Dear D2 sailor,
Starting May 2017, ID2CA is activating Match Racing competition now as integral part of its racing format (PS: Match Racing is already part of ID2CA RRS).
Make no mistake: Division IIs are the “Perfect”, “Unrivaled Windsurfing” boards designed to perform such a racing format.
This very popular race format, crystallized by the well known and highly visible Americas Cup, emphasizes the need for strong board handling, improves all aspects of sailing, specifically time-on-distance skills, starting line positioning, rules understanding, short course strategy and board-on-board tactics. While strengthening again camaraderie between all of our sailors, Match Racing will provide the missing bridge to improve our sailing skills for tactical regatta.
Tournament-style format will make it fun by maximizing the number of races per day and can be organized close to shore. Any DII sailor can start practicing with best friends everywhere, any time without requiring any official Events. Beware, Match Racing is highly “addictive” !
ID2CA will refer to World Sailing 2017-2020 RRS – Appendix C Match Racing rules that it will adapt and simplify to windsurfing use (i.e. single handled crew).
Implemented for 2017 as a test period, it will increasingly ramp up to full speed by the end of year 2018 program.
At this point, ID2CA is launching two MR circuits in parallel:
- Match Racing specific, official tournaments or as parts of Fleet Events, and
- Permanent annual Ladder at regional, national and if possible international levels, where sailors can challenge each other and meet everywhere, anytime.
First Match Racing competition will occur at Diaporos Regatta in June this year (check calendar)
Every organizer/club interested to organize Match Racing format Events is invited to contact us.
In the mean time, every D2 sailors is encouraged to start practicing with best friends, set ladders at local level when number of competitors permits and share the information with Class Association.
Full set of information about Match Racing is available for reading or for download to get familiar with racing format. For more information, feel free to contact us anytime
Have good “fight” and a lot of fun with your best friends!