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If so, here's a gentle warning, there will be in excess of 100 Sailing Boats departing Horning 11:00 12:30 of Saturday 28th sailing round the broads on the following course, in any choice of routes, they have 24 hours to return to the club having passed all check points.



Problems for Non competitors on the rivers: and some advice,

The Start Line:

At the Swan Inn Corner, groups of about 10 boats at a time will start at 5 minute intervals, the following group will be circling 100 yards up river from the Swan waiting their turn. So you will be faced with 20 boats doing circles till they move on.

So If you are coming up river towards Wroxham, keep right, keep slow, go forward when you have a gap in traffic let them Sail around you, don't go into the middle of the river or you will have boats all around you, you and they would have nowhere to go..

If you are coming down river Keep right keep slow, when a group starts, follow them through, when you get a gap on your side of the river go through slowly if they are at a near stand still due to lack of wind.

The River Ant,

Let me advise you, I would NOT take my motorboat up the Ant Between 13:00 and 15:00 on the 28th May, it WILL BE Chaos, the majority of the boats will sail up there to the turning point about 100 yards below the bridge. That is not to say you can't, I just wouldn't.

If you must, keep right, Keep slow, let them sail around you, they are much more manoeuverable than you are, The tide will be flowing out, this may mean you have to go into reverse just to hold in one place going down river.

Potter Heigham and Acle Bridges, Please be careful, some competitors will go to the bank to lower their mast, a few will float about in the middle of the river drifting towards the bridge, while lowering their mast, then paddle furiously to go through..

Generally,

If you come across one boat always pass behind them if they are tacking across the river, if they are going along, they normally point to where they want you to go. I point at the motorboat and them point to where I want it to go..

If there are a large group of boats coming towards you, slow down keep right, let them go around you,

If you want to pass them, keep it slow, keep right unless they are all on your side of the river not tacking across, if they are not tacking across, then you may move left and pass (slowly) ..



Places to view the Race,

The Swan and Horning Village Greens, few moorings

The Ferry and New Inn pubs,

Cockshoot Broad BA moorings, not many spaces there though

St Benets Straight, lots of moorings,

South Walsham Dyke Moorings

The end of the Thurne Lion Dyke.

Potter Heigham Bridge very popular, the first boats will arrive around 15:00 but the majority not till around 18-19:00 in normal winds.

Acle Bridge, also popular plenty of moorings but the Bridgecraft side is pay for moorings...

Once we are down to the last week and we know what are the forecast winds, I'll try to give a rough update on the likely timings of the main fleets of boats..

I will up date this with more information when required, any questions please ask..

Enjoy your trip out on the Broads!!



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And if you're a real scaredy cat, go hide in the middle of Hickling Broad and shout at all the boats as they get near ya. LOL

Hope to see you at some point that w/e Q, remind me, is it sail no or race no you require? LOL

Gary.

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In case anyone is confused...
the date is Saturday 28th of MAY.


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Yes Tony - that's what the title of the thread says.

Karen

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Just a bump up to keep this in view..
25 ish days till the 28th May at 11:00 for the first start..

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17 days to go..
You have 101 entries to watch or avoid...

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5 days to go till the start at 10:00 at Horning on Saturday..

Well just after my last message the forecast changed to a northerly with a hint of west in it..  and so it remains, this is perfect for the start as most of the boats will keep to the right hand bank though the village with the wind behind them.

Temperature hasn't improved 13C forecast.

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The final bump up of this thread this year, the race starts tomorrow Saturday 28th..


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