Notice of race

Houghton Cup

Saturday 20th May 2017

Harwich to Burnham-on-Crouch

Organising authority
Crouch Yacht Club

EAORA Overall Series
Royal Thames East Coast Championship
EAORA Youth Programme Race

Organising Authority: Crouch Yacht Club

Prize giving: Crouch Yacht Club after the finish.

High Water: Harwich; 0713 BST 3.4M Burnham-on-Crouch; 2000 BST 4.3M

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

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

Warning Signals: Class III 0755; Class II 0805; Class I 0815
Refer to EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1 for Class Handicaps.

Start Line: A line between the foremast of the Committee Vessel and the Harwich Town Sailing Club’s Beacon Hill racing mark (located approximately 2 cables north of the seaward end of Dovercourt breakwater).

Course A: Medusa (P); Long Sand Head (S); Black Deep (P); Sunk Head Tower (S); NE Gunfleet (P); Gunfleet Spit (S); Whitaker (S); Whitaker No. 1 (S); Swallowtail West (S); Sunken Buxey (P); Outer Crouch No.1 (S); Inner Crouch (S); Horse Shoal (P); Fairway Buoys 1,3,5,7 (S); Finish Line. (55 miles approximately)

Course B: Medusa (P); NE Gunfleet (S); Barrow No.2 (S); Gunfleet Spit (P); Whitaker (S); Whitaker No. 1 (S); Swallowtail West (S); Sunken Buxey (P); Outer Crouch No.1 (S); Inner Crouch (S); Horse Shoal (P); Fairway Buoys 1,3,5,7 (S); Finish Line. (44 miles approximately)

Course C: Medusa (P); NE Gunfleet (S); Gunfleet Spit (S); Whitaker (S); Whitaker No. 1 (S); Swallowtail West (S); Sunken Buxey (P); Outer Crouch No.1 (S); Inner Crouch (S); Horse Shoal (P); Fairway Buoys 1,3,5,7 (S); Finish Line.
(38 miles approximately)

Finish Line: Crouch Yacht Club Line

Trophies: HOUGHTON CUP (1st OVERALL)
BREWIN DOLPHIN (1st CLASS 1)
SUMMER STAR (1st CLASS 2)
SEPTEMBER STORM (1st CLASS 3)

Entries Close: Friday 12th MAY 2017

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 CYC, Sort Code: 20-54-30 - Account: 10300098 (Reference – Race Name/Boat Name)

Notes: Competitors must remain out of the Deep Water & South Channels on the exit of Harwich Harbour. Competitors are advised to keep well clear of deep draught commercial vessels and stay within the recommended yacht tracks and avoid crossing the bows of oncoming traffic. Monitor VHF channel 71 at all times when within and approaching Harwich Harbour and Channel 14 when transiting the area of the Sunk Light Vessel. It is of the utmost importance that yachts should not in any way impede the progress of vessels in this area, as they are in the process of embarking/disembarking a pilot.

Race HQ: Crouch Yacht Club; The Quay (off Coronation Road); Burnham-on-Crouch; Essex; CM0 8AS TEL: 01621 782252 FAX: 01621 783718 Email: office@cyc.org.uk

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