Notice of race

Ralph Herring

Saturday 6th May 2017

West Mersea to Burnham-on-Crouch

Organising authority
Royal Burnham Yacht Club

EAORA Overall Series
Royal Thames Yacht Club East Coast Championship
EAORA Youth Programme

Prize giving: Royal Burnham Yacht Club as soon as possible after the race.

High Water: West Mersea 0950 BST 4.5M, Burnham-on-Crouch 2232 BST 4.5M

General Conditiona 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 III 0855, Class II 0905, Class I 0915. Refer to EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1 for Class Handicaps.

Start Line: The start 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 start in an easterly direction leaving the Committee Vessel to port and the outer distance mark to starboard.

Course A: Colne Bar (P), North Eagle (S), Wallet No 4 (P), Medusa (S), NE Gunfleet (S), Sunk Head Tower (S), Gunfleet Spit (P), W Sunk (P), Gunfleet Spit (P), Barrow No.3 (S), N Middle (P), Whitaker (P), Whitaker No. 1 (S), Swallowtail West (S), Sunken Buxey (P), Outer Crouch No.1 (S), Finish Line. (58 miles approximately)

Course B: Colne Bar (P), North Eagle (S), Wallet No 4 (P), Wallet No.2 (S), NE Gunfleet (S), West Sunk (S), Gunfleet Spit (P), Whitaker (S), Swin Spitway (P), Swallowtail No. 2 (P), Buxey Edge (S), Swallowtail West (P), Sunken Buxey (P), Outer Crouch No 1 (S), Finish Line. (48 miles approximately)

Course C: Colne Bar (P), North Eagle (S), Wallet No 4 (P), Medusa (S), NE Gunfleet(S), Sunk Head Tower (S), Gunfleet Spit (P), Whitaker (P), Whitaker No. 1 (S), Swallowtail West (S), Sunken Buxey (P), Outer Crouch No.1 (S), Finish Line. (51 miles approximately)

Course D: This course will be given on VHF72 at least 30 minutes before the firststart.

Finish Lne: A line between the main mast of the Committee Vessel and the Crouch Buoy. Yachts finishing must leave the Crouch Buoy to Port and the Committee Boat to starboard.

Trophies: RALPH HERRING TROPHY (1ST OVERALL)
CECIL GATTI TROPHY (1ST RBYC YACHT ON CORRECTED TIME)
RBYC TROPHY (1ST CLASS 1), RBYC ROSE BOWL (1ST CLASS 2)
RBYC TROPHY (1ST CLASS 3)

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 RBYC – Sort Code: 20-54-30 Account: 30589241 (Reference Race/Yacht Name)

Race HQ: Royal Burnham Yacht Club, The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8AU
TEL: 01621 782044 FAX: 01621 784779 Email: info@rbyc.org.uk

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