards and sails will be available. Bring your own mast, boom and mastfoot.

The Formula Experience Senior Open European Championship
The championship shall be a single discipline 'Open Entry' event sailed on Starboard 156 (ASA) or Bic Techno Formula boards for men and women. They may race seperately, each in a 10 race series. The maximum sail size is 11m2. A special prize may be awarded to the Masters or Grand Masters divisions. Charter boards and sails will be available. Bring your own mast, boom and mastfoot.

All sails meeting the class rules are eligible. Class rule 4.1, clause: "All sails shall be Production Sails from Class licensed Sail Makers registered with the class and fall within the tolerances of the data sheet for that sail registered with the class" .shall not be enforced

Competitors will bring their own rigs or, in case of charter sails, bring their own mast, boom and mastfoot.

6. Divisions
Age :

A Junior shall be under the age of 17
A Youth shall be under the age of 19
A junior or youth competitor must not be older than the maximum age limit , in the relevant division, by Dec 31st in the year of competition. There is no minimum age limit for junior or youth divisions
A Master is a man who has reached the age of 35 or for a woman , 30
A Grand Master is a man who has reached the age of 50 for for a woman , 45.
A Master or Grand Mastercompetitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec 31st. in the year preceeding the year of competition.

General :

Only divisons specified within each championship will apply. A minimum of 5 entries is required to constitute a 'fleet' or a division within a fleet. If the number of entries in a fleet/division reaches 60, that fleet/division may be given a seperate start.

7. Equipment
A limited number of charter boards will be available for all divisions. All competitors shall bring their rigs.

8. Measurement.
It is the responsibility of each owner/competitor to ensure that his/her sailboard and equipment conforms to Class Rules. Measurement and equipment checks may be made throughout the event.

9. Sail Insignias
All Sails shall comply with the new national letter system according to the RRS 77 and App. H.

10. Buoyancy
If personal buoyancy is prescribed, each competitor 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 metal weight of 4kg. which shall remain supported for a minimum of 5 minutes.

11. Liability.
Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The Organising Authority, ISAF, FFV, The Formula Experience Class Organisation 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. 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.

12. Courses
Courses for each championship shall be described in the SIs.

13. Schedule
Aug 14th & 15th 1000hrs-1700hrs. Registration & Measurement
Aug 15th Opening Ceremony
Aug 15th Racing (12.00hrs First possible start)
Aug 16th, 17th & 18th Racing
( 18th. Aug.15.30hrs. Last possible start. & 1800hrs. Prizes & Closing Ceremony)

14. Scoring
The ISAF low points scoring system (App. A2) will apply.

15. International Jury
An International Jury will be appointed in accordance with the RRS 70.4. Their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed.

16. Sailing Instructions (SIs)/Event Programme
The 'SIs' will be available at registration with the Event Programme scheduling social events.

17. Coaches
Coaches are required to register in advance and advise the organisers if they propose to bring their own coachboats.

18. Drug Testing
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.

19. Medals and Prizes
Medals shall be awarded to at least the first Three Men/Ladies in each Championship/Fleet depending on entry numbers.

20. Television and Media
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.

21. Bibs/Vests & Competitors Sail Branding.
During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to wear bibs/vests carrying the event sponsors' branding. Prior to arrival on site, competitors wishing to apply their own sponsor's branding to their sails below the boom are advised to seek 'Brand Approval' from the organiser to ensure that there is no conflict with event sponsors. The decision of the organisers will be final.

22. Dress Code
There will be two official events where 'smart casual' clothes will be required. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to any person to such events if in their opinion the competitor's standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.

21. Accommodation
Participants, organisers, relatives and friends can find all sorts of accomodation.

Place de la Liberté
Téléphone :+33 (0)
Télécopie : +33 (0)

Information about Brest : All Tourist Offices in the region here
The Event Website is http// or

22. Air Travel/Transportation
The Closest International Airports Paris (4.5 h. by road) & Airport Brest Guipava, (see map). An Airport to Club equipment pick up service will be available for those who pre-book this service. There are good train connections to Paris (4 h)

23. Registration
The registration office during the regatta will be at the Sailing Club. Competitors will be required to produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site: Original Regatta Entry Form, proof of date of birth and the event Measurement Form properly completed and signed. The Measurement forms will be issued to all competitors on arrival. For more information, please contact the French sailing Federation (FFV): Contact FFVoile : , fax: +33 (0)1 40 60 37 37 or the class websites (see under 21)

24. Entries
Competitors may enter in advance by mail, Fax, or E-mailing by forwarding the details required on the entry form

before August 1st 2002 or on site

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