THURNE MOUTH OPEN REGATTA 2019
Friday 24th May (Evening) to Monday 27th May 2019
Venue: Thurne Mouth
Organising Committee Chairman: Tom Moore
REGATTA SAILING & SOCIAL
Please note there may be changes to this schedule, so use the TMOR Programme
available at the event for accurate times
Food will be served in the marquee from Friday evening throughout the regatta including Breakfast, lunch (home cooked meats, salads, rolls etc) and evening meal all with vegetarian options. Tea/coffee/cake served all day.
Friday 24th May 2019
Bar will be open in the evening. There will be a Chilli available from 7pm.
1. 11.00 Yare and Bure One Design
Tunbridge Cup (1st of 3 races, 2 to count)
2. 11.10 Broads One Design
Curtis Cup (1st of 5 races, 4 to count)
3. 11.15 Combined Allcomers Split starts as required (1st of 3 races, 2 to count)
Grapes Cup / East Anglian Charity Cup / Pat Atkins Cup (for first helm under 15 yr on 25/5/19) – split announced on the boards
4. 12.30 River Cruisers
Lady Caroline Cup - split as required
5. 14.15 Yare and Bure One Design (2nd of 3 races, 2 to count)
6. 14.25 Broads One Design (2nd of 5 races, 4 to count)
7. 14.30 Combined Allcomers - split starts as required (2nd of 3 races, 2 to count)
Grapes Cup / East Anglian Charity Cup / Pat Atkins Cup (for first helm under 15 yr on 25/5/19 – split announced on the boards
8. 15.45 *River Cruisers - split as required
Ollerenshaw Cup for EACC Members
Perpetual trophy for non EACC members
9. 17.15 Crews Race
Dunkirk Trophy (entries by 15.30 please)
A fantastic Hog Roast (vegetarian option Mushroom Doner) will be available in the Marquee from 6.30, and live entertainment by “The Punch House Band” - Lively East Anglian folk with a bit of Ceilidh for added fun.
Sunday 26th May 2019
10. 09.45 Yare and Bure One Design (3rd of 3 races, 2 to count)
11. 09.55 Broads One Design (3rd of 5 races, 4 to count)
12. 10.00 Combined Allcomers - split starts as required (3rd of 3 races, 2 to count)
Grapes Cup/East Anglian Charity Cup/Pat Atkins Cup (for 1st helm under
15 yrs on 25/5/19 – split announced on the boards & Whitbread Lacon Trophy
13. 11.15 *River Cruisers (1st of 2 races, both to count)
Ames Cup - split start as required
14. 12.30 Yare and Bure One Design (1st of 2 races, both to count)
15. 12.40 Broads One Design (4th of 5 races, 4 to count)
16. 12.45 Combined Allcomers - split starts as required (1st of 2 races, both to count)
Pritchard Trophy / Siren Trophy / Junior Glass (for first helm under 15 yr on 25/5/19) – splits announced on the boards
17. 14.00 River Cruisers (2nd of 2 races, both to count)
Ames Cup - split as required
18. 15.45 Mixed One Designs
Arrow Cup (see rule 20F)
19. 16.40 Handicap for local boats
Herbert Woods Memorial Trophy (see rule 20h)
There will be a range of CURRIES available in the marquee from about 18.30hrs, with live evening entertainment from 8pm, featuring “Nightlife” - a very popular six piece party band
* Saturday and Sunday RCC Races marked with an astirisk count towards the Frosty Cup series in conjunction with 2 cruiser handicap races from Acle Regatta (3 of 4 to count)
Monday 27th May 2019
20. 9.45 Yare and Bure One Design (2nd of 2 races, both to count)
21. 9.55 Broads One Design 5th of 5 races, 4 to count)
22. 10.00 Combined Allcomers - split starts as required (2nd of 2 races, both to count)
Pritchard Trophy / Siren Trophy / Junior Glass (for first helm under 15 yr on 25/5/19)
23. 11.30 to 13.00
Passage race for Combined keel boats plus Allcomers and centreboard or dagger board dinghies over 18ft in boat length (no single handers allowed due to safety - minimum crew of two). All helms must be 16 yrs or over 25/5/19
Cock of the Broads - overall winner on handicap
Catriona Cup - first RCC boat
Ladybird Trophy - fastest passage (e.g. shortest elapsed time) inc allcomers
Fantome Barometer - first RCC boat built before 1950
Eastwood Trophy - first lady helm
Fastest Yare and Bure One Design
Fastest Allcomer on handicap (excluding keel boats)
The briefing for this race will be posted on the EACC website and on the marquee noticeboard. Entries accepted from 9.00 am Monday 28th May in the Marquee. Competitors will book confidential start times which will be at 5 minute intervals from 11.30 until 13.00. There will be a maximum of 6 boats per start (The number of starters may be reduced by the committee if weather conditions dictate). Race duration approx 1.5 hrs. There will be a cut off time for finishing at 14.30hrs.
Prize giving will be held in the marquee as soon as possible after the last race.
* Races marked with an asterisk are part of the series for the Frosty Cup in conjunction with the 2 cruiser handicap races at Acle Regatta – (3 out of 4 to count).
Competitors are asked, please, to help the committee with the take down and clearance
of the TMOR site after prize giving
IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR ALL COMPETITORS
HELP FOR TMOR
Moorings for TMOR 2019
Mooring for TMOR this year should be a little easier.
Please could competitors who are bringing boats to moor on the bank please read and follow the following instructions:-
- Moorings at Boundary Farm.
1) By kind permission of the landowners Mr and Mrs Donny Cooke, the Boundary Farm moorings will be available to TMOR competitors. These are the old 24 hour moorings that are currently listed as ‘No Mooring’
2) Please note that these mooring do not have any posts to moor to, and vessel owners will need to provide their own anchors.
3) The bank has been profiled and slopes into the water at an angle of 45 degrees. Boats may well not be able to get tight alongside the grass bank.
4) There are no rubbish disposal facilities on this bank. Please ensure that the bank is left immaculately clean and clear of any rubbish. This is vital if we are not to prejudice the use of these moorings in the future.
5) Mr and Mrs Cooke have emphasised that the use of these moorings is entirely at the risk of the vessel owners and they will accept no responsibility for any mishap or problems however caused whilst these moorings are being used during TMOR
6) They have also pointed out that any car parking for these moorings are in the TMOR car park in the TMOR field and NOT at the moorings car park, or camp site at Boundary Farm. Please observe this
- Moorings along the Reed bank from the TMOR tent towards Thurne Dyke
This area of reed bed belongs to The Roll family and it is with their kind permission that we are able to hold the regatta and moor our craft. They have made some requests of craft mooring on that bank and the TMOR committee are very concerned that their requests are understood and complied with. Craft that moor to this reed bed will be noted and any non-compliance with these requests will be noted and referred to the TMOR committee for future reference and possible action.
1) The reed bed must be as undisturbed as possible. If you use posts to moor to then they MUST be removed after the regatta.
2) If you use pallets to get on and off your craft these MUST be removed after the Regatta
3) PLEASE DO NOT cut numerous paths through the reed bed up onto the flood wall. The Rolls’ have requested that there is one path cut along the marsh beside the moored boats. The TMOR committee will attempt to cut this path during the build-up on the Wednesday, and there will be an entry and exit at either end. If you have a problem with this please inform us.
4) Please do not cut large holes in the reed bed for dinghy storage / BBQs etc. This is an attempt to minimise disruption to wildlife and the ecosystem which are very vulnerable at this time of year particularly with nesting birds. Please support it.
5) Please ensure children do not play / build dens in the reed bed’. It was a problem last year.
Please note that mooring on the EACC site opposite Thurne Dyke has no land access and is for EACC members and only by arrangement with the Moorings Officer, during TMOR, on a fist come first served basis. The annual membership fee is £21pa which includes partner and children still in full time education.
HELP SETTING UP
The build-up for TMOR will start on Wednesday May 22nd with clearing of the site. The Marquee will arrive early in the afternoon and the site should be clear by then. Please bring rakes and a strimmer with a brush cutting blade if you have one and then the true build up will be from Thursday 23rd.
Lunch will be provided by the club for workers helping with the set up on the Thursday and Friday.
Any help that people can give will be very much appreciated.
Please contact the TMOR co-ordinator, Tom Moore on 07802 584999 if you have any questions.
If you are able to spare any time to help in the marquee kitchen during set up or over the weekend
your help will be very much appreciated
Donations of CAKES will be greatly appreciated by the catering team and they thank you
for your continued support.
SAFETY BOAT CREW
The bar rota is nearly full, just Saturday 12 - 4pm still needs cover.
Please contact Cally Smith if you can help.
This year we are hoping to use card readers. Bar personnel will need to be trained in using these.
Please allow sufficient time before your shift to be trained.
if you wish to help please contact
COCK OF THE BROADS CHARITY PASSAGE RACE
Briefing notes for COB Passage Race, Monday 28thMay 2019.
Horning Sailing Club, to whom we are very grateful.
Open to all RCC cruisers, productions cruisers and half decked keel boats, Allcomers and centreboard or dagger board dinghies over 18ft in boat length (no single handers allowed due to safety – minimum crew of two). All helms should be 16 years or over on 25/5/18.
Race duration approx. 1.5 to 2hrs. There will be a cut off time for finishing at 14.30 hrs.
N.B. Personal Buoyancy should be worn by all dinghies at all times and all other competitors if the Y flag is flown (yellow and red diagonal stripes).
All vessels will sail to a percentage handicap. Equivalent handicaps will be allocated for boats which normally sail to a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap. If a vessel does not have a handicap, one will be allocated. A River Cruiser on a provisional handicap WILL NOTbe entitled to win any trophies but will be timed.
The EACC committee have decided that the Cock of The Broads this year will support the charity that is selected annually by EACC and have put a £2 premium on the entry fee. This year it will be donated, together with other monies collected by the club to NANSA, a charity who work to improve the lives of people in Norfolk with physical, sensory and learning disabilities.. Please sign the gift aid declaration on the entry form so they will get an added 25% to this money.
There will be two safety boats placed at each of two turning marks. These will be manned by EACC members. The safety boats are not rescue boats, but will be in a position to relay safety messages to race control. They will supervise the turning marks. Please inform them of any competitor who has a significant problem or one that has to retire from the race. They will be moored as near as possible to the turning marks. There will be two additional safety boats on the course. If you have a problem on the course please either report to them or the boats at the turning marks or if possible communicate directly with Race Control by mobile phone. Our mobile number is 07802 584999. Please note that all aspects of safety are the sole responsibility of participating skippers and crew. The EACC team will try to assist if any competitor has a problem.
Yachts will confidentially nominate their start time at Race Control from 09:00hrs to 11:00hrs on Monday. There will be starts every 5 minutes from 11:30hrs to 13:00hrs, with a maximum of six boats per start. Skippers will be given an entry form on which they will nominate three start times in order of preference. This will be confidential and they will not be able to find out when anyone else is starting. Race Control will inform the Skipper which of his times has been allocated. If all his choices are already taken, he will be given three further choices which will be repeated until an available slot is found. The earlier you enter the more likely you are to get the entry time of your choice.
The course will not be decided until Monday morning. The course will be from the start line at Thurne Mouth, around two marks and then finish at the Thurne Mouth line. The position of the marks will be decided on the day by the starting team, but are likely to include a turning mark at or near Acle, and a mark up towards Horning. It is unlikely that this mark will be beyond Cockshoot Broad. The positions and the side of rounding of the marks will be published at Race Control at 9am on the day of the race, but the intention is to produce a race of up to 2 hours. Competitors may choose to round the marks in any order. Please note that this year we are not sending you up towards Potter Heigham for safety reasons.
Will be in the direction indicated on the course board. The normal X zone rules will apply. A special Cock of the Broads flag (black with a cock on it!) will be hoisted at the first 10 minute gun; the Blue Peter will be hoisted at the 5 minute gun; the COB flag will be dropped and then re-hoisted at the first start and at subsequent starts. It will be re-hoisted at the dip for up to a minute if anyone is over the line at their start until they have cleared. The vessel that is over the line will be hailed. Competitors may ask the starting team to confirm their start time but NO other verbal assistance will be given to competitors from the starting team. Having started, if a yacht then wishes to go to a mark that is directly from the direction they have just started, then they will have to clear the line before turning to go to the mark of their choice. Normal racing rules will apply at this time, but other skippers are asked to be accommodating to yachts that wish to turn 180 degrees immediately after crossing the start line. The finish line will be the same as the start line but competitors may pass through it in any direction. All competitors must finish by 14.30 for their result to count.
For all races will be immediately after the Cock of the Broads. Please will all competitors assemble in the Marquee after this race?
Please note that the East Anglian Cruising Club prefers all competitors to wear lifejackets at all times whilst racing, though this remains the responsibility of the skipper and crew. If, however, conditions demand it, the personal buoyancy flag may be flown at the discretion of the Officer of the Day, at which point it becomes compulsory to wear personal buoyancy (Y flag).
If there are any questions on these race instructions please ask any of the TMOR organising committee who will be pleased to explain the rules of this race with the offer of suitable liquid refreshment.
Please will competitors note that the breakdown of the site will occur immediately after prize giving? We would be very grateful if you could stay and help with this work.