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Redbull Aegean Cross
Posted On:  19/08/2013 08:21:45

On 26 and 27 August 2013, more than a hundred kiteboarders and windsurfers will shake the Aegean Sea up. Getting a start at Alacati Cark Beach, kiteboarders and windsurfers will turn back off Chios, Greece, and arrive in the finish line back in Alacati.

While racing with their competitors in their own discipline, the kiteboarders and windsurfers will also do their best to get the upper hand over competitors in a different discipline, thereby waging a contest which is unique in the world. The wind, which is an essential component of both branches of sports, will drive things harder this time.

During Red Bull Aegean Cross where athletes would compete not only in their own category but also in an interdisciplinary way, the north winds commanding Cesme will test mastery and strength of individual racers. Reaching up to 40 knots from time to time, north-north-west and north-east winds will challenge the kiteboarders and windsurfers who must both high physical and mental strength. The kiteboarders and windsurfers with a dedication to win the 60 Km long racing-track will face challenging wind and natural conditions right after going beyond the bay.

Program:
Set as 26th and 27th August.

DAY 1:
09:30 - 11:00 Final Registration
11:00 - 12:00 Provision of measurement system to participants
12:00 -12:30 Race Briefing
13:00 - 19.00 Qualifying rounds (onehourclassic)(qualifying contests are for categorization purposes only, and, so, nobody would be eliminated as a result of this qualifying process)
20.00 - 20.30 Announcement of qualifying process results

DAY 2:
10.30 - 11.00 Meeting of participants
12.30 - 13.00 Start
18.00 - 20.30 Awards ceremony

Rules:
All registrations must be in compliance with ISAF fundamental rule 19 - compliance code.
Participations aged under 18 must present a parental deed of consent.
Once registered, any participants will be considered to have confirmed that s/he has no health problem at all.
Contests will be in compliance with ISAF racing rules of sailing (RRS), general racing instructions, sailing contest instructions, publicity instructions, relevant class rules and trainer/watch boat instructions.
All participants are liable to bear any organization-provided stickers, jerseys and measurement-oriented technical equipment with them during the race.
Participants are liable to wear personal life jacket if and when so advised by the organizer. Minimum standard to follow is ISO 12402-5, level 50.
A committee of protest will be appointed by the organizer, and any objections will be raised to that committee for a resolution.
Trainers and support boats are not allowed to enter into the racing-track (other than for rescue purposes). Participants will enter the race entirely under their own responsibility (See RRS fundamental rule 4 - Decision to Race). TYF and organizer will not accept responsibility for any injury or propery damage which might be suffered before, during and after the organization. Every participant registered for the race agrees this requirement in advance.
Allowed boards for windsurf discipline: Slalom, Freeride
Not allowed boards for windsurf discipline: Formula, RSX, Raceboard, Techno
Allowed boards for kiteboard discipline: Twin
Not allowed boards for kiteboard discipline: Raceboard
Organization reserves the right to change rules at its discretion.

Categories and Awards:

Pro-Rider Category
Overall Winner
Windsurf Women
Windsurf Men
Kiteboard Women
Kiteboard Men

Rider Category
Windsurf Women
Windsurf Men
Kiteboard Women
Kiteboard Men

*Awards and categories will be announced at a later date.

Racing Format & Track:

*Racing format will be announced at a later date.

Application:
All applying kiteboarders and windsurfers will be considered to have accepted all the rules.
Participations aged under 18 must present a parental deed of consent. Application must be filed with final registration desk on the event day’s morning, with this form must duly completed and signed by parent.

Participation fee: TRY50 (payable to final registration desk on the event day's morning)
Deadline for the race registration is 25 August 2013, 12:00.

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