Rules in english

1.       GENERAL RULES

 

1.1     Basics

 

1.1.1  The cup is divided into two competitions : carving and Nordic ski.

1.1.2  Each competition is divided into four races :

*   Qualifying events

*   Quarterfinal

*   Semifinal

*   Final

1.1.3  Each race is composed of two runs.

1.1.4  Are excluded of the cup, the racers who do not participate in each of the races and of the runs they are registered in.

1.1.5  Women and men compete on the same ski race and are put together on the final ranking list.

1.1.6  According to the score reached in the quarterfinal and semifinal, racers are separated into two groups for the next race :

*   Half of the racers who have run and obtained the best scores will be part of the first group.

*   The others will be part of the second group.

1.1.7  Only the best run of each race will be taken into account.

1.1.8  The best racer is the one who gets the lowest results ; in points, according to the coefficients system for the carving competition, in time for the Nordic ski competition.

 

 

1.2     Racers

 

1.2.1  Racers compete in tandem.

1.2.2  A tandem is composed of a sight handicapped racer and a guide racer.

1.2.3  Physical contact is not allowed during the ski races. Nevertheless the race director can exceptionally allow a physical contact for security reasons. The parts of the races allowing such contacts will me clearly marked.

1.2.4  Classification is made according to the level of the visual handicap of the racer.

1.2.5  The visual handicap categories are :

*  B1 Blind (blindfolded)

*  B2 Partially sighted (corrected vision between 0,0050 and 0,0333)

*  B3 Partially sighted (corrected vision between 0,0333 and 0,1000)

*  B4 Partially sighted (corrected vision between 0,1000 and 0,4000)

1.2.6  A coefficient of handicap is used to balance per category the results obtained by the racers in order to create a unique ranking list for each competition.

1.2.7  Coefficients of handicap applied are based on the coefficients of the paralympic games.

1.2.8  The B4 category is not balanced by a coefficient of handicap.

1.2.9  Racers can take part in both competitions; carving and Nordic ski.

1.2.10    For planning issues, the organizers can at any time ask a racer registered in both competitions to race or keep on racing in only one of them.

1.2.11    In this case, racers can choose in which competition they would prefer to race or keep on racing.

1.2.12    Racers can address any kind of complaints written in one of the official languages (see 1.6.1) at least half an hour before the results publication of the relevant race.

 

1.3     Timing system

 

1.3.1  Timing will be set off by the sight handicapped racer.

1.3.2  Timing will be switched off by the sight handicapped racer on the finishing line.

1.3.3  The finishing line is marked on the ground by a transversal red line.

1.3.4 For timing issues, the organizers can at any time ask the sight handicapped racer to wear a special sign chosen by the organizers themselves. This sign has to be worn during the whole timed race.

1.3.5  The race director can penalize the racers who do not respect the 1.3.4 rule.

 

1.4     Race director

 

1.4.1  The organizers appoint a race director for each race.

1.4.2  The race director takes care of the race he is in charge. He is in charge of the place and time of depature as well as the layout of the run. He is responsible of making the ranking list and takes decision if problems occur according to the non-understanding or the non- application of the present rules.

1.4.3  A complaint about the ranking list or a decision taken by the race director can be made to the jury.

1.4.4  The complaint made to the jury has to be written by the racer in one of the official languages (see 1.6.1) no more than one hour after the publishing of the ranking list of the relevant race.

 

1.5     Jury

 

1.5.1  A jury of three persons chosen by the organizers is created for each competition.

1.5.2  The jury settles the complaints one and for all. He can also exclude a racer for dangerous behavior, a lack of fairplay and the violation of the present rules or any other rules decreed by the organizers.

1.5.3  The jury takes the final decision.  The final decision taken by the jury cannot be contested.

 

1.6     Languages

 

1.6.1  The official languages are French, German, Italian and English.

1.6.2  The French version of this document and all other official documents are to be taken as proof or evidence.

 

1.7     Medical certificate and others

 

1.7.1  The handicapped racer must unconditionally bring an ophthalmic medical certificate in order to register and take part in the competition. This certificate must be written in one of the official languages (see 1.6.1).

1.7.2  The sight handicapped racers testify that the visual handicap written in the medical certificate is correct.

1.7.3  The handicapped racers and the guides must be protected by a valid accident insurance. This insurance must be valid on the Swiss territory for the activities mentioned in the present document.

 

2.       CARVING

 

2.1     Ski run

 

2.1.1  The ski run’s length from the beginning to the finishing line must be at least 200 meters. If necessary, the race director can choose to shorten the ski run.

2.1.2  The ski run is protected and forbidden to the public. Only authorized people are granted an access to the ski run area.

2.1.3  Each run is made of minimum 8 curves, maximum 18.

2.1.4  Each curve is made of 1 to 3 buoys of different colors.

2.1.5  Buoys colors must be contrasted (recommended colors are from in to out green, red and blue).

2.1.6  During races, buoys should never be fully covered by snow.

2.1.7  Buoys values are :

*   Inside buoy : 3 points

*   Medium buoy : 4 points

*   Outside buoy : 5 points

2.1.8  The shortest distance between two buoys of the same curve is 1.5 meter (recommended distance : 3 meters).

2.1.9  The shortest distance between the two nearest buoys of two different curves is 5 meters (recommended distance : 12 meters).

2.1.10    Each curve can be placed horizontally, vertically or obliquely.

 

2.2     Material

 

2.2.1  The use of radios and bells is authorized.

2.2.2  The use of an helmet is compulsory.

 

2.3     Start orders

 

2.3.1  The start order of the first race is determined through manual drawing.

2.3.2  The start order for the first run of the three other races (quarterfinal, semifinal and final) is the ranking list of the previous race.

2.3.3  The racers disqualified in the previous race start after the ranked racers according to the alphabetical order of their last name.

2.3.4  The start order for the second run is the reverse start order of the first run.

 

2.4     Race results

 

2.4.1  The score is calculated as follow :

Result in time divided by obtained points multiplied by 100 and by the coefficient of handicap.

2.4.2  The handicapped racer who abandons the race, misses a curve or rides a buoy is disqualified. He can still take part in the second run or in the following races.

 

3.       NORDIC SKI

 

3.1     Race

 

The Nordic ski competition is composed of two disciplines :

*   Classical ski

*   Skating

 

3.2     Ski run

 

3.2.1  The ski run is a 500 meters ring. If necessary the race director can choose to reduce the length of the ski run.

3.2.2  The classical ski and the skating racers run three times the ring, covering the distance of one and a half kilometer.

 

3.3     Material

 

The use of radios and bells is authorized.

 

3.4     Start orders

 

3.4.1  The start order of the first race is determined through manual drawing.

3.4.2  The start order of the second run of the qualifying race is the same than the start order of the first run.

3.4.3  The start order for the two runs of the three next races (quarterfinal, semifinal and final) is the ranking list of the previous race.

3.4.4  The racers disqualified in the previous race start after the ranked racers according to the alphabetical order of their last name.

3.4.5  For the runs of the qualifying race, the racers start one after the other at around 60 seconds intervals.

3.4.6  For the runs of the three next races (quarterfinal, semifinal and final), the racers start in line (the number of racers per line being decided by the race director) at around 60 seconds intervals.

 

3.5     Race results

 

3.5.1  The racers of the classical ski discipline and of the skating discipline are put together on the same ranking list. To do so, A coefficient of discipline is applied for the skating discipline to each category of visual handicap.

3.5.2  The coefficient of discipline corresponds for a distance of one and a half kilometer to the ratio between the three best time scores for 2008 in classical ski at world level and in the concerned visual handicap category and the three best time scores for 2008 in skating at world level and in the concerned visual handicap category.

3.5.3  The coefficient of discipline applied to the B4 visual handicap category is the same than the one applied to the B3 visual handicap category.

3.5.4  The score is calculated as follow :

Result in time multiplied by the coefficient of handicap and for the skating discipline multiplied again by the coefficient of discipline.

3.5.5  The sight handicapped racer who abandons the race is disqualified. He can still take part in the second run or in the following races.

 

 

Lausanne, the 1st of Juny 2014