Notice of race

RORC North Sea Race

Friday 15th May 2015

Harwich to Scheveningen

RORC Overall Series (Points Factor 1.20)
EAORA Overall Series
EAORA Youth Programme Race

Organising authority
Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club; East Anglian, Offshore Racing Association and the Yacht Club Scheveningen

Prize giving:
At “Visafslag” in Scheveningen at 1600 (local) on Sunday 17th May 2015.

High Water:
Harwich 1006 BST 3.8M

Warning Signals:
First warning signal is at 1020 near the entrance of Harwich Harbour.

Classes:
IRC; IRC Two-Handed; ORC, ORC Two-Handed; Class40; Multihull.

Start Line:
A line near the entrance of Harwich Harbour

Course:
Harwich to Scheveningen via Smith’s Knoll and MSP buoys. The full course including all marks will be detailed in the RORC Sailing Instructions. (180 miles approximately)

Finish Line:
See the RORC Sailing Instructions.

Trophies:
Goeree Challenge Cup – BCT IRC; Wylie Trophy – IRC Z; Lutine Trophy - IRC 1; Joannes Pompejus Memorial Cup - IRC 2; Carter-Ruck Trophy – IRC3; Jan Moreton Salver - IRC 4;
Golden Dragon Trophy – for the Two-Handed class; Smith’s Knoll Trophy – for the first long course yacht at Smith’s Knoll Buoy; City of Hague Trophy – for the best yacht from Yacht Club Scheveningen; C70 Trophy – Holland v GB; RORC Prizes – Multihulls, RORC Medallions.
For the ORC Club classes - Cruising YC of Australia Trophy; Veerhaven Trophy; Lora Challenge Cup; ; Maas Challenge Cup; Zwerver Cup;
Charlie Mills Memorial Trophy – Best overall EAORA East Coast Club yacht

Entries Close:
Thursday 30th April 2015

Tracking:
It will be mandatory for all boats to carry an Offshore Tracker unit. These are standalone units which will be provided by RORC. A signature will be required against the value of the tracker.

Charts:
1408; 1406; 1183 or Imray C1 & C25

Entry Fee:
Entry via RORC entry system - see RORC web site www.RORC.org

Notes:
SPECIAL RORC REGULATIONS: Offshore Special Regulations Category 3 with RORC prescriptions plus Category 2 Liferaft and AIS Transponder. See RORC Notice of race 1.5.6.

STABILITY AND SAFETY INDICES:
See the RORC notice of race 1.6

Safety:
When leaving the River Orwell/ Harwich Harbour all competitors must follow the yacht track advised by Harwich Haven Authority and not race in the deep water channel

Race HQ (Start):
Royal Harwich Yacht Club; Woolverstone; Ipswich; IP9 1AT
TEL: 01473 780319 Email: manager@royalharwich.co.uk

Race HQ (Finish):
RORC Representative; c/o YC Scheveningen; Hellingweg136; 2583 DX; Scheveningen; Netherlands,
TEL: 0031 651134452

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