Yachts

Programme:

No Events

Format:

  • These events allow members to meet at a local destination to socialise, in previous years members have enjoyed BBQs on the beach and having dinner at a local restaurant.
  • In response to survey feedback this season we are trailing a greater number of cruises, introducing mid-week cruises, offering longer-distance cruises and also running a number back-to-back to give members with more time at their disposal the opportunity to enjoy extended cruising in local waters.
  • We are also partnering with our friends at Colne YC who have kindly agreed that OYC members may join their cruise across to Oostende.
  • Once again we would like to encourage members to sail in company to the destination. The advertised start time is provided as a guide to ensure members whose cruising speed averages 3kts arrive at the destination in good time.
  • Naturally members are still welcome to set their own departure time and make their own way to the destination and meet up with members there.
  • For the longer cruises we’re aiming to co-ordinate the passage there and back but will leave members to decide what they want to do once there.
  • This season we would like to organise activities at the destination such as walks and visits to local places of interest, as arrival and departure times allow. Please share any ideas with the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton).
  • The majority of these cruises have named destinations, as our sport is dependent on the weather if it looks like the weather forecast will make getting to, from or staying at the intended destination hazardous or uncomfortable then the decision will be taken to amend plan closer to the time. Every attempt will be made to choose a closer destination or one which lies in a different direction however the decision to attend ultimately lays with each skipper.
  • To help us gauge interest in these cruises, give destinations an idea of expected numbers and receive the latest updates about them we have created a WhatsApp group for each cruise. If you would like to join any of these please send your mobile number to the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton), stating which group you are interested in.

Programme:

No Events

Format:

  • Open to all classes of yachts.
  • The starting sequence will be 5, 4, 1, start.
  • Courses will either be chosen from the list of OYC Courses (below and printed in the handbook) or set by the OOD on the day.
  • All competitors will take part in a single mixed class fleet which will be handicapped using a RYA-recognised handicapping scheme.
  • The Low Points Scoring System will be used.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the Sailing Instructions printed in the handbook.
  • To help us gauge interest in these races please email the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton).

Courses:

  1. Line A, Downham(S), No 9(S), Downham(S), Line A
  2. Line A, No 1(S), Line A
  3. Line A, No 4(P), Line A
  4. Line A, No 5(S), Line A
  5. Line A, Collimer(P), Line A
  6. A Course described on the OYC Course Board
  7. Line A, Channel course to No 1(P), Guard(S), Cliff Foot(P), Landguard(P), Outer Ridge(P), Woodbridge Haven(S), Outer Ridge(S), Landguard(S), Cliff Foot(S), Guard(P), No 1(S), Channel Course to Line A

Results:

OYC Members also have the opportunity to compete in a number of racing events for yachts organised by local clubs, for further information please click on the links below:
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Haven Series

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EAORA Racing

Programme:

Date/Time Event
Sat 16 Mar 24
00:00
Mast Craning for Boats Laid up on Causeway
Orwell Yacht Club, Ipswich Suffolk
Sat 6 Apr 24
00:00
Boat Launch Date
Orwell Yacht Club, Ipswich Suffolk
Tue 9 Apr 24
00:00
Boat Launch Date
Orwell Yacht Club, Ipswich Suffolk
Thu 11 Apr 24
00:00
Boat Launch Date
Orwell Yacht Club, Ipswich Suffolk
Sat 13 Apr 24
00:00
Mast Craning for Boats Laid up on Causeway
Orwell Yacht Club, Ipswich Suffolk
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The OYC benefits from organising it’s own programme of launching and recovering yachts. A volunteer team consisting of tractor drivers, carrier operators and team leaders co-ordinated by the Bankmaster are responsible for the safe and efficient provision of this excellent service. A local boatyard is engaged to provide a professional mast removal and stepping service to interested members at either end of the season. Please keep an eye on your emails to see when to book this.