Gps-speedsurfing

  Detail information event

Event name2012 USM
Start DateSunday, January 1, 2012
End DateMonday, July 1, 2013
Event contactinfoMartin van Meurs
Event moderatorDylan de Jong
Event sponsorSimmer, Telstar, van den Berg, KA, Prolimit
CountryNetherlands

  Event description and NOR

Notice of Race - Ultimate Speed Meeting 2012

The USM is a rider event targeted at recreational to expert (GPS) speed surfers organized by St. GPS-Speedsurfing. The event also counts as qualification for the NK (Dutch Championship).

1. Racing Standby Days

First Stand-by racing days period:

May: 5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27     

June: 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30

Second Stand-by racing days period:

September: 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30

October:  6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28

There is no limitation to the number of racing days. There is a limitation to the number of personal light wind days (see remarks).

(Parts of) racing days might not count due to low temperatures and/or thunder. The head RTK can decide to exclude (parts of) a given racing day beforehand or after a day has been sailed.

2. GPS
All GPS devices that are in the GP3S list are allowed but we would like to advise the top riders to all use a Navi device. Non-doppler devices will get a deduction of 0.25kn over 5x10 sec avg.

Also make sure your firmware is updated to the latest versions and the settings are correct (no minimum speed and do NOT delete the Datalogger).

3. Location
The location for the races is Strand Horst in the Netherlands.

4. Entry fee
Entry fee for the event is € 25,00. www.gps-speedsurfing.comGold Membership is obligatory. Gold membership should be paid for before the first racing day in which a competitor takes part in the event.

pay your entry fee by clicking the Ideal logo:

note: gp3s is collecting the entry fee on behalve of Stichting GPS-speedsurfing

Or transfer the entry fee directly via your Bank account:

  • Name: Stichting GPS-Speedsurfing
  • Account: 1146.71.915 

 

5. Registration

Registration for the event should be done at the latest at the first racing day in which a competitor takes part in the event. Go to my GPS > my material > events and register for the USM 2012. Make sure to become Gold member before registration. Only Gold members can register.

6. Time schedule
Racing is possible from sunrise to sunset.

7. Skippers meeting
There will be no formal skippers meeting. Possible informal racing day info sessions for people not familiar with the location and procedures will be announced on www.gps-speedsurfing.com. On www.windsurfing.nla USM forum topic will be opened.

8. Safety

Any competitor can protest against another competitor who is not racing safely. A protest which is allocated by the head timekeeper will automatically lead to disqualification for the day.

 

The use of helmets and impact vests is strongly recommended.

9.Liability

Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk, see RRS 4 - Decision to Race.  The organising authority or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the event.

 

 10. Ranking
The overall ranking will be based on 5x10 seconds and the low point scoring system is used with a weight factor depending on the avg speed of the best rider of that day.

(The ‘-‘ sign means till/in Dutch: tot)

-         Light speed race: 58 – 65 km/h score * 1,50

-         Medium speed race: 65 – 70 km/h score * 1,00

-         High speed race: 70 – 75 km/h score * 0,75

-         Ultimate speed race: 75> km/h score * 0,50

 

11. Average speed groups

In 2012 apart from the overall raking also a ranking with average speed groups will be made at the end of each period. A competitor will be placed in a given average speed group based on his/her standing average speed as shown in www.gps-speedsurfing.com.  The standing average speed of a given competitor at the start of the first race a competitor takes part in, will be leading. Speed groups will be divided as follows: <40kmh/40 to 50kmh /50 to 60kmh/60 to 65kmh/65 to 70kmh/ 70 to 75kmh/ >75kmh. If a competitor betters his or her average personal best speed as shown in the www.gps-speedsurfing.comranking before the second period, the given competitor will be placed in another speed group during the second period. If a competitor didn’t post on www.gps-speedsurfing.combefore the start of the event the competitor may inform the race organization about his/her standing personal best.

 

12. NK

During the NK, the USM/NK final qualifiers will be regarded as Gold fleet and the rest of the USM competitors as Silver fleet. The gold fleet will fight for places one to ten and the race will count as Ultimate speed race. For more detailed information see the Dutch Speed Championship notice of race.

 

Remarks:

-     A maximum of 2 light wind racing days per competitor, per racing day period will count for the overall ranking.

-    A Light wind race racing day will count if at least 5 riders set a speed of 58 kilometers or higher.

-      A Medium wind racing day will count if at least 5 riders set the required minimum speed for that given type of racing day and at least 10 riders set a minimum speed of 58 kilometers or higher.

-     A High wind speed day will count if at least 1 rider set the required minimum speed for that given type of racing day and at least 10 riders set a minimum speed of 65 kilometers.

-     An Ultimate speed day will count if at least 1 rider set the required minimum speed for that given type of racing day and at least 5 riders set a minimum speed of 70 kilometers.

-     After 3 races one discard is allowed, after 5 races and every following second race there will be another discard. Every race day will count for the ranking and the result * the factor will be used for calculating the discards. Competitors not participating at a given racing day (DNS) will get maximum points: total number of competitors inscribed for the event + 1 * 1,50.

-     The overall ranking will be based on all races and will take into account the discards. There will be extra prizes for the light wind class and the medium-ultimate class (with factor). Discard systems for light wind class and the medium-ultimate class are identical as for the overall ranking.

-    When there is a tie after discards, the best results will be compared according to the low point scoring system rules (RRS Appendix A8.1 A8.2)