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  • If a boat starts before the whistle, the race will be restarted, and it will be given a second chance. However, if any boat starts before the whistle a second time, it will be disqualified.

  • The participants must place their boats at the start/finish line before the start of the race.

  • If there is a tie, the tied teams will be given 1 more run.

  • The track will have checkpoints at regular intervals. If a boat tumbles, or halts, or goes off the arena at any point during the run, one of the organizers will lift it up and place it at the last registered/crossed checkpoint, and during which time the stopwatch(es) will be paused.

Rules regarding teams and their boats:

  • Strictly 3 members are allowed in each team.

  • The team need not consist of members from the same college.

  • There is no restriction on the number of teams from each college.

  • Length of the boat should be less than 17 inches.

  • The width of the boat should be less than 8 inches.

  • The battery used should have a capacity of less than 12V.

  • RPM of the motor should be less than 8000. More than one motor, if required, can be used.

  • When one participant is performing, others have to hand over their remote controllers to the events team/organisers.

  • Under all circumstances, the decision taken by judges and event coordinators is final and binding. 

Judging criteria:

  • In the first round, the participants should complete a track in minimum possible time and each boat must be able to carry 2 loads.

  • Participants will be judged on the basis of least time recorded.

  • In the second round, 4 balloons will be attached to the boat and a needle to the front.

  • Participants will have to solve puzzles while protecting the balloons from their opponents. If all the balloons are burst, the team fails the round and they are eliminated.

  • For solving the puzzle, 10 points are given.

  • For bursting the balloons, 2 points are given.

  • Puzzle solving - The participants are required to solve the given puzzle. The answer to the puzzle will be in the form of words wherein she/he requires to control the boat to travel from the first letter to the last letter which is placed in the pool.