Notice of race
Cannon Ball Race
Saturday 8th July 2017
Oostende to Ramsgate
East Anglian Offshore Racing Association & Royal Temple Yacht Club Ramsgate
EAORA Overall Series
EAORA Offshore Regatta
Prize giving: At the Royal Temple Yacht Club as soon as possible after the race finishes.
High Water: Ostend: 0057BST 4.4M and 1308 4.4M (add 1 hour for Belgium Summer time) Ramsgate: 1212 BST 6.2M
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 III 0755 BST; Class II 0805BST; Class I 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: 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 130° 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 310° 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 29th June 2017
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 6th July 2017
EAORA Secretary, Equity House, 4-6 Market Street, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0AH
Race HQ: After 6th July 2017
Principle Committee Vessel accompanying the race fleet.
See the Offshore Regatta Notice of Race for details.