lunedì 31 ottobre 2016

Partecipation rules

The Tiber in Rome is a WW 1-2 class river with one WW 3 class passage. Portage is possible.
SUPRome is open to all paddlers with experience and equipment suited to river white water up to class 2.
We recommend inflatable or PE boards; epoxy boards are not suitable.
Although collisions with rocks is unlikely, we still recommend that you use multiple short and flexible fins.
We recommend that boards be fitted with front and rear handles.
Compulsory Equipment
All stand up paddlers must wear:
•a helmet suitable for paddle sports
•a PFD (life jacket) suitable for paddle sports
•sturdy neoprene river sport shoes
•overall neoprene suit
•coil leash
The descent of the river is carried out in group and will be led by experienced paddlers. Kayakers appointed by the organization as "heads" will led the group and should never be overtaken. Participants must follow directions and the timetable set by the organization.
WARNING: the descent of the river is at your sole responsibility; the organization cannot provide a prompt service and safety in the water as we unable to follow a large number of participants on such a lengthy descent. Participants are asked to follow the directions given by this regulation and those given during the event.
Rules of good conduct
•Communicate to the nearest experts the onset of problems, be they physical or related to equipment
•Respect the advice of the more experienced and decisions of the guides
•Where required, follow the trajectory, pass in single file at a safe distance of at least 20 metres; if the orders or signals of the guides are not clear or understood, please stay put until you understand what you need to do.
•Do not intervene in the recovery from the water of a paddler if you are not able to do so
•In case of a transshipment, wait your turn, do not crowd and do not take independent initiatives
• When ashore along the banks, put the paddle on the board

Tips to the paddle participants
Be aware that, from when you go into the water in the morning to when you disembark in the afternoon, you can rely only on what you have brought with you. So here we have...
Tips for beginners on clothing and supplies to carry aboard:

•It seems self-evident, but it is important to remember that it can be sunny or cloudy, it can get hot or cold, can be windy or rainy: the conditions can vary several times during the day. We may have to wait soaked and out of the water for hours in case of emergency. It is good to carry a spare dry wool or fleece (NOT cotton!) change of clothes: socks, the “wooly undershirt of grandpa", caps, as well as sunscreen.
•Keep in mind that wet cotton absorbs body heat and is harmful in the event of adverse weather conditions. Wool or fleece on the other hand, even when soaked, retain part of your body heat.
• Sturdy shoes protect the foot and ankle both on the ground, during embarkation and disembarkation, and in the water in case of capsizing.
• Remember that you are doing physical activity, and so it is very important to bring water to drink!
•Warm up before each departure, avoid getting wet right away if not properly equipped.

Further information on this topic can be requested to Andrea:
tel and WhatsApp:+39 339 8808 312


email: scrivi@discesadeltevere.org or on the standuppaddling@googlegroups.com

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