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Written by Isabella Bertold   
Friday, 29 February 2008 18:29
2008 Grand Prix Rules with final Laser and Radial standings through December 31, 2008 now posted.


Laser Standings link here.

Radial Standings  here.

2008 North American Grand Prix Rules

1. Preamble

The intent of the North American Grand Prix is to promote participation in

Laser Class events at the District, Regional and Continental levels. Except where explicitly stated, the following rules apply equally to the 2008 Laser, Radial, and Laser 4.7 Grand Prix.


2. Eligibility

a. Any member, in good standing, of the North American Region of the

International Laser Class Association (ILCA-NA) is eligible to participate in any and all official Grand Prix events.

b. Competitors who join ILCA-NA before the start of the first race of a

Grand Prix event shall be considered to be members in good standing for the purposes of receiving a regatta score for that event (deemed eligible competitors).


3. Regatta Categories and 2008 Grand Prix Regattas


a. For Lasers and Radials

  1. Continental Championship – Total Regatta Points: 40 Note: Radial Women may score their best finish from either of the two events for which they are eligible.

2. Major Continental Regattas – Total Regatta Points: 30

i. The US Nationals

ii. The Canadian Nationals

iii. CORK

iv. Midwinters East

v. Midwinters West

      3.. Regional Regattas – Total Regatta Points: 25

i. The Atlantic Coast Championship

ii. The Gulf Coast Championship

iii. The Great Lakes Championship

iv. The “No Coast” Championship

v. The Pacific Coast Championship

      4. District Regattas – Total Regatta Points: 20

i. District Championships for all ILCA-NA Districts


b. For 4.7s

1.  Major Continental Regattas – Total Regatta Points: 30

i. The US Nationals

ii. CORK

iv. Midwinters East

      2.   Other 4.7 Regattas – Total Regatta Points: 25

            i.  Buzzard’s Bay Regatta

ii. 2008 Orange Bowl


4. Regatta Requirements

a. The 2008 Grand Prix is for regattas which are sailed between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008.

b. The regatta location, dates and contact information for the NOR must be available from the ILCA-NA website at least four weeks before the event.

c. For the purposes of awarding Grand Prix points:

i. A regatta consists of an event scheduled to be sailed over consecutive days

ii. There must be a minimum of three races completed

iii. A minimum number of eligible competitors must be in attendance:

1. Laser: 10

2. Radial: 7

3. 4.7: 5

iv. Events can only be re-sailed with permission of the ILCA-NA Secretary.

d. Regatta results must be received by the ILCA-NA office within 30 days of completion of the event.


5. Scoring

a. Regatta Score

i. The score for eligible competitors will be calculated as Total Regatta Points – finish position + 1 (e.g. the regatta winner will receive a score equal to the Total Regatta Points) down to a minimum of one point.

ii. The finish positions of ineligible competitors will not be removed.

b. Grand Prix Rankings Score

i. The Grand Prix ranking will be the sum of the top five Regatta Scores for all eligible competitors.

ii. For the purposes of awarding prizes only, ties will be broken by removing points first from district events, if the tie remains then removing points from regional events, etc. If a tie remains, the competitor who finished ahead in the highest graded, and most recent, mutually attended Grand Prix regatta shall be the winner, unless neither competitor faced each other, in which case the tie shall be broken by the ILCA-NA Executive Director by coin flip.

c. The current Grand Prix standings will be published monthly on the ILCA-NA website at www.laser.org

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