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Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic is pleased to announce the return of Surface Line Week (SLW) challenge scheduled for 12-16 May 2014. The motto for this year's Surface Line Week is "We Have the Watch, Be Relevant, All Ahead Flank."   The 2014 SLW will be held at Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

SLW 2014 is a resurgence of a COMNAVSURFLANT tradition that allows commands to come together as a Surface Force with the ability to showcase athletic and professional skills in a week long friendly competition. The goal is to allow Sailors to display their athletic and professional talents while building camaraderie throughout the Surface Community and waterfront.

Overall command awards will be given for first, second, and third place in the following categories:

  • Large Command - LHD/LPD/LSD/CG/Staff
  • Small Command - DDG/FFG

Civilian personnel assigned to COMNAVSURFLANT tenant commands can and are highly encourage to participate but will not be counted toward command size.

Commands planning to participate in SLW events must sign up via email with the SLW Coordinator.  The deadline for signing up for events is 15 April 2014; however, commands are strongly encouraged to sign-up as soon as possible.  The email must include command point of contact and alternate point of contact, command size/category, and the sign-up sheets for the competitive event(s) your command is entering with the number of teams and/or individuals participating, where appropriate.

For more information regarding the competitions, entry fees and more, please refer to the Surface Line Week Notice:  COMNAVSURFLANTNOTE 5060

 

 Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events
Friday, 09 May 2014
Sunrise: 0603 Sunset: 2001
Start End Event Location CNSL POC
1000 1100 SLW Coordinators/Ship POC Meeting C-9 Auditorium LCDR Hinojosa
Monday, 12 May 2014
Sunrise: 0600 Sunset: 2003
Start End Event Location CNSL POC
0830 1000 SLW Kick-Off Event Fun Run JEB LC-FS LCDR Hinojosa
0830 0900 RADM Gumataotao Opening Remarks JEB LC-FS LCDR Hinojosa
0830 1600 Softball Tournament Vista Point Field ENS Emery
1000 1500 Stretcher Bearer/Corpsman Relay N-24 Gym LCDR Hicks/HMC Raysor
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Sunrise: 0559 Sunset: 2004
Start End Event Location CNSL POC
0800

1700

M240/.50 Cal Sim Shoot Ramage Hall Sub Leaning Facility, Bldg CEP 166 Mr. Mark Loose
0800 1700 Ship Handling Competition D-29 BDOC Spaces LCDR Sobol
0800 1600 Softball Tournament Vista Point Field ENS Emery
0830 1600 Seamanship Olympics (Knot Tying/BOSN Pipe/Line Heave) Parade Field BMCS Mayweather
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Sunrise: 0558 Sunset: 2005
Start End Event Location CNSL POC
0600 TBD Damage Control Olympics Farrier Firefighting School DCC Greene
0700 1600 Basketball Tournament CEP 58 Gym ENS Emery
0700 1600 Volleyball Tournament N-24 Gym Major Reyes
0800 1100 SAR Swimmer Competition Fleet Recreation Pool AWCS Flower
0800 1600 M240/.50 Cal Sim Shoot Ramage Hall Sub Leaning Facility, Bldg CEP 166 Mr. Mark Loose
1000 1500 Bowling Tournament Pierside Lanes LCDR Hinojosa
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Sunrise: 0557 Sunset: 2006
Start End Event Location CNSL POC
0700 1600 Volleyball Tournament N-24 Gym Major Reyes
0800 1200 SLW Golf Tournament Sewells Point Golf Course LCDR Hinojosa
0800 1100 SAR Swimmer Competition Fleet Recreation Pool LCDR Hinojosa
0800 1600 Basketball Tournament CEP 58 Gym ENS Emery
0800 1200 Rules of the Road/Moboard Competition D-29 BDOC Classroom LT Beckelhymer
1300 1700 SLW Golf Tournament Sewells Point Golf Course LCDR Hinojosa
 
Friday, 16 May 2014
Sunrise: 0557 Sunset: 2007
Start End Event Location CNSL POC
0800 1200 TGI Fitness Parade Field AOC Fancher/YN2 Sanders
1200 1600 Breezy Park Open for Closing Ceremony Attendess Breezy Point Park LCDR Hinojosa
1200 1300 Pizza Social Breezy Point Park LCDR Hinojosa
1300 1400 Chili Cook Off/Cake Decoration/Burger Competition Breezy Point Park CSCS Perry/LCDR Muroni
1400 1415 RADM Gumataotao Remarks Breezy Point Park LCDR Hinojosa
1415 1500 Awards Presentation Breezy Point Park LCDR Hinojosa

 Rules

Rules

General Rules for Athletic events. These rules apply to all athletic events unless specifically exempted.

  • The deadline for entry and sign-up sheet rosters and payment is 15 April 2014.
  • Category of the overall command competition will be divided as follows:

    • Large Command - LHD/LPD/LSD/CG/Staff
    • Small Command - DDG/FFG
    • Straight Competition - open competition; no categories; most events are as such.
    • Other competition - open to all as specified in event description.

  • Forfeit time is scheduled game time. Teams should assemble at least 20 minutes prior to start time and provide a POC via command registration for each event who will be contacted in case of the time change or notification of forfeiture.
  • If a command does not field a team, then that command's personnel may play on another command's team. Points will only be awarded to the command of the team's captain.
  • No one may play for more than one team in an event.
  • A team roster must be finalized and provided to the event coordinator for all team sports events no later than (NLT) 15 April 2014. Final rosters may be updated only if Midshipmen are augmenting teams and must be submitted to the SLW Event Coordinator prior to the event starting.
  • Events will be single elimination tournaments.
  • Points will be awarded to first, second, and third place in each event. Commands will also be awarded participation points for each event completed.

    • 15 points will be awarded to first place.
    • 10 points will be awarded to second place.
    • 5 points will be awarded to third place.

Notes:

    1. In addition, three participation points will be awarded to each individual command that completes an event. Commands will only be awarded points for one team.
    2. In the event of forfeiture, a point penalty will be assessed to the overall command's score. There will be a one point penalty for individual events and a five point penalty for team events that result in a forfeit. Consideration will be given for emergent schedule changes on a case-by-case basis.
  • Each command will be allowed at least one team/individual per event unless otherwise stated by the event. Although more than one team is permitted, each command should ensure that their Sailors do not over commit themselves. Attempts will be made to de-conflict events as much as possible, but ultimately it will be up to each command to field a team as assigned in the schedule of events or forfeit.
  • Tie games will be played to a conclusion. If a game is tied at the end of regular play then a tiebreaker round (inning, period, etc.) will be played to determine a clear winner.
  • If points from the individual event yield a tie for the overall winner, then duplicate awards will be given.
  • For events officiated by an umpire, umpire decisions are the final call on a given event and will not be changed by SLW staff.
  • Sportsmanship issues during events will not be tolerated and will be deferred to command Executive Officer and COMNAVSURFLANT Chief of Staff (COS). Ejection from any game is ejection from the tournament and the member must leave the field of play immediately.
  • All fees will be used towards referee fees and other SLW expenses.

 Athletic Competition

Athletic Competition

Softball. This event is command slze category competition. Softball will be played at the Naval Station Norfolk McCormick Softball Fields. Rosters may be composed of a maximum of 12 players. American Softball Association (ASA) rules will govern play. Only ASA approved bats from the current approved bats list will be used. Team captains may present bats to game umpires if any doubt remains as to whether a bat is authorized for use prior to the start of the game. Once play starts, anyone seen using a non-approved bat will result in an out for the team and individual ejection from the softball tournament. Any use of "altered" bats will result in team disqualification from the tournament. Games will be seven innings in duration with a 55 minute time limit. The run-rule of 10 runs after five innings applies. The count will start 1-1 and a foul ball on the third strike is an out. There will be no lead-offs. A six to ten foot arc is required on all pitches. Teams will provide their own gloves and bats or may arrange to check out equipment from the Naval Station Norfolk N-24 gymnasium MWR office. Softballs will be provided. A coin flip will determine the home team. International rules will be used to determine tie-breakers after seven innings of 55 minutes, which means the last batted-out from the previous inning starts on second base.

  • Each team will submit an entry fee of $75.00.
  • Each command SLW POC is responsible for attending the SLW kick-off event in order to receive the tournament schedule.
  • Forfeit time is game time. Due to the compressed schedule, all teams should be ready to play 20 minutes before the start of their game. All teams must have at least eight players to start each game.

Basketball. This event is command size category competition. Basketball will be played at the Naval Station Norfolk CEP-58 gymnasium. All members must be assigned to the command for which they are playing (the exception being that the member's parent command does not have a team playing). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules will apply with 20 minute running clock halves and two minutes in the second half on a stop clock.

All players must have a number on their jersey (jerseys are available for checkout at the Naval Station Norfolk N-24 gymnasium MWR office). Players are encouraged to wear either a team uniform or their own numbered shirts. Each team will consist of a maximum of 12 players and play will consist of five on five players on the court. For safety reasons, it is recommended that player shorts not have pockets. Only basketball shoes are allowed on the basketball court.

  • Each team will submit an entry fee of $90.
  • Each command SLW POC is responsible for attending the SLW kick-off event in order to receive the tournament schedule.
  • Forfeit time is game time . Due to the compressed schedule, all teams should be ready to play 20 minutes before the start of their game. All teams must have at least five players to start each game.

Golf. This is a straight competition (first, second, third, no category) . The golf competition will be held at the Sewell's Point Golf Course. A shotgun start is scheduled to start at 0800 and at 1330. Team check-in is required no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tee time. A four-golfer scramble format will be used, handicaps are not required. A team entry fee provides four greens fees, and two golf carts. Team rules will be provided to each team captain on the day of the tournament. Each command may enter as many teams as they desire, but all commands will be afforded at least one entry.

  • Each team will submit an entry fee of $160.00. Payment will be paid to the SLW Coordinators no later than 15 April, 2014. Entry fees include greens fees and cart rentals.
  • Each command SLW POC is responsible for attending the SLW kick-off event in order to receive the tournament schedule.

Fitness Competition. This event is command size category competition. The fitness competition will take place at the Naval Station Norfolk Parade Field. This competition will involve a run around half of the running track around the Parade Field, agility course, obstacle course, sand bag relay, and final sprint.

The teams with the top four times in the command size categories will advance to the tug of war playoff bracket to determine first, second, and third place. Teams will consist of no less than four and no more than six players. Team captains of teams advancing to the final round will determine the four players to participate in the tug of war.

  • Each command SLW POC is responsible for attending the SLW kick-off event in order to receive the competition brackets.

Bowling. This is command size category competition. The bowling tournament will take place at Naval Station Norfolk Pierside Lanes (located near Naval Station Norfolk Gate 5). Each command may enter as many teams as they desire, but all commands will be afforded at least one entry. Each team is limited to a maximum of five people with four members bowling in any one game. Substitutions may be made only at the beginning of a game. Competition will be held in two rounds, preliminary and final. Each team will bowl three games. The top four teams at the completion of the first three games will advance to the final round. If a command has two teams in the top four only one will be allowed to play in the final round. The determination of position will be determined by total pins. If there lS a tie in total pins, teams will bowl a ninth and tenth frame as a tie breaker. The final round will consist of three games with the overall first, second, and third place winners determined by total pins. If there is a tie in total pins, teams will bowl an ninth and tenth frame as a tie breaker.

  • Each team will submit an entry fee of $50.00. Fees will be used for shoe rental, lanes, and lunch special. Payment will be paid to the SLW Coordinators no later than 15 April, 2014.
  • Each command SLW POC is responsible for attending the SLW kick-off event in order to receive the tournament schedule.

Volleyball. This event is command size category competition. Volleyball will be played at the Naval Station Norfolk N-24 gymnasium. Each team may consist of a maximum of six players.

There will be no more than six and no less than three players on the court and playing the game at one time. Matches will be the best two of three, 15 point games with U.S. Volleyball Association (USVBA) rules in effect.

  • Each team will submit an entry fee of $50.00. Payment will be paid to the SLW Coordinators no later than 15 April 2014.
  • Each command SLW POC is responsible for attending the SLW kick-off event in order to receive the tournament schedule.

Fun Run. This event is a straight competition (first, second, and third; no category) . The Fun Run will serve as the kick-off event of SLW and will be held at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on Monday, 12 May at 0830. Commands may enter teams of four to compete in the Fun Run, or may enter as many individuals that wish to participate. In order for a command to be eligible for points, teams must cross the finish line together and will receive a team run time. The team's official time will be recorded once the last person on the team crosses the finish line. In order for a team to receive participation points all members must cross the finish line. Commands will only receive points for one team if multiple teams are entered. Individuals may participate but will not receive points towards their parent commands overall score.

  • Command POCs will submit Fun Run roster no later than 15 April. Midshipmen participation is encouraged and will be the only addition allowed on command rosters.
  • Each command SLW POC is responsible for attending the SLW kick-off event in order to receive runner's bibs and course information.

 Professional Skills Competition

Professional Skills Competition

Medical Diagnosis and Stretcher Race. This is a command size category competition. Each competing unit must field a team consisting of five individuals: one patient and four responders. All command teams must have one Hospital Corpsmen (HMs) participating. Each competing unit must provide its own stretcher and a gun bag with first aid dressing. All competitors will be in their Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) for the competition, covers will not be required while competing. Teams will be required to provide Moulage for the competition. Responders must properly assess, diagnose, treat, and transport the patient appropriately. Teams will demonstrate proficiency in treating the "GITMO Eight" wounds. Judging criteria includes diagnosis, treatment, and transportation skills from portions of the TORIS (CE Sheets) evaluation card and overall time elapsed to complete event.

Rescue Swimmer Competition. This is a command size category competition. Rescue Swimmer Competition will be held at the Fleet Rec Pool. Competition will consist of physical readiness and rescue swimmer application. Commands will enter teams made up of two swimmers. Competition consists of pull ups (5 points per pull up, max 100 points), sit ups (1 point per sit up, max 100 points), push up (1 point per push up, max 100 points), timed 200 meter swim/buddy tow, and timed litter swim. Litter swim will be a timed 200 meter with a survivor in the litter. Survivor for the swim/buddy tow will be the swimmer for the litter swim event.

Damage Control Olympics. This is a command size category competition. DC Olympics will be held at the Farrier Firefighting School. Commands may enter one team consisting of no less than 6 but no more than 15 personnel. Due to scheduling restrictions, only 18 teams may enter the competition. Teams will demonstrate DC proficiency by completing the following:

  • DC Level of Knowledge Exam
  • P-100 rig/operate
  • Pipe patching
  • Team FFE dress out
  • De-smoking
  • DC Relay
  • Tie-breaker event if required.

Teams will report in NWU for the Farrier Fighting School Staff in-brief. Teams will provide their own presentable blue working coveralls which must have all proper insignia and name tapes. Red coveralls are not authorized. Farrier Firefighting School will not provide any coveralls, boots, or flash gear to be worn by competitors. Covers are not required on the compound. Leather steel-toed boots must be worn by all team members. Medical screenings are not required as there will be no live fires.

Seamanship Olympics. This is a command size category competition. Seamanship Olympics will be held at Naval Station Norfolk D-29 BDOC spaces and the Naval Station Norfolk Parade Field. Commands may enter one team consisting of no less than 5 and no more than eight personnel. Seamanship Olympics is comprised of the following:

  • Shiphandling simulator
  • Rules of the Road/Maneuvering Board competition
  • Boatswain's Piping competition
  • Knot tying
  • Line heaving

Shiphandling Competition. Command POCs will submit the name, rank, and billet of the participant who will participate for the command. Each command may enter one qualified conning officer E-7 through 0-3 as their best shiphandler to represent their command. Competitors will use the ship class they represent. If that class of ship is unavailable, they can select another ship class with which they are familiar. Each competitor will be judged in conning their ship during an approach to a pier. Judges will award points for competitors based on the following criteria:

  • Maintain a safe distance from the channel buoys, piers and other ships.
  • Take wind and current into account.
  • Correctly utilize the Split ship concept to conduct pier work.
  • Make corrections for various locations of ship pivot point.
  • Approach the pier at a safe speed.
  • Land bow first when docking.
  • Land within limits (<0.5 kts all directions within 10 yards of BHS) .

Conning officers will receive evaluation from the judges following their event. In the event of a tie, competitors will conduct a secondary run to determine final score.

Rules Of The Road/Maneuvering Board Competition. Command POC's will submit the name, rank, and billet of each participant who will participate for the command. Commands will enter at least one but no more than two competitors for both events. The Rules of the Road competitor must be, at a minimum, the rank of E-7 through 0-3 and qualified Officer of the Deck. The Maneuvering Board competitor must, at a minimum, be CIC Watch Supervisor qualified. This portion of the Seamanship Olympics will be held at Naval Station Norfolk, Building D-29, BDOC spaces.

The Rules of the Road will be a 50 question exam using questions from the United States Coast Guard ROR exam question bank. Competitors will have one hour to complete the exam. Commands may use the same competitor from the Rules of the Road exam compete in the Maneuvering Board (MOBOARD) competition or a different competitor meeting the minimum qualification requirements.

Competitors for the MOBOARD competition must bring their own materials (i.e., MOBOARDS, dividers, parallel rulers, and pencils). No computers or calculators are allowed. The contest will consist of five MOBOARD problems of increasing difficulty.

There will be a one hour time limit for the competition. There will also be three tiebreaker questions worth five points each (no penalty for not answering, but if there is a tie, those who have correct answers get bonus points).

Completely correct entries will automatically negate all other partially correct submissions. Speed and tiebreaker points will determine winners if required. In the case of a tie, a run off competition will be arranged with entrants. Speed points will be awarded as follows: five points (or part of) under one hour (i.e., 56 minutes to 59 minutes: plus five points; 51 minutes to 55 minutes: plus 10 points; 46 minutes to 50 minutes: plus 15 points; etc.). The following scoring will apply: negative one point for each degree or fraction off (1.1-2); negative one point for each 100 yards off (1-100 yards.); negative one point for each minute or fraction of a minute off (1.1-2 min.). All competition decisions will be made by the event coordinator and are final.

Messenger Heave. The messenger will be 100 feet of standardized heaving line. Messenger heave consists of throwing the messenger through two markers 10 feet apart, 75 feet down range. A miss eliminates throwers. Competition will continue until a single thrower remains.

Knot Tying. Competition consists of tying five of the following knots, chosen by the event coordinator: clove hitch, bowline, square knot, double bowline, double becket bend, sheepshank, stopper hitch, Spanish bowline, reef knot in middle of a line, or a bowline on a bight. Each knot is tied simultaneously by all competitors. Grading is based on speed, correctness, and knowledge of general use of the knot. A 10 - second penalty is awarded for incorrectly tied knots. A 5 - second penalty is awarded for stating wrong usage of the knot.

Boatswain's Pipe. Competitors must provide their own standard Navy Boatswain's pipe. Competition consists of performing the following calls: mess call, pipe the side, pipe down, and sweepers veer. Grading is based on knowledge of use of the call, quality (crispness and clarity) of the call, and duration of the call. Competitors may be asked to perform the same call several times for judging purposes.

M-240/.50 CAL Simulated Shoot. This is a command size competition. The M-240/.50 CAL simulated shoot will be held at Naval Station Norfolk Ramage Hall Sub Learning Facility, Building CEP 166. Participating commands will enter two shooters for the competition and each shooter will fire both weapons. The competition will consist of a 100 round course of fire with both weapons firing simultaneously. Each shooter must be able to load and prepare the weapon alone. Assistance will only be provided if the weapon has a mechanical failure not caused by the shooter. If the shooter is not able to load and fire the weapon they will be awarded a zero for a score. Each shooter will fire one 100 round string at a target. Each individual score will be recorded and a combined score will be recorded. Shooters will then switch weapons and repeat the course of fire. Individual and combined team scores will be recorded in order to determine the event winner. In case of a tie, teams will shoot an additional course of fire until a Winner is determined.

Cake Baking/Decorating Contest. This is a straight competition (first, second, and third, no category). Any command may provide one entry prepared by a single Culinary Specialist in pay grade E-3 to E-6. Chili cook-off competitors may not participate in the cake decoration contest. The maximum size of the cake will be 2 ~ feet by 3 ~ feet (excluding decorations) and must not be taller than 10 inches from the base of the cake to the height of the tallest decoration. The cake must be cooked and decorated in the command's own galley. The cake will be limited to two layers (each no more than two inches thick) plus optional sculptures, using only butter cream icing, and the entire cake must be made of edible materials. Artistic lettering (long hand only) is permitted. Any appropriate nautical or naval theme may be used. Competitors must incorporate the SLW motto of "We have the watch, Be Relevant ... All Ahead Flank" in the design. Points will be awarded based on originality of design, color combination, texture of frosting, texture of cake, and taste. A 3 x 5 inch white index card will accompany the entry identifying the command, Culinary Specialists' name and recipe. On the back of the recipe card, the command's Executive Officer will sign to certify the cake was made from scratch by the Culinary Specialist named and in the command's galley. Competitors must deliver their cake entries to the Breezy Point Park no later than 1230 on 16 May. Entries arriving after 1230 will not receive a five point deduction.

Chili Cook-Off. This is a straight competition (first, second, and third; no category) . Any command may provide one entry prepared by any number of Culinary Specialists in pay grade E-1 through E-6. Cake decorating contest entrants may not participate in chili cook-off. A minimum of two gallons of chili must be prepared and cooked in the command's own galley. Final ingredients may be added just prior to the competition, onthe day of judging. A 3 x 5 inch white index card must accompany the entry identifying the command, Culinary Specialist(s) and recipe. On the back of the card, the command's Executive Officer will sign to certify the chili was made in the command's own galley. Points will be awarded on originality of ingredients, texture and appearance, and taste. Points earned for the chili cook-off will not count towards the command's overall SLW points total. The chili cook-off competition will be held from 1300-1400 at Breezy Point Park at NAVSTA Norfolk during the SLW Closing Ceremony.

Command Mascot Costume Contest. The SLW Closing Ceremony will include a command mascot costume contest. Commands are encouraged to submit one entry for the competition. Entries should personify the command's namesake, primary mission, and surface warrior ethos. Only one person may wear the costume. Judging will be based on crowd response to the entry. Winners will net receive points towards the overall SLW winners score.

Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation. The SLW Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation will be held at Breezy Point Park at Naval Station Norfolk on Friday, May 16 from 1300-1600. Awards will be given to the winners of each event and awards will be presented to each winning command for the small, medium, and large command categories. The overall points winner between the three command category winners will be named the overall SLW Champion. The championship trophies for each overall command category winner and overall SLW championship will be allowed to be taken to the winning command but must be returned to the COMNAVSURFLANT NLT 30 May.

 

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