FISA Announcements (Rules changes)

FISA Announcements (Rules changes)

Post by Ronald K. Ch » Thu, 13 Apr 1995 04:00:00

The following communication was received from FISA by USRowing today:

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Oberhofen, April 12, 1995

To all National Federations

                        SPECIAL CIRCULAR

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We want to inform you immediately of some decisions taken at the Spring
Council Meeting (April 7-9, 1995) of FISA which will take effect for the
current season.  The full text of the changes will follow by mail.

1.  NEW STARTING COMMAND
There are small changes to the starting command
(i)  At the end of the roll call, the Starter will say "attention" to
indicate the roll call has been completed.
(ii) He shall then raise the red flag.
(iii) After a variable pause, he will give the start, by quickly dropping
the flag and simultaneously saying "GO".
This means the word "SET is no longer part of the start procedure.

Details of the start to be used with the Agsostart system at the
Paris-Vaires Regatta (June 18-19) and the Pre-Olympic Regatta (US
Championships) in Atlanta (June 24-26) will follow by mail.

2.  FALSE START RULE
The last line of Bye-Law 1.6 (Page 96a of the Rule Book) has been amended
to read:
"If more than one boat crosses the start-line before the start is given,
only the crew or crews which the Judge at the start decides actually caused
the false start shall be awarded a false start."
This amendment takes effect immediately.

3.  Coxes' Weight
Acting on advice of the Sport Medicine Commission, it has been decided that
at all international regattas and World Championships in 1995 and 1996, as
a trial measure, the weight limit for junior and female coxswains will be
50 kg. and the weight limit for male coxswains (Senior A and B) will be 55
kg.  The amount of the deadweight which coxes will be permitted to carry
will be 10 kg.

This trial commences immedately.

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Yours sincerely,

DENIS OSWALD                            JOHN BOULTBEE
President                               Secretary General