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Racing programme

PLEASE NOTE: ALL of these race start times are PROVISIONAL. The full Racing Programme is not yet (January 2024) fully complete.

Racing Programme - 2024

Saturday afternoon: April thru till end October. 2 races a day.

Saturdays from April 6th to October 26th, excluding July 6th and August 24th

14.21   FAST HANDICAP     (PY numbers below 1250)                 

14.24   MIXED KEELBOATS           (BOD and Squibs)

14.27   WAVENEY OD Barrie Reeve Memorial Trophy

14.30   SLOW HANDICAP   (PY numbers 1250 and above)

15.45   FAST HANDICAP     (PY numbers below 1250)

15.51   MIXED KEELBOATS Holley Trophy                  

15.54   SLOW HANDICAP   (PY numbers 1250 and above)            


Sunday morning: Throughout the year. 2 races a day.

Sundays from April 7th to October 20th, excluding May 26th, July 7th, August 18th, August 25th and September 8th.

10.15   FAST HANDICAP Alderson Trophy         (PY numbers below 1250)

10.18   MIXED KEELBOATS  - KingfisherTabernacle/Nimrod Cup    (BODs and Squibs)

10.21   WAVENEY OD Silburn Trophy

10.24   SLOW HANDICAP Nellie Crockett Trophy            (PY numbers 1250 and above)

11.30   FAST HANDICAP Elton Trophy   (PY numbers below 1250)               

11.36   MIXED KEELBOATS Saatje Trophy

11.39   SLOW HANDICAP WOBYC 1974 Trophy            (PY numbers 1250 and above)


Wednesday evening: Early May thru to early Sept. 2 races in the evening. Racing will start at 6.30 pm, with the keelboats starting 3 minutes ahead of the dinghies - and both races for each fleet will count for points.  

May 1st to September 4th, excluding August 21st.

18.30   MIXED KEELS   2nd race to follow                   

18.33   DINGHIES     2nd race to follow                                           

Novices and Juniors welcome!

Oulton Week: The big Club event with over 100 boats taking part. Typically, the last full week of August.


Notes for this year

Dinghy handicap racing

For club racing on Saturdays and Sundays (not Oulton Week) the normal format will be Average Lap racing. Competitors are reminded to pass through the start/finish line gate on each lap.

Boats with PY handicap numbers below 1250 race in the Fast Handicap; those with PY handicap numbers of 1250 or above (e.g. Toppers, Mirrors, RS Teras, and Optimists) race in the Slow Handicap fleet.

Boats with PY handicap numbers between 1190 and 1249 may seek permission of the OOD to sail in the Slow Handicap fleet if they prefer shorter races.

Saturday racing:

Fast and Slow Handicap series on Saturdays will again be divided into 3 sections and the trophies will be awarded as follows:

April to end of May: Fast Handicap races for The Festival Trophy; Slow Handicap races for David Brooke Shield.

June to end August:  Fast Handicap trophy for the Summer Tankard; Slow Handicap races for Summer Cup.

September and October:  Fast Handicap races for The Bob Niblett Trophy; Slow Handicap races for The Waterfront Shield.

Both races each Saturday will count towards the relevant trophy.

Waveney and main Mixed Keel series will run from April to October as in previous years.

Mixed Keels (racing at same time as Waveney's) will be split into 3 series: April to end May, June to end August, September + October.

Juniors in Slow Handicap club races:

Juniors may be coached during Slow Handicap races for club points. If a junior capsizes and receives help to recover or get into their boat, they may continue in the race if the safety boat driver agrees.

Lasers

Laser sailors should declare at the start of a points series which rig they intend to sail with. This will determine the handicap that is applied. For example, standard rig boats may use the radial or 4.7 rig but the standard handicap will still apply. If a 4.7 changes to the radial rig, or a radial changes to the standard rig, they will be scored as new entrants to the series.

Please note: Results are calculated by counting competitors scores in 50% + 1 of the races sailed in a series. 

Results for open meetings and regattas are calculated as per the Notice of Race for the event.

K1s and Flying Fifteens may compete in Fast Handicap races.

The 14.24 Mixed Keelboats races in Programme A (Saturday afternoons) and the 10.18 Mixed Keelboats races in Programme B (Sunday mornings) are intended for Broads ODs and Squibs. Waveneys have their own class races but if only 1 Waveney is present, it can sail in the Mixed Keelboats race if it wishes.  

 

Additional Saturday races

June 22nd          Streakers         Race programme to be decided            (Streaker open meeting)

June 29th          Waveney OD     16.06   (Waveney Championship)

June 1st          Junior races       Race programme to be decided            (Junior Regatta)

Aug. 10th         Mirrors         Race programme to be decided            (Mirror open meeting)

Aug. 17th         River Cruisers Race programme to be decided            (River Cruiser Open)

Sept. 1st          Broads OD      Start time to be decided.            (Sanderling Trophy race)

Sept. 14th         Barts Bash race          12.30

Oct. 26th          Phantoms        Race programme to be decided            (Phantom open meeting)

 

SUNDAYS:

Condensed Programme B

Sundays May 5th and May 26th

Racing will take place before Powerboat racing starts. Start times to be decided. See club website.

Additional Sunday races

March 31st        Laser and Single Handers     Race programme to be decided

June 30th         Waveney OD  12.06, 13.36    (Waveney Championships)

Sept. 1st          Broads O.D.    Race programme to be decided            (BOD open meeting)

Oct. 6th            Laser       Race programme to be decided            (Laser open)

Oct. 22nd         Topper             Race programme to be decided            (Topper open)

 

RIVER RACES

September 8th (the OSBO Race)

10.45   ALLCOMERS HANDICAP RACE.

Start from the club or committee boat. All boats must round buoys laid near Burgh St Peter and Somerleyton swing bridge.

 

PROGRAMME EofS  (including Phantom open meeting)

Sunday October 27th  END OF SEASON REGATTA

2 out of 3 races to count for Special Club Points trophies. 

PHANTOM    10.12   11.33   12.42

FAST HANDICAP     10.15   11.36   12.45   (PY numbers below 1250)

LASERS         10.18   11.39   12.48

SQUIBS          10.21   11.42   12.51

WAVENEY OD         10.24   11.45   12.54

BROADS OD 10.27   11.48   12.57

SLOW HANDICAP   10.30   11.51   13.00   (PY numbers 1250 and above)

Prize-giving and buffet after racing.

 

Winter Season

Sundays from November 5rd 2024 to March 23rd 2025 except November 10th 

Please note: the start times of the 2nd Fast Handicap and subsequent races may be brought forward if requested by the fleets concerned.

10.15   FAST HANDICAP     (PY numbers below 1250)                       

10.21   SQUIBS

10.24   SLOW HANDICAP   (PY numbers 1250 and above)

11.39   FAST HANDICAP     (PY numbers below 1250)                       

11.45   SQUIBS

11.48   SLOW HANDICAP   (PY numbers 1250 and above)

 

November 10th Remembrance Sunday

10.00   FAST HANDICAP     (PY numbers below 1250)                       

10.06   SQUIBS

10.09   SLOW HANDICAP   (PY numbers 1250 and above)

11.30   FAST HANDICAP     (PY numbers below 1250)                                   

11.36   SQUIBS                                 

11.39   SLOW HANDICAP   (PY numbers 1250 and above)

           

JONATHAN HOUSE MEMORIAL SALVER

Thursday December 26th

Allcomers Race at 10.45 followed by prize-giving, mince pies and mulled wine


Last updated 13:49 on 15 February 2024

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