Fireball Exe Sails Starcross Steamer 2020

DateClub / Series
19 January 2020
19 January 2020
Starcross YC
Event ContactClub Contact
Ralph Wogan
Tel:01392660485
Email: Ralph Wogan
Website: http://www.starcrossyc.org.uk
EVENT INFORMATION:

The thirtieth annual Starcross Steamer Pursuit race sponsored by Exe Sails, for monohull dinghies will be held on Sunday January 19th. The first start will be at 12:00, with a 150 minute race, high water is at 13:19, height 3.2m. The Exe estuary is sheltered and only extreme weather conditions prevent us from sailing. You can be sure of a warm welcome at the club, food and drink will be available from 8:00, so why not bring the family. The club will be open from 7:30, with the competitor briefing at 11:00.

The entries to the Steamer can only be made via the website, and this will open on December 5th, this link will get you directly to the Starcross YC Opens page www.starcrossyc.org.uk/racing/essentials/open-meetings  Due to the popularity of the event we are limiting the number of entries to 100; the website will automatically advise you if you are placed on the waiting list. Should you enter and subsequently find that you are unable to attend we would appreciate you letting us know so that your entry can be given to the next person on the waiting list. The entry fee is £20.00 for double handers, £15 for single and £5 for juniors, payable at the Club on the day. The Sailing Instructions, Notice of Race, Handicap Numbers and Consent Forms are also available on the club website; you will also be able to check who else has entered. Your start time will be calculated on the day when we know the handicap of the slowest boat, from experience this will probably be a Mirror. The website will not accept entries after midnight on Wednesday 15th January, so please get your entry in as soon as possible.

We are very aware of the dangers of spreading Invasive Aquatic Species. Please could you check your equipment and clothing for live organisms, clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothes thoroughly and dry all equipment and clothing – some species can live for many days in moist conditions.

As the club is in a remote location, the entrance gate is kept locked, however should you wish to drop your boat off at the club on the day before the event or even camp at the club overnight (bearing in mind the main London Plymouth railway line runs past the club), please respond to this email so I can arrange access. Also please note the entrance to the club is through a low bridge, so vehicles over about 1.55m such as 4x4s and people carriers will have to be parked outside in the lay-by (there is plenty of room)

Over many years we have conducted our own internal PY analysis, reviewing thousands of races and have found that our results are a close fit to the Great Lakes handicap numbers. As we don’t sail all the classes that attend the Steamer we will again be using these rather than the RYA numbers this year.

Should you be unable to make it in January, the next Steamer will be held on Sunday February 21st 2021 first start at 11:30 and in 2022 on Sunday 12th.

ACCOMODATION:

Camping at the club is allowed.

DOCUMENTATION:

Events Calendar

2020

19
Jan
Exe Sails Starcross Steamer
Starcross YC
29
Feb
1
Mar
RYA Dinghy Show
21
Mar
22
Mar
Staunton Harold SC Open (Gul Golden Dolphin)
Staunton Harold SC
2
May
3
May
Hayling Island SC Open (Gul Golden Dolphin)
Hayling Island SC
6
Jun
7
Jun
Brightlingsea SC Open (Gul Golden Dolphin)
Brightlingsea SC
20
Jun
21
Jun
Blackwater SC Open Meeting (Gul Golden Dolphin)
Blackwater SC
11
Jul
12
Jul
Weymouth Dinghy Regatta
Castle Cove SC
25
Jul
28
Jul
Gul UK National Championship
Weymouth & Portland NSA
5
Sep
6
Sep
Gul Under 26 Championship
Blackwater SC
10
Oct
11
Oct
Gul Inland Championship at Chew Valley Lake SC
Chew Valley Lake SC
31
Oct
1
Nov
Draycote Water SC Open
Draycote Water SC

Fireball Exe Sails Starcross Steamer 2020

DateClub / Series
19 January 2020
19 January 2020
Starcross YC
Event ContactClub Contact
Ralph Wogan
Tel:01392660485
Email: Ralph Wogan
Website: http://www.starcrossyc.org.uk
EVENT INFORMATION:

The thirtieth annual Starcross Steamer Pursuit race sponsored by Exe Sails, for monohull dinghies will be held on Sunday January 19th. The first start will be at 12:00, with a 150 minute race, high water is at 13:19, height 3.2m. The Exe estuary is sheltered and only extreme weather conditions prevent us from sailing. You can be sure of a warm welcome at the club, food and drink will be available from 8:00, so why not bring the family. The club will be open from 7:30, with the competitor briefing at 11:00.

The entries to the Steamer can only be made via the website, and this will open on December 5th, this link will get you directly to the Starcross YC Opens page www.starcrossyc.org.uk/racing/essentials/open-meetings  Due to the popularity of the event we are limiting the number of entries to 100; the website will automatically advise you if you are placed on the waiting list. Should you enter and subsequently find that you are unable to attend we would appreciate you letting us know so that your entry can be given to the next person on the waiting list. The entry fee is £20.00 for double handers, £15 for single and £5 for juniors, payable at the Club on the day. The Sailing Instructions, Notice of Race, Handicap Numbers and Consent Forms are also available on the club website; you will also be able to check who else has entered. Your start time will be calculated on the day when we know the handicap of the slowest boat, from experience this will probably be a Mirror. The website will not accept entries after midnight on Wednesday 15th January, so please get your entry in as soon as possible.

We are very aware of the dangers of spreading Invasive Aquatic Species. Please could you check your equipment and clothing for live organisms, clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothes thoroughly and dry all equipment and clothing – some species can live for many days in moist conditions.

As the club is in a remote location, the entrance gate is kept locked, however should you wish to drop your boat off at the club on the day before the event or even camp at the club overnight (bearing in mind the main London Plymouth railway line runs past the club), please respond to this email so I can arrange access. Also please note the entrance to the club is through a low bridge, so vehicles over about 1.55m such as 4x4s and people carriers will have to be parked outside in the lay-by (there is plenty of room)

Over many years we have conducted our own internal PY analysis, reviewing thousands of races and have found that our results are a close fit to the Great Lakes handicap numbers. As we don’t sail all the classes that attend the Steamer we will again be using these rather than the RYA numbers this year.

Should you be unable to make it in January, the next Steamer will be held on Sunday February 21st 2021 first start at 11:30 and in 2022 on Sunday 12th.

ACCOMODATION:

Camping at the club is allowed.

DOCUMENTATION:

Events Calendar

19
Jan
Exe Sails Starcross Steamer
Starcross YC
29
Feb
1
Mar
RYA Dinghy Show
21
Mar
22
Mar
Staunton Harold SC Open (Gul Golden Dolphin)
Staunton Harold SC
2
May
3
May
Hayling Island SC Open (Gul Golden Dolphin)
Hayling Island SC
6
Jun
7
Jun
Brightlingsea SC Open (Gul Golden Dolphin)
Brightlingsea SC
20
Jun
21
Jun
Blackwater SC Open Meeting (Gul Golden Dolphin)
Blackwater SC
11
Jul
12
Jul
Weymouth Dinghy Regatta
Castle Cove SC
25
Jul
28
Jul
Gul UK National Championship
Weymouth & Portland NSA
5
Sep
6
Sep
Gul Under 26 Championship
Blackwater SC
10
Oct
11
Oct
Gul Inland Championship at Chew Valley Lake SC
Chew Valley Lake SC
31
Oct
1
Nov
Draycote Water SC Open
Draycote Water SC
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