Notice of race

RORC North Sea Race

Friday 30th May 2014

Harwich to Scheveningen

EAORA Overall Series
EAORA Youth Programme Race

Organising authority
Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Harwich Yacht ClubEast Anglian Offshore Racing Association and the Yacht Club Scheveningen

Prize giving:
At “Visafslag” in Scheveningen 
at 1600 (local) on Sunday 1st June 2014.

High Water:
Harwich 1341 BST 3.9M

Warning Signals:
First warning signal is at 1020 near the entrance of Harwich Harbour.

Classes:
IRC; IRC Two-Handed; ORC, Multihull.

Start Line:
A line near the entrance of Harwich Harbour

Course:
Harwich to Scheveningen via Smith’s Knoll and MSP buoys. The full course including all marks will be detailed in the Sailing Instructions. (210 miles approximately)

Finish Line:
See the RORC Sailing Instructions.

Trophies:
Goeree Challenge Cup – BCT IRC; Wylie Trophy – IRC Z; 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 – Holland v GB; RORC Prizes – Multihulls, RORC Medallions.
For the ORC Club classes - Cruising YC of Australia Trophy; Veerhaven Trophy; Lora Challenge Cup; ; Maas Challenge Cup; Zwerver Cup;
Charlie Mills Memorial Trophy – Best overall EAORA East Coast Club yacht

Entries Close:
Thursday 15nd May 2014

Tracking:
It will be mandatory for all boats to carry an Offshore Tracker unit. These are standalone units which will be provided by RORC. A signature will be required against the value of the tracker.

Charts:
1408; 1406; 1183 or Imray C1 & C25

Entry Fee:
Entry via RORC entry system - see RORC web site www.RORC.org

Notes:
SPECIAL RORC REGULATIONS:
Offshore Special Regulations Category 3 with RORC prescriptions plus Category 2 Liferaft. See RORC Notice of race 1.5.6.

STABILITY AND SAFETY INDICES:
See the RORC notice of race 1.6

Safety:
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
FAX: 01473 780919
Email: manager@royalharwich.co.uk

Race HQ (Finish):
RORC Representative; c/o YC Scheveningen; Hellingweg136; 2583 DX; Scheveningen; Netherlands
TEL: 0031 70 322 88 63
FAX: 0031 70 322 844950

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