Boat owners are being encouraged to blow away the cobwebs in the New Year by taking part in a race series that commences on January 5th 2013.
The Heritage Frostbite Series was such a success this year that it was acknowledged as one of the most successful race series in the Channel Islands with up to 32 boats on the water. Now the organisers and sponsors, Heritage, are hoping to exceed that figure and that even more skippers and crews can be encouraged to brave the cold conditions and turn out. Starting in the first week of the New Year, a seven-race series has been arranged concluding before the Easter break.
There will be two classes one for the dedicated out and out racers and the other for the more cruising orientated boats who like to take their sport a little less strenuously.The racers class courses will be based on the Olympic style windward leeward courses whereas the cruiser class will have shorter legs with less upwind work.
All races will be scheduled so as yachts can enter and exit the marinas without the need to moor out on the layby pontoons. The programme listed below states the actual start time for the racer class. The cruising class will start separately five minutes after this from the start line on the sea side of Castle Cornet.
Each race will be followed by a prize giving in the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club above Da Bruno’s and hot food and prizes will be kindly provided by Heritage.
For further information, Notice of Race and Race Entry Forms call or text 07781 406 402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details can also be found at www.heritage.co.gg.