VKWC Tarifa 2015

From the 11th of july it take place in Tarifa the 3rd VKWC event of the year, let’s take a look to the video presentation and to the infos.

Event info:

Registration information

Each competitor shall register for the event by sending an email to [email protected] with the following information:

First name; last name; nationality; birth date; discipline; kite sponsor; board sponsor; other sponsor.

Freestyle pre-qualified competitors shall register and confirm their attendance at the event before June 29th 2015 by sending an email to [email protected].

Further details for registartion are available in the Notice of Race below.

NOTICE OF RACE

Tarifa Virgin Kitesurf World Championships, Spain

Virgin Kitesurf World Championships
July 11-19, 2015
Tarifa, Spain

A Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) sanctioned event

and

An International Kiteboarding Class Association (IKA) sanctioned event

Organized by Grupo R Agency

1. RULES

1.1               This is a VKWC and IKA sanctioned event and will be governed by the VKWC 2015 Rule Book – provisional version.

1.2               International Sailing Federation (ISAF) regulation 19 will apply.

1.3               No National authority prescriptions will apply.

1.4               If there is a conflict between languages, the English text will take precedence.

2. EVENT AND TOUR ADVERTISING

2.1               Competitors shall wear an event advertising lycra vest supplied by the Event Organizer over all other clothing, including harness on the water at all times during the event and according to VKWC Rule 15.

3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

3.1               Competitors may present evidence of membership in the applicable class association.

3.2               Only members of IKA or of their official National Kiteboarding Associations are eligible to compete. Exception could be made under special conditions of eligibility, i.e. through National Associations or International Classes.

3.3               International Sailing Federation (ISAF) eligibility according to ISAF Regulation 19 is required for all competitors.

3.4               Each competitor shall register for the event by sending an email to [email protected] with the following information: First name; last name; nationality; birth date; discipline; kite sponsor; board sponsor; other sponsor.

3.5               Freestyle pre-qualified competitors shall register and confirm their attendance at the event before June 29th 2015 by sending an email to [email protected].

3.6               Competitors under 18 years of age shall present a signed and completed parent or legal guardian’s consent and medical treatment permission form at registration. The forms can be downloaded from the VKWC website www.vkwc.com.

4. FEES

4.1               Pre-registration fee for this event is US$100 and is due by July 3rd 2015. Late registration or on-site registration will incur in an extra US$25 late fee.

5. DIVISIONS

5.1               All scheduled competitions are open to the Pro Men and Pro Women divisions.

6. SCHEDULED DISCIPLINES AND ENTRY ALLOCATION

6.1               FREESTYLE

6.1.1           2015 Freestyle ladder: 24 men and 12 women.

Pre-qualified competitors:

Men Freestyle pre-qualified competitors

Women Freestyle pre-qualified competitors

Liam Whaley – ES

Christophe Tack – BE

Aaron Hadlow – GB

Youri Zoon – NL

Robinson Hilario – DO

Alexandre Neto – BR

Paul Serin – FR

Stefan Spiessberger – AT

Jerome Cloetens – BE

Ariel Corniel – DO

Marc Jacobs – NZ

Carlos Mario – BR

Felix Antonio Martinez – DO

Alex Pastor – ES

Michael Schitzhofer – AT

David Tonijuan – ES

Patrick Blanc – ES

Sergei Borisov – RU

Eudazio Da Silva – BR

Reno Romeu – BR

Julien Leleu – FR

Jerrie Van de Kop – NL

Karolina Winkowska – PL

Gisela Pulido – ES

Bruna Kajiya – BR

Annelous Lammerts – NL

Paula Novotna – CZ

Annabel Van Westerop – AW

Dioneia Vieira – BR

Hannah Whiteley – GB

Helena Brochocka – PL

Katarzyna Lange – PL

Kristin Oja – EE

Local event organizer’s wildcard: 2 men and 1 woman.

6.1.2           The VKWC Freestyle competition will be held from Saturday 11 July 2015 to Sunday 19 July 2015 at Los Lances beach.

6.2               BIG AIR

6.2.1           2015 Big Air ladder: 24 men and 12 women.

Pre-qualified competitors: top 14 men and top 7 women from the current VKWC Big Air current ranking after the Isla de Coche event.

Local event organizer’s wildcard: 2 men and 1 woman.

6.2.2           There will be Big Air Qualifiers during the main event in case the number of registered competitors exceeds 24 men and/or 12 women.

6.2.3           The VKWC Big Air event including Big Air Qualifiers will be held be held from Saturday 11 July 2015 to Sunday 19 July 2015 at Los Lances beach.

6.3               OVERALL

6.3.1           This event results will count towards the Overall 2015 ranking

7. EVENT SCHEDULE

7.1               Registration for all competitors will be open from 17:00 to 20:00 on Friday 10 July 2015 at the VKWC Office located in Playa de los Lances, zona de Carriles. Carretera Nacional 340, Km. 80.

7.2               The first mandatory competitors meeting is scheduled for 10:00 on Saturday 11 July 2015 at the ONB located in Los Lances beach, zona de Carriles competition beach area.

7.3               Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 17:00 on Sunday 19 July 2015 at Los Lances beach, zona de Carriles competition beach area.

7.4               The schedule of competitions is as follows:

 

8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

8.1               The sailing instructions will be available at the official registration time on Friday 10 July 2015.

9. VENUE

9.1               All Freestyle and Big Air events will be held at Los Lances beach competition beach area.

9.2               Conditions to be expected: dominant E and/or W winds 15 – 35 knots; water temperature 22-23 ºC; air temperature 23-28 ºC.

10. COMPETITION AREAS

10.1            The Competition Area will be posted at least fifteen (15) minutes before the warning signal for the first heat of the day on the Official Notice Board.

10.2            The Competition Area is located in front of the Official Judges Tower.

11. SCORING

11.1            Event and discipline scoring shall be done according to the VKWC 2015 Rule Book – provisional version.

12. INTERNATIONAL JUDGING PANEL

12.1            An international judging panel may be appointed in accordance with VKWC Rule 10. Their decisions will be final and cannot be appealed.

13. PRIZES

13.1            Total prize money for Freestyle main event is US$50,000 and will be distributed according to VKWC Rule F5.2.

13.2            Total prize money for Big Air main event is US$20,000 and will be distributed according to VKWC Rule BA4.2.

13.3            Trophies will be awarded to top three (3) competitors in each discipline and division.

14. INSURANCE

14.1            A proof of personal medical insurance with worldwide coverage will be required at registration for each competitor. A valid membership card or certificate, or other satisfactory evidence of worldwide medical coverage may be requested.

14.2            Each competitor shall present a valid insurance certificate showing proof of third-party liability coverage of at least US$200,000 (or equivalent) per incident that should be included in the membership in the applicable class association.

15. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

15.1            Competitors take part in all competition at their own risk. The VKWC, IKA, ISAF 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.

15.2            Participation in this event, supporting events and in each heat in them is at the sole discretion of the competitor and at his/her own risk.

16. MEDIA RIGHTS

16.1            By participating in a VKWC event competitors automatically grant to the Event Organizer, VKWC and their sponsors, the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of the athlete during the period of the competition without compensation.

16.2            Competitors may be required to carry cameras, sound equipment or positioning equipment as specified by the Event Organizer.

16.3            The top three (3) competitors as well as the individual heat winners may be required to attend a media press conference each day.

16.4            Competitors may be required for interviews during the event.

17. OFFICIAL CEREMONIES

17.1            Attendance at the first competitor’s meeting and awards ceremony is mandatory for all competitors. Any other mandatory events will be published in the Sailing Instructions.

18. TRAVEL INFORMATION

Closest international airports are Gibraltar-GIB  (43 km), Jerez-XRY (130 Km) and Malaga-AGP (152 Km)

Closest railway station is in Algeciras (21 Km).

The Event Organizer does not provide transfer from the airport or railway station.

It is recommended to rent a car at the airport.

19. ACCOMODATION

There are many available options near the event site: Hotels, apartments or Camping.

20. FURTHER INFORMATION

Alvaro Vazquez
Phone: +34 627 338 837
Email: [email protected]