Offshore Race

This weekend is our annual Offshore Race:
Start: 09:30 22 July
Start: 11:30 23 July (PROVISIONAL)
Start & Finish line (Portishead): an extension of the SE wall of Portishead pier (i.e. when looking straight down pier wall towards marina you are on the line)
Start & Finish line (Cardiff): an extension of the centre line of Penarth pier (i.e. when looking straight down the middle of the pier you are on the line)
Starting procedure: engines off 5 minutes before the start
Finishing procedure: note finish time using GPS time and send to me
Course (Sat): Start (Portishead) > Merkur (P) > East Culver (P) > Lavernock Spit (S) > Ranie (P) > Finish (Cardiff)
Distance (Sat): approx. 35nm
PROVISIONAL Course (Sun): Start (Cardiff) > Ranie (S) > Merkur (P) > Steep Holm (P) > Tail Patch (S) > S Middle Grounds (S) > Finish (Portishead)
Distance (Sun): approx. 32nm
Tides: slack water off Barry around 12:15 Sat, 13:15 Sun
Locks: suggested 09:00 lock out Sat am, first lock in Sun pm is 16:45
Overnight in Cardiff: most marina boats will take advantage of free berthing in Penarth Quays – crews are likely to be found in the Customs House, Pier 64 or The Pilot
VHF: CH37 / M1, CH12
Handicaps: down tide handicaps will be used (Byron with tidal adjustment)
Results: will be published on the website
All other details: as per Club Racing NOR / SIS