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 Post subject: Russian Super Kite Marathon - IMANDRAproject
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 4:59 pm 
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I just received this courtesy of David Gomberg of the AKA and wanted to pass it along. A trip to Murmansk, hmmm ...

Rick Iossi

The following is from:

http://telemark.narod.ru/proekt_english.html

"The version for English-speaking participants "IMANDRAproject-2003"
festival of a wind and a supermarathon on kites!

What is the Imandra? This huge lake at bottom Hibin on Kola peninsula!
Covered from November till May ice and a snow, it is blown by northern and southern winds.
Imandra - a magnificent place for occupation winter People with kites! In due time the lake
was actively used winter . Now this place of times in one year applies for a rank «Mecca fans of towing kites»!
The annual festival and supermarathon "IMANDRAproject " is carried out at the end of a winter season - in April.
In April when in an average strip safely to go for a drive practically there is no place,
ice is kindled by the spring sun, the snow has left, and the wind has turned sour …
Imandra collects and pulls together all without dependence from experience and quantity kites in a personal
ruler, those who comes to chase for the main prizes and those who only will start and does not go
further 100 meters from coast, people come отжечь to Imandra all sides and rest, almost professionals
and pilots of the first season, people to look and itself to show. The place and suffices all of a wind!
Potential of the project estimate: race in 2001 was supported by 13 sportsmen from four cities, and the
budget made only $100.., in "IMANDRAproject" 2002 (the most mass кite-action of a season 37 pilots have
taken part in Russia already!!!) from 11 cities, and the budget due to sponsors, has grown up to $3000!
Organizing committee "IMANDRAproject " expects on kind 100 pilots in competitions of 2003.
For this purpose the program of the project (+Exit day), quantity of disciplines
(supermarathon+high-speed race+ freestyle) and time of carrying out (4days) extends!
"IMANDRAproject " - the best end of a season!
Take part - divide impressions!
You are invited!


Valentine Smirnov, the main ideological inspirer.


Preliminary we inform that "IMANDRAproject-2003" III annual supermarathon on kites
and festival of a wind on lake Imandra will take place about 10 (Thursday) till 13 (Sunday)
of April, 2003 on ice Imandra, Monchegorsk, Murmansk area, Russia, on Beam Rizh-lips.

Attention! The information submitted on a site of the project about New year is preliminary
and for certain will undergo changes!

The press release "IMANDRAproject-2003" №1 for 2 months
The press release "IMANDRAproject-2003" №2 for 1 month
The press release "IMANDRAproject-2003" №3 for a week

Within the framework of the project to be carried out some races in classes:
«Winter kiting - the SUPERMARATHON»
«Winter kiting - HIGH-SPEED RACE»
«Winter kiting - FREESTYLE»
With a view of:
- Popularizations and propagation kiting - sports of XXI century;
- Revealings the strongest pilots;
- Increases of skill and maintenance of the sports form;
- An all-round set of positive and extreme sensations;
- Meetings of all interested in kiting people, an exchange of experience, to plans, Impressions;
- Advertising firms, clubs, the enterprises, representing the interests in area kiting;
- Shootings supercool film about the project, his participants and kiting ;
- Creation of the recognized place of carrying out of competitions and festivals on winter kiting on lake Imandra…

- Races open, personal, independent.
- To participation in competitions shells sliding on a snow and ice are supposed
Any design (icebaggi, ski, snowboards, skates, another) and kites (towing kites) any size, a design,
a material of manufacturing, and also are long a sling. Exception make metal and kevlar slings without a braid.
(Are resolved kevlar slings without a braid as back a sling of management).
- To take part in competition all interested persons possessing are invited
Sufficient skills, the equipment, forces and means.
- Races will take place at any condition of a snow and ice.
- Extreme weather conditions (except for absence of a wind) cannot cause a cancellation or the termination of race.
- People in alcoholic or narcotic intoxication are not supposed to competitions.

For participation in race it is necessary:
- To be on registration;
- To fill in the questionnaire of the participant (application forms for participation beforehand are not accepted);
- To sign the declaration on safety;
- To receive number (the pledge for number of 50 roubles - comes back at delivery).
- To pay a starting payment - 300 roubles; (where we shall put your starting payments: 100 roubles - the
insurance, 80 roubles the diploma in a framework, 120 roubles - a vest)
- The starting payment allows to participate in all disciplines "IMANDRAproject"!
- Charges on sending, a feed, residing, are born by participants, or
The sending organizations.

- The Supermarathon (race on a distance of ~100 kilometers) on actual
Passage and speed (hours/of minute) on all distance.
In 4 stages with registration on intermediate finishes.
The first stage the Ryzh-lip - about.Palenyi (~5кm);
The second stage the Ryzh-lip - about. Koim (~10кm)
The third stage the Ryzh-lip - about. Vysokyi (~12кm)
The fourth stage the Ryzh-lip - about. Kun (~16кm)

- High-speed race. Race on a distance of ~6 kilometers (3 circles on 2 kilometers).
Actual passage and speed (minutes) on all distance is estimated.
In 1 stage with registration on intermediate finish.

- Freestyle (demonstration performances, jumps, flights, figures) in one stage on the platform fenced with
flags, during 5 MINUTES.

Universal cheerful races - always!
Night cheerful races - every night!
Cheerful races behind beer to Monchegorsk - under the announcement.
Exit day - the organized departure the next lake for Cheerful races up to it is drunk!
The lake will be chosen from Lovlake, Моnchelake, MiniImandra - the general voting.

Winners (three first!) in a supermarathon are awarded with prizes and diplomas;
The winner (the fastest!) in high-speed race;
The winner (the best!) in freestyle.
Special prizes from sponsors.
All participants "IMANDRAproject" will be awarded with memorable diplomas of participants and vests "IMANDRAproject".

Prizes: the list will be published in addition.

- Organizers and the judge do not bear the responsibility for possible traumas, damages the equipment
and other damage of participants connected to participation in competitions.
- Application of a protective helmet is necessary!
- Application protective щитков, sunglasses and a cream, and also presence of a compass,
(mobile phone, portable radio stations) is desirable
- At registration the declaration of safety - assigning the responsibility on the participant is filled.
- Obligatory insurance for participation in the project insurance company "MARISK " carries out Murmansk;
- Support of race and a line of selection carries out "Murmansk regional
Search and rescue service" the Northwest regional center of the Ministry of Emergency Measures of RUSSIA;
- Lines of selection: axes of stages of a supermarathon and high-speed race;
- To pilots Left {Abandoned} from a distance in any way to inform in organizing committee and service of rescue about it;
- Pilots and other participants of the project are obliged to render the all-round help to people
suffering a trouble on lake.

Phone of Monchegorsk yacht - club: (815-363-29-77.
Phone of service of rescue of Kirovsk: (815-315-88-95.
Phone of service of rescue of Monchegorsk: (815-367-37-74.
Phones of Start/Finish and Intermediate finish will be informed before race.

We strongly recommend to exchange numbers of mobile phones with other pilots!
On lake mobile phones of the companies «Northwest GSM» and "SOTEL" work.

Concrete definition of discipline on every day "IMANDRAproject" is made at a daily briefing in
foyer of Yacht - club The beginning of competitions of 10-00 hours.
Priority discipline is the supermarathon.

SUPERMARATHON:
Start of race the general, simultaneous with fixing on time (hour/minute), on
Rizh-lips, on a flag. A green flag - 5 minute readiness, a red flag - 1 minute readiness,
lowering of a red flag - start.
- In case of absence of a wind start is transferred to 30 minutes. Carry of start is possible
no more than 6 times. In case of absence of a wind in day of start more than 3 hours -
the supermarathon is transferred to other day.
- Start is crossing by the pilot of a starting line from flags of ~500 meters.
- A position on start any, up to a starting line.
- Intermediate finish a detour from any party of a flag of intermediate finish, with fixing
on time (hour/minute) judges on intermediate finishes
- About. Palenyi;
- About. Koim;
- About. Vysokyi
- About. Kun.

- Finish is crossing by the pilot of a finishing line of 500 meters on a beam of the Rizh-lip,
with fixing on time (hour/minute);
- It is strictly forbidden to use artificial draft (snowmobile, Automobiles, another).
Application of artificial draft on any of sites of a line attracts disqualification.
- Rest on intermediate finish and during a supermarathon on the discretion of the pilot;
- Change with any of stages of race kite and-or a shell for sliding, under condition of his transportation
directly the pilot is possible.
- Movement on foot is possible.
- All participants of races submit to the judge of competitions.
- Questions at issue solves Jury (the judge of competitions, the secretary, judges of intermediate finishes).
- The help «from outside of», on start, intermediate finish / start, finish is possible.
- The help "in general", on any piece of race, only other pilots is possible.
- The help of rescuers on any of stages (excepting movings of pilots, except for evacuation) is possible;
- Time of a supermarathon is limited! On overcoming of all distance 8 hours are given!
Excess of time for overcoming of a distance - disqualification.
- Completely past the pilot past registration, started, registered on all intermediate finishes
and finishing is considered a supermarathon.

HIGH-SPEED RACE
- Start of race the general, simultaneous with fixing on time (hour / minute), on
Rizh-lips, on a flag. A green flag - 5 minute readiness, a red flag - 1 minute readiness,
lowering of a red flag - start.
- In case of absence of a wind start is transferred to 30 minutes. Carry of start is possible more than 6 times.
In case of absence of a wind in day more than 3 hours - start of race is transferred at 16-00 o'clock.
In case of absence of a wind in second half of day more than 3 hours - race to be transferred for other day.
- Start is crossing by the pilot of a starting line from flags of ~500 meters.
- A position on start any, up to a starting line.
- Intermediate finish a detour from any party of a flag of intermediate finish, with fixing on time (minute)
judges on intermediate finish
- Finish is crossing by the pilot of a finishing line of 500 meters on a beam of the Rizh-lip, with fixing on
time (minute);
- Time for high-speed race is limited 1 hour. Excess of time on
Overcoming of a distance - disqualification.
- Other items{points} as in the instruction for a supermarathon.

FREESTYLE (JUMPS - FLIGHTS - FIGURES)
- In case of absence of a wind start of discipline is transferred to 30 minutes.
Carry of start is possible more than 6 times. In case of absence of a wind in day more
than 3 hours - start of race is transferred at 16-00 o'clock. In case of absence of a wind in second
half of day more than 3 hours - race to be transferred for other day.
- Start strictly by turns, it agrees license plates with №1 on №Х with fixing on time (minute),
on Rizh-lips, in a square ~500х500м on a starting flag.
- Start is the raising and lowering (move) of a red flag. A position on start in immediate
proximity to a judiciary board.
- Finish is the move of a red flag.
- Time for the program is limited with 5 minutes.
- It is estimated by judges (on 10 ball system):
- Height, amplitude and range of jumps;
- Technics, complexity and зрелищность figures;
- Possession kites and a shell for sliding;
- Wins that who types most glasses;
- Other items as in the instruction for a supermarathon.

Arrival of participants, registration in starts - sheets of disciplines, payment starting
Payment, signing of the declaration on safety, delivery of numbers, maps,
beforehand - up to and during briefings.

1 day the SUPERMARATHON:
09-00 - a briefing
10-00 - start of participants
10-00-18-00 races, intermediate finishes
18-00 - finish

2 day HIGH-SPEED RACE:
09-00 - a briefing
10-00 - start of participants
10-00-18-00 races, intermediate finishes
18-00 - finish

3 day FREESTYLE
09-00 - a briefing
10-00 - start of participants
10-00-15-00 freestyle
15-00-18-00 fun, rest, football combined team of Kola peninsula: combined team of Russia, kite-tests
18-00 - rewarding and an extreme party in night club "CYCLONE", Monchegorsk

4 day EXIT (Spare day)
09-00 - a briefing
09-30 - departure of participants
11-00-16-30 race and fun on lake
17-00 departure of participants from lake, fraternization, farewell …

If the supermarathon has not taken place up to 12 o'clock in the afternoon this day there is
an opportunity of carrying out в16 hours carrying out of freestyle or high-speed race.

The program is made proceeding from optimum Weathers.
Carry of time of start, delay with finishes, change of a route is possible, agrees,
Weathers and decisions of the judge of competitions.
During the project the present film will be removed.

SPONSORS "ИМАНДРАproject-2003"

The general sponsor: "Flexifoil", the Great Britain

Sponsors:
Kitesurfcentre «SkySnake», Moscow
Firm and club "Dune", Saint-Petersburg
Aeroschool and team "ELF", Saint-Petersburg
Firm and team "ParaAvis", Moscow
Trade union "flysurfing.ru", Moscow

Friends:
Team, site and party "MОНЧЕboardsk"
Monchegorsk yachtclub
Monchegorsk aeroclub


INFORMATION SUPPORT « ИМАНДРАproject-2003 »

Magazines:
«The vertical World»
"Ex"
"Boards"
"Surfing"
«Adult games»
"Cultural terror"

Newspapers:
Weekly journal "Khibiny the Bulletin", Kirovsk
The newspaper "the Murmansk Bulletin", Murmansk
The newspaper "Good afternoon", Monchegorsk
The newspaper "the Monchegorsk Worker", Monchegorsk
The newspaper "the Komsomol truth-on-Murman", Murmansk
Newspaper "RIO" Murmansk

TV:
Telechannel "Murman", Murmansk
Telechannel "TV - 21", Murmansk

Fm:
Monchegorsk under «the Silver rain» 104,8
«Radio For Adults» in Monchegorsk 102,9
Wire radio GTRK "Murman"
Radio station «69 parallel» Murmansk
Radio company "BEACON", Russia

We shall be very glad if you join this Dear company and will inform about "IMANDRAproject"
the audience, than will bring in the contribution to development кiting in Russia.

Yours faithfully,
Valentine Smirnov "Telemark",
Moscow.

farget@mail.ru


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