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Ramsgate Week 2023 - class definitions published

by Karen Cox 27 Oct 2022 21:08 BST 7-11 August 2023
Ramsgate Week Racing 2021 © Royal Temple Yacht Club

The organisers of Ramsgate Week are pleased to clarify the class options for entry to the 2023 regatta.

In addition to the classes listed there will be a multihull class should there be three or more entrants.

To help with rising costs we have opened our entry and are offering an early early bird discount for confirmed entries prior to 31st January 2023.

IRC 1 and IRC 2

Open to boats holding a current IRC Certificate.

It is intended to have two IRC classes and the 'Rating Bands' for will be notified to competitors by an amendment to the Sailing Instructions displayed on the Club's website prior to the first race. One Design, Half and Quarter Ton Classes with three or more entries will have results extracted from their relevant IRC class to form a one design class.

Performance Cruiser Class - With Asymmetric and Code 0 - Cruiser 4

Performance Cruisers with a hull length between 6m and 18m will be eligible. This class is for genuine cruiser/cruiser-racer boats restricted to Asymmetric / Code 0 only.

Boats considered to be performance racing boats are likely to be refused entry in this class and they should enter under IRC. The decision of RWK is final and not subject to appeal. RWK reserves the sole right to accept entries outside the size limits

Cruiser with Spinnaker - Cruiser 5 / Cruiser 6

You may choose to enter in the more relaxed Cruiser division.

Handicaps for classes 5, 6, & 7 will be allocated by reference to Handicap Systems for Cruisers and any other relevant information and may be adjusted to maintain the spirit of the class.

All that is required is to provide to us with your entry the make model and model of your boat, a copy of any other handicaps issued and if necessary, measurement data.

The 'Rating Bands' for Classes 5 & 6 will be notified to competitors by an amendment to the Sailing Instructions and will be displayed on the Club's website prior to the first race.

Cruiser Class - Non-Spinnaker - Cruiser 7

This is intended for the less serious racer without hi-tech sails and the use of spinnakers is prohibited.

Classic class - Classic 8

This is a class for all yachts over 24ft length on deck, built of wood or steel before 1975 or in GRP before 1965. A division for Spirit of Tradition yachts may be allocated for boats built after the above dates to designs that reflect the appearance and virtues of classic yachts.

The Race Committee reserve the right to exclude any entry that does not, in their opinion, reflect the spirit of this class.

Event website: www.RamsgateWeek.com

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