Notice of race

Cannon Ball


Saturday 23rd June 2018

This is the second race in the Offshore Regatta series starting at Oostende and finishing at Ramsgate.

Organising authority
East Anglian Offshore Racing Association and Royal Temple Yacht Club





Oostende to Ramsgate

EAORA Overall Series

EAORA Offshore Regatta


Organising Authority:

East Anglian Offshore Racing Association & Royal North Sea Yacht Club, Ostend.

Prize giving: At the Royal Temple Yacht Club as soon as possible after the race finishes.

High Water:         Ostend:  0936 BST 4.3M and 2202 4.2M (add 1 hour for Belgium Summer time); Ramsgate: 2059 BST 4.3M                

General Conditions for Entries:  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 BST; Class 2 0805BST; Class 1 0815BST. Refer to the EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1 for Class handicaps.                                                                                                                                   

Start Line: A Line between the main mast of the Committee Vessel and a designated Buoy immediately outside the Oostende Harbour entrance. This Buoy position will be broadcast on VHF72 at least 1 hour prior to the start of the race. Yachts should start in a direction indicated by the Committee Vessel. The Committee Vessel may set an inner limit mark in which case this must be similarly observed as part of the said Committee Vessel.

 Course A: FIRST MARK (?); Buiten Ratel Buoy (BT Ratel) (S); Ruytingen NW (S); South Falls (P); Goodwin Knoll (P), Finish (59 miles)     The First Mark will be provided by the Race Officer at Oostende.

 Course B: FIRST MARK (?); Middlekerke Bank (P); Ruytingen East  (S); Sandettia North (P); Goodwin Knoll (P), Finish (approximately 57 Nmiles)                 The First Mark will be provided by the Race Officer at Oostende.           

 Course C: This course will be provided by the Race Officer at Oostende – please ensure you contact the committee boat prior to leaving the marina.

 Finish Line: The Finish Line runs 120° magnetic from North Quern to the Race Hut Flag Mast. 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:               Cannon Ball Trophy


Entries Close:     Thursday 14th June 2018

Charts:                   1975; 1406; 1872; 1873 & Imray C30

ENTRY FEE:            £65 if entering this race only.

Refer to the Offshore Regatta Notice of Race for the other races and entry fees   Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

 Electronic Payment to EAORA - Sort Code: 20-54-30 - Account: 90347035  (Reference – Race & Boat Name)

Race HQ:  Prior to 20th June 2018 -    EAORA Chairman, Equity House, 4-6 Market Street, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0AH    Email:

After 20th June 2018 - Principle Committee Vessel accompanying the race fleet.

See the Offshore Regatta Notice of Race for details.

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