Queensland Laser Association
Allocation of Cubes
By definition in the ILCA Handbook the Queensland State Championship is a district event and therefore eligible for the awarding of cubes. It has been QLA policy to buy cubes without engraving and, when results are known, have the appropriate cubes engraved and forwarded to the winners. This document sets out how the entry numbers in the various categories are determined for the allocation of cubes. The number of cubes to be allocated is described in ILCA By- Law 5 Clause 3
The Queensland State Championships are run as a combination of sub-juniors, youths, open and masters in the standard rigs, Radials and 4.7 fleets. The fleets are made up of women and men. The combining of fleets is necessary because of relatively low numbers if each of the divisions.
The following is the policy used by the QLA in awarding cubes.
There are no junior cubes. However juniors are eligible for open cubes when this division is combined with the open fleet and their results in the open division are high enough to win a cube. Their entries are counted towards the number of entries for the open division to determine number of cubes awarded for that fleet.
Youths are eligible for youth cubes and open cubes when this division is combined with the open fleet and their results in the youth or open divisions are high enough to win a cube. Their entries are counted towards the number of entries for both the youth and open entries to determine the number of cubes awarded for the respective fleets.
Sailors in the open age group as defined by the ILCA recommendations are only eligible for open cubes
Masters are eligible for open and master cubes when these divisions are combined in one fleet. When a master’s overall result is high enough in the open division to win a cube the master shall be awarded that cube. Their entries are counted towards the number of entries for both their master divisions and the open division to determine cube numbers.
For master divisions cubes, apprentice masters, masters, grand masters and great grand master are only eligible for masters cubes in their age division except that when there are less than 5 GGMs the GGMs will be combined with the GMs for determining the number of GM cubes awarded and be eligible for GM cubes
Women sailors are eligible for cubes in the youth, open and masters divisions as described above.
Women’s results may be extracted from the overall results of the combined fleet or extracted and scored on a 1st, 2nd 3rd etc basis. The method of scoring will be determined and advised in the sailing instructions
These results will be used to awarded cubes on the same basis as set out above for the combined fleets.
Interstate or Overseas visitors competing in the Queensland Laser Championship are eligible for cubes and their entry shall be counted towards total entries for the determination of the number of cubes awarded