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**Handicap Event. **. **SATURDAY **This is the 6th year of Rest is Best Handicap Surf Kayak Competition. A one day surf kayak contest where competitors fill out a questionnaire before the event to create a handicap making the following contest fair for all abilities. This system has proven very popular and allows first time surf kayakers to compete against top internationals without any pressure.
Rest Bay Surf Kayak Festival --------- SATURDAY AND SUNDAY -------------
Rest Bay Surf Kayak Festival will be run over TWO DAYS in conjunction with Saturdays handicap competition which brings the more traditional surf kayak contest formats with long and short boat classes as well as categories for juniors, ladies, over 40's and surf skis. The short boat open finals will be held on the Sunday subject the waves. All competitors are required for judging over 2 days.
These two events together with a Saturday evening meal and night out in Porthcawl make up the Rest is Best Surf Kayak Competition not to be missed.
All meeting for evening food at the Farmers Arms in Nottage, Porthcawl. Camping available at http://www.brodawelcamping.co.uk
How to enter. Entries for either event must be received in advance. Please use the PayPal link below
General Information The competition is run from Rest Bay at Porthcawl and or Coney Bay if conditions are better. Check in at Rest Bay Pay and Display Car Park (4 miles from J37 on the M4 heading south into Porthcawl). The car park is next to the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. Rest Bay is on the westward side of the town. All competitors need to be on time for a prompt start and also so if we need to relocate to Coney Beach no one is left hanging.
Insurance Bring your BCU / Governing body membership card. Governing body membership is essential to cover the insurance needs of the event.
The Events Both days start with an early check in at 8.30am. These sorts of events require everyone to be ready at the start and to be involved throughout the day both competing and judging. If you've never judged before don't worry as we'll support you and guide you through this process. This year we will have some paid judges to support you when your judging making the day even more enjoyable. We will have a head Judge overseeing the entire event to ensure constancy and quality control.
Participation Any kayaker is welcome to take part in these events. Both days are run in a friendly "come and have a go" atmosphere. All boats will have full buoyancy, have stern/ bow end tapes and be in good condition. All paddlers will wear a helmet and buoyancy aid with exception of skis who are not required to wear a buoyancy aid but it is advised subject to ability and conditions.
Saturday Handicap Competition / Rest Bay Surf Kayak Festival
- 8.30am to 9am - Check in - boat checks
- 9.30am - Competition starts prompt
Handicap paddlers will compete in a series of heats lasting between 13 and 20 minutes. At the end of each round of heats competitors will be re-shuffled according to their prior result and will compete again. Paddlers will compete throughout the day scoring in each heat as they do so. At the end of the day overall placings will be established by the paddlers total point score added to their handicap, the lowest score will win (note: for ranking points the handicap system will not apply and this is NOT CURRENTLY AN ESK RANKING EVENT). A paddlers’ handicap will be set according to the following details:
Handicapping Questionnaire; 2 points added for each question answered ‘yes’.
- Are you Male?
- Are you 18 or over?
- Are you between 19 and 39?
- Are you competing in a specialist surf craft?
- Have you competed in a surf kayak or surf ski competition in the last 12 months?
- Have you ever represented your country for surf kayaking or surf skiing?
- Have you ever been placed in the top three of a surf kayak or Ski World Championship?
Rest Bay Surf Kayak Festival heats will start on Saturday to take advantage of the waves and follow through to Sunday. * You can enter 3 classes maximum.
Saturday Evening Meal We’ll be getting together in Porthcawl on Saturday evening at the Farmers Arms for a meal and drinks. It’s a great opportunity to unwind ready for day two. Walking distance from the campsite with full facilities.
- 9 am to 9.30 am - Check in - boat checks
- 10 am - Competition starts prompt
During the day separate contests for the following surf kayak / ski class will take place:
- Long Boat Open
- Long Boat Junior (up to and including 18 yrs old)
- Long Boat Women
Long Boat Over 40
Short Boat Junior (up to and including 18 yrs old)
- Short Boat Women
- Short Boat Over 40
- Surf Ski Open
Booking Details Please complete the application form by the 26th March at the very latest. THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES ON EITHER DAY. Last year the competition almost maxed out one month in advance.
Questions? Email Chris at: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07773329168
Terms and Conditions of Entry
The event will be run to World Surf Kayak Association rules. These can be found at www.wska.org and include boat specification, judging criteria, age categories etc. In particular, all boats must have flotation bag or full foam, and end-tapes.
Competitors are expected to make decisions on the day suited to their abilities and surf conditions, and with safety of themselves and others in mind. A safety boat system works with competitors ready for the next heat being at the water-edge ready to aid a rescue.
All boats will have full buoyancy and be in good condition, all paddlers will wear a helmet and buoyancy aid with exception of skis who are not required to wear a buoyancy aid but it is advised subject to ability and conditions.
By entering you agree to the payment/refund policy. Some costs will be incurred in organising the event so a maximum of 50% refund will be available.
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Paddlers will compete in a series of heats lasting between 13 and 20 minutes. At the...
Paddlers will compete in a series of heats lasting between 13 and 20 minutes. At the end of each round of heats competitors will be re-shuffled according to their prior result and will compete again. Paddlers will compete throughout the day scoring in each heat as they do so. At the end of the day overall placings will be established by the paddlers total point score added to their handicap, the lowest score will win (note: for ranking points the handicap system will not apply)