Elliott Center Cup Series 2013

UPDATE 24.4.2013: The center cup series is now full as 12 teams have already signed up.

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The sailing season is approaching rapidly, so now it’s time to gather your Elliott match racing team and sign up for the Center Cup Series. The series is made up of a total of six races, two in the spring and four in the autumn. Teams will compete for the victory of the series but skipper’s will also gain normal ISAF Grade5 ranking points for each race. The concept for the Center Cup is that all teams participating in the series are also required to take on responsibility for organizing one or two of the cups (depending on the total number of participants).

The deadline for signing up for the Center Cup is April 26 th .

Center Cup dates 2013:

Friday 10.5
Friday 14.6
Friday 9.8
Friday 13.9
Saturday 21.9
Saturday 28.9

On Fridays the skipper’s meeting is at 17:00 and on Saturdays at 10:00. On Friday 13.9 we might need to start earlier due to early sun-set.

How to sign up for the series:
Send an e-mail to nina.rammschmidt(a)gmail.com with the following information no later than April 26th (only one enrollment e-mail per team):
1) Skipper and team members’ full names and e-mail addresses
2) Skipper’s ISAF ID number (see instructions below)
3) Are any of the dates inconvenient for you?

Teams registered for the Center Cups will then be informed about which dates they will sail and which cup(s) they will be responsible for organizing.

A minimum of 8 teams are needed to run the series. We will allow a maximum of 12 teams to take part in the series, this way we can assure that each team will be able to compete at least in 3 races.

In order to compensate for fuel and to pay the membership fee for the match race union (which is required when taking part in any match race competition) there is a cost of 90 euros per team for taking part in the Center Cup series.

ISAF sailor ID registration
1) Go to http://www.sailing.org/
2) In the top right of the page, there’s a registration link
3) Fill in your personal details
4) There are quite a few questions related to your sailing career.
5) Submit your registration

Race organizing and support material available
Since the Center Cups will be Grade 5 competitions and included in ISAF world ranking system (Skipper’s can earn points and obtain a world ranking position), there are certain requirements for race organizing that has to be followed. Last year we created a package of support material, more detailed instructions, checklists, paring list tool etc. to help smooth up the organizing duty for inexperienced teams. This info-package will be posted online and distributed to participating teams.