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OUR SPONSORS The Royal Temple Yacht Club would like to thank all the sponsors supporting the event:


LONDON ARRAY

First foundation

London Array will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when complete. It is being built in the outer Thames Estuary, mid way between the Kent and Essex coasts. Offshore construction on the first 630MW phase started in March this year when the first foundation was installed. In total Phase One consists of: 175 turbines Two offshore substations A new onshore substation Four export cables

The wind farm will generate enough energy to power around 425,000 homes, two thirds of all the homes in Kent , and displace the emission of over 900,000 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to taking nearly 300,000 cars off the roads, each year. Ramsgate is the home base for the construction, operations and maintenance of the wind farm. We’re building a purpose built Operations and Maintenance facility that will accommodate up to 90 staff and six maintenance vessels at the Port once Phase One is operational. It gives us great pleasure to support this popular and family friendly event, which attracts people to Ramsgate from far and wide each year.

Over 200km of inter array cable

For more information on London Array go to: www.londonarray.com


INFORMATION Welcome to Ramsgate Week, the fabulous, fun and friendly regatta on the East coast!

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Fun for all the family

On the water there’s a Class for everyone

Participants are in for a treat at this highly popular annual event for all the family. The atmosphere is always relaxed and welcoming. On the water there may be fierce rivalries, but back on land there is beer to be drunk and tales to be told. Competitors and spectators alike can enjoy a après drink and a post-sail chat in the fabulous Royal Temple Yacht club’s new bar, where a daily ‘Happy Hour’ really attracts the crowds. This year there is going to be a youngster’s area in the Hold Bar with various music, entertainment and TV available.

This truly international event attracts competitors from all parts of the UK, Belgium, Holland and France. It knows no age barriers either. The youngest competitor last year was just 8 years old and there are always prizes for the young sailors!

The evening can be whiled away in the yacht club, with its programme of food and entertainment, with live music, dancing and fun. Ramsgate also has a growing number of excellent local restaurants, all within a short walk of the Yacht Club and harbour.

Meanwhile, Ramsgate boasts an excellent IRC class and a strong and up and coming cruiser fleet. Last year the cruiser class saw 37 boats compete every day over the six days from Monday to Saturday. This year, there really will be something for every type of boat, with no fewer than three cruiser classes – an unrestricted class allowed to use spinnakers and a fast and slow cruiser class.

We understand that while many people take the whole week off and make this a part of their annual family holiday, for those who can only make it for a couple of days in 2011 we have a format that caters for both.

Whether you are an IRC national champion, serious racer, cruiser or a complete beginner, Ramsgate Week has something for you.

Whether you are an IRC national champion, serious racer, cruiser or a complete beginner, Ramsgate Week has something for you.


RACING PROGRAMME

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IRC Classes IRC Coastal series

Monday to Wednesday. IRC Classes 1-3. Series of 3 coastal races, 1 race per day from Monday to Wednesday (Wednesday race being round the Goodwin Sands).

IRC Regional East Coast Championship

Thursday to Saturday. IRC Classes 0-3. Series of 6 races; 2 races on Thursday, 3 on Friday and 1 on Saturday. This series is a qualifying event for SailEAST and the Gaetan Janssens International Series. Daily trophies include the famous Gold Cup and the QE2 cup. Previous winners of this new format include Oystercatcher XXIII, Quokka, Algeria and Manta Sailing.

X-35 Class

The Royal Temple are proud to welcome this Class and their East Coast Open Championships in Ramsgate; results to be extracted from their IRC Class in the International Regatta Series.

Cruiser Classes The Cruiser Class 5, 6 & 7 series starts on Monday with one race each day, finishing on Saturday. Boats competing in the Cruiser Classes will be issued an RTYC Handicap TCF figure by the Race Committee. Handicaps may be adjusted to maintain the spirit of this class. There will be various daily trophies and overall class trophies for the week.

Class 5

Unrestricted cruiser class with spinnakers. This is intended for cruiser sailors or racers who may be shorthanded for the week. There are no sail restrictions for this class but a yacht choosing to be rated in this class without spinnakers must remain without spinnakers throughout the entire series.

Class 6

Fast cruiser class without spinnakers. This is intended for the less serious racer with non high tech sails and the use of spinnakers is prohibited. Boats competing in this class will sail a longer course than Class 7.

Class 7

Slow cruiser class without spinnakers.This is intended for the less serious racer with non high tech sails and the use of spinnakers is prohibited. Boats competing in this Class will sail a shorter course than Classes 5 & 6.


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OTHER INFORMATION

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Entry fees

Entry fees have not been increased, making Ramsgate Week one of the most reasonably priced regattas in the UK racing calendar. Entries for the full week Monday to Saturday Ramsgate Week Series will be eligible for early bird discounted entry fees provided they have entered and paid the regatta entry in full by 31st May 2011.  

Discounted Harbour Fees

Competitors who have entered for the full week will be entitled to a 30% reduction in berthing fees. Berthing charges are payable directly to the Harbour not the Royal Temple Yacht Club upon arrival in order to qualify for the discount.

Prizes

Ramsgate Week boasts some of the most prestigious trophies including the Noot Cup (overall winner of the Round The Goodwins race), the QEII cup and the coveted Gold Cup.

Accommodation

As with all popular regattas, there is a limited amount of hotel and B&B accommodation in Ramsgate. Competitors and their families are advised to book early using the guide on our website. We can also offer you a helping hand should you need it. For details please email Judy Pearson (judy.pearson@ tiscali.co.uk) or head over to www.visitthanet.co.uk.

Enter Online at: www.ramsgateweek.com


TESTIMONIALS “I would like to thank you for the great time we had during the three days of racing. You did a great job, on water as well as on land.”

Michel Lefebvre, Lefebvre Sails Belgium, Class 1

“The crew of Waverider would like to thank the RTYC staff for the excellent organization of Ramsgate Week, we had excellent moments on the water and ashore. Your club house is one of the best on both sides of the Channel. We left with nothing but positive feelings!” Alain Delvaux, Waverider, Belgium, Class 3

“RTYC did a great job with the organisation of Ramsgate Week. Our team enjoyed it very much, and that’s not only because of winning the Gold Cup or the fantastic weather!” Carl Sabbe, Alegria, Class 1

“I had a great week racing in Class 6 and RTYC offered very good hospitality.” Howard Bates, Mallard, Class 6

“A huge thank you from myself and all the crew of Scherzo. We had a fantastic weeks sailing, the excellent organisation being complimented by some superb sailing weather.” Martin Moorhead, Scherzo, Class 7

“Your warmth and generosity of spirit made us feel truly welcome and part of the marvelous Ramsgate Week.” The crew of Kir, SHYC, Class 5

“We all want to say a big thank you for a marvellous weeks sailing. There was a very pleasant and warm atmosphere around the whole event.” Karana Skipper & Crew, Class 5

“The race management was excellent.” David Pinner, Kiss, Class 1

“The Rye Harbour Sailing Club boats all had a very enjoyable and interesting week and came away intending to attend next year in greater numbers.” Richard Hopper, Mystic Sky, Class 6

We’d love to hear your comments too: facebook.com/ramsgateweek


London Array The world’s largest offshore wind farm London Array is a consortium of three world-leading renewable energy companies who are combining their experience and expertise to develop and build the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Phase 1 Facts & Figures 175 wind turbines 630MW of electricity Two offshore and one onshore substation Construction Management and Operations and Maintenance at the Port of Ramsgate CO2 savings of over 925,000 tonnes† a year Enough power for around 480,000 homes# a year – two thirds of the homes in Kent. For more information visit londonarray.com

Image courtesy of DONG Energy calculators are based on 430g CO2/kWh and site specific data indicating a load factor of at least 39%. Based on an average annual household energy consumption of 4,478kWh and site specific data indicating a load factor of at least 39%.

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