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BELOW ARE THE 2016 DETAILS.  STAY TUNED FOR THE 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT...

The 2016 La Ventana Classic had the following races: and $5,000 usd prize money

THE LONG DISTANCE RACE 
Long distance race for Foils, Kiteboarders and Windsurfers. Separate racing classes with separate starts - the competitors who compete for prize money will be divided into foils and others (windsurfers and kiteboarders)  - and the sportsmen who cruise for the cause of supporting our schools and also win fun prizes from our sponsors will have their own start - Top competetitor racers will qualify for a long distance final to determine the winner. Top 20 in the Foil class, and top 10 for Kiteboard and Windsurf will qualify using the results from the course races. Target finish time for top competitors 60 minutes.

This race is open to advanced sailors with well maintained gear - S.I's are posted below

  • 1st place Mens Foil =1st $500    2nd $300   3rd $100
  • 1st place Womens Foil =$200 
  • 1st place Mens Kiteboard =$200
  • 1st place womens kiteboard =$200
  • 1st place mens windsurf =$300
  • 1st place womens windsurf = $100
  • 1st place mens Sportsman = great sponsor prizes
  • 1st place womens Sportsman = great sponsor prizes


COURSE RACING
Compete in buoy course racing close to the La Ventana shores - Foil Class will compete in the standard windward leeward course with a gate to leeward. In order to make this a more sportsman friendly event the Kitessurf and Winsdurfers will use a modified figure 8 course eliminating the upwind legs and replacing them with fast broad reaches. Target finishing time for top competitors per race 15 - 20 minutes.  S.I's will be posted by December 1st

  • 1st place mens foil = 1st $900 USD   2nd $400 USD    3rd  $150 USD
  • 1st place womens foil = 1st $300 USD 2nd $ 150
  • 1st place mens kiteboard = 1st $200
  • 1st place womens kiteboard =  1st $200
  • 1st place mens windsurfer = $TBD
  • 1st place womens windsurfer = $TBD

 

BIG AIR / Old SKOOL Kiteboard trick contest
Watch the pros and local heroes duke it out over your head!! 

  • 1st place mens = $500 USD 
  • 1st place womens = $300 USD 

 
GO BIG - see SAILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR DETAILS




Sailing Instructions

1 RULES

1.1 In order to ensure a safe event the regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, including appendix for Windsurf and Kite

1.2 Competitors shall wear their assigned numbered jersey when racing

2 ENTRIES

2.3 The entry application is online and closing on Wednesday, December 30th 2015   http://www.laventanaclassic.com/the-event/registration

3 COMMUNICATIONS WITH COMPETITORS

3.1 A mandatory skippers meeting will be help on January 6th at 7pm, location will be announced

3.2 Official Notices will be posted on the Official Regatta Notice Board will be located at the event site.

3.3 Changes to the sailing instructions will be posted by 9am on the day they are to take effect.

3.4 Daily Skippers meeting prior to racing, time to be posted on Notice Board  

4 SCHEDULES    ****  subject to change with wind forecast

Day 1 

Wind o’clock foil course racing 

Kiteboard and wdsrf  figure 8 racing

Day 2 

Foil course racing 

Kiteboard and wdsrf  figure 8 racing

Day 3

Wind o’clock foil course racing 

Kiteboard and wdsrf  figure 8 racing

Day 4

Long distance race   **  Subject to wind forecast. ( Top 20 Foil Class)

One start for foils only

One start for Kites and Windsurf class   (Top 15 Figure 8)

One start for Kites and Windsurfer sportsman’s class

Race management holds 5 wild cards at their discretion for the long distance race

Awards night

8 COURSES & MARKS

8.1 The courses and marks are described in addendum (posted on notice board)

8.2 Course will be either one or two laps and displaced from the starting boat for foil class or three laps for figure 8  

8.3 Black flag rule will be in effect for ALL races.

8.4 Course for Foil class is windward with leeward gate one or two laps and two marks and figure 8 courses for all other classes

9 THE START

9.1 The starting line will be between a staff displaying flag (color/type will be announced at mandatory skippers meeting) on the race committee boat and a red inflatable buoy set to port.

9.2 A competitor shall not start later than four minutes after her starting signal. A competitor that starts later than four minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS. This changes RRS 35, A4 and A5.

10 RECALLS

There will be no individual recalls made any boat over early will be scored as a DNC

11 THE FINISH

The finish line will be between a staff displaying a flag (Color/type will be announced at mandatory skippers meeting) on a race committee boat located halfway up the course on the port side and an inflatable mark set approximately 75’ downwind.

12 PENALTY SYSTEMS

12.1 Penalties will be according to penalty addendum posted in SI’s

13 TARGET TIMES

13.1 Target times, in minutes, are as follows:

Foil class:

Mark 1  7min

One lap top finisher  10 min

Two lap top finisher  18mim

Windsurf/ Kite class

Figure 8 course with two marks

3 Laps and target finish time 10min

If no boat has passed Mark 1 within the Mark 1 time limit, the race will be abandoned. Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress.

13.2 Boats failing to finish with the finish time window  64minutes for course 1 and 6 minutes for course 2 after the first kiteboard sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish and without possibility of a hearing.  For figure 8 course time limit is 6 minutes after the first finisher.

14 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

14.1 Protests and requests for redress forms will be available at the official notice board.

14.2 Protest and requests for redress shall be lodged within 60 minutes of the last finisher in the last race of the day. Protest hearing times and location will be announced on the official notice board daily

15 SCORING

15.1 One discard after three races, no further discards

15.2 Ties in the regatta will be broken by the low score of the last race

 

16 EQUIPMENT

Except for brief periods of time while changing/launching Kites shall have lines rolled up on bars and kites secured.

17 SAFETY REGULATIONS 

17.1 Each competitor is required to check out and at end of each day, or in case of early retirement check back in with the beach captain. Each competitor has 30 minutes after the last race to do so and if not will receive a 5 point penalty

 

18 COURSE DIAGRAMS

Course Diagrams and description of marks will be posted on notice board.