Conditions of Entry

 

Wave - There will be a maximum of 32 entries in the menís division and 32 entries in the womenís division allocated as follows

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Position

Places

Previous years PWA Wave Ranking

1-16

16

Rolling 12 month ranking

17-22

6

PWA Wildcard

23-26

4

Organiser Wildcards

27-28

2

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,

 

Qualifying Round Ė 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.

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.

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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 menís division

 

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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

 

ENTRY PROCEDURE

POSITION

Previous years PWA Slalom Ranking

1-24

Current PWA Slalom Ranking

25-45

PWA Wildcard

46-54

National Association Wildcard

55-60

Organizer Wildcard

61-64

 

 

The womenís fleet will have a maximum of 32 competitors according to the following table 

 

RANKING

POSITION

Previous years PWA Race Ranking

1-16

Current PWA Race Ranking

16-25

PWA Wildcard

25-30

Organizer Wildcard

30-32

 

 

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.