Notice of race

East Coast Race

Friday 16th June 2017

Burnhan-on-Crouch to Oostende (130 miles)

Organising authority
Royal Burnham Yacht Club & East Anglian Offshore Racing Association


EAORA Overall Series
RORC Points Factor 1.00
Royal Thames Yacht Club East Coast Championship
EAORA Youth Programme

Organising Authority: Royal Burnham Yacht Club,
East Anglian Offshore Racing Association
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Prizegiving: At the Royal North Sea Yacht Club Oostende at a time to be advised.

High Water: Burnham-on-Crouch; 1740 BST 4.8M Oostende; 0736 BST 4.4M and 2003 4.2M on Saturday 17th June 2017 (add 1 hour for Belgian Summer time)

General Conditions for entry: All entrants must comply with the EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1, RORC Notice of Race Rules and Regulations 2017 and the bylaws of the Crouch Harbour Authority.

Safety: ISAF Special Regulations Category 3 with a Category 2 Life Raft with RORC prescriptions.

Warning Signal: First Warning Signal is at 1755 BST

Classes: IRC; 2-handed Division; EAORA Classes 1, 2 & 3 will be extracted from the overall results and recast.

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: Inner Crouch (P); Crouch (P); Outer Crouch No.3 (P); Sunken Buxey (S); Swallowtail West (P); Whitaker No.3 (P); Whitaker (P); Sunk Head Tower (P); NE Gunfleet (S); N Shipwash (S); Galloper Wind Farm E Guard Buoys (S); (North Cardinal 52° 0.06N 1° 59.33E) (Special Purpose Buoy Yellow 51° 59.81N 2° 02.76E) (North Cardinal 51° 59.42N 2° 06.19E); Goote Bank (S); Oostendebank-West (P); Buitenstroom Bank (P); Finish Line. (Approximately 128 Miles)

Finish Line: The Finish line is a line extending from the O3 Buoy (Green) to the Binnenstroom Bank Buoy. Yachts must take their own time when the Binnenstroom Bank Buoy bears 225°. (For Reference the Binnenstroom Bank Buoy is in an approximate position: 51 14’.47N 02 53’.65E)

Trophies: Bob Stewart Memorial Trophy – BCT IRC; Blackwater Trophy – IRC 0/1; WSV Breskens Trophy – IRC 2; Hugh Ellis Cup – IRC3; North Sea Yacht Club Trophy – Two Handed Division; Ailish Salver – First yacht home.
RORC Medallions; EAORA Red Dragon Trophy – Yacht Club with best two yachts

Entries Close: Friday 9th June 2017

Charts: 1975; 3741; 2692 (SUNK); 1183; 1406; 1872, 1873 or Imray C1 and C30

Entry Fee: As per details on the entry form in line with the RORC fees. PLEASE NOTE ENTRIES AND PAYMENTS TO THE ROYAL BURNHAM YACHT CLUB (NOT RORC) Electronic payment to RBYC, Sort Code: 20-54-30, Account: 30589241 (Reference: Race & Yacht Name) Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

Note: Moorings and Lunch will be available at the RBYC on Friday 16th June 2017 – details will be published in the Part 2 Sailing Instructions.

Race HQ (start): Royal Burnham Yacht Club; The Quay; Burnham-on Crouch; CM0 8AU. TEL: 01621 782044 Email:

Race HQ (finish): EAORA/RBYC Representative at Oostende; details will be given in the Part 2 Sailing Instructions.

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