16th International Nautical Competition 2013 aims to unite naval cadets from different

nations to promote goodwill and friendship, and to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the

foundation of the Turkish Naval Academy.


1. Distribution List.



Algeria, R.P.D.


Georgia, R.


Portugal, R.


Argentina, R.


Germany F.R.






Great Britain.


Russia, F.




Greece, R.






India, R.


South Africa, R.


Belgium, Kingdom.


Italy, R.


South Korea


Brazil, F.R.




Spain, Kingdom.


Bulgaria, R.


Jordan Hashemite King


Sweden, Kingdom.




Kazakstan, R.


Tunisia, R.


Chile, R.


Lebanon, R.




China, P.R.








Netherlands, Kingdom R.


United Arab Emirates


Croatia, R.


Norway Kingdom.


United States of America


Denmark, Kingdom.


Pakistan, Islamic.


Uruguay, Eastern R.


Egypt Arabic, R.




Venezuela, R.


Finland, R.


Poland, R. 


2. Place and Date.

16th International Nautical Competition 2013 will be held at the Turkish Naval Academy in Tuzla, Istanbul between 06th-10th May 2013.


3. General Program of the Championship.




Monday, 06 May 2013-Arrival of the Participants
Tuesday, 07 May 2013-Technical Meeting,


-Opening Ceremony


Wednesday, 08 May 2013-Sailing Competition

-Swimming Competitions

-Lifesaving Competition


Thursday, 09 May 2013-Seamanship Competition

-Closing Ceremony

Friday, 10 May 2013-Departure of all participants




4. Language. The language used during the competition will be English.


5. Composition of the Mission.

  • Team Captain/ Coach                       : 1
  • Competitors                           : 6
  • Total                                                  : 7


Competitors must beNavalAcademystudents, not older than 24 years old. Each team represented by SIX CADETS (not officer, neither petty officer nor private), while one or more cadet can participate in multiple events.


6. Access to the Location of the Competition.


  • The cost of travel to and from the host country (Turkey) must be covered by the participating country.


  • The organizer will ensure transportation from/to the place of arrival to theTurkishNavalAcademy.


  • Access toTuzla:


By bus or car  : Highway D100, Pendik exit, Rauf Orbay Cad. Deniz Harp Okulu / Tuzla.


By train                       : Railway Station Sirkeci (62 km)


By aircraft                  : İstanbul International Sabiha Gökçen Airport Kurtköy (15 km)

İstanbul International Atatürk Airport Yeşilköy (79 km)


7. Conditions of Stay.


  • During their stay in TUZLAfrom 06th-10th May 2013 missions are guests ofTurkishNavalAcademy.


  • Suitable board, lodging during the competition will be provided by organizer. The participants must pay extra expenses such as telephone calls, laundry services, additional food and beverage and etc.


  • Additional persons will not be accepted.


  • Medical emergencies (first aid) will be provided by the organizers. Host nations will be responsible for any additional treatment and/or routine medical care and payment thereof.


8. Uniform.


The competition will take place during winter period and national winter service uniforms with jacket and tie will be required for the opening and closing ceremony and mess dinner. For various sporting events, appropriate sports outfit (PE gear) is recommended. The bad weather gear for sailing events will be provided by the Turkish Naval Academy Sailing Department.



9. Weather Conditions.


The weather in April can range as follows: The possibility of rain is medium.


Daily high average temperature        : 22.10C

Daily low average temperature         : 13.50C

Average Humidity                              : 42 %

Average Winds                                              : 08 Knots

Local Currency                                              : Turkish Lira

Time Zone                                                     : GMT + 02:00


10. Deadlines for Agreements.


a.         Preliminary Agreement of Participation (Annex A) to be submitted before15th February 2013


b.         Final Entry of Participation (Annex B) to be submitted before 05th April 2013.


11. Custom and Visa Procedures.


Information concerning passports, visas and custom regulations can be obtained from Turkish Embassy in your country or your own Embassy inTurkey.


12. Correspondence.


Should you wish to correspond with the organizers of the 16th International Nautical Competition 2013, please use the any of the following:


Turkish Naval Academy,Tuzla,ISTANBUL


Phone                         : +90 216 395 26 30/ pbx (Extension 4080-4001)

Fax                                         : +90 216 395 26 58

Organizer website      : htpp://www.dho.edu.tr

            Email                                      : [email protected]

[email protected]


13. Events.


In Nautical Competition, there are four events:


Event                          :                       Race Categories                    :

Sailing                                    “LASER” class boat.

Swimming                                         200 mindividual medley,

100 mfreestyle,

100 mbreaststroke,

4×100 m freestyle relay.

Naval Pentathlon                               Life saving swim race.

Naval Pentathlon                               Seamanship race.



14. Rules.


            a.         General Evaluation Criteria


Each competition will utilize its own scoring system and team classification will be made accordingly. Team classification will be based on the n+1 scoring system, which will be carried out according to the following rules:


Place                            Points

1st     place                 (No. of teams +1) points

2nd    place                 (No. of teams -1) points

3rd    place                             (No. of teams -2) points

4th     place                 (No. of teams -3) points


Teams with zero points will automatically receive 1 point for that event. The final team classification will be based on the cumulative point of total of the 4 events of the competition. In case of two teams ending up with the same points total, the lowest score of the two teams from any one of the four events will be considered and the team with the higher score will place in front of the other.




Team A: 11 + 9 + 8 + 6 = 34 points

Team B:   9 + 7 + 9 + 9 = 34 points                          Team B will place higher.


            b.         Evaluation Criteria For The Sailing Events


            One participant from each team is to compete with a “LASER” class boat. The regatta will be governed by ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 (RRS), relevant Appendices, the current Class Rules of International Laser Class Association (ILCA), the Notice of Race (NOR), these Sailing Instructions (SI). The final team classification will be based on the n + 1 scoring system.


            Scoring System:


Finishing Place                                  Low Points System

1                                                         1

2                                                         2

3                                                         3

4                                                         4

5                                                         5

6                                                         6

Each place thereafter                        Add 1 point


If any two teams end up with the same score, the advantage goes to the team which has placed in front of the other team in the last leg of that event.



            c.         Evaluation Criteria For The Swimming Events


                        (1)       Swimming events will consist of the following categories: 200m. Individual Medley, 100m. Freestyle, 100m. Breaststroke, 4x100m. Freestyle Relay.


                        (2)       In swimming events, a swimmer is allowed to participate two races except for relay event.


                        (3)       Swimming events will be evaluated according to the men’s 50m. FIN scoring system and final scoring will be based on the n + 1 scoring system.


                        (4)       Swim suit rules will be conducted in accordance with FINA.


            d.         Evaluation Criteria For The Life Saving Race


                        (1)       The Life-Saving Race will be in a short course swimming pool. The rules are derived from CISM Naval Pentathlon Regulation 2009 edition. Total race distance is 75m. meters. The first 50m. must be swum with the working dress on.


                        (2)       The Life-Saving Race will consist of the following parts:

                                    (a) Dive from the starting block/edge of the pool,

                                    (b) The first 25m., after start under water swimming for first15 m.,

                                    (c) The second 25m., Freestyle swimming with working dress on,

                                    (d) Upon the completion of the first 50m. the working dress is taken off,

                                    (e)3 meter surface dive and underwater recovery of a1 m long standard plastic dummy, carrying the dummy for 20/30 m. until swimmer touches the other end of the pool with any part of his/her body.


                        (3)       The participant’s clothing will be given to him just prior to his turn in the life saving race by the technical jury.


                        (4)       During the15 meters underwater swim, the competitor must remain submerged at all times. Breaking of the surface is wrong. If a competitor surfaces earlier, there will be a 20 seconds penalty.


                        (5)       Competitors will undress in the water before diving for underwater recovery of the dummy.


                        (6)       An overview of the course for the life saving race is included at the end of the brochure.


                        (7)       Two participants from each team will take part in the race. The best score out of the two will be counted as the team score.


Evaluation will be based on the completion time, while final scoring will be according to the n+1 scoring system.



            e.         Evaluation Criteria for Seamanship Events


                        (1)       START


Each nation have two (2) Competitors on this event.


Dress for this event is sport suits. There will be not more than two (2) starts in one heat. The competitor that makes a false start at the second attempt will recieve a penalty for five (5) seconds. The second start will be valid for the all competitors.


                       (2)       HAULING CABLE


Cable of manila or nylon with a circumference between 15 and 20cm and 10.00m long with one end fixed to the pontoon and with a bight (loop) of about 20cm inside diameter in one end. With the exception of the fixed to the pontoon, the remainder (loop) is in the water. The competitor shall haul in the cable in its full length and place on the pontoon just behind the heaving (throwing) lines and the cable not be placed on any part of the heaving lines.


                        (3)       HEAVING LINES


Three (3) heaving or throwing lines of any length with one end loaded. Railing 1.00m height. One floating marker 10.00m in length moored parallel 15.00m from the pontoon. Competitors may not perform any portion of the bowline in the end of their lines. The tying end must be free of any knots or any aids of any kind.


Throw the heaving (throwing) line over the shoulder from behind the railing. The having line must pass over and between the ends of the barrier. After the throw fasten the end of the heaving line to the bight (loop) of the cable with a BOWLINE Knot. (see sketch)


Three attempts are mandatory. If a competitor fails in his third throw there will be 15 seconds penalty. In addition, the competitor must still tie his heaving line to the bight of the cable. It is optional for the competitor to leave after tying the bowline on the cable or wait for confirmation by the judge. If the competitor leaves before confirmation by the judge and the knot is not to be a bowline there will be 15 seconds penalty. If the judge indicates that the knot is invalid and yet the competitor is certain in his own mind that is correct, the competitor should continue. In this case head refree of the competition inspect and determine its validity.


                        (4)       SLALOM ROWING AROUND BUOYS


A small boat approximately 4.00m length, fitted with two oars and oarlocks. Five (5) equal buoys shall be anchored 15.00m from each other’s.


The competitor will pass buoys during two laps. In the first lap the competitor will row slalom and the competitor must pass the first buoy on the right side (looking at the buoys from the start) and the next (the second buoy from the start) on the left side. When the competitor reaches the fifth buoy, he/she passes it on the right side and the turn 1800  before going back. Thereafter the competitor reach the first buoy he/she shall pass it on the left side (looking at the buoys from the start) and turn 1800 before starting the second lap.



In the second lap (the way of passing buoy is optional) the competitor has to move to the fifth buoy from the start and then pick up the shackle from the fifth buoy (It is not necessary to turn around the fifth buoy in the second lap with the boat.) and carry it to the finish line. After passing the finish line the competitor must show the shackle and pin to the referees.


            If competitor faIls to round a buoy correctly there will be 15 seconds penalty for that buoy or correct that round. If the competitor faIls to bring the shackle or pin to the finish line (to show it to the refree) there will be 10 seconds penalty for each missing part.



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