Notice of race
Friday 6th September 2019
West Mersea Yacht Club
NOTICE OF RACE – PART 2
FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2019
West Mersea to Ostend
EAORA Overall Series EAORA Youth Programme
Organising Authority: West Mersea Yacht Club
Prize giving: At the Royal North Sea Yacht Club Ostend on Saturday 7th September 2019 – time will be announced.
High Water: West Mersea 0545 BST 4.6M Ostend 1829 BST 4.6M (add 1 hour for Belgium Summer Time)
General Conditions for Entry: All Entrants must comply with the requirements of the EAORA Notice of Rasce Part 1. Schengen Forms must be completed and distributed as per the Sailing Instructions.
Safety: World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Category 3 plus Category 2 Life Raft.
Warning Signals: First Warning Signal - 0655; Refer to EAORA Notice of Race 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 30th August 2019
Entry Fee: £75.00 – Including Berthing at Ostend. 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 5th September 2019. Please book with the club. Launch details will be available in the Sailing Instructions.
Race HQ (Start): West Mersea Yacht Club; 116 Coast Road; West Mersea; CO5 8PB Tel: 01206 382947 fax: 01206 386261 email: email@example.com
Race HQ (Finish): WMYC Representative; c/o Royal North Sea Yacht Club; Montgomery Kaai 1; B-8400; Oostende. Tel: 0032 59 702 754; email: firstname.lastname@example.org