What is Sealight?

SEALIGHT has a format of an individual trail mountain biking stage event.

The organization can establish a timed section.

Rules Sealight MTB Trail 2017

*ATENTION: The organization can publish annexes to this regulation that complement or modify it retroactively.

Sealight MTB Trail is a 2 stages mtb event. In forward we will refer to it as “SEALIGHT”.

SEALIGHT is organized by the CLUB ESPORTIU BIKE CATALUNYA.

Participants must be over 18 years, from the first day of the test.

Participants registered in SEALIGHT must be in possession of a cycle license that includes an insurance with coverage of sanitary assistance for accidents and of civil responsibility in the practice of the mountain bike in Spanish and French territory. To assure the organization that the license covers the participant, it will be asked that it is presented with a document of his federation. The organization will check in the moment of the accreditation the possession of the above mentioned license. It will not be accepted to start SEALIGHT’s to participants who do not show a valid cycling license.

Participants will have to be fit, taking under their responsibility his physical and mental conditions. Participation is forbidden to persons who suffer some disease or decrease of any type that could put in risk their physical integrity or that of other participants.

Every participant in SEALIGHT must complete the route by their means. Any external help that serves to progress in the event, especially a mechanical motorized traction, can drive to the expulsion of the test.

It is obligatory the use of a cycling helmet along the whole route. Failure to meet this norm will suppose the immediate expulsion of the event.

The change of bicycle is not allowed during the route. Only for reasons of major force the Sports Director will be able to authorize a change of bicycle.

Every participant must have always the following materials and accessories: cycling helmet, GPS device with enough batteries to finish the event, mobile phone with loaded battery and ready to be used, thermal blanket, participant accreditation with emergency telephone numbers, and half litre of drink. This baggage will be controlled at the start of every stage and it will be possible to check it randomly in the control stations.

There can be other material and equipment that the organization determines as obligatory, for certain stage or depending on diverse variables. That will be communicated in advance.

Participants are always subject to the code of local traffic, so they are forced to know and follow traffic procedures, including those that refer to the equipment of the cyclist and his bicycle (lights, reflectors material, etc.). It is necessary to bear in mind that SEALIGHT passes for all kinds of paths, ways and roads of different level in Catalonia and France.

Every participant must take a GPS device that allows visualizing the track facilitated by the organization while riding the bicycle through the mountains. It is obligatory to show clearly the bip-number in the front part of the bicycle at all time of the event.

The event will be developed in 2 stages differentiated in 2 days. The first stage will start in Cadaqués and will finish in Collioure. The second stage will start in Collioure and will finish in Cadaqués.

As a novelty of the 2017, there is the option to take part in two short stages that will resort part of the Sealight – Camí de Llum. The first stage of 30 km from Banyuls to Cotlliure and the second of 40 km from Portbou to Cadaqués.

The distances and elevation meters can change due to last moment changes motivated by meteorological reasons or others. The sports director will do a briefing on Friday night with information about the event. The organization will not assume responsibilities derived from not assisting to the information briefing.

The route will be followed by a track facilitated by the organization. This track will be confidential until the day of the event.

The route passes for natural zones of great value for what it is obligatory to respect the natural environment. Participants can be excluded to participate if they circulate along ways and paths out of the route proposed by the organization, have an incorrect environmentally conduct or do not follow the instructions from the organization in environmental matters. The environmental measures can contemplate the need to circulate afoot for a certain length.

The totality of the route is opened to the traffic, to pedestrians’ traffic and for the step of animals. For it, participants must respect the procedure of the traffic at all time and the indications of the organization and of the police. The only responsible for the recklessness’s and infractions that he commits is the participant, freeing totally the promoter and the organization of the expenses, hurts and prejudices that provoke his actions.

The breach of the code of traffic and of the organization’s indications is considered to be a very serious lack.

The organization can neither attend nor be responsible for any participant who circulates out of the itinerary established by the organization.

There is a schedule of entry to the starting boxes to check the obligatory equipment of every participant. Participants should know the starting time for every stage.

The organization will establish control stations along the tour of every stage. Generally, there will be a control placed in the feeding stations. There can be supplementary controls in unknown location.

The organization establishes a time limit at the last feeding station, considered as closing time. Participants who come out of this limit time have to rise to the organization vehicle to go to the finish area of this stage. The organization will establish a time limit at the arrival from which it will proceed to dismantle the structure of arrival.

Some staff bicycles will close the event cycling with the last participants. If they arrive to the last feeding station before the time limit, they will dismount the station.

When a misadventure (breakdown, injury, depletion, etc.) prevent from continuing or they delay excessively the staff bicycles, the participant will be gathered by the vehicle of closing and taken to finish area of this stage. The following day will be able to continue the event.

Participants who retire during the course of the stage must communicate it to the organization as soon as possible. In case of not doing it there will be activated a search and rescue action at his costs. Participants who leave the test definitively must report it to the Race Office.

The organization is able to force to retire any participant who is not in the physical conditions to continue, or do not respect the regulations. The organization is not obliged to facilitate any service, transport or reimbursement.

For questions of logistics and of responsibility the organization cannot take charge of participants willing to move from stage town to stage town. Only in case of punctual situations of momentary or definitive abandons in the middle of the stage they can be transported.

Participants will be sanctioned if:

  • Do not respect the codes of traffic.
  • Do not respect the safety indications given by the police or the organization.
  • Do not go through the check controls at the start and along the route.
  • Dirty or degrade the itinerary, throwing garbage or damaging the environment.
  • Behave in a way that affects the normal development of the event and that go in opposition to the present regulation.

Every participant has the opportunity to form an objection in case of a breach perceived of the procedure by other participants or to introduce a warning against the decisions of the organizer and / or of the sports director until an hour after the limit of time of arrival. These objections must be done in person in the Race Office and two witnesses need to be appointed. A juror of three members (The Sports Director, The Director of the Event and another member to discretion of the organizer) will celebrate consultations on the question of the appeal and will take a decision in the following 24 hours. The quota of appeal is 50 Euros. This amount will not be reimburses if the appeal is scorned.

The organization does not take any responsibility of the circumstances that can be caused by the participants or suffered by themselves during the course of the event, being the participants the only responsible ones.

The participant is the only one responsible for his own behaviour and conduct, assuming the risks, even in front of third parties, including the falls and accidents, for what it liberates expressly the organization and any sponsor or collaborator.

In case of accident, the participants and his accompanists compromise themselves in an individual way with his responsibility from all the points of view: economic, civil and penal.

The acceptance of the present regulation implies necessarily that the participant authorizes the organizers to the total or partial recording of his participation in the same one, and that authorizes to use his image for the event promotion and diffusion in all his forms (radio, press, video, photos, DVD, Internet, cartels, mass media, etc.) and it yields all the rights relative to his commercial and advertising exploitation that they consider to be opportune to execute, without right for his part to receive some compensation.

The organization reserves the right to modify the present regulation, route and the date of the test if it considers to be necessary and / or for motives of major force.

In case the necessary minimum of participation is not reached, the organization will be able to cancel the celebration of the event. In that case the organization will return the complete entry fee. The organization might propose an alternative in the shape of a new format of event to the already registered participants.

In the moment of the accreditation previous to the start, every participant will sign a sworn statement accepting the SEALIGHT regulation and bases of registration including annexes published from this date.

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Registration Sealight

SEALIGHT is open to practitioners of mountain biking with a medium/high fitness level. Participants must be 18 years old from the first day of the event. Participation in SEALIGHT is individual, being always advisable to roll together.

Every participant must accept the general rules and instructions included in the Rules and Regulations of SEALIGHT, available on the official website and follow the directions and orders given by the staff on the organization.

All indications, instructions or other rules contained in the announcement and official information elements of SEALIGHT constitute a contractual obligation for the participant.

Every participant must accept the general rules and instructions included in the Rules and Regulations of SEALIGHT, available on the official website and follow the directions and orders given by the staff on the organization.

All indications, instructions or other rules contained in the announcement and official information elements of SEALIGHT constitute a contractual obligation for the participant.

SEALIGHT’s organization allows the cancellation of one registration within the following periods, with their respective economic conditions:

  • Before August 31st: return of 75 % of the rights of registration*.
  • Between September 1st and October 4th: returns of 50 % of the rights of registration*.
  • From October 5th there is no refund*.

*Important: In case of having contracted and paid optional services from the organization, these will be considered to all the effects and for this matter as “rights of registration” and they are ruled in the same conditions exposed above.

There are no exceptions for medical reasons of injuries or diseases. In these cases, it is possible to postpone the registration to the following year, being this decision to discretion of the organization and with a few special conditions.

The organization can cancel the contractual condition of registration of a participant to SEALIGHT after the beginning of the event in those cases:

  1. Infraction of a procedure and/or an event regulation.
  2. Omission on the part of the participant to observe the organization instructions.
  3. If the participant alters substantially the fulfilment of the bases of registration or his behaviour is not consent to these bases and the regulations.

In these cases, the participant has the right to be refunded only the amount corresponding to the estimation of the services not enjoyed or consumed in the moment to the contract extinction.

In case the organization has not enough participants, he reserves the right to cancel the event. If this circumstance was given, the complete amount of the registration will be refunded. The organization might propose an alternative of another event to the already inscribed participants.

If the event is cancelled by circumstances of major force not attributable to the organization (risk of fire, extreme meteorological conditions, etc.), the participant will not have right to any return of the entry fee or to the compensation of other losses as travel expenses or housing. In that case, the organization is not obliged to organize the event in other dates.

If the participant leaves the event due to a disease or any other motive not attributable to the organizer, or does not use the services included in the registration, the participant will have no right to any proportional return with regard to the contents acquired with the rights of registration, or other optional services also acquired or contracted.

CLUB CICLISTA TRANSPYR and the company ANAYET LATITUD NORTE SL have all the SEALIGHT’s rights. This fact concerns everything that refers to organizational, commercial and image aspects in which it has exclusivity, before, during and after the event. They have therefore legal authority to decide on these matters being able to limit the capacity of action of the participants, as well as of organizations, professionals or companies aliens to the organization, if they think that it goes in opposition to their interests.

By registering in SEALIGHT, a participant gives his assent to the organization in order to use freely all audio-visual materials (photography’s and images) recorded during the event in which he could be recognized, acceding therefore to his publication and spreading both by the organization and by external entities.

The organization is not responsible for foreign persons cycling the route of SEALIGHT, beyond the event.

The compensatory claims carried out against the organizer, indistinctly which is the motive, are excluded. This will not be applied if the organizer, his legal representatives or his assistants have acted with intention or with vulgar negligence in the execution of his responsibilities or if the organizer is due considered to be a person in charge due to justifiable resultant hurts of injuries against the life, body or health of a person or the infraction of essential commitments.

Once realized and confirmed the registration, the participant agrees that he has read, knows and understands the procedure and the particular regulation of the event and he will respect it. He makes clear expressly with his/her signature that he takes part in this event under his own risk and that he is insured in case of accident or civil responsibility.

In the same way, he does not present any health problems incompatible with participating in the event.

He accepts that the organization could use his personal information including the email address facilitated to SEALIGHT’s to send more information relative to the event, including information about collaborators and sponsors.

Any claim of the participant to the organizer, without considering the area and juridical procedures, is subject to the statute of limitation of one year after the end of the celebration of the event. The legal and contractual relation between the participant and CLUB CICLISTA TRANSPYR & ANAYET LATITUD NORTE SL will be entirely subject to the Spanish law. The place of jurisdiction is Girona (Catalonia).