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Programmaboekje en Wedstrijdbepalingen

Het programmaboekje met de Lokale Wedstrijdbepalingen is nu beschikbaar in PDF formaat:

KWS sneekweek programmaboekje 2012.pdf

Sailing instructions

The Sailing Instructions also are available in English below

 

Local Sailing Instructions Sneekweek 2012.pdf

Prescriptions RNYA including App S.pdf 

 

Local Sailing Instructions Sneekweek 2012

 

In the case of discrepancies, the Dutch text will prevail.

 

1.    Organizing Authority

1.1.      The Organizing Authority is the Koninklijke Watersportvereniging Sneek (Royal Yacht Club Sneek, KWS).

 

2.    Instructions that apply

2.1.      Together with the Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI), which are published as a prescription of the Watersportverbond (Yachting Union) Appendix S in the Dutch edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 (RRS), these Local Sailing Instructions (LSI), including the Attachments, form the Sailing Instructions for the event in accordance with rule 90.2 RRS.

 

3.    Location of the Race Office

3.1.      The Race Office is located in the Racing Centre (“Wedstrijdcentrum”) on the Kolmeersland in the Sneekermeer.

3.2.      The Race Office can be reached by phone at the following number 0515 – 415140.

3.3.      Opening times are between 08.30 and 18.00 hours.

3.4.      The official notice board is located at the side of the Race Office. Notices and results will also be published on the web site www.sneekweek.nl as soon as possible.

 

4.    Changing to the Standard Sailing Instructions

            The following changes are made to the Standard Sailing Instructions:

4.1.      In addition to Race Signals RRS and rule 4 SSI (signals ashore), if the Answering Pennant is displayed over code flag “C”, all races not yet started in C-class (class 17) are postponed. In alteration of Race Signals RRS the warning signal will not be given less than 30 minutes after this signal has been lowered.

4.2.      In addition to Race Signals RRS and rule 4 SSI (signals ashore), if the Answering Pennant is displayed over code flag “L”, all races not yet started in Lark-class (class 8) are postponed. In alteration of Race Signals RRS the warning signal will not be given less than 30 minutes after this signal has been lowered.

4.3.      In addition to Race Signals RRS and rule 4 SSI (signals ashore), if the Answering Pennant is displayed over code flag “B”, for classes 10, 12,16 and 17 all races not yet started in both B- and C-class are postponed. In alteration of Race Signals RRS the warning signal will not be given less than 30 minutes after this signal has been lowered.

4.4.      In addition to Race Signals RRS and rule 4 SSI (signals ashore), if code flag “N” is displayed over code flag “C”, all races not yet started in C-class on that day (class 17) will not be sailed on that day.

4.5.      In addition to Race Signals RRS and rule 4 SSI (signals ashore), if code flag “N” is displayed over code flag “B”, for classes 10, 12, 16 and 17 all races not yet started in B- and C-class on that day will not be sailed on that day.

4.6.      In addition to Race Signals RRS and rule 4 SSI (signals ashore), if code flag “D” is displayed, no boats shall leave the harbour until this flag is lowered. In alteration of Race Signals RRS the warning signal will not be given less than 45 minutes after this signal has been lowered.

4.7.      Each race for which the warning signal has not been given by 20.00 hours will not be sailed on that day. This is an addition to rule 5 SSI.

4.8.      On the last day of the event each race for which the warning signal has not been given by 16.00 hours will not be sailed. This alters rule 5.4 SSI.

4.9.      The race committee will display the course signal no later than at the preparatory signal. This alters rule 27.1 RRS and is an addition to rule 6 SSI.

4.10.    The Race committee may not move a mark of the starting line later than 3 minutes before the start signal. This alters rule 27.2 RRS and is an addition to rule 11 SSI.

4.11.    Boats that do not reach the finishing line within 1 hour after the finish of the first boat in their class, will be scored “DNF” (did not finish). This alters rule 35, A4 and A5 RSS and rule 15 SSI.

4.12.    After racing the results will be published on the Race Office Notice board and on the web site www.sneekweek.nl. Results are also available at the Race Office desk.

4.13.    If on the entry list (attachment E) and/or the Notice board, a class is shown with a racing sticker, then the competitors in this class shall display a conspicuous racing sticker in the manner indicated while racing.

4.14.    Boats that are scored OCS by the Race Committee will be published on the Notice board as soon as possible after the start. Any requests for redress with respect to OCS shall be lodged within the protest time of that day of the relevant class, if the OCS was published before the last boat of that class has finished, or within two hours after the publication of the OCS if the OCS was published after the last boat of that class has finished.

4.15.    If a boat does not agree with her finishing position, if she wishes to substitute equipment, or if there is a crew change, she shall lodge a question/request with the Race Committee. Forms for such a requests are available from the protest desk. The time limit for lodging a request for redress on such matters with the protest committee will be two hours after the publication or announcement of the answer to these requests.

 

5.    Advertising

5.1.  All the ISAF international classes and the Flash class that take part in the regatta may be given a sticker of the Sneekweek Main sponsor with their programme. If these stickers are distributed, they shall be affixed to either side of the hull. The distance from the forward most part of the sticker to the bow fitting shall be approximately 10 cm, while the distance from the top of the sticker to the edge of the deck shall also be approximately 10 cm. 

 

6.    Prizes

6.1.  For each class the following daily prizes will be made available: 

7 up to and including 10 entries       2 daily prizes

11 up to and including 15 entries     3 daily prizes

16 up to and including 20 entries     4 daily prizes

21 up to and including 25 entries     5 daily prizes

26 up to and including 30 entries     6 daily prizes

31 entries and more             7 daily prizes

6.2.  If more than one boat has entered in a class, but only one boat starts and finishes, she will be awarded second prize. 

6.3.  If the number of boats starting in a class is higher than one, but equal to or lower than the number of prizes, the number of prizes will be reduced to the number of boats that have started minus one. 

6.4.  Daily prize-giving ceremony

Each day the boats that finished first in each class will be awarded their daily prize and a special sponsor prize at 19.30 hours. On Saturday 4 august the prizes will be awarded at the Friesland-Holland-House in the partytent. Other days the prizes will be awarded at the Olymic terrace in the partytent.

6.5.  If there are protests in a class, the first boat that finished will be awarded the daily prize at the prize-giving ceremony. If the final daily result changes, the definitive daily winner will be awarded the daily prize at the Information desk in the Race Office. 

In the case of a postponement, any change in the starting times of these prize-giving ceremonies will be published on our web site as well as on the screen over the podium.

6.6.  Daily prizes for the winners of each day that are not collected the same day may be collected at the Race Office on the next day at the latest. However, the special Sponsor prize will then no longer be awarded. 

6.7.  The other daily prizes in each class may be collected from the Race Office from 15.00 hours each day. Daily prizes that have not been collected the same day must be collected the following day at the latest. 

6.8.  (Daily) prizes that are not collected fall to the KWS. 

6.9.  In each class one Overall prize will be awarded to the winner of the whole series. The Overall prizes will be awarded in the Party tent on Thursday night at 20.00 hours. 

On Thursday the overall winners shall report to the KWS Race Office immediately after their race or at 15.00 at the latest.

6.10.      The overall prizes and the perpetual trophy for the Holland – Friesland Team races will be awarded on Wednesday after the last team race.

 

7.    Separate Sailing instructions for team racing

The Holland – Friesland team races in the Regenboog class will be sailed under Appendix D RRS and the additional sailing instructions that will be distributed separately to the competing boats.  Additional Holland – Friesland rules will apply. In the case of a discrepancy between the Sneekweek sailing instructions and the special team race sailing instructions, the latter will prevail.

 

 


 

Attachment A: Race area

A1  The race area will be the Sneekermeer south east of the Prinses Margriet canal, the Zoutepoel and the Goingarijpster Poelen.

 

 

A2.1     While racing, competitors shall not sail in the buoyed off shipping channel through the Sneekermeer nor in the Joustervaart.  Both the shipping channel, which is indicated by a line formed by the channel markers, and the Joustervaart are obstructions in the sense of the Definitions RRS.

 

A2.2     In addition, competitors shall not be in the buoyed off shipping channel through the Sneekermeer, when not racing, except to completely cross the channel at a right angle.

 

A3        The race area is shown on the inside cover of the (Dutch) programme.

 

 

Attachment B: Courses and marks

 

B1. The courses

The race are sailed on the Sneekweek courses (version 2007). The courses to be sailed are shown on the inside cover of the (Dutch) programme.

 

B2. The course signal

The course signal will be a yellow board with a black letter. In addition to this board, for each class a second board will be displayed: a white board with a black square to indicate a long course; a white board with a red dot to indicate a mid-length course; or a white board with a green triangle to indicate a short course. In alteration of RRS 27.1 this sign will not be displayed any later than the preparatory signal.

 

B3. The marks

B3.1 The marks of the course will be red marks with odd numbers, and yellow marks with even numbers.

 

B3.2 The replacement mark in accordance with 34(a) RRS will be a mark of the same colour either with a different number or without a number. 

 

B3.3 The marks of the starting line will be orange marks without numbers.

 

B3.4 The finishing line will be between two orange marks in front of the KWS Race Office. In alteration of Race Signals RRS no blue flag will be displayed.

 

B3.5 When before or at the preparatory signal of a class a green flag is displayed, the first mark will be a green cylindrical shaped mark without a number. This mark replaces the first mark of the course as shown and shall be rounded instead of this first mark and on the same side.

 


Attachment C: Racing schedule

 

C1. Starting schedule

Races are programmed as follows. In alteration of rule 5.1 SSI the following times are starting times:

Class number

Class

Starting time

1

RS500

10.00

2

RS Feva

10.05

3

Finn-jol

10.10

4

Olympiajol

10.15

 

 

10.20

5

Laser / Laser Master

10.25

6

Flash

10.30

7

Laser Radiaal / Master

10.35

8

Lark

10.40

 

 

10.45

9

Splash A

10.50

10

Splash B

10.55

11

Optimist A

11.00

12

Optimist B

11.05

 

 

11.10

13

12-Voetsjol

11.15

14

2.4

11.20

15

Flits A

11.25

16

Flits B

11.30

17

Flits C

11.35

 

 

11.40

18

Schakel A

11.45

19

Schakel B

11.50

20

Vrijheid

11.55

21

Top

12.00

22

Vaurien

12.05

 

 

12.10

23

Valk A

12.15

24

Efsix

12.20

25

Spanker

12.25

26

Randmeer groep 1

12.30

27

Randmeer groep 2

12.35

 

 

12.40

28

Valk B

12.45

29

Sailhorse

12.50

30

Yngling

12.55

31

30 m2

13.00

32

16 m2

13.05

 

 

13.10

33

Regenboog

13.15

34

G2

13.20

35

Tirion

13.25

36

Pampus groep 1

13.30

37

Pampus groep 2

13.35

The Regenboog team racing will take place on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at approximately 17.00 hours.

 

C1.1 Warning signal

In alteration of rule 26 RRS the warning signal will be a class signal and code flag “W”. For each class the class signal equals the class number as shown in C1 the starting schedule. When the warning signal of one class coincides with the start signal of a previous class, the lowering of code flag “W” will be the visual signal for both classes.

 

C1.2    General recall 

            In the case of a general recall the new starting time will be 5 minutes after the recalled start. The starting order as shown in Attachment C1 will always be followed.

The lowering of code flag “W” for the recalled start will then be the new visual warning signal. The first substitute will be lowered together with the new 1-minute signal. This alters rule 29.2 RRS and Race Signals RRS.

 

C2.      Qualification races

C2.1    In those classes that sail qualification races boats will be distributed among four groups (subgroups a, b, c, and d). The subgroups shall race the qualification series in accordance with the schedule below:

Race

Group I

Group II

Saturday

Subgroups a and b

Subgroups c and d

Sunday

Subgroups a and c

Subgroups b and d

Monday

Subgroups a and d

Subgroups b and c

 

C2.2    After a series of three qualification races in subgroups a, b, c and d, a division in two classes will be made based on the results of those qualification races with a temporary discard of the worst result. The remaining races will be sailed in these two classes.

 

C2.3    In the case of an even number of entries, the top half of the results list after three qualification races becomes the Gold fleet, and the second half becomes the Silver fleet. The split into the Gold and Silver fleets, as well as the starting times and requirement to display a racing sticker, if appropriate, will be published on the Notice board.

 

C2.4    In the case of an odd number of entries, the top half + 1 of the results list after three qualification races becomes the Gold fleet, and the second half becomes the Silver fleet.

 

C2.5    The scores from the qualifications races continue to count for the series score, unless a score may be discarded.

 

C3       Right to Appeal

C3.1    The right to appeal Protest committee decisions with regard to the qualification races is denied with the prior approval of the Watersportverbond in accordance with rule 70.5(a) and the relevant Watersportverbond prescription.

This applies to the following classes: Randmeer, Pampus.

 

 

For Attachment D (Officials) and Attachment E (Participants) please refer to the Dutch Local Sailing Instructions in the programme.