All team members
must be suitably qualified in Abseiling, be competent
swimmers, not afraid of heights and be able to complete the Odyssey
without any assistance from any person other than own team members.
Each team member
will be supplied with a "bib", displaying the Cyprus Odyssey
sponsors branding. All personal gear/clothing is available for
individual branding. This bib is to be worn as the outermost layer of
clothing for the entire event.
Teams who have
obtained sponsorship of their own are also free to brand any other area
of their clothing.
A team will be
considered as having entered on :
Payment of US$
2500-00 International event entry fee confirmed. (Includes kayak rental,
Accommodation pre and post event as well as prizegiving) Either received
as cash payment or alternatively the successful confirmed transfer of
funds into the organisers bank account, and
Receipt of completed
event entry form with signed acceptance of all the conditions by all
team members, as well as the required First Aid and Climbing/Abseiling
Cyprus Entry Fee of
CYP 1000-00 does not
include accommodation, before or after the race.
Any team withdrawing
from the event after the closing date will not be entitled to a refund
of their entry fee. Any withdrawal after entering will only be entitled
to a 50% refund.
EVENT RULES AND
The event must be
started and completed by the entire team.
All the members of
the team must be within visual and hearing distance of all other members
of their team at all times.
will be allowed.
team is to complete the entire event without any assistance.
use of any form of motorised transport is prohibited.
Teams receiving any
form of assistance, including medical assistance, whilst not in a
transition area, will be considered as having withdrawn from the event.
Teams are required
to pass through all transitions and checkpoints and waypoints. At each
of the transitions or checkpoints points the team captain, or a person
designated by him/her, is to produce their ID for inspection and
marking. The missing of any transition, checkpoint or waypoint will
result in disqualification unless the team returns to the missed
transition/checkpoint or waypoint and
re-do the route from this point onwards.
Where teams are
required to comply with time restrictions during an event this will be
for safety or logistical considerations. Failure to meet a designated
cut-off will require the team to lay-up (camp) overnight. The time spent
camping overnight is considered as part of the elapsed time in the case
of a safety cut-off.
The first team to
complete the event by passing over the finish line, having complied with
the rules and regulations, will be considered the winning team.
transgressing the visual and hearing distance rule will be disqualified.
Any team found not
to be equipped with the minimum safety equipment, as specified, during a
kit inspection will be disqualified.
Any team found to
have transgressed the rules and regulations of the event and/or acting
contrary to the spirit of the Adventure Odyssey will be liable to
disqualification or a time penalty.
The principles for
imposing such a disqualification or penalty will be as follows:
All senior marshals
The Race Director
may impose a disqualification or an additional time penalty taking into
consideration the spirit of the event and a statement from the
applicable team captain should he wish to explain/justify the teams
The Cyprus Odyssey
is being conducted in environmentally sensitive areas teams are to
adhere to the following stipulations at all times:
All waste is to be
carried to the closest transition or checkpoint for disposal.
Human waste is to be
buried between 20 and 25cm below the soil surface.
Picking of flowers,
cutting of walking sticks and/or any damage to the natural vegetation
(even though they might appear to be dead) is prohibited.
The making of fires,
whatever the circumstances and no matter how small, are prohibited along
the entire route.
The transgression of any of the
above will render the entire team liable to prosecution and any event
will result in the team being disqualified and barred from competing in
any future Cyprus Odyssey.
Any team wishing to
appeal or complain any aspect, of the event is to do so in writing,
appeals within 24 hrs of completing the event.
The Event Organizer
as advised by Senior Marshals will consider appeals.
Teams must attend
the prize giving ceremony to qualify for prizes and/or any
promotional items. Prize giving is scheduled for Saturday 21February
2004 but may be brought forward if all teams complete the race
substantially before the midday cut-off on Saturday, 21Feb.