NOTICE OF RACES 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 sailing instructions.
1.2 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
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 and are kindly requested to fill out the attached questionaire to speed up registration
4. CSA RATING (Yachts only)
4.1 Your boat must have a CSA digital rating certificate not older than 5 years and still accurate. If changes are made after certification, please contact the Race Committee upon registration for alternation of your rating. There is no CSA Measurer available during the Bonaire Regatta. Alternated ratings are valid for the Bonaire Regatta only.
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 questionnaire 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.
If your boat is not rated yet, or when a new SCSA rating is needed, please use this link to download and complete our questionary. Please send your completed questionairy to the email as mentioned on the form. Click here to download
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:
Inscription fees for all classes are 25 US$ a person. Maximum fee for boats with multiple persons is 100 US$
Micro boats (max 2 boats) for each boat. An extra US$. 5. - Max. 5 boats per person
Inscription fee, includes particpation in the Bonaire Regatta and a Event T-Shirt. Participants BBQ on Friday night is not included in this fee. Tickets for the BBQ 10 US$ each can arranged during the registration on Wedsnesday, October 12th. Extra T-shirts are for sale during the whole event for 15 US$.
* Please pay upon registration at Bonaire. Entries must be handed in before 18:00 hr. on Wednesday 12th, 2016 at the registration desk at the Conference room at Eden Beach Resort on top of Spice Beach bar. Late entries if accepted by the race committee are subject to a US$.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, 19:00 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.
8.1 Registration is at the regatta office at the Conference room at Eden Beach Resort on top of Spice Beach bar.
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 3 races on each day, with exception of windsurfing. They will have up to 8 slalom races on Saturday.
9.3 Changes in the course to be sailed will be displayed from the beach on starboard side of the start line a least 4 minutes before the start signal of the concerning class .
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.
11.1 When competing in the Bonaire International Sailing Regatta, prizes will be awarded to:
- The overall winning yacht in the racing division.
- First 3 places 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 at the Eden Beach Resort, Bonaire. Open from Wednesday 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: firstname.lastname@example.org