The Midwinters Festival will continue its tradition of bringing together World Cup Pros, Olympic class competitors, beginner sailors and all other levels of competitor. The 24th Calema Midwinters Windsurfing Festival is scheduled to March 5th/8th 2009.
We will have classes for all skill levels and type of equipment - A Fleet / Sport Fleet / Workshop Fleet (learn to race) // and many Youth, Junior and Kids classes to choose from. We will have an inside course for the youngest and most novice kids. The more experienced kids choose between Sport or A Fleet which are sailed with the adults on outside courses.
Racing will be held in the Banana River with launching from Kelly Park in Merritt Island, FL.
The Midwinters will be governed by the ISAF Rules (2009-2012) and the rules of Formula Windsurfing (as of 1/1/09)-- with regard to the Pro & A Formula Fleets - the specified sail size limitations and the listing of approved production equipment.
New Weight Divisions will be used if more than 20 competitors in a division. Go to www.formulawindsurfing.org As in past years - the Sport Formula Fleets allow for ANY production shortboard - but is still limited to One Board/3 Sails.
Kona One Design: Must use a Kona Style board and a 7.4 Zenith sail for all competitors under 85Kg. Mast and booms are open but boom must be aluminum and mast no more than 75% carbon. Racers over 85Kg may race with a 9.0 Zenith sail and will be scored separately if attendance is big enough.
THE EXPECTED FLEETS/CLASSES ARE:
A FLEET -- FORMULA - Pro/Men/Women/Masters // KONA - Men/Women/Juniors // 3/1 LONGBOARD // RSX
SPORT FLEET -- FORMULA - Men/Women/Masters 35+/Grandmasters 55+/Juniors Fun Time 7.5 //
HYBRID - Adult/Junior // KONA // LONGBOARD 7.5
KIDS FLEET (INSIDE SMALLER COURSE) -- HYBRID 6.0 (Will be divided by ages and sail sizes if adequate participation)
WORKSHOP - LEARN TO RACE FLEET
SOURCE: Calema Midwinters