*** 2017 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS, ENTRY FORM AND NOTICE OF RACE NOW PUBLISHED BELOW ***
10/09 update: results published below
08/09 update: entrants and their assigned handicaps published below
07/09 update: version 2 of the Sailing Instructions has now been issued:
– There is no committee boat, so reference to this has been removed from section 8.1
– Please could the first boat to finish call the race officers when 30mins out (section 10.5 updated to reflect)
– No other changes
The Holms race is the most high profile event in the club calendar with a typical entry of over 50 boats from clubs around the Bristol Channel.
It is held in late August or early September and is a down tide race starting and finishing off Portishead, with a course of NW Elbow to port, Flat Holm to Port, Steep Holm to port, NW Elbow to starboard and finish.
Competitors choose their own start time from 1½ hours after high water based on the tidal streams and the wind with the aim of passing between the Holms at slack water.
The elapsed time taken is corrected for open handicap and with a tidal correction to correct for the natural advantage for slower handicap boats on down tide races.
After the race on Saturday competitors are invited to attend a venue close to the marina for a hot meal, drinks and the results and prize giving.
The 2017 edition will take place on Saturday 9th September, with high water Avonmouth at 10:03 BST. Please see links below for: