I would like to give you all the necessary to reach a decision (a good - of course ;o) to participate in European FOOTY competitions in Poland.
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NOTICE OF RACE
EURO FOOTY GRAND PRIX 2010
July 10-11 2010, Wroclaw, Poland
Rules: The regatta will be carried out under the Rules of Occupations, based on the principles applicable in the FOOTY Class Rules (RC & free sailing) as defined in the main IFCA web site - http://footy.rcsailing.net/rules.php .
The intention throughout is to keep racing informal and fun – but ruthlessly competitive in the nicest sense.
Eligibility: The regatta is open to all boats of the Footy Class whose owners are current members of IFCA and who are properly registered with the Class Rules and who reported the willingness to participate in the contest in an applicable manner. The teams consisting of two captains, who represent a certain country, or a region, or a sponsor, can participate (for example: England I-III, Sweden I-IV, MODELmaniak Team PL, RC-Network Modellsport, etc.)
Schedule: (subject to modification based on event conditions)
09.00-10.30 Free practice and registration of models and participants
10.45-10.55 FOOTY RC Skippers meeting
10.15-12.00 FOOTY RC racing
13.00-15.00 FOOTY RC Racing
15.30-18.30 Tourist trip – “In the footsteps of Wroclaw dwarves”
18.30-19.00 Dinner "Polish flavors”
19.00-21.00 Informal meeting FOOTY skippers and a guest
09.45-09.55 FOOTY RC Skippers Meeting
10.00-13.00 FOOTY RC racing
12.00-13.00 FREE FOOTY modeling workshops (for children under 12 y.o.)
11.30-13.30 Sea shanties concert
13.00-13.30 FREE FOOTY racing (for children under 12 y.o.)
13.30-14.00 Awards distribution
Notice to all participants – please provide us with the information on any person who will accompany you but who will not participate in the contest (like spouses, kids, friends, etc.). If appropriate and feasible, we shall arrange additional theme trips (please make suggestions like: shopping, botanical garden, museums and monuments, or other of your preference.
Location: Racing will be held at the north side of pond, in one of central park of the city-Tolpa Park (n. Nowowiejska str.) - vide: http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=51.1199568&lon=17.0545685&z=18&l=28&m=b
Due to the location of the launch site, it is recommended to prepare the sunglasses. Maximum depth of reservoir: about 70 cm (2,5 ft).
The predominant type of wind: a moderate/middle, west.
Parking in the regatta: available free of charge
The official languages of the competition: English and Polish - simultaneously (the countdown and launch command will be given in English).
If possible, the organizers will try to provide the interpreters from other languages (if more participants fromvarious countries shall arrive).
Model measurements: Measurement and class authenticity verification will be conducted on-site on all boats during check-in and registration. Award winning boats may also be measured post regatta. It is not permitted to alter the boats during the contest except for the changes allowed under the class rules (eg. rig change). Any necessary alterations to boats after damage, etc., will be held with similar parts of the original design and weight and will be conducted after the approval of the RD. Any boat with unauthorized alterations will be disqualified from the regatta
Sailing instructions and RC frequency: The detailed sailing instructions and frequencies assignments will be posted on the club and class websites after the initial registration period. The following RC frequencies authorized for modelers in Poland can be used: 2.4 GHz, 27MHz, 40 MHz and 35MHz (although the latter is formally reserved in Poland for flying models).
The contest committee will determine the number of races for each day mainly considering weather conditions. The contests will be organized in a manner to allow as many races as possible under given conditions. Two completed boat races are required constitute the contest as valid.
In the Footy RC category, both junior and senior participants will take place.
The remaining categories will be divided into classifications like: Junior Team, Women, and possibly others. In the free(uncontrolled) models category, children bornin 1998 or later can paricipate. Detailed rules for scoring and ranking regatta will be provided later.
Awards: The medal Awards will be distributed among the top three finishers in each class and age group (if applicable), while all participants who complete the contest will be awarded with diplomas. Additionally, independent awards from individual sponsors are foreseen eg.: for best youngest participant, for best female participant, Miss Footy, Fastest Opalek-class boat, Mister Opalek-class boat, etc.
Accommodation: We have made provisional room booking for all our guests at a small, quiet motel with well standard and excellent alimentation. The cost of a single room is 180 to 220 PLN (approx 45-37 GBP), a double room: 260 PLN (ca. GBP 54). These prices include breakfast and supper and are per room. All visitors are kindly requested to make full reservations on-line at http://www.rezydent.pl/index.php (note the motel may have other clients’ booking, so please rush).
We also have a youth hostel for young participants – of a lower standard and price (we are still negotiating a final price with them). Pictures on: http://www.mdk.wroclaw.pl/pol/Szkolne-Schronisko-Mlodziezowe/Schronisko-w-obiektywie2/Schronisko-w-obiektywie
The motel and hostel are located approximately 15-25 minutes from the regatta site.
We are willing to help the participants who come to Wroclaw with transportation from the accommodation place to the contest site.
Campings (more information will be provided later):
about the competition will be added on the Polish footy-class web site www.MODELmaniak.pl (for POL & CZE) and in English on a special forum thread: http://www.rcsailing.net/forum1/showthread.php?5728-Euro-footy-gp-2010 - with information on the event, including Entry Form, Sailing instructions, etc. RRS rule changes, if any, may be posted on the website and described at the skippers meeting(s) on the competition day.
Please follow the news (and ask if necessary) on the above-mentioned forum thread of the Euro Footy Grand Prix 2010 or send private e-mail (in English, Czech, Slovak, Polish) to Pawel Dejnak at firstname.lastname@example.org