I am pleased to present to you the Notice of Race and Programme of Events for the 2019 Annual Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club Regatta Week, which will take place from the 27th July to the 3rd August.
Class Racing will take place throughout the week. This year tide times have determined that we will only need to run racing over the tide on the Friday during which the Cruiser and Contessa classes will race a Coastal event and the YOD class will have a Bay Race. The Ladies/ Cadet Race for the House of Fraser Bowl will be run on the first Saturday morning immediately after the Fleet Review. The Guy Shackles Trophy Race will be run on the second Saturday and is open to all kinds of keelboats and dinghies.
The RYYC’s Regatta Week is an open event and we are proud to extend a warm welcome to visiting yachts.
As usual, it is our intention to provide committee boat starts and I urge all competitors to attend the Race Officer’s briefing on the first Saturday at 10am in the front dining room.
Onshore activities during Regatta Week are always popular, varied and provide entertainment for everyone. The usual events are planned starting on Saturday with the Yorkshire Belle Champagne cruise, we will have Sailing Suppers, Quiz, Blyth Park BBQ, Cocktail Party, Spanish Fiesta, and of course Prize Giving each evening. So please use the book your places.
Regatta week is the highlight of the RYYC’s year both on and off the water and this year promises to be exciting. I thank all Club officials and members who have given up so much of their time to organise this event. In addition, our gratitude is due to all sponsors especially ERYC for their kind and generous support and to the contributors to the Commodore’s Regatta Fund, which collectively enables us to maintain the high standards that the RYYC has provided.
We have in place the format and plans for an excellent week and I very much hope that you will support the RYYC which will provide excellent racing, sailing and social activities.