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Simmer Style WA Slalom 2018/19

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Created by Stuthepirate 2 months ago, 2 Jul 2018
Stuthepirate
WA, 3340 posts
2 Jul 2018 8:45AM
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Hi everyone
Well the off season has been busy with lots of discussion between Myself, Simmer Style WA, WWA and SBYC.

Good news is that Jesper with Simmer Style WA is keen to sponsor the sailing again next season.
Jesper has been doing a lot of work with the Slalom and Junior fleets and is keen to promote windsurfing in WA so get behind the Shop that gets behind Slalom in Perth.

We've proposed some preliminary dates for racing at Safety Bay but there is some chatter among some that we may bookend the series with races in Geraldton. Initial dates are as follows:
Oct 20 Geraldton/Dongara
Nov 10 SBYC
Dec 01 SBYC
Dec 22 SBYC
Jan 19 SBYC
Feb 02 SBYC
Feb 23 SBYC
Mar 16 Geraldton/Dongara

WWA and SBYC are talking memberships and affiliations. Basically I am promoting all racers to join SBYC as full sailing members. This membership will also include the WWA/AWA insurance and affiliation to WWA so other events can be entered as a member of WWA. SBYC Membership will see free racing to all 5 or 6 Simmer Style WA rounds held at SBYC. If you choose not to be a SBYC member the normal WWA membership and ticketing costs apply. (Racing fees will increase from $12 - $15 per race with $25 fees for on the day registration)

There will also be a bit of tweaking with the scoring system next season. We will continue to see the heats seeded throughout the day. The first heat (historically not scored) will now be scored and seeded. So the winner of each 1st heat score 0.5pts, 2nd place score 2pts etc..
3 completed heats will constitute a completed round. If 4 or more heats are sailed then there will be a provision to drop the worst scored heat of the day. Hopefully this alleviates the big fluctuation in points if we have a bad first heat and will level the scoring out across all fleets.
Round/Series points will remain the same and based on the current PWA scoring Format:
1st place = 2100;
2nd place = 2067;
3rd place =2034 and so on in increments of 33 points.
Any sailor who registers for the racing but doesn't attend will score the lowest competing sailors score minus 33points.
So anyone looking at becoming a member of SBYC or WWA members buying all-event ticket packs will be included in this scoring system.Ticketing and membership purchasing is still being finalised by the Crew at WWA so hopefully soon we can roll this out officially.

On a personal note, I've really appreciated all the kind words and feedback I've received around the racing. Good to see so many new faces coming down but would be great to see more women participating.
To all the girls who did sail last year, well done, but if you have partners, friends or family who windsurf or are looking at trying, we will always welcome and accommodate more ladies on the water.
Also, I've volunteered some of my time as the Rear Commodore of SBYC for this season.
Hopefully this will give the Windsurfing members and larger Safety Bay windsurfing community a voice on sailing in the area through the club structure.

Look forward to seeing all of you back out on the water next season.

Stay tuned...

Maddlad
WA, 222 posts
2 Jul 2018 9:30AM
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Thanks for all the great work Stu, SBYC, Jesper and WWA. The slalom racing is my favourite part of summer and i know i'm not the only one who feels that way. Looking forward to this summers series as well. :)

AUS1111
WA, 3048 posts
2 Jul 2018 7:02PM
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Awesome and thanks so much!

Happy to join SBYC or whatever is recommended.

Gonna go and sharpen my weedies so I'm all set...

silvec01
WA, 600 posts
2 Jul 2018 7:41PM
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How much is SBYC membership?

Stuthepirate
WA, 3340 posts
3 Jul 2018 7:06AM
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silvec01 said..
How much is SBYC membership?


$105 but i can't access the SBYC website right now to confirm.
Will post correct fee once i can confirm.

Subsonic
WA, 1324 posts
3 Jul 2018 11:07AM
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Stuthepirate said..

silvec01 said..
How much is SBYC membership?



$105 but i can't access the SBYC website right now to confirm.
Will post correct fee once i can confirm.


I'll be joining SBYC if it heads down the path of affiliation. Well worth paying the membership to a club thats been so supportive of us blow ins

thanks for all the hard work Stu

Maddlad
WA, 222 posts
4 Jul 2018 8:51AM
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Subsonic said..

Stuthepirate said..


silvec01 said..
How much is SBYC membership?




$105 but i can't access the SBYC website right now to confirm.
Will post correct fee once i can confirm.



I'll be joining SBYC if it heads down the path of affiliation. Well worth paying the membership to a club thats been so supportive of us blow ins

thanks for all the hard work Stu


Agreed on all fronts. :)

Stuthepirate
WA, 3340 posts
3 Aug 2018 3:10PM
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Some feedback re: SBYC affiliation with WWA
SBYC are finalising the membership form for 2018/19 season.
As part of this season you can select Windsurfing Member - $105
This will get you:
Entry into 7 events to be held at SBYC
WWA affiliation (AWA Liability Insurance, Sail Number etc)

You can obviously chose not to be a member of SBYC and again become a WWA member to sail.
Tickets for racing will be available for WWA members through the WWA website as per last year.

I'll post links to ll relevant membership sites once finalised.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3340 posts
28 Aug 2018 9:11AM
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So, Good news!
SBYC have now affiliated with WWA
Membership for the windsurfing season is the same as the Sailing season = $105
SBYC membership entitles you to free Slalom and course racing events held at SBYC, and WWA Affiliated membership (AWA insurance) which also allows you to enter other WWA sanctioned events (LOC, Wave Nationals, Cervantes etc..)
Confirmed Racing Dates:
October 20 - 2018
November 10 - 2018
December 15 - 2018
January 19 - 2019
February 02 - 2019
February 23 - 2019
March 16 - 2019

I strongly encourage anyone thinking of slalom racing this season to become a member.
Not only is it a pretty good $deal$, you are also supporting a small, family orientated club who supports windsurfing in WA.

Subsonic
WA, 1324 posts
28 Aug 2018 10:41AM
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Awesome news Stu.

is there an online portal to join/pay membership? Or at the club?

Maddlad
WA, 222 posts
31 Aug 2018 2:32PM
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Cool. :)

Stuthepirate
WA, 3340 posts
1 Sep 2018 10:03AM
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There is an issue with the Club website.
I'm expecting this to resolved shortly, however memberships can be paid at the club.

boardsurfr
640 posts
1 Sep 2018 10:32AM
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Fantastic that you have this series.

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Stuthepirate said..
Any sailor who registers for the racing but doesn't attend will score the lowest competing sailors score minus 33points.


That's a bit peculiar - points for registering, even if you don't sail a single race in an event? What's the rationale here? Just curious..

Stuthepirate
WA, 3340 posts
2 Sep 2018 12:36PM
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It's mainly rewarding the sailors who back the event.
Buying season ticket or memberships is a big commitment. Wind, weather, work and other things can get in the way.
Historically, sailors wai until 2 days before an event runs before registering to ensure favourable conditions.
This puts a lot of stress in the volunteers running the racing.
If the incentive to buy tickets pre season is there I think it's reasonable to award points.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3340 posts
Wednesday , 12 Sep 2018 4:32PM
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New Banner thanks to Jesper!
Dates are locked and loaded.
Racing by WWA or SBYC memberships only.
SBYC Membership = Free Slalom Racing Entry to all SBYC hosted events
WWA Membership requires $15 entry fee/ticket paid before each race day starts via the WWA website

SBYC 2018/19 Membership Form still giving me grief on the SBYC website so if you want one PM me with your email address and i'll send one out.

www.safetybayyc.com.au/membership
www.windsurfingwa.org.au/public/membership_levels

Again - Big Thanks to Simmer Style WA and SBYC and WWA for making the racing happen again.

See you on the water (at some stage)

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And Sail Stickers (below) will be available for sailors wanting these.



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