Sailing Instructions

WINDFEST

CANADIAN KITEBOARD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS

JULY 10,11,12 2015

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Nitinat B.C. CANADA

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. RULES
    1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of SailingKiteboard Competition Rules 2013 – 2016.
    2. IKA Class Rules.
    3. The prescriptions of Sail Canada. These will be posted on the official notice board as per SI 2.
    4. The following Rules are changed as indicated:
      1. The rules listed in Attachment B as approved by IKA and ISAF
      2. For the purpose of Rule 20, ”Hailing” and ”Responding” are defined as:
        1. a hail for room to tack shall be accompanied by a hand signal of a raised arm waving in a circular motion.
        2. The reply “You Tack” shall be accompanied by an arm signal pointing at the hailing kiteboard.
    5. If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
    6. If there is a conflict between the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions, the Sailing Instructions shall take precedence. This changes Rule 63.7.
    7. Competitors in the PRO class shall supply and wear their own bib while racing.
  1. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located near the event stage

  1. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day before it will take effect.

  1. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
    1. Signals made ashore will be displayed on a flag staff near the kite storage area.
    2. When flag AP is displayed ashore, ”1 minute” is replaced with ”not less than 15 minutes” for the race signal AP.
  1. SCHEDULE OF RACES
    1. July 10 1000 to 1100 – Registration at the event site

11:00 – Mandatory competitors meeting at the event site

1230 – Warning signal for the first race of the day

July 11 1230 – Warning signal for the first race of the day

July 12 1200 – Warning signal for the first race of the day

    1. No more than 6 races per class per day will be run.
    2. The regatta will consist of a maximum of 18 races per class.
    3. On the last day of the regatta no races shall be started after 1500.
    4. Prize giving will commence as soon as possible after the finish of the last race.
  1. CLASS FLAGS
    1. IKA Production Formula and Open Class, Solid Yellow Q flag
    2. Kite Foil Class Boards, Solid Red B flag
  1. RACING AREA

Nitinaht Lake

  1. THE COURSES

See Attachement A

  1. MARKS


The marks will be described at the Competitors Meeting

  1. THE START
    1. Races will be started using rule 26 with the warning signal made 5 minutes before the starting signal.
    2. The start line will be between Mark 4 and a oranage flag on the signal boat.
    3. A kiteboard starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes Rule A4
    4. If Flag U has been displayed as the preparatory signal, no part of the kiteboard or competitor shall be in the triangle formed by the ends of the line and the first mark during the last minute before her starting signal. If a competitor breaks this rule and is identified, she shall be disqualified without a hearing but not if the race is restarted or resailed, or if it has been postponed or abandoned before the starting signal. The scoring abbreviation for a ”U” flag disqualification is UFD. This changes Rule 26.
  1. THE FINISH
    1. The finish line will be between Mark 4 and an orange buoy to leeward. Leave Mark 4 to port.
  1. PENALTY SYSTEM
    1. A kiteboard which may have broken a rule of Part 2 while racing may, at the time of the incident, take either a One Turn Penalty, or alternatively, may take a Scoring Penalty under rule 44.3. A kiteboard taking a Scoring Penalty under this rule shall inform the Race Committe as soon as possible along with the identity of the other kiteboard involved. The Scoring Penalty will be 2 places added to her finishing score for that race. No flag is required. This changes Rule 44.3(a & b).
    2. Other Scoring Penalties: A kiteboard which may have broken a rule of Part 2 while racing, and did not take a penalty in accordance with SI 12.1, may take a Scoring Penalty after finishing or retiring but before the start of any related protest hearing. The penalty will be 4 places added to her finishing score for the race in question. A kiteboard taking Scoring Penalty under this rule shall register the penalty including the identity of the other kiteboard involved in the incident on the Scoring Penalty List at the Registration Desk within the Protest Time Limit. No flag is required. This changes Rule 44.3 (a & b)

  1. TIME LIMIT FOR EACH RACE
    1. The time limit for the first finisher in a race is 30 minutes.
    2. Competitors failing to finish within 15 minutes after the first competitor sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.
  1. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
    1. Protest Forms are available at the Registration Desk beside the container. Protests and requests for redress and reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.
    2. The Protest Time Limit is 60 minutes after the last competitor has finished the last race of the day, or the race committee signals no more racing today, whichever is later.
    3. 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 area located next to the Registration Desk. Parties to the protest should meet at the Registration Desk at the appointed time.
    4. Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform competitors under Rule 61.1(b)
    5. Breaches of instructions 1.7, 16, 18.2-18.5,19, 20 or 21 will not be grounds for protest by a competitor. This changes Rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breaches may be less than disqualification if the protest committee so decides.
    6. On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered
      1. Within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day;
      2. No later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day. This changes Rule 66.
    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 Rule 62.2.
  1. SCORING
    1. Scoring will be in accordance with Appendix A.
    2. Rule A2 will be changed. If five or more races are completed each kiteboard’s score shall be the total of their race scores, excluding the worst score. If 9 or more races are completed each kiteboard’s score shall be the total of their race scores, excluding the two worst scores.
    3. Three races are required to constitute a series.
  1. SAFETY
    1. All competitors shall wear wetsuits with a minimum thickness of 2ml, and have short sleeves as minimum coverage.
    2. Competitors shall not impede the passage of commercial vessels and shall comply with Coast Guard Navigation Rules. If a commercial vessel has sounded blasts, and the vessel or the Coast Guard identifies the rider, the Race Committee shall protest the rider, in which case the Protest Committee shall assume that the identified rider has impeded passage or violated Navigation Rules, and the identified rider shall have the burden of proving otherwise. In the case of a complaint by a Vessel Traffic or the Coast Guard, the protest time limit shall be extended up to two days after the conclusion of the regatta.
    3. A Race Committee boat may signal a rider to alter course to avoid impeding the passage of commercial vessels by making a sound signal and pointing at the rider. The signalled rider shall comply with the signal unless compliance would create an unsafe condition. If a rider fails to comply with such a signal, the Race Committee shall protest the rider, in which case the Protest Committee shall assume that the course alteration would have created an unsafe condition, and the protested rider shall have the burden of proving otherwise.
    4. A violation of any part of SI 16.3 may result in a non-excludable disqualification (DNE). The SWS will cooperate with and provide information relevant to any investigations of impeding passage or violation.
  1. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
    1. Equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water a competitor can be instructed by a race committee equipment inspector to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.
  1. ADVERTISING

Competitors may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

  1. SUPPORT BOATS

Team leaders, coaches or other support personnel shall stay outside of areas where kiteboards are racing from the time of the preparatory signal until all competitors have finished or retired, or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment.

  1. TRASH DISPOSAL

No competitor, coach, or other on water personnel shall put any trash in the water or on the beach or campground

  1. PRIZES

Prize giving will take place as soon as possible after racing has competed on Sunday, July 12th.

  1. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 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.

  1. INSURANCE

Each competitor shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of CDN $500,000 or the equivalent amount in another currency.

Attachment B: Rule changes approved by IKA / ISAF

  1. In Rules 29.1, 30.1, 30.2 and 30.3, change ‘, crew or equipment’ to ‘or competitor’.
  2. Add new rule F 3.31, Touching a mark:
    “While
    racing, a kiteboard shall not touch a mark when her proper course is to bear away after passing or rounding that mark.”
  3. Rule F4.44.1 is changed to read:
    “A kiteboard may take a One-Turn Penalty when she may have broken rule F3.31, or one or more rules of Part 2 in an incident while
    racing. Sailing instructions may specify the use of some other penalty. However,
    (a) when a kiteboard may have broken a rule of Part 2 and rule F3.31 in the
    same incident she need not take the penalty for breaking rule F3.31;
    (b) if the kiteboard caused injury, serious damage or a tangle or,
    despite taking a penalty, gained a significant advantage in the race or
    series by her breach her penalty shall be to retire.
  4. Rule F4.44.2 is renamed to “One-Turn-Penalty and changed to read:
    “After getting well clear of other kiteboards as soon after the incident as possible, a kiteboard takes a One-Turn Penalty by promptly making a turn with her hull in the water including one completed tack and one completed gybe. Forward motion shall be established between tack and gybe (or vice versa) with the sailor on the correct side of the hull in normal sailing position. When a kiteboard takes the penalty at or near the finishing line, she shall sail completely to the course side of the line before finishing
  5. In Rules 61.1(a)(4) and 62.1(b), change ‘damage’ to ‘ damage or a tangle’.
  6. at the end of Rule 62.1(b) add: “however, if prior to the incident, there is a clear risk of a situation that could cause an entanglement that a competitor could reasonably anticipate and avoid, and the competitor fails to do so, or if a competitor through his own actions creates a situation that carries a clear risk of entanglement, the competitor shall not be eligible for redress”
  7. Delete the last sentence of Rule F5.61.1(a)
  8. Delete Rule F5.62.1(e)
  9. Add new Rule 64.1(d):
    “When a kiteboard first breaks a rule of part 2 and, as a result, causes a tangle for which redress in given, she shall be scored RCT if she retired or DCT if she is disqualified. When she does this a second or subsequent time, she shall be scored DNE (disqualification not excludable).”

For races of the platinum fleets, rules 61.2 and 65.2 are deleted and rule 63.6 is changed to:
“63.6 Protests and requests for redress need not be in writing; they shall be made orally to a member of the

  1. in any way it considers appropriate and may communicate its decision orally.”
  2. Delete F 8 A.8. Ties shall be broken in accordance to the unchanged Appendix A.

ATTACHMENT A COURSE OPTIONS

2 1

3 4

START

finish

COURSE OPTIONS

COURSE #

1 = START, 1, 2, 3, FINISH

2 = START, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, FINISH

3 = START, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, FINISH