2017/18 FPA DOWNWIND SERIES

On Line Entry Form is below - please read this page fully and adhere to its contents before entering an event.

EVENT #4 - Sunday 10th December, 2017

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

2017/18 WAIVER / MEDICAL FORMS SERIES POINTS TABLE

All Entrants must download, print and fill out the 2017/18 Waiver/Medical Form

This must be submitted prior to the initial briefing of your first event of the Series.

Read carefully the Safety Requirements and come fully prepared with all of the items required or you will not be allowed to participate in any event - No Exceptions.

We have safety items for sale but purchases must be finalised before the event for these to be available for you on the day.

The Series Points Schedule is based on the ICF System and can be found at the bottom of this page. This will be used to calculate the winners of both the Scratch & Handicap Events.

Handicaps will be based on Prior Performance, Craft Type, Age and Experience of an individual and will be adjusted as necessary to ensure fair results.

 

Fitness Paddlers Australia is run as not for profit and all funds and entries raised are used for the promotion of the events and to grow the sport in Victoria. We do not receive any grants or subsidies and rely on the event entries and donations from members to help with equipment maintanence, web site and communication costs, data base updates, printing and promotion etc.

We urgently need VOLUNTEERS to help keep these events running and any assistance you can provide would be appreciated.

 

ENTER THE FULL SERIES & SAVE 15% = (EFT Payments Only = $380)

INDIVIDUAL EVENT ON LINE ENTRIES MUST BE MADE BY CLOSE OF ENTRY --- NO ENTRIES ON DAY

ENTER ON LINE BELOW   VIEW 2017/18 RESULTS

EVENT #1 _ Course Details

Completed - See Results

EVENT #2 _ Course Details

Completed - See Results

EVENT #3 _ Course Details

Rescheduled - TBA

EVENT #4 _ Course Details

ENTER NOW

EVENT #5 _ Course Details

 

EVENT #6 _ Course Details

 

EVENT #7 _ Course Details

 

EVENT #8 _ Course Details

 

EVENT #9 _ Course Details

 

 

 

GENERAL BRIEFING
Entrants MUST attend the Race Day Competitor Briefing prior to the start of the event.


If you have any questions please see the Chief Official before the event begins.

MINIMUM SAFETY STANDARDS MUST BE OBSERVED DURING AN EVENT:

IMPORTANT: Entrants in these events must be good swimmers (400 meres) and able to self rescue in case of emergency.

They must assess their ability to handle the conditions of the day and not participate in the event if they have any doubts in their ability to do so without the assistance of others. Whilst there may be other craft on the water during the event, these may not be able to assist in any rescue effort.

Wearing of an Approved PFD is compulsory (see below) and it must have a pealess whistle attached to be able to attract attention of others if necessary.

All entrants must carry a current orange or red flare in their PFD.s

Mobile Phone FULLY CHARGED and in working order, able to be used in an emergency, in a waterproof bag is mandatory for all entrants.

The Mobile Apps 'FollowMee' & Glympse must be pre-installed on it for use as a gps tracker on the day.

FollowMee account details will be given to you at briefing.

Entrants must be attached to their craft by either a Calf Leash or Body Leash except when transversing the surf zone.

Paddle Leashes are optional, but recommended.

Crash helmets are optional, but recommended.

Entrants must stop paddling and offer assistance to any other entrant that may require assistance during the event.

Times will be adjusted to take into account any time lost for giving assistance to another entrant.

EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED IF CONDITIONS ARE DEEMED UNSUITABLE

PREDICTED WINDS ABOVE 20 KNOTS, ELECTRICAL STORM WARNINGS, GALE WARNIGS & SEAS ABOVE 1.5 METRES WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATIONS OR POSTPONEMENT OF AN EVENT

THE ABOVE SAFETY RULES ARE NON NEGOTIABLE & MUST BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES


SKI & SAFETY EQUIPMENT HIRE:

A hire service is available to any entrant in need of a skis or safety equipment for the event. This needs to be booked and organised prior to the event. Please contact us via email for further details. fpa@fitnesslifestyle.com.au

Event Rules & Regulations

RACE STARTS & FINISHES:

As these are paddling events not running events all event starts and finishes will be on the water where ever possible.

COURSES:

Courses will be varied accoring to the prevailing conditions to get as much downwind paddling as possible during any event. Some course may be Point to Point and require car shuffles. Where this is necessary arrangements will be made prior to the event to try and facilitate the process.

Where possible try to organise these transfers yourself with others prior to the event and don't assume that it will be organised for you. There may be delays on such occasions to the start and finish of these events.


It is the competitors' responsibility to know the rules of the competition. Any competitor who is unsure of any detail, or has a problem concerning the running of the championships should seek clarification from the Chief Official.


Protests
Entrants wishing to protest on the result of an event must lodge their protest to the Chief Official within 20 minutes of the completion of that race. The protest must be in writing and must be accompanied by a $20 fee that will be refunded if the protest is upheld. Protest forms are available at the Registration Desk.


Minimum age of entry is 18 years on day of the event.

Supervision of Entrants 18 years of ageand under 21
All competitors under 21 years of age must be under parent/guardian supervision at all times.


Uniforms and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
Entrants MUST wear a highly visible garments during the event. These may be provided and wearing may be compulsory.

The wearing of a correctly fitted PFD is MANDATORY for all entrants.

PFDs must be the correct size for the occupant, in good repair, and comply with one of the
following standards. Inflatable PFDs are not accepted.

PFD Type 1
Australian Standard AS1512-1996
European Standard EN399-1993
European Standard EN396-1993
European Standard EN395-1993
Canadian General Standard CAN/CGSB-65.11-M88(adults)
Canadian General Standard CAN/CGSB-65.15-M88(children)
Underwriters Laboratories Standard UL1180
New Zealand Standard NZ5823:2001
PFD Type 2
Australian Standard AS1499-1996
European Standard EN393-1993
PFD Type 3
Australian Standard AS2260-1996

Boat Regulations
It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that his/her boat meets the construction requirements of the event.

This includes:
The boat must remain buoyant when filled with water.
The boat must conform to weight and length specifications where these form part of the event.
All loose fittings shall be removed.

Emergency Procedures
During an emergency, follow the instructions of Chief Official.


Emergency Contact and Medical Information
Entrants have the opportunity to voluntarily provide information that might assist
medical personal in the event of an emergency via the Emergency Medical and Contact Form. The form should be handed to the Registrar at the time of entrant's registration. Note that by providing medical information via this form, organizers do not assume any responsibility for the health of the entrant.


First Aid
First aid MAY be available at the venue but it is not to be assumed that it will be available on demand.


Event Starts
An entrant who arrives too late at the start or who otherwise does not start, and has no valid reason approved by the Chief Official, shall be disqualified from the event in question.

Any entrant who makes a second false start will be disqualified from the race.

On Water
Entrants are not permitted to paddle along side any event in progress.
Receiving external assistance during the event is not permitted.
Entrants must not paddle in close proximity to the starting area while a event is in the process of being started.
Entrants should not congregate in their boats in the vicinity of the finishing line in case they interfere with the judging or the finish of the event in progress.

Entrant Behaviour
Any entrant who displays behaviour detrimental to the good order and conduct of the event may be disciplined or disqualified.

Hot Weather & Sunsmart
During Hot Weather:
Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after exercise.
Don’t wait to feel thirsty.
Be aware of and react quickly to the symptoms of heat injury of heatstoke.
See the Smart Play Drink Up factsheet for more information.

Stay out of the sun as much as possible by utilising the natural shaded areas and personal
shade devices.
Wear sun protective clothing on and off water. Sun protective clothing means the use of:
Wide brimmed or legionnaire style hats (cover the top, head and neck).
Long or ¾ length shirts with high collar made from UPF 50+ rating material.
Long pants or other leg protecting pant made from UPF 50+ rating material
100% UV rated sunglasses having side protection from the sun’s rays but which do not obscure peripheral vision.
Apply sunscreen to exposed body parts.
Broad spectrum water resistant SPF 30+ sunscreen.
Applied at least 20 mins before exposure for effective protection.
Reapplied every 2-3 hrs, or more often after swimming or sweating heavily.

2017/18 FPA SUMMER DOWNWIND OCEAN SERIES

POINTS TABLE

BEST 6 of 9 PERFORMANCES COUNT FOR FINAL SCORING