Notice of race

East Coast Race (Night Race)

Friday 12th June 2015

Burnham-on-Crouch to Oostende

EAORA Overall Series
RORC Overall Series (Points Factor 1.00) 
Royal Thames Yacht Club East Coast Championship 
EAORA Youth Programme

Organising authority
Royal Burnham Yacht Club, East Anglian Offshore Racing Association, Royal Ocean Racing Club

Prizegiving: 
At the Royal North Sea Yacht Club at a time to be advised.

High water: 
Burnham-on-Crouch; 2140 BST 4.5M Oostende; 1046 BST 4.5M (add 1 hour for Belgian Summer time)

General conditions for entry: 
All entrants must comply with the EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1, RORC Notice of Race 2015 and the Bylaws of the Crouch Harbour Authority.

Safety: 
ISAF Special Regulations Category 3 with a Category 2 Life Raft with RORC prescriptions.

Warning signal: 
First Warning Signal is at 1855 BST

Classes: 
IRC; 2-handed Division; EAORA Classes 1, 2 & 3 will be extracted from the overall results and recast.

Start line: 
The start line will be a line between the Branklet Buoy and the main mast of the Committee Vessel lying to the north of the buoy. Yachts cross the line to start in an easterly direction leaving the Committee Vessel and any inner limit mark to port and the Branklet Buoy to starboard.

Course: 
Inner Crouch (P); Crouch (P); Outer Crouch No.3 (P); Sunken Buxey (S); Swallowtail West (P); Whitaker No.3 (P); Whitaker (P); Sunk Head Tower (P); NE Gunfleet (S); N Shipwash (S); North Inner Gabbard (S); Outer Gabbard (S); Goote Bank (S); Oostendebank-West (P); Buitenstroom Bank (P); Finish (Approximately 120 Miles)

Finish line: 
After rounding the Buitenstroom Bank Buoy the finish line is a line extending from the O3 Buoy (Green) to the Binnenstroom Bank Buoy. Yachts must take their own time when the Binnenstroom Bank Buoy bears 225°.

Trophies: 
Bob Stewart Memorial Trophy - BCT IRC; Blackwater Trophy – IRC 0/1; WSV Breskens Trophy – IRC 2; Hugh Ellis Cup – IRC3; North Sea Yacht Club Trophy – Two Handed Division; Ailish Salver – First yacht home; RORC Medallions; 
EAORA Red Dragon Trophy – Yacht Club with best combined result for two yachts;

Entries close: 
Thursday 4th June 2015

Charts: 
1975; 3741; 2692 (SUNK); 1183; 1406; 1872, 1873 or Imray C1 and C30

Entry fee: 
As per details on the entry form in line with the RORC fess.
PLEASE NOTE ENTRIES AND PAYMENTS TO THE ROYAL BURNHAM YACHT CLUB (NOT RORC)
Electronic payment to RBYC, Sort Code: 20-54-30, Account: 30589241 (Reference: Race & Yacht Name)
Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

Notes: 
Moorings are available from Priors by telephoning 01621 782160. 
Marina berths are available in Burnham Yacht Harbour by telephoning 01621 782150
Lunch will be available at the RBYC on Friday 12th June 2015 - Please arrange with the Club.

Race HQ (start): 
Royal Burnham Yacht Club; The Quay; Burnham-on-Crouch; CM0 8AU
Tel: 01621 782044; email: info@rbyc.org.uk

Race HQ (finish): 
EAORA Representative; c/o Royal North Sea Yacht Club, Oostende or the EAORA Committee Vessel in the Marina.

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