- 13 January 2010 | Windsurfing
The Midwinters Festival will continue its tradition of bringing together World Cup Pros, Olympic Class Competitors, Beginner sailors and all other levels in between. 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 along with Masters and Seniors.
Whether you like racing a long, hybrid or short board, we have a class for you. The 2010 event will include the Kona North Americans and the Bic Techno 293 North Americans which will be a qualifier for the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in Summer of 2010.
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 1/1/10)– 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.
EXPECTED FLEETS/CLASSES ARE:
A FLEET — FORMULA – Pro/Men/Women/Masters // KONA – Men/Women/Juniors // F.E – Masters/Youth/Juniors // 3/1 LONGBOARD //TECHNO 293 – A Minim (E) shall be under the age of 15. (Born in or after 1996 and not later than 1999) / A Junior (D) shall be under the age of 17. (Born in or after 1994 and not later than 1998) / An Open (C) shall be over the age of 17. (Born in or before 1993)
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