[b]ronnie, do you have any examples of handicap rule in kitesurfing[/b]? Course race normally goes without handicap with simultaneous start. You are offering separated start with handicap to allow weaker riders start early? To make finish more exciting? Does it help to define most strong rider? I doubt...
No I don't.
If its a fun event, having the field spread apart during the race is less fun that them all getting closer at the finish.
Normally, the handicap is designed to try to give the better competitors a slight advantage.
The handicap defines the most strong rider.