Notice of race
Friday 14th September 2018
The Buckley Goblets Race from West Mersea to Oostende starts at 0700, just about in daylight, and is a 86 mile almost the shortest possible, to arrive in Oostende usually in time for Supper and final season party.
West Mersea Yacht Club
NOTICE OF RACE
FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2018
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 15th September 2018 – time will be announced.
High Water: West Mersea 0351 BST 5.3M Ostend 1636 BST 5.0M (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. Schengen Forms must be completed and distributed as per the part 2 Sailing Instructions.
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.
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 7th September 2018
Entry Fee: £55.00 - 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 13th September 2018. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Race HQ (Finish): WMYC Representative; c/o Royal North Sea Yacht Club; Montgomery Kaai 1; B-8400; Oostende. Tel: 0032 59 702 754; email: email@example.com