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Small Boat Regatta 2013
On Line Entry now available
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List of confirmed entries.
Building on last years highly successful event, the 2013 regatta is hosted by the Island sailing Club and sponsored by Sailspy.
For boats with an IRC rating below 0.960, less than 35 feet overall length complying with ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Category 4 and for Dayboats which will race in a separate class.
For some years owners of boats falling in and below Class 4 of our Solent Series have asked for more events tailored to the particular needs of the small racing yacht. We have chosen a weekend of neap tides that does not clash with other Solent events. With 2 or 3 races on Saturday, 2 on Sunday, and courses designed to fit your needs, this will be a weekend of competitive racing and great socialising.
Commenting on the event James Morland, last years winner, said "Menace will definitely be attending, it was one of the most enjoyable and well run events we did last year and we are very keen to support small boat IRC racing in the solent. I will tell everyone I know to come along too."
Early-bird entry fee £40 until 30th April, £50 thereafter through SCRA
Notice of Race.
For full details and entry requirements, go to the Small Boat Regatta page.
IRC Solent Region Championship 2013 - Day 1 - 11th May
Image by Peter Bateson
The two Royal Clubs, Southampton and Southern, combined to host the first event of this year’s Championship, with the RSYC running the Clarkson Cup on Saturday together with day 1 of the RShrnYC’s regatta. Needless to say the weather forecast of 24 knots gusting 30+ put off quite a number of entries, of the 33 entries 23 made it to the start of Race 1. .............
For the full report go to the IRC Solent region championship page.
Provisional Overall Results
|Class 1||Magical Mystery Tour||Tokoloshe||Tarka II|
|Class 2||Elaine||Salvo||Hot Rats|
|Class 4||Two Franks||Magic||Connie|
Full provisional series results.
IRC Solent Region Championship 2013
Notice of Series published
New for 2013, building on its success over recent editions, IRC Solent Series has been awarded the status of IRC Southern Region Championship
Seven days of close racing with seven top Solent clubs in the 2013 Solent Region Championship. Spanning the full length of the Solent from the Nab Tower race in the East to the Royal Solent Regatta off Yarmouth, this series aims to encourage larger fleets of IRC-rated yachts in a wide range of competitive racing. Post-race hospitality at each host club provides the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of each, as well as socialising with your fellow competitors.
Fees for entry via SCRA are £35 per race or £210 for the whole series.
Notice of Series.
For full details, including dates and entry requirements, go to the Solent Region Championship page.
Solent mark changes for 2013
|Code||2012 Name||2013 Name or Note|
|1E||Barnes Ingram||Christchurch Ledge buoy|
|3G||Raymarine||Sevenstar Yacht Transport|
|3J||Baxters||Cowes Week only|
|3M||Cowes Dinghy Week||Mark removed|
Mark moved 1½ cables SW to 50° 45.68N, 01° 19.98W
|3Q||Gurnard SC||East Bay|
|3W||Williams Shipping||Colour now yellow|
|4E||Royal London||SCRA #|
|4F||Air Canada||Wight Vodka #|
|4J||Wight Vodka||hamblewinterseries.com #|
|4K||Seafarers Ale||Royal London 175 #|
|4L||William||Colour now yellow|
|4S||Royal Southern||Colour now yellow|
|4X||Peters & May 2||Rolly Tasker|
|5G||RN&RAYC||Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas|
|5L||Plane Legal||Mark removed|
|7L||Hovercraft 4||Listed position corrected to 50° 52.65, 01° 22.44W|
|7P||Hovercraft 3||Listed position corrected to 50° 52.43, 01° 22.01W|
|7T||Hovercraft 2||Listed position corrected to 50° 52.21, 01° 21.58W|
|7V||Hovercraft 1||Listed position corrected to 50° 51.99, 01° 21.16W|
|75||(new)||Marchwood Yacht Club at 50° 52.83, 01° 23.98W|
Note: Wight Vodka, Royal London and Craftinsure.com have changed buoys, so that the same name now describes a different buoy, although Royal London has added 175 to celebrate its birthday. The buoys affected are marked with # in the list above. Old lists and charts will contain potentially misleading information and it is essential that buoy names from earlier years are not used.
The 2-character code does not change even if the name changes.
In recent years, SCRA and Cowes Week have published a list of 90 of the main racing marks in the Solent area using 2-digit identifiers. In 2011, this was replaced with a new Solent Mark Designations list with over 150 marks, so including far more of those that are commonly used. Each mark is now described by two characters - either two digits or one digit and one letter. The list is recommended for use by all clubs and race organisers where courses are given on the radio, and may be used for course boards if desired.
Details of the 2013 Solent Mark designations are contained in the documents below.
Mark list by Zone
Mark list Alphabetic
Ramsgate Week 2013 - 12th to 17th August
Ramsgate Week 2013, organised by the Royal Temple YC, runs from 12th to 17th August
for further details see the poster or the Ramsgate Week web site
Why not join the SCRA
Have you thought about becoming a member of the ‘Solent Cruising and Racing Association?’ The SCRA co-ordinates sailing events between the many Solent Clubs and produces a detailed fixtures poster every year which the Club receives.. Their website is an essential source of events and useful links and is regularly updated. The SCRA also produces The Solent Book, which is a unique and invaluable source of information to everyone interested in the Solent. The association is an integral part of the support group which runs the weather station on the Bramble post and helps pay for this very useful facility. They are also responsible for the majority of the racing marks within the Solent, obtaining sponsorship as well as laying marks to facilitate all race events.
The membership is £19.50 per year and a free copy of the Solent Year Book arrives in the post in April – a book which includes tide tables for the next two years, contact details for all clubs, classes, harbour masters and ferry information – a must-have for every boat owner. Why not visit the website and join today: click www.scra.org.uk and use menus About the SCRA and then Membership.