The Tri-Icicle Race - Snowflake SC, Horning, Norfolk, UK
The Tri-Icicle Race
Snowflake SC, Horning, Norfolk
Sunday 24th October
Sponsored by Jeckells The Sailmakers
Who is up for an adventure?!!!
The Tri-Icicle is a long distance passage race down the River Bure to the River Thurne and back. The maximum course is likely to have turning marks either side of the River Thurne junction at Oby Dyke and Womack Dyke, giving about 12 miles in total. I love visiting pretty locations, long distance courses and river racing and this adventure has all three!
The Tri-Icicle is a late season mini version of the famous 'Three Rivers' endurance race. With a shorter course single handers can be included here, as overnight sailing is avoided and there are no bridges to require the lowering of masts! It has had up to 50 boats competing in the past and although only a smattering of dinghies this represents a nice challenge and it would be great to see a good fleet of RS Aeros enjoying testing themselves on this course. Past results suggest that RS Aeros may have a race time of about 3 - 4 hours - with the ever changing Norfolk Broads scenery and continuous racing challenges!
There are starts and trophies for Cruisers, Half-Deckers, Yeomans and Dinghies.
Briefing: 09:30 (be ready for a quick change and hoist of sails)
Start Time: TBC at the Briefing
Course: TBC at the Briefing depending on conditions.
Format: One long distance PY race with traditional cruisers, half deckers, Yeomans and dinghies
Catering: Full galley service available
The Club's parking, rigging and launching is from the Club car park adjacent to Swan Green.Snowflake Sailing Club
Swan Green, Lower Street, Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8AA
Snowflake Sailing Club run a winter racing programme from Horning Sailing Club's premises.