NOTICE of ICC regatta 2013
ICC Foundation and the Yacht club Bestevear Medemblik organize the ICC-Regatta from 14 to 20 September 2013 on the IJsselmeer in the Netherlands. During the races, the Regatta Office in Medemblik is the homeport of the fleet.
1.1. The ICC-regatta will be
governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2. The prescriptions of the Royal Dutch Yachting Association will apply
1.3. The ICC Notice of race (ICCNOR) and Sailing Instructions (ICCSI) including the requirements and restrictions of the lessor for the use of the boat, equipment and sails,
during the entire period of the ICC Regatta, set in the contract and additional instructions.
1.4. If Rules of Sailing are changed by the ICC Sailing Instructions they will be appear in full in the ICCSI. The Sailing Instructions
may also change other racing rules.
1.5. The requirements issued in the permission of the race by The Directorate-General of Rijkswaterstaat.
1.6. If there is a conflict between languages
the English text will take precedence.
Advertising will be restricted to category A.
3. Eligibility and entry
3.1. The participation of the races is only permitted for teams with a prior accepted subscription by the Organising Authority.
3.2. Eligible teams can ensure their participation by completing the previously sent form and return it with the required fee, to the Organising Authority before the 1st
March 2013. The registration for participation in the ICC Regatta 2013 ended on March 1, 2013.
3.3. Late entries will only be accepted with the prior permission
of the Organising Committee.
3.4. For all competitors the Organising Authority will provide yachts (pleasure crafts) for a crew of four to five.
These yachts are rented from commercial renting companies in Volendam en Lemmer and will be distributed before the races.
3.4.1. The distribution of the yachts
will take place by drawing lots.
3.4.2. All skippers shall undersign a contract with the renting company to take over the full responsibility for
the use of the yacht during the entire period off the regatta.
3.4.3. Each boat will be equipped with sufficient security means (Life jackets etc) for the entire
crew, including a towing line. The skipper has the full responsibility for the safety of the ship and the crew, including wearing of life jackets.
Competitors shall not modify the yachts, rigging or sails or cause them to be modified in any way. All equipment provided with the yacht for sailing purposes shall be carried while afloat.
Skippers are responsible for ensuring that the methods they use do not cause damage. Any damage caused by using any system other than supplied is at the liability of the skipper, not the lessor or his insurance. Equipment’s or ropes that were not given
by the lessor may NOT be used.
The penalty for infringement of the instructions in 3.5. and 3.5.1 will be disqualification
(DSQ) by RC for all races sailed in contravention of these instructions
If it appears that during
the regatta, injury to persons or damage to yachts or rigging is caused by wilful or negligent act, or cruise behaviour contrary to good seamanship, apart from the follow up by the protest committee and or the damage processing, the Organising Committee reserves
the right to exclude ship and skipper from further participation in the Regatta 2013.
The ISAF Sailor Classification Code will apply.
5.1. The fees to compete in the regatta 2013 is € 2500,- per team.
6. Qualifying series and final series
After minimal 4 selection
races, the OA will split the fleet in two classes. The best classified part will compete for the ‘Gold Cup’ and the other part for the ‘Silver Cup’.
7.1. The distribution of yachts is on Saturday the 14th of September between 09.00 hrs. and 12.00
hrs. in Lemmer and Volendam. After inspection and embarkation of the yachts, all competitors shall sail their assigned yachts to the Regatta Centre Medemblik, where they are expected to be before 18.30 hrs.
7.2. The first selection race will start at Sunday the 15th of September in the area of Medemblik. Instructions times and nautical positions will be issued in the Skippers meeting.
The official start of the ICC event is at Monday morning with a parade of sail to the honour of the official guests of the ICC foundation.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday –
at least two races per day are programmed.
On Friday is the return trip to the several locations, this journey is not a race but it should be sailed in convoy. The ultimate arrival time in the homeports of the fleet at 12 o’clock.
7.3. Dates of racing
15-09 selection racing
min. 2 races
16-09 selection racing min. 2 races, no warning
signal after 15.30 hrs.
17-09 racing min. 2 races
for Gold- and 2 for Silver Fleet
18-09 racing min. 2 races
for Gold- and 2 for Silver Fleet
19-09 racing min.
2 races for Gold- and 2 for Silver Fleet,
no warning signal after 15.30 hrs.
On racing days of 17-09, 18-09 and 19-09, the start signal of the gold class will be the warning signal of the silver
7.4. The ICC Race Committee (RC) has the right to postpone, abort starts, or abandon races in case of bad visibility, unfavourable weather,
heavy winds and gusts and when there is insufficient wind to finish the races within reasonable times. The decisions are exclusively made on the judgement of the RC. Starts will not be held in a wind of force of 7 or more of the scale of Beaufort, or in a
worse visibility of 1000 meters or less.
7.5. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day will be issued in the morning around
10.00 am. This time will be specified or adapted in the daily skipper meeting.
The SW figures of the Dutch Yacht Association shall apply as the handicap factor for the ICC races. In communication with the lessor, these figure will be assigned to the different yachts.
The handicap (SW) factors will be communicated in the ICC sailing instructions.
The Organising Authority reserves
the right to change the handicap factor if this is calculated incorrectly related to the weather circumstances during the races or on basis of other factors and will communicate this in erratum’s to the ICC Sailing Instructions.
9. Sailing instructions
The ICC Sailing Instructions
are available at the announcements in the homeports of the rented fleets on Saturday the 17th of September and on request in the regatta office in Medemblik.
10.1. During the races the regatta office in Medemblik is the homeport of the fleet.
10.2. On Saturday all competitors shall sail their assigned yachts from Lemmer or Volendam to the regatta centre in Medemblik.
All races in the series on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be held on the IJsselmeer near Medemblik.
On Friday is the return
trip to Lemmer or Volendam. This journey is not a race: it should be sailed in convoy. The ultimate arrival time at the harbours of Le Belle and Thinius is at 12 o’clock.
The courses to be sailed are mainly windward / leeward courses, in possible different variations. The courses to be sailed will be announced with their schedules
in the daily skippers meetings.
12. Penalty system
For the class rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.
12.2. Decisions of the protest committee
will be final as provided in rule 70.5.
The low-point scoring system,
Appendix A of the racing rules, will apply.
13.1. Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series of the selection races.
(a) the overall results of 4 selection races will qualify yachts to compete or in the Gold class or in the Silver class without discard.
13.2. Six races are required to be completed to constitute a series of the races in the Gold and Silver Class.
when fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When from 6 to 8 races
have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When 9 or more races
have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.
If during the Regatta the series mentioned above are not
completed as scheduled or if the RC considers it unlikely that the series will be completed (refer to paragraph 7), the RC has the right to reduce the number of races in the series. The RC can also decide to extend the series. Possible changes during the Regatta
will be communicated in erratum’s of the sailing instructions.
14. Support boats
Support boats shall be marked with a pennant with the letters RC.
Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the harbour.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Radio communication
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones and other electronic equipment as
Prizes will be given as follows:
- Daily prices for the best results of each race.
A first, second and third price for the best results in the regatta in each class
- a challenge-cup for the overall winner of
the gold class.
20. Disclaimer of liability
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.
The safety of a yacht and her entire management, including insurance, shall be the sole and inescapable responsibility of the skipper of
the racing yacht.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a sufficient cover.
22. Further information
For further information please contact the RC of the ICC by sending an email to
The Organizing Authority