Technical Package

2016 POWER SMART MANITOBA SUMMER GAMES
August 7-9, 2016
West Hawk Lake Yacht Club

1. EVENTS
Five athletes, one coach, one coach/manager per region, one windsurfing coach

Optimist one female athlete
Optimist one male athlete
Laser Radial one female athlete
Laser Radial one male athlete
Windsurfing one female or male athlete

Windsurfing will be run as a test event on a separate course.
Total Team size: 40 athletes, 9 coaches, 8 coach/managers, total of 57 participants.

2. AGE CATEGORY
10 – 14 years of age – Optimist Class
13 – 17 years of age – Laser and Radial Class
10 – 17 years of age – Windsurfing
Athletes have to be at least 10 years of age and under the age of 18 at the time of the Games.

3. ELIGIBILITY
Participants must meet eligibility rules as outlined in the ‘General Rules of the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games’. National carded athletes are not eligible to compete.

4. COACHES AND MANAGERS
Each team must have a coach and a coach/manager. Either the coach or the coach/manager  must be female and the other male.
The coaches and coach/managers must be over the age of 18 years at the Games.
The coach must hold a current CANSail 1+2 certification. The coach/manager can be another coach or a volunteer.
The coaches and coach/managers may apply to Sail Manitoba for a position for their respective region. The Manitoba Games Committee will select the coaches and coach/managers in June 2015.
In order to coach at the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games, all coaches and coach/ managers must complete the online Respect in Sport program, a police record check and a child abuse check prior to the start of the Games.

5. REGIONAL TEAM SELECTION FORMAT
A qualifying event will be held in 2015 or 2016 in every region. Dates and locations will be announced via email, e-newsletter and on our website at www.sailmanitoba.com
Athletes will be selected based on their finishing places at the regional qualifying events.
The gold medalist will be selected for the Manitoba Games Team, the silver medalist will be the alternate.
Should there be not enough athletes in one region to represent a full team, athletes from other regions will become eligible to participate for this particular region (see also Fill Policy).

6. COMPETITION RULES
The competition will be governed by the current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing.

7. EQUIPMENT
Athletes must bring their own boats.
Windsurfers might be made available by Sail Manitoba.
Athletes must provide their own PFDs.

8. COMPETITIVE UNIFORM
Participants must wear the uniforms provided by Sail Manitoba in their competition.

9. OFFICIALS
Assistant Race Officer for each qualifying event.
Club Race Officer for Provincial Finals.
The Protest Committee consists of two Race Officials and the Technical Chair.

10. PROVINCIAL FINAL COMPETITION SITES
West Hawk Lake Yacht Club, West Hawk Lake South Beach, Eastman Region

11. PROVINCIAL FINAL COMPETITION DATES
August 7-9, 2016

12. PROVINCIAL COMPETITION FORMAT
The Optimist and Laser Radial classes will be racing on the same race course. The Windsurfers will have their own course.
The Optimist class will have a separate and alternating female and male start, the male and female Laser Radial competitors will have the same start.
Ten races shall be sailed
One race is required to constitute a series
When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
When 5-10 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

13. TIE BREAKER RULE
All ties will be broken according to the current racing rules of sailing

14. PROTEST PROCEDURES
Decisions of the Protest Committee are final.
Competitors must agree to the decisions of the jury and agree, that no protest decision or request for redress is appealable. This modifies rule 70.

15. MEDALS
Gold, silver and bronze awards will be presented for the first, second and third place in each event.

16. ATHLETE SUPPORT
Parents are not allowed at the official boat site or on the water, other than on designated
spectator boats. Cheering on the water is welcome but coaching from the spectator boat could result in penalizing the athletes. (DNS – Did Not Score for the race)

17. FILL POLICY
In the event that a region cannot fill a team of five athletes for the Games, athletes from other  regions become eligible to participate for this particular region.
Every qualified alternate is eligible to compete for a different region. A final qualifier will be held in June 2016 to establish the athletes for the regions with open positions. If an alternate is chosen to represent another region, the third finisher of each regional qualifier will become the alternate of his/her region.
The participants in the Windsurfing test event don’t have to be from different regions. There will be one qualifier in 2016 to establish the eight participants for the finals.

18. PROVINCIAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide sport technical knowledge to all aspects of the Manitoba Games.
Assist in the development and understanding of the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games Sport Technical Package and sport schedules.
Meet with all Games partners as required.
Work with Sport Manitoba Regional staff and the Provincial Host Committee Sport Chairs to ensure successful competitions (i.e. officials, facilities etc.) at the regional and provincial level.
Conduct or facilitate athlete, coach and officials development clinics.
Be available to attend regional qualifying or team selection events, attend the Provincial Finals, participate in the coaches meeting prior to the final competition and act as the chairperson of the Sport Appeal Committee at the Provincial Finals.
Provide a written evaluation following the Provincial Finals.

Additional information may be obtained  by contacting the Provincial Technical Advisor.

Brigitte Smutny
409-145 Pacific Ave, Wpg, MB, R3B 2Z6
204-925-5647 or 204-771-4241
sailing@sportmanitoba.ca

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