THURNE MOUTH OPEN REGATTA 2018

 

Friday 25th May (Evening) to Monday 28th May 2018

 

Venue: Thurne Mouth

Organising Committee Chairman: Tom Moore

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR ALL COMPETITORS

    

 

HELP FOR TMOR

        

 

 

 

REGATTA

PROGRAMME

 

Please note there may be changes to this schedule, so use the TMOR Programme

available at the event for accurate times

 

Friday 25th May

The bar will open in the evening. There will be a Chilli available from 7pm 

Thurne Mouth Malts and the EACC Pop-up Gin Bar available from 8pm

 

Saturday  26th May 2018

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 26/5/18) – 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)

     Tunbridge Cup

6. 14.25 Broads One Design (2nd of 5 races, 4 to count)

     Curtis Cup 

7.  14.35 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 26/5/18 – 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)  

Food will be served in the marquee on all days - bacon/sausage baps for breakfast, sandwiches/rolls for lunch and tea & cake served during the afternoon. On Saturday evening there will be a fantastic Hog roast, which will be available in the Marquee from 18.30, and live entertainment by “An Evening with Bob”

 

Sunday 27th May 2018

10. 09.45 Yare and Bure One Design (3rd of 3 races, 2 to count)

     Tunbridge Cup

11. 09.55 Broads One Design (3rd of 5 races, 4 to count)

     Curtis Cup

12. 10.05 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 26/5/18 – 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) 

     Berry Cup

15. 12.40 Broads One Design (4th of 5 races, 4 to count)  

     Curtis Cup

16. 12.50 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 26/5/18)  – 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)

 

N.B.  The briefing for Cock of the Broads Passage race will be on posted on the EACC website and on the noticeboard in the marquee. Entries will be accepted from 9.00 am on Monday 28th May in the marquee.

 

There will be a range of CURRIES available in the marquee from about 18.30hrs, with live evening entertainment from 20.30, featuring ‘The Dirigibles'

 

Monday 28th May 2018

20. 9.45 Yare and Bure One Design  (2nd of 2 races, both to count)  

     Berry Cup

21. 9.55 Broads One Design  5th of 5 races, 4 to count)  

      Curtis Cup

22. 10.05 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 26/5/18)

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 26/5/18

      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 BOD

      Fastest  Allcomer on handicap (excluding keel boats) 

 

N.B.Briefing for this race will be posted on the EACC website and on the marquee noticeboard. Entries will be accepted from 9.00 am on Monday 28th May in the Marquee. Competitors will book confidential start times from 9.00 am. Starts at 5 minute intervals from 11.30 am until 13.00 max 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 14.30 hrs. 

 

 

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 NOTICE FOR ALL TMOR COMPETITORS

 

Moorings for TMOR 2018

 

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. 

5)    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.
 

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HELP SETTING UP

 

The build-up for TMOR will start on Wednesday May 23rd with clearing of the site and then the true build up will be from Thursday 24th.

 

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. 

 

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CAKES

 

Donations of cakes will be greatly appreciated by the catering team and they thank you

for your continued support.

If possible please include a note of the ingredients in your cakes 

as we must display this information for allergy sufferers.

 

Ruth Thompson

 

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SAFETY BOAT CREW

 

We really need another 2 people for each of the shifts on Saturday and Sunday but only need 1 extra person for Monday. So please volunteer to help if you can by emailing sam4zero7@hotmail.com 
 
Shifts are split into 8.00am - 1.00pm and 1.00pm - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday with just the one on Monday until the end of the Cock of the Broads passage race.
 
Many thanks,  Sam May

 

 

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BAR ROTA

 

Most slots are now covered but if you wish to help please contact 

Di Seeney   or   Cally Smith 

 

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COCK OF THE BROADS CHARITY PASSAGE RACE

 

Briefing Notes

 

 

Briefing notes for COB Passage Race, Monday 29thMay 2018.

 

OOD:                             

Horning Sailing Club, to whom we are very grateful.

 

Open to:                        

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 27/5/18.

 

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).

 

Details:

Handicaps:                    

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. 

 

Charity support:

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 the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Please sign the gift aid declaration on the entry form so they will get an added 25% to this money.

 

Guard Ships:                 

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.

 

Entries:                          

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:                  

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.  

 

The start:                     

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.

 

Prize Giving:                  

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.

 

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On Friday Evening from 8pm only
 
POP UP GIN BAR
 
EACC present a sumptuous selection of finest flavoursome gins, a munificence of marvellous mixers and gorgeous garnishes for the delection of the discerning denizens of this temporary tent of temptation.  For your pleasure, ladies and gentleman:
 
Blackwoods Vintage, from Shetlandserved with Fevertree bitter lemon and strawberry OR Fevertree tonic and orange peel.  EACC's  #no 1# gin from the 2016 summer cruise.
 
Gin Maré, from Spain, served with Fevertree Mediterranean tonic and rosemary. 2016 runner up and the classiest bottle.
 
Monkey 47, from the Black Forest.  Served with Fevertree tonic and lemon peel. Named for the year TMOR was first sailed (possibly). Formidable.
 
Thomas Dakin, from the Warrington canals area.   Served with Schweppes tonic, orange peel and coriander.  Based on an historical recipe for a cordial used as a stimulant to revive weary travellers on a long journey. 3RR?
 
Adnams First Rate, from Suffolk. Served with Fevertree tonic, lemon and thyme. Award winning, unlike their local football team.  Or ours, come to that.
 
Pell and Co Hopton Gin, distilled at the White Horse, Neatishead.  Served with Fevertree Mediterranean tonic and dried orange.  Our favourite locals, getting more local by the day. Hurrah!
 
Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper, from Norwich. Served with Fevertree tonic, strawberries and mint. Summer in a glass, without the rain or the mud.
 
Priced at £3 for a single or £5 for a double.
 

THURNE MOUTH MALTS

 
We are pleased also to announce the re-appearance of the Thurne Mouth Malts Pop-up Whisky Bar at TMOR on Friday evening from 8pm as a supplement to the always excellent regular bar. We can present a small selection of single malts which represent the range of scottish whiskies to enable you perhaps to try a new style or simply a new expression of an old favourite. The following have been selected for their quality and to provide something different to the average bar selection:

Highland - Balblair 2003 - full bodied, citrus fruits,honey and spicy finish.
Highland - Old Pulteney 12 - the maritime malt. Light on the palate, salty. An east wind at TMOR.
Speyside - An Cnoc 12 - barley on the nose, clean and herbal, with a spicy fruity crescendo.
Speyside - Balvennie Double Wood - mellow, nutty, sherried. Warming. 
Islands/Islay - Talisker Storm - banana, wood smoke, brine. A beginners peated.
Islands/Islay - Bruicladdich Port Charlotte Heavily Peated 10 - a marmite of a whisky from the most maverick of distilleries. That's Bruichladdich. 
Lowland - Auchentoshan 3 Wood - triple distilled.  Cooked fruit, sherry toffee and rum like.

Tasting notes available and all priced to allow you to try the range. Water!
 
 

 

 

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