Bute Race 2023
The Bute Race (a circumnavigation of the Isle of Bute) is for earlybirds, and precedes the Opening Muster. Its the first event of the year.
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Bute Race Saturday 22nd April 2022 Inverkip to Largs - Inshore Championship Race 1
2-Handed Series Race 1 (for other 2 handed races see here)
General Regulation 3.6 will NOT apply. The race is open to members of all RYA/World Sailing affiliated yacht clubs. Yachts must have a valid IRC or CYCA handicap certificate de[pendent on the class that they enter.
Please note the amended General Regulations 7 and 10 re monitoring the Race at all times on Channel 77.
*Yachts wishing to enter the 2-Handed Series are asked to make this clear on entry, as well as in which class they wish to sail.
All classes will sail Course 1 unless notified on Ch 77 when all classes will sail Course 2 or another course as specified by the RO on the day.
Course 1: Start Toward Point Buoy (East Cardinal) (S) Ardmaleish Point Buoy (P) Rubha Bodach Buoy (green conical) (P) Rubha Ban Buoy (red conical) (S) Carry Buoy (red can) (S) Inchmarnock (S) Garroch Head (P) CPA Portachur Buoy (green conical) (P) CPA Channel Buoy HUN 1 (yellow can) (S) Finish (37 M)
Course 2: Start CPA Channel Buoy 1 (green conical) (S) Toward Bank Buoy (green conical No 35) (P) CPA Channel Buoy HUN 1 (S) CPA Portachur Buoy (S) = CPA Channel Buoy B (S) CPA Channel Buoy HUN 1 (S) Finish (25M)
Time Warning Preparatory Start
09:20 Class 3
09:25 Class 2 Class 3
09:30 Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
09:35 Class 1 Class 2
09:40 Class 1
The start line will be between the mainmast of the CV moored to the north of the entrance to Inverkip Marina and the southernmost racing mark offshore, the committee vessel to be left to starboard and the mark to be left to Port.
The finishing line will be between the mainmast of the committee vessel moored to the north of the entrance to Largs Yacht Haven and a racing mark, the mark to be left to Starboard. In the event that there is no committee vessel at the finish, yachts are to record their own times in accordance with General Regulation 10.3
The time limit for all classes will be 18:00
If one yacht in any class has finished by the time limit, racing for all classes will be extended by 1 hour.
Members wishing to meet up after racing should do so in Scotts at 1900 hrs.
Last updated 16:57 on 2 October 2023