The J Class have been invited to take part in the RYS International Bicentenary Regatta in Cowes. They will be berthed at Ocean Village and racing will be from the RYS Line.
Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and other paperwork can be found on the official event website.
The racing will start each day from the RYS line and finish either on the same line or inside Gurnard mark so Cowes Green is a good place to watch from. The courses will be depend on a variety of factors and will not be known until the morning of each race.
Appended to the SI’s is a Notice to Mariners which should be read by all going afloat to watch the racing. There will be 200 m Moving Safety Zone (MSZ) around each J Class Yacht in the Central, Eastern and Western Solent to allow for the safe manoeuvring of the yachts.
The fleet will be followed by an On the Water Umpire – Alfredo Ricci – who will have the ability to impose penalties including turns if the racing rules are broken. Addendum Q is appended to the Sailing Instructions.
Live tracking from TracTrac can be followed from this page.
For people wishing to spectate this regatta from the water, the J Class has made an arrangement with Solent Rib Charter who will provide either complete boats, or individual places on their ribs to go out and watch the racing. More information can be found on the SOLENT RIB CHARTER website