Vladimir SILHAN (CZE)
Publish championship tasks in detail 60 days in advance
4.29.1 On each flying day a task shall be set chosen from A4, unless prevented by the weather. A precision task may be combined with a cross-country task or set separately as specified at briefing. If possible, two tasks should be set on each day for each class.
Changing (or creating or finishing) of the task sheets in the briefing creates risks of misunderstanding and mistakes. Competitors haves right for clear explanation, what should they do and what will be goals and what will be penalized. Finishing of the task sheets in the briefing is the biggest mistake of organizer, because understandable task sheet plays the crucial role for fair competition. Task sheets shall be prepared with the maximal possible care in advance, when task designer isn’t under pressure of time and sufficient time will be available for competitors and team leaders for making of comments and questions. Changes in the task sheets (if any) shall be made no latter, than in general briefing before championship. Background from competitors and team leaders is very important for task designer and championship director, but they must have a sufficient time for clarifying, explanation and repairing of potential mistakes and this is impossible under time pressure and excited atmosphere in the briefing. The preparation of task sheets and its compatibility with scoring software should be checked by CIMA monitor before other items. 60 days limit is prevention before failure of its preparation.
Reason for change --
Existing text isn’t rule, this is some description of custom practice, but no obligation or restriction is set by this article. Is not understandable, what the A4 is. If, this is reference for Annex 4 - Task catalogue from Master Local regulation, there aren’t details needed for task sheet and usually only precisions and soaring follows descriptions from this document.