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BUZZARDS BAY CROSSING WINDSURFING AND SUP

FUN SUP RACING & WINDSURFING RACES  Scroll Down for Schedule, Rules, Scoring and Classes

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In order to secure free, onsite parking, you MUST register online no later than this Sunday!  Our host hotel offers competitors the following deal:  $199 per night for single/double room and has reserved a block of rooms for us.  Here's the double-double:  For any competitor who books two consecutive nights related to the event (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun) we will WAIVE THE REGISTRATION FEE for one competitor per two-night booked room.The Sea Crest Beach Hotel  This offer is limited and on a first-come, first served basis, so book early.

Be certain to mention that you are registering for the Buzzards Bay Crossing and indicate to the hotel the number of non-competitors joining you!    

2013 Buzzards Bay Crossing Event Schedule and Racing Information

Friday, May  24     

3:00 – 8:00 P.M.        Check-in and Late Registration/Equipment Drop-off

Saturday, May 25  

8:00 A.M. - 9:00  Late Registration on Beach

9:00 A.M.    Skippers and Paddlers Meeting

9:30            First Possible Start

11:45          Last Possible Morning Start

12:00 P.M. – 1:00            Lunch

1:15            First Possible Afternoon Start

4:00            Last Possible Afternoon Start

6:00 - 9:00   Dinner and a Movie "Children of the Wind" Ballroom 1

Sunday, May 26    

8:00 A.M. - 9:00  Late Registration on Beach

9:00 A.M.     Skippers and Paddlers Meeting

9:30             First Possible Start

11:30           Last Possible Morning Start

12:00 PM – 1:00            Lunch

1:15            First Possible Afternoon Start

 2:00            Last Possible Afternoon Start

4:30 – 6:00  Awards and Wrap-Up

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  All racing will occur in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts in the waters roughly offshore of Old Silver Beach, North Falmouth, MA.   All courses will be posted on the official Notice Board and described and discussed at each morning’s competitors’ meeting on the beach.  Windsurfing courses may include upwind and downwind with course shapes and distances determined in part by conditions.  SUP courses will vary in distance and shape with the intention of running at least one race of approximately four (4) miles per day (remaining a “short” course) with  “sprint” style courses the norm.  Course shapes are expected to include slalom, closed-loop bouy courses and “out and back.”  Both Windsurfing and SUP should expect Le Mans-style beach starts, standing starts from the water as well as start lines over deep water and may use the same courses as each other yet separately.


RULES:  Windsurfers are expected to obey traditional windsurfing racing rule and each sailor shall exonerate him or herself if having fouled another competitor.  Protests under the ISAF 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing Part 2, including Appendix B may be accepted at the sole and absolute discretion of the Race Director and his determination, if any, shall be final.  No further part of the Racing Rules shall apply.  Fair sailing is fun sailing.

            Paddlers are expected to obey the traditional paddling rules pertaining to rights of way and contact.  However, the Buzzards Bay Crossing does NOT incorporate the World Paddle Association 2013 SUP Racing Rulebook except to define SUP classes as set forth below.  Any protest against another paddler may be accepted at the sole and absolute discretion of the Race Director and his determination, if any, shall be final.

SCORING CLASSES, DIVISIONS and EQUIPMENT:

United States Coast Guard equipment requirements apply.  All competitors thirteen (13) years of age and under regardless of class or category MUST wear a USCG Approved PFD at all times when on the water.  SUP competitors must also comply with USCG regulations including PFD.  Additionally all SUP competitors shall carry a whistle and be attached to their board by a leash when on the water. 

Scoring Divisions:  Kids U14, Juniors (U18), Men, Women   No further age divisions, no pro/am designation.

Windsurfing:  Open Class –Race Committee expects a wide range of equipment and will attempt to set course suitable for most competitors most of the time.  

SUP:  12’2 SUP Surfboard;  SUP 12’6” Stock; 14’ Stock and Unlimited all as defined by the World Paddling Association 2013 SUP Racing Rulebook.  Single-blade paddles only.  The race organizers reserve the right to modify these definitions as it, in its sole and absolute discretion, sees fit. 

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Buzzards Bay Crossing Windsurfing and SUP

Address : 350 Quaker Rd., N. Falmouth
Massachusetts 02556
Org Phone # 508.801.3329
Email : eddie@capecodwindsurfing.com
Website : http://www.capecodwindsurfing.com


Start Time : May 24 2013 04:00 PM
End Time : May 26 2013 06:00 PM
Registration Time : 04:00 PM