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NOTICE OF RACE
Open Dutch Championship Soling Class

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organised by Stichting Deltaweek under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association RNWA from June 20th to June 21st (inclusive) 2020 as part of Deltaweekend location: Oosterschelde near Zierikzee

[DP] denotes a rule for which the penalty is at the discretion of the Protest Committee
[NP] denotes that a breach of this rule will not be grounds for a protest by a boat.
[SP] denotes a rule for which a standard penalty may be applied by the race committee without a hearing”

1 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
The Prescriptions of the RNWA can be found at
www.sailing.org/documents/racingrules/nationalprescriptions.php

1.2 a. The ‘Rules for Championships Sailing, Windsurfing and Kiteboarding ' will apply.
b. Instead of Offshore Special Regulations Appendix C (Special Regulations for inshore dinghy racing), the International Soling Class Rules, art. C.3.1 a ,PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, will apply.
1.3 Racing rule(s) 26, 33, 35, 42.3(c), 44.1, 62.2, 65.2, 66, A2, A4, A5 and Race Signals AP, L and P will be changed. The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may change other rules as well.
1.4 Under RRS 87, rule 42.3(c) of the Soling class is changed as follows: Except on a beat to windward, when surfing (rapidly accelerating down the leeward side of a wave) or planning is possible, the crew may pull the sheet controlling any sail in order to initiate surfing or planing, but not more than twice for each wave or gust of wind. The pumping of the main sheet directly from the main sheet boom block is permitted. In addition, pumping of the spinnaker guy is permitted at all times without restriction. In this part of the Rule “pumping of the spinnaker guy” means repeatedly trimming and releasing the guy by any means. Moving the body as reasonably necessary to pump the guy is permitted and shall not be considered to be ooching see RRS 42.2(c)), nor shall any rolling of the boat caused by such reasonably necessary movements be considered rocking (see RRs 42.2(b)).
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.6 Every person on board who has his domicile in the Netherlands shall have the appropriate license.

2 ADVERTISING
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority. If this rule is broken, World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies.

3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the International Soling Class.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter before June 18th at the following website: www.deltaweekend.nl
The entry fee shall be paid through the payment function (Mollie) of the entry procedure at Manage2sail via the above mentioned website. Crew and other details shall be completed as per the online entry form.

3.3 Change of crew during the regatta is subject to approval by the OA. No approval will be given for a change of the responsible person.

4 FEES
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Early bird fee (payment prior to May 1st 2020): € 100,00 Entry fee (At and after May 1st 2020): € 125,00
4.2 Other fees: Crane facilities € 25,00 in/out.

5 QUALIFYING SERIES AND FINAL SERIES
There will be no qualifying series or final series.

6 SCHEDULE
6.1 Registration:
Before the first scheduled race at Saturday 20th of June 2020.
6.2 Equipment inspection and event measurement:
(a) During the regatta checks on conformity with class rules, measurement requirements and safety regulations may be performed at all times.
(b) Changes in sail numbers or nationality letters will not be allowed unless approved by the race committee. Requests to the race committee must be made in writing.

6.3 Dates of racing: June 20th racing & June 21st racing
6.4 Number of races: 6 races will be scheduled with a maximum of 3 races per day.
An extra race per day may be sailed, provided that the series will be maximum one race ahead of schedule.
6.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 10:30.
6.6 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 14:00.

7 MEASUREMENTS
Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate. In addition equipment may be inspected or measured.

8 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available at May 16th 2020

9 VENUE
9.1 The race office is located at the following address: Luitje, Zierikzee
Phone: +31 653 984 792 E-mail: info@deltaweekend.nl Website: www.deltaweekend.nl
9.2 Attachment A shows the location of the regatta harbour.
9.3 Attachment B1 shows the location of the racing areas.

10. 10 THE COURSES
The courses to be sailed will be as follows: Upwind/Downwind
[NP] The approximate course length will be between 0,6 and 1.3NM

11 PENALTY SYSTEM
11.1 For the Soling class RRS 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One- Turn Penalty.

12 SCORING
12.1 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
12.2 (a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When 6 races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

13 [NP][DP] SUPPORT BOATS
Support boats shall be marked with their nationality code or flag

14 [NP][DP] BERTHING
Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the harbour.

15 [NP][DP] HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
Keel boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with, and according to the terms of, prior written permission of the race committee.

16 [NP][DP] DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keel boats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.

17 [NP][DP] RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. VHF will only be used for safety communication. It is recommended and permitted to carry VHF (channels 16, 17, 68 and 72) and a mobile phone with GPS for tracking purposes.

18 PRIZES
The crew of the winning boat acquires the title "Dutch Champion"
The RNWA supplies for the winning boat or team a blue pennant and a medal for every member of the crew of the first three boats or crews (there will be no extra medals available for changes in the crew during the championship).
The crew of the winning boat also receives the Dutch open perpetual trophy (the ‘Hollandse

19 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.

20 INSURANCE
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of Euro 1.500.000 per incident or the equivalent.

21 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 recordings, 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.

22 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact soling.secretaris@gmail.com

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