ANNUAL OFFSHORE SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS
NORTH BRITISH POLICE & INVITATION SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP
SUNDAY 7TH TO SATURDAY 13TH JUNE, 2015
PROPOSED EVENT DESCRIPTION
This event is supported by PSUK Sailing Committee
SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2015.
Yet again yachts can gather at Troon Marina during the weekend, taking
advantage of a special berthing offer of £15 per boat per night all
weekend. Committee boat Ilha do Mel will be around Sunday evening and
hopes to welcome old and new faces.
MONDAY 8th JUNE 2015.
Start outside Troon Harbour and then race or cruise in company - around
the Holy Isle if wind allows - to a new destination for the event:
Ardrossan. Ardrossan Marina is welcoming us with a discounted rate of
20% off berthing fees. There is an Asda across the road from the Marina
to stock up on supplies for the week. An evening welcome reception will
be held within the Italian bistro Cecchinis, with a buffet at around
TUESDAY 9TH JUNE 2015.
A start will be made outside Ardrossan Harbour Ė with cognisance paid to
the Ferry - with a nice long race or cruise 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 10TH JUNE 2015.
Start outside the harbour entrance at Tarbert, race or cruise in company
in the Loch Fyne area and finish outside Tarbert Harbour. Some new
courses have been prepared this year and we hope to sail further north,
wind allowing. During the evening it is hoped that all buccaneers will
avast and say ahoy in the Marquee for a Pirates of the Caribbean themed
BBQ Ė bring your own grog. I hope to see all ye scurvy lot in full
regalia! Iím anticipating the BBQ to be around 15 pieces of gold per
head. Treasure for the best dressed crew!
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE 2015.
Assemble your crew to depart Tarbert for a couple of races through the
beautiful Kyles of Bute to Rothesay Bay. Berthing has again been booked
within the harbour and again a discount is available. The evening will
be free for you to enjoy the offerings of Rothesay, with the possibility
of a pontoon party if the weather allows (well, last yearís was so
FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 2015.
We will start in Rothesay Bay and have our final race or cruise to
finish outside Largs Marina, where berthing has been arranged for the
night. Once again, our final evening will be spent in Largs Sailing Club
where a hot buffet will be available and we will have the all important
SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2015.
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 Ilha do Mel, 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 donít 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. The Fleet may be split into fast and
slow/spinnaker and white sail fleets although both fleets may sail the
same course during some races.
The Clyde handicap system will be
Whilst the event is titled as an offshore event, this being itís
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 £1000000.
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 guests.
The Donald Galbraith Trophy. Open to all competing Irish yachts
and awarded for the best performance.
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 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 Entertainment 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 event.
The Lancaster Cup Awarded to the best performing Lancaster yacht
The King George Cup Awarded to the best performing English yacht
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.
The following trophies seem to have currently gone missing and will be
awarded if they return:
The Porthole. Open to all competing yachts and awarded to the
winner of the longest race
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 Starlight Trophy. Reason for award to be decided. (Will be
open to all yachts attending)
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