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Sailing Instructions (S.I.'s) posted below.  All prize money is USD.

THE LONG DISTANCE RACE  - The Crossing for Kites and Windsurfers, The CRISS CROSS for FOILS

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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 30 in the Foil class, and top 50 for Kiteboard and Windsurf  competitors and top 30 Kiteboard Sportsmen will qualify using the results from the course race.

This race is open to advanced sailors with well maintained gear

2019 breakdown 

  • Mens Foil: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $100
  • 1st place Women's Foil: $200 
  • 1st place Men's Kiteboard: $200
  • 1st place Women's kiteboard: $200
  • 1st place Men's windsurf: $300
  • 1st place Women's windsurf: $100
  • 1st place Sportsman = great sponsor prizes
  • 1st place Sportswoman = great sponsor prizes


COURSE RACING for Foils and Slalom Racing for Kiteboarding and Windsurfing

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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 on board

2019 breakdown 

  • Men's foil: 1st $900, 2nd $400, 3rd $150 
  • Women's foil: 1st $300, 2nd $150
  • 1st place Men's kiteboard: $200
  • 1st place Women's kiteboard: $200
  • 1st place Men's windsurfer: $TBD
  • 1st place Women's windsurfer: $TBD
  • 1st place Sportsman: great sponsor prizes
  • 1st place Sportswoman: great sponsor prizes

 

Freestyle

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Watch the pros and local heroes duke it out over your head!! 

2019 breakdown

  • 1st place mens: $500 
  • 1st place womens: $300  
  • 1st place Strapless Freestyle $200
  • 1st place Sportsman: great sponsor prizes
  • 1st place Sportswoman: great sponsor prizes

 
GO BIG!  See S.I.'s below


Sailing Instructions (S.I.'s)

1. RULES

    1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), including Appendix F for Kiteboard races and Appendix B for Windsurfing races.
    2. RRS F4-44.2 is modified to replace the word “hull” with “board.”

2. ENTRIES

The entry application is online  http://www.laventanaclassic.com/the-event/registration

3. IDENTIFICATION ON COMPETITORS

3.1 Competitors shall wear their assigned numbered jersey when racing.

3.2 Add a second sentence to RRS F9 – G1(a): Failure to wear the correct assigned personal competition number will result in a 20% scoring penalty calculated as stated in RRS 44.3(c). This changes RRS 63.1.

4. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Official notices will be posted on the official regatta notice board, located at the event site, on the beach, at Aguas Caliente (the Hot Springs).

5. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

5.1 Changes to the sailing instructions will be posted by 9:00am on the day they are to take effect.

5.2 There will be a competitor's meeting prior to each day’s racing, to discuss the daily race schedule.  Times for the daily competitor’s meeting will be posted on the notice board. 

6. SCHEDULE    

6.1 A Maximum of four (4) races per day for the Foil class are scheduled for January 17-19.

6.2 All scheduled races are subject to change with wind forecast.

January 16

6:30pm

Mandatory Competitor/Rider Meeting. You-Have-to-Be-There-No-Matter-What. Palapa's Ventana Restaurant

January 17

TBA

Foil course racing

 

TBA

Kiteboard and Windsurf slalom course racing

January 18

TBA

Foil course racing

 

TBA

Kiteboard and Windsurf slalom course racing

January 19

TBA

Foil course racing

 

TBA

Kiteboard and Windsurf slalom course racing

January 20

TBA

LONG DISTANCE RACE (subject to wind forecast)

   

Foil start (Top 20 Foil class only)

   

Kiteboard and Windsurf start (Top 15 slalom only)

   

Kiteboard and Windsurf Sportsman Class start

   

CLOSING CEREMONY AND AWARDS

     

6.3 Race management holds, at their discretion, five (5) wild card entries for the Long-Distance Race.

7. COURSES

7.1 The courses are described in Addendum A and will be posted on the notice board at the beach.

7.2 The Foil Class will race either one (1) or two (2) lap windward-leeward (W-L) courses from a mid-course start/finish boat, with a windward mark and two leeward gate marks.

7.3 The Women’s Foil Class will race a modified W-L course and will be described at the mandatory competitor’s meeting.

7.4 All other classes will race two (2) or three (3) lap figure 8 slalom courses.  

8. MARKS

All marks of the course will be red inflatable shapes.

9. THE START

9.1 For the Foil Class:

9.1.1 The class flag will be announced at mandatory competitor’s meeting.

9.1.2 All races will be started by using RRS 26.

9.1.3 The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee signal boat and a red inflatable mark at the port end.

9.1.4 RRS 30.4, the Black Flag rule, will be in effect for ALL races.

9.1.5 A competitor shall not start later than four (4) minutes after her starting signal. A competitor that starts later than four minutes after her starting signal will be scored DNS. This changes RRS A4 and A5.

9.2 For the Slalom course:

The starting line will be designated on the beach, by the beach captain.

10. RECALLS

No individual recalls will be made. Any boat over early will be scored BFD without a hearing. See SI 9.1.4.

11. THE FINISH

11.1 The finish line for the Foil class will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on a race committee signal boat located halfway up the course and a red inflatable mark at the port end.

11.2 The Finish line for the Slalom course will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee signal boat and a red inflatable mark set approximately downwind of the signal boat.

12. TIME LIMITS AND TARGET TIMES

12.1 Foil class target times:

Mark 1 = 7 min

One lap top finisher = 12 min

Two lap top finisher = 22 min

12.1.1 If no foil has passed Mark 1 within 10 minutes, the race will be abandoned.

12.1.2 Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS 62.1(a).

12.1.3 Foils failing to finish within ten (10) minutes after the first foil has sailed the course and finished, will be scored Did Not Finish (DNF) without a hearing. This changes RRS 35, A4.2 and A5.

12.2 Kiteboard/Windsurf class:

12.2.1 For figure 8 slalom course, boards failing to finish within ten (10) minutes after the first foil has sailed the course and finished, will be scored Did Not Finish (DNF) without a hearing. This changes RRS 35, A4.2 and A5.

12.2.2 Failure to finish within five (5) minutes after the first Kiteboard or Windsurfer has sailed the course and finished, will be scored Did Not Finish (DNF) and without a hearing. This changes RRS 35, A4.2 and A5.

13. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

13.1 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.

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

13.3 The protest committee will hear protests and request for redress as soon as possible and in the order it determines. The hearing schedule will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the close of protest time. This constitutes the notification required by RRS 63.2.

13.4 It is the sole responsibility of each board involved to be ready and have witnesses available when the hearing is called.

13.5 If the race committee posts a list of board scored BFD on the official notice board before the protest time limit, a request for redress based on such a posted score shall be made no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit. This changes the first sentence of RRS 62.2.

14. SCORING

14.1 One (1) race constitutes a regatta.

14.2 The Low Point scoring system, RRS A4, will be used.

14.3 One (1) discard after three (3) races.

When from five (5) to nine (9) race have been completed, a kiteboard’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

When from ten (10) to fourteen (14) races have been completed, a kiteboard’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two (2) worst scores.  

14.4 Ties will be decided in accordance with RRS A8.

15. EQUIPMENT

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

16. SAFETY REGULATIONS 

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 check in with the beach captain. Failure to do so will result in a 5 point penalty assessed to the last race of the day. This changes RRS A5.

17. PRIZES

Women’s Prizes (5 Competitors Required)

First prize: $500 USD
Second prize: $300 USD
Third prize: $125 USD

Open Prizes First prize: $2400 USD
Second prize: $1925 USD
Third prize: $1425 USD

Fourth prize: $1150 USD

Fifth prize: $975 USD

Sixth prize: $675 USD

Seventh prize: $475 USD

Eighth prize: $275 USD

Ninth prize: $175 USD

Tenth prize: $10

18. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in this regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (the organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host venue, sponsors or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for material damage or personal injury or death sustained as a result of participation in this regatta. By participating in this regatta, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.

ADDENDUM A

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION OF MARKS AND COURSE DIAGRAMS

MARK

DESCRIPTION

1

Inflatable RED mark set as a windward mark

G

Inflatable RED marks set as a leeward gate below the starting line                      

Pin

Inflatable RED mark

FOIL

COURSE

ROUNDING ORDER

All marks should be taken to port.

1

Start → 1 → G → 1 → G→ Finish



FIGURE1

    

SLALOM

COURSE

FIGURE 8

Mark 1 taken to starboard. Mark 2 taken to port.

2

Start → 1 → 2 → 1 → Finish (2 laps)

3

Start → 1 → 2 → 1 → 2 → 1 → Finish (3 laps)




FIGURE2