Race

RACE

 

Qualification

Rules:

Qualification – downriver time trial race, all involved.

Each participant has to make two runs.

Best run counted.

TOP 32 man and TOP 8 women will qualify to "Kayak-cross" and "Long race".

Distance:

The lower section of the river, without big rapids

Difficulty - Class II - III

Length - 500 meters (2-4 minutes)

 

Kayak-cross

Rules:

Race will be carried in the classic international rules

Only TOP 32 man and TOP 8 women after qualification runs

Women race will be carried if it will be at least 4 participants.

Detailed rules will be announced before the competition

Distance:

First 200m of qualification race.

The lower section of the river, without big rapids

Difficulty - Class II - III

Length - 200 meters (1-2 minutes)

Distance will be denoted banners and gates

 

Long Race

Rules:

Downriver time trial race

TOP 32 man and TOP 8 women after qualification are involved

All participants will  have only one run

TOP 15 man and TOP 4 women will qualify to "Slalom race"

Distance:

The main section of the river several local long rapids and drops up to 2 meters height

Difficulty - class III - IV

Length - 2 km (5-10 minutes)

 

Slalom race

Rules:

Race will be carried in the classic international slalom rules

The distance will be marked by 6-8 gates

TOP 15 man and TOP 4 women after "Long race" are involved

All participants will have only one run

Every touch of the gates is 2 seconds penalty. Miss the gate is 50 seconds penalty

TOP 5* man will qualify to "Extreme race".

* The number of qualufy persons to Extreme race can be increased, depending on the level of participants

Distance:

The canyon section between "Long race" distance and "Qualification" distance

Difficulty - class III - IV with two drops 2m high

Length - 200 meters (1-2 minutes)

 

Extreme Race

Rules:

Downriver time trial race

TOP 5* man after "Long race"

*The number of qualufy persons to Extreme race can be increased, depending on the level of participants

All participants will have only one run

Distance

The upper part of the river is the most difficult section with a few rapids of class III - V are located close to each other, the entire area is in the canyon, it is recommended to pay special attention to the first part of the distance with a must run 2m drop

Difficulty - class III - IV + (V)

Length - 1 km (5-7 min)

 

Bzhuzha race (overal rank)

Rules:

According to the results of each discipline, all participants will  awarded points from 100 to 1

Overall rank and the man winner is determined by the results of three disciplines "Long Race" "Slalom" and "Extreme Race" in man

Overall rank and the women winner is determined by the results of three disciplines "Qualification", "Long Race" and "Slalom"

The winner is the participant with the highest score

 

PRIZE AND AWARDING

The award will be carried out in the disciplines of man and women:

"Kayak Cross" - Material prizes for the best 3 from our sponsors

"Long Race" -Material prizes for the best 3 from our sponsors

"Slalom" - Material prizes for the best 3 from our sponsors

"Extreme Race" - Material prizes for the best 3 from our sponsors

"Overal winner of Bzhuzha race" - Material prizes for the best 3 from our sponsors, winner will get a EXO kayak

 

REGULATIONS

Requirements for participants

To participate in competitions allowed athletes:

- 18 years of age

- With extreme kayaking experience on white water of not less than class II - III and good eskimo roll

- To provide medical insurance policy valid on the territory of Georgia during the period from 3th on the 5th May 2018

*The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse any athlete in the competition as a result of qualifications, as well as on the results of preliminary training.

 

Equipment requirements

Only mass-produced plastic whitewater kayaks of serial production with a maximum length of 275cm and minimum weight of 18kg will be allowed to race. All kayaks must have a middle pillar in foam or plastic in foot area and back.

Race Controllers reserve the right to refuse certain types of kayaks from being used. Please ensure;

There are grab loops front and back and your boat has suitable flotation with airbags.

Competitors/rescuers are required to wear an ICU approved helmet and Buoyancy Aid as well as sufficient protection against the cold e.g. a dry or neoprene suit.

Safety teams will be required to have between them: A mobile phone, a first aid kit, a pin kit. This is the safety leaders’ responsibility in addition a throw bag, knife and whistle for each member of the rescue team.

Race controllers reserve the right to prevent racers competing if they do not satisfy basic requirements or equipment provisions.

- Each participant must be equipped helmet and PFD.

- Each participant must have a throwine

*Competition Organizing Committee oversees the quality of equipment and reserves the right to refuse to use a party of a particular subject. In this case the participant must replace its equipment to the time of its launch.

 

Safety terms

Due to the fact that the competition with an increased risk for life, each participant shall bear full responsibility for their lives and health, which will be obliged to leave the corresponding entry in your application.

Security forces organized by the organizers and participants of the Competition. Organizers have the right to bring the participants to the organization of competitions insurance.

The participant is obliged to comply with the insurance of the organizers to ensure the safety of the Competition. If these requirements can lead to disqualification.

In an emergency situation the participant is obliged to stop the race and help the party caught in a dangerous situation.

 

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