With season 2021 being partially compromised due to the pandemic, the International WASZP Class would like to extend an offer to all WASZP sailors to get involved with RaceHub. We have made the call to allow every WASZP sailor during the 2021 season to be eligible for global rankings points, without requiring to be an International WASZP Class Member (IWCM). All you need to do is create a FREE account with RaceHub, you will then receive an automated e-mail asking you to send the Class Manager email@example.com a list of all events you have already competed in for 2021. We will then backdate all your results and have an accurate list of rankings for 2021. You will need to be an IWCM to compete in the European Championships.
With the continual growth of the WASZP class and new fleets building around the world, the WASZP event schedule is filling up quickly. Now with over 1150 boats and representation in 44 countries and counting, you can be sure that on any given day, somebody somewhere is having an awesome time WASZP sailing. By the time the sailing seasons come around, opportunities to train, race or simply go for a blast with other members of the swarm are everywhere. A busy event schedule is great for our sailors, so at WASZP, we’re doing everything we can to support our members and national associations as things heat up. That’s where RaceHub comes in.
RaceHub is the new WASZP class management platform. It features every WASZP event happening across the world, including Championship racing, GPS regattas and WASZP virtual reality eSailing. It takes the results from those events and, for RaceHub account holders, it translates them into points for our global rankings system. Any WASZP regatta with more than 10 boats anywhere in the world qualifies for ranking points, so virtually every single sailor in our community can get on the start line, earn some points and claim their spot on the table. Even a sailor that is totally isolated can still get their name on the board by entering one of our GPS or eSailing regattas and earn points that way. Allowing all WASZP sailors out there to get involved and can keep an eye on how their friends and rivals are getting on too.
Tailored specifically for the WASZP class, RaceHub will be the only website that any national association will need to manage its entire program. By 2022, we aim to have all national associations using the platform to support WASZP sailors everywhere and feed more events back into the global rankings system.
The WASZP class is getting big and our community has a massive spread, but that’s no excuse for losing touch with one another. Thanks to RaceHub, the community is now more connected than ever, and the future of the class is seriously exciting. Whoever you are, wherever you are; if you have access to a WASZP, you can be part of it.
How do I gain rankings points?
Rankings points are available to everyone who has created an account, it is simple and FREE! You can sign up here https://racehub.waszp.com/register.
If I sign up after I compete in an event, will the results from that event count towards my rankings points?
Yes. If you sign up later in the year, your results will be backdated for that calendar year. So as an example, if you competed in an event in January and pay your membership in March, you will still receive rankings points from that event in January. Once you sign up, you will receive an automated e-mail asking for you to send an e-mail to our class manager with all events you have competed in for 2021 prior to creating an account. Your points will then be updated within 48 hours by the WASZP Class Manager.
What are the Tiers?
Tier 1 – International WASZP Games*
Tier 2 – Continental Championships – Euros/Pacific/Americas*
Tier 3 – Nationals/EuroCups/Domestic events + every event registered with over 10 boats in attendance
*Required to be an IWCM
How do the rankings work?
Tier 1 and 2 have set rankings points that don’t change depending on fleet sizes.
Tier 3 events have a sliding scale based on how many boats attend. For example, if you win an event in a 50-boat fleet you receive more points than winning an event with a 10-boat fleet.
See rankings points table HERE
What is the GPS Platform and how do I gain points?
The site www.gps-waszp.com is set up so every sailor, no matter what device they are using, can log a session. There are instructions on the platform on how to create an account and how to log a session as well as on our YouTube channel >>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCttYbbg0J5M6sYTotz0l3Qg. There will be events hosted by WASZP with prizes associated with those events. You can gain rankings points under Tier 3 for each competition.
What about VR eSailing?
Every IWCM receives a 6 month subscription for the Virtual Reality WASZP Game brought to you by www.marineverse.com. When you buy a membership, you receive an access code and can use this to activate your subscription. This is a long-term game changer, and we will be running VR events alongside our major championships. This game will connect more sailors than ever from around the globe.
What other incentives are there for purchasing an IWCM?
Due to a compromised season due to Covid, we are not able to provide as much benefit to all sailors not competing in the European Championships as we would like. Sailors attending the WASZP Europeans will be required to be an IWCM, it enables us to keep entry costs low, build a social program and assist with accomodation deals. For 2022 we are building more value into our memberships, this is so every sailor in the world will recieve some benefit from being an IWCM, receiving discounts on EuroCup entry, select shop items (event based) and access to any benefits from our commercial partners and much more. This membership will pay for itself very quickly and every WASZP sailor should jump on board. Your membership allows the class to continue to develop and long term we will be able to increase what the class itself can do to assist the sailors. This is all about the sailor and providing as much benefit as we can after your initial purchase of a boat. Thanks for your support_