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SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
NATIONAL REGATTA SNIPE & FINN

 THE MARLINSPIKERUMCUP
19-20 OCTOBER 2019

KONINKLIJKE LIBERTY YACHT CLUB (KLYC)
LAKE GALGENWEEL BEATRIJSLAAN 90 2050 ANTWERPEN

1          RULES
1.1        The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
1.2        These sailing instructions.
1.3        The Finn and Snipe class rules

2          NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
            Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located at the entrance of  at the KLYC clubhouse.

3          CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1        Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09.00hr on the day it will take effect, except that any change to   
              the schedule of races will be posted by 18.00hr on the day before it will take effect.

4          SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1       Signals made ashore will be displayed at the main flag staff  in front of the clubhouse.

5          SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1       

Saturday 19-10-2019

09.00

Registration

 

10.30

Warning signal for the first race of the day, 2 to 3 races are scheduled, back to back

 

12.30

Lunch by “The Sailing cooks”

 

13.30

3 to 4 races are scheduled

 

17.30

Apero by MarlinSpike KLYC Windkracht 12 (

Location: “Thonetlaan 131, 2050 Antwerp”)

 

20.00

Diner

Sunday 20-10-2019

09.00

Breakfast

 

10.30

Warning signal  2 to 4 races are scheduled

 

12.30

Lunch by “The Sailing cooks”

 

13.30

Warning signal  1 to 2 races are scheduled

 

14.30

Medal race

 

16.00

No warning signal

 

16.30

Lottery of a set Snipe sails

 

17.00

Price giving

5.2        The Race Committee shall attempt to complete 13 races followed by a medal race.
              Failure to reach the scheduled number is no reason for redress.
5.3        On the last day of racing no warning signal will be made after 16.00hr

6          CLASS FLAGS
            The official Class Flag shall be the Snipe Class flag
            The official Class Flag shall be the Finn Class Flag

7          RACING AREA
             Lake Galgenweel, Beatrijslaan 90, 2050 Antwerpen

8          MARKS
8.1        Marks 1A- 1B, 2A-2B,  will be round yellow buoys.
8.2        The starting mark is a flag staff with a red flag.
8.3        The finishing mark will be a flag staff with a blue flag.
8.4       If one of the marks “gate 2A-2B” is not placed, or is not replaced as per RRS 34, the remaining mark shall be left to port. This
             changes RRS 34.

9          THE START
9.1        The starting line is the line between a red flag or shape on the comité boat on the starboard end and the starting mark.
9.2        A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes  
              Appendices A4 and A5.
9.3        RRS 30.4 (‘Black Flag Rule’) shall not be used.

10         THE FINISH
10.1      The finish line is the line between a blue flag or shape on the comité boat on the starboard end the finish mark.

11         PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
11.1      Spare
11.2      Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within
              the appropriate time limit.
11.3      The protest time limit is 30 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day or the Race Committee signals
               no more racing today, whichever is later.
11.4      Notices 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. Hearings will be held in the protest room, located at the jury room, beginning at the time
              posted.
11.5      Notices of protests by the Race Committee or Protest Committee will be posted to inform boats under RRS 61.1(b).
11.6      On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivere
              (a)        within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day;
              (b)        no later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day.
              This changes RRS 66.
11.7      On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress based on a protest committee decision shall be delivered no later
              than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes RRS 62.2.
11.8      It is the responsibility of all parties involved in protest hearings to stay near the jury room at the scheduled time of the
              hearing. Failure to do so may result in a protest hearing without all parties present.

12         SCORING
12.1      3 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
12.2               (a)        When fewer than 4 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
                       (b)        When 4 races or more have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding
                                    her worst score.
                        The top 10 boats, after the normal  round of racing on Saturday and Sunday will sail a medal race with double points.
                        The points scored in the medal race cannot be discarded. There is only a medal  race if the fleet consist more than 20
                         boats per class.

13         EVENT ADVERTISING
              Boats shall display event advertising supplied by the organizing authority as follows, sponsor sticker “MARLIN SPIKE” on
              each bow.

14         RIGHTS TO USE NAME AND LIKENESS
              By participating in this event, competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and the event sponsors
              the right, in perpetuity, to make, use, and show, at their discretion, any photography, audio and video recording, and other
              reproductions of them made at the venue or on the water from the time of their arrival at the venue, until their final
              departure without compensation.

15         RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
             A boat shall neither make or receive radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all
             boats, except in an emergency or when using equipment provided by the race committee. This restriction also applies to
             mobile telephones.

16         PRIZES
              Prizes shall be awarded as provided by NoR.

17         DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
             Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will
             not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or
             after the regatta.

18         INSURANCE
              Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of 1.000.000€ per
              incident or the equivalent.

19         THE COURSE
              The course will be a windward leeward course.
              SNIPE: Start- 1A 1B   Gate 2A-2B  1A-1B  Gate 2A-2B   Finish
              FINN :  Start -1A-1B  Gate 2A-2B  1A-2B  Gate  2A-2B  Finish

 

Windward Leeward Course