Notice of race

Pattinson Cup

Saturday 5th May 2018

The first race of the season starts at Burnham on Crouch and follows a 50 nm course to finish at West Mersea.

Organising authority
West Mersea Yacht Club

NOTICE OF RACE

PATTINSON CUP

SATURDAY 5th MAY 2018

 Burnham-on-Crouch to West Mersea

EAORA Overall Series

EAORA Youth Programme Race  

          

Organising Authority:  West Mersea Yacht Club

Prize giving: WMYC immediately after the race

 High Water:  Burnham-on-Crouch 0418 BST 4.6M   West Mersea 1614 BST 4.5M

 

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 a Category 2 Life Raft.

 

Warning Signals:  Class 3 0755; Class 2 0805; Class 1 0815;

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),  Outer Crouch No. 1 (P), Sunken Buxey (S); Whitaker No. 5 (P); Inner Whitaker (P); 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); Inner Whitaker (P), Whitaker (S) , West Sunk (P), NE Gunfleet (P), Holland Gap Diffusers (P),  Wallet No 3 (S), Knoll (S), NW Knoll (P), Bench Head (S),  Finish Line. (52 Miles Approximately)

 Course C: Inner Crouch (P), Outer Crouch No. 3 (P), Swallowtail west (P), Swallowtail No 4 (S), Swin Spitway (P), Wallet Spitway (S), Holland Gap diffusers (S), Wallet No 6 (P), Wallet no 4 (P), North Eagle (P), NW Knoll (S), Bench head (P),  Finish Line. (41 miles approximately)

Course D:  Inner Crouch (P), Outer Crouch No. 3 (P), Swallowtail west (P), Swallowtail No 4 (S), Swin Spitway (P), Wallet Spitway (S), Holland Gap diffusers (S), Wallet No 4 (S), Knoll (S), Eagle (S), Bench head (P),  Finish Line. (36 miles approximately)

 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 27th April 2018

 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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