WINTER LONG RACE
A Long Distance Race on the tidal River Tyne
BLAYDON RACES SHIELD for NATIONAL TWELVES
McGREGOR Salver for ENTERPRISES
SHIPWAY TANKARD for LASERS
SUNDAY 20th March 2016
NOTICE OF RACE
VENUE: Competitors to launch from Newburn Slipway on the tidal river Tyne upstream of Newburn Bridge on the North Bank of the river adjacent to Newburn Sports Centre. Changing facilities available in the Sports Centre. The race shall start from a line adjacent to the slipway.
PROGRAMME: First Class Start at 12.00 am. A long distance race upstream of Newburn Bridge. Race time approx 2.5 – 3 hours – depending upon conditions on the day. Separate start for each class unless numbers dictate an all class start.
TIDES: High Water at 13.40
RACING RULES: The Race to be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016
BRIEFING: There will be a briefing in the dinghy park prior to the race. This will not be held before 11.00 am
SCORING: The race result for each class will decide the prize-winners.
SERIES: The Result of the race for National Twelves to count towards the 2016 Old Spice Travellers Series.
ENTRY FEE: £14.00 per boat for National Twelves (to include Old Spice Levy)
£12.00 per boat for Enterprises
£10.00 per boat for Lasers
APRES SAIL: Competitors are encouraged to congregate after racing at the Keelman Public House where real ale and a selection of good pub fayre will be available.