Nida 2024 - World Deaf Sailing Championships 2024

Technical Regulations - Sailing

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the World Deaf Sailing Championships 2024 from 06 Sep 2024 to 15 Sep 2024 and will consist of the following 6 events (2 for men, 2 for women and 2 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
Sailing Hansa 303
Sailing Mariner 19
Sailing Puck
Sailing Windsurfing

2. PARTICIPANTS

2.1 Invitation to Participate
ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.

2.2 Eligibility

2.2.1 Hearing Loss
Participation in the competition is restricted to athletes who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Refer to the ICSD Audiogram Regulations for additional details on measurement of hearing loss.

2.2.2 Age
Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:

EventMinimum AgeMaximum Age
Sailing Hansa 303--No restriction
Sailing Mariner 19--No restriction
Sailing Puck--No restriction
Sailing Windsurfing--No restriction

2.2.3 Compliance
Only athletes who comply with the Deaf World Championships Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

2.3 Number of Teams
Not Applicable

2.4 Qualified Teams
Not Applicable

2.5 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each Sailing discipline listed below:

MenWomen
2828

2.6 Number of Athletes per Event
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventMenWomenMixed
Sailing Hansa 30322-
Sailing Mariner 19--12
Sailing Puck--10
Sailing Windsurfing22-

2.7 Number of Reserves or Substitutes per Event
A maximum number of reserve/substitute athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventMenWomenMixed
Sailing Hansa 30311-
Sailing Mariner 19--0
Sailing Puck--0
Sailing Windsurfing11-

2.8 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

2.9 Competition Entry Rules
Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.

2.10 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100.00 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he/she submits a doctor's declaration in writing English that he/she should not be allowed to start.

3. REGISTRATION
Please refer to the 13. Preliminary and Final Registrations in the Deaf World Championships - Regulations, for further details on registration.

4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

4.1 Technical Organisation
ICSD is be responsible for the technical organisation of the competition in conjunction with the World Sailing ().

4.2 Committees

4.2.1 Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Sailing Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Natalia Rudkiewicz - ICSD Sailing Director (Chair)
Michal Jodlowski - WS Head Referee
Marius Minkevicius - Deaf Representative

4.2.2 Protest Committee
The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Sailing Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Natalia Rudkiewicz - ICSD Sailing Director (Chair)
Michal Jodlowski - WS Head Referee

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations (version: 2021-2024). In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with as follow:

4.3.1 Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with the Deaf World Championships Regulations and this Sailing Technical Regulations.

4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.

4.4 Competition Equipment

All equipment used during competition must comply with the Rules and Regulations.

4.5 Competition Clothing

4.5.1 Participants must wear competitive uniforms representing their nationality, duly registered and published in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.

4.5.2 Participants must observe the Deaf World Championships Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.

4.6 Draw
The draw for all events will be conducted under control of the Technical Committee and in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.

4.8 Officials

4.8.1 Judge/Referee/Umpire
Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee. Wherever possible, officials will possess the international license valid for 2024. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee, the Sailing Director and an ICSD-designated Representative shall appoint a representative and an appropriate number of officials to conduct each event.

4.9 Unforeseen Incidents
In the event of unforeseen incidents not covered by the rules and regulations, the Technical Committee will make a determination. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Sailing Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue
To be announced

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
06 Sep 2024 - 09:00Hansa 303 
07 Sep 2024 - 09:00Hansa 303 
08 Sep 2024 - 09:00Hansa 303 
09 Sep 2024 - 09:00Mariner 19  
10 Sep 2024 - 09:00Mariner 19  
11 Sep 2024 - 09:00Mariner 19  
12 Sep 2024 - 09:00Puck  
13 Sep 2024 - 09:00Puck  
14 Sep 2024 - 09:00Puck  
14 Sep 2024 - 14:00Windsurfing 
15 Sep 2024 - 09:00Windsurfing 

6.2 Training Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
05 Sep 2024 - 13:00Training 
05 Sep 2024 - 13:00Training  
05 Sep 2024 - 13:00Training  
05 Sep 2024 - 13:00Training 

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location

The Technical meeting will take place at:
Date - TimeVenue
05 Sep 2024 - 19:00Technical MeetingTo be announced
08 Sep 2024 - 19:00Technical MeetingTo be announced
11 Sep 2024 - 19:00Technical MeetingTo be announced
14 Sep 2024 - 19:00Technical MeetingTo be announced

6.3.2 Attendance
Each participating NDSF may be represented by a maximum of two officials, of whom at least one must be deaf. The NDSF may also bring an interpreter if necessary.

7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

7.1 Hearing Devices
The use of any hearing aid(s)/amplification or cochlear implant is prohibited in the restricted zone area.

7.1.1 Restricted Zone
As per Audiogram Regulations, athletes participating in World Deaf Sailing Championships 2024 are strictly prohibited from using any hearing aids or cochlear implant aids during competitions. This rule applies specifically to the restricted zone, which is defined as follows:

7.1.1.1 Restricted Area

The restricted area encompasses the entire sailing area.

7.1.1.2 Authority

The chief umpire, the deputy chief umpire, the ICSD Sailing Director and authorized persons are authorized to inspect all athletes for the use of hearing devices/cochlear implants and ensuring compliance with regulations related to athletes materials.

7.1.1.3 Inspection Location

The inspections take place in the inspection desk, just before athletes enter the competition area. At this location, authorized persons inspect athletes materials, sailing items (backpacks, jackets, trousers, etc.).

7.1.2 Violation and Penalty
When this rule is violated, refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulations 10: Violations and Penalties.

7.1.3 Award Ceremony
Athletes may use any hearing device during the award ceremony. No penalty will be imposed for using such a device.

8. PROTESTS

8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.

8.1.1 Any protest must be written in English on the Official Protest Form. The form and a deposit USD$100.00 must be given to the ICSD Sailing Director within 0 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Sailing Director will decide whether the protest is sport-related or eligibility-related. The Protest Committee will review all sport-related protests, and the ICSD Representative will review all eligibility-related protests.

8.1.3 The deposit of USD$100.00 will be returned to the applicant only if the protest is considered valid.

8.2 Procedure for reviewing a protest
The Protest Committee will meet in the competition venue or a designated office at a time decided upon by the ICSD Sailing Director.

8.2.1 The ICSD Sailing Director will chair of the Protest Committee.

8.2.2 The Sport Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.

8.2.3 The SLO will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.

8.2.4 The ICSD Sailing Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Sailing Director will forward the original Official Protest Form (along with the protest fee if the protest was denied) to the ICSD Secretariat. The SLO will forward a copy of the form to the Deaf World Championships Headquarters.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1 Boats
The organiser will provide the boats and equipment.

9.2 Windsurfing
The organiser will provide the windsurf boards and sails and equipments.

9.3 Mariner 19 Team
The number of crew can be either three (3) or four (4).

9.4 Puck Team
The number of athletes on a crew is three (3).

9.5 Hansa 303
The number of athletes in the Hansa 303 class is one (1).

9.6 Protest Time Limited
The Protest Time Limited will be publlished in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Saturday, 13-Jul-24 15:18:10 GMT.