Arun Yacht Club
International Tempest United Kingdom National Championships, the British Open Meeting & Eurocup 2000
Thursday 1st June 2000
Saturday 3rd June 2000
Welcome to the International Tempest National Championships and the British Open Championships. This event is being hosted by ARUN YACHT CLUB at Riverside West, Littlehampton. Details of how to get to the venue will be given later in this pamphlet.
About the Club
Arun Yacht Club is a friendly, family Club situated on the West Bank of the River Arun. It caters for a wide range of boats from Optimist Dinghies to 32ft Cruisers. The dinghies are kept in a pen with access to the river via a launching beach and the cruisers are on moorings in front of the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a single story building with a veranda overlooking the moorings and the river. The clubhouse contains the usual facilities of changing rooms and of course the debrief and stress relief area (the bar).
The galley will be open for breakfast and lunch should you require it and for the two evening meals included in the entry fee.
Craning in and out
Craning in will take place between 0700 and 0830 on Thursday form Norfolk Wharf. Arrangements have been made to store trailers on this wharf during the regatta. Craning out will be on the same wharf from 1400 hrs Saturday. Mooring between race periods will be on the Harbourmasters Pontoons beneath the Harbour Office. Please co-operate with the Harbourmaster and his staff at all times.
There will be a limited facility for some boats to be drawn up the beach and stored in the Dinghy Pen overnight.
Local Harbour information
From 1.5 hours before high water to 2 hours before low water a strong westerly set runs across the harbour entrance which may
set the unwary onto the West Works.
The actual height of tide can be read from one of the tide gauges. These are sited at West Pierhead, Lighthouse steps, Town Quay, Footbridge and opposite the Marina. Tide gauges are metric, marked in blocks of 20cm, coloured white, red, black, red, and white.
When leaving the Harbour the tide gauge at the end of east pier can be consulted to calculate the depth of water over the bar. The level of the Littlehampton Bar, which extends 600 metres southward from the end of the West Pier, is 0.9 metres above the chart datum. So the depth of water over the bar can be found by subtracting 0.9metres from the height of tide.
On closing the Harbour from seaward, providing there is sufficient water over the bar a safe approach can be made by bringing the leading lights into line on a bearing of 349deg. Magnetic.
The times and heights of tide for the period of the regatta are as follows:-
Day Time Height
Thursday 1st June 1103 5.7metres
Friday 2nd June 1152 5.9metres
Saturday 3rd June 1241 6.1metres
Rules of the Harbour
Vessels crossing the Harbour must give way to vessel proceeding up or down the river EXCEPT THE FERRY. All vessels must give way to the ferry at all times. Ferryboats are clearly marked with the word FERRY in large white letters on both sides of the boat. It crosses the river from point 50 metres south of the harbour Office to a point 50 metres south of the clubhouse. This point is between the clubhouse and the dinghy pen.
All vessels navigating against the tide must give way to vessels navigating with the tide. All vessels must keep clear of the main fairway when large vessels are entering or leaving the Harbour.
Arrive early and take advantage of the cheaper race fees. Dont forget that late entrants will be charged a £10 excess fee.
The waters off Littlehampton offer some very good racing on open sea. Points to think about are,
The tidal set and rate
Wind over tide
Wind with tide
Hope to see you on the water. Enjoy the racing and the social life of this Regatta
NOTICE OF RACE
The International Tempest United Kingdom National Championships, British Open Meeting & Eurocup 2000.
June 1st,2nd & 3rd 2000.
The Organising Authority And Venue For This Event Is Arun Yacht Club.