Welcome to the 5th annual International Windsurfing Iceboard Challenge King of the ICE 2018, hosted by Team Sweden!
Official Facebook group and event location: Iceboard Windsurfing
Help us to reach out to your local communities and forums. But most importantly don´t forget to join the movement – KING of the ICE 2018! #kingoftheice2018
Henrik Mård was crowned King of the Ice 2017
The King of the ICE 2017 was epic with leaders from three different countries. The guys from Poland came in strong mid-season with really nice sessions and as we suspected Jeff Brown and the Americans would come really strong at the end of the season. The second most represented country was the Netherlands with 10 riders, really impressive since the conditions down there has been far from optimal. King of the ICE 2017 was Henrik Mård from Sweden, with top results on both 5*10 sec and Alpha.
Team Sweden will continue the tradition for the second year in the row. 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 2018 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 2018 through March 31st 2018
RACE COMMITTEE: Claes Nilsson Kvick & Henrik Mård
LOCATION: Any sailable ICE or snow covered ICE in the WORLD
EQUIPMENT: Ice-Snow Sleds-Windsurfer
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.
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 2018 will be the competitor with the LOWEST TOTAL POINTS.
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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// TEAM SWEDEN