SAILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 49TH BONAIRE SAILING REGATTA AND FESTIVAL 2016
October 13th till October 15th, 2016
Organizing Authority: Hype events
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 Notice of Races or by these Sailing Instructions
1.2 Rules of the Bonaire Marine Park (Attachment A) are part of these sailing instructions.
1.3 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will prevail.
2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located on the terrace upstairs of the Spice Beach Bar at Sunset beach located at the Eden Beach Resort, Bonaire.
2.2 Opening and captains meeting for all sailors will be held on Wednesday October 12, 20:00 - 21:00, at the terrace on top of Spice Beach Bar at the Eden Beach Resort, Bonaire. Opening of the festival will start after on the main stage at Sunset Beach.
3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted on the official notice board no later than 08.00 on the day they will take effect.
4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 There will be no signals made ashore. With exception of start signals and course designations from the beach of Klein Bonaire.
5. SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1 Schedule of races, starting times, class flags and courses to sail for all classes are indicated in Attachment B and form part of these sailing instructions.
5.2 On the last day of the regatta Saturday, October 15th no warning signal will be made after 14:00.
6. CLASS DIVISION AND RATING SYSTEMS
|6.1 Class||Rating||Class Flag|
|Yachts - Racing 1||CSA||Yellow - Blue R1|
|Yachts - Racing 2||CSA||Purple - White R2|
|Yachts - Cruising||CSA /SCSA||Green - White C1|
|Yachts - Open||SCSA||Pink - White O|
|Optimist||NONE||Yellow - Blue OP|
|Sunfish||NONE||Red - White SF|
6.2 The race committee reserves the right to subdivide or amalgamate any class depending on the entries received.
6.3 The division between classes will be announced at Wednesday, October 12th at 19:00. Written requests for Redress on ratings and class division will be received till 20:00 hrs. and be considered by the RC. The RC decision on this Redress will be announced not later than 21:00 hrs. This decision will be final.
7. THE COURSES
7.1 The diagrams in Attachment C show the courses, the approximate length and the order and side in which marks are to be rounded.
7.2 Course planned to be sailed are published in the schedule of races (Attachment B) They also will be displayed by showing the course number from the beach on the end of the starting line together with or at the latest one minute after the warning signal of each class.
7.3 Due to weather or other circumstances the courses as mentioned in the Schedule of Races may vary each race. If changes are made, the new course number will be displayed from the beach on the end of the starting line according to rule 7.2 together with the L-flag.
8.1 Marks will be colored orange and yellow buoys. With exception of the Finish buoy, this marker will be red and white buoy with a Budget Marine Logo on it.
9. AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS
9.1 Courses shall be sailed seaward of the imaginary line connecting mooring spars, mooring buoys, dive buoys, moored boats and shallow water marks. The area between this line and the nearest shore shall be considered a continuing obstruction.
9.2 Stay at least 300 ft. / 100 m. from a moored dive boat. All dive boats should be recognizable by display a sport dive flag or provided with dive symbols on the hull of the boat.
9.3 Violations of the dive boat rule will be enforceable and regatta participants in violation of this rule will be stopped and fined by a law enforcement officer and disqualified without a hearing.
10. THE START
10.1 Races will be started in accordance with ISAF rule 26. Warning signal will be made 5 minutes before the starting signal of the class. The starting signal of a preceding class is the warning signal for the succeeding class.
10.2 The starting line will be between an orange flag on the beach and an orange markers approx. 200 meters north from this point. Start Signals and coarse indications will be given from the beach in an extension of this starting line.
10.3 Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall stay away at least 200 meters from the starting line. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification without a hearing.
10.4 A boat starting later than 10 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes rule A4 and A5.
10.5 Warning signals for the 2nd start in a back to back series, will be made approx. 15 minutes after the last boat in their class has finished.
11.1 Individual recalls will be signaled in accordance with rule 29.1.
11.2 General recalls will be signaled in accordance with ISAF rule 29.2
11.3 In the event of a general recall, starts for succeeding classes will be postponed accordingly.
12. THE FINISH
12. The finishing line will be between mark F (a red and white buoy with a Budget Marine Logo on it) and a blue flag on the Control Tower on the beach.
13. TIME LIMITS
13.1 The finish time limit for boats sailing back to back races is 30 minutes after the first finisher in their class
13.2 Time limits for all other races (for all classes) are as follows: For races on Thursday and Friday the time limit for the afternoon race is 18:00 . For Saturday the time limit 16:00. Boats failing to finish within the time limit will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
14. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
14.1 A national protest committee is present during the regatta. Hearings will be held in the conference room located on top of Spice Beach Bar at the Eden Beach Resort.
14.2 Protest forms are available at the regatta office. Protests and requests for redress shall be delivered at the regatta office within the appropriate time limit.
14.3 For each class, the protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat of their class has finished the last race of the day.
14.4 Notices and time of hearing will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.
14.5 Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).
14.6 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day. This changes rule 66.
15.1 For all classes, the low points scoring system (Appendix A) will apply.
15.2 Any number of races completed shall constitute a series.
15.3 When more than 3 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
16. SAFETY REGULATIONS
16.1 For all classes: Boats which do not start, which retire or do not finish shall inform the race committee as soon as possible. Failing to do so may be penalized by the race committee.
16.2 For participants in the Beach Cats , Optimist A/B/C and Sunfish: The use of a life jacket is compulsory. Failing to do so may be penalized by the race committee.
17.1 ISAF regulation 20 will apply. The organizing authority may require competitors to display sponsor advertising according to regulation 20.4.
18. OFFICIAL BOATS
18.1 Official boats will be marked with a RC flag.
19. SUPPORT BOATS
19.1 Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.
20. TRASH DISPOSAL
20.1 Boats shall not put trash in the water. Garbage bins are available in the Harbor Village Marina and on the beach.
21. RADIO COMMUNICATION
21.1 Except in an emergency or as permitted by the race committee, a boat shall not make radio transmissions while racing.
21.2 A designated observer may report over the radio a time check, changes to the sailing instructions and visual displays by the race committee. This information is provided as a courtesy to competitors, Any errors or omissions of the observer will not be grounds for redress. This changes RRS rule 62.1(a).
21.3 Safety reasons recommend participants to have a working VHF radio or cellular telephone on board.
21.4 The race committee can be reached by phone (599 9) 523 5491 or (599 9) 510 3859 or via VHF channel 71.
22.1 When competing in the Bonaire International Sailing Regatta, prizes will be awarded to:
- The overall winning yacht in the racing division.
- Winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place of each class.
22.2 The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 15th 19:30 on the main stage at the festival area at Sunset beach.
23. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
23.1 The responsibility for the safety and security of each participating boat, its crew and its gear as well as for the decision whether or not to race or continue to race lies entirely with the participant. Participants in the race do so entirely on their own risk. HYPE Events as organizing committee and any member of the race committee shall not and cannot be held liable for any damage, loss of life or injury of whatever nature which directly or indirectly is a result of participating in the regatta.
24. FURTHER INFORMATION
24.1 For yachts arriving and departing Bonaire you are required to check in with immigration at (599) 7967960 and customs at (599) 7158593 .
24.2 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 thru Saturday October 16th 2016 from 08.00 till 19.00 hr.
Coordinator Sailing: Mr. Viktor Wijnand by phone:
+ (599-9) 523-5491 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org