(a) Legs – This event shall be conducted over a course which shall include a swim leg, a board leg, a ski leg, and finish with a beach sprint leg.
(b) Control of craft – A competitor can lose control or contact with their craft on the way out to the buoys provided that they regain the craft and rounds the last course buoy in contact with the craft. A competitor must paddle their ski (including paddle) and/or board around all the course buoys including the last course buoy (i.e. the green and yellow swimming buoy) but shall not be disqualified if they lose control or contact with their craft after the last course buoy on the return journey.
(c) Replacing of skis, paddles and boards – a Handler or club members shall be permitted to assist in replacing equipment during an event, but only to the extent of placing the nose of the replacement ski or paddle at the water’s edge and adjacent to the start line or board on or behind the start line.
Note: A Handler shall not be considered to be a competitor but shall be required to:
- (i) Be a member of the same club or team as the competitors and be entered at the competition (exemption may be given by the Referee for a member of another club or team to be a Handler provided that the Handler is entered at the competition).
- (ii) Wear a competition cap and shall be required to wear a distinctive high visibility pink, orange, yellow, green or red coloured vest as determined by SLSA (or relevant SLS Event Organiser) if entering the water beyond knee depth.
- (iii) Comply with all instructions of the officials.
- (iv) Make every effort to ensure that they, or the equipment that they are handling, does not impede another competitor, otherwise both their competitor and the Handler may be subject to disqualification.
(d) To assist with the safe conduct of competition it is permitted for any member to assist with the removal of any damaged or abandoned equipment from the competition course.