Aug 30 2019

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Published by at 9:04 am under Members

If anyone is interested in watching the Clipper Yachts on Sunday and the race start on Monday – below is an exert from the Notice to Mariners issued by the PLA.

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019 – UPPER AND LOWER POOL
The yachts will depart St. Katharine Dock between 15:00 and 15:45 and form up in the Lower Pool. The yachts will navigate inbound from Limehouse into the Upper Pool for a 16:00 Tower ridge lift. The yachts will stem the tide on the south side of the channel for approximately 30 minutes, before swinging to proceed outward bound, passing through Tower bridge at 16:30.

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019 – SEA REACH TO OUTER ESTUARY
The yachts will anchor in the Southend Small Ship Anchorage just east of Southend Pier overnight from 21:00 in preparation for the start of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

MONDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2019 – SEA REACH TO OUTER ESTUARY
At 08:00 the yachts will weigh anchor in preparation for the race start at 10:00 off Southend Pier. The Race Start line will be approx. 0.25Nm in length and will be marked by a committee vessel anchored due South of Southend Pier in approximate position 51°30.620N, 000°43.407E . All vessels not connected with the race are requested to keep clear of the start area during this time. Following the start, the race course will then take the fleet east from Southend Pier into the Estuary and out to the English Channel.

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  1. Paul Morganon 30 Aug 2019 at 10:03 am

    The Parade and Sundays start from St Kats is usually live streamed, if it is we will have it on in the club.

    Picked up a great guide from St Kats the other day, I will leave that on the bar if anybody is interested.

    I wanted to sail out on Monday as we did a few years ago, unfortunately it is low tide (under 0.7m), so if you didn’t want to walk the pier you could walk out on the mud and still stay dry.

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