Bayside Sailboard GPS Competition
A fun way of having a race without having a race
Requirements for entry to Competition
Competition entry is free to all Financial Bayside Sailboard Club members. There is no requirement for sail identification numbers. To join the GPS competition you need to be a registered member of KA72 website. (Instruction below).
Categories for Sailors
Categories are Open, Masters (45-60), Legends (60 plus), Rookie and Women. Categories need a minimum of 3 members participating to be considered for end year of presentations.
Wynnum, Manly, Wellington Point, Victoria Point.
Categories for GPS
5 x10sec, Alpha 500m, Hour and 500m speed.
A category or multiply categories will be picked for scoring when advising of comp date.
The day for the completion will not be on the same day as any other events in the Race schedule.
Notice will be sent out for the comp day based on the forecast. The events will be on Sunday whenever possible and is not tide dependant.
There will a minimum of 5 separate days required. To allow for days when sailors cannot sail there will be a minimum of 8 days scheduled between September and May. Sailors who sail in more than 5 days they will drop their worst results to obtain 5 results. These results will be used for the end of year competition awards. Group Leader has bragging rights only for each day.
At least one day a month will be planned however more may be required if no suitable wind during any given month to ensure minimum days achieved. Results will stay up on KA72 group until a new date is selected. Progress of comp will be updated on Website.
Downloaded GPS Tracks will need to be made public on KA72. Results from one GPS only can be used.
GPS device will be GT31, Canmore GP102, GW52 and Garmin watch 920XT. (The cheapest device is Canmore around $80)
As this is not a race there is no rescue boat. As a general safety sailors should always sail with others. It is best to wear a floatation device and carry some spare rope.
Below is the web address for KA72. It is free to join.
Then you will need to logon once you have a registered.
Go to Groups page.
You will then to join the group for Bayside Sailboard GPS and membership will be pending.
An email will be sent to the administration to be approved. Once approved you are in the Bayside Group Competition.
Get on and sign up now