NWISA DISTRICT SUPPLEMENTAL RULES
These supplemental rules are in addition to the ISSA Procedural Rules.
REVISIONS MADE AT FALL 2017 MEETING
REVISIONS MADE AT WINTER 2018 MEETING
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, paid their district dues, and submitted their programs damage deposit.
2. Regatta Classifications
2.1 Open Regattas
Open regattas may be attended by active or mixed teams.
2.2 Ranking Regattas
Ranking regattas may only be attended by active teams except as modified by rule 4.2. Hosts of ranking regattas should provide an additional "Silver Fleet" which will be scored as a separate Open regatta.
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 that 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.
4.1 Home Schooled Students
Home Schooled Students may participate upon approval of the NWISA President by declaring the students association with a school within the student’s school district prior to sailing their first regatta. The home schooled student must sail for the school they would attend if they were attending a public school. A homeschooled student may not change schools after initially declaring association with a particular school.
4.2 Borrowed Sailors
4.2.1 One “Borrowed Sailor” will be allowed to sail on a team in order to complete a four-sailor team for a ranking regatta as long as the team does not have four sailors available to sail. This sailor must attend an ISSA/NWISA registered school and may sail as crew only.
4.2.2 Borrowed Sailors must be recorded on the RP Forms/Techscore including the name of the school with whom he/she is registered in the ISSA Online Database.
4.2.3 Schools that compete using a Borrowed Sailor at two or more of the ranking regattas during a given school year are then ineligible to compete using a Borrowed Sailor at any ranking regatta in the subsequent school year. This provision is intended to discourage the perpetual use of Borrowed Sailors, and encourage teams to recruit complete rosters over time. The NWISA officers may modify this restriction in extenuating circumstances.
4.2.4 A school using a “borrowed sailor” in a ranking regatta may not qualify for Doublehanded Fleet Race Districts in that ranking regatta.
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 20 active teams. In the event that more than 20 teams wish to compete, the 20 teams will be determined based on rule 6.2. If an ineligible team races in a ranking regatta no race scores shall be altered and only the final rankings shall be taken into account, removing the ineligible team.
6.2 Ranking Regatta Qualifier Policy
The ranking regattas will be used to determine the berths for the doublehanded district championships if necessary. There will be 3 ranking regattas each year, 1 in the fall and 2 in the spring. Each ranking regatta will qualify an exact number of teams as follows: Ranking Regatta #1 - 5 Teams; Ranking Regatta #2 - 7 Teams; Ranking Regatta #3 - 8 Teams. After a team has qualified in one of the ranking regattas, that team will not qualify again, and the next unqualified team from the rankings will qualify. If an ineligible team races in a ranking regatta no race scores shall be altered and only the final rankings shall be taken into account, removing the ineligible team. The ranking order as displayed on the NWISA website do not necessarily indicate the 20 teams who have qualified for doublehanded fleet race districts.
6.3 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 or rankings. 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 substituting sailors between Varsity and JV regattas unless the event is a Ranking Regatta. For Ranking 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 Ranking 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 programs 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 program 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.