Should weather and or any other emergancy situation occur during the running of the C.S.S.R.A. Championships the following proceedure will be followed.
3.0 Delay Contingency plan:
The CSSRA Regatta Organizing Committee has the right to reschedule races earlier or later in the day for safety reasons in te event of bad weather. Any change in the schedule will be announced on the Island and posted on the CSSRA media outlets including twitter and the CSSRA web site. It is the responsibility of the crew and school coach to monitor the CSSRA media outlets and stay current with th eschedule.
Any changes required by a delay are deemed to supersede the published related requirements of the RCA Rules of Racing. During the condensed schedule, crews that are not competitive in the race and have dropped well behind the field may be excluded from the race and directed to remove themselves from the course. No Allowance will be made for athlete conflicts due to reducing time between races and substitutions will not be allowed.
3.1 Schedule Changes Options:
3.1.1 Friday Delay:
a) Races may be run at the end of the day with reduced time between races until sunset to complete the schedule,
b) Friday races may be run with starting early Saturday morning with reduced time between races. This may inpact the Saturday schedule.
3.1.2 Saturday Delay:
a) Races may be run with reduced time between races until sunset to complete the schedule,
b) Saturday heats may be run starting early Sunday morning with reduced time between races. This will not delay the Sunday Final Schedule,
c) If all Semi-Final races for an event cannot be completed prior to the start of the finals, they will be canceled and the crews with the six fastest times from the heats will go directly to the finals.
3.1.3 Sunday Delay
a) Races will be run with reduced time between races to allow for completion of schedule,
b) All medals and throphies may be presented at the island to ensure maximum use of shells,
c) If any Final race is unable to be completed the Final placement of crews and medals will be determined by the times from the Semi-finals or Heats if Semi-finals were not completed,
d) Racing will not take place after sunset, on th elast scheduled day of the Regatta. There will be NO racing on Monday.
The Regatta Chair and the Chief Umpire will decide on the schedule change. The Chief Umpire will communicate with the Jury. The Regatta Chair will communicate with the Regatta Committee, Committee Directors and ensure annoucements are made and communicated to all areas of the Regatta( office, Island Public announcement, Grandstand Annnoucements, finsh tower, web site and social media sites.
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