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member federations. each member federation is responsible for informing FisA
of any competition to be held in its country which conforms to this definition.
FisA will decide whether such competition is to be defined as an international
regatta and, if so, that regatta will be included in the FisA international regatta
calendar under rule 15.
Rule 9 – International Regattas – Control by FISA
in principle, international regattas shall be conducted according to the FisA
rules of racing and Bye-laws, but FisA’s executive committee may approve
exceptions to these rules of racing and Bye-laws.
international regattas shall take place under the authority of FisA, which
may give directions to the organising committee and may nominate two
technical delegates to supervise and verify the application of the FisA rules
of racing and Bye-laws or any variation of them approved by FisA’s executive
details of any exceptions made to the FisA rules of racing or Bye-laws shall
be provided to competing federations and clubs at the time of their invitation
to take part in the regatta. each member federation is responsible for
ensuring that the organisation of any competition within its country defined
by FisA as an international regatta complies with the requirements of this
Rule 10 – Competition in International Regattas
no competitor shall enter for international regattas, nor, in general, make any
direct approach to FisA (e.g. on a question of appeal) except in the name of
and through his club and member federation.
A member federation may participate in events at all international regattas
as the national team without club designation. if rowers compete in an
international regatta under the name of their national team, they shall be
citizens of the country of that member federation. in this last regard, the
executive committee may make exceptions in exceptional cases.
the council may authorise competitions between members and nonmembers of FisA.
Rule 11 – International Matches – definition
An international Match is a rowing competition, over any distance whether
started abreast or against the clock, which is restricted only to competitors
from certain member federations.