Regulations

REGULATIONS FOR THE CROSSING AND DISCLAIMER

Preamble.

The following rules are applicable to the 2017 edition of the CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER, organised by the Town Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Sports Councillorship) and the company Top Time Eventos S.L.U. In case of doubts in the interpretation of these regulations, the opinion and decision of the organisation will prevail. When registering for the competition, all participants fully accept these regulations.

The acceptance of these regulations entails the acceptance of the participants’ disclaimer, which is detailed in Article 25.

Article 1. DATE AND PLACE

The CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER will take place on Sunday 16th September 2017. The races begin at 6 am for the Ultra Distance, 09:30 for the Long Distance, 10:30 for the Popular Distance for the men’s category, and 10:32 for the women’s category on the Meloneras beach. The last race, the Promo Accessible 1000 m race, starts at 11:30 on the beach of Faro de Maspalomas.

Article 2. PARTICIPATION AND MINIMUM AGE

Accept the disclaimer and the physical declaration which appear in the registration form.

PROMO 1000 m: Anyone, whatever their nationality, whether members of the federation or not, can participate. The race is authorised to people over 16, reached at the moment of taking part in the competition. People over 16 and under 18 will have to provide a parent’s authorisation when collecting the swimmer’s bag.

POPULAR 2000 m: Anyone, whatever the nationality, whether members of the federation or not, can participate. Only adults having reached at least 18 years of age at the moment of taking part in the competition are authorised to take part in this race. Participants under 18 and who must be at least 16 years old, must contact the organisation (+34 655 553 779 / coordinacion@toptime.es. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The following documents must be provided: parent’s or guardian’s authorisation and a brief sports history which proves the person is trained for the race. Once the documentation is presented, the organisation will decide, based on technical criteria, if the underage person can be enrolled in the competition or not. Please, SPECIFY the distance selected in case of participants under 18.

Swimmers under 18 will have to provide their personal authorisations, filled out by one of their parents or guardian on the day of the competition. This authorisation will be handed out before the beginning of the race.

LONG 7400 m: Anyone, whatever their nationality, mostly members of the federation, can participate. In the case of participants who are not members of the federation, an accreditation of results of a swimming competition of minimum 5000 m within the two years preceding this event or a justification of a swimming club or federation proving the participant is trained to complete the race must be handed in. Adults having reached at least 18 years of age at the moment of taking part in the competition are authorised to take part in this race. Swimmers under 18, who must be at least 16 years old, must contact the organisation (+34 655 553779 / coordinacion@toptime.es This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) The following documents must be provided: parent’s or guardian’s authorisation and a brief sports history which proves the person is trained for the race. Once the documentation is presented, the organisation will decide, based on technical criteria, if the underage person can be involved in the competition or not. Please, SPECIFY the distance selected in case of participants under 18.

Swimmers under 18 will have to provide their personal authorisations, filled out by one of their parents or guardian on the day of the competition. This authorisation will be handed out before the beginning of the race.

ULTRA 27100 m. Once the documentation is presented, the organisation will decide, based on technical criteria, if the underage person can be involved in the competition or not.

Article 3. REGISTRATION AND PRICE

Inscripción plazo 1º WELCOME SWIM MASPALOMAS

1st Registration period WELCOME SWIM MASPALOMAS
Registration: 22nd – 23h June from 16:00 to 23h.
Prices:
Promo crossing 1.000 m: € 10 (€ 20 – € 5 San Bartolomé de Tirajana (hereinafter SBT) Town council contribution / € 5 Canaragua)
Popular crossing 2.000 m: € 20 (€ 30 – € 5 SBT Town council contribution / € 5 Canaragua)
Long crossing 7400 m: € 40 (€ 60 – € 15 SBT Town council contribution / € 5 Canaragua)
Ultra crossing 27100 m: € 110 (€ 150– € 20 SBT Town council contribution / € 20 Canaragua)

2nd Registration period
Registration: 23nd June from 20:00 to 8th September at 20:00
Prices:
Promo crossing 1000 m: € 15 (€ 20 – € 5 Canaragua contribution)
Popular crossing 2000 m: € 25 (€ 30 – € 5 Canaragua contribution)
Long crossing 7400 m: € 45 (€ 60 – € 15 Canaragua contribution)
Ultra crossing 27100 m: € 130 (€ 150 – € 20 Canaragua contribution)

3rd Registration period
Registration: Friday 8h September from 20:01 to Tuesday 12th September at 20:00

Promo crossing 1000 m: € 20
Popular crossing 2000 m: € 30
Long crossing 7400 m: € 60
Ultra crossing 27100 m: € 150

Article 4. REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

The maximum number of participants for the competition is:

Promo crossing 1000 m: 150 persons
Popular crossing 2000 m: 400 persons
Long crossing 7400 m: 200 persons

Ultra crossing 27.1000 m: 10 persons

Article 5. REGISTRATION PERIOD

Inscriptions must be made on www.travesiamaspalomas.com.

– Via the official website.

Opening of the Welcome Swim fee…€ 5 discount for all races.

WELCOME SWIM FEE. The registration period will be open from Thursday 22nd June from 16:00 to 23:59.

The registration for the second registration period will be open from Friday 23nd July to Friday 8th September at 20:00. The third registration period will be from Friday 8th September from 20:01 to Tuesday 12th September at 20:00 or until the event has reached its maximum of registrations. From then on, a waiting list will be created. Registrations made past the deadline will NOT be accepted.

Registrations are completed once the payment of the registration fee has been made via the Internet through the virtual POS terminal platform or in person in the corresponding places. The day and time of payments will be rigorously taken into account to respect the order of registrations in case the entry limit is reached.

How to register:

– Via the official website:

1. Register through the website’s “REGISTRATION” link filling out all the required fields and paying with a credit card authorised by your bank for online payments.

2. You will receive an email confirming your registration; you do not have to print any kind of receipt to collect the material.

3. You can consult your registration status in the “PARTICIPANTS” section about one day after having registered to check if it has been done correctly.

– In person:

Article 6. WAITING LIST

This list includes all swimmers who registered after the entry limit has been reached.

The organisation will use the email and phone number provided to contact the participants on the waiting list if a vacancy arises. If it is impossible to get in contact with the participant after two attempts at different times and by different communication means, the next person on the waiting list will be contacted.

Article 7.

Each registration is personal and non-transferable. Under no circumstance will the fee be refunded, whether the resignation has been made in advance or if the participant does not show up on the day of the event. What’s more, participations cannot be transferred to another person, friend or relative in case the participant does not turn up for the competition.

Article 8. IDENTIFICATION

As it is stated in the programme (see the website’s “programme” tab), when collecting the swimmer’s bag, participants must show their national identity card or any other official document which proves their identity and matches the identity provided in the registration. Otherwise they will not be able to collect the material.

The collection of the cap, bracelet with a number and the placement of the chip on the ankle are compulsory, and the swimmer must carry these items throughout the crossing.

A technical meeting for each race will take place (see schedule).

The organisation team will hand out a bracelet with a number to be placed on the swimmers’ left hand so they can be identified at any time and at the end of the event. The numbers can be placed in the urn for the raffle after the party.

Article 9. BEGINNING OF THE RACES

1st) Promo Accessible crossing 1000 m. All participants will start the race together from the beach in front of the Charca de Maspalomas.

Popular crossing 2000 m. There will be two starting times: one for the men’s category and one for the women’s category.

Long crossing 7400 m. All participants will start the race together from El Pajar beach.

Ultra crossing 27100 m. All participants will start the race together from El Matorral.

2nd) Participants must report to the starting point at least 15 minutes before the start to have their chip checked and so that the call can be completed. The corresponding call will be made through loudspeakers so as to organise the starting line and to indicate the end of the warm-up period.

The judge of the competition will alert the swimmers of the beginning of the race with a hoot.

Article 10. USE OF SWIMSUITS

In accordance with the FINA regulations, which were approved by the Bureau on 16th January 2010, in open water swimming competitions, men’s and women’s swimsuits shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, or extend below the ankle.

Article 11. USE OF WETSUITS AND SWIM BUOYS

Promo crossing: The participants may use wetsuits if the water temperature is below 21 degrees on the day of the competition and swimmers over 50 may wear wetsuits at any time. Swim buoys are not necessary for this race.

Short crossing: The participants may use wetsuits if the water temperature is below 21 degrees on the day of the competition and swimmers over 50 may wear wetsuits at any time. Swim buoys are not necessary for this race.

Long crossing: Wetsuits are recommended. Their use can only be modified for swimmers of the Spain Cup, a factor determined by the Spanish Swimming Federation. Swim buoys are mandatory and will be given to the participants by the organisation with the rest of the material; these swim buoys must be returned at the end of the race. Any loss will cost the participants € 30 per unit.

Swim buoy sale on the web: The organisation reached an agreement with a swim buoy manufacturer so that participants who wish to purchase swim buoys for their own training can do so with a discount within the registration services.

Article 12

Each swimmer participates in the CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER under his/her own responsibility and has the physical condition to face it.

The organisation will have an insurance liability policy, for all participants, whether members of the federation or not, so that they are covered by the accident insurance policy hired by the organisation.

Article 13. CROSSING

The time limit to cover the itinerary is:

· Promo 1000 m: Start 15:00 / End 15:45 (45 min)

· Popular 2000 m: Start 14:00 / End 15:15 (1 hr 15 min)

· Long 7400 m: Start 13:00 / End 16:30 (3 hrs 30 min).

. Ultra 27100 m: Start 06:00 / End 13:30 (7h 30′).

There will be two feed stations: one at 2466 m and the other at 4932 m. Swimmers must check in and have the second chip on their wrist. Qualifying time to reach feed station 2 (at 4932 m): under 2 hrs 30 min

Any swimmer who finds him/herself in the water within the indicated times may be withdrawn by the organisation. The doctor of the competition may withdraw a swimmer from the water if s/he deems it appropriate for the participant and for the safety of the event. The organisation may withdraw participants from the water at any time for safety reasons due to bad sea conditions or a problem duly justified affecting the swimmer’s safety.

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Article 14. JUDGES AND DISQUALIFICATION OR WITHDRAWAL

The judges of the competition and safety officers are empowered to disqualify or withdraw a swimmer from the water, if s/he does not show coherence, presents symptoms of hypothermia or any other health risk, if s/he deviates more than 50 m from the route signalled and, on their own discretion, any other person whose action leads to danger both for swimmers and the competition.

Failure to complete the circuit properly will entail the swimmer’s disqualification and impossibility to take part in the competition for two years running from that date.

Article 15. SAFETY AND ROUTE

Buoys will be placed along the route as references for the swimmers and for safety reasons.

In any case, every participant must know the circuit and the route of the race.

Article 16. EXTERNAL SHIPPING AGENTS

It is absolutely prohibited for vessels to circulate within a radius of 100 metres on the right and left of the line marked if they have not been previously authorised by the organisation.

Article 17. SUPPORT VESSELS

Owners of vessels or canoes who wish to collaborate in the monitoring of the race must contact the organisation, with enough time to send them the safety regulations to follow and receive identification for the race.

Article 18. ARRIVAL

The race terminates at the finish line, after going through the check-in arch. The swimmers will show their dorsal to the organisation to collect their race bag in the cloakroom.

Article 19. REASONS FOR DISQUALIFICATION

Reasons for disqualification are:

1. Misidentification according to these regulations.

2. Starting the race before the judge’s starting signal.

3. Using the help of any kind of vessel or auxiliary mean to improve performance (flippers, hand paddles, tuba, etc.), or to reduce the swimming distance.

4. Altering the speed of other swimmers, violating the basic rules of respect and “Fair Play”.

5. Reaching the finish line by any other way than the one marked by the organisation.

6. Not wearing the swimming cap at all times.

7. Any other circumstance not foreseen in these regulations, but that the organisation deems to be a reason for disqualification.

8. Not wearing the ankle chip at all times.

Article 20. CATEGORIES

Within each category, a classification will be made differentiating sexes (MASCULINE AND FEMININE) and, within each division, the swimmers will be divided in age groups:

PRIZE CATEGORIES FOR THE 1000 m RACE

Feminine and masculine: The first five classified of each sex will receive a special prize, respectively.

PRIZE CATEGORIES FOR THE 2000 m AND 7400 m RACES:

Trophy for the first three of each race in the general classification. Prizes for the first three classified, by category in the 2000 m and 7400 m races.

ABSOLUTE: 16 to 24

MASTER A: 25 to 29

MASTER B: 30 to 34

MASTER C: 35 to 39

MASTER D: 40 to 44

MASTER E: 45 to 49

MASTER F: 50 to 54

MASTER G: 55 to 59

MASTER H: 60 to 64

MASTER I: 65 to 69

MASTER J: 70 to 74

MASTER K: 75 to 79

MASTERL: 80 year-olds and above

Feminine and masculine: The first three classified of each sex (general) will receive a special prize, respectively.

Special prize:

· To the oldest participant
· To the youngest participant

PRIZE CATEGORIES FOR THE 27100 m RACES:

First femenine and masculine.

Medal 90mm Finisher

T-shirt finisher gold colour

Diploma finisher with time

The age of the participant on 31st December 2017 will be taken into account for the appointment in each category.

Article 21. TROPHY GIVING

The first three classified in each one of the categories will receive a trophy. The trophy giving will take place on the same day according to the hour set out in the programme.

Article 22. COMPETITION SUSPENSION

The organisation reserves the right to change the start and finish point, postpone the start time, change the date or call off the competition. In the case of the race starting, it will be considered as complete, even in the case of it being is suspended during its course.

Article 23. USE OF THE PARTICIPANTS’ DATA

1. The registration implies the authorisation to use the participants’ name and photo freely in the news media (television or radio broadcast and programmes), in the press or any type of media which is accredited and related to the competition.

2. In accordance with the provisions of the Spanish Organic Law 15/1999, 13th December, on Personal Data Protection, the participants are informed that the involvement in the competition entails the consent to incorporate the personal data provided in an automated file held by the organizers. This file is used for the management and carrying out of said competition.

Article 24. USE OF THE PARTICIPANTS’ DATA

Article 25. PARTICIPANTS’ LIABILITY. ORGANISATION LIABILITY EXCLUSION

All the corresponding permits have been obtained for the celebration of the venue. And even if the aim is to hold an open competition and to promote swimming, the organisation warns that the race is hard and conveys risks that are inherent to swimming in open waters.

The swimmers are entirely responsible for their capability to swim in the race, i.e., they are responsible for being in good general condition, and well-trained physically, mentally and technically to face a swimming race of several kilometres in the sea. Those who do not meet these requirements or who think they are not fit enough to face a long-distance and resistance competition in water must abstain from registering.

By registering, each swimmer declares s/he meets the conditions to participate in the crossing without creating major inconveniences to him/herself, the rest of the competitors and the organisation. The swimmers fully and consciously assume the risks derived from their participation in the race, and that the organisation is entirely exempt from any liability that could arise as a consequence of damage that the participation in the competition could entail for the participants, successors or third parties.

– Routes.

(1000 m): The race is entirely located in the coastal area between La Charca de Maspalomas and Faro de Maspalomas.

(2000 m): This race is entirely located in the coastal area between Playa de Meloneras and Faro de Maspalomas.

(7400 m): This race is entirely located in the coastal area between Playa de Pajar and Faro de Maspalomas.

(27100 m): This race is entirely located in the coastal area between El Matorral and Faro de Maspalomas.

Weather conditions:

If the members of the organisation consider the weather conditions or other contingencies beyond their control to be a risk for the physical integrity of the participants, they can decide to postpone the race or change its course. If the case presents itself, there will be neither partial nor total refund.

Liabilities:

The organisation declines all responsibility for damage or injuries that could be caused to the participants, other persons and even that third parties could cause to the participants.

Every participant, by the simple fact of participating, accepts the regulations aforementioned, and in case of doubt, the judgement of the organisation will prevail.

Article 26. RIGHT OF ADMISSION

The right of admission is recognised in Article 59.1.e) of the Spanish Royal Decree 2816/1982, 27th August, whereby the General Police Regulations regarding
Public Events and Recreational Activities were approved, and which extends its field to all kinds of establishments aimed to the public, whether they are publicly or privately owned. The organisation reserves this right and the possibility of cancelling the registration of any participant whenever they deem it convenient.

Disclaimer:

Considering I have registered for the CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER (1000 m), (2000 m), (7400 m) or (25000 m), I agree to meet all the rules which bind this race. I accept the regulations set out on the website of the organisation www.TRAVESIAMASPALOMAS.com

I hereby admit I am the only person responsible for all my possessions and sport equipment during the process of the CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER and its collateral activities.
I affirm and verify that I am physically fit enough for the competition and I have passed the corresponding medical examinations. As I am physically prepared for the competition, I am in perfect health, I do not suffer any illness, physical default or injury that could worsen with my participation in the event. If during the race, I underwent any kind of injury or any other circumstance that could be seriously detrimental to my health, I would inform the organisation as soon as possible by raising my hand in the water or in the finish point area where the doctors are located.
I accept to receive medical treatment at my own expense if need be, in case of injury, accident and/or illness during the CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER. I am aware that in this type of competition, as it takes place in a natural environment subject to influences outside the control of the organisers, there is an additional risk for the participants. I therefore attend, of my own free will and initiative and fully assume the risks and consequences that could arise from my participation.
I grant permission for the use of my name and any image in whatever publication or media relating to my participation in the CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER.
I exempt the organisation, directors of the event, collaborators, sponsors and volunteers of the CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER from any liability or claim from me, including any damage, direct or indirect injury and cases of death.
This does not apply if the damage or injury is due to wrongdoing or negligence by the organisation.
I declare that I am fit, I have the technical knowledge and survival resources to safely complete the course, under the autonomy conditions to take part in the race. Likewise, I possess the sport and safety material required by the organisation and I guarantee it is in good condition and approved. I know how to use it adequately and I will carry it on me throughout the competition.
I am aware and I agree to meet the safety regulations and protocols established by the organisation for the the CANARAGUA MASPALOMAS OPEN WATER, as well as to behave responsibly so as to not increase risks for my physical or psychic integrity. I will follow instructions and comply with the decisions taken by the organisation (judges, doctors and organisers) in terms of safety.
I authorise the medical services of the competition to treat me or carry out whatever diagnostic test necessary whether I am or not capable of requesting it; according to their requirements, I agree to abandon the competition if they believe it necessary for my health.
I will not intake prohibited substances, considered as DOPING. The organisation may carry out an anti-doping control on the participants and disqualify them if the results are positive.
My dorsal is personal and non-transferable, therefore no other participant or anyone else can wear it.
I understand that the organising entity reserves the right to admit or not any participant, even though that person has paid the subscription rights, the fee being reimbursed in case of non-admission.
I agree to follow the general indications regarding the environment:

a) To circulate prudently along the coast and in the crossing circuit.

b) Not to produce alterations in the processes and natural functioning of ecosystems.

c) Not to deteriorate biotic, geologic, cultural resources and the landscape in general.

d) To avoid disturbing environmentally sensitive areas.

e) To perform physiologic needs in adequate places, or at least away from the water and far from meeting points.

f) Not to spill or dump objects, solid or liquid residue outside the place usually prepared to collect them.

During the race, the chip has to be placed on the participants’ ankle. No chip, no time!

The organisers reserve the right to change or modify any information related to the care or to cancel it in case of force majeure, when publishing the news on the official website.