New Jersey Windsurfing &  

Watersports Association  

 

NOTICE OF RACE

2013 Flip Flop & Fly Race Series

 May 12 - Oct. 28

Pre-Register here
All participants must sign an NJWWA waiver by clicking here.

Premise: Upon determining an iWindsurf forecast of winds 15mph-39mph, The NJWWA Decision Committee will instinctively plan a series of races on windy weekends or weekdays. The Decision Committee will flip flop between location and date, and fly with the best selection. This is all dependent on the availability of a Race Committee.  Updates at FFF Control Panel

Event: Series of slalom races held at various Jersey shore locations.

Organizer: The New Jersey Windsurfing and Watersports Association (NJWWA) -

Venues: Racing will take place on Barnegat Bay, Little Egg Harbor and Lakes Bay

  • Seaside Park, 14th Ave. Pier

  • Lakes Bay/ Comfort Inn, West Atlantic City

  • Bayview Park, 68th St., Long Beach Island

  • Trixies/Berkeley Island County Park

Prizes: Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division at the end of the season during the NJWWA Gala. Men’s and Women’s overall first place winners will the Grand Prize, to be determined. All participants are eligible to win prize raffles at each event.

Classes: Competition will be held in Open Class

Divisions: Men’s and Women’s divisions

Starting: LeMans style Beach Starts may occur with competitors standing either on the beach, or in the water. Each competitor may be randomly assigned their starting station at the line by drawing a number directly before their start. Less experienced/ novice competitors will start upwind.

Courses: Slalom figure eight course (2 laps) in strong winds, with optional downwind slalom or long distance in Moderate winds. Course racing (upwind) may also be run in moderate winds. Marks may consist of buoys, channel markers, navigational markers, no-wake markers, and islands.

Conditions: Wind minimum of 15 mph - Maximum 38 mph

  • Average high air temp: 69°F - 79°F

  • Average water temp: 54°F - 66°F, wetsuits recommended

  • Average winds: Spring NE-S-SSW 15-20mph, Fall NE-S-WNW 15-25mph

Rules:  Event shall be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) including Appendix B - Windsurfing Competition Rules, with portions of PWA Slalom Race Rules, and Sailing Rules of the Road, except as any of these are altered by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.

Scoring:  Low point scoring system will apply.
1st place = 1pts. , 2nd place = 2 pts. , 3rd place = 3 pts., etc.
DNS & DNF = # of boats entered in the race + 1
DNA (did not attend) = # of boats entered in the series + 1
1 throw out for every 3 races, 15 races maximum will complete the series.

Eligibility: All competitors are encouraged to join the NJWWA and US Windsurfing

Registration/ Fees: Free to pre-registered competitors,
Pre-registration online $10 per season, www.windsurfnj.org
On-site registration $10 per race.

Pre-Register here
All participants must sign an NJWWA waiver by clicking here.

Schedule: Potential dates for the Race Series includes: any day between May 12 – Oct. 28, 2012.
Weekends with Fun Fests or other conflicts of interest will be excluded.
There may be up to 3 race days/per week
Locations will rotate, with no more than three races in a row at any one location.
Registration/ Check in 10:30
Earliest Skipper’s Meeting at 11:00
Racing possible between 11:30-15:30, time schedules may vary.
A minimum of 1 race will constitute a series event.
A maximum of 5 races will be raced in a day

Notifications:  Registered competitors will be sent email alerts triggered as the probability of racing increases: Red level II from within 5 days of event, Yellow level III from within 4 days of event, Blue level IV within 2 days of event, and Green level V from within 15 – 3 hours before an event, based around the 7pm & 7am iWindsurf forecast. Anyone can monitor the progression of the Flip Flop & Fly website at www.windsurfnj.org

Liability: Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. NJWWA, US Windsurfing, US Sailing, ISAF, PWA, or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result. Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk. Signed waivers are required by each participant.

Media: By registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to NJWWA, US Windsurfing, the right in perpetuity to make, use and show at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television, whether electronic or otherwise, and other reproduction or derivative of them, taken during the period of the event, as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.

Sailing Instructions: The Sailing Instructions and race times will be announced at the Skipper’s Meeting.

Tie- Breakers:

  1. In favor of racer who beat the other the most number of times they competed together.

  2. In favor of the racer who has the greater number of 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, and so on.

Pre-Register here
All participants must sign an NJWWA waiver by clicking here.