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IFCA Race Management Guidelines published
Posted On: 13/10/2014 14:32:05
Slalom is one of the most spectacular and powerful windsurfing disciplines. The short races of 3 to 5 minutes can be raced in compact areas close to the spectators. The races are high speed with short legs and close mark roundings. The format is elimination which also requires an efficient Race Committee. At some events 40 starts a day are no exception!
Slalom racing has increased in popularity in recent years. The number of international, national and local regattas is growing. On the highest level we see kids from 10 years and masters from 50+ years at our international regattas. We also notice that the level of the participants has become increasingly higher. In addition, the present competitors demand higher service. This also applies to the Race Committees who are involved in organizing slalom regattas. To support the Race Committees who also want to improve themselves, the IFCA has created guidelines for slalom events.
This guide is based on ISAF policies for race management and input from experienced Race committees involved in Slalom racing during the past years.