NORTH BRITISH POLICE & INVITATION SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP
SUNDAY, 8TH TO SATURDAY, 14TH JUNE, 2014
PROPOSED EVENT DESCRIPTION
This event is supported by PSUK Sailing Committee
SUNDAY 8th JUNE 2014.
Yachts can gather at Troon Marina, during the weekend. Troon Marina have
given us a special berthing offer of £15 per boat per night all weekend.
Event Organiser Laura Davison hopes to see you all during the course of
MONDAY 9th JUNE 2014.
Start outside Troon Harbour and then race or cruise in company, via
various marks to Rothesay. An evening welcome reception will be held
within the Victoria Hotel, with a buffet at around 1930hrs.
TUESDAY 10TH JUNE 2014.
Start in Rothesay bay with racing or cruising to Tarbet, Loch Fyne where
a finish will be in place. Overnight berthing will be within the harbour
and has been pre booked. A 10% discount is available on the berthing. In
the evening you will be free to sample the delights of Tarbert.
WEDNESDAY 11TH JUNE 2014.
Start outside the harbour entrance at Tarbert, race or cruise in company
in the Loch Fyne area and finish outside Portavadie marina. During the
evening it is hoped that everyone will have their meal at the restaurant
within Portavadie where a meal to go with the “Mexican” themed night
will be available at a fixed price per head of £14. Portavadie will also
be offering drinks deals: three cans of beer/cider for £5; cocktail/pimms
pitcher £14. Payment for the meal will be made to the Marina along with
the berthing fee.
THURSDAY 12TH JUNE 2014.
We will leave the delights of Portavadie to once again head to Rothesay.
Berthing has again been booked within the harbour and again a discount
is available. The evening will be free to enjoy the delights of Rothesay,
with the possibility of a pontoon party if the weather allows.
FRIDAY 13TH JUNE 2014.
We will start in Rothesay Bay and have our final race or cruise to
finish outside Largs Marina, where berthing has been arrange for the
night. Our final evening will be spent in Largs Sailing Club where a hot
buffet will be available and we will have the all important prize
Largs is a new venue this year, introduced to try and help entrants be
nearer ‘home’ on the final day, hopefully the date is not an omen as to
how it will pan out. Your feedback on this venue would be much
FRIDAY 13TH JUNE 2014.
Farewell, collection of wandering crew and Home.
Please note Laura has issued this document in advance to provide as
much notice as possible, it is subject to alteration should the need
apply. Full race courses will be issued nearer to the event or at the
Skippers' briefings, which will be at 0900hrs each day or as notified,
on the pontoon near to the committee boat 'Zavaria', before she leaves
the marina to take the start position. As normal the starting times are
a guide only and may be altered at the briefing.
Any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Laura.
There are no handicap limits, fast and slow handicap yachts/courses will
be accommodated as required, as will white sail racing and cruising in
company. It is Laura’s intention to continue to split the fleet into
fast and slow fleets although both fleets may sail the same course
during some races.
The Clyde handicap system will be used.
Whilst the event is titled as an offshore event, this being its
traditional title it is classed as an inshore event and the compliance
with the carrying of safety equipment commiserate with an offshore event
is not mandatory, although I would encourage all skippers to carry such
safety equipment as to make their individual yachts suitable and safe
for this event.
Please enter as soon as you can or at least confirm to Laura your
intention to attend.
Disclaimer of Liability
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk.
See RSS rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not
accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death
sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta.
Each participating boat crew shall arrange to be insured with valid
third-party insurance with a minimum cover.
Standard RYA racing rules will apply and those wishing to cruise in
company will be welcome to come along.
As in previous years, protests will be frowned upon and any
infringements should be settled in a sportsman-like manner on the water,
the protest fee will remain at £1,000,000.
Marina fees and charter will be at your expense although
I have arranged discounts in respect to berthing fees.
The event will follow the normal pattern of being very social and
hopefully fun for all.
Please also distribute this information or copies to any interested
parties within your respective organisations. The team look forward to
meeting you all again and hopefully there will be a few new faces, many
of you intimated your intention to return and enquiries have already
TROPHIES & CONDITIONS OF QUALIFICATION.
North British Police Championship Shield. Open to all yachts competing
providing they have a partial serving or retired police crew of at least
50%. Other crew members can be guests.
Scottish Police Offshore Championship Rose Bowl. Open to all
yachts crewed by Scottish Police officers of which 50% must be serving
or retired. Other crew members can be quests.
The Porthole. Open to all competing yachts and awarded to the
winner of the longest race.
The Donald Galbraith Trophy. Open to all competing Irish yachts
and awarded for the best performance.
The Lynsey Gilmer Trophy. Open to all competing yachts from a non
Celtic nation and awarded for the best performance.
The PSNI Trophy. Open to all competing yachts that have, with the
exception of one member, a crew of serving officers.
The Bell Trophy. Best individual performance of the week
Resource Cup. Open to all yachts competing in the Slow fleet
Resource Cup. Open to all yachts competing in the Fast fleet.
The Portavadie Trophy. Open to all yachts competing and awarded
for the most improved performance on the previous years.
The Anchor Hotel Trophy. Open to all competing yachts and awarded to the
winner of the Tarbert race.
The Starlight Trophy. Reason for award to be decided.( Will be
open to all yachts attending)
The Invitation Plate. Open to yachts invited to the event from
other organisations and awarded to the best performing invited yacht or
in absence thereof at the discretion of the race committee to any other
The Plate. Open to all competing yachts and awarded for the yacht
crew who are the most hospitable or contribute most to the spirit of the
Various other awards may be made depending on incidents occurring during
the event. Any yacht may offer up a trophy or circumstance which may
merit such an award.
(Entry form & Cost of Entry to follow)