World Paddle Association (WPA) Hawaii Regional Championhips
Race for Stand Up, Prone Paddlers and OC-1
8 Mile Downwinder from Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach
Sunday September 16, 2012 12 Noon Start
You Can Register Race Morning from 9am to 11am at Hawaii Kai Canoe Hale
Race fee includes Lunch, Cool-Dri Silver Surfer Paddle Shirt, and Awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the following divisions:
SUP Board Categories: 12-6 and Under, Over 12-6 to 14, Over 14 and Ruddered Boards
SUP Age Categories for Men and Women: 17 and Under, 18-29, 30-49, 50 and Over
Prone Board Categories: 12-0 and Under, Over 12-0
Prone Age Categories for Men and Women: 39 and Under, 40 and Over
OC-1 Age Categories for Men and Women: 39 and Under, 40 and Over
Race Course and Safety Recommendations: Wear a leash, bright clothes, and a Personal Flotation Device. Familiarize yourself with the race course. Have an emergency plan. If you don’t finish the race call the race phone! Carry a cell phone, whistle, flare, EPIRB, or flag to signal an emergency. Know basic first aid and CPR. This race start will be standing in waist deep water at the beach by Marshall Rosa's house. Go to http://www.wetfeethawaii.com/Wet-Feet-Blue-Planet-Surf-Race.jpg for course maps and race information. The race phone and information line is 808-255-6255. On race day check in is from 9am to 11am. Beach Registration for those who do not enter by September 10, 2012 is $50 on race day from 9am to 11:00am. The pre-race briefing is at 11:30 am. Start time is 12 noon for prone paddlers and 12:15 pm for SUP.
“WPA Official Sanctioned SUP Event” FOR SUP ONLY: If you wish to receive WPA ranking points you must be a WPA member by this race to receive retro-active points. Only the top 50% of ranked WPA members in the region will receive points in this race so this is a good opportunity to gain extra points for the year. Racers who end up in the top 50% of their division in the region will qualify for the Hennessy World Championships in Mexico in November. You could also have qualified for the Worlds by finising in the top 20% of the division at the Hawaii National Race held this past June. The other WPA benefit is to receive national ranking points to compare yourself against other SUP racers nationally in your Division. If you are not concerned about either of these you don’t need to join WPA and there are no extra fees attached to your entry. To join WPA of for more info go to: worldpaddleassociation.com
ACCIDENT WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I am applying for entry into the WET FEET/BLUE PLANET SURF RACE to be held on Sunday September 16, 2012. I realize this is an open ocean race subject to tides, currents, waves, wind, and marine hazards (animate & inanimate) of all types. I fully realize that events of this nature will entail a great deal of risk to me, both for serious injury and even death. I also realize that this event could not be held unless I am willing to assume all consequences of these risks. Therefore I assume full responsibility to inform myself as to all the dangers and risks and I sign this ACCIDENT WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY as a legally binding method of personally assuming all of these risks. In consideration of my entry I agree to execute this ACCIDENT WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this event, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, Release, and discharge from any all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me including my traveling to and from this event. THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Wet Feet LLC, Blue Planet Surf, Stand Up Paddle Association of Hawaii, The City & County of Honolulu and/or The State of Hawaii, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, the event holders, event sponsors, event directors, event volunteers; (B) Indemnify and Hold Harmless the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this event, whether caused by negligence of release or otherwise.
This ACCIDENT WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY shall be constructed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent of the law.
I hereby certify that that by submitting my online registration for the Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf race I have read this document and all the accompanying rules and safety recommendations: and, I understand their contents.