A Series of Five Races supported by
Pin Mill Sailing Club - Royal Harwich YC - Shotley Sailing Club - Harwich and Dovercourt Sailing Club - Haven Ports YC and Stour Sailing Club
For “The Evening Star” Trophy
The essential element in the introduction of the CCRS is FUN. These races are offered to boat owners who have been put off by the hype and psychological pressure often seen to surround yacht racing and provides you with an opportunity to get the very best out of your boat.
NOTE - HANDICAPPING UNDER RYA NATIONAL HANDICAPS FOR CRUISERS (NHC)
|Of the six clubs, five are each organising and hosting one of the five races to be held this season, starting and finishing in the Rivers Orwell or Stour. Entries are restricted to members of the six supporting Clubs. As in previous years, these are fun races to attract new and past participants. We continue to have the support of the “Evening Star” newspaper, which is awarding a special trophy to the winning club. Awards may also be made at the discretion of the Race Committee for individual achievement.
The first three boats from each Club to complete each race in the series will attract points according to their overall position on handicap. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st – 1 point; 2nd – 2 points; 3rd – 3 points, and so on. All races count, this changes RRS A4.The Club with the smallest total number of points will win each race. The Club with the smallest total cumulative number of points over the series will be the overall winner. Ties in scoring will be resolved as per RRS A8.
If only one vessel enters any race, the race will be void.
Races will be sailed under the “Racing Rules of Sailing 2013- 2016” as amended by the Combined Clubs' River Series Sailing Instructions.
Races are open to all cruising yachts owned and helmed by members of any of the 6 participating Clubs.
Prizegiving for the overall series and best overall boat will be presented at the Shotley Sailing Club, date TBA.
CLICK HERE for the 2016 results
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Click here to download the Sailing Instructions