Detail information event

Event name2012 NK Speed
Start DateSunday, January 1, 2012
End DateMonday, July 1, 2013
Event contactinfoMartin van Meurs
Event moderatorDylan de Jong
Event sponsorSimmer, Telstar, van den Berg, KA, Prolimit

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The Dutch Open Championship 2012 in the windsurfing discipline Speed will be held at a high speed spot in the Netherlands. The location depends on the forecast, wind direction and tide. The final will be held in one weekend. If in the given weekend the minimum average speed over 1 race (see Scoring) is reached the winners are known and will be called Dutch Champions. As we aim to sail in high wind the final call can be made at the latest one day in advance of the race. The race director will call a weekend at the first suitable forecast to reach the reach the required minimum average speed. If the minimum speed won’t be reached, despite the promising forecast, the stand-by period will be prolonged up until the moment the minimum speed has been reached during a stand-by weekend.  Warnings to announce a potential racing weekend will be sent to all competitors at least three days before the proposed Championship weekend.

 Racing stand-by Dates

September: 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30

October: 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28

The championship will be held in one weekend or weekend day, depending on the wind conditions. The winners of the weekend will be the Dutch Speed Champions of 2012.

The day before the scheduled racing weekend information about the racing weekend can be found on the event website www.gps-speedsurfing.comor www.wedstrijdsurfen.nlfrom the class-association.

Organisation authority

The organisation authority consists of Surfclub Gooimeer in conjunction with the Watersportverbond, Stichting GPS-speedsurfing and NVW. 


The regatta will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) including Appendix B, the prescriptions of the Watersportverbond, the Notice of Race and the Sailing instructions.

Classes and divisions

The Open Dutch Championship is open for the following divisions:

-       Male

-       Female

Dutch competitors shall have a valid licence of the Watersportverbond.

A minimum of 16 inscribed competitors are required for a valid event.

A minimum of 8 competitors are required to constitute a division.

 Entree fee

The entree fee for inscription will be € 50,00. The entry fee needs to be paid at the fisrt raicing day. 

(This includes the fee for the organisation of the race, safety boat(s) and water transportation to the speedspot when applicable).


Twenty riders per class (male and female) can qualify for the event.

Registered competitors can qualify for the Dutch Championship final in two ways:

  1. The ten riders setting highest average www.gps-speedsurfing.com5x10 speeds on Dutch waters from April 14 up until the weekend before the Dutch Championship is being sailed, will qualify for the event.
  2. The ten riders ranked highest in the USM series up until the weekend before the Dutch Championship is being sailed, will qualify for the event.

In case some of the riders qualify based on the best speeds on Dutch waters and their rank in the USM series, additional places for the final will be allocated to the eleventh fastest and lower ranked riders in the average speed ranking under point one up until the twenty qualifying places are filled.


Competitors shall register for the event on www.gps-speedsurfing.combefore the start of the qualification period (before 14 April).

If the required minimum number of competitors before that date isn’t reached no Dutch Championship will be held.


Competitors shall use their own GPS equipment.

The current allowed gps-equipment is: Locosys Navi GT31 with the most recent firmware and appropriate settings.

Sailing instructions

The sailing instructions will be available at the registration office at time of registration.

Racing schedule

First possible start 10.00 hrs.

Last possible start/finish is depending on the daylight available for a safe return.

Any alterations will be announced a.s.a.p. via the websites or on the location.


The discipline for the Dutch Championships will be Speed, measured by GPS. Heat duration will be a minimum of one and a half hours..When sailing at a tidal venue with a limited time frame,  the heat duration can be as long as the tide allows.


The low point scoring system of Appendix B (RRS rule B8.3) will apply.

The Championships consist of a series of races. A minimum of one race will be valid for a Championship and a maximum of five series races can be held. The discard profile of RRS rule B8.2 is changed in:

Sailed races

Worst scores excluded

1 – 2


3 – 4




The speed will be measured with GPS and the minimum speed calculated over 2 runs of 10 seconds for a valid race is 40 knots for the best rider registered for the event.

More than one race can be run and the championship can be held over two days in oneweekend on one location.


Winners of the overall scoring will be awarded “Dutch Champion Speed 2012”, provided the division “women” has eight or more competitors, and “men” has sixteen or more competitors. They will receive the “Watersportverbond pennant” and a medal.

 For each division applies:

1 - 4 competitors               1 prize

5 - 7 competitors               2 prizes

8 or more competitors       3 prizes.

 Rights to use name and likeness

In participating with this championship, a competitor automatically grants the Organising Authority and the sponsor of the Event, the right in perpetuity, to make, use and show, from time to time and at their discretion, any motion pictures, live and still pictures, tapes or films for television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition in which the competitor participates and all material related to the event without compensation

 Drug testing

Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances. Drug testing may take place during the event.


Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk, see RRS 4 - Decision to Race.  The organising authority or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the event.

The use of helmets and impact vests is strongly recommended.


For every competitor at least a valid third-party liability insurance shall exist with a minimum cover of

€ 500.000,-- per event or the equivalent in the currency of the country of registration of the competitor.



For more information about the racing contact:

St. GPS-speedsurfing - Roger van Tongeren







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