A new North Sea race is on for June

Haven Ports Yact Club has organised a new two-handed triangle race for east coast sailors starting in June 2006. It is aimed at those sailors wishing to experience the challenge of competitive shorthanded passage racing but in a condensed time frame of just one week’s holiday.

The race starts from Harwich harbour on Sunday 12th June and visits Ijmuiden in Holland and Ostende in Belgium before finishing at Harwich on Saturday 17th.
The event is open to all monohulls over 28 feet LOA, the committee will allocate handicaps based on the Portsmouth Yardstick system favoured in club cruiser racing and therefore a current IRC certificate is not obligatory.

Shorthanded racing is growing in popularity and this race will appeal to East Coast sailors who do not have the time required to make the trip to the south coast events. The crews will be fully tested in three longish passages and adequate time for recovery has been built into the programme, the opportunity to visit
Amsterdam is a key element. A welcome dinner will be provided at the HPYC lightship on Saturday the 11th June and prizes will be presented at an early brunch on Sunday 18th allowing adequate time for dispersal to home ports.

Notice of race and entry forms are available from Roger Harvey northseatriangle@aol.com or by post from Roger Harvey, Slough farm, Shelland, Stowmarket, IP14 3JG. Haven Ports Yacht Club web site can be found at www.hpyc.com