Speed World Cup rules now available with important changes

March 25, 2009 | Windsurfing

Speed World Cup

The 2009 edition of the ISWC Speedworldcup Rulebook is online, and we want to draw your attention on the most important changes.

1. We are using the same base factors for the events (factor 3 for worlds, factor 2 for continentals and factor 1 for national events). 

For prizemoney events a factor of 1.0 is added, as well as for events with provisional timing and information about the current standing for riders and spectators. If both conditions apply, a factor of 1.5 is added. This shall encourage organizers to put price money and/or to invest in infrastructure and better services for the competitors, but also enables us to discover new venues with changing wind directions, where traditional land-based timing is not possible.

2. We have introduced a minimum participation level for national events of 10 competitors to be included in the world ranking.

3. The maximum number of competitors in world and continental championship events is 60 on a 500m course and 45 on a 250m course. 
This is to ensure better conditions for the sailors on high class events. The seeding will be based on the current world ranking.

4. The following riders are qualified by default for major events: top
5 worlds, top 5 production worlds, continental champions, plus top 5 from the current GPSSS 500m ranking.

5. Due to this limitation of starting slots the fines for no-shows have been changed. the default fine for a no-show is 50 Euro, for the top 20/6 (men/women) it is 100 Euro, for the top 10/4 it is 200 Euro, and for the top 5/2 it is 400 Euro. It is so easy to inform us in time that you cannot participate and then we can give your starting slot to another interested competitor. Please be fair !

6. From 2009 on there is no WSSRC commissioner present on the events by default. The records are so high and the chance for a new record during competiton so small, that the costs for WSSRC supervision are not reasonable.

7. For the 2009 world ranking, each riders individual results count, up to a maximum of 50% of the total number of events in 2009.

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