District Rules


NWISA DISTRICT SUPPLEMENTAL RULES
These supplemental rules are in addition to the ISSA Procedural Rules.

 

1. Team Classifications

1.1 Mixed Teams

Mixed Teams shall consist of students in grades 8 through 12 from multiple high schools.  These high schools are NOT required to be registered with ISSA.

1.2 Active Teams

Active Teams shall consist of high schools registered with ISSA and meeting all the eligibility requirements of the latest ISSA Procedural Rules.  A team is considered registered after they have submitted their online registration and paid their district dues.

 

2. Regatta Classifications

2.1 Open Regattas

Open regattas may be attended by active or mixed teams.

2.2 Ranking Regattas

Ranking regattas may be attended by active or mixed teams.  However, scores by mixed teams or additional active teams (JV teams) shall be removed from the official results (final rankings) and the regatta will be re-ranked.  For schools sending multiple Active teams, a Varsity team must be designated at registration.  This Varsity team will be the team scored in the overall rankings to determine the 25 eligible teams for the Doublehanded Fleet Race District Championship.

2.3 District Championship Regattas

Championship regattas may only be attended by active teams.  Hosts of championship regattas  may choose to provide an additional “Silver Fleet” which will be scored as a separate Open regatta.

 

3.   National Championship Qualifying and Attendance

3.1 One Nationals Berth

In the event NWISA is allocated only 1 berth to both the Mallory Trophy and Baker Trophy, after the first qualifying District Championship Regatta for either the Mallory Trophy or Baker Trophy, the qualifying team must declare whether they will attend the event they qualified for by 12:00pm the following day or concede the berth to the next qualifying team. If the second place qualifying team elects not to claim this berth, the berth is given back to the first place team.

3.2 Multiple Nationals Berths

In the event NWISA is allocated more than 1 berth to either the Mallory Trophy and Baker Trophy, a team may qualify and attend both events.

3.3 Championship Qualification - Doublehanded

Qualifying for the ISSA Mallory Trophy National Championship shall be determined based on the results from the Doublehanded District Championship Regatta. In the event the 3 races can not be completed in the District Championship regatta, the rankings shall be based on the results of the designated backup regatta.  

3.4 Championship Qualification - Team Race

Qualifying for the ISSA Baker Trophy National Championship shall be determined by ranking teams based on results from the Team Race District Championship Regatta. In the event that a regatta can not be completed, the rankings shall be based on the results of the team race backup qualifier.

 

4.0 Eligibility

4.1 Home Schooled Students
Home Schooled Students may participate upon approval of the NWISA President by declaring the student(s) associated with a school within the student’s school district prior to sailing their first regatta.  A homeschooled student may not change schools after initially declaring association with a particular school.

 

5.0 Boat Allocation Process - Fleet Race Events

Boats will be allocated to teams in the following order:

5.1 For Ranking Regattas

Host Boats go to:

1. Host teams, mixed or active.  A maximum of four boats shall be allocated to host teams.  Additional boats may be allocated to the host if all other teams have been allocated a boat.
2. Active Teams based on registration order, one boat per active team.
3. Mixed or additional Active Teams based on registration order, including additional non-host teams bringing boats.

Additional Boats (Brought by Non-Host Teams) go to:

1. Non-host team bringing boat.
2. Active Teams based on registration order, one boat per active team.
3. Mixed or Additional Active Teams based on registration order.

5.2 For Open Regattas

Host Boats go to:

1. Host teams.
2. Mixed or Active Teams based on registration order. This includes additional teams who are non-host teams bringing boats.

Additional Boats (Brought by non-host teams) go to:

1. Non-host team(s) bringing boat.
2. Mixed or Active Teams based on registration order.

5.3 Registration Deadline

All regattas shall have a registration deadline of 10:00pm the Monday before the regatta.  At this time boat allocations will be determined based on the registrations received and boats available.  Registrations may still be received after this deadline, however allocated boats will no longer be available.  

6.0 District Championship Regattas

6.1 Doublehanded Fleet Race Districts

Doublehanded Fleet Race Districts shall be limited to 25 active teams.  In the event that more than 25 teams wish to compete, the 25 teams will be determined by the ranking of active teams in the three 10% ranking regattas for that season.  

6.2 Team Race Districts

Team Race Districts shall be limited to 12 active teams.  In the event that more than 12 teams wish to compete, the teams will be determined by the finishing order of active teams in the backup qualifying regatta for that season.

 

7.0 Other Regatta Rules

7.1 Combined Division Regatta

The goal of the combined division regatta is to separate sailors into fleets of similar abilities.  The combined division regatta shall be an Open Regatta. Teams are sorted into Gold, Silver, and Bronze fleets based on a previous regatta.   To determine fleet allocations, the total number of teams in each fleet shall be the number of boats provided.

7.2 Sailor substitution between Varsity and JV Regattas

When an event has both Varsity and JV regattas, there are no restrictions for substituing sailors between Varsity and JV regattas unless the event is a Qualifying Regatta.  For Qualifying Regattas after a sailor has competed as a skipper for one or more race(s) in either the Varsity or JV regatta, they shall not thereafter sail in any other regatta for this event. A sailor who has competed as a crew in a Qualifying Regatta (Varsity or JV), but not as a skipper, may shift to the other event (Varsity or JV), as skipper or crew, but thereafter sail only in that division.

7.3 District Damage Deposits

All schools must submit a damage deposit of $250 to the NWISA treasurer before participation in any NWISA high school event.  This damage deposit will be kept on file indefinitely and must be replaced or made whole by the school if funds are withdrawn. 

In the event damage occurs to boats or gear during a regatta a protest shall be held to determine the team(s) at fault.  The team(s) determined to be at fault will be held responsible for the full repair costs of the damage even if that amount is higher than the $250 damage deposit.  In the event no team is determined to be at fault or the cause of the damage is unknown, the repair costs will be taken from the pool of damage deposits of the teams present at the regatta.  Boats shall be inspected and damage reported immediately following the conclusion of the regatta.  If damage occurs, teams are encouraged to find the most cost effective repair option.

 

8.0 Regatta Protest Procedures

8.1 Open Regattas

The 3 minute justice protest hearing method may be used or the appropriate time necessary as determined by the protest committee.

8.2 Ranking & Championship regattas
Shall have a dedicated protest committee determined prior to the regatta.. The 3 minute justice method shall not be used.

8.3 Team Race Regattas

Umpires shall be used for all team race regattas.