Irish Wild Water Racing Committee Meeting Minutes
27th January 2007
Held at Wild Water Kayak Club
Present: Camille Na Chain; William Irwin; Martin McCarthy; Liam McCarthy.
Apologies: Bruno Halter
Code of Conduct.
The committee decided that competitors representing Ireland at international Wild Water Racing events should sign and abide by the following code of conduct.
Code of Conduct
1. I am a fully paid up member of the Irish Canoe Union
2. I agree to comply with the ICF doping regulations.
3. I will dress and conduct myself in a manner befitting an Irish Team member, including the wearing of a team tracksuit/outfit when appropriate.
4. I will travel and be accommodated in the best interests of the team
5. I am prepared to give support to the Irish Sports Council and other sponsors in promotional activities if required.
6. I am aware that I will be required to pay a personal contribution towards the costs incurred in travelling to and competing at International events.
7. If I do not participate in an international event, I will not be eligible to claim expenses relating to that event. Similarly, if I have had travel or accommodation paid for by the ICU for an event, and do not compete in that event, I will be required to repay the amount advanced. Where circumstances beyond the control of the competitor apply, the committee will decide on the application of this aspect of the code. Competitors should notify the committee in writing of these circumstances as soon as possible.
8. I will not behave in a manner that may impinge on the race preparations of another team member.
9. I will prepare myself as well as I possibly can both before I travel and at the event, to ensure that I achieve the best performance possible.
The target events for the Irish team are:
European Championships (May 17-20) at Bihac, Bosnia.
World Cup 1&2 (June 9-10) at Lofer or Mur, Austria.
World Cup 3&4 (June 16-17) at Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
World Cup 5&6 (June 22-23) at Ivrea, Italy.
The Senior Team for the above events is to be selected based on the following criteria:
1 In all classes, selection will be based on national ranking points accumulated at the following events:
††††††††††† The Clashganny Sprint on 11th March 2007.
††††††††††† The Boyne Classic on 25th March 2007.
2 A maximum of 3 competitors will represent Ireland in the Menís K1, Womenís K1 and C1 classes in the European Championships.
3 The 6 fastest competitors in the selection events, in each of the classes above, are eligible for selection to the team for the World Cup events.
4 Only those competitors who achieve a result that is within 7% of the class winnerís time will be selected for the European Championships.
5 In the event of a tie, the aggregate percentage of the class winnerís time will be the deciding factor.
6 All paddlers seeking team places are expected to participate fully in organised training sessions.
7 Competitors, who achieve the above requirements, will be required to sign a code of conduct before being deemed to be selected to represent Ireland at international events.
8 The committee will make the final selection of the team.
9 Those paddlers who achieve selection must indicate the international events in which they intend to participate, in writing or by email, to the secretary of the Wild Water Racing Committee on or before the 15th of April 2007.
In relation to international events, some team membersí travel expenses may be paid in advance by the Irish Canoe Union. Daily living expenses (accommodation, food, etc) will have to be paid by the competitors. These daily expenses may be claimed back once the trip is over, on the production of receipted accounts, up to a maximum of 75%.