EVENT PACK Brandon Bay 12th – 16th May 2014 Event Host:
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Welcome to the 2nd round of the BWA UK Wave Tour. This pack should contain all you need to know about the event. Team BWA
Nigel Treacy UK tour Manager
Jim Brookes-Dowsett BWA Events & media
Duncan Coombes Sparky PWA/BWA Head Judge PWA/BWA Judge
Justyna Sniady Women’s rep
Mike Archer BWA Judge
John Skye International rep
Geoff Hautman Master’s Rep
Ben Page Student’s rep
Muzza Pro’s rep
Jordan Elbro BWA Treasurer
Jamie Knox Event Host
Principal Sponsors: Once again we are pleased to have Spillanes Bar as the official headline sponsors. Spillanes bar is THE favourite haunt of the windsurfer serving cold beer, hot coffee and amazing food. If you haven’t had a Spillanes steak, you haven’t lived. Thanks to Marilyn and Mike Spillane, this year Spillanes are the principal sponsor for the event and will be the event Headquarters throughout the whole event. Spillanes will also be hosting a mid-week party and of course the legendary prize night will also be held here...... .........make sure you have hangover cures ready for Saturday morning! Jamie Knox Watersports Based at Brandon Bay Jamie Knox offers advice,weather forecast and spares and accessories. LOCAL INFORMATION First Aid: At Spillanes bar and at competition site of the day. If you have any accident or incident related to the event you must inform the Nigel (BWA). Parking. If you park on any of the roads joining the beach we ask that you respect the farmers and residents and maintain access to their land and properties at all times. Cash: There is a cash machine inside the Spa Shop. Accommodation: We understand that a lot of sailors will want to stay in their vans for the event and we ask that you respect the local residents at all times.A list of local B&B’s is available from the shop. Camping is available. Try Sandy Bay on 00353 (0) 66 7139338 Kathleen McAuliffe Once again, Niall Melon & Kathleen McAuliffe are kindly providing e400 worth of prizes for the ladies. We highly recommend you find time to visit the unique Dingle shop or shop on- line.
WHERE AND WHEN? Monday:
Registration at Spillanes Bar (subject to finish/travel times in Wales. If we run late in Wales the time may be pushed back. Keep an eye on BWA site.
Sailors briefing at Spillanes Bar
Welcome drinks at Spillanes.
Tuesday: 09.30am Sailors briefing at Spillanes Bar 8.00pm TBC Wednesday: 09.30am Sailors briefing at Spillanes Bar 8.00pm BIG Wednesday! ...Traditional Irish music session Spillanes Thursday: 09.30am Sailors briefing at Spillanes Bar 8.00pm Video night!!!!! Location to be confirmed.... Friday: 09.30am Sailors briefing at Spillanes Bar 8.00pm Prizegiving Spillanes & party (theme TBC)
The above timings are all subject to change depending on weather conditions. If we get early wind be prepared for an early start! Any changes will be posted at Spillanes Bar Shop so keep an eye on timings. You should ensure that you are present at every registration and sailors briefing (sometimes referred to as ‘Skippers briefing’) The events are also supported by the BWA Wave Tour Pool Sponsors. We ask that riders remain available for promotional shoots and interviews throughout the tour.
THE RULES The BWA event format will follow the UKWA, PWA and ISAF formats and sailing rules. These are available online on the UKWA website. BWA also carries a hard copy at events. We also advise that due to the unique and challenging nature of the UK Wave Tour, the Head Judge may amend the format in exceptional circumstances and at short notice. In the event, Riders will be informed appropriately. If you are new to the event, we strongly advise that you read the ‘Rookies’ pamphlet available to all at registration and on the BWA website. Introduced in 2011 ATTENDANCE POINTS - (applied to no-wind or non-complete events). Sailors not entering will be scored at 0 as before. Sailors entering a no-wind event will receive a more favourable '-1' score. DISCARDS: 1 discard after 4 completed events. FLEET CAPS: Pro fleet to be capped at top 16. This will be based on previous years Championship results. Wildcards to be included at discretion of Head Judge. At end of Championship, bottom 2 riders will be relegated to Amateur fleet, top 2 Amateurs will be promoted to Pro fleet. MASTERS : To increase age to 40 years of age Entry All competitors must be fully paid up as BWA/UKWA members PRIOR to competing. Any entrants attempting to intentionally avoid payment of entry may be disqualified from events. Rash Vests The rash vest MUST be worn by each rider at each event so please look after it. Riders NOT wearing the rash vests may receive penalties or results disqualified. This is particularly important for the Pro fleets. Look out for event leaders who will have the honour of wearing the yellow ‘tour leader’ vests. Replacements are available if required at £22.50 inc vat (cost to us). STICKERS Each rider will be provided with BWA tack stickers. These should be displayed at the foot of the sail. IMAGES There will be an official photographer at each event that will be recording images for use in the media. Whilst anyone is free to take photos, these are the only images licensed for media use. BWA is again hoping to offer riders the opportunity to purchase a DVD of their images for their own use. If you are looking for a DVD of your images, make sure the photographer is aware of you! ENVIRONMENT We ask that all competitors and spectators remain respectful of the venue and its inhabitants (human and other). Please dispose of litter responsibly. The only vehicles permitted on the beach will be SAFETY and JUDGES vehicles. Evening curfew is 11.00pm. Please stagger to bed quietly! Banners and Advertising We ask that only brands who are members of the BWA UK Wave Tour sponsors pool are put on display. Details of pool membership are available from Nigel Treacy.
SAFETY The safety of each event is managed jointly by BWA and the Event Host. A Risk Assessment is provided for each event and available for viewing should you wish to view (See Nigel). In addition, ALL riders have a responsibility towards their own safety and that of others. We also ask that in the event of an incident, accident or near miss, the BWA is informed immediately. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the map below detailing potential hazards. Be mindful that as the sea state, tide and weather change, so will the topography and hazards. SAFETY/HAZARDS. When parking at the beaches DO NOT BLOCK access gates or roads to field, private houses or bus turning areas. Take all litter away with you. Any sailing hazards will be mentioned at the selected beach before heats take place. Kilcummin at low tide a shipwrecked anchor is partly submerged. If in doubt don’t go out !!!