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2007 PKRA-Speed Rules

PART 1 ORGANIZER RULES

1- Fees
Event fees :
·The organizer decides how and when competitors should pay the event fee.
PKRAspeed event fee :
·Competitors will have to pay the PKRAspeed fee on inscription day, in cash & in euros, directly to
PKRAspeed press officer according to their statut. (first participation, etc...)
·First event of season = 70€ annual fee
·2nd event = +30 €
·3rd events & more = 100€
NO fees for eventual qualifications, only qualified riders will pay the main event fee.
2- Meetings
At least 1 meeting must be made during each event.
Main decision will be taken during this meeting on majority of present voters.
A bureau must be declared during each meeting to take current decision between events.
3- Web master / Website.
Website realisation and maintenance costs for : www.Kitespeedworldcup.com
Hosting = 143,50 € / year (5G)
Maintenance = 250 € / season
3- Press officer.
Press officer travel expenses should be refunded, according to travel bills & documents provided

 

PART 2. RACING RULES

FUNDAMENTAL RULES
1/ Language
2/ Racing Rules Principles
3/ Safety
4/ Responsibility of Competitors

1/ Language
The official language of the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ is English.
2/ Racing rules Principles
These rules are intended to ensure that the best competitor wins through individual Kiteboarding skill,
good fortune and quality of equipment alone and not as a result of procedural devices or legalistic argument.
3/ Safety
Kiteboarding in a manner that can be considered to be dangerous or a threat to the safety of other competitors will not be tolerated. All disputes under the rules shall be conducted on this principle.
Each competitor, when in a position to do so, must render every possible assistance to a competitor in danger and assist organizers with any rescue information in the event of a rescue being needed.
4/ Responsibility of Competitors
It is the responsibility of each competitor to decide whether or not to start or to continue to race and to provide for his/her safety.

DISCIPLINE
5/ Event Status, Duration, Length
6/ Conditions

5.1/ Event Status
The status of the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP EVENTS“ are organized under PKRAspeed association and rules are called Open Events in accordance with rule 12 of the WSSRC.
The „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ rules are “based” on the approved rules of SWA.
The „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ events count towards an Annual Ranking.
5. 2/ Event Duration
The duration of the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ event is minimum 5 racing days.
5.3/ Length of Competition
There is no maximum number of legs in a speed competition.
5.4/ Length of a Speed Racing Round
5.4.1/ The maximum length of a Speed Racing Round is 90 minutes exactly.
If, during the last 15 minutes, there is any change in the top five personal best ranking, the round will be extended by 15 minutes to 105 minutes. A maximum of two extensions is allowed. The Timekeeper will have to be able to follow, at every moment, the evaluation of the "personal best" of all racers. Only the Race Director with the help of the Timekeeper will have the responsibility by referring strictly to Rule 22.ff to extend or not the running round.
5.4.2/ There will be no Finalist Speed Racing Round held in „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ events.
5.4.3/ After the finishing of a Speed Racing leg a break of minimum 30 minutes will be held.
The „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Event Race Director reserves the right to shorten these 30 minutes to 15 minutes in World Record breaking conditions.
5.5/ On the final day of competition no race or elimination series shall be started if the competition cannot
reasonably be finished one hour before sunset. Exceptions to this rule may only be made by the Race Director and the „„PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Representative if there is no World Record broken.


6/ Conditions
6.1/ Minimum Wind Conditions
In Speed racing, there is no minimum wind speed (check out rules 21/ Validity of scoring)
Protests regarding wind strength and suitability of wind direction or wind conditions shall be disallowed.
6.2/ Suitable Conditions
Only courses where it is possible to return to the start by sailing on the water without being forced to walk or to use a car will be accepted. Only courses of 500 meters for the qualification round will be considered and all event courses must have the distance professionally surveyed. A intermediate time will be taken on 250 meters. A copy of the surveyors report and a clear map must be submitted before the start of the event.
The organizer has the possibility to set up a second run of 250 m that can be used in case of not satisfying conditions for 500m (light wind, bad angle of wind...).
However the 500m run is a priority, and whether the 250m run is inside the 500m run or outside, it has to have its own timing system, to allow the race to quickly changes in case of sudden better race conditions.
More than one course may be used at an event to suit optimum conditions.
Video timing connected to computerization is a minimum requirement. The minimal timing equipment requirement must permit a maximum interval of five seconds between competitors at the start and also allow for dual finishing.
There will be a clearly marked manned area on the beach prohibiting spectators, competitors and vehicles
from creating a wall blocking wind. This will be approximately 100m beyond the finish line and will extend 300 m before the start line.

AUTHORITY TO ORGANISE, CONDUCT AND JUDGE THE „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP “ EVENT
7/ Organizing and Conducting Event
8/ Event Officers

7/ Organizing and Conducting Event
7.1/ Any event as a „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ shall be organized by any body or person recognized by the „„PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ management, which will henceforth be referred to as the Organizer. The competitions shall be organized, conducted and judged under the „„PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Rulebook. The organizer must signed the PKRAspeed official documents in order to receive the PKRAspeed World Cup label.
7.2/ The „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ may recognize all correctly constituted National and International Speed Kiteboarding Bodies
7.3/ Subject to such direction as the Organizing Authority may exercise, all competitions shall be conducted and judged by the Race Committee in conformity with the terms and conditions published in the Notice of Race. The term "Race Committee" whenever it is used shall include any person or committee which is responsible for carrying out any of the designated duties or functions of the Race Committee. The head of the Race Committee shall be the Race Director.
7.4/ A PKRAspeed event can not be held under other speed or sport association rules or responsibility.
Even if a PKRAspeed event is held in the same time & same space than other speed races, it has to be managed independently. (prolongations/penalties, etc...)
Only PKRAspeed is allowed to make decisions according with event authorities concerning the race & the
competitors/members
Notice of race is under event organizer responsabilty, according to WSSRC rules.

8/ Event Officers
8.1/ The „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP “ Event shall use as appropriate:
(a) A „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP “approved Race Director,
(b) A WSSRC Observer.
8.2/ The Race Director should be the Chairman of the Race Committee and shall have the power to direct
the Race Committee. The Race Director or any of the above officers may not be the Organizer or the Sponsor or their representative.
8.3/
·In case of a reclamation, a jury might be created to vote a final decision.
·In case of severe faults or un-sportive behavior the jury might vote sanctions or disqualifications.
The jury will be made of :
Race director = 1vote
Beach marshal + assistant = 1vote
( entry or exit or both depending on cases)
PKRAspeed representative = 1 vote
PKRAspeed riders representative = 1 vote
(with eventually involved riders)
chronometric representing (if needed)= 0 vote (consultant)
WSSRC observer (if needed) = 0 vote (consultant)
8.4/
Beach Marshals are referees; they are judging run entry & exit faults.
They must be assisted by 1 person each, who will note the exact hour of the fault and vest number, or must be equipped with voice recorders.
As it is a primary position in the race , depending on subjective appreciations, in the matter to avoid any controversy from other competitors, Beach Marshals will have to be independent from any relation with competitors ( business / relatives / team : etc...)
This is the only place in the race & event organization that requires such a restriction, all the other responsibilities in the race organization are possible according with article 8.2.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
9/ Membership
10/ Entry Eligibility and Reserved Entry
11/ Entry Procedure
12/ Entry Restrictions for SWA-members

9/ Membership
9.1/ Individual Membership
All competitors who compete in the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ can be registered members of any existing speed association but this is not a must.
All competitors who compete in the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ must be a registered members of the PKRAspeed.
The entry fee is under the organization responsibility, this fee shall be paid before the sailor enters the
„PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“event, it has to be paid during personal inscription on specified day by the organization.
9.2/ Non-payment of entry fees before competing will result in exclusion from the „PKRA SPEED WORLD
CUP“event.

10/ Entry Eligiblity and reserved Entry
10.1/ Anyone wishing to compete in the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ event may only do so with the approval of the race director.
10.2/ All entries into the main section of the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP““ event shall be approved by the “PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Office including any Wild Card places allocated to the Organizer.
10.3/ There is no maximum number of entries for „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“
Exceptions to these limits may be made by event organizers.
10.4/ At „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ the organizer takes the right in conjunction with the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ management and depending on the number of registrations to select the riders for this event, priority will be given PKRA members.
10.5/ Non-Confirmed entries
There will not be any non-confirmed entries.

11/ Entry procedure (see “inscriptions rules” documents for details)
11.1/ All the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ competitors must request entry to the „PKRA SPEED WORLD
CUP“ event by filling in the Pre-registration form at the PKRA website &/or event organizer website linked by PKRAspeed website : www.kitespeedworldcup.com
All entrants must personally complete the entry forms at the registration of the event at the time and place
published in the PKRAspeed official website www.kitespeedworldcup.com . Exceptions may only be granted by the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Representative.
12/ Entry Restrictions for members of Speed Associations
Active members of Speed Associations have to check with their association the permission to compete in the “PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ event.

EQUIPMENT
13/ Equipment
13.1/ There are no restrictions on equipment other than those defined in these rules. „PKRA SPEED
WORLD CUP“ management reserves the right to impose further restrictions on equipment in the interests of safety or fair competition.
13.2/ Only Kiteboards are eligible to enter the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ event.
13.3/ A Kiteboard is a surfboard or board using a kite as propulsion system.
13.4/ Equipment Scrutinizing
Weight vests and weight harnesses with a specific density greater than the water sailed on, are prohibited
i.e. the weight vests shall not sink in water.
Each competitor must wear his/her official speed Jersey with their corresponding number assigned during registration.

ADVERTISING
14/ Event / Tour / Seeding Sponsor
15/ Sail Advertising
16/ Responsibilities and Penalties

14/ Event / Tour / Seeding Sponsor
If required by the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions, competitors shall, for the duration of an event, be compelled when racing, taking part in fun events, going out to compete and coming in from competing, warming up in the designated course or warm up area, being interviewed by event media at official press calls or at presentations on event podiums to:
(a) wear a standard „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ specification, Event / Tour advertising vest over all other clothing, including harness and life jacket.
14.1/ The „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ managment reserves the space shown on the advertising vests for the placement of event affiliated sponsors logos. No other branding may be placed in these areas.

15/ Kite Advertising
No kite advertising is required by the event organizer. It is not necessary to put any event sponsor’s stickers on the kite.

16/ Responsibilities and Penalties
16.1/ Competitors shall be responsible for wearing their advertising vest at all times during the race.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF COMPETITORS & MEMBERS OF SPEED ASSOCIATIONS
17/ General Attitude
18/ Fun Events
19/ Official Attendance

17/ General Attitude
All competitors must, by their actions and general attitude, during all of the event and at all times while within the precincts of the site of the “PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ event, promote the image of the sport, the sponsors of the event, the “PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ management, the association he/her belongs to and themselves in a professional manner.
Any failure to do so immediately prior to, during and immediately after the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ event may result in appropriate fines being levied by the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ management. More severe cases of bringing the sport into disrepute may result in the suspension or expulsion of a member from the association after due consideration by the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ management.
18/ Fun Events
A fun race is a side event which does not count towards the official result. All sailors must sail in fun races as directed by the Race Director. The Race Director must first obtain the permission of the „PKRA SPEED
WORLD CUP“ Representative to hold fun races in which the competitors are compelled to participate.

19/ Official Attendance
19.1/ All competitors may be required to attend a post heat/race media conference immediately after, or within 15 minutes of the end of the heat/race, whether he/she be the winner or loser. Competitors must wear the Event Sponsors' advertising vest or a suitable substitute supplied by the Organizer during this conference.
19.2/ Punctual attendance at up to a maximum of 2 Official Functions per event is mandatory for all sailors and sailors representatives on the Management Board at the event. Failure to adhere to this rule may result in offending competitors being penalized.

EVENT SCORING
20/ Principles of scoring
21/ Validity of scoring
22/ Event scoring
23/ Discards

20/ Principles of scoring
If there are 2 divisions, men and women races are scored in separate divisions.

21/ Validity of scoring
One round which is considered valid when, after the course has been opened and a racer has been recorded
3 times at the speed of 28 knots on an « onshore » or « off shore » course.

22/ Event scoring
22.1/ Overall ranking
22.2/ For each scoring of a leg there will be raced a round on 500 m with all competitors taking part. The
scoring will be made for the competitors in this round.
22.3/ For the internal scoring at the event points are awarded as set out in the tables and rules below. The
winner is the one who has the least points after adding all points and removing the points from discarded scores.


Position

Points

1

0,7

2

2

3

3

Etc…

Etc…

In a speed race, all competitors who do not start in a leg, who start and thereafter retire, who do not finish,
who finish and thereafter retire or who are disqualified, score the points awarded to the last possible finishing position in that speed leg.
22.4/ There will not be made a special Production board Ranking in the “PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“
22.5/ Event top speed scoring
A top speed scoring will also be held during “PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ mentioning as well record spot /national / continental / world / etc...

23/ Discards
Dependent upon the number of discards permitted, the highest, second highest, third highest and the fourth
highest and so on scores are discarded. The lowest total score with discards, if any, taken into account wins.
Scores may be discarded as set out in the following manner.
Discards in the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Event:


N° of scores in the Event

N° of scores discarded

1-3

0

4-6

1

7-9

2

10-12

3

13 or more

4

24/ Ties
24/1 Overall ranking ties
The tie shall be broken in favor of the competitor who has scored the best speed during the event. If the tie remains, it shall be broken:
(a) In favor of the competitor who has the greater number of firsts, seconds and so on, discard score included.
Here the actual finishing positions of the competitors shall be considered. If the tie remains,
(b) in favor of the competitor who has discarded a better result. If the tie remains,
(c) It shall stand as the final result.
24/2 Top speed ranking ties
The tie shall be broken in favor of the competitor who has scored the best overall rank during the event. If
the tie remains, it shall be broken :
(a) in favor of the competitor who has the greater number of firsts, seconds and so on, discard score included. Here the actual finishing positions of the competitors shall be considered. If the tie remains,
(b) In favor of the competitor who has discarded a better result. If the tie remains,
(c) It shall stand as the final result.
24.3/ World cup scoring.
It is calculated on the same base than an event, as if every event would represent a leg.
!!!! BUT WITHOUT ANY DISCARD . ALL EVENTS COUNTS . !!!!
If a competitor does not participate in an event he will score 50 points for this event.
PRIZE MONEY / Prize giving
25/ Prize money
Prize money split, should be according with following board & choice, eventual world record primes men & women, are left to organizers initiative, according to PKRA-speed management.
Organizers must communicate the prize money split in advance for publishing.

Price Money Split
Prize Money        
Prize money main event        
Men % Women %  
Place   Place    
1 28% 1 10%  
2 14% 2 7%  
3 10% 3 5%  
4 6%      
5 4%      
Total     Total 84%
Best Time        
Men % Women % €Euro
Place   Place   Money
Total 10% 1 6%  
Total     Total 16%
      Total 100%

 

25.1/ Event prize giving
Overall Winners


Men

Women

Rank

Rank

1

1

2

2

3

3


Best Time Winners


Men

Women

Rank

Rank

1

1

25.2/ When a number of competitors share a single position, their ranking order not having been determined, the payment for these competitors shall be as follows.
The prize money for the occupied position and the following unoccupied positions (equal in number to the competitors standing on the single position) shall be added together, then divided by the number of the group of competitors being paid in this manner.

25.3/ World Cup prize giving
Overall Winners


Men

Women

Rank

Rank

1

1

2

2

3

3

Best Time Winners


Men

Women

Rank

Rank

1

1

25.4/ When a number of competitors share a single position, their ranking order not having been determined, the payment for these competitors shall be as follows.
The prize money for the occupied position and the following unoccupied positions (equal in number to the competitors standing on the single position) shall be added together, then divided by the number of the group of competitors being paid in this manner.

NOTICE OF RACE
26/ Publication and Contents of Notice of Race
The Notice of Race can be published 30 days prior to the first day of the event, by the event organizer, according to WSSRC but it is not an obligation according to PKRA-speed, it is left to event organizer responsibility.
The Notice of Race must contain the following information:
(a) title, location, schedule and dates of the competition and name of Organiser
(b) that the competition is recognised at least and governed by the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Rulebook
(c) that not only registered members of existing associations are eligible to compete
(d) conditions of entry and numbers of entries, and divisions (men and women)
(e) place and time of registration, as well as conditions for advance registration
(f) entry fee, if any
(g) obligation to wear a specific advertising vest, if any
(h) obligation to carry advertising for the event sponsor on the sail, if any.
(i) additional compulsory safety Obligations, if any
(j) amount of Prize money to be awarded, as well as any additional prizes & split
(k) any tax deductions from prize money that might be applicable
(o) the availability of security for sailors equipment
(p) average anticipated weather and water conditions for the race venue at that specific time of year
(q) names of the Race Director, the Organiser and the official WSSRC-commissioner.
Items not adhered to in the Notice of Race are valid grounds for protest and may result in withdrawal of „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“
The Notice of Race shall contain any further information which is deemed necessary.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
27/ Status of Sailing Instructions
28/ Contents of Sailing Instructions
29/ Change of Sailing Instructions
30/ Official Notice Board
31/ Oral Instructions

27/ Status of Sailing Instructions
The „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Rulebook may be supplemented by written Sailing Instructions which have the same status as rules. The Sailing Instructions may alter a rule by specific reference to it, but they shall not alter any rule in Part
1 (General Rules) without prior publication in the Notice of Race, after written authorisation „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Management Board. The Sailing Instructions shall be posted on the Official Notice Board and any extraordinary instructions shall be distributed to competitors.
28/ Contents of Sailing Instructions
The Sailing Instructions must contain the following information.
(a) that the event shall be governed by the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Rulebook, the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions
(b) the schedule of the races/heats
(c) the course(s) to be sailed and the course/competition areas if relevant. Diagrams are recommended
(d) a description of the starting system/line and finishing line/signal and any special signals to be used
(e) location of the Official Notice Board. If applicable, the location of the Official Flag Pole, the Place where starting signals are given and the Judges stand.
(f) instructions concerning the application of the Event Sponsor sticker (one or two sides of the sail, etc) if any
(g) the maximum amount of fines, if any
(h) any special safety information
(i) the names of the Race Director, Race officer, and „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Representative, where applicable.
29/ Change of Sailing Instructions
The Race Committee may change the Sailing Instructions by notice on the Official Notice Board at least one hour before the start of the race heat in which they are to apply. Any changes must be approved by the „„PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ Management Board or its Representative.
30/ Official Notice Board
All official announcements shall be posted in writing on the Official Notice Board.
31/ Oral Instructions
Oral instructions may not be given except in accordance with the procedure specifically set out in these rules and/or the Sailing Instructions.

SPEED RULES
32/ Definitions
33/ Courses
34/ Signals for Starting and Closing a Round
35/ Penalties
36/ Verifications
37/ Redress
38/ Timing

32/ Definitions
32.1/ Racing
A board is racing from its preparatory signal until it has either finished and cleared the finishing line or retired, or until the race has been postponed or abandoned.
32.2/ Starting
A board starts when, after its starting signal, any part of its hull, rig or crew first crosses the starting line in the direction of the course to the first mark.
32.3/ Finishing
A board finishes when any part of its hull, rig or crew in normal position crosses the finishing line in the prescribed direction. A competitor shall not correct a course error after passing through the finish line.
32.4/ Mark
A mark is any object specified in the Sailing Instructions which a board must round or pass on a required side.
32.5/ Postponement
A postponed race is one which is not started at its scheduled time and which may be sailed at any time the
Race Committee may decide.
32.6/ Abandonment
An abandoned round is one which the Race Committee declares void at any time after the starting signal. A round may only be abandoned in the first 30 minutes.

33/ Courses
33.1/ The standard speed courses are given in the sailing instructions
Other courses may be used after approval from the „PKRA SPEED WORLD CUP“ management or its representative.
2 beach marshals + voice-recorders + synchronized watch with timing system
(&/or +2 beach marshals assistants + synchronized watch with timing system)
3 starting zone
1 run
1 exit zone
1 timing zone
2 riders park
33.2/ The diagram shows how the start area should be placed for speed when the wind is off-shore and quite broad. It is the duty of the Race Director to replace the angle of that Start Area when the wind changes or has another angle.
33.3/ In the event of an on-shore speed course, the same diagram will be used but the Start Line and Finish Line could also be marked with 4 marks instead of 2. The timing can also be placed in leeward instead.
33.5/ The Race Director shall be positioned at the finish line with a loud-hailer to control the finish area and advise competitors of any infringements, warnings etc.
33.6/ A finishing area shall be defined by an imaginary area from the finish line approximately 150 m after the finish mark, in which no competitor may stop or sail into, other than from the course, except in an emergency.
33.7/ A competitor shall sail the course so as to round or pass each mark on the required side in correct sequence, and so that a string representing his/her wake from the time he/she starts until he/she finishes would, when drawn taut, lie on the required side of each mark, touching each rounding mark. A competitor shall not correct a course error or re-enter the course area after crossing through the finishing line.
33.8/ There is no penalty for touching a mark, but competitors shall not hold on to a starting mark.
33.9/ While on the course, no beach or water starting is allowed except as stated under start procedure. Competitors leaving the course must avoid competitors on the course.
33.10/
Entry surveillance:
Rules & zones must be respected (race map)
The “entry run/beach marshal” will judge the 3 entry zones.
In case of competitor’s fault, the beach marshal with a voice recorder or helped by an assistant will note the
Exact time and competitors number vest. (synchronized watch with timing system).The run will be timed
(for WSSRC record) but won’t count for the current heat.
Exit surveillance:
If a rider that is crossing the finish line correctly, but loses the control right after and doesn’t manage to go around the exit buoy, the rider won’t be penalized and his run must be counted.
In the contrary, the rider who obviously neglect voluntary the exit buoy, will be sanctioned & this run won’t count for the current heat.
This will be under the judgment of the finish line « beach Marshal » with a voice recorder or helped by an assistant noticing the exact time of the fault (synchronized watch with timing system). The run will be timed (for WSSRC record) but won’t count for the current heat

34/ Returning to the Start
Competitors returning to the start on the water must keep clear of the course.
Competitors returning to the start by land may walk back up the beach, taking care not to obstruct timing equipment. They should also keep their kites as low as possible so as not to disturb the wind. Competitors may not use vehicles to return to the start beside the organization one.
It must be realized by all competitors that 75m is the minimum distance required in record-breaking conditions for clean air and water. The purpose of this procedure is to help competitors secure the clean conditions vital for fast times. It also secures a guaranteed time as opposed to the risk of losing a time due to congestion.

35/ Signals for Starting and Closing a Round
35.1/ The course will be open whenever the green flag is flying by the start and finish line. The Organizers reserve the right to close the course at any time without prejudice during the specified opening times for any technical or safety reasons.
35.2/ At each event there will be flags positioned at the start line and finish line indicating if the course is open/closed or on standby.
35.3/ The sequence of flag is as follows:
Red: course closed, organization on standby
Red-yellow: course will open 5 minutes after raising
Green: course open
Green-yellow: the course will be closed in 5 minutes if the Round is not going to be extended.
L flag: the current Round has been extended by 15 minutes. The yellow flag and the L flag may not be displayed simultaneously.
AP / red: course is closed for a few minutes but the Round will be continued
Red / L flag: another round will be started soon
no flag: indicates no racing.
35.4/ In emergencies for danger timing breakdown, the course shall close immediately.
35.5/ Speed course start control: when deemed necessary, a start Judge shall be positioned in Area B to signal to competitors who are in danger of breaching the above rules. When a Judge points at a competitor approaching the start, with a furled amber flag, that competitor must immediately leave the course, without hindering other competitors.

36/ Penalties
THERE IS NO DISQUALIFICATION POSSIBLE DURING A HEAT.
ONLY BY VOTE OF THE OFFICIAL RACE JURY AFTER DELIBERATION AND ONLY FOR SEVERE FAULTS. ACCORDING WITH JURY DELIBERATION.
The jury may be making a vote every racing day at evening time, under any of its member request if severe
faults or miss behavior have been observed.
36.1/
Financial penalties
1 fault = yellow card
2 faults = 50 €
3 faults = 100 €
4 faults = 200 €
5 faults = 400 €
etc ...
·The counting of faults is brought back to zero after each heat.
·The penalty-account is held by race director.
·The payment to « pkra-speed » of the penalties must happen after each day of race to allow the competitor to race again the next day.
·If faults happen during the last heat of last day of race, penalties will have to be pay to « pkraspeed
» on the next event inscription day, to be allowed to race again.

37/ Verifications
37.1/ The Race Director, Timekeeper, and WSSRC Observer, when present, will verify all runs they deem necessary e.g. World or National records, personal bests, top man, top woman etc.
37.2/ No competitor may discuss any problem directly with the timing organisation. Any queries, requests, ideas or problems should be made through the Race Director. At no time, for any reason, there is no competitor allowed in the timing control station. Any competitor seen in this area will be immediately suspended until further notice from the competition.
37.3/ Anyone may request the verification of their time by video recording. If the Race Director and Timing Director consider the request valid, the run will be checked on video where possible. Only personal GPS data showing an eventual missing time, from both lists (general & individual), could occasionally involves a reclamation for individual video checking.

38/ Redress
(a) A competitor who alleges that his/her score has been materially prejudiced through no fault of his/her own by:
1. An action or omission of the Race Committee, or
2. rendering assistance in accordance with fundamental Rule 3 (Rendering Assistance),or
3. being infringed by another competitor who has required to keep clear or
4. a competitor against whom a penalty has been imposed under Rule 21 (Gross Breach of Good Manners or Sportsmanship) may request redress from the Judges.
(b) If the Judges decide that the score has been materially prejudiced in any of the circumstances set out above, they shall make as equitable an arrangement as possible for all competitors concerned. The Judges may take action by themselves, without a hearing. This may be to let the rules of the heat stand, to adjust the score of the prejudiced competitor, to abandon and re-sail the heat, to have a sail-off between certain competitors in the leg, to cancel the leg, to add some more time to the original heat or to adopt some other means.


39/ Timing
39.1/
WSSRC record setting on a ‘’warning’ run:
ALL THE RUNS MUST BE TIMED, ALSO RUNS WITH ENTRY OR EXIT FAULTS.
FAULTS WILL BE JUDGED INDEPENDENTLY, AS ALL RUNS ARE COUNTING FOR WSSRC RECORDS.
39.2/
Complete runs listings :
·General timing listing
The chronometric team will have to provide, as quickly as possible, a complete listing of all the runs of each heat.
·Individual timing listing
The chronometric team will have to provide, as quickly as possible, individual run listing provided for every competitor and for every heat.
·Individual verifications
Only personal GPS data showing an eventual missing time, from both lists (general & individual), could occasionally involves a reclamation for individual video checking.

 

PART 3. EVENT RULES
PKRA-speed official stamp
Organizer official stamp
Date : / /
Location :
Date : / /
Location :

Events qualification.
1/ There is no maximum competitors in a « PKRA speed » world cup event .
It is the event organizer responsibility to decide about an eventual maximum numbers of competitors & eventually to organize qualification days.
2/ There is no qualifications requested from PKRA-speed.
3/ In case some organizers would need to organize qualifications days, there will be no PKRA-speed fee for qualifications, only qualified riders will pay the main event PKRA-speed fee if it has not been done on a previous event.
4/ WSSRC should not be present during qualification session. It is also a protection guaranty for a possible record for the main event competitors.
Then, qualification times won’t be notified in the WSSRC top list ranking.
5/ In case of qualifications, selection must be based on “All time WSSRC best kitespeed” document provided on PKRA-speed website. It is t

 
 
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