Notice of race

Pattinson Cup

Sunday 7th May 2017

Burnham-on-Crouch to West Mersea

Organising authority
West Mersea Yacht Club

EAORA Overall Series
EAORA Youth Programme Race


Prize giving: WMYC immediately after the race

High Water: Burnham-on-Crouch 1105 BST 4.8M West Mersea 2314 BST 4.6M

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

Safety: World Racing Offshore Sepecial Regulations Category 3 with a Category 2 Life Raft.

Warning Signals: Class 3 0855; Class 2 0905; Class 1 0915. Refer to EAORA Sailing Instructions 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); Crouch (P); Outer Crouch No.3 (P); Sunken Buxey (S); Whitaker No. 5 (P); Whitaker No.4 (S); Whitaker (P), Gunfleet Spit (P), N.E. Gunfleet (P), Medusa (P), Wallet No 4 (S), Holland Gap Diffuser (P), Wallet No 3 (S), Knoll (S), NW Knoll (P), Finish Line. (54 Miles Approximately)

Course B: Inner Crouch (P); Crouch (P); Outer Crouch No.3 (P); Sunken Buxey (S); Whitaker No. 5 (P); Whitaker (P); Swin Spitway (S); Wallet Spitway (S); Holland Gap Difusers Buoy (S); Wallet No.2 (P); Medusa (P); Wallet No.4 (S); North Eagle (P): Colne Bar (S); Bench Head (S), Finish Line. (50 Miles Approximately)

Course C: Inner Crouch (P); Crouch (P); Outer Crouch No.3 (P); Sunken Buxey (S); Whitaker No. 5 (P); Whitaker (S); Gunfleet Spit (P); N E Gunfleet (P); Wallet No. 2 (P); Wallet No.4 (S); North Eagle (P); Colne Bar (S); Finish Line. (48 miles approximately)

Course D: This course will be given on the day at least 30 minutes before the first start by VHF channel 72.

Finish Line: The Finish line will be a line between the main mast of the Committee Vessel lying to the west of the Nass Beacon and an outer distance mark (Yellow Buoy with black flag) approximately 2 cables to the south of the Committee Vessel. Yachts should finish in a westerly direction leaving the Committee Vessel to starboard and the outer distance mark to port.

Trophies: PATTINSON CUP (1st Overall)
DAVID BROOK TROPHY (1st Class 1)
JACK ELLISON TROPHY (1st Class 2)
PERKINS CUP (1st Class 3)
WMYC Glassware

Entries Close: Friday 28th April 2017

Charts: 3750; 1975 and 3741

Entry Fee: £35 - Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority. Electronic payment to WMYC, Sort Code: 20-22-67, Account: 70947296 (Reference: Race & Yacht Name)

Note: Launch details and WMYC prize giving arrangements will be available in Sailing Instructions Part 2

Race HQ: West Mersea Yacht Club; 116 Coast Road; West Mersea; CO5 8PB
TEL: 01206 382947 FAX: 01206 386261 Email: info@wmyc.org.uk

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