Cruising division announced
With less than six months to the start, the preparations for the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta are up and running at full throttle. A meeting between the organizing committee and the race-management last weekend brought about a first amendment to the Notice of Race (NoR), coping with demands for a separate cruising division.
The amendment No.1 refers to section 5.3.1 in the NoR and reads as follows: A cruising division is now "open to boats with either an IRC Certificate with a rating between 1.004 and 1.050 or an ORC Certificate with a Long-Distance Scoring Coefficient between 0.950 and 1.000. The committee may make exceptions on application. The Organizing Committee values the commitment of the entirely Corinthian applicants for the Cruising division and has thus waived the limitation of 6 boats to form this division.”
At the moment, there is interest in the cruising division by four competitors. Another benefit of the cruising division is the earlier start on Sunday 1st July, which allows every competitor to take part in the celebration in Hamburg after the race.
Read the full amendment here: Link
Picture: RORC/Tim Wright