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:

2017 Fall Elite Hydrofoil Regatta 

November 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2017

St. Petersburg, Florida 

REGISTRATION

 

 

 

2017 Fall Kite Racing Regatta  

St. Petersburg, Florida

November 4 & 5, 2017

 

NOTICE OF RACE

1 RULES

1.1The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), including Appendix F.

1.2The organizing authority (OA) is Elite Hydrofoil Regattas.

1.3No national authority prescriptions will apply.

1.4 If there is a conflict between languages, the English text will take precedence.  

 

2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 

2.1The regatta is open to open hydrofoil class.

2.2No entries will be accepted after 2000 hrs on Thursday November 2, 2017 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/

2.4Competitors 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 and entry fee have been received.  

 

3 FEES

3.1The entry fee is $100.

 

4  SCHEDULE 

DATE

Friday Nov 3

Demo Day

 

TIME

1100

1800

EVENT

Demo Day with open practice runs

Happy Hour/Social, Drinks and Snacks at Elite Watersports

 

Saturday Nov 4

0800-0900

Late registration, Venue determined by Forecast

 Race Day

0930  

Skippers Meeting

 

1030

1800

First Warning for Course Racing

Happy Hour, Drinks and Dinner at Parks & Rec, Downtown St. Petersburg

 

Sunday, Nov 5

0900

Skippers meeting, Venue Determined by Forecast  

 Race Day

 

1000

1400

1600

 

First Warning for Course Racing

No race started after this time

Awards

 

     
     
     

 

  1. FORMAT

The regatta format will be described in the sailing instructions.

 

  1. COURSES

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

Watch Video

 

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 venue has two options Skyway Bridge East Side North end on Pinellas County side or Pass A Grille  Beach, Pass a Grille, Florida

 

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

13.1The sailing instructions may alternatively specify that competitors may choose between the turn penalty and a scoring penalty. This may change RRS F4.

13.2Discretional 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 Pinellas County or Pass A Grille Beach, Pass A Grille, Florida

 

Friday Happy Hour Venue:

Elite Watersports

4100 34th Street South

St. Petersburg, FL 33711

727-800-2202

 

Saturday Dinner Venue:

Parks & Rec

100 4th Street South

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-245-9100

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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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