Avon River Rally 2017

29 May 2017

Severn Sailing Club, River Avon, Bredon's Norton, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 7HD


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The Avon River Rally is on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017 at Severn Sailing Club, Bredon’s Norton, Near Tewkesbury GL20 7HD

The event is a Long Distance ‘Picnic Race’, approx. 9mile round trip with a stop for Lunch at Tewkesbury CSC (bar and Galley usually open at TCSC)
Briefing 10.30AM, Starting Window 11AM to 11.20AM
Entry fee £5 per boat plus a £1 donation to the RNLI per sailor.

The river is quite narrow so not suited to the biggest dinghies (up to about 16’ is ok – Fireballs have been sailed successfully). There is also the motorway bridge at Bredon to get under, most dinghies have no issues getting under this (a Zenith with a 23’7’’ mast is fine), I’ve spoken to the navigation authority to get a proper clearance figure, after much head scratching they said “25’ at normal summer levels” but I think this would be cutting it fine as we worked this out for ourselves last year (sorry Chris!).

Teas available at SSC following completion of the race.

Free camping/camper vans on Sunday night, well stocked bar. Sunday night food tbc, I’m thinking either a BYO BBQ or a fish supper (I’ll take orders and collect from Tewkes) – any preferences?

CVRDA Boats are invited to join the club racing at SSC on Sunday 29th May (starts at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm).

NOR, SI and further info (inc how to find us) will be available soon at http://www.severnsailing.org.uk

 

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