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 2020 event and the disclaimer as laid out below.

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King of the Alps – Rules since 01/01/2018

Date: Saturday the 6th of June 2020

Venue: Passer River

Race summary:

  • Mass start marathon; 6.5km (start in location Quellenhof). Every catagory in the marathon will be awarded medals.
  • The top 30 competitors (min. 3 athletes) senior Men and Women k1/C1 go through a final head-to-head race (location Moos).
  • For the final race, if there is less than 3 athletes in the catagory, the marathon race will count as the final and the prize money will be halved.
  • Overall winner will be crowned King/Queen of the Alps.
  • A hard-core same nation team race the Extreme Kayak Team World Championship
  • Afterwards a fun event will follow with huge prizes.

K1 / C1:

Only mass-produced plastic whitewater "creek" 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 in 2 boat classes.

Boat class "OC1 short" to 9'6 " (min. 3 athletes)

Boat class "OC1 long" to 14'6" (min. 3 athletes)

If you need a corresponding boat, please contact us! cg@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.

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.