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  25th , 26th,  27th 28th,29th,30th, 31st  1st  September
The Organising Authority is Burnham Week Limited
The notation (DP) in a rule in the NofR means that the penalty for a breach of that rule may at the discretion of the protest committee, be less than disqualification.
  1. RULES
1.1  The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 –     2020 RRS.
1.2  Crouch harbour bye laws
1.3   IRC and NHC Classes shall comply with World Sailing Offshore Special Regulation Appendix B Inshore racing. With these Category 4 regulations – 3.14 Lifelines, 3.27 Navigation Lights, (temporary navigation lights may be used) 3.29 Communications equipment
1.4  Under RRS 87 rule  12.20 of the Dragon Class will not apply.
1.5 Cruiser Classes shall comply with Burnham Week 2018 minimum safety equipment rules,          attached as Appendix NofR1 to Notice of Race.
1.6 RRS requires entrants to be a member of the RYA or an organisation or club affiliated to it.
1.7 RRS requires a competitor to display a sail number
     2     Advertising
Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority, If this rule is broken World Sailing Regulation 20.9.2 applies (
 The Regatta is open to these classes –
Class 0 Multihull MOCRA rating between 1.130 and 1.600.
Class 0 entrants must submit a copy of their rating certificate with their entry form.
One IRC Class all TCF minimum SSS of 10 Except Town Cup races when minimum TCF 0.864 will apply
NHC Handicap Cruisers with Spinnakers. Class 5
NHC Handicap Cruisers without Spinnakers. Class 6
NHC Handicap New to sailing/racing Class 9
707 one design
International Dragon one design
Royal Burnham one design
Royal Corinthian one design
RS Elite one design
Squib one design
Sandhopper on design
  1. FEES
 August 2018  8-day regatta £180   Single day £30
  Entries must be accompanied by the appropriate fee as set out above.
5.1 Registration
5.2 In the Regatta Office Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Friday 24th Aug. 12.00 until 18.00 and each racing day 08.30 until 10:30.
5.3 Dates of racing:
Saturday 25th August all Classes racing
Sunday 26th August all classes racing
Monday 27th August all classes racing
Tuesday 28th August IRC, NHC, Elite, Int.Dragon, Squibs, RCOD, and RBOD
Wednesday 29th August IRC, NHC, Elite, Int.Dragon, Squibs, RCOD, and RBOD
Thursday  30th August IRC, NHC, Elite, Int.Dragon,  Squibs, RCOD, and RBOD
Friday 31st  August IRC, NHC, Elite, Int.Dragon,  Squibs, RCOD, and RBOD
Saturday 1st September All classes racing
Saturday August 25th Commodores Cup, Watson Cup
Sunday   August 26th Town Cup 1. Thalassa Trophy
Monday  August 27th Town Cup 2
Overall weekend Emmett Cup RTYC
Saturday September 1st Town Cup 3, Sigma Trophy
6.1 Warning signals – will be published in Sailing Instructions.
6.2 Saturday 25th First warning signal will be made at 11:45
6.3 All other days the first warning signal will be made at 11:45
6.4 On Saturday 2nd September no warning signal will be made after 15.30
If two races or less are completed in a series no score will be excluded. One or more races may constitute a series.
This changes RRS Appendix A.
Sailing Instructions will be on line and the definitive version available in print at the Regatta Office from 24th August
Courses will be set in the river Crouch and its estuary and the river Roach.
Details of marks will be published in Sailing Instructions.
Courses will be available from the Regatta Office from 11:00
For classes 0, 1, 2, 3, & 6 RRS 44 will be changed by Sailing Instructions.
The notation “DP” in a rule in Sailing Instructions means that the penalty for a breach of that rule may, at the discretion of the Protest Committee, be less than disqualification.
A Technical committee will be available for the regatta RRS 60.4
All boats shall carry a VHF Transceiver capable of receiving CH16, CH37 & CH72.
Committee boats will transmit on VHF Channel 72.
BSC line race box will transmit on VHF Channel 37.
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.
A list of prizes and details of prizegivings will be published in Sailing Instructions Appendix X.
 Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
(a)   They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
(b)   They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
(c)    They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
(d)   Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
(e)    The provision of a race management team  patrol boat and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
(f)     The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;
(g)    ((For offshore races) They are responsible for ensuring that their boat is equipped and seaworthy so as to be able to face extremes of weather; that there is a crew sufficient in number, experience and fitness to withstand such weather; and that the safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed and in date and is familiar to the crew);
Each participating boat shall be adequately insured with cover of at least  £3,000,000 against third party claims.
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Burnham Week 2018 Minimum Safety Equipment Rules for Cruisers
  1. Buoyancy
Boats shall either be self-righting from 60 degrees or have enough reserve buoyancy to support the boat and crew for at least 30 minutes following a capsize. Boats shall be equipped with suitable means for bailing or pumping.
  1. Flares
Boats shall carry, in a waterproof pack, at least two red hand flares and two orange smoke flares.
  1. Fire Extinguisher
Boats carrying engine or cooking fuel shall carry a fire extinguisher and a stout bucket of 9 litres minimum capacity attached to a lanyard.
  1. Personal Buoyancy and Man Overboard
4.1 Boats without lifelines or with lifelines which do not meet ISAF Offshore Special regulations Category 4 shall have personal buoyancy for each crew member at least sufficient to comply with RRS 40. Personal buoyancy shall be worn by all crew members at all times whilst racing.
4.2 Boats with lifelines which meet ISAF Offshore Special regulations Category 4 shall carry personal buoyancy or lifejackets for each crew member. Boats shall also carry a rescue quoit or throw bag with at least 15m of floating line and at least one lifebuoy or life sling.
  1. First Aid
Boats shall carry a waterproof first aid pack with instructions.
  1. Anchor
Boats shall carry a suitable anchor and sufficient warp to hold the boat in 15m depth of water in the expected racing conditions.
  1. Compass
Boats shall carry a suitable compass – handheld is acceptable.
  1. Equipment
All equipment, fittings and engines shall be securely fastened.
  1. Propulsion
All yachts must carry a means of propulsion, other than the boat’s sails.
  1. Communication
Fixed or handheld VHF shall be carried at all times capable of transmitting and receiving Channels 16, 72, 77.