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NOTICE OF RACE
THE HAVEN PASSAGE RACES 2016

HARWICH TO OSTEND North Sea Passage Race Thursday 16 June

HARWICH TO RAMSGATE North Sea Passage Race Saturday 23 July
HARWICH TO LOWESTOFT Coastal Passage Race Saturday 20 August


Three Passage Races with two handicap classes. The Haven Handicap Class and the IRC Handicap Class.
Trophies will be presented to the winner of each Handicap Class in each race. IRC holders have the option to enter either class but with the exception of the Ostend Race not both.  


The Organising Authorities are: The Haven Series, EAORA and RHYC.


1. RULES
The Haven Series Sailing Instructions 2016 Section 1. superseded by the relevant Passage Race Supplementary Sailing Instruction.


2. ELIGIBILITY

The series is open to single-hulled sailing yachts owned by members of sailing clubs situated between Lowestoft and Burnham that meet the requirements of the OSR Categories specified in the Supplementary Sailing Instructions for each race entered.

 

3. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
3.1 Boats must meet the minimum standards laid out in the 2016 - 2017 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations for the race entered as follows:

Race Entered OSR Category

Harwich to Ostend 16 June OSR Category 3 Mono-hulls plus Life raft

Harwich to Ramsgate 23 July OSR Category 3 Mono-hulls plus Life raft

Harwich to Lowestoft 20 August OSR Category 4 Mono-hulls


3.2 All include a functional engine with adequate fuel, and a marine VHF transceiver.
See Appendix A to this Handbook for further information on applicable safety and equipment regulations.


4. ENTRY FEES & CLOSING DATES

4.1 The Race entry forms (annexed hereto and online at the the Haven Series Website), together with entry fees, depending on method of payment, should be sent to the Haven Series Secretary to arrive on or before the following dates:

Race Entry Closing Date Entry Fees:

Harwich to Ostend 16 June 8 June  £50

Harwich to Ramsgate 23 July 15 July  £45

Harwich to Lowestoft 20 August 12 August  £45

4.2 The entry fee includes the first nights berthing at the destination port.
4.3 The Ostend Race entries who also intend to compete in legs 2 and 3 of the EAORA Offshore Regatta have their entry fee included in the £50 per leg fee payable to EAORA.
(Refer to the EAORA Offshore Regatta Notice of Race for additional entry and qualifying details).
4.4 Late entries can be accepted at the discretion of the Committee but the late entry may have to make their own berthing arrangements at the destination port

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5. COURSE, START TIMES AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
5.1 See the relevant Passage Race Supplementary Sailing Instructions

 

6. SCORING
6.1 The series will be scored according to the Low-Point Scoring System of RRS Appendix A4

 

7. TROPHIES & PRIZES
7.1 A prize-giving for each passage race is normally held at the host Yacht Club at the destination port. The main trophies shown below will be presented at the annual prize-giving

Race Haven Handicap Class Winner IRC Class Winner

Harwich to Ostend Race The Mercator Trophy The Thake Trophy

Harwich to Ramsgate Race The Stroombank Trophy The Strutt & Parker Trophy

Harwich to Lowestoft Race The Britannia Plate The Ptarmigan Trophy


8. DISCLAIMER

8.1 Competitors compete in the Series entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injuries or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the Series.


9. INSURANCE

9.1 Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.










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