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Island Sailing Club to run Nab Tower Race and launch new Christchurch Bay Race

by Jo Bowden 15 Aug 06:33 BST 5 & 26 September 2020
The Island Sailing Club in Cowes, Isle of Wight in 2015 © Patrick Eden

The Island Sailing Club have announced their intention to run the ISC Nab Tower Race on Saturday 5 September 2020 and Christchurch Bay Race on Saturday 26 September 2020.

The NAB Tower race sees competitors race from Cowes, eastwards down the Solent to the Nab Tower, off the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight. Upon rounding the tower, the course then heads westwards, with a Cowes finish.

The Christchurch Bay race is run to the west through the Needles Channel into Christchurch Bay where the boats round a mark before returning to the Island Sailing Club line in Cowes.

ISC Sailing Secretary, Ben Ferris said: "I can't wait to get the fleets going. We are desperate to run these popular races after all the disappointment this year, so please enter now!"

Open to all boats with an IRC rating or ISCRS (the Island Sailing Club Rating System). It's a simple process to get boats rated under ISCRS, just complete the form on the club's website or pick up a form from the ISC lobby. There is no charge for an ISCRS rating plus a reduced fee if you enter both races.

Please Note: Competitors are reminded of the requirement to comply with the government guidance on social distancing and other Covid19 measures. Permitted crew can be up to a maximum of 6 people from any household or two-thirds of a boat's IRC crew number, whichever is the least.

Notice of Race and other information available via www.islandsc.org.uk/page/at-sea or contact Ben Ferris

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