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Fourth edition of Winter Windsurfing Rules (четвертая редакция правил по зимнему виндсерфингу)

WWR4 (WWRR2013_V5)

PROJECT V5
WINTER WINDSURFING RULES
WWR4
Valid –from 1. Jan. 2014.

This is fourth edition of Winter Windsurfing Rules, created by International Winter Windsurfing Association (IWWA), riders and organizers of WW events, based on winter windsurfing competition practice, inspired from international RRS, IFCA and World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) rules.
WW CLASS RULES are prescribed under § 1. and 2.

CONTENTS:
1. CLASS DEFINITIONS
1.1. SLED
1.2. HIBOARD
1.3. KITEWING
2. DISCIPLINES, DISTANCE, DIVISIONS
2.1. COURSE
2.2. SLALOM
2.5. DIVISIONS
3. GENERAL RULES & SAFETY
4. REGISTRATION 5. EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
6. RACING RULES
6.1. STARTS
6.2. RIGHT OF WAY
6.3. MARKS
6.4. PUSHING
7. SCORING
8. VALIDITY OF RESULTS
9. EVENT SPONSORS ADVERTISING

1. CLASS DEFINITIONS
1.1. SLED — any winter windsurfing device having a windsurfing rig attached to the sled only with a serial windsurfing mast base. Windsurfing sled may be based on blades and/or skis or other sliding devices. Sleds and sails can be custom or serial made. Maximum allowed sail size is 10,0 m2.
1.2. HIBOARD is a Sled on blades which is:
1.2.1. steered by tilting the deck,
1.2.2. capable for downwind jibe within 20 m wide area,
1.2.3. maximum length 220 cm and maximum width 90 cm.
1.2.4. maximum allowed sail size is 8,0 m2.
1.3. KITEWING is a handheld wingsail which is:?
1.3.1. not attached to, or supported by the rider by other means than the arms of the rider or a harness line.?
1.3.2. Is constructed of a frame and a canvas sail.?
1.3.3. of maximum wingspan of 450cm and maximum length of 230cm?
1.3.4. maximum wingsail size is 7,5 m2
2. DISCIPLINES, DISTANCE, DIVISIONS
2.1. COURSE
2.1.1. Distances with upwind and downwind courses are recommended for all SLEDS.
2.1.2. Distance is recommended within 15 – 30 minutes for first half of fleet. Longer distances – one up to two hours are allowed, but should be announced as marathons.
2.2. SLALOM (SHORT TRACK SLALOM, STS) discipline is allowed only for Hiboards and Kitewings
2.2.1. Distance is „eight“, „downwind“ or combination of legs from both of them. For Kitewings in strong wind „upwind“ slalom distance can be set.
2.2.2. Length is 60 — 250 m in between jibing marks.
2.2.3. Quantity of competitors in each heat varie from 4 , reommended for strong or slow wind and/or short eight distances, up to 12 competitors, recommended for medium winds and/or long downwind distances.
2.2.4. No protests. During STS competition decisions according §§ 3., 5., 6.2., 6.3. and 6.4. should be made immediately by referee. In case of contact between competitors, the competitor(s) whose actions do not comply with rules 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, may be disqualified if consequences of the contact lead to disadvantage to other competitor(s), causes harm to a competitor(s) / equipment or causes threat to injury.
2.3. FREESTYLE, RIDE
2.4. SPEED COURSE.
2.5. DIVISIONS should be divided in gender divisions and age divisions depending on age in the first of January of competition year. A minimum of 5 competitors is required to constitute a division. Additional divisions or minum reduced to 4 or 3 can be indicatded in NoR.
2.5.1. A Junior shall be under the age of 17;
2.5.2. A Youth shall be under the age of 20;
2.5.3. A Master shall be a man over the age of 35 or a woman over the age of 30;
2.5.4. Grand Master shall be a man over the age of 45 or a woman over the age of 40;
2.5.5. Veterans shall be a man over the age of 55 or a woman over the age of 45.
3. GENERAL SAFETY RULES
3.1. Avoid accidents. Every competitor shall behave and act in such a way so as to avoid accidents.
3.2. Obligation to be informed. It is the responsibility of every competitor to insure that they are fully informed about conditions and hazards in the event area where they intend to sail, such as ice and snow conditions, obstacles in area, spectators, reporters and other hazards.
3.3. Helmets must be worn.
3.4. Recommended equipment includes ice picks, knee protectors, elbow and back guards, clothing appropriate for prevailing weather conditions.
3.5. Additionally for SLALOM
3.5.1. spikes or anything similar attached under shoes for adding grip are forbidden. Competitor violating this rule will be disqualified.
3.5.2. Safety zones should be marked and clear around the jibing marks and the slowdown area behind finish line.
4. REGISTRATION
4.1. Each competitor shall complete an Equipment Registration Form (ERF) obtained from registration.
4.2. Only registered equipment can be used during the race.
4.3. Each competitor shall clearly identify his sails in ERF. Five sails can be registered for one event.
4.4. Each competitor shall clearly identify his sleds in ERF. Quantity of skis, blades or other changeable parts should be described. For serial hi-boards, producer & model must be disclosed, but for custom sleds accordance to Hi-board definition should be confirmed.
5. EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
5.1. Equipment may be checked and measured at any time during the event. If equipment is dangerous or does not fulfill rule limits, its usage in the race can be forbiden and competitor disqualified.
5.2. If decision to inspect equipment has been made and competitor informed, he should stay near equipment and provide, that nobody contact equipment until inspection. Failure to comply may result in disqualification.
6. RACING RULES
6.1. STARTS and SIGNALS
6.1.1. Standing start shall be used for Course and Slalom. Race Officer can organize standing on one tack (Course, Slalom) or opposite tacks (Course).
6.1.2. Standings for first Course race and first Slalom qualification shall be organized randomly. For following starts standings in Course races and Slalom heets depends from result of previous race(s).
6.1.3. For „one tack start“ winner of previous race stands upwind and for „opposite tack start“ winner stands in middle of distance.
6.1.4. Standings in each Slalom heat, depend on finish of the same heat in previous race: first competitors of each heet (except first) are moved one heet up, but last or disqualiefied competitors of each heet (except last) are moved one heet down.
6.1.5. Number of competitors exchanging their heats for next race depend on number of competing in the heat:
6.1.5.1. 1 is moved, if up to 5 competing in the heat,
6.1.5.2. 2 are moved, if 6 to 8 competing in the heat,
6.1.5.3. 3 are moved, if 9 to 12 competing in the heat.
6.1.5.4. All disqualified competitors from a chart should be moved to lower chart and the same quantity of competitors are moved up even if that exceed quantities given in 6.1.5.1-6.1.5.3.
6.1.5.5. Race officer has the right to change quantity of competitors in heats with one heat prior notice to competitors or, in case of conditions significantly changing, becoming dangerous or leading to unvalid results, without notice but with additional qualification.
WIND MINIMUM
6.1.6. SLALOM In case of wind during the heat ceasing so, that more competitors are not sliding, than given in the §6.1.5. as „ moved“, heat shall be abandoned for all charts except the last one. Heat for last chart shall be abandoned, if less competitors are not sliding, than given in the §6.1.4. as „moved“.
6.1.7. COURSE In case of wind ceasing and less than half of competitors are able to slide without pushing, the race shall be abandoned.
SIGNALS
6.1.8. Signals should be given by flags visible to all competitors „on shore“ and on start line. Sound signals are optional.
6.1.8.1. Preparation — not less than 10 minutes before first start of the day the „on shore“ signal should be made.
6.1.8.2. Warning signal for taking places on start line can be given 3 minutes before start.
6.1.8.3. Attention signal can be given within warning time, if all competitors are ready, or any moment after warning time .
6.1.8.4. Start signal can be given on any moment within the following 30 seconds after Attention.
6.2. RIGHT OF WAY
6.2.1. Obligation to maintain course. The competitor with right-of-way shall maintain his course.
6.2.2. When a right-of-way competitor changes course, he shall give the other competitor room to keep clear.
6.2.3. Obligation to give way. The competitor without right-of-way shall give way.
6.2.4. When a competitor acquires right of way, he shall initially give the other competitor room to keep clear.
6.2.5. Obligation to look behind. The competitor who intends to change tacks must look behind, several times if necessary, to make sure that there is a clear space to tack.
6.2.6. Right-of-way on different tacks. The competitor on port tack shall give a way to the competitor on starboard tack.
6.2.7. Right-of-way on same tack. When two competitors are on the same tack, the windward shall keep clear.
6.2.8. Right-of-way when overtaking. The overtaking competitor must give way. The competitor being overtaken must maintain their course.
6.2.9. Emergency Maneuvers. If a possible collision seems imminent, competitor must give way so as not to cause collision.
6.3. MARKS
6.3.1. Right-of-way at Marks. At all marks, the first competitor entering the 10 meters circle has the right-of-way. This circle may or may not be physically marked on the ice or snow.
6.3.2. No competitor shall intentionally stop or get off their sled inside the perimeter of the mark circle.
6.3.3. Each competitor shall leave the mark circle as quickly as possible maintaining course to the next mark in distance or, if falling/loosing control, by route less interfering with competitors rounding the mark.
6.4. PUSHING
6.4.1. Pushing at the start line, after stopping or falling is permitted in order to reach sliding speed accordingto wind conditions. Quantity of steps can be limited by race officer.
6.4.2. The lifting of sleds is permitted after stops, falls or to complete tacks or jibes.
6.4.3. Pumping is permitted.
7. SCORING.
7.1. The „Alternative Points Scoring System“ detailed in the RRS Appendix A and amended in Appendix B shall be used. (Low point with 0.7 points for the first place).
7.2. Competitor disqualified in Slalom discipline gets points as last in his heat.
7.3. DISCARDS for Slalom: 1 — discard from 4-6 races, 2 discards from 7-10 races, 3 discards from 11 – 15, 4 discards for 16 – 20 races and so on 1 discard for every 5 races.
7.4. DISCARDS for Course
8. VALIDITY OF RESULTS — event is valid after one completed race.
9. EVENT SPONSORS ADVERTISING
9.1. For Sailboards ISAF Regulation 20 – Advertising Code, Category C shall apply. In the event that competitors are required to carry advertising in compliance with ISAF Regulation 20-Advertising Code – Art #20.3. (d) (ii), the maximum height or width of the event-advertising sticker is 1 meter. If the event organizer is requiring this, each competitor shall place the advertising stickers issued by the organizing authority, back to back immediately above the boom and as close to the leach as possible (appendix 4)
9.2. Competitor shall not cut or adapt the stickers in any way.
9.3. Bibs issued by local organizer shall be worn outside other clothing during training and racing.

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