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FORMAT TESTING AT TROFEO PRINCESA SOFIA

13 Mar 2017

The 470 Class will be testing a new race format at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, as we look ahead to Tokyo 2020 and trial new formats. This is in response to input from World Sailing to consider changing formats so that the winner of events is decided on the final race, or even first across the line.

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2017 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Iberostar
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Come to the meeting at 1800 hours on Wednesday 29 March at Club Nautic Arenal to discuss the carbon mast proposals

Testing at Trofeo Princesa Sofia will enable the 470 Class and World Sailing to better analyse the impact of the format and value of introducing such a system. Depending on how the testing goes and with feedback from sailors, the proposed format may be reviewed for testing at other events during 2017. Sailors and Coaches are invited to join representatives from the International 470 Class Association to discuss format proposals at 1800 hours on Wednesday 29 March at Club Nautic Arenal.

1.    FORMAT: Three Stages during 6 Racing Days:

a.    STAGE 1 - QUALIFICATIONS STAGE:
-    3 days with 6 races
-    one discard
-    All boats racing in one fleet (if more than 35 boats the fleet will be divided into flights)
-    Target time: 40 minutes
-    Course: Trapezoid with two reaches at the last downwind
-    Top 20 boats will advance to the Gold fleet Semi-Finals, all other boats will race in the Silver fleet Semi-Finals

b.    STAGE 2 - SEMI-FINALS:
Gold fleet - Top 20
-    Points from Qualifications will carry forward.
-    2 days with 6 races
-    One discard
-    Target time:  30 minutes
-    Course: Trapezoid with two reaches at the last downwind.
-    Top 8 boats will be advance to the Final stage (Medal Race)
Silver fleet - all others
-    Points from Qualifications will carry forward
-    2 days with 6 races  
-    One discard
-    Target time 30 minutes
-    Course: Trapezoid with two reaches at the last downwind

c.    STAGE 3 – FINALS (MEDAL RACE):
Gold fleet - Top 8
-    Points from Semi-Finals will carry forward
-    One final race for the top 8 boats from stage 2
-    Double points, no discard
-    Target time 20 - 25 minutes
-    Course: W/L
Silver fleet - all others
-    Points from Semi-Finals will carry forward
-    One final race for all boats from stage 2
-    Double points, no discard
-    Target time 20 - 25 minutes
-    Course: W/L

2.    Scoring:
a.    Positive points - First place will get points of the total numbers of entries, last boat will get 1 point, OCS, UFD, BFD,DSQ will get 0 points
b.    At the Finals Stage (MR) double points
c.    Carrying forward points between each stage
d.    One discard on stage 1a (Qualification) and one discard on stage 1b (Semi-Finals)

As well as the 470 Class, the Finn, RSX M and W are also testing formats. The 470 Class will be seeking feedback from 470 sailors via a survey - more information to follow. 

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470 Format being tested at Trofeo Princesa Sofia

21 Mar 2017

470 Format being tested at Trofeo Princesa Sofia

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