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Strait of Gibraltar Rules

Strait of Gibraltar Rules

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Published by Steven Munatones
For more information on the Strait of Gibraltar, visit www.acneg.com.
For more information on the Strait of Gibraltar, visit www.acneg.com.

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Published by: Steven Munatones on Dec 04, 2010
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Asociación Cruce A Nado Del Estrecho De Gibraltar Rules (English Version)
For more information on the Strait of Gibraltar, visitwww.acneg.com.
The Gibraltar Strait Swimming Association (Asociación Cruce A Nado Del Estrecho DeGibraltar Rules)
in accordance with the requirements of both, the Spanish andMoroccan Maritime Authorities, as well the particular regulations of this Association,based in the International Regulations, requires a series of points that should be fulfilledbefore and during the event.Therefore, we request you to read attentively the instructions and advices which aredescribed below. Beforehand, we thank you for your confidence in us and we hope thatyou finally achieve a happy crossing.IMPORTANT: It is fundamental to contract an insurance policy, which will include the
possibility of any accident and to cover any deterioration or loss of the swimmer’s goods
from boarding time until the end of the event. This policy will be paid for by the swimmerhimself/herself and it is advisable that the said insurance is extended to include theprevious training days. So that the Association accepts the follow-up and the controlof the crossing, the swimmer must fill in the attached form, thereby fulfillingrequirements demanded by the Local Maritime Authorities. Any mistake or nonfulfillmentof such requirements may result in the no-authorization to accomplish the crossing ornot be recognized by the Association after the event has finished, in the case where thecrossing may have taken place without the above mentioned requirements.FUNDAMENTAL CROSSING RULES:1.- The arrival day to Spain should be notified at least two days beforehand to theAssociation President.2.- The form as well as the attached documents should be transmitted to theAssociation ten days previous to the expected day for the event with the purpose oftransacting the corresponding documents.3.- The swimmer will have to undergo a medical checkup which will be carried out bythe Association, which will then issue a medical aptitude certificate. This certificate willbe paid for the swimmer. Any certificate issued by some recognized sports organizationor by a doctor, if he is the one who accompanies the swimmer, will be accepted.4.- The intake of any type of stimulants before and during the crossing is totallyforbidden. In such cases the event will not be recognized.5.- Any insurance (of casualty, accident or properties) will be paid for by the swimmer.6.- The swimmer and his/her trainer must be able to communicate in Spanish or inEnglish.7.- The pilot, once crossing details have been checked, will be the person who takes the
final decision concerning the swimmer’s safety.
 8.- The swimmer and all the personnel must be carry their passports aboard.9.- The crossing to swimmers under 16 years reached before the date of the crossing, isnot permitted.10.- Swimmers should know the basic rules for crossing the Strait, they are:The crossing starts from the boat located at Tarifa Island and the swimmer must touchthe rocks.

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