Regulations

Disclaimer

Please read the below disclaimer carefully and sign (click I agree and understand in online registration form) if you fully understand the Safety Statement/ rules of the King of the Alps 2018 event and the disclaimer as laid out below.

Disclaimer-safety 2017 [PDF]

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King of the Alps 2017 Rules

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Date: Saturday the 9th of June 2018

Venue: Passer River

K1 / C1:

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.

OC1:

Only mass-produced open canoes of serial production with a maximum length of 10,5 feet (3,20m) will be allowed to race. If you need a corresponding boat, please contact us! le@king-alps.com

(they must be "open" and not a decked C1). Air bags or block foam wedges are obligatory.
Race Controllers reserve the right to refuse certain types of open boats from being used. Please ensure;

  • Open canoes must have suitable flotation with airbags or foam wedges, all competitors must be able to recover their boat unassissted.
  • Pumps are prohibited
  • 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.
  • Boats to be paddled in a Kneeling position.
  • Only C1 paddles may be used
  • 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.

Race summary:

First Aid:

There will be an Ambulance present on the race course

  • Competitors must obey rescuers.
  • The primary aim of the safety teams is not gear recovery. It is the extraction of the swimmers from the water.
  • A sweep of the river after each group will take place from the footbridge down.