Important new publication – UIM Manufacturing Guidelines for Racing Vests
We are pleased to inform you that an important new publication entitled ”UIM Manufacturing Guidelines for Racing Vests” has been posted today on the UIM website. These guidelines edited by COMINSAFE Chairman Bob Wartinger in cooperation with COMINTECH Chairman Mikael Lundblad and UIM Legal Consultant Kimon Papachristopoulos also take into account the input provided by the manufacturers.
You can access these guidelines by following this link:
To : UIM National Authorities
We refer to the Circuit article rule 205.07 for the helmet standards, which reads as follows :
”Any person aboard any boat taking part in races must wear a helmet which meets the SNELL or FIA helmet standards and which at least the upper 50 % (area) must be of fluorescent orange, red, yellow or international orange color. These helmet colors must be bright enough to be clearly visible in the water. The wearer is entirely responsible for the efficiency of his helmet. The organisers are requested to repeat this important rule in their particular rules, as well as in their advance-programmes, race instructions and programmes.
Each National Authority may request that their nationals wear a helmet of a type laid down in their own national rules. No image recording devices may be attached to helmets.”
Please refer to the UIM website / Homologations / Registration for the list of acceptable SNELL / FIA helmet standards during the 2015 racing season.
Nume of the document : Helmet Standard information – Revised 24 March 2015
Tiedoksi, lisäys U.I.M:n HNR-laite sääntöön (rata 205.07.01., OFF 713)
Säännössä tällä hetkellä mainitun standardin SFI 38.1 lisäksi, myös FIA 8858-2010 vaatimukset täyttävät HNR laitteet ovat kaudella 2017 sallittuja.
The 2015 WADA/UIM Anti-doping Code
– The WADA Prohibited List 2015
– The TUE application (Therapeutic Use of exemptions)
Important anti-doping information to all registered drivers.
- The 2015 WADA/UIM Anti-doping Code
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) an the UIM have reviewed the ”World Anti-doping CODE 2015” which came into force on 1st January 2015.
This Anti-doping code revised is available on the UIM website to the folowing link : http://uimpowerboating.com/files/3914/2080/9938/UIM_Anti-Doping_Rules_based_on_Wadas_Models.pdf
- The WADA Prohibited list
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reviewed the list of Prohibited Substances and the new list came into effect on 1st January 2015.
Many of the commonly used medicines, whether prescribed by a doctor or bought over-the-counter, contain substances that are prohibited by WADA and are therefore not to be used by the drivers. It is important for the drivers to have the current Prohibited List easily accessible.
The WADA Prohibited list available on the UIM website to the folowing link : http://uimpowerboating.com/files/8414/2054/0535/wada-2015-prohibited-list-en.pdf (or see the PDF enclosed).
The drivers should also always check with their physicians and pharmacists whether a medication they have to take contains any substances included on the current WADA Prohibited List 2015.
If a driver, for health reasons, has to use a medicine that contains substances included in the WADA Prohibited List 2015, it is MANDATORY to apply for a ”TUE” (Therapeutic Use Exemption).
- The TUE Application
The TUE application should be submitted either to the UIM (International License holders) or to the specific National Anti-Doping Authority (National License holders).
This application form can be found at : www.uimpowerboating.com è Official Forms&Procedures è Therapeutic Use Exemption template or from the driver´s National Anti-Doping Agency.
We would also remind you that many of the vitamins and food supplements out on the market may contain prohibited substances and these should be used with caution.
Thank you for passing on this information to your drivers.
Kilpailijalisenssin mukana ei enää toimiteta painettuja sääntökirjoja.
U.I.M. on tehnyt päätöksen, ettei se enää painata sääntökirjoja. Sääntökirjat saa ladattua UIM:n uudelta sivustolta, jonka osoite on: new.uimpowerboating.com
Myös kansalliset kilpailumääräykset toimitetaan vain sähköisessä muodossa.
Sääntökirjat tulee jokaisen kilpailijan ladata itselleen sähköiseen muotoon ja suosittelemme, että pidätte ne kilpailupaikoilla mukana.
We refer to the latest amendments to 2017 UIM Rulebook provisions voted by correspondence by the UIM Council (Administrators and Presidents of Commissions) in March 2017.
The on-line version of the 2017 UIM Rulebooks have been updated and are now available on the UIM website : https://www.uimpowerboating.com/Documents/2017 UIM Rulebooks
We have also updated the standard references for the head and neck support/restraint device with FIA 8858, upon information of COMINSAFE Chairman, Bob Wartinger. A communication was released on this matter to all National Authorities on 6th April.
Following articles/rules were amended
203.02 – Admission of boat for PR classes
205.07.01 – Head and neck support/restraint device, FIA 8858 standard
960.2 – Helmets for formula future drivers
Following articles/rules were amended:
302.01.01 – World championship classes – new class GP4
302.02.01 – World championship duration – new class GP4
302.03.01 – World championship – N° drivers – new class GP4
320.01 – World championship definition – new class GP4
Following articles/rules were amended:
713 – Head and neck support/restraint device, FIA 8858 standard
XCAT section – Part 4 04. Boat weight
XCAT section – 29.01 Race course
XCAT section – Part 4 Seats and seatbelts
XCAT section – 24.01 Buoyancy
XCAT section – Part 4 06. Hull deck requirements
XCAT section – Part 4 14.9 Mirror
XCAT section – App. 2 Scoring sytem
XCAT section – Part 4 08. Engines
XCAT section – Part 4 13. Drawings and measurement
XCAT section – 12. Canopy rules/Windscreen
Pleasure Navigation Rulebook
The following article/rule was amended:
300.11 – Head and neck support/restraint device, FIA 8858 standard