Notice of race

RORC North Sea Race


Friday 11th May 2018

As well as an EAORA race the North Sea race is also part of the RORC 2018 series of racing and starts at Harwich with a 180 mile course via Smiths Knoll ends in Scheveningen.

Organising authority
Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Harwich yacht Club, East Anglian Offshore Racing Association,



FRIDAY 11th MAY 2018


Harwich to Scheveningen

RORC Overall Series (Points Factor 1.2)

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, Yacht Club Scheveningen and Foundation North Sea Regatta.

 Prize giving:    In Scheveningen at 1600 (local) on Sunday 12th May 2018.

 High Water:     Harwich 0922 BST   3.4M

 Warning Signals:  First warning signal is at 1220 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 Buoy. The full course including all marks will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions. (180 miles approximately)

Finish Line: See the RORC Sailing Instructions.

Trophies: Goeree Challenge Cup – BCT IRC; Wylie Trophy – IRC Zero;  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 – Netherlands v Great Britain;  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:  Tuesday 26th April 2018

 Tracking: It will be mandatory for all boats to carry an Offshore Tracker unit. These are standalone units which will be provided by RORC. The entry fee includes tracking, however in the event of loss or failure to return the Tracker, Competitors will be liable for the rental or replacement costs (£750).

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

 Entry Fee:  Entry via RORC entry system REMUS - see RORC web site

 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     

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

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