Harbour facilities and rules

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You can read all about the harbour in the nice flyer we made for you.

Harbour Rules

Water is cool, but can be risky. So we have some rules specific to the harbour to keep it safe and fun:

  1. In the harbour we deal with moving vessels and vehicles. We require you to follow instructions by crew when needed;
  2. The captain (not the harbour authority nor passengers) is the sole responsible person on moving vessels. The main task is to safeguard the ship and its souls. According to Dutch law you have to follow the Captain’s instructions (seating, the use of life vests, help to dock a ship, wait for the next ferry or not travel at all, etc.);
  3. It is everybody’s duty do everything possible to prevent accidents from happening and prevent injury and/or damage;
  4. Ships are to contact Safe Harbour before arrival by VHF or phone;
  5. No ship shall be anchored within 100 meters of the dock. Nor lay lines, nets, pots or floating gear in a way that can obstruct other visitors without the (S)harbourmasters permission;
  6. Maximum speed within 100 meters of the harbour is 5 km/h (2.7 knots);
  7. No vessel should discharge rubbish or pollutant of any kind. The harbour is in an environmental zone. Violations must be reported to authorities. It’s filthy and unhealthy. No dumping!
  8. Water carries noise far. No loud noise between midnight and 8am unless needed;
  9. Children up to 12 years are not allowed to play alone in the harbour area. Watch your children: water is not without risk!
  10. The harbour has an area where vessels aren’t allowed to move. A line with yellow balls indicates this. You can use this space at your own risk. Use common sense (e.g. be there with your kids, don't swim alone in the dark, don't swim intoxicated);

We work hard to make SHA2017 a brilliant experience for you. These rules are to help make that happen. After safety the main priority is to ensure you have a good time at SHA2017. Please understand that and be excellent to each other!


Hackers in a Harbour! At SHA2017 we operate the Safe Harbour Authority to meet all your water, first aid, security and fire protection needs. In the harbour you will find a place filled with fun activities, ships and experiences. The highlights and rules can be found in this flyer. Safe Harbour is the safe haven for hackers, a place where you can choose to either raise or lower your privacy shield! We have the following facilities:

  1. Safe Harbour Office! The main stage of the Safe Harbour is the Ebenhaëzer. This beautiful historic ship operates as the office of the Safe Harbour Authority or: the (S)Harbourmaster’s office. During SHA2017 there will always be someone in the office and you can call us 24 hours a day. It will be the Infodesk for people arriving over water. It will be docked at the beginning of the pier as an official entry point for the event.
  2. Docking places for boats. When registered and in possession of a ticket you can dock your boat in the harbour and have one of the coolest places to sleep and relax. We have infrastructure to deliver water, power and networking. For captains we offer a captains club and with a little bit of luck our own official licensed butler with sailing expertise will take care of your service requests;
  3. Underwater Hacking. For our youngest hackers we have snorkeling gear to let them discover the deeper waters under the Safe Harbour. Please ensure that the kids aren’t unattended. Snorkeling is possible thanks to Family Village.
  4. SSL or Safe Sailing Lessons. For young hackers we also have limited places in our sailing class. Every day (from Aug. 4th through 8th) an instructor will teach them how to move across the water. We offer this service for free, but have very limited spots available.
  5. Let Doctors hack you if needed! If the tides get too high or things go awry we have Doctors on a Boat coming to your rescue. They will assist during harbour events. Our medical experts form a group of highly trained physicians, nurses and rescue specialists and service the entire camp! In case of emergency the best medical care possible is coming your way over sea or land: As a special feature they also bring a quad and an ambulance to save souls! We are Safe Harbour.
  6. Hack a Canoe or water ballSHA2017! The Family Village enables the opportunity to use canoes on the Nuldernauw! Jump in one of our 10 boats and explore the environment or let kids play inside a water ball. Arrange your experience in the Safe Harbour Office.
  7. Ferry service! For transport across the Nuldernauw and anchored ships we offer a ferry service on board of our ship: the Hash. During camp the hours of operation start at 9 am and we stop at 2am. The ferry only runs when requested: so contact Safe Harbour and travel in style. Please note that extreme weather can be a reason not to operate the vessel.
  8. Hack boats! On August 7th at noon the harbour will be a place for building ships. We have a cardboard boat race where hackers of any age can build their own ship. At 3PM, one by one, the vessels will race 25 meters through the harbour for the best time, eternal honor and special membership to the captain’s club. Bring materials and optimism! Info on the Wiki and in the Harbour!
  9. Butler service and Captain’s Club! Captains guiding their ship through rough water deserve a break. This is why they will meet Machteld, a fully licensed butler with boating experience, to ensure they get the best service SHA2017 has to offer! Skippers can also relax in the Captain’s Club. A special club next to the Safe Harbour Office in the water. After all: Bringing your boat to SHA2017 should be a rewarding experience!
  10. Learn from the Titanic. When thinking about safety there is a pre and post Titanic-era. IT security resides in the pre […] era. What if we were to take a post-Titanic mindset? Join the lecture by our (S)harbourmaster Brenno de Winter: Aug. 5th 17:20 Track: Ra
  11. Safety, cohesion, stewards and first aid expertise. The Safe Harbour Authority is a full member of the team that has everything to do with your safety and security. We are involved in organising everything needed for stewards, safety and first aid to make that happen in a safe way from trainings to making contingency plans. From the harbour office on a ship we will administratively arrange everything non-crises;
  12. Hack the Fire Truck! Did you know a fire truck is filled with technology and communication equipment? Is all this technology and data protected well enough? Help the safety region “Noord- en Oost Gelderland” and deliver the best tip for improvement. Your skills might help the fire brigade actually save lives. To ensure that no finding will be reported in vain. Madison Gurkha collects and bundles the results. Join the challenge on August 7th and 8th between 09:30 and 16:00. Join by registering at the Safe Harbour Office. The best improvements tips will be rewarded with a nice range of Arduino’s and Rasperry Pi Zero’s graciously donated by Madison Gurkha!