Start procedure

Waiting area: 

  • After the boat inspection the teams meet up at the end of the marina. (Area Rescue building, KNRM)
  • Organization gives the sign to leave the marina (to the start line) for each heat. 

Starting sequence:

  • The start will be in three fases. 50 boats, each heat. Boats must be ready for departure at the waiting area (KNRM) 15 minutes before the actual start.
  • Day one: numbers 1 until 50, heat 1, starting time 07.45 hour.
  • Day one: numbers 51 until 100, heat 2, starting time 08.00 hour.
  • Day one: numbers 101 until 150, heat 3, starting time 08.15 hour
  • Day two: numbers 101 until 150, heat 1, starting time 07.45 hour.
  • Day two: numbers 1 until 50, heat 2, starting time 08.00 hour.
  • Day two: numbers 51 until 100, heat 3, starting time 08.15 hour
  • Day three: numbers 51 until 100, heat 1, starting time 07.45 hour.
  • Day three: numbers 101 until 150, heat 2, starting time 08.00 hour.
  • Day three: numbers 1 until 50, heat 3, starting time 08.15 hour.

Start line:

  • The start line is between  buoy R-HD Oost and HD 44. See map
  • Teams who wants to fish the Amer and Merwede line up between buoy R-HD Oost & HD 46.
  • Teams who wants to fish the Hollandsdiep and Haringvliet line up between buoy HD 46 & HD 44.

Start procedure:

  • The signal to start will be given by waving a flag in matching colors with the sticker on your engine. 
  • It’s not allowed to start on signals (horns, etc) other than the organization flag. This to prevent false starts / accidents. 
  • In case of a false start a green flair will be lit. The team who will cause a false start will receive a time penalty of 1 hour fishing time!
  • At buoy R-HD Oost and HD 44 will be organization boats who will wave the flags. 
  • All boats need to line up next to each other and not in front of each other. 
  • All boats need to drive at least 100 meter straight forward before turning off in their prefered direction.

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