NEPSAC CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIPS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 2010
Hosted by Miss Hall's School and Cushing Academy
Last Minute Reminders
Miss Hall's Coach
Alison Basdekis 413.443.6401, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander Coyle - 401.451.1072 (M), email@example.com
Mt. Sunapee Contact
Jill Firstbrook, Alpine Coordinator / 603-763-3500 ext. 3548 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Fee: Bring check (made out to Mount Sunapee) or cash for $30.00 per racer. Each team will receive two coaches' passes, and all volunteers (gatekeepers, etc.) will receive free passes. Also please fill out waiver and hand in at that time.
7:30 8:30 Registration in the Spruce Lodge
Sign in, pay registration fee
Pick up tickets and bibs, please return to finish area after race concludes.
Confirm gate keepers and other volunteer assignments
8:30 Coaches meeting (any pre-race considerations)
8:30 Gatekeepers meeting for assignment and instruction by Head Gatekeeper
8:45 9:15 Giant Slalom course inspection (skiing only on the race trail until the mountain opens at 9:00-9:30)
9:45 Giant Slalom race - 2 runs each
12:00 -12:30 Lunch Break and Course reset
12:30 -1:00 Slalom course inspection
1:00 Slalom race - 2 runs each
4:30 Award ceremony
5:00 the lodge cafeteria will stay open until this time
Bibs, tickets and running orders will be available at registration. Release forms must be collected and checked off prior to receiving bibs. Coaches will be responsible for returning their team's bibs, in numerical order, at the conclusion of the afternoon race.
At the conclusion of the each run, we will collect the gatekeeper cards, review them with the TD's and post the DSQ report. Disqualifications for each run will be posted at the scorer's display near the finish coral of each race. Once the DSQs are posted, coaches will have a 15-minute period in which to submit a formal protest. After the protest period has expired, the disqualifications will be applied and the results will become official.
The goal is to have 2 runs of each event. As we all have experienced, there are sometimes obstacles that occur that are out of our control. If course conditions, weather or time constraints dictate, there will be a meeting of race officials and host team organizers to determine a course of action. There will be no grounds to protest any rulings.
This race will be run in accordance to USSA Race Rules and Regulations. See the USSA Comp Guide for specifics.
BASIC RACE RULES
No racers may run, side slip, or shadow the course during their pre-race inspection. To do so risks immediate disqualification.
All racers are expected to be at the start at the proper time. Racers who miss their start will run at the end of the order. The running order will be reversed within each seed in the second run (if registration was received on time).
A racer who has a binding release in the course is an automatic DSQ. However, if a racer loses one ski after passing the second to last gate on the course, (s)he may attempt to complete the race on one ski.
If a racer misses a gate and chooses to climb, (s)he must cross the horizontal plane on either side of the gate that was missed before continuing down the course. However, if a racer falls, and skis stay on, and (s)he is hiking, they must yield to an oncoming racer or be disqualified.
If a racer feels his or her run has been interfered with, (s)he must ski out of the course where the infraction occurs. No protest will be allowed if the racer completes the course and/or crosses through the finish line. The racer must then ski to the finish area and await the decision of race officials as to whether or not a (provisional) rerun will be granted.
Helmets are mandatory in the Giant Slalom, and recommended for Slalom.
The sum of the placing of each team's top three finishers for each event will be totaled to determine overall order of team finish. Teams with less than 3 finishers take n + 1 for the placing of the missing racer towards the team score. Individual awards will be given for each discipline, and for team scoring in both events combined, with top three teams receiving plaques. Team scoring will be determined by taking the sum of placings in both Slalom and GS. In the event of a tie for the combined Slalom and GS score, lowest total time for the top three finishers for both GS and Slalom events would then be used to break the tie.