Rule Number 27

Signal 12 Signal 15


.1 Contacting an opponent?s person.
.2 Playing, or attempting to play, the ball with a paddle when the ball is within arms reach of an opponent, and that opponent is attempting to play the ball with their hand.
.3 Playing or attempting to play the ball with a paddle across the bow of an opponent?s kayak, within arms reach of the opponent in a normal paddling position.
.4 Placing a paddle within arms reach of an opponent who has the ball in their hand. A goalkeeper is excluded from this rule and is allowed to directly defend against a shot at goal as long as the paddle is not moved towards the opponent at the time of the shot and is not used in a deliberately dangerous manner.
.5 When a player, with their paddle, attempts to restrict an opponent using their paddle.
.6 Playing an opponents paddle instead of the ball.

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TIME-OUT (Rule 19)

Rule  19

.1 The referee shall use a triple whistle to stop the game for time-out, except when a goal is scored in which case a long whistle blast will be used.
.2 Time-out must be given if a capsized player or their equipment is interfering with play.
.3 Time-out should be used immediately when

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