Rules and Regulations

For the races we use the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, Further more you have to obey the rules of the Marine park Bonaire by STINAPA.

­SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Windsurfing Slalom RULES

  1. RULES

1.1  The Sorobon Masters will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2012-2016. These include Appendix B (windsurfing competition rules), the Notice of Races and this Sailing instructions.

1.2  The attention of the competitors shall be drawn to all important announcements, such as changes to Sailing Instructions, by displaying the code flag “L” ashore, accompanied by such a sound signal. This flag must be displayed for at least one hour. Oral instructions can also be given from the starting vessel. All official announcements shall be posted in writing on the Official Notice Board (ONB).

  1. SCORING

2.1 The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply. Each Board’s series score will be the total of his/her race with his/her worst score discarded after three (3) races completed or two (2) worst scores after eight (8) races completed.

  1. COURSES

3.1 The racing area(s) and the courses will be as illustrated on the ONB. The course diagram, start and finish, (not to scale) will be posted on the ONB. At least 45 before the first start of the morning or afternoon session.

3.2 The starting line will be indicated by an orange flag on the starting vessel and an orange buoy downwind on this vessel. The finish line will be indicated by a blue flag on the committee boat and a yellow buoy downwind on this vessel. All other marker used in the course will be orange.

3.3.      Competitors not racing shall not sail in the competition area (including the pre-start area) while heats are being sailed.

3.4.      Sailing in the competition area (including the pre-start area) when not competing (violation of rule 3.3) will result in disqualification of his/her next race.

  1. START PROCEDURE and RECALLS

4.1  Unless otherwise described on the ONB, the signals for starts shall be made by intervals, and shall be as follows: 4 minutes before start heat number displayed. 3 minutes before start red flag up. 1 minutes before start red flag down and yellow flag up. 30 seconds before start yellow flag down. START green flag up (1 minutes before next heat number).

 

4.2 Recalls Any sailor shall have to accept recall circumstances, even though some may have started correctly. Following a recall and exactly one minute after the recall flag “First Substitute” has been lowered, a new warning signal (three minutes red flag) shall be given.

4.2.1     Downwind Slalom On all other downwind races when 30 seconds prior to start, one or more competitors’ board, rig or body is on the course side of the starting line, the race committee shall, as soon as reasonably possible, give a general recall by displaying code flag “First Substitute.” The identified competitor(s) will be hailed or listed on a board at the starting vessel and must leave the course area immediately.

4.2.2     Long Distance There will be no individual or general recalls. Disqualifications for the Long Distance discipline shall be announced at the ONB.

  1. ABANDON OR RETIREMENT

5.1 For their own safety, sailors who abandon or retire from a race must inform the race committee on start or finish line right away when leaving the course area.

5.2 Exceptions are cases when retiring before going on the water or when picked up by one of the rescue boats In this cases a member of the race committee in the event office must be informed as soon reasonable possible.

5.3 Failing to inform the race committee as mentioned under rule 5.1 and rule 5.2 of this Sailing Instructions, will result in disqualification for all races sailed during that day.

  1. RACE FORMAT

6.1.      Races will be held in a full fleet format. Classes will be divided in heats. Depending on the amount of sailors in a class, classes may sail together in the same heat.

6.2.      Men and women may race together.

6.3.      It is the intention that competitors in slalom races may race 3 to 6 heats each part of the day (am & pm). Depending on class, course length, weather conditions, the Principal Race Officer determines the final amount of races on the water.

6.4.      The minimum wind limit for downwind slalom will be 12 knots

6.5.      Racing shall take place in suitable conditions.

  1. SCHEDULE OF RACES

7.1 The Schedule of Races (Attachment A) will be published on the Official Notice Board and is part of this Sailing Instructions.

7.2 Due to weather conditions or other circumstances the Schedule of Races may be altered by the Race committee. Changes in the schedule will be published at least 1 hour before the first possible start on the day it becomes effective.

7.3 First possible start signal of the event will not be given before 09:30 on Friday, June 23rd 2017.

7.4 Last possible start signal of the event will not be given after 18:00 on the last day of the event on June 25th 2017

  1. OBLIGATIONS

8.1 To display clearly readable sail numbers on each sail and on each side of the sail, preferably in large black letters and numbers. Racing without numbers or without readable numbers on the sail(s) will result in not being scored as finished. Changes in sail numbers should be announced to the race officials; if not, this will result in not being scored as finished.

8.2 While racing, competitors shall, for the duration of the event, wear the event jersey provided by the organization. If competitor’s jersey is lost or stolen, competitor must acquire a new one at retail cost.

  1. CHANGE OF EQUIPMENT

9.1  Competitors are allowed to change boards or sails in between the heats. But it is their own responsibility to be back at the starting line in time before their next heat. The race committee will not hold heats waiting for competitors.

  1. PROTESTS

10.1 There will be no possibility to file protests. Any conflicts between competitors arisen during the competition should be submitted in written to the Principal Race Officer and will be settled by his decision.

  1. DISCLAIMERS

11.1 The Sorobon Masters and any other party involved in the organization and conduct of the Sorobon Masters disclaims any liability for personal injury, personal or material damage whatsoever, sustained prior to, during or after the Sorobon Masters. Your entry in the Sorobon Masters will constitute a declaration of acceptance of all disclaimers made by the Sorobon Masters.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Windsurfing Freestyle RULES

  1. RULES

1.1  The Sorobon Masters will be governed by the rules as defined The Sorobon Masters will be governed by the rules as defined by the International Funboard Class Association (IFCA) Expression Championship Rules 2017.

1.2  The attention of the competitors shall be drawn to all important announcements, such as changes to Sailing Instructions, by displaying the code flag “L” ashore, accompanied by such a sound signal. This flag must be displayed for at least one hour. Oral instructions can also be given from the starting vessel. All official announcements shall be posted in writing on the Official Notice Board (ONB).

  1. SCORING

2.1 The Low Point system shall be used however the points for the first place shall be 0,7. Each Board’s series score will be the total of his/her rounds completed.

2.2  Well executed tricks get a score based on the technical difficulty on a scale of 1 to 10 as outlined in the table below. Scores can be adjusted up or down one point for very good or less good execution. When comparing tricks in different categories, the multipliers in (Attachment B) are applied. Tricks will scored only once on each side of the sail. For repeated tricks the best attempt will count.

  1. COMPETITION AREA

3.1 The competition area(s) will be illustrated and posted on the ONB. At least 45 before the first start of the morning or afternoon session.

3.2 The competition area will be indicated with four (4) Orange, yellow or white markers/buoys. The judging tower will be at the beach on the downwind side of the competition area.

3.3.      Competitors who are not performing shall not sail in the competition area while heats are being sailed.

3.4.      Sailing in the competition area when not performing (violation of rule 3.3) will result in disqualification of his/her last heat sailed.

  1. START PROCEDURE

4.1  Unless otherwise described on the ONB, the signals for starts shall be made by intervals, and shall be as follows:

     Staring the heat     Transition period         Red flag Up
               1 minute prior start      Yellow Flag Up – Red DOWN
               Start heat           Green flag UP – Yellow DOWN

     Finishing a heat     1 minute before end       Green flag DOWN
               End heat             Red flag UP

  1. ABANDON OR RETIREMENT

5.1 For their own safety, sailors who abandon or retire from a race must inform the race committee right away when leaving the competition area.

5.2 Exceptions are cases when retiring before going on the water or when picked up by one of the rescue boats In this cases a member of the race committee in the event office must be informed as soon reasonable possible.

  1. RACE FORMAT

6.1.      Freestyle heats will be run in between races, with 2 competitors per heat and a 3 to 7 minute time limit. Heats will be scored based on tricks performed. Each trick performed will be given a score based on technical difficulty and execution, as outline below. Repeated tricks will earn consecutively lower scores. Only completed tricks count in full. Good but incomplete attempts will receive a reduced score. There is no limit on the number of tricks that count.

6.2.      Men and women may compete together.

6.3 All disciplines will take place in suitable conditions. The appointed Principal Race
Officer shall be the final arbiter as to when conditions are suitable to race. The Head Judge, shall consult with the appointed Principal Race Officer before abandoning competition or amending the schedule.

6.4  Protests regarding wind strength and suitability of wind direction are disallowed.

  1. SCHEDULE OF RACES

7.1 The Schedule of Races (Attachment A) will be published on the Official Notice Board and is part of this Sailing Instructions.

7.2 Due to weather conditions or other circumstances the Schedule of Races may be altered by the Race committee. Changes in the schedule will be published at least 1 hour before the first possible start on the day it becomes effective.

7.3 First possible start signal of the event will not be given before 09:30 on Friday,
June 23rd 2017.

7.4 Last possible start signal of the event will not be given after 18:00 on the last day of the event on June 25th 2017

  1. OBLIGATIONS

8.1 To display clearly readable sail numbers on each sail and on each side of the sail, preferably in large black letters and numbers. Racing without numbers or without readable numbers on the sail(s) will result in not being scored as finished. Changes in sail numbers should be announced to the race officials; if not, this will result in not being scored as finished.

8.2 While racing, competitors shall, for the duration of the event, wear the event jersey provided by the organization. If competitor’s jersey is lost or stolen, competitor must acquire a new one at retail cost.

  1. CHANGE OF EQUIPMENT

9.1  Competitors are allowed to change boards or sails in between the heats. But it is their own responsibility to be back at the competition area in time before their next heat. The race committee will not hold heats waiting for competitors.

  1. PROTESTS

10.1 There will be no possibility to file protests. Any conflicts between competitors arisen during the competition should be submitted in written to the Principal Race Officer and will be settled by his decision.

  1. DISCLAIMERS

11.1 The Sorobon Masters and any other party involved in the organization and conduct of the Sorobon Masters disclaims any liability for personal injury, personal or material damage whatsoever, sustained prior to, during or after the Sorobon Masters. Your entry in the Sorobon Masters will constitute a declaration of acceptance of all disclaimers made by the Sorobon Masters.