Notice of race

North Sea Race

Friday 27th May 2022

Harwich to Scheveningen

Miles: 200

Please note the RORC published Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions take precidence over these EAORA published documents - in the case of amendments, a discrepancy or other conflicts the RORC published documents apply.

Organising authority



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 Royal Harwich Yacht Club; East Anglian Offshore Racing Association, Yacht Club Scheveningen and Foundation North Sea Regatta.


Date of the Race: FRIDAY 27th MAY 2022


General Conditions for entry:

All entrants must comply with the EAORA Notice of Race Part 1, RORC Notice of Race Rules and Regulations 2022, all available from either the RORC or EAORA Websites.


Entry Fee:

Entry via RORC entry system - see RORC web site



Entry opens at 1200 on Monday 20 December 2021. 

Even if a boat is entered into the Vuurschepen Race (North Sea Regatta) it must enter the North Sea Race through RORC’s online entry system Sailgate. See RORC NoR 1.8.

Closing Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Rating Deadline: Thursday 19 May 2022


Warning Signals:

First warning signal is at 1130 near the entrance of Harwich Harbour.


High Water:

Harwich 1408 BST   4.0M



World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Category 3 plus Category 2 Life Raft with RORC prescriptions (See RORC Nor 1.5.7). STABILITY AND SAFETY INDICES: See the RORC notice of race 1.6



It will be mandatory for boats to carry an Offshore Tracker unit for the North Sea Race. The units are standalone and will be provided by the 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 (£800).


Start Line:

A line near the entrance of Harwich Harbour



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.



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; 

For the ORC Club classes - Veerhaven Trophy; Lora Challenge Cup; Zwerver Cup; 

Charlie Mills Memorial Trophy – Best overall EAORA East Coast Club yacht 


Prize giving:

Sunday 29 May 2022 at 1600 (local time) in Scheveningen.  All crews welcome.

EAORA results will be extracted from the RORC results.




IRC; IRC Two-Handed; ORC, ORC Two-Handed; Class40; MOCRA Multihull over 9.15m (>1.100).

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



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 (£800). 



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, TEL: 01473 780319   Email:


Race HQ (Finish):

RORC Representative; c/o YC Scheveningen; Hellingweg136; 2583 DX; Scheveningen; Netherlands, TEL: 0031 651134452 

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