2006 Vanguard Grand Prix Print
Wednesday, 11 January 2006 12:02
Final standings for 2006 and prize winner information.  Thanks to Vanguard for their sponsorship!
2006 Prize Winners -
LASER:
       Top Three
               1. Mike Kalin - LS Metalite Top
               2. Anthony Bouielh - Trapeze Zipper boots
               3. Kyle Rogachenko - LS Rash Guard      
       Top District Finisher - Rick Rothenbuhler - Magic Marine Tool Bag
       Top District/Regional Finisher - John VanTol - Seitech Hiking strap
       Iron Man - Sean Kelly - Vanguard Duffle Bag
RADIAL:
       Top Three
               1. Victoria Crowder- LS Metalite Top
               2. Colin Smith- Trapeze Zipper boots
               3. Ian Sutherland- LS Rash Guard      
       Top District Finisher - Nick Dugdale - Magic Marine Tool Bag
       Top District/Regional Finisher - Justin Doane - Seitech Hiking strap
       Iron Man - Philip Crain - Vanguard Duffle Bag
Laser Standings link here.
Radial Standings link here.
2006 Vanguard 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 2006 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 2006 Grand Prix Regattas

a. 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.

b. Major Continental Regattas – Total Regatta Points: 30

i. The US Nationals

ii. The Canadian Nationals

iii. CORK

iv. Midwinters East

v. Midwinters West

c. 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

d. District Regattas – Total Regatta Points: 20

i. District Championships for all ILCA-NA Districts


4. Regatta Requirements

a. The 2006 Grand Prix is for regattas which are sailed between January 1, 2006 and December 15, 2006.

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


6. Prizes will be supplied by the sponsor of the Grand Prix program, Vanguard Sailboats: Competitors cannot win in more than one category. Top three takes precedence over the other categories.

a. For the 2006 Laser Grand Prix prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

i. Top three overall

ii. Top finisher counting only district events

iii. Top finisher counting only regional and district events

iv. Iron Man: person competing in the most Grand Prix events (and, in the case of more than one competitor with the same number of events, with the highest total point count).

b. For the 2006 Radial Grand Prix prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

i. Top three overall

ii. Top finisher counting only district events

iii. Top finisher counting only regional and district events

iv. Iron Man: person competing in the most Grand Prix events (and, in the case of more than one competitor with the same number of events, with the highest total point count).

c. For the 2006 4.7 Grand Prix prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

i. One prize per fifty competitors

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