Thursday, July 5, 2012

Notice of Race - RBIH 2012

The Red Bull race will happen on the7th and 8th of July 2012 in Kalpitiya Sri Lanka. This event is in association with Kitesurfing Lanka, Sri Lanka's Epic Kiting Company. The NoR is as follows;
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Date: 07.07 to 08.07.2012
Venue: Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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1 EVENT
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1.1 The Red Bull Island Hopping 2012 will be held from 07.07.2012 to 08.07.2012.
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1.2 The Event includes the following Disciplines, Divisions and Grades:
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- Open twin tip race
- Hang time
- Upwind Challenge
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1.3 The price money split is as follows:
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Open TT race - 1st LKR 75’000; 2nd LKR 50’000; 3rd LKR 25’000
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Hang time – 1st LKR 25’000
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Upwind challenge – 1st LKR 25’000
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The competition has no separate men and women divisions.
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1.4 In case of no wind there will be no prize money.
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2 ORGANISER
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2.1 The race event will be organised by the Kitesurfing Lanka (Pvt) Limited and KTA for and on behalf of Red Bull Sri Lanka.
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3 VENUE
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3.1 The event will be based at Kalpitiya
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3.2 Conditions to be expected – E winds 20-25kts; water conditions: flat, choppy; water temperature 27C; air temperature 30C
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4 RULES
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4.1 This is an IKA sanctioned event governed by:
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4.1.1 The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), including the Experimental Kiteboarding Competition Rules
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4.1.2 The IKA Class Rules
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4.1.3 The IKA Championship Rules
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4.1.4 No National Authority prescriptions will apply.
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4.1.5 The WSSRC Rules on WSSRC supervised events.
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4.1.6 This Notice of Race (NoR) and the Sailing Instructions (SI)
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4.1.7 The IKA Point System
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4.1.8 The IKA Code of Conduct
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4.2 If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions (SI’s), the SI’s shall take precedence.
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4.3 If there is a conflict between languages, the English text will take precedence.
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4.4 Changed Rules: No rule changes at the point of issue of this NoR
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5 ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
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5.1 All entries shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code.
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5.2 Entry numbers are limited as follows: no limitation
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5.3 The following qualifying procedures or systems apply:no qualification
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5.4 Competitors shall complete all registration formalities on site or by online registration:
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5.5 The onsite registration will take place at 07.07.2012 @ Kappalady Lagoon 9.00AM
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6 FEES
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6.1 No entry fee
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7 SCHEDULE
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Date Designation Day Night
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07 July 2012 Registration
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Competition Registration 9.00AM – 10AM
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Race start: 10:30AM
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Freeride afternoon @ Kalpitiya Lagoon near Kitesurfing Lanka Hut
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Upwind Challenge Red Bull party @ Divyaa Hotel
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8PM onwards
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08 July 2012 Competition Meet @ Kalpitiya Lagoon 10.00AM
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Hang Time Challenge
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8 ADVERTISING
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8.1 Competitors may be required to carry advertising for event sponsors – both on their kiteboards, and on a lycra vest if supplied by the organiser.
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9 EQUIPMENT & EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
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9.1 It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that his/her board and equipment conforms to its Class Rules.
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9.2 Only standard Twin Tip boards with no adjustable parts and a maximum size of 6cm fins are allowed.
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9.3 Equipment checks may be made throughout the event.
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9.4 Competitors shall bring their own equipment.
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10 IDENTIFICATION
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10.1 Every competitor is required to wear the official event lycra with his personal identification number whenever competing or required by the event organisers for promotional purposes.
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11 BUOYANCY
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11.1 If personal buoyancy is prescribed every competitor and support boat crewmember shall wear, above the waist, a jacket harness or vest with a minimum buoyancy of 4kg un-inflated in fresh water. The buoyancy shall be tested with a ferrous metal weight of 4kg, which shall remain supported for a minimum of 5 minutes.
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11.2 Personal buoyancy is advised for all competitors under 17 years of age.
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12 OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD
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12.1 The official notice board is located by Red bull tent Kappalady lagoon, by Red Bull tent Kalpitiya lagoon
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13 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
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13.1 The event SIs' will be available at first skippers meeting latest, the Event Programme scheduling social events will be published on the official notice board
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13.2 Alterations to the SIs shall be approved by the Class Representative.
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14 COURSES
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14.1 The course will be downwind race with checkpoint at Kalpitiya lagoon.
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15 SCORING
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15.1 Winner is the first to finish the race on a correct course.
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16 SUPPORT BOATS
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16.1 Support boats and safety craft shall be clearly identified.
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17 MEDALS AND PRIZES
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17.1 Medals or trophies and prize money shall be awarded to the first three competitors of the kite race and to the winner in hang time and upwind challenge.
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18 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
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18.1 Competitors take part in all races at their own risk. The LOA, IKA, ISAF or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss or injury either ashore or on the water either to persons or equipment, which may result.
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18.2 Participation in this event, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk. Notice is drawn to RRS 4.
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19 INSURANCE
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19.1 Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 1 million Euros.
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19.2 Coach and support boat drivers shall also have valid third party liability insurance.
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20 TELEVISION AND MEDIA
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20.1 In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organising Authority the right in perpetuity to make, use and show from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproduction of them, taken during the period of the event, for the said Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.
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21 OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
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21.1 Attendance at the Opening Ceremony, Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony is mandatory.
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21.2 The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to those whose standard of attire is not commensurate with the occasion.
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22 DRUG TESTING
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22.1 Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances. Drug testing may take place during the event.




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