Adventure@ Mechuka 2018, Kayak Championship

Sprint, Salom Sprint, Boat Crossing (Long and Short)- a major challenge organized by Arunachal Pradesh Water Sports Association for Kayakers all over India and Abroad to test their spirit and win that trophy

Championship Race rules

Race (men)

Venue: to be decided depending on the water levels

All participants to this race are not admitted on the PRO Category. The race will be a time trial race from starting point to the banner at the end of the rapid, with or without mandatory gates. The best athletes will compete in the final, that will consist in heats of four paddlers, Boatercross style. The number of heats will be decided based on the registered athletes. The winner of the boatercross will be the intermediate Championship

Intermediate Race (women)

Venue: to be decided depending on the water levels

All participants to this race are not admitted on the PRO Category. The race will be a time trial race from starting point to the banner at the end of the rapid. The best four athletes will compete in the final, that will consist in a heat of four paddlers, Boatercross style.

Under 21 Pro Category (Indian Subcontinent)

This category is for young skillful athletes that are less than 21 years old. This paddlers will face themselves in the same slalom racecourse of the PRO Category, and in a boatercross and in a downriver time trial. If an athlete under the age of 18 will request to compete in the PRO Category, in the case he will be allowed to do the same by the organizers because of his obvious skills, he will not be part of the Under 18 PRO category anymore.

Under 21 Pro Category (Indian Subcontinent)

This category is for young skillful athletes that are less than 21 years old. This paddlers will face themselves in the same slalom racecourse of the PRO Category, and in a boatercross and in a downriver time trial. If an athlete under the age of 18 will request to compete in the PRO Category, in the case he will be allowed to do the same by the organizers because of his obvious skills, he will not be part of the Under 18 PRO category anymore.

Pro Category (men and women)

Freestyle (WW class II+ wave)
Open to: all paddlers

Giant Slalom (WW class IIIIV)
Open to: all paddlers

Boater Cross (WW class IIIIV)
Open to: the best 32 paddlers based on the slalom results (qualification run).

Rajah Trophy (WW Class IVV)
Open to : restricted access - see below

Freestyle

Any kayak will be allowed for this race, in polyethylene and in fiber composite. The organizers can decide at any time not to allow a boat to run the race in case it is not in proper conditions.

The race will consist of a qualification run (2 rounds, 45 seconds, both scores added), a semifinal run (2 rounds, 45 seconds, best score) and a final run (3 rounds, 45 seconds, best socre). The number of participants allowed to the semifinals will be decided based on the number of participants, on July 18th. For the final run the top 5 paddlers from semifinals will be selected. The points to the tricks will be given based on the ICF freestyle competition rules and regulations. Only the tricks considered in those rules and regulations will be considered.

Slalom

Venue: to be decided by organizers

Format:

2 qualification runs (all entrants)

Competitors will be ranked according to their fastest run (best of two). The top 15 paddlers will then enter the final. The final will consist of one run down the course ranked by the fastest times. The paddler scoring the best time on the final run will be the winner of the Slalom race.

The race consists in a time trial downriver descent through mandatory slalom gates, downstream gates being marked with green/white poles, upstream gates being marked with red/white. Athletes will have to cross a finishing line or touch with one hand the banner at the end of the race in order to finish or cross a sensor placed in the finishing line.

Penalties and gate negotiations will be judged according to the current ICF Slalom Rules.

Key points:

Penalties
Touching one gate: 2 seconds penalty.
Missing a gate: 50 seconds penalty.

Any gate passed in the wrong direction will be considered as a missed gate.

Boater Cross

The first 32 athletes from the Slalom Classification will have access to the Boater Cross race. Heats will be formed with the following structure:

Heat 1: 1,16,24,32
Heat 2: 8,9,17,25
Heat 3: 6,11,19,27
Heat 4: 4,13,21,29
Heat 5: 3,14,22,30
Heat 6: 5,12,20,28
Heat 7: 7,10,18,26
Heat 8: 2,15,23,31

Starting position
The racer with the best ranking position can choose his place in the start and so on until all positions have been decided

Contact rules
For safety reasons all athletes will have to follow some contact rules:

  • Keep your hands always on the paddle. You're not allowed to push people or kayaks with the hands.
  • Keep your paddle away from other people body.
  • Kayak – kayak contacts are allowed and it is possible to push someone offline by touching his/her kayak.
  • If the judges will notice any athlete breaking these rules the same athlete can be disqualified from the boater cross race.

Downriver Race

The race consists in a time trial downriver descent. Athletes will have to cross a finishing line or touch with one hand the banner at the end of the race in order to finish or cross a sensor put in the finishing line. Athletes might be required to wear a GoPro camera in order to have additional time measurement.

The race will consist of one qualification run (Head to head) and one final run.

The best athletes of the qualification run will qualify for the second and final run. The two losers with the best timing from qualification will be admitted to finals as lucky losers. This is subject to change when the venue will be selected and the number of participants will be finalized.

The winner of this race will be crowned as the Rapid Raja.

General Rules

"For Adventure@ Mechuka we will have an open championship as it is being organized for the first time."

  • Pro (open)
  • Pro (women)
  • Intermediate (men)
  • Intermediate (women)
  • Best Indian paddler awards (male)
  • Best Indian paddler awards (female)

Every athlete can use only one boat for the slalom, boatercross and Raja Trophy races. Boat exchange will not be allowed. In case an athlete does not have a boat he has to inform the organizers at least 12 hours before the beginning of the first race, and the organizers will decide if the boat exchange is possible.

Only for the freestyle race boat exchange will be possible.

A category will be existing when at least 3 paddlers of the same are registered and are taking part to the race.

If less than 3 paddlers are competing, the category will not be considered in the race unless the organizers will decide otherwise. Paddlers registered for a category that has not enough competitors can compete in other categories or do the race without expecting a trophy. Female

Paddlers can compete in the pto races for Rapid Raja trophy even if the female pro category will not be formed. Only the first 3 competitors of a category will receive a prize. In the case of a category with only 3 competitors the third place prize will not be distributed unless the organizers will decide otherwise.

SCORING

Freestyle 100 points Slalom 100 points Boatercross 100 points Points will be given to the first 30 athletes of each specialty based on the chart below.

RANKING Freestyle Slalom BoaterX

 

 

 

 

1st

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

2nd

95

95

95

 

 

 

 

3rd

90

90

90

 

 

 

 

4th

85

85

85

 

 

 

 

5th

80

80

80

 

 

 

 

6th

75

75

75

 

 

 

 

7th

70

70

70

 

 

 

 

8th

65

65

65

 

 

 

 

9th

60

60

60

 

 

 

 

10th

55

55

55

 

 

 

 

11th

50

50

50

 

 

 

 

12th

45

45

45

 

 

 

 

13th

40

40

40

 

 

 

 

14th

35

35

35

 

 

 

 

15th

30

30

30

 

 

 

 

16th

25

25

25

 

 

 

 

17th

20

20

20

 

 

 

 

18th

15

15

15

 

 

 

 

19th

14

14

14

 

 

 

 

20th

13

13

13

 

 

 

 

21th

12

12

12

 

 

 

 

22nd

11

11

11

 

 

 

 

23rd

10

10

10

 

 

 

 

24th

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

25th

8

8

8

 

 

 

 

26th

7

7

7

 

 

 

 

27th

6

6

6

 

 

 

 

28th

5

5

5

 

 

 

 

29th

4

4

4

 

 

 

 

30th

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

31st

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

32nd

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

Downriver Kayak Rules

  • made of PE plastic
  • boats with a maximum length of 275 cm (9 feet)
  • with a minimum weight of 18kg (complete)
  • a large cockpit that the paddler can escape from easily
  • with high volume ends that encourage the boat to resurface quickly
  • with similar volume in both the front and rear of the boat
  • must be fitted with a full plate footrest or similar (Yakima type touring footrests are not permitted. Solid foam foot plates are allowed)
  • with a minimum of two attachment points in the front (in front of the paddler) and a minimum of two attachment points at the rear (behind the paddler), or alternatively one attachment point in the front and three attachment points in the back, that are strong enough to rescue a pinned kayak (at least 500 kg)
  • with no constructional changes, apart from those offered and sold by the manufacturer and provided that these changes do not impact the safety standards. Handles, full plate footrests and pillars must not be removed!
  • with no constructional damage, in particularly cracks in the shell of the boat

Best Asian paddler trophy scoring

  • Freestyle 100 points
  • Slalom 100 points
  • Boatercross 100 points

Points will be given to the first 30 athletes of each specialty based on the chart below.

SCORING

RANKING Freestyle Slalom BoaterX

 

 

 

 

1st

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

2nd

95

95

95

 

 

 

 

3rd

90

90

90

 

 

 

 

4th

85

85

85

 

 

 

 

5th

80

80

80

 

 

 

 

6th

75

75

75

 

 

 

 

7th

70

70

70

 

 

 

 

8th

65

65

65

 

 

 

 

9th

60

60

60

 

 

 

 

10th

55

55

55

 

 

 

 

11th

50

50

50

 

 

 

 

12th

45

45

45

 

 

 

 

13th

40

40

40

 

 

 

 

14th

35

35

35

 

 

 

 

15th

30

30

30

 

 

 

 

16th

25

25

25

 

 

 

 

17th

20

20

20

 

 

 

 

18th

15

15

15

 

 

 

 

19th

14

14

14

 

 

 

 

20th

13

13

13

 

 

 

 

21th

12

12

12

 

 

 

 

22nd

11

11

11

 

 

 

 

23rd

10

10

10

 

 

 

 

24th

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

25th

8

8

8

 

 

 

 

26th

7

7

7

 

 

 

 

27th

6

6

6

 

 

 

 

28th

5

5

5

 

 

 

 

29th

4

4

4

 

 

 

 

30th

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

31st

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

32nd

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

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