W.V. Ouderkerkerplas
22, 23 en 24 May 2015
Watersportvereniging Ouderkerkerplas (WVOP)
Aan de wind 9
1191 LD Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
Noord Holland
The event will be governed by
- The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013/2016 with Appendix E
- RC Laser Class Rules
- Basic rules RC Laser sailing (incl. the standard Sailinstr. UKRCLA)
- Heat Management System (HMS 2007)
Any changes made to the (Sailing)Instructions will be posted on the Official Notice Board at
Race Control.
Except for any start or finish marks, boats hull or rigging may touch a mark on the course,
provided that the mark has been rounded correctly as described by the course set. This
varies RRS 31.
All skippers are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times
(Physically and verbally). When there become a dispute, you can not approach an other
competitor(s) or third parties with physically and/or loud verbal harassment. It will not be
tolerated and will result in exclusion (DSQ) for further event.
They must, individually, be insured with third party liability insurance with a minimum cover
of Euro 1,500,000 per event, or equivalent.
Competitors participate in the Regatta entirely at their own risk.
Class Rules
All boats will have to comply with the RC Laser Class Rules - version dated 7 th June, 2011,
with current approved amendments up to August 2012. All boats can be subject to
compliance checks, to the Class Rules. Sail identification shall comply with the diagrams and
guidance provided by RC Laser Ned and the UKRCLA. This varies RRS E6.
D rigs, whether factory supplied, or produced by John Tushingham, may be used.
All signals will be made from ashore, from race control, which will be located adjacent to the
start line.
Information for the competitors regarding Race Areas, Marks, and Courses, will be advised
verbally by the Race Committee, and clearly shown on the Race Notice Board.
The scores will be processed by using the Heat Management System (HMS 2007). Depending
on the number of participants and group number, If the number of participants makes it
possible to sail than in one group, the ZW-scoring program will be used.
Entries can be made using a copy of the registrationform (get one with a link in our forum)
The number of entries is set at a maximum of 45. If necessary, a waiting list will be compiled.
Registration is open until May 1st, 2015.
Required entrance Fee
Entry fee: € 65.00. These costs must be paid as soon as possible after the registration, if it
surely be paid before May 1st (bank account number and other required information, see
the registration form).
Subscriptions are only confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee. Registrations for which
no fee is received on May 1st, will expire on May 2th.
Due to reservations and other matters, it is not possible to cancel after May 1st 2015, and
then no refunds will take place.
For sailors who arrive on Thursday, there are opportunities to sail or to watch the racing site.
Data (time) for this Thursday will be announced later. However, there is no support for
example when a boat is become lost.
Preliminary program
Thursday, May 21
Times to be determined (depending on occupancy and interest)
Probably in the afternoon there is time for registration and boat inspection.
Friday, May 22
09:00 Registration and inspection boats (the boats must be inspected before 10:30)
10:30 Briefing
11:00 Start of the 1st seeding race
15:30 No race to start later than this time
16:30 International meeting RCLICA
Saturday, May 23
10:00 Briefing
10:30 Start of the 1st race
16:30 No race to start later than this time
18:00 Captains Dinner
Sunday October 26
10:00 Briefing
10:30 Start of the 1st race
15:00 End of the matches
16:00 Prize giving
Information about the (sailing) area and facilities
Watersportvereniging Ouderkerkerplas
Watersports Association Ouderkerkerplas is located on a lake near Amsterdam.
It is a private club with its own clubhouse and sail area. Behind and around the clubhouse
area there is pavement and grass. In bad weather or rain there can be sought for a different
solution This will be announced later. No boat will be allowed in the Clubhouse in a rigged
There is a boat storage for the club members but we do not know if we can use it. As a
consequence there will be many boat bags and stands about the club premises. Think
carefully about a means of identification.
For those of you with less than generous room in cars, or who are sharing transport, it will
be possible to leave boat bags overnight within the clubhouse, but the Club cannot accept
any responsibility of any sort, for boats and equipment so left on the premises.
Additionally, there is parking in the area and we are still investigating whether opportunities
for camping on-site. Also in the neighborhood there are several possibilities (hotels,
campsites) to stay.
There will be food and drink available in the clubhouse. There maybe will a possibility to preorder for lunch in the morning.
There will be a social event-diner on the sat evening in the clubhouse or in a nearby
restaurant, cost and more details to come.
The region
The village and lake-location is nearby our capital city and airport, so there are hotels in the
vicinity of the area and the region. There are several nice restaurants in the village.
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is easy to reach it is nearby the the A9, A2 and A10. Furthermore
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel also well served by public transport. The nearest station is Station
Holendrecht or Station RAI. Schiphol Airport is 19 minutes away by car. If transfers are
required, please contact timely, then we will see what is best to facilitate you sailors!
Further information is available via the site and forum www.rclaser.nl
The host club Watersports Association Ouderkerkerplas has its own site www.wvop.nl
RC Laser Nederland