Official Rules

  • The prize for the top speed achieved at this event is a Summerset Marine gift card for $1000 and will be presented at the Friday night Melges and North Sails Pyle-Center party of the 2012 ILYA E Scow Championship.

  • The competition will take place at the 2012 ILYA E Scow Championship on Friday, August 10th.

  • Participants must register for the $1000 Velocitek Speed Challenge in order to be eligible for the competition. Pre-registration will take place on Thursday, August 9th between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the Velocitek table in the Bilge Pullers activity tent in Gov. Nelson State Park. Participants can also register on the day of the event, August 10th, from 8:00-9:30 AM at the Velocitek table in Gov. Nelson State Park.

  • Participating boats can use any Velocitek device to record their speed. For those without a Velocitek device, a number of demo ProStarts can be reserved on a first come first served basis at the time of registration. These demo units will be given to pre-registrants from 8:00–8:45 AM on August 10th at the Velocitek table in Governor’s Park. After 8:45, the unclaimed reserved ProStarts will be given to those on the demo unit wait-list.

  • Top speeds must be recorded between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM on the day of the event.

  • Competitors’ top speeds must be presented to the Speed Challenge race official before 6:00 PM.

  • Competitors must use E-Scow Class equipment and be powered by wind only.

  • Top speed is defined by the boat with the highest 10 second average speed (in the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the boat with the highest instantaneous recorded speed.)

  • Top speeds will be initially checked by reviewing the Velocitek device top speed recall. For the top three competitors, Velocitek device data will be downloaded to a PC in order for a Velocitek engineer to verify the results.

  • The skipper of the winning boat has to be present at the Friday night Melges and North Sails Pyle-Center party to accept the prize. In the event that the skipper of the winning boat is not present, the prize will be awarded to the first runner up.