Each team shall comprise of two drivers, two crewpersons and two patients.
(b) The patients are positioned as described in Procedure Rule 3.3.3.1.
(c) The start shall be as described in Procedure 3.3.3.4 and 3.3.3.5.
(d) The second driver and second crewperson shall position themselves at the changeover line.
(e) The crew shall proceed out to sea, pick up their first patient and then return to shore, as described in Procedure 3.3.3.4 and 3.3.3.5.
(f) The driver, crewperson and patient shall exit the IRB as described in Procedure Rule 3.3.3.6(d). The second crewperson crosses the changeover line and proceeds to the IRB once the driver has left the IRB.
(g) The first crewperson turns the IRB and must maintain control of it as described in Procedure Rule 3.3.3.7(a). Unless otherwise permitted by the Referee a maximum of two team members are permitted to maintain contact (control) with the IRB at any one time.
Note1: The first crewperson/first patient must retire and stand clear of the IRB when contact (control) with the IRB is released.
Note 2: The patient/first crewperson that releases contact with the IRB must retire and stand clear of the IRB.
(h) The driver proceeds to the start/finish line, rounds their respective beach position marker and visibly tags the second driver who is positioned with their toes on or behind the shoreward side of the start/finish line and to the seaward side of the beach position marker. The outgoing driver is not required to be stationary but the tag must occur within this changeover zone.
(i) After the tag the second driver proceeds to the water’s edge to relaunch and restart the IRB. The one remaining first crewman/patient must release contact with the IRB when the driver makes contact with the IRB. The second driver must not start the motor until the one remaining first crewperson/patient are clear of the boat.
Note: The first crewperson and first patient must place themselves in a position where they do not impede the conduct of the race or the judging of the event.
(j) The second crew will proceed out to sea, pick up their second patient and then return to shore, as described in Procedure Rule 3.3.3.4 and Rule 3.3.3.5.
(k) The finish shall be as described in Procedure 3.3.3.6.