Notice of race

Cannon Ball Race

Saturday 27th June 2015

Oostende to Ramsgate

EAORA Overall Series
EAORA Offshore Regatta

Organising authority
East Anglian Offshore Racing Association, Royal North Sea Yacht Club, Ostend and Royal Temple Yacht Club

Prize giving:
At the Royal Temple Yacht Club as soon as possible after the race finishes.

High Water:
Ostend: 0950 BST 4.0M (add 1 hour for Belgium Summer time) Ramsgate: 2053 BST 5.6M

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

ISAF Special Regulations Category 3 with a Category 2 Life Raft.

Warning Signals:
Class III 0755 BST; Class II 0805BST; Class I 0815BST. Refer to the EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1 for Class Handicaps.

Start Line:
A Line between the main mast of the Committee Vessel and a designated Buoy immediately outside the Oostende Harbour entrance. This Buoy position will be broadcast on VHF72 at least 1 hour prior to the start of the race. Yachts should start in a direction indicated by the Committee Vessel. The Committee Vessel may set an inner limit mark in which case this must be similarly observed as part of the said Committee Vessel.

Course A:
FIRST MARK (?), BT Ratel (P), Ruytingen NW (S), South Falls (S), Goodwin Knoll (P), Channel Buoys No. 2, No.4, No.6 (S); North Quern (P), Finish (59 miles) The First Mark will be provided by the Race Officer at Oostende.

Course B:
This course will be provided by the Race Officer at Oostende – please ensure you contact the committee boat prior to leaving the marina.

Finish Line:
The Finish Line runs 310° magnetic from North Quern to the Race Hut Flag Mast. Number 6 which may not be on the finish line is an inner distance mark. Yachts should take their finishing time when the North Quern bears 130° magnetic (reciprocal of the bearing above – although this is immaterial as the boats will finish as soon as their bow reaches the mark). Please take note of how close the North Quern is to the Quern Bank.

Cannon Ball Trophy

Entries Close:
Thursday 18th June 2015

1975; 1406; 1872; 1873 & Imray C30

£50 if entering this race only.
Refer to the Offshore Regatta Notice of Race for the other races and entry fees Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority.
Electronic Payment to EAORA - Sort Code: 20-54-30 - Account: 90347035 (Reference – Race & Boat Name)

Race HQ - Prior to 25th June 2015
EAORA Secretary, Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8BL,

Race HQ - From 25th June 2015
Principle Committee Vessel accompanying the race fleet.
See the Offshore Regatta Notice of Race for details.

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