TYNEMOUTH SAILING CLUB at Ladyburn Lake
2020-21 Winter Series
3 races every Sunday between 1st November 2020 & 14th March 2020 – [max 60 races]
NOTICE OF RACE
INTRODUCTION: TSC have negotiated consent from Northumberland CC to conduct regular winter racing on Ladyburn Lake at Druridge Bay Country Park. We intend to sail when weather conditions are suitable – If the wind is forecast to be a flat calm or too strong for racing; or wind chill temperature too severe; it is likely that racing will be called off in advance. A decision will be made at 14.00 each Friday and circulated to all series entrants before 17.00 on that day. The Series will proceed providing TSC has received at least 10 fully paid entries prior to 5.00pm on Friday 16th October 2019
VENUE: Ladyburn Lake is located at Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland. The launching slipway is located adjacent to the ‘Coquet Shorebase Trust’ (CST) boathouse & compound next to the ‘visitor centre’, cafe and main car park at the eastern end of the lake. Changing rooms and hot showers are available in ‘Coquet Shorebase Trust’ [CST] premises. To minimise towing boats, we have, this year, agreed a fee of £40.00 per boat, for storage of competitors’ boats in the CST compound for the entire series. However there is limited space so places will be allocated in order of receipt of full season entry fees, whereupon a compound ‘sticker’ will be provided (to be attached to boat) on payment of £40.00 in addition to series entry fee.
PROGRAMME: Three 30 minute (approx) back to back races each Sunday – 1st start at 11.00am – 2 to follow. This year the racing will be scored in two separate series. The ‘Early Winter Series’ will run from 1st November 2020 to 2nd January 2021 (30 races) and the ‘Late Winter Series’ from 10th January 2021 to 14th March 2021 (30 Races)
CLASSES: Open to all classes with a PY > 940. To date most interest expressed by those sailing Lasers, Enterprises and RS 400’s . Committee Boat starts & courses displayed from course board on Committee Boat.
RACING RULES: All races to be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020.
BRIEFING: There will be a race briefing at 10.30 am each Sunday at the pontoon adjacent to the slipway.
COURSES: There are 8 fixed turning marks around the lake. These will be supplemented with laid bladder buoys to enhance racing courses and ensure windward legs. Cources will be displayed on the Committee Boat.
SCORING: 50% of races sailed to count for Series prizes.
INSURANCE: Each boat shall have 3rd Party insurance to a sum of not less than £2,000,000.
ENTRY FEE: £60.00 for full winter series. This includes use of changing rooms and hot showers together with all Northumberland CC launch fees for the entire series. Those who apply for boat storage (for full series only) in the CST boat compound to pay additional £40.00 storage fee. The entry fee does not include car park charges but a season ticket at a reduced fee is available at the cafe. The closing date for the ‘Series Entry’ will be 5.00pm on Friday 16th October. After that date entries will be accepted on a daily basis at £12.50 per day to be paid before commencement of racing. Send confirmation of intention to enter series, together with applications for boat compound spaces a,s.a.p. to: email@example.com whereupon entry procedure will be advised via TSC Webcollect.