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PSSA Round the Island Race 2018
Notice of Race

Saturday June 9th 2018 Lymington to Cowes

  1. Rules
    1. The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020
    2. RYA prescription Appendix G [Identification on sails] shall not apply.
    3. Rule 42.1 is amended to permit the use of automatic steering devices.
  2. Eligibility and Entry
    1. The Race is open to Seal and Parker lift keel yachts. Owners or representatives to be members of the PSSA.
    2. Enter by contacting Nigel Walbank, The Cottage, Burnt House Lane, Pilley SO41 5QN Tel 01590 677166 Email
    3. The closing date for entry is midnight Tuesday 5th June [early registration of interest in entering would be much appreciated to aid in planning. NW] Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the organiser.
  3. Fees
    1. There is no entry fee but individual entrants will be responsible for their own berthing fees.
  4. Schedule
    1. Date June 9th 2018
    2. Scheduled time for the warning signal:
      Class 1 09.25 BST
      Class 2 09.55 BST
  5. Sailing Instructions
    1. The sailing instructions are published in the PSSA Member's Handbook 2018 and here on the PSSA website.
    2. Amendments will be posted on the PSSA website.
  6. Classes
    1. Class 1 shall comprise yachts with a handicap of 1000 or greater as determined by the handicap method published in the PSSA Member's Handbook 2018.
    2. Class 2 shall comprise yachts with a handicap of 999 or less as determined by the handicap method published in the PSSA Member's Handbook 2018.
  7. Courses
    1. Starting line between the committee boat and Scott Bailey [West Solent Racing mark] yellow spherical position N 50°43.99 W 001°30.99 (see chart on LTSC or RLymYC websites)
    2. Finishing line between the committee boat and Norris Castle Turret N 50°45.78 W 001°16.21. [The committee boat will be located to the north of the Turret but inshore of the marked channel, so pass south of the Committee boat] In the absence of the Committee boat, competitors are to take their own finishing times when the Turret bears 180° magnetic, whilst being south of the marked channel.
  8. Berthing
    1. No berthing arrangements have been made for the Friday night. The start area will be off the entrance to Lymington river, so Newtown Creek, Yarmouth or Lymington will all be suitable harbours for overnighting.
    2. Arrangements have been made for berthing at Shepherds Wharf Marina, West Cowes for Saturday night.