Notice of race

Buckley Goblets

Saturday 16th September 2017

West Mersea to Ramsgate

Due to Red Diesel proplems experienced at Ostend during the Offshore Regatta 2017 the Committee and WMYC have agreed that for 2017 this race will finish at Ramsgate. We thank the Royal Temple Yacht Club for their assistance in making this possible.

Organising authority
West Mersea Yacht Club & EAORA

NOTICE OF RACE (Amended 23/7/2017) BUCKLEY GOBLETS SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2017 West Mersea to Ramsgate EAORA Overall Series; Royal Thames Yacht Club East Coast Championship; EAORA Youth Programme

Organising Authority: West Mersea Yacht Club Prize giving: At the Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate on Saturday 16th September 2017 – time will be announced. High Water: West Mersea 0920 BST 4.1M Ramsgate 2125 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 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 A: NW Knoll (S); Wallet Spitway (S); Swin Spitway (S); Whitaker (S); SW Barrow (P); Alice (P); Knock John No.4 (P); Black Deep No. 8 (S); Outer Fisherman (S); Thanet N (S); NE Spit (P); Broadstairs Knoll (S); Channel Marker No. 2 (S); Channel Marker No. 4 (S); Finish Approx. Distance 65 Nmiles

Course B: NW Knoll (S); Wallet Spitway (S); Swin Spitway (P); Whitaker (P); Sunk Head Tower (S); Black Deep No. 1 (S); Black Deep No. 3 (S); Black Deep No. 8 (P); Outer Fisherman (S); Elbow (S); East Brake (S); Channel Marker No. 2 (S); Channel Marker No. 4 (S); Finish Approx. Distance 58 Nmiles

Course C: Colne Bar (P); North Eagle (S); N.E. Gunfleet (S); Sunk Head Tower (S); Black Deep No. 1 (S); Black Deep No. 3 (S); Black Deep No. 8 (P); Outer Fisherman (S); Elbow (S); East Brake (S); Channel Marker No. 2 (S); Channel Marker No. 4 (S); Finish Approx. Distance 59 Nmiles

Finish Line: The Finish Line is an extension to seaward of the forward mast of the RTYC Squarehead on the East Pier, marked by an orange triangle, and the North Quern Buoy with the Number 6 Channel Marker acting as the IDM, but not necessarily on the line. Yachts should take their finishing time when North Quern bears 118° magnetic. (Please take note of how close the North Quern is to the Quern Bank.)

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: £35.00 - 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; 1823 or Imray C1, C30

Note: Supper available at the WMYC from 1900 on Friday 15th September 2017. Please book with the club. Launch details will be available in the part 2 sailing instructions. # Supper may be available at the RTYC on Saturday 16th September 2017 if competitors would like it arranged – See Part 2 Sailing Instructions#

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

Race HQ (Finish): WMYC Representative; c/o Royal Temple Yacht Club; 6 Westcliff Mansions; Ramsgate; Kent; CT11 9HY Tel: 01843 591 766; email: info@rtyc.com

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