This year, we are trialling something new. The 2017 Ocean Racing National Champions will be awarded from combined points achieved from the Australian Ocean Racing Series as of your age on 1st January 2017.
This is how it will work:-
U18’s – the best of 9 stars of races with a minimum of 3 races to be completed
U23’s, Opens and all Master’s Categories* – the best of 12 stars** of races with a minimum of 3 races to be completed.
In the event of a tie on points, then the results from “The Doctor” in Perth will be the deciding race.
How the star’s work:-
The winner at each event will get the points allocated below based on the star rating. Each subsequent place getter will get 1 point less.
In events with less than 100 competitors the gap between places will be 2 points.
• 4 Star events – Starts at 1200 points Indicates full points used when competed in more than 12 stars
• 3 Star events – Starts at 900 points Indicates partial points used when competed in more than 12 stars
• 2 Star events – Starts at 600 points
• 1 Star events – Starts at 300 points
Ocean Series Races
|1||10th Sept 2016||Pacifica Downwind||Coffs Harbour, NSW||2|
|2||24th Sept 2016||‘The Chucky’ – Charles Stewart Memorial Cup||Fishermans Beach, NSW||3|
|3||30th Oct 2016||Natural Gas SA Ocean Paddling Series||O’Sullivan Beach, SA||1|
|4||19th Nov 2016||Fenn West Coast Downwind||Perth, WA||2|
|5||24th Nov 2016||Triple SSS – Sunset Surfski Series- Race #1||Perth, WA||2|
|6||26/27th Nov 2016||The Doctor||Rottnest Island, WA||4|
|7||30th Nov 2016||Triple SSS – Sunset Surfski Series- Race #2||Perth, WA||1|
|8||10th Dec 2016||Palm 2 Pines||Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW||4|
|9||7th Jan 2017||Gold Coast Classic Ocean Race||Gold Coast, QLD||2|
|10||14th Jan 2017||Moon Island Classic||Newcastle, NSW||2|
|11||26th Feb 2017||Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach||Sydney Manly, NSW||3|
* Master’s categories 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59. 60-64 and 65+
** If your best total of stars is more than 12 then the points from the last race will be scaled down to 12 eg:- if you do 2 x 4 star races and 1 x 3 star and 1 x 2 star – total stars = 13. If your worse position came from the 3 star race and you earnt 840 points from that race – you would be accredited with 560 points – 2/3’s of 840