Dates for the Heritage Frostbite Yacht Race Series 2014 have been announced. Hosted by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club (RCIYC), the series of seven races starts on 11 January with the final event taking place on 5 April and organisers are keen to get the dates in the diaries of the local boating fraternity.
Now in its 12th year, the series has become a key fixture in the local yachting calendar. It is designed specifically to appeal to a cross-section of local yachtsmen. Yachts are divided into two classes, broadly differentiated by each yacht’s handicap.
Rear Commodore of the RCIYC David Aslett is keen to get as many yachtsmen signed up to the event as possible:
“It’s a great event. This year we had over 30 yachts participating. We are keen to encourage even more next year. The first race is the perfect antidote to the Christmas excesses – a good way to blow the cobwebs away!”
Each race is followed by a prize-giving at the club. Prizes -which are sponsored by the Heritage Group (who have supported the Series for 12 years) – are awarded to the first three boats in each class with an overall trophy presented to the overall series winner in each class after the final race.
Open to both members and non-members of the RCIYC, further information, a Notice of Race and Registration forms are now available on www.rciyc.com and www.heritage.co.gg.
Details of all race dates are:
- Saturday 11th January
- Saturday 25th January
- Saturday 8th February
- Saturday 22nd February
- Saturday 8th March
- Saturday 22nd March
- Saturday 5th April