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SPORTS MOTOR CAR CLUB

NAVIGATIONAL RALLY REGULATIONS

1999


FRENCH VERSION


1.0 ELIGIBILITY OF VEHICLES, CREW AND EQUIPMENT

2.0 CHOICE OF ROUTE

3.0 INSTRUCTIONS

4.0 CONTROLS

5.0 TIMING AND CONTROL RECORDS

6.0 CONTENTS OF SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS/ FLYER

7.0 RESULTS/ SCORING

8.0 ADMINISTRATION OF RALLY

9.0 INQUIRY PROCEDURE & PENALTIES

10.0 SUGGESTED CHANGES TO THE RULE BOOK


1.0 ELIGIBILITY OF VEHICLES, CREW AND EQUIPMENT

1.1 CREW

(a) A rally crew shall consist of two persons. Any additional persons shall be considered as passengers.

(b) Passengers will not be allowed on rallies except with the permission of the organizer.

(c) A beginner crew is defined as one in which neither member has finished in the top three positions (beginner class) of at least three rallies in any previous year.

1.2 CHANGE OF CREW

No change of crew and/or vehicle will be permitted during a rally.

1.3 FINISHER

To be classified as a finisher, the crew shall pass the final control marker of each leg of the rally. They will do so in the vehicle entered, under its normal power and within their maximum lateness. They shall also satisfy any additional conditions of finishing published in the Supplementary Regulations (See 6.8).

After a competing vehicle has started an event it shall not be moved by means other than its power, except:

(a) by a ferry, the use of which is required by the route of the event:

(b) by outside means for the minimum distance necessary to extricate it from difficulty, or to clear the route for other competitors:

(c) by gravity:

(d) by the unaided efforts of its crew;

(e) by official permission or instruction;

In the case of (b) and (d) above, any crew found to have delayed another competing crew by their action shall be excluded from the event.

1.4 DOCUMENTATION

The following documents, valid on the date of the event, must be available to be shown to Rally Officials at registration:

(a) driver's license for any crew member listed as a driver;

(b) vehicle registration;

(c) third-party liability insurance;

(d) written permission for use of the vehicle in the rally if not owned by one of the crew named in the entry;

(e) written permission from a parent or guardian for participation in the rally for persons under the legal age of majority for the province(s) in which the event takes place.

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1.5 VEHICLE

All competing vehicles must be road worthy and may be scrutineered to check the function and adequacy of:

(a) all brakes;

(b) horn;

(c) windshield wipers;

(d) all legally required exterior lights;

(e) exhaust system;

(f) tires, including spares;

(g) mandatory safety equipment (See 1.6 to 1.8)

1.6 SAFETY EQUIPMENT

(a) Vehicles must be equipped with safety belts for each member of the crew, conforming to the highway code.

(b) A reflective triangle must be carried in the passenger compartment of all competing vehicles in all rallies scored towards a club or provincial championship.

(c) A first-aid kit is highly recommended and should include:

antiseptic (ointment or liquid);

gauze pads and rolls;

adhesive tape;

arm sling;

safety pins;

scissors.

(d) It is also recommended that the vehicle carry a fire extinguisher with a minimum Underwriters rating of 4BC securely attached to the vehicle by a quick-release bracket. The unit should have been recharged within the preceding two years.

1.7 LOOSE ARTICLES

All articles that could be dangerous if left loose must be securely restrained.

1.8 LIGHTS

(a) It must be possible to turn off all lights on the front of the vehicle, which could possibly blind the driver of an oncoming car, from a single switch. This switch must leave the low beam headlights functioning.

(b) If the vehicle has a back-up light operated by a manual switch, a warning light inside the passenger compartment must come on whenever the back-up light is turned on.

1.9 IDENTIFICATION

Any car numbers for a rally should be removed or covered to travel on public roads when a vehicle is no longer competing in the event.

1.10 DISCIPLINE

(a) The organizing club has the right to refuse any entry. If it is physically possible, the organizer shall notify the competitor before he travels to the start of the rally.

(b) Any entry failing to comply with Regulations 1.1 to 1.8 or with the Supplementary Regulations before the close of registration and the start of the event may be excluded by the organizer.

(c) A competitor may be penalized as described under Section 7.1(g), Penalties, upon the recommendation of the stewards (or organizer, if there are no stewards) for being found guilty of an infraction of local, Provincial or Federal traffic regulations and/or the Criminal Code occurring during an event, or for conduct which is unsportsmanlike or detrimental to the sport.

1.11 USE OF SAFETY TRIANGLES

Use of a reflective triangle must conform to the following guidelines:

(a) When a vehicle is immobilized, a triangle must be placed on the shoulder of the road, facing oncoming rally traffic, and on the same side of the road as the immobilized vehicle, far enough in advance of the vehicle to alert the other competitors.

(b) Competitors encountering a triangle on the road, must reduce their speed until they have passed the vehicle.

(c) When physical injuries have occurred, the competitors should attempt to flag-down the following cars. Competitors having been flagged-down must stop to offer assistance.

(d) When a vehicle is immobilized, whether or not a triangle is present, and the situation of the vehicle suggests the possibility of injuries, competitors must stop. Competitors must remain with the car until the safety of its occupants is completely assured.

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2.0 CHOICE OF ROUTE

2.1 BUILT-UP AREAS

The route must be carefully chosen to ensure that competitors are not kept circulating in one locality for a long period of time. Built-up areas and busy main roads must be used in transport sections only.

2.2 NUISANCE

Anything that creates a nuisance or inconvenience to anyone not connected with the rally must not be used. Cemeteries in particular are to be avoided.

2.3 PRIVATE ROADS

If private roads are used, permission for their use must be obtained in writing before the event.

2.4 TWISTING ROADS

Twisting country roads must not be used for rally traffic that is traveling in both directions at the same time.

2.5 NOTIFICATION

Organizers should notify police officials of the general rally route and the approximate times that competitors will be on this route.

2.6 REFUELING

Refueling stops of at least 15 minutes must be located not more than 250 km apart except where circumstances forbid. The distance (if more than 250 km) should be stated in the Supplementary Regulations (as detailed in 6).

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3.0 INSTRUCTIONS

3.1 GENERAL

(a) All instructions given to competitors which define the route or timing must be in writing.

(b) The instructions must be such that there is no reasonable doubt as to their meaning. They may not require that competitors be familiar with local terms or conditions or possess maps other than official maps in order to follow the route.

(c) A set of instructions:

(i) may only be given to competitors at the start or finish of a leg;

(ii) must contain complete instructions for one or more legs.

3.2 TERMINOLOGY

The following terms may be used in the instructions and must have the following meanings:

(a) LEG is a major portion of a rally extending between rest, meal or fuel stops at which it is necessary to arrive within maximum lateness to be classified as a finisher (see 1.3.). A leg is composed of one or more sections.

(b) SECTION is a subdivision of the instructions that is complete within itself. The timing instructions may be separate provided the timing information for each section is complete within itself.

(c) INTERSECTION is any meeting or crossing of roads as described below:

(i) CROSSROADS is an intersection in which two roads cross each other at the same level.

(ii) JUNCTION is an intersection in which two roads meet at the same level but do not cross.

(iii) TEE junction is a junction having the general shape of the letter "T" as approached from the base. Where the change of direction is not approximately 90·, a qualifying term must be used (e.g., bear right at Tee, acute left at Tee).

(d)(i) TURN is a change of direction of approximately 90· at an intersection.

(ii) BEAR is a change of direction of substantially less than 90· at an intersection.

(iii) ACUTE is a change of direction of substantially more than 90· at an intersection.

(iv) JOG is a turn at a Tee junction followed by a turn back to the original direction of travel less than 0.15 km later.

(v) STRAIGHT AHEAD means the vehicle is to continue with the least possible deviation from its present heading.

3.3 DIAGRAMS

The following are definitions of the types of landmarks and instructions that may be used without explanation (See 3.5 below):

(a) ______      road
(b) ======      divided highway
(c) ------      trail or cul-de-sac
(d) ++++++      railway
(e)   ][        bridge

(g) A TULIP DIAGRAM is a diagram of an intersection (as if seen from above) using the definitions above. Usually a dot indicates the point of entry into the intersection and an arrow indicates the direction to be traveled. If this is not the case, an explanation must be given.

(h) A STRAIGHT LINE DIAGRAM is a diagram of an intersection indicating the competitor's route as if it were a straight line. The competitor travels to the arrow keeping (leaving) the roads or trails indicated to the side shown. The example is the Straight Line Diagram of the intersection used as an example in 3.3(g).

(i) A STRAIGHT LINE MAP is a series of LINKED STRAIGHT LINE DIAGRAMS. The instructions must indicate unambiguously which end of the map is the start.

3.4 GRID REFERENCES

A GRID REFERENCE is a number indicating an area on a topographical map using a grid of numbered divisions from left to right (eastings) and from bottom to top (northings). The first half of the Grid Reference locates the area from left to right and the last half locates it from bottom to top. The number of digits used determines the size of the area located. An example follows:

3672 refers to a 1000 m by 1000 m grid square bounded to the West by reference line 36 and to the South by reference line 72.

366721 is a Grid Reference and represents a square 100 m by 100 m.  A Grid Reference is usually used to represent a point on the map that falls within that square.

E366721N is the Grid Reference for a point giving the direction of approach (E - east)to and departure (N - north) from the intersection at that point.

36617208 would be a more precise Grid Reference for a point.

3.5 DEVIATIONS

Any type of instruction other than in 3.3 through 3.5 above must be self-explanatory or an explanation must be given.

3.6 SIGNS

(a) When entering or leaving limited-access highways or making turns in built-up areas or from multi-lane roads, the instructions shall indicate

the road signs or street names to be followed.

(b) All landmarks or signs referred to in the instructions shall be clearly visible and legible from the route under anticipated rally conditions.

(c) Any road with a permanently erected sign stating "Private," "Dead End," "No Exit," "Road Closed," "Cul de Sac," "Impasse," etc., shall not be used or counted as a road unless specifically indicated as such in the instructions. (Does not apply to map sections.)

3.7 MAIN ROAD NAVIGATION

Where no specific instruction is given, competitors shall continue on the road they are on, according to the following definitions in order:

(a) As indicated by highway number. Competitors shall stay on the numbered highway they are on. If the highway they are on is designated by more than one number, then they shall follow the highway they have been traveling the longest.

(b) As indicated by highway signs, i.e., STOP and YIELD signs and direction arrows. Never drive through the back of a stop sign without an instruction to do so.

(c) As indicated by road surface and road width. Pavement has precedence over gravel and gravel over dirt. The wider road is the main road. Surface takes precedence over width.

(d) Straight ahead.

(e) Right at a T junction.

3.8 ROUTE DEFINITION

Where no specific instruction is given, a competitor shall FOLLOW MAIN ROAD NAVIGATION. Where any doubt exists (i.e., where there is a conflict between the above conditions) and priorities are not defined in the Supplementary Regulations or the Regional Rally Regulations, a specific instruction must be given.

3.9 AMBIGUITIES

Instructions must not be ambiguous. If they are in any language other than that used in the Supplementary Regulations/Flyer, a translation must be given.

3.10 HAZARDS

When the term "caution" is used, a description of the hazard and a distance must be given.

3.11 ABBREVIATIONS

Straight ahead

The following two sets of abbreviations shall be considered standard. A rally may use either set but not both

SA     VA     Straight ahead     Vers l'avant
L      G      Turn left          Tournez à gauche
R      D      Turn right         Tournez à droite
T      T      Tee                Té 
Stop   Arrêt  Stop               Arrêt   
Yield  Cédez  Yield              Cédez  
A      A      Acute              Aigüe
RRX    X      Railroad crossing  Voie ferrée
TS     FC     Traffic signals    Feux de circulation
BL     VG     Bear left          Vers la gauche
BR     VD     Bear right         Vers la droite
N      N      North              nord
S      S      South              sud
E      E      East               est
W      W      West               ouest
QZ     QZ     Quiet zone         Zone de silence
J      J      Jog                Contre virage

If any conflicting or additional abbreviations are used, a glossary must be given. Abbreviations should be listed in the beginner instructions of each rally.

3.12 ODOMETER CALIBRATION

(a) A specific and readily identifiable permanent object must be described in the instructions as an odometer check. This check must be a minimum distance of 15 km. The route before the odometer check must be defined in the instructions so as not to rely on accurate distance. No control may be located within the odometer calibration distance or within 10 km thereafter. An odometer check must be provided in each leg in which a different vehicle and/or odometer calibration was used to establish the official route distances.

(b) Distances shall be accurate to within plus or minus 2% of the distance.

3.13 MAP SECTIONS

(a) Organizers must indicate in the supplemental regulations/flyer for the event the number and edition of the required map(s), if any.

(b) On a map, all roads that seem to attach to an other road shall be considered to attach as long as they are of different colors (over-printing).

(c) Cart tracks, trails, cut lines and portages may not be used unless otherwise specified in the instructions or supplemental regulations.

3.14 SPEEDS

The maximum average speed (whether specifically requested or calculated from an elapsed time segment) allowed at any point in a rally will be 10% below the posted limit at that point.

If the resultant speeds are considered too slow for the expected road conditions, elapsed time timing should be used.

3.15 ELAPSED TIMES

(a) An elapsed time or time in addition to the average speed must be given at any point where a delay may reasonably be expected (e.g., a traffic signal, one-way bridge, lift bridge, etc.) or when traveling on a main thoroughfare for more than 0.15 km (e.g., take 5 minutes to travel from

6.40 to 7.59; take 1 extra minute between 2.4 and 2.7; pause 26 seconds at traffic signal).

(b) Generous elapsed times must be used for sections leading into meal, fuel or rest stops.

3.16 RECOVERY POINTS

Recovery points must be indicated in the route instructions at the end of every section and at least every 50 km, except where it is impractical due to the length of a road being more than 50 km. The locations of the recovery points and the directions of departure must be defined in such a manner that they can be:

(i) located on a map provided in the instructions or on a map specified as the official map in the Supplementary Regulations.

(ii) related to the route instructions.

The grid reference (on the official map) of each recovery point should also be included regardless of the other definitions used.

The due time of car "0" (exclusive of dead times at controls) at recovery points must be given in the route instructions.

3.17 ROUTEBOOK (INSTRUCTIONS)

All competitors within a class shall receive identical route instructions.

3.18 DISTRIBUTION

Route instructions shall not be issued so far in advance as to permit any competitor to practice any part of the route except the odometer check. All competitors shall be given their instructions an equal amount of time before they are due to start the portion of the rally to which they apply.

3.19 HALTS

The location and telephone number of rest, fuel and meal stops and the finish must be given in the route instructions.

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4.0 CONTROLS

4.1 DEFINITIONS

(a) An Elapsed Time Control is a control at the end of an elapsed time segment of the route. A time is recorded.

(b) An Average Speed Control is a control within or at the end of an average speed segment of the route. A time is recorded.

(c) A Route Control is a manned or unmanned control used to ensure that the competitor is on the correct route. No time is recorded.

(d) A Start Control is the control at the start of a leg. The competitor's starting time is a Time Out.

4.2 LOCATION

(a) Controls must be situated at a point where several competitors can pull well off the road beyond the control.

(b) No controls may be placed in the following locations (meal, gas and rest stops excepted):

(i) on a main thoroughfare (this is intended to include most paved roads and most numbered highways);

(ii) within a built-up area;

(iii) within 0.1 km of a habitation unless the occupant has consented;

(iv) immediately before or after a stop sign or railway crossing.

4.3 IDENTIFICATION

(a) All manned and unmanned controls must be identified by a marker board at least 60 cm square. The background must be of a color contrasting with the surroundings and the identification mark.

(b) The control marker shall be on the right hand side of the road securely erected, close to the shoulder, in close proximity to the control and clearly visible from the route. The marker shall be the official control location.

(c) Manned route controls shall use a marker board on which a letter "R" at least 30 cm in height is clearly visible.

4.4 OPENING/CLOSING

Controls must open at least 15 minutes before the due time of arrival of the first car and must not close sooner than 5 minutes after the maximum lateness time of the last car, to allow for dead time and time-outs. A control may close at an earlier time if all cars still competing have checked in.

4.5 INFORMATION

The control number, section number, car "0" time (exclusive of dead times at controls) and the official distance shall be available in writing for consultation at each control after a crew has checked in. All unreasonable delays of the checkpoint crew in presenting this information may result in a time out being issued to the competitor.

4.6 CONTROL PROCEDURE

(a) Competitors arriving at a manned control must continue past the control and park in such a manner as to not impede the flow of traffic. One crew member must then proceed on foot to the control to check in. After having been assigned a time-out by the control marshal, competitors must not leave the control zone (defined as the area from the control board to approximately 50 metres beyond the board, and not out of sight of the control marshal) before their time out. Leaving the control zone prior to the competitor's time-out may result in an incorrect control procedure (ICP) penalty.

(b) If a penalty is to be assessed for incorrect control procedure, a notation "ICP" must be made (excepting for the case of leaving a control zone early) on the competitor's route card or sticker by the marshal at the control, at the time the infraction occurs. In the case of leaving a control zone prior to a competitor's time-out, the marshal will record the ICP in his checkpoint log and report the infraction to the course closing car or the organizers at the finish of the leg/rally.

(c)An "ICP" penalty is subject to inquiry.

(d) The penalty for incorrect control procedure shall equal the penalty for five (5) minutes lateness.

(e) A competitor observed delaying within sight of an average speed control cannot be given an ICP penalty. If, however, a competitor is observed stopped before passing an average speed control (except in the interest of safety), the marshal shall record as his Time In, the time at which he was first observed stopped.

(f) Any car observed reversing toward a control before checking-in and both crew members are back at their vehicle will receive an ICP.

4.7 WRONG DIRECTION

(a) Wrong direction occurs when a competitor checks into a control:

(i) without his vehicle having passed the control marker or;

(ii) after his vehicle has passed the control marker in a direction other than that prescribed in the route instructions.

(b) Wrong direction cannot apply to a competing vehicle which passed the control marker as described in (a)(ii) but disappears from the marshal's sight before checking into the control in the correct manner.

(c) If a penalty is to be assessed for wrong direction, a notation "WD" must be made on the competitor's route card or sticker by the marshal at the control at the time the infraction occurs.

4.8 OFF ROUTE

No penalty shall be assessed for checking into a control that is not on the route.

4.9 TIME-OUT

Control marshals are to assign time-outs at least equal to the rest of the time-in minute plus the seconds portion of the car '0' time for that control. Examples with earliest time-outs allowed:

Ideal = 6:13:00:; in at 6:15:00, out at 6:16:00; in at 6:15:59, out at 6:16:00.

Ideal = 8:18:48; in at 8:20:13; out at 8:21:48. In at 8:20:52; out at 8:21:48.

Additional dead time (in one-minute, ie sixty-second, increments) may be assigned to space out cars which have arrived on the same minute and/or at the discretion of the marshal and/or to conform with special series rules or other supplementary regulations. If by mistake the marshal neglects to issue a time-out, the competitor must assume the appropriate abovementioned minimum dead time has been assessed.

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5.0 TIMING AND CONTROL RECORDS

5.1 ACCURACY

Official time must be available to all competitors at the start of the event.

5.2 TIMEPIECES TO BE USED BY RALLY OFFICIALS

Timepieces shall be:

(a) accurate and legible, equipped with a sweep second hand, and marked in minutes. Digital timers shall read to at least the nearest second;

(b) set to official time and checked by a person in the Control Opening Car. The time of checking and any error shall be noted on the Control Record Sheet;

(c) checked by a person in the Control Closing Car (if there is one). The time of checking and any error shall be noted on the Control Record Sheet.

5.3 PROCEDURE

The following is the standard timing procedure to be used on all rallies.

(a) The no-penalty period shall be from 00 to 59 seconds of the correct minute, unless the control is to be scored to the tenth of a minute. For controls scored to the tenth and timed to the second , the no-penalty period shall be from 0 to 5 seconds following the correct second.

(b) The control shall be located at the 00 second mark of the correct minute unless it is to be scored to the tenthof a minute, in which case it must be located at the correct second.

(c) At all timed controls, the marshal shall record on his record sheet the hour, minutes and seconds at which the competitor's vehicle passes the control marker.

(d) At average speed controls, the marshal shall record the same hour and minutes for controls timed to the minute or the same hour, minutes and seconds for controls timed to the second on the competitor's route card or sticker under "Time In."

(e)At elapsed time controls (excluding indoor controls) the Marshall shall record the hour and minutes for controls timed to the minuteor the hour, minutes and seconds for controls timed to the second the competitors vehicle passed the control marker or the hour and minutes (and seconds for controls timed to the second) the competitors request (competitors may not request a time earlier than their Time In).

(f) There is no time allowance at a Route Control unless specifically stated.

(g) A competitor must not leave a control before his Time Out.(see 4.6 (a))

(h) Errors by the marshal in recording the hour portion of times will be corrected in scoring.

(i) Except for controls scored to a unit of time of less than one minute, watch errors totaling plus or minus 10 (ten) seconds will not be corrected.

5.4 MAXIMUM TIMES

(a) A maximum lateness of 30 minutes (60 at leg ends) and a maximum earliness of 15 minutes shall be used at controls unless stated differently in the Supplementary Regulations.

(b) A competitor's total lateness at a control shall be defined as the sum of his minutes late minus his minutes early at all timed controls since the beginning of the leg (including those which are scored as route controls due to successful inquiries)

(c) If a competitor's total lateness at a timed control exceeds the maximum lateness for the leg, he shall be scored as missing that control (even if it should be scored as a route-in time-out control due to inquiries). At a route control, maximum lateness does not apply.

(d) Maximum earliness shall be defined in the same way as maximum lateness, substituting "early" for "late."

(e) The maximum lateness for a leg may not be extended after the leg has started.

(f) Marshals shall not attempt to judge whether a competitor is within his maximum earliness or lateness. The marshal shall issue the recorded times for each competitor who checks in, providing the control is officially open (see sec 4.4).

5.5 RECORDS

The marshal shall record the car number of every competitor who checks in.

5.6 MISREAD WATCH

If a competitor believes that a marshal has misread his watch, he shall ask the marshal to recheck the time.

(a) If the marshal agrees that he did misread his watch, he shall correct the Time In on the route card or issue a new sticker with the correct Time In. He shall also note the corrected time on his record sheet.

(b) If the marshal does not agree that he misread his watch, the competitor shall base his calculations on the Time Out recorded.

5.7 INACCURATE WATCH

(a) If a competitor doubts the accuracy of a marshal's watch, he shall ask the marshal to record on his record sheet, the Time In requested by him. The marshal shall do so but shall not alter the route card or sticker. The competitor shall base his timing calculations on the Time Out recorded on his route card or sticker.

(b)If any inquiry is entered concerning the accuracy of a marshal's watch and/or the location of a control relative to the 00 second mark of the minute (for controls timed to the minute) or the correct second ((for controls timed to the second), and an error exceeding 10 seconds (for controls timed to the minute) or 3 seconds ((for controls timed to the second) is found, an allowance equal to the number of seconds of error shall be made to all competitors reducing penalties only. An equal number of seconds of lateness shall be allowed at the next control if the marshal's watch was slow.

5.8 EARLY PENALTY

The scale of penalties for time early must not be less than for time late at controls.

5.9 LOST TIME

Timing shall be non-cumulative between controls, i.e., time lost or gained at one control cannot be "made up" at any later control.

5.10 CONTROL MISSED

A competitor missing one or more consecutive controls shall be scored at the next control reached based on his elapsed time from the previous control reached and the sum of the correct elapsed time from the previous control.

5.11 REPEAT VISIT

If a competitor checks into the same control more than once, the first Time In and Time Out that place the control in the proper sequence shall be used to calculate this score.

5.12 WRONG SEQUENCE

If a competitor checks into a control in the wrong sequence and does not subsequently check into it in the correct sequence, his score shall be calculated to give him the least penalty.

5.13 MISLOCATED CONTROLS

(a) If an average speed control is not located at the distance indicated at the control or on the control sticker, competitors shall be scored according to its actual distance.

(b) If an elapsed time control is not located within plus or minus 0.15 km of the end of an elapsed time, it shall be scored as a Route Control and the Time In and Time Out recorded shall be ignored.

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6.0 CONTENTS OF SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS/ FLYER

Supplementary Regulations (if any are required), specific to each rally, must include the following information.

Entries marked (f) must appear in the flyer for the event.

6.1 NAME OF EVENT

The name of the rally. (f)

6.2 ORGANIZERS

The name and telephone number of the organizer(s). (f)

6.3 STATUS

The status of the rally, indicating any championships of which it is a part. (f)

6.4 VENUE

The location of the start, finish, meal and rest stops. (f)

6.5 SCHEDULE

A schedule of dates and times giving at least:

(a) opening and closing of registration; (f)

(b) drivers meeting; (f)

(c) departure time of the first vehicle; (f)

(d) approximate due time of arrival of the first vehicle at the finish. (f)

6.6 AREA

(a) Definition of the area encompassing the entire route by intervals of longitude and latitude or identification of topographical maps. (f)

(b) Identification of the official maps. If competitors are to provide their own copy(ies), this must be stated. (f)

6.7 FEES

The cost per car for the event. (f)

6.8 TIMING

The maximum earliness and maximum lateness at controls for each leg of the rally.

6.9 PENALTIES

Details of scoring including a list of all infractions for which penalties may be assessed and values of penalties for each infraction not covered in 7.1 or 7.2.

6.10 PRIORITIES

Priorities, if any, to be used in route determination if different from 3.7.

6.11 LOCAL REQUIREMENTS

Any Regional Rally Regulations that require unusual conditions to be met by the competitor before the rally. (f)

6.12 CONTRADICTING SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

Competitors must be notified in the event flyer if the supplementary regulations differ   from the rules stated herein. Any and all differences between supplementary regulations and the rules stated herein must be pre-approved by the Competitions Director otherwise the rules stated herein will have dominance.   In these cases, the supplemental regulations must be available to the competitors before the day of the event.

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7.0 RESULTS/ SCORING

7.1 PENALTIES

Penalties will be assessed as follows:

(a) one (1) point for each minute early or late for controls timed to the minute, or one tenth (0.1) point for each tenth of a minute early or late for controls timed to the second and scored to the tenth;

(b) thirty (30) points for a missed control;

(c) ten (10) points for a missed route control;

(d) five (5) points for an ICP;

(e) ten (10) points for reprehensible conduct toward any official, in the same event;

(f) exclusion for a second infraction to 7.1 (e);

(g) exclusion for any infraction of the highway code.

7.2 TIE BREAKING

The higher placing team will be the one having obtained (in order):

(a) the most zeroes (0);

(b) the most consecutive zeroes (0);

(c) the most ones (1);

(d) the most consecutive ones (1);

and so on.

7.3 POSTING REQUIREMENTS

(a) Complete provisional scores (control by control) shall be posted at one time for all competitors. They shall be posted not less than 30 minutes and not more than 90 minutes after the arrival of the last possible finisher.

(b) Failure to post complete scores before the latter time means that provisional results must be mailed. Complete scores may be posted later but they shall be considered unofficial. Inquiries may not be entered concerning them and they shall not determine whether results are final or provisional.

(c) Leg totals for any or all competitors may be posted at any time. Partial scores so posted shall be considered unofficial. Inquiries may not be entered concerning them and they shall not determine whether results are final or provisional.

(d) The scoreboard must show exactly the penalties calculated from the route card of each competitor. Any correction must be indicated as well as the crossed out initial penalty.

7.4 POSTING TIME

The posting time of scores shall be noted on the score board by the organizer then.

7.5 REVISIONS

Corrections to scores as a result of grievances shall be made as soon as possible and must be posted at the finish of the rally. The time of modifications shall be noted next to each total score modified.

7.6 FINALIZING

When the inquiry proceedings have finished (see 9.2), the results are final if the scores were posted within the time limits allowed.

7.7 DISTRIBUTION

Results must be sent by the organizer(s) to all competitors, ideally within fifteen (15) days of the event.

7.8 PUBLICATION

Results must contain the following information:

(a) name of rally;

(b) name of organizing club;

(c) date of rally;

(d) finishing positions;

(e) make and model of vehicle;

(f) vehicle number;

(g) competitors names,

(h) points lost at each control;

(i) total points lost by each crew;

(j) acknowledgment of organizers, workers, etc.

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8.0 ADMINISTRATION OF RALLY

8.1 ROUTE CHECK

Instructions (including timing calculations and control locations) must be checked at least 21 days before the date of the event by someone other than the organizer so that ambiguous statements and errors may be found and corrected. Final instructions must be carefully checked against the original copy by the organizers to ensure that typographical errors have not crept in.

8.2 ROUTE

(a) A course-opening vehicle should cover the route not less than six (6) hours or more than 24 hours before the rally. If a portion of the route is not passable to the course-opening vehicle, alternate instructions must be prepared and posted (see 8.6 (c)). In the absence of a course-opening car, the control opening car will fulfill this duty.

(b) If the route becomes blocked or impassable to all competitors after the course-opening or control opening run, all controls between the impasse and the next recovery point shall be deleted and the next timed control shall be made route-in, time-out. If the instructions at the point of the impasse require competitors to plot the route on a map, the next recovery point is defined as the first point on the route after the impasse which can be reached without traveling in the wrong direction on the original route.

8.3 STARTING ORDER

Whenever possible Club level competitors should start ahead of Beginner level competitors. Competitors must depart at one (1) minute intervals.

8.4 CONTROLS

(a) A control-opening vehicle must be used to ensure that controls are correctly located and that control timepieces are set correctly.

(b) A control-closing vehicle should be used to ensure that controls are correctly located, that they do not close too soon, to check the control timepieces and collect the control record sheets and bring them to the finish.

(c) If either the course or control-opening vehicle is unable to complete the route for some unforeseen reason, this shall not of itself be reason for exclusion of controls in scoring.

8.5 REGISTRATION

(a) A registration must be held at the start of the rally during which a registrar must check that all competitors have completed the registration form, paid the entry fee, possess valid documents as listed and have signed the Canadian Association of Rally Sports waiver.

(b) It is recommended that an odometer check using official rally distance be made available to competitors at or before registration. The odometer check shall be at least fifteen (15) kilometers in length, but need not be part of the route.

8.6 OFFICIAL NOTICES

(a) All types of marker boards to be used at controls must be displayed at the start.

(b) Any known corrections to the route instructions must be posted before the start of the leg to which they apply.

(c) If a change to the route instructions becomes necessary after the leg has started, an official notice containing the changes to the route and/or timing must be posted at a control or on a clearly visible and securely placed control sign. Such a notice must be placed before the maximum earliness of the first car to pass that point. If such a notice is posted at a control, a marshal shall point it out to each competitor who checks in.

(d) Any changes to the Supplementary Regulations must be before the start of the leg to which they apply.

(e) An official with the authority to sign official notices must be present at the end of each leg before the due time of arrival of the first car and until the time of departure of the first car on the next leg.

(f) All inquiries and responses must be posted as early as possible.

8.7 LANGUAGES

Both English and French are official languages.

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9.0 INQUIRY PROCEDURE

9.1 INQUIRIES

An inquiry must be submitted in writing in order to be considered.

(a) The organizer or someone appointed by him shall be available at the start and finish of the rally to receive written inquiries. He may also be available at the end of any leg of the rally to receive written inquiries

(b)An inquiry shall state concisely the problem the competitors wish to have corrected and a proposal for its resolution. An inquiry may only address one problem.

(c) Submission of Inquiries:

(i) Any inquiry as to the validity of entry, qualification of a competitor or vehicle or on any other matter that could be reasonably expected to be known before the start of the rally must be submitted within 30 minutes after the close of registration.

(ii) Any inquiry by a competitor concerning the accuracy of a marshal's watch or control location relative to the 00 second mark of the minute must be submitted within 30 minutes of the competitor's Time In at the finish of the rally.

(iii) Any inquiry from a competitor concerning a mistake or irregularity occurring during the rally or which only became evident during the rally must be submitted within 30 minutes of the competitor's Time In at the finish of the rally.

(iv) Any inquiry from a competitor concerning calculation of a score must be submitted within 30 minutes of the time the score was posted or modified.

(v) The organizer may grant an extension to a competitor's allowable time to submit an inquiry in order to make it physically possible for the competitor to submit the inquiry.

(d) Replies to Inquiries:

(i)The organizers' reply to an inquiry must be submitted to the competitors within the following time limits and contain the reason(s) for their decision(s):

· before the due time of arrival of the first car at the finish of the rally or within 30 minutes of the time the inquiry was posted whichever is later.

· within one hour of the maximum lateness time for the last car to arrive at the finish of the rally.

· within 30 minutes of the time the inquiry was posted.

(ii) The organizers' reply to an inquiry shall state specifically what changes are to be made to the scores as a result of the inquiry.

9.2 THE FINISH OF THE INQUIRY PROCEEDINGS

The inquiry proceedings at the finish of a rally have finished when:

(a) Each inquiry received has been replied to or marked "void," and 30 minutes have elapsed since the reply was posted or the inquiry marked "void."

(b) All competitors have checked in at the finish and 30 minutes have elapsed since the Time In of the last car, or 30 minutes have elapsed since the maximum lateness for the last car to arrive at the finish.

(c)(i) The scores have been posted according to section 7 and the modifications resulting from all the posted decisions have been made to the scores, and 30 minutes have elapsed since any score has been posted or modified or

(ii)The scores were not posted according to section 7.

The organizer and the scorers must remain at the finish of the rally until the inquiry proceedings have finished.

9.3 AWARDS

The distribution of awards shall not begin unless the results are final as defined in section 7.

9.4 RE-RUNS

No person or body shall have the power to order a rally to be re-run.

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10.0SUGGESTED CHANGES TO THE RULE BOOK.

The Rules Committee welcomes any suggestions you may have regarding this rules book. Please use the following form to make your suggestions. Please note that no suggestions made verbally will be considered. Suggestions must be received no later than September 24, 1999 to be considered for the 2000 rule book.

Thank you,

The Rules Committee.

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