NOTICE OF RACES FOR THE 49TH
BONAIRE SAILING REGATTA AND FESTIVAL 2016
 
 

October 13th till October 15th, 2016
Organized by Hype Events

 

1. RULES

 

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, the rules of entered classes, except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions.

 

1.2 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

 

2. ADVERTISING

 

2.1 ISAF regulation 20 will apply, the organizing authority may require competitors to display sponsor advertising according to regulation 20.4.

 

3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

 

3.1 The regatta is open to yachts in the Racing, Cruising and Open class. Open sailboats in the following classes: Optimist, Laser, Sunfish, Beach cats, Windsurfing (slalom) and Kite boarding.

 

3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the form on the web site www.bonaireregatta.org before October 11th or at the registration desk on Wednesday 12th, 2016 from 14:00 till 18:00 hrs. at the registration desk at the Conference room at Eden Beach Resort on top of Spice Beach bar.

 

3.3 Yachts wishing to participate in the Open Class are requested to meet the Race Committee (RC) at 16:00 hrs. Wednesday 12th, 2016.

 

4. CSA RATING (Yachts only)

 

4.1 Your boat must have a CSA digital rating certificate from 2014 or after and still accurate. Even if you just had your boat measured before 2014 it must be checked by a CSA Measurer and reissued. Only these digitally certified certificates are considered valid. Please have this taken care of before coming to Bonaire. There is no CSA Measurer available during the Bonaire Regatta. CSA rating certificate changes will only be approved in accordance with the amendment to Rule A.3.4.2. of the CSA Rating Rule, which can be found on their web site listed below. For more information on the Caribbean Sailing Association and the CSA Rating Rule and CSA Measurers on all Caribbean Islands please check www.caribbean-sailing.com.

4.2 Live-aboard and Cruising boats without a valid CSA digital rating certificate may elect to sail in the Open Class under the Simplified CSA Rating Rule. These boats do not need to be measured. Filling out a simple form is all that is required. Open Class participants: also see the RC. The idea behind this 'open class' is to allow live-aboard cruising boats to join the fun. It is not intended for boats that do a fair amount of racing or for high performance boats.
4.3 The division between classes will be announced at Wednesday Oct 12th 18:00 hrs. Written requests for Redress on ratings and class division will be received till 19:00 hrs. and be considered by the RC. The RC decision on this Redress will be announced not later than 20:00 hrs. This decision will be final.

 

5. ENTRY FEES

 

5.1 Boats must complete registration at the regatta office and pay their entry-fee at the latest 18:00. on Wednesday Oct 12th, 2016 at the regatta office.
5.2 Required entry* fees are as follows:

 

Us$. 150

for Yachts (4 goody bags)

Us$. 75

for Beach cats (2 goody bags)

Us$. 50

for Optimists and Windsurf Kids (1 goody bag)

Us$. 50

for Kite and Windsurfing (1 goody bag)

Us$. 50

for all other (single) classes (1 goody bag)

Us$. 25

for Micro boats (max 2 boats) for each boat extra Us$. 5. - Max. 5 boats per person (1 goody bag)

 

* Please pay upon registration at Bonaire. Entries must be handed in before 18:00 hr. on Wednesday 12th, 2016 at the registration desk at the Conference room at Eden Beach Resort on top of Spice Beach bar. Late entries if accepted by the race committee are subject to a US$.15.00 late entry charge.

 

6. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

6.1 Registration will be at the registration desk at the Conference room at Eden Beach Resort on top of Spice Beach bar. Wednesday 12th, 2016 from 14:00 till 18:00 hrs.
6.2 Official opening and Skippers meeting will be held on Wednesday 12th, 20:00 at the terrace on top Spice Beach Bar.

6.3 Races are planned from Thursday, October 13th to Saturday October 15th, 2015.
6.4 First warning signal each day will not be before 09.00 hrs.
6.5 Last race of the competition planned on Saturday 15th will not start after 16:30 hrs.
6.6 The prize-giving will be Saturday, October 15th, 20:00 hrs. on the main stage at Sunset Beach

 

7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

 

7.1 The sailing instructions as published on this web site are tentative. A Final version will be available for hand out on the day of registration and will be published on the Official Notice Board.

 

8. VENUE

 

8.1 Registration is at the regatta office at the Conference room at Eden Beach Resort on top of Spice Beach bar.

 

9. COURSES

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9.1 All race courses will be in the Bay of Kralendijk on the North side of Klein Bonaire
9.2 For the racing class and racing cruising class there will be 2 short back to back races in the morning and 1 longer course in the afternoon on each race day. The cruising class and open class will race 2 longer courses on each day of racing. All other sailing classes will have 4 races on each day, with exception of windsurfing. They will have up to 8 slalom races a day.
9.3 Changes in the course to be sailed will be displayed on the start vessel a least 4 minutes before the start signal of the concerning class

 

10. SCOORING

 

10.1 For all classes, the low points scoring system according Attachment A will apply. Any number of races completed shall constitute a series. When more than 3 races completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

 

11. PRIZES

 

11.1 When competing in the Bonaire International Sailing Regatta, prizes will be awarded to:
- The overall winning yacht in the racing division.
- Winners of each class.

 

12. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

 

12.1 HYPE Events and any other party involved in the organization and conduct of the Bonaire International Sailing Regatta disclaims any liability for personal injury, personal or material damage whatsoever, sustained prior to, during or after the Bonaire International Sailing Regatta. Your entry in the Bonaire International Sailing Regatta will constitute a declaration of acceptance of all disclaimers made by the regatta.

 

13. FURTHER INFORMATION

 

13.1 For yachts arriving and departing Bonaire you are required to check in with immigration at (599) 7967960 and customs at (599) 7158593 .

 

13.2 Regatta Control Center is located at Sunset beach. Situated in the conference room above Spice Beach Bar at the Eden Beach Resort, Bonaire. Open from Saturday October 12th through Sunday October 16th 2016 from 08.00 till 19.00 hr.

 

Sailing Coordinator : Mr. Viktor Wijnand by phone:  + (599-9) 523-5491 or
via e-mail: viktor.wijnand@gmail.com