Travellers Series 2019 – Rounds 1 & 2 – West Lancs YC – 2-3 Feb

DF Racing UK TT Series 2019 Rounds 1 & 2 @ West Lancs YC.

So the hamster wheel has once again come full circle and we are now heading straight towards the first two rounds of the DF Racing TT Series for 2019.

As usual we will be kicking off the series with a trip up North to Southport and the superb West Lancs YC venue. It is one of those locations that just never seems to disappoint, the welcome is always warm, the sailing is always fun and the social is really rather good too.

As usual there is a little bit of space for the campers among us, details of how to win a space are included in the Nor which is below.

The only thing to note is that there is the Southport 10K (or some such other far too sporty event) being held on the Sunday and as such there will be access restrictions to the club after around 10am. Although the racing will have started by then it could cause issue for partners who fancied a lie in…….you have been warned.

Race officers for the weekend are Tim Long for Saturday 65’s and John Tush for Sunday 95’s, who will be the more hungover PRO….it’s anyone’s guess!

So without further ado please find the Nor in full below and we look forward to seeing you at West Lancs in a few weeks.

NOTICE OF RACE

2019 DF65 & DF95 TT Series, rounds 1 & 2

Saturday 2nd February – DF65 & Sunday 3rd February 2019 – DF95

On Southport Marine Lake

Venue:

West Lancs Yacht Club

Marine Drive

Southport

Club Location – See the club website at  www.wlyc.org.uk

Follow the link About Us – > Club Location

Postcode PR8 1RY (entrance is by the big green buoy)

The Organizing Authority – West Lancs Yacht Club

Rules – Racing will the governed by the rules as defined in the RRS, MYA Standard Sailing Instructions, the current HMS, Dragonforce 65 & Dragonflite 95 Class Rules.

Closing Date: 1800 Thursday 31 January 2019. After that time late entries may be accepted only at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

Racing – This is a dual class weekend. The DF65s will race on Saturday (Round 1 of the DF Racing UK TT Series) and DF95s will race on Sunday (Round 2 of the DF Racing UK TT Series).

Entry – Please contact Alan Tickle by email at tickleap@hotmail.co.uk  with confirmation of sail number, home club, MYA number, emergency contact details, radio frequency and which days you will be sailing. Please indicate whether you will require lunch this will be confirmation at registration each day.

Additional competitor information – The competitor shall on registration at the event provide a telephone number to be used in case of emergency.

The lake is quite exposed from the Irish Sea so we suggest you bring suitable clothing and advise that your boat should be capable of sailing in stronger winds. Sunglasses, peaked cap and sun cream are also recommended

Entry fee: £6 per day payable at registration on the day.

Boat Inspection – The Race Committee may at any time inspect any boat to ensure compliance with the Class Rules and random checks may be made throughout the event.

Schedule:

Friday 2nd February

13:00     The lake will be open for practice.

16.00     The club will be closed.

Saturday 3rd February Dragonforce 65

09:45     Race briefing

10:00     First race

16:00     No heat will start after 16.00; any race in progress at 16.30 will be abandoned

Sunday 4th February Dragonflite 95

Please note that vehicle access Club will be closed at approx 10:00 and reopened at approx 12:00 as there is a 10k run taking place on the main road to the Club site.

09:15     Race briefing

09:30     First race

15:00     No heat will start after 15.00; any race in progress at 15.30 will be abandoned

Parking – Is unrestricted and free within the club car park.

Launching – Off the flat concrete lake side; no need for boots.

Club house. Will be available to all.

Lunches-.  Lunches will be available on both Saturday and Sunday, on a pay as you go basis and have to be confirmed when you sign in each day.

The kitchen will be open all day Saturday and Sunday for drinks.

Please indicate how many lunches are required with your entry. These are payable at registration. Please indicate if you have any food intolerances.

Saturday Evening Social – An informal evening meal will be arranged off site, starting at the Bar in the Club House after racing and looking to finish there about 18:00.

Accommodation – A Premier Inn is about a 10 min walk form sailing venue. There are large number of B&B and other hotels in Southport.

There is limited on site space for motor homes. It will be first come first served – for further details please contacted Phil Lindsay, the Steward on 01704 530840. Please leave a message if asked and he will ring you back.

Please note there will not be any RC Laser racing on the Sunday this year.

If you have any other queries please contact for Alan Tickle on 07712889117

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