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Record breaking entry for Scarborough YC North Sea Race

by Pete McIntyre 7 May 2016 11:23 BST 2 July 2016
Scarborough YC North Sea Race © Pete McIntyre

Scarborough Yacht Club's North Sea race looks set to break all records, with the largest number of entries ever! Yachts from as far a field as Switzerland, Norway and Holland will join local yachts, not only from Scarborough but Hartlepool, Whitby, Bridlington and Hull to compete in this year's race.

The event is bolstered by entries for the Dutch 500 mile race, which will join the race for their return leg, bringing serious competition in the all-new two handed class.

With over one hundred crewmembers taking part, this is Yorkshires largest offshore yacht race, entries will be accepted up to the 5th June but wherever possible an early entry will be most helpful. Win Russell the North Sea race secretary said there has been tremendous interest and support from all the local Clubs and even though it makes more work for her to do, is absolutely delighted by the response.

The entries will be divided into various classes, which will cover from out and out racing machines to the cruiser class, with all yachts having a handicap rating, giving everyone has a chance to win the ultimate prize.

The race will start on the 2nd July at 1100hrs and provides a spectacular show, as yachts jockey for position to be first to cross the start line before they head off on the 200mile race to Ijmuiden in Holland. This year we are honoured to have Maggie and Andrew Boyes, the race sponsors to start the race from the Scarborough lifeboat.

More details can be found at www.syc.org.uk

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