Conditions of Entry

 

Wave - There will be a maximum of 32 or 48 entries in the men’s division, as specified in the event entry information, and 32 entries in the women’s division allocated as follows

 

 

48 MAN

32 MAN

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Position

Places

Position

Places

Previous years PWA Wave Ranking

1-22

22

1-16

16

Rolling 12 month ranking*

23-32

10

17-22

6

PWA Wildcard**

33-43

11

23-26

4

Organiser Wildcards

44-47

4

27-28

2

National Association Wildcard

48

1

-

-

Qualifying round heats

-

-

29-32

4

 

*The rolling 12 month ranking will include any event that took place, in part or in its entirety, within the 12 months of the start date of the event in question, based on the normal ranking and discard rules. This will give a more balanced opportunity and will eliminate the current bias towards events at the start of the season and the particular conditions that exist at those venues, giving equal value to all events that a competitor has taken part in during the last 12 months.

**Any wildcards allocated to PWA Qualifier events will be added included in the PWA Wildcard allocation.

 

Qualifying Round – The Qualifying round at events will usually be run with 2 heats of 4 sailors with the top 2 sailors in each heat qualifying for the main event, but if time and forecasts permit then a more comprehensive elimination system may be run giving sailors more than one chance to get through, however this will only be run in exceptional circumstances. Qualifying rounds will not normally be run at 48 man events.

 

At events which are massively oversubscribed, and where time permits, the trials heats may be expanded to include more sailors at the discretion of the PWA to a maximum of 12.

 

CATEGORY

8 Man Qualifying Round

12 Man Qualifying Round

Rolling 12 month Ranking

3

4

PWA Wildcards

3

4

Organiser Wildcards

1

3

National wildcards

1

1

 

Competitors in the trials will be allocated places on a wildcard basis at the discretion of the PWA Management Board selection committee.

 

Freestyle - There shall be a maximum of 48 entries in the men’s division

 

CATEGORY

48 MAN

32 MAN

Previous years PWA Freestyle Ranking

1-18

1-12

Current PWA Freestyle Ranking

19-32

13-22

PWA Wildcard

33-42

23-29

National Association Wildcard

43-44

30

Organizer Wildcard

45-48

31-32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slalom - Entry allocation shall be in accordance with the following table for men

 

CATEGORY

POSITION

Previous years PWA Slalom Ranking

1-24

Current PWA Slalom Ranking

25-45

PWA Wildcard

46-58

National Association Wildcard

59-60

Organizer Wildcard

61-64

 

The women’s fleet will have a maximum of 32 competitors according to the following table 

 

CATEGORY

POSITION

Previous years PWA Race Ranking

1-16

Current PWA Race Ranking

16-25

PWA Wildcard

25-30

Organizer Wildcard

31-32

 

Foil - Entry allocation shall be in accordance with the following table for men – please note that a maximum of 16 sailors who are not competing in Slalom shall be accepted into foil. If there are more than 16 entries who are not also competing in Slalom, places shall be awarded with the priority going to sailors based on the ranking structure below or on a wildcard basis at the discretion of the PWA.

 

CATEGORY

POSITION

Previous years PWA Slalom Ranking

1-12

Previous years PWA Foil Ranking

13-24

Current PWA Slalom Ranking

25-34

Current PWA Foil Ranking

35-45

PWA Wildcard

46-58

National Association Wildcard

59-60

Organizer Wildcard

61-64

 

The women’s fleet will have a maximum of 32 competitors according to the following table – women entrants not competing in slalom must apply for a wildcard to compete in foil in isolation.

 

CATEGORY

POSITION

Previous years PWA Race Ranking

1-16

Current PWA Race Ranking

16-25

PWA Wildcard

25-30

Organizer Wildcard

31-32

 

Should too few entries be received at the closing date, the PWA reserves the right to limit entries.

All competitors must enter through the PWA Office by emailing entry@pwaworldtour.com.