Elite Hydrofoil Regattas

 

REGATTA REGISTRATION

Elite Watersports is rebranding the Foil Racing Regatta scene of Tampa Bay.

Together, the Florida Kite Racing League and Elite Watersports have decided to dissolve their partnership. The FKRL has chosen to disband and is no longer operational.

Elite Hydrofoil Regattas will be the Organizing Authority for all further organized race regattas in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Elite Watersports has valued the years partnered with FKRL and is looking forward to the new chapter ahead!

ELITE HYDROFOIL REGATTAS

 

 

We are happy to continue bringing hydrofoil kite racing to Tampa Bay and look forward to maintaining the air of competition that we love and experience during each regatta.

As Organizing Authority, Elite Watersports Presents:

2018 Fall Elite Hydrofoil Regatta 

NOVEMBER 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida 

REGISTRATION

 

**OFFICIAL SI  TBA**

Fall Kite Foil Regatta

November 3-4, 2018 Course Racing

Option 1 Skyway Bridge, Eastside, Pinellas side or

Option 2 Pass-A-Grille Beach 22nd Ave

 

NOTICE OF RACE

2018 Fall KiteRacing Regatta
St. Petersburg, Florida
November 4 & 5, 2018

NOTICE OF RACE
1 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), including Appendix F.
1.2 The organizing authority (OA) is Elite Hydrofoil Regattas.
1.3 No national authority prescriptions will apply.
1.4 If there is a conflict between languages, the English text will take precedence.

2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 The regatta is open to open hydrofoil class.
2.2 No entries will be accepted after 2000 hrs on Friday, November 2, 2018 without approval by the OA.
2.3 Entry applications shall be made before the entry deadline through the web page https://www.elitewatersports.com/elite-hydrofoil-regattas/
2.4 Competitors under the age of 18 shall be required to complete the following:
• Parental/legal guardian assent – for those under age of 18
• Medical treatment permission – for those under age of 18 or on their parents’ medical insurance policy
2.5 An entry is not considered complete until both the entry form, fee, and waiver have been received.

3 FEES
The entry fee is $100.

 

4 SCHEDULE
DATE
Friday, Nov 2
Demo Day

TIME
1100
1800
EVENT
Demo Day
Happy Hour/Social Venue TBD

 

Saturday, Nov 3
0800-0900
Late registration, Venue determined by Forecast
Race Day
0930
Skippers Meeting
1030
1800
First Warning for Course Racing
Happy Hour, Drinks Venue TBD


Sunday, Nov 54
0900
Skippers meeting, Venue Determined by Forecast
Race Day
1000
1500

First Warning for Course Racing
No race started after this time
Awards immediately to follow after last race

5 FORMAT
The regatta format will be described in the sailing instructions.

6 COURSES
The courses to be sailed will be described in the sailing instructions.

7 ADVERTISING
7.1 ISAF Regulation 20 – Advertising Code- shall apply.
7.2 Competitors may be required to carry advertising for event and class sponsors on their kiteboards, lines, and on a Lycra vest if supplied by the OA.

8 IDENTIFICATION
Every competitor is required to wear the official event Lycra with their personal identification number whenever going afloat during the event.

9 VENUE
The Skyway Bridge East Side North end on Pinellas County side if an Easterly breeze is present or Pass A Grille Beach, Pass a Grille, Florida when any Westerly, SW, W, NW is present.

10 BUOYANCY
10.1 The use of personal flotation devices is prescribed, every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear, above the waist, a jacket, harness, or vest with a minimum buoyancy of 4kg uninflated in fresh water.
10.2 Personal buoyancy is mandatory for all competitors under 18 years of age.

11 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be posted on the official notice board no later than the first competitor’s briefing and may also be available at https://www.elitewatersports.com/elite-hydrofoil-regattas/

12 SCORING
12.1 The low point system of Appendix A will apply.
12.2 One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a regatta.

13 PENALTY SYSTEM
13.1 The sailing instructions may alternatively specify that competitors may choose between the turn penalty and a scoring penalty. This may change RRS F4.
13.2 Discretional penalties and arbitration may be used if outlined in the sailing instructions.

14 PRIZES
Awards shall be given based on participation.

15 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors shall participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk (see RRS 4, DECISION TO
RACE). The OA does not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the regatta.

16 TELEVISION AND MEDIA
In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant the organizing authority the right in perpetuity to make, use and show from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproduction of them, taken during the period of the event, for the said event as defined in the notice of race and sailing instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.

17 INFORMATION

Organizing Authority:
Elite Hydrofoil Regattas
c/o Elite Watersports
4100 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida
727-800-2202

 Regatta Venue:  

Skyway Bridge –  East Side,  North end of Pinellas County or Pass A Grille Beach, Pass A Grille, Florida.

Friday Social & Dinner Venue: TBA

Saturday Dinner and Drinks Venue:

Elite Watersports

4100 34th Street South

St. Petersburg, FL 33711

727-800-2202

 

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Thank you to our generous sponsors, without your donations and support, our events would not be the same!

Much love to you!

 

 

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We are proud to announce Elite Hydrofoil Regattas is a registered participant in hosting

Clean Regattas. 

Our passion revolves around the Ocean and it’s our duty to aid her in any way we can. We will work one step at a time to help restore ocean health. Organized by ‘SAILORS FOR THE SEA‘, we are able to host “Clean Regattas” where our event is green-friendly. So, if you’re planning on racing or spectating, be sure to bring a reusable water bottle to take advantage of the water station (no more plastic bottles!). We will be practicing the “three R’s” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 

If you want to learn more about ‘Clean Regattas’ and the threats facing our Ocean waters, click HERE. 

 

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