Notice of race

Houghton Cup

Saturday 24th August 2019

Organising authority
Royal Burnham Yacht Club

NOTICE OF RACE – PART 2

HOUGHTON CUP

SATURDAY 24th AUGUST 2019

Burnham-on-Crouch to Brightlingsea

EAORA Overall Series

EAORA Youth Programme Race

Organising Authority: Royal Burnham Yacht Club

Prizegiving: Colne Yacht Club after the finish

High Water: Burnham-on-Crouch - 0648 BST 4.5M Brightlingsea - 1828 BST 4.3M

General Conditions for Entry: All Entrants must comply with the requirements of the EAORA Notice of Race Part 1.

Safety: World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Category 3 plus Category 2 Life Raft.

Warning Signals: The first Warning Signal will be at 0855; Refer to EAORA Notice of Race Part 1 for Class Handicaps.

Start Line: A line between the Branklet Buoy and the main mast of the Committee Vessel lying to the north of the buoy. Cross the line in an easterly direction leaving the Committee Vessel and any inner limit mark to port and the Branklet Buoy to starboard.

Course A: Inner Crouch (P), Swallowtail West (S), Whittaker (S), West Sunk (P), NE Gunfleet (P), Diffusers (P), Knoll (S), Colne Bar (S), Inner Bench Head (P), Colne 9 (P), Colne 13 (P), Finish Line (51 miles approximately)

Course B: Inner Crouch (P), Outer Crouch 1 (P), Swallowtail West (P), Swallowtail 4 (S), Buxey Edge (P), Swallowtail 3 (S), Swin Spitway (P), Wallet Spitway (S), Diffusers (S), NE Gunfleet (S), West Sunk (S), Swin Spitway (S), Wallet Spitway (P), NW Knoll (S), Inner Bench Head (P), Colne 9 (P), Colne 13 (P), Finish Line (56 miles approximately)

Course C: Inner Crouch (P), Crouch(P), Outer Crouch 1 (P), Swallowtail 4 (S), Swallowtail 3 (S), Swin Spitway (S), Barrow 2 (P), Gunfleet Spit (P), Barrow 4 (S), North Middle (P), Maplin Approach (S), Whittaker (P), Wallet Spitway (P), Knoll (P), NW Knoll (S), Inner Bench Head (P), Colne 9 (P), Colne 13 (P), Finish Line (49 miles approximately)

Course D: Inner Crouch (P), Crouch(P), Outer Crouch 1 (S), Whittaker 1 (S), Inner Whittaker (P), Gunfleet Spit (S), Barrow 3 (S), Maplin Approach (S), Whittaker (P), Wallet Spitway (P), Bench Head (S), Inner Bench Head (P), Colne 9 (P), Colne 13 (P), Finish Line (44 miles approximately)

Course E: Inner Crouch (P), Outer Crouch 1 (P), Swallowtail West (P), Swallowtail 4 (S), Buxey Edge (P), Swallowtail 3 (S), Swin Spitway (P), Wallet Spitway (S), diffusers (S), Wallet 4 (S), wallet 6 (S), Noth Eagle (P), NW Knoll (S), Inner Bench Head (P), Colne 9(P), Colne 13 (P), Finish Line (36 miles approximately)

Course F: The Course will be announced on VHF channel 72 at least 30 minutes prior to the time check signal.

Finish Line: The finish line is defined by a triangle atop a pole on the river face of Bateman's Tower and a transit triangular mark fixed to the promenade railings which also acts as an inner distance mark. The CYC finish may be manned and yachts should contact the RO on VHF channel 72 as they pass Colne No 9, yachts should record their finishing time as they cross the CYC line.

Trophies: Crouch Yacht Club’s HOUGHTON CUP (1st OVERALL); Crouch Yacht Club’s BREWIN DOLPHIN (1st CLASS 1) Crouch Yacht Club’s SUMMER STAR (1st CLASS 2); Crouch Yacht Club’s (1st CLASS 3)

Entries Close: Friday 16th August 2019

Charts: 3750, 1975 and 3741 and Imray C1, Y17

Entry Fee: £35 - Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority. Electronic Payment to RBYC, Sort Code: 20-54-30 - Account: 30589241 (Reference – Race Name/Boat Name)

Race HQ: Royal Burnham Yacht Club; The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch; Essex; CM0 8AS TEL: 01621 782044 info@rbyc.org.uk

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