Darcy Price series is green for go

Poor Knights 2.jpg


The inaugural Darcy Price NZ Ocean Surfski Series it set to be launched on Saturday with the Poor Knights Crossing in Tutakaka – one of the blue ribbon surfski events in New Zealand – featuring as the opening race of the 2019-20 season.

Formed to promote the sport across the ski paddling community and provide more of a narrative to the surfski season, the hope is that as well as encouraging participation and competition, it will also open a pathway to international competition.

Five events have been selected to be part of the inaugural series and following the Poor Knights Crossing on Saturday, Auckland’s King and Queen of the Harbour event – moved from its traditional April slot – will stage the second event on November 30.

Tauranga will host the Bhutty Moore-morial Race on February 1 before the series takes a stop on the South Island on February 15 for Nelson’s King of the Bay.

The brand new Heads to Harbour Race in Whakatane on April 25 – an event which will also double as the New Zealand Surfski Championships – will form the climax to the inaugural series.

The series is named in honour of Darcy Price, who passed away last year. A driving force behind ski paddling in New Zealand, he was the man behind the creation of the Takapuna Beach Series surf races and King and Queen of the Harbour.

A paddler will accrue points throughout the series with their best three results counting towards the series events, with more points weighted towards the Heads to Harbour event in Whakatane. See more below.

It is hoped that the races and events will be open and could vary each year with one of them selected to be the New Zealand National Championship.

Andrew Mowlem of the CRNZ Distance Paddling Committee said: “The main purpose of the series is to promote surfski across the whole of the paddling community. We took inspiration from Australia, in coming up with a series of races around the country, to gain more engagement as a collective community.

“We have also tried to put more of a ranking system around the series and we have selected races which meet the objective of being proper ocean ski races, which on the right day will have good downwind conditions and be a true measure of ocean racing.

“A big focus is on engaging the younger paddlers and getting more surf club and sprint paddlers involved. In the long-term the hope is to send full teams to the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships and boosting numbers nationally; particularly in the under-18 and under-23 grades.”

For more details of the Poor Knights Crossing visit https://www.wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1499

The series rankings will be determined by points earned by paddlers from each race they enter. 

Points Caluclation

Races

Races are split into two levels:

Race Level

Maximum Points

Races

National Champs (Series Final)

The winner of national champs will earn 400points

National champs for the 2019/2020 season will be the Heads to Harbour (Whakatane) on the 25th April 2020

Darcy Price Series races

The winner a series race will earn 300points

 

There are four other series events

  • Poor Knights Crossing (Tutukaka)
  • King & Queen of the harbour (Auckland)
  • King of the Bay (Nelson)
  • Bhutty Moore Memorial (Bay of Plenty)

For race dates and details please see THIS PAGE

Points per Race

Points will then be distributed as follows

Placing

National Champs

Series Race

1st

400

300

2nd

380

290

3rd

362

281

4th

346

273

5th

332

266

6th

320

260

7th

310

255

8th

302

251

9th

296

248

10th

292

246

11th

290

245

12th

289

244

13th

288

243

14th

287

242

15th

286

241

48th

253

208

49th

252

207

50th

251

206

51st

250

205

52nd

249

204

53rd

248

203

54th

247

202

98th

203

158

99th

202

157

100th

201

156

101st

200

155

102nd

199

154

103rd

198

153

Series Ranking 

A competitors top three results will contribute to their overall ranking.
•This can be made up from any combination of the five races.
• If a competitor goes in only 2 events they will still get a ranking, it just obviously won’t be as high if they go in 3.
• If a competitor goes in all 5 races events, only their best 3 results will be used for their ranking.

What if it's a draw?
In the case of a draw, the results from the National Champs event will be used as the draw breaker (if the competitors went head to head).
If they both didn’t compete in the National Champs, the results from the largest event the competitors went head to head in will be used as the draw breaker (based on number of competitor entries).
If they didn’t go head to head the best result from each competitor’s largest event will be used.


Darcy Price series is green for go

The inaugural Darcy Price NZ Ocean Surfski Series it set to be launched on Saturday with the Poor Knights Crossing in Tutakaka – one of the blue ribbon surfski events in New Zealand – featuring as the opening race of the 2019-20 season.

Poor Knights 2.jpg


The inaugural Darcy Price NZ Ocean Surfski Series it set to be launched on Saturday with the Poor Knights Crossing in Tutakaka – one of the blue ribbon surfski events in New Zealand – featuring as the opening race of the 2019-20 season.

Formed to promote the sport across the ski paddling community and provide more of a narrative to the surfski season, the hope is that as well as encouraging participation and competition, it will also open a pathway to international competition.

Five events have been selected to be part of the inaugural series and following the Poor Knights Crossing on Saturday, Auckland’s King and Queen of the Harbour event – moved from its traditional April slot – will stage the second event on November 30.

Tauranga will host the Bhutty Moore-morial Race on February 1 before the series takes a stop on the South Island on February 15 for Nelson’s King of the Bay.

The brand new Heads to Harbour Race in Whakatane on April 25 – an event which will also double as the New Zealand Surfski Championships – will form the climax to the inaugural series.

The series is named in honour of Darcy Price, who passed away last year. A driving force behind ski paddling in New Zealand, he was the man behind the creation of the Takapuna Beach Series surf races and King and Queen of the Harbour.

A paddler will accrue points throughout the series with their best three results counting towards the series events, with more points weighted towards the Heads to Harbour event in Whakatane. See more below.

It is hoped that the races and events will be open and could vary each year with one of them selected to be the New Zealand National Championship.

Andrew Mowlem of the CRNZ Distance Paddling Committee said: “The main purpose of the series is to promote surfski across the whole of the paddling community. We took inspiration from Australia, in coming up with a series of races around the country, to gain more engagement as a collective community.

“We have also tried to put more of a ranking system around the series and we have selected races which meet the objective of being proper ocean ski races, which on the right day will have good downwind conditions and be a true measure of ocean racing.

“A big focus is on engaging the younger paddlers and getting more surf club and sprint paddlers involved. In the long-term the hope is to send full teams to the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships and boosting numbers nationally; particularly in the under-18 and under-23 grades.”

For more details of the Poor Knights Crossing visit https://www.wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1499

The series rankings will be determined by points earned by paddlers from each race they enter. 

Points Caluclation

Races

Races are split into two levels:

Race Level

Maximum Points

Races

National Champs (Series Final)

The winner of national champs will earn 400points

National champs for the 2019/2020 season will be the Heads to Harbour (Whakatane) on the 25th April 2020

Darcy Price Series races

The winner a series race will earn 300points

 

There are four other series events

  • Poor Knights Crossing (Tutukaka)
  • King & Queen of the harbour (Auckland)
  • King of the Bay (Nelson)
  • Bhutty Moore Memorial (Bay of Plenty)

For race dates and details please see THIS PAGE

Points per Race

Points will then be distributed as follows

Placing

National Champs

Series Race

1st

400

300

2nd

380

290

3rd

362

281

4th

346

273

5th

332

266

6th

320

260

7th

310

255

8th

302

251

9th

296

248

10th

292

246

11th

290

245

12th

289

244

13th

288

243

14th

287

242

15th

286

241

48th

253

208

49th

252

207

50th

251

206

51st

250

205

52nd

249

204

53rd

248

203

54th

247

202

98th

203

158

99th

202

157

100th

201

156

101st

200

155

102nd

199

154

103rd

198

153

Series Ranking 

A competitors top three results will contribute to their overall ranking.
•This can be made up from any combination of the five races.
• If a competitor goes in only 2 events they will still get a ranking, it just obviously won’t be as high if they go in 3.
• If a competitor goes in all 5 races events, only their best 3 results will be used for their ranking.

What if it's a draw?
In the case of a draw, the results from the National Champs event will be used as the draw breaker (if the competitors went head to head).
If they both didn’t compete in the National Champs, the results from the largest event the competitors went head to head in will be used as the draw breaker (based on number of competitor entries).
If they didn’t go head to head the best result from each competitor’s largest event will be used.


Darcy Price series is green for go
 

 

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