[highlight]Temperature limits for wetsuits have been aligned with the ITUCR.[/highlight]
- For elite events the wetsuit determination temperature is 22 degrees for swim segments above 3000m.
- For age group events the wetsuit determination temperatures are 22 degrees (for swim segments less than 1500m) and 24.5 degrees for longer segments.
A guide for Event Organisers and Technical Delegates is now provided, taking into account air temperature which may adjust the determination of applicable water temperature. As always, the final determination of temperature is made in the interests of athlete safety.
[highlight]Draft Legal events for Age Group Races.[/highlight]
Currently the rules for this style of racing only cover equipment to be used. At draft legal races held in 2015/16 additional “Special Rules” will be developed to ensure the fairness and safety of each event. It is envisaged that these Special Rules will be incorporated into the RCR for release in July 2016
[highlight]Assess penalties not listed in the RCR[/highlight].
It has been clarified that Technical Officials are allowed to assess penalties even if not listed in the RCR if it is determined that an unfair advantage has been gained or a dangerous situation created. In all cases this would be under the direction of the Race Referee. Refer to the infringements flow chart in Appendix I.
[highlight]Multiple Yellow Card Penalties.[/highlight]
Where the bike course is less than 80km, -two or more yellow card penalties may result in disqualification. When the course is equal to or more than 80km, three or more yellow cards may result in disqualification. In both cases the competitor is permitted to complete the event as the disqualification will be determined by the Race Referee at the completion of the event.
[highlight]Red Card Violation[/highlight]
Where a competitor is shown a red card they are NOT required to serve a time penalty and may complete the event. They must report to the race referee at the completion of their event
A race referee may use other evidence to disqualify an athlete such as that information supplied by a timing company
[highlight]Suspension or Expulsion[/highlight]
For more severe infringements, a competitor may have a further penalty assessed by the STTA or TA. This is after reference from the Technical Delegate and/or the Race Referee. Possible reasons for this occurring are listed in the RCR.
Any questions regarding these rules should be directed to the National Manager Technical at firstname.lastname@example.org .