Every paddler is obligated to race with the inflatable Naish One 12’6 board. Contestants can either bring/use their own board (no alterations allowed) or rent a Naish One 12’6 on location (limited number of boards will be available)
Each paddler can choose his/her preferred paddle; it has to be a single blade paddle!
2. RACE FORMATS
ALL COURSE LAYOUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT FOR EVERY COMPETITOR TO LOOK AT
THERE WILL BE A RIDER’S BRIEFING FOR EVERY RACE ON THE EVENT DAY!
a) Sprint Race
- Sprint, no turn or one turn
- Start on the water
The sprint set up is chosen according to the location; the sprint can be either in a straight line or with one buoy turn.
b) Intermediate Race
- Sprint, multiple turns
- Start on the water
The intermediate distance race set up is chosen according to the location and may contain multiple turns in both directions.
c) Long Distance Race
- Approx. 10K
- One or multiple laps
The set up of the long distance race is determined according to the respective location; it can be specific laps on a small lake or one “straight line” – all depending on the size and character of the location.
d) Team Relay
- 4 paddlers (one of which being a woman)
- Team sprint on a short course
The team relay is a fun event, which does not count toward the end result of the competition.
3. STARTS & RACE ETIQUETTE
- All paddlers start standing up on their boards; there are no “Le Mans” starts
- Contact to buoy is allowed
- Accidental contact to other paddlers is discouraged but is allowed (please respect your fellow athletes during the race!)
- Un-sportsman like conduct is prohibited
4. RACE CLASSES
For the 2015 World Championships there are no distinctive race classes. Paddlers of all experience levels, age and weighs race together. Women will have their own elimination rounds in sprint and intermediate racing and will be ranked separately. We will have a youth class again like in the previous years and everyone 16 and under will be ranked separately.
5. QUALIFICATION PROCESS
All paddlers are welcome and everyone can register for the N1SCO World Championships! There are no mandatory qualification races.
6. RANKING & POINTS
Every race (excluding Team Relay) counts towards the overall result; there are no discards.
The overall ranking in a multiple discipline event is calculated by awarding 0.7 points for the first in an individual discipline, 2 points for the second, etc. The total score of all included disciplines is then calculated and the lowest total score wins.
When there is a tie in total points of an individual discipline the tie shall be broken in favor of the competitor who has beaten the other more times.
N1SCO is an amateur race series. Professionals are welcome, but there is no prize money. There will be prizes and awards for each class and overall rankings.
8. REGISTRATION & BRIEFINGS
All entrants must personally complete and sign the entry forms/waivers at the registration of the event at the time and place to be published.
All paddlers must be present at the official rider’s meetings & briefings.