Aug 19 2020

Benfleet Shield Trophy Race -Sunday 23rd August

Published by at 19:25 under Club Notices,Racing

We intend to hold the Benfleet Shield Trophy Race this Sunday. The weather is looking favourable and subject to this holding, we will race. This may change at last minute and revert to 2 points races. This will be at the Race Officer’s discretion.

The format will be similar to last year with a split start to allow for the faster boats to be in the same tidal conditions as the others and arriving in the creek nearer towards high tide.

The start times will be:

Fast Monohull, Monohull and Sandhoppers – (who usually start in the 2nd and 3rd starts) will start at 14:30. Signal will be code flag “R” – General Handicap mass start

Windward/Leeward fleet boats will start at 15:00. Signal will be Code Flag “D” (normal starting signal)

The course will be posted on the white board at the top of the slipway. Ultimately there will be a port hand turning mark in Benfleet Creek. It will be one of the club’s tall orange inflatable buoys.  It will be a committee boat start and a shore-box finish through the club line.

HW is at 16:32. There should be plenty of water to round the mark in the creek.

Starting sequence 3-2-1.

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