Offshore Race

Next weekend is the annual ‘Offshore Race’, which these days is the best of two races separated by a night in Cardiff Bay – should be a great weekend! Details follow:

Day 1: Saturday 12 July, start Portishead at 10:00
Day 2: Sunday 13 July, start Cardiff at 13:00

Start/Finish:
Portishead: transit of the north west wall of Portishead pier (i.e. when you can look straight down the pier wall you’re on the line)
Cardiff: extension of the centre line of Penarth Pier (i.e. when you’re looking straight down the middle of the pier you’re on the line)
Course to be announced and countdown provided on CH37
Engines off at least 1 minute before start
Please note your own finish times (using GPS time) and provide to OOD (me)

Tide Times (BST)
12 July:
Avonmouth HW 07:42
Cardiff LW 13:50
Barry LW 13:30
13 July:
Cardiff LW 14:50
Barry LW 14:30
Avonmouth HW 20:57

Course Options

Course 1 (32NM):
Start Portishead
NW Elbow WCM to port
Tail Patch SHM to starboard
South Cardiff SCM to port
East Culver ECM to starboard
Merkur PHM to starboard
Ranie PHM to port
Finish Cardiff

Course 2 (24NM):
Start Portishead
NW Elbow WCM to port
Tail Patch SHM to starboard
South Cardiff SCM to port
North One Fathom NCM to starboard
Ranie PHM to port
Finish Cardiff

Course 3 (35NM):
Start Cardiff
Ranie PHM to starboard
North One Fathom NCM to starboard
Merkur PHM to port
East Culver ECM to port
Tail Patch SHM to port
E W Grounds FWB to starboard
Avon SHM to port
Finish Portishead

Course 4 (26NM):
Start Cardiff
Ranie PHM to starboard
North One Fathom NCM to port
Weston PHM to port
E W Grounds FWB to starboard
Avon SHM to port
Finish Portishead