National Racing Tour Rules

Competitors Registration & Eligibility

Only USW Members whose membership is up-to-date at time of registration for the event will be able to compete in the NRT Classes at NRT events.

2013 Classes

Formula Windsurfing (FW)
Hybrid (H)
Kona (K)
Techno 293 (T293)Formula Experience (FE)
Open Unlimited (O)

Please see the Classes page for more information. In classes that are split into separate A-fleet and Sport fleets, only those competing in the A-fleet receive as Ranking Points. For example, if there is choice such as Prodigy and Prodigy Sport and those classes are racing separately with different starts and/or courses then only the A–fleet Prodigy races qualify for NRT Ranking Points. However, if they were racing together using the same start and course and Prodigy Sport was only a division of Prodigy then all current USW members racing in the Prodigy Class, regardless of division would receive Ranking Points.

NRT Scoring Method

To receive a score for and event competitors must receive at least one finishing results. Just being listed on the scoresheet with no finishing result will not earn that competitor any ranking points.

For each NRT event, the finishing position within the class, regardless of place within any division, will be calculated by the NRT scorer. Racers will receive NRT points equal to the number of competitors in their class, minus their finish place within their class. In addition, they receive 10 bonus points for participation. A racer that finishes 5th in class that had 30 competitors (each with at least one finish score), would receive 30-5+10=35 points.

Only the best 5 scores for each class will count toward that classes’ ranking In the case of ties, the competitor with the most 1st place finishes, or if that does not break the tie then most 2nd place finishes, and so on, will be the winner. This scoring method rewards competitors that attend many events.

Each event result in a USW NRT class will be counted toward one NRT class score. For example, if a racer competes in the Prodigy class at one event and in Formula Windsurfing class at another event, he/she will have a ranking score in both Prodigy and Formula classes but those results are not combined in any way.


Series Awards may be presented at the final event in the series. All series awards will be at the discretion of USW, and will not be subject to any review or challenge.


Competitors take part in the NRT and in all races at their own risk. USW, the Local Organizing Authorities, any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under anycircumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result due to participation in the NRT, the individual events, supporting events and in each race in them. Participation is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk.

Television and Media

Competitors automatically grant USW the right in perpetuity to make, use and show from time to time, at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures, and live, taped or filmed television and other reproduction of them, taken by USW or USW’s agents during the USW NRT.