Competitors can choose to race in one of the following fleets
- Open Class. Boards 14’0 and under. The full range of age categories will be on offer, so lots of medals up for grabs in this fleet.
- One Design!. Don’t want to bring your own board? We have a large fleet of identical 13’2 x 30″ Red Paddle Co Voyager boards to use, courtesy of Red Paddle Co NZ. Yes, we supply the boards – you don’t even need to bring your own! (There is a small charge of $10 per day for the board hire). These boards are fast yet stable and user-friendly. Everyone on the same board makes it even more fun. Age categories will be set according to entries, as will the courses.
- Surfboards / Socials Those wanting to participate, but not necessarily to race hard (or maybe you do, but don’t have a raceboard!).
- Junior Racers. Short course races on the days when we’re not running a downwinder, for youngsters wanting to have a go. We will adjust the distance of the races to suit the competitors and their equipment. (Experienced junior racers can compete in any fleet, all age categories will be observed)
Entries on inflatable boards will be encouraged in the Surfboards/Socials class. If there are 3 or more inflatables racing in any age category then separate prizes may be awarded, at the discretion of the race team.
Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category.
Overall Series Prizes
Each fleet will have overall series prizes, based on the combined scores of all three days. Each day will be given equal rating. The scoring will be done as follows:
Each competitor’s overall score for the day going forward will be calculated by subtracting their finishing position from 201.
So the first place finisher overall will be scored 201-1 = 200pts.
If the last place finisher comes across the line in 66th place (say), they will get 201 – 66 = 135pts.
DNFs (Did Not Finish) will be given the score of the last placed finisher – 10 points. (So in the example above, DNFs would get 125 pts.)
DNS (Did Not Start) and DNE (did not enter) will score 0 points.
This is so that racers who complete all three events will always outrank someone who has only entered two events, even if they did very well in those two.