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NOTICE OF RACE
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(Amended 6/12/2006)


1. INVITATION
US Windsurfing, the Maui Windsurfing Association in Maui, Hawaii, cordially invite you to attend the 2006 USW National Championships to be held Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 12, 2006 at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului.

2. LOCAL ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
This event is recognized and sanctioned by US Windsurfing as the 2006 National Championships. The Local Organizing Authority (LOA) will be the Maui Windsurfing Association, for and on behalf of and under the specified conditions laid down by the International Formula Windsurfing Association (IFWA), and United States Windsurfing (USW).

3. RULES
This regatta shall be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the IFWC Class Rules & Championship Racing Rules, as amended by the race committee.

4. ADVERTISING
The IFWA is a category ‘C’ class as set out in the ISAF Regulation 20 – Advertising Code. Competitors who have their own sponsorship are asked to notify the LOA in writing of their sponsor. Competitors may be required to wear sponsor vest and or sail stickers on sails.

5. SAFETY
All competitors shall wear the event rashguard for identification purposes. Shortie Wetsuits may be desired however the air and water temperature in August is warm in the 75-85F range. Maui winds are from 15 – 30 knots. The race committee will have sole discretion on determining if the conditions are sufficient or safe to race.

6. ELIGIBILITY
All entries shall meet the requirements of the ISAF Regulation 19-Eligibility Code. All competitors must be current members of US Windsurfing. Competitors may register with US Windsurfing on site. Foreign Competitors shall be paid up members of a National FW Assoc. or of the IFWC. National Associations shall be paid up members of the International Windsurfing Association.


7. DISCIPLINES
For the determination of the USW National Champions, the disciplines will be: COURSE RACING, SLALOM RACING and DISTANCE RACING.

8. CLASSES / DIVISIONS
Classes or a Division within a Class with five (5) or less competitors may be combined at the discretion of the LOA.

  • OPEN COURSE RACING: Youth Men -13, Junior Men 14-18, Men, Masters 35-44,
    Grand Masters 45-54, Senior Grand Masters 55+
    Youth Women -13, Junior Women 14-18, Women, Women Masters 35+
  • FORMULA RACING: Youth Men -13, Junior Men 14-18, Men, Masters 35-44,
    Grand Masters 45-54, Senior Grand Masters 55+
    Youth Women -13, Junior Women 14-18, Women, Women Masters 35+
  • MAUI ONE-DESIGN: Youth -13, Adult (charter available, first come/first serve)
  • OLYMPIC: Youth -13, Men, Women (kit purchase available)
  • SLALOM: Youth Men -13, Junior Men 14-18, Men, Masters 35-44,
    Grand Masters 45-54, Senior Grand Masters 55+
    Youth Women -13, Junior Women 14-18, Women, Women Masters 35+

    CHOOSING YOUR DIVISION: A competitor must have reached the minimum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec 31st 2006. A competitor must not be older then the maximum age limit, in the relevant division, by Dec 31st 2006.

9. ENTRY
Entry Forms may be found on the LOA’s web site www.mauiwindsurfing.org or on the event website: www.mauinationals.com. Entry Forms should be returned to the Maui Windsurfing Association by mail or online by July 7th, 2005 to avoid late fee. The Entry fee is $150, if received by July 7th. The Entry fee is $175, if received after July 7th. Junior Entry Fee is $100, if received by July 7th, and $125, if received after this date. Late registration and Check-In will begin at 1500 hours and close at 1700 hours on August 6th, 2006.

COST SUMMARY
Adult Racing: $150 / $175 late (includes party/t-shirt/rashguard)
Youth/Junior Racing: $100 / $125 late (includes party/t-shirt/rashguard)


Activities Only: $50 (includes t-shirt/rashguard)

Opening Party: $35
--OR-- Combined Party Package: $60
Closing Party: $35


10. SCHEDULE
Sunday, Aug 6 1500-1700 Late Registration and Check-In
1800-2200 Welcoming Ceremony BBQ
Monday, Aug 7 1000-1100 Sailor’s Meeting (Mandatory)
1100-1700 Racing
Tuesday, Aug 8 1000-1100 Sailor’s Meeting (Mandatory)
1100-1700 Racing
Wednesday, Aug 9 1000-1100 Sailor’s Meeting (Mandatory)
1100-1700 Racing
Thursday, Aug 10 1000-1100 Sailor’s Meeting (Mandatory)
1100-1700 Racing
Friday, Aug 11 1000-1100 Sailor’s Meeting (Mandatory)
1100-1500 Racing
1700-2200 Luau / Closing Ceremony and Trophy Presentation


11. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Sailing Instructions will be available at registration as well as published on the website by July 1, 2005.

12. RACING AREA
Racing will take place at “uppers” at Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. The Distance race will be from Kanaha to Ho’okipa and back for the Adults, and to Spreckelsville for the Junior and Youth Divisions.

13. SCORING SYSTEM
The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A of the Racing Rules, will apply. There will be one throw out in each discipline (except distance).

While we expect to have equal amounts of Course Racing and Slalom Racing, three races are all that is required in each discipline to constitute a series for that discipline. The only exception is Distance which will be a single race upwind-downwind race run as part of the course racing. Racing will take place at “uppers” at Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii.

14. AWARDS
Awards will be given out for the top three finishers in each Class/Division/Discipline

15. COMPETITOR IDENTIFICATION
At registration the LOA intends to check for compliance with IFWC class rule 2.6.-Identifications Marks. Competitors must register with the sail number they plan to race with or notify the Race Committee in writing of any changes before racing.

16. OTHER ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES
The following activities will be scheduled through the course of the week for both racing and non-racing participants:

• Fishing Tournament:
On a windsurf board, share your catch and win a prize (10 participants).
• Freestyle Demonstrations:
New style and old school (open to all).
• Team Relays:
Kids, families, and adult age divisions.

These activities and more will be scheduled by the start of the event. A fun time will be had by all.


17. SOCIAL
Following sailor check-in at Kanaha Beach Park, a BBQ is planned for the welcoming reception at the same location for all competitors and their guests for Sunday Night, August 6th, as well as a Hawaiian Luau Closing Party and Trophy Ceremony on Friday August 11th after the racing has completed.
(Please note that this has been changed to accommodate the sailors who are traveling from afar. There will no longer be a party on Saturday.)


18. EXTRA-EXTRA
Although not part of Nationals, we did want to notify all sailors that preceding the US Windsurfing Nationals is the Larry Libre Memorial Fishing & Diving Tournament on Saturday, August 5, early morning if sailors are interested in participating in or volunteering to help.

Also, following the US Windsurfing Nationals on Sunday, August 13, is Race#3 of the Navman Maui Speed Challenge Series for those who wish to test their speed against top speed sailors from around the world. This event is GPS speed sailing at its most extreme, with Fun and Competitive Divisions for all.


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