Notice of race

Amazon Cup

Saturday 21st July 2018

This race has a twist, the first part of the race is defined, but when the SW Barrow Buoy is rounded it is up to the entrants to devise there own safe water course to arrive at the finish line at Ramsgate. There is a prize for the Navigator who produces the most innovative course, so keep a record of the course.

This race also provides a feeder to Ramsgate for Ramsgate week and / or the Round the Goodwins Race. 

Organising authority
Colne Yacht Club





Brightlingsea to Ramsgate

EAORA Overall Series

EAORA Youth Programme Race


Organising Authority:

Colne Yacht Club


Prize giving:  Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate immediately after the race.

High Water:   Brightlingsea: 0728 BST 4.6M           Ramsgate: 1917 BST 4.3M.

General Conditions for Entry: All Entrants must comply with the requirements of the EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1.

Safety: ISAF Special Regulations Category 3 with a Category 2 Life Raft.

Warning Signals:  Class 3 0755; Class 2 0805; Class 1 0815; Refer to EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1 for Class Handicaps.

Start Line: The starting line is defined by a triangle atop a pole on the river face of Bateman's Tower and a transit triangular mark fixed to the promenade railings which also acts as an inner distance mark. Transits on the Mersea shore at the opposite end of the line are indicative, but not definitive, except as outer distance marks.

Course A: Colne No. 13 Buoy (P); Colne Bar (P); Eagle (P); Wallet Spitway (S); Swin Spitway (P); Whittaker (S); West Swin (P); SW Barrow (P); Entrants should now sail their own choice of a safe water course, complying with all regulations, to arrive at the Ramsgate channel Buoy No 2 (S); then continue to the Finish Line. (48 NMiles Approximately).

Course B: To be advised

Finish Line: The Finish Line runs 120° magnetic from Race Hut Flag Mast to the North Quern Buoy. Number 6 which may not be on the finish line is an inner distance mark. Yachts should take their finishing time when North Quern bears 300° magnetic (reciprocal of the bearing above – although this is immaterial as the boats will finish as soon as their bow reaches the mark). Please take note of how close the North Quern is to the Quern Bank.

Trophies:               AMAZON CUP (1st Overall)

                                Colne Yacht Club Glassware

                                Navigators Cup (awarded at annual prize giving dinner) for the most innovative course after the SW Barrow. Entrants should keep a record of the course sailed for the benefit of the judges.

Entries Close:  Friday 13th July 2018

Charts:             3750; 1975 and 3741

Entry Fee:        £35 - Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority. Electronic payment to Colne Yacht Club, Sort Code: 20-21-73, Account: 40286141 (Reference: Race & Yacht Name)

Race HQ:  Colne Yacht Club; Waterside, Brightlingsea CO7 0AX

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