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KING OF THE ICE 2017 – Invitation

Welcome to the 4th annual International Windsurfing Iceboard Challenge hosted by Team Sweden!

Official Facebook group and event location: Iceboard Windsurfing King of the ICE 2016, hosted by team USA, was a success. Dean Withrow – team USA was crowned ‘King of the Ice 2016’! There were 26 competitors from six countries represented, USA, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia, Netherlands and Canada, making the King of the ICE competition truly international. Read Jeff Browns summery of King of ICE 2016 in the end of this invitation.

Team Sweden will continue the tradition and for this year we have replaced the dicipline “Distance” with the all new dicipline “Nautical mile”. Our aim for this year is to attract even more riders from all over the world.

Four disciplines will be included in the King of the Ice 2017 challenge:

* 5×10 sec. average speed (5 best speed runs averaged)

* 1 Hour (best average speed during one hour)

* Alpha Racing – 500M course with 180 deg turn , returning to within 50M origin ( best

average speed )

* Nautical mile – Average speed over 1 852 meters (approx. 2025 yards) NEW!

NOTICE OF RACE: January 1st 2017 through March 31st 2017

RACE COMMITTEE: Stefan Söderlund & Claes Nilsson Kvick

LOCATION: Any sailable ICE or snow covered ICE in the WORLD

EQUIPMENT: Ice-Snow Sleds-Windsurfer

GPS DATA:

Data shall be acquired by using ANY capable GPS unit, which then allows competitor to upload data sessions by posting to GPS Icesailing.com. Automatic uploads of data posted to GPS Icesailing, through use of GPS Results or GPS Action Replay software preferred, and shall be relied upon GPS Icesailing Timekeepers for validation. Manual uploads of data permitted, however any leader of any discipline shall provide electronic files to Race Committee for verification. (File type: GPX, SBN, SBP) Non submitted files will forfeit position score to last place +1 point.

SCORING:

FOUR discipline participation with ONE discipline THROWOUT allowed!

The BEST of 3 discipline scores will be calculated on a low point scoring system.

Winner of each discipline will get 0,7p second place 2p, third place 3p etc.

If you have no result in one discipline your points will be calculated as last place +1.

Obvious fault or incorrect figures will be changed, removed or not calculated.

Overall Ties shall be scored based on competitors NEXT BEST finishes within their 3 best

disciplines.

The WINNER of King of the ICE 2017 will be the competitor with the LOWEST TOTAL POINTS.

REGISTRATION:

You do not need to register to join the challenge, your activity on GPS Icesailing will automatically be used. You are required to specify your class of icesailing device in your GPS Icesailing profile for sessions to be identified through use of data filters on the website. Select: “Ice-Snow Sleds-Windsurfer” for your equipment.

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