NOTICE OF RACE
ARUBA INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2016

LOCATION IS SURFSIDE BEACH ARUBA – BETWEEN AIRPORT AND SEA-ARUBA

1. RULES

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, the rules of entered classes, except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions.
1.2 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

2.1 The regatta is open to all yachts in the Racing, Cruising and Open class, open sailboats in the Sunfish, Optimist and Beachcat class, Windsurf and Kitesurf classes.
2.2 Eligible participants may enter by completing the form on Friday August 19th 2016 from 4 pm till 7 pm at the registration desk at Surfside Beach, Aruba.

3. RATING CERTIFICATES

3.1 Racing class: Your boat must have a valid 2014, 2015 or 2016 CSA digital rating certificate. Only these digitally certified certificates are considered valid. Please have this taken care of before coming to registration.
3.2 Cruising Class/Open Class: Live-aboard and Cruising boats may elect to sail in the Open Class or the Cruising Class under the Simplified CSA Rating Rule. These boats do not need to be measured. Filling out a simple form is all that is required. The idea behind this is to allow live-aboard / cruising boats to join the fun. It is not intended for boats that do a fair amount of racing or for high performance boats.
3.3 The division between classes will be announced at Friday Aug 19th 8:00 pm. Written requests for Redress on ratings and class division will be received till 8:30 pm and be considered by the RC. The RC decision on this Redress will be announced not later than 9 pm. This decision will be final.

4. ENTRY FEES

4.1 To complete registration participants must complete registration at the registration desk and pay their entry-fee.
4.2 Required fees for participation in the Aruba Regatta competition are as follows:
US$. 140 – for Yachts (4 participant packages)
US$. 70 – for Beach cats (2 participant packages)
US$. 35 – for Sunfish (1 participant package)
US$. 35 – for Windsurf and Kite surf (1 participant package)
US$. 20 – for Windsurf under 18 (1 participant package)
US$. 20 – for Optimist (1 participant package)

5. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5.1 The Aruba Regatta races will take place on Saturday Aug 20 and Sunday Aug 21, 2016.
5.2 There will be two awards ceremonies. Awards ceremony for the Aruba International Regatta junior classes will be on Sunday, Aug 21, 6:00 p.m. at Surfside Beach. Awards ceremony for all other Aruba International Regatta classes will be on Sunday, Aug 21, 7:00 p.m.

6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

6.1 The sailing instructions will be available on the day of registration.

7. VENUE

7.1 Registration is at the regatta office at Surfside Beach, Aruba.

8. SCORING

8.1 For all classes, the low points scoring system will apply. Any number of races completed shall constitute a series. When all planned races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

9. PRIZES

9.1 In the Aruba Regatta, awards will be given to:
– The 1st, 2nd and 3rd yacht in the Yacht sailing classes.
– The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Sunfish, Optimist and Beach Cat classes.
– The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in Windsurf and Kitesurf classes.

10. CLEAN REGATTA

10.1 Participants and spectators of the Aruba International Regatta are invited to visit the Clean Regatta stand at the Aruba International Regatta site and to engage in the regatta’s effort for a sustainable event.

11. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

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