Notice of race

Jane's Cup - Offshore Regatta

Friday 9th July 2021

For 2021 this is the second race in the EAORA Offshore Regatta.

Organising authority
EAORA & Medway Yacht Club


JANE’S CUP - West Mersea to Medway

EAORA Overall Series

EAORA Offshore Regatta

EAORA Youth Programme Race


Organising Authority:

East Anglian Offshore Racing Association, Medway Yacht Club & West Mersea Yacht Club.


Date of the Race:  FRIDAY 9TH JULY 2021                                                                                   


General Conditions for Entry: 

All Entrants must comply with the requirements of the EAORA Notice of Race Part 1 available from the EAORA Website.


Entry Fee: 

£60 if entering this race only. Refer to the Offshore Regatta Notice of Race Part 2 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


Entries Close:

Thursday 1st July 2021  


Warning Signals:

The first warning signal wil be at 0755; Refer to EAORA Notice of Race Part 1 for Class Handicaps.


High Water:

West Mersea 1300 BST 4.7 M          Sheerness 1310 BST 5.4M



World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Category 3 plus Category 2 Life Raft.


Start Line:

The WMYC club line in the vicinity of the Nass Beacon.



The course of approximately 50 miles will start in the will start in the Blackwater Estuary at West Mersea and include the sea areas of the Swin and the Thames Estuary, finishing in the River Medway.


Course Notes:       

Entrants should make themselves familiar with the river Medway navigation system and be aware of the conditions at all states of the tide.


Finish Line:             

A line between the main mast of a committee vessel and a navigation buoy in the River Medway.



Janes Cup (1st Overall)

Vendatta Cup (1st EAORA Class 1)

Garrison Trophy (1st EAORA Class 2)

Dutch Cup (1st EAORA Class 3)


Prize giving:           

Medway Yacht Club during prize giving supper after the race.



3741, 1975, 1607, 1185, 3683, 1834 or Imray



Covid-19 – All racing will be subject to compliance with any Covid-19 regulations that happen to be in force at the time and their impact both on and off the water. 


Race HQ:

Prior to 08th July 2021 - The Chairman, EAORA, Haven Ports Yacht Club, LV87, Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Ipswich, IP10 0LN



After 08th July 2021 - Principal Committee Vessel accompanying the race fleet, See the Offshore Regatta Sailing Instructions for details.


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