Preliminary Notice 1
IFDS 2004 WORLD SINGLE-PERSON DINGHY CHAMPIONSHIP
Format: A world championship for sailors with severe disabilities.
Organising Authority: Victorian Yachting Council on behalf of IFDS - the International Foundation for Disabled Sailing
When: 13 – 22 January 2004
Class: Access Liberty(a
new class incorporating Universal Design
principles). Twenty Libertys will
be provided free of charge by the Access Dinghy Foundation. Each
Eligibility: Disabled sailors holding (or eligible to hold) valid IFDS functional classifications of ‘One’ or Two’.
Fleets: There will be two fleets:
A (25 sailors) - sailors classified as ‘One’ sailing fully servo-assisted craft;
B (25 sailors) - sailors classified as ‘One’ sailing partially servo-assisted craft, and
- sailors classified as ‘One’ or ‘Two’ sailing manually-controlled craft.
Trophy: The winner in Fleet A will be given an Access Liberty.
Champion: The IFDS World Champion will have the lowest point score (regardless of fleet)
Equity of competition: Ballast shall be added to the hulls of competitors below a minimum weight.
Support: The needs of severely disabled sailors will be fully anticipated: Accommodation, Transport, Safety, Customisation of seating and controls.