Since 1898 racing yachtsmen have met at this charming east coast venue for an annual regatta: The character of which has morphed through the ages.
Currently the event is known for its inclusivity, competitiveness and its friendliness; catering both for top-flight IRC teams as well as more cruiser orientated racers. Entries are typically split into three IRC / ORC classes and three cruiser classes. IRC classes will also be competing for the Spinlock IRC East Coast Area Championships between 25th & 27th July.
The racing is a mixture of inshore courses, typically 15 to 20 NM, and slightly longer offshore races including the ‘Round the Goodwins’. The tidal flow around the infamous sand bank makes for highly tactical racing. Entries are flowing in steadily and it looks to be another competitive year.
Shoreside, the RTYC club house commands panoramic views of the marina and is a great place to relax after racing. A choc-a-block entertainments programme accompanies the racing with live bands every evening and a competitors drinks reception sponsored by local distillery, Copper Rivet.
Historic Ramsgate town is a stone’s throw from the marina and club house. It is a great place for a stroll between races with a lively beachfront, and plenty of sights to see.
If you would like to join us for another week of great sailing and socializing please visit www.ramsgateweek.comfor entry forms and much more info. There is a discounted early bird entry fee before 31st May. Every entry will also be entered into a monthly prize draw. This month the winners will receive a North Sails rucksack and cap. See www.facebook.com/ramsgateweek and twitter.com/ramsgateweek for up to the minute news.
by Martin Law