Notice of race

Buckley Goblets

Friday 15th September 2017

West Mersea to Oostende

Organising authority
West Mersea Yacht Club & EAORA

EAORA Overall Series
Royal Thames Yacht Club East Coast Championship
EAORA Youth Programme

Prize giving: At the Royal North Sea Yacht Club Ostend on Saturday 16th September 2017 – time will be announced.

High Water: West Mersea 0742 BST 4.0M Ostend 2120 BST 4.2M (add 1 hour for Belgium Summer Time)

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 0655; Class 2 0705; Class 1 0715 ( Refer to EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1 for Class Handicaps.)

Start Line: The start line will be a line between the main mast of the Committee Vessel lying to the west of the Nass Beacon and an outer distance mark (Yellow Buoy with black flag) approximately 2 cables to the south of the Committee Vessel. Yachts start in an easterly direction leaving the Committee Vessel to port and the outer distance mark to starboard.

Course: Colne Bar (P); North Eagle (S); N.E. Gunfleet (S); Long Sand Head (S); Avoid Obstruction area; Buitenstroombank Buoy (P); Finish Line. Approx. distance 86 miles.

Finish Line: The Finish Line is a line extending from the O3 Buoy (Green) to the Binnestroombank Buoy. Yachts must record their own time when crossing the line with the Binnenstroom Bank Buoy bearing 225° M. (For Reference the position of the Binnenstroombank Buoy is approximately; 51 14’.47N 02 53’.65E)

Areas that are obstructions
A yacht shall not enter an area designated as an obstruction.
Obstruction
Co-ordinates of Vertices (Latitude/Longitude (WGS84) or Description
TSS – Sunk Traffic Separation Scheme South
A – 51 43.22N / 01 42.72E
B - 51 43.66N / 01 50.36E
C - 51 38.74N / 01 43.70E
D - 51 39.17N / 01 50.92E

Trophies: BUCKLEY GOBLETS (1st OVERALL); 43RD LIGHT INFANTRY TROPHY (1st CLASS 1)
ROYAL NORTH SEA YACHT CLUB CHALLENGE CUP (DRAGON CUP) (1st CLASS 2)
LAWSON TROPHY (1st CLASS 3); WMYC MEDALLIONS FOR OVERALL FIRST THREE PLACES
WMYC GLASSWARE FOR CLASS WINNERS

Entries Close: Friday 8th September 2017

Entry Fee: £45.00 - Use separate Buckley Goblets race entry form. Electronic payment to WMYC, Sort Code: 20-22-67, Account: 70947296 (Reference: Race & Yacht Name) Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

Charts: 3741; 1975; 1406; 1872; 1873 or Imray C1, C30

Note: Supper available at the WMYC from 1900 on Thursday 14th September 2017. Please book with the club. Launch details will be available in the part 2 sailing instructions.

Race HQ (Start): West Mersea Yacht Club; 116 Coast Road; West Mersea; CO5 8PB
Tel: 01206 382947 fax: 01206 386261 email: info@wmyc.org.uk

Race HQ (Finish): WMYC Representative; c/o Royal North Sea Yacht Club; Montgomery Kaai 1; B-8400; Oostende.
Tel: 0032 59 702 754; email: info@rnsyc.be

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