Notice of race

The Graham Wallis Trophy

Thursday 6th July 2017

Harwich to Oostende

Organising authority
East Anglian Offshore Racing Association & Haven Ports Yacht Club & Royal North Sea Yacht Club

EAORA Overall Series
EAORA Offshore Regatta
Royal Thames East Coast Championship

Prize giving: At the Royal North Sea Yacht Club after the race.

High Water: Harwich; 1052 BST 3.7M Oostende; 1153 BST 4.3M (6/7/2017) and 0008 4.3M (7/7/2017)(add 1 hour for Belgium Summer time)

General Conditions for Entries: 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 0655 BST; Class II 0705BST; Class I 0715BST. Refer to the EAORA Sailing Instructions Part 1 for Class Handicaps.

Start Line: A line between the foremast of the Committee Vessel and the Harwich Town Sailing Club’s Beacon Hill racing mark (located approximately 2 cables north of the seaward end of Dovercourt breakwater).

Course A: Cliff Foot (P); Landguard (P); Medusa (P); S. Cork (P); North East Gunfleet (S); Black Deep (S); Long Sand Head (S); Twin (S); Middelkerke Bk (S); Oostendebank-West buoy (P); Buitenstroombank buoy (P); Finish Line.

Course B: The Course will be announced on VHF channel 72 at least 30 minutes prior to the time check signal.

Finish Line: The Finish Line is a line extending from the O3 Buoy (Green) to the Binnestroombank Buoy. Yachts must record their own time when crossing the line with the Binnenstroom Bank Buoy bearing 225° M. (For reference: The approximate position of the Binnenstroombank Buoy is 51 14’.47N 02 53’.65E)

AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS: A yacht shall not enter an area designated as an obstruction.
Obstruction Co-ordinates of Vertices (Latitude/Longitude (WGS84) or Description
TSS – Sunk Traffic Separation Scheme South
A – 51 42.09N / 01 43.05E
B - 51 42.38N / 01 50.08E
C - 51 38.17N / 01 43.45E
D - 51 38.45N / 01 50.48E

Trophies: Graham Wallis Trophy and EAORA Glassware

Entries Close: Thursday 29th June 2017

Charts: 1975; 1406; 1872; 1873 and Imray C1,C30

Entry Fee: £65 if entering this race only, includes mooring fee at Ostend. 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 6th July 2017
EAORA Secretary, Equity House, 4-6 Market Street, Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0AH

Race HQ: After 6th July 2017
Principle Committee Vessel accompanying the race fleet.
See the Offshore Regatta Notice of Race for details.

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