Significant changes this year, due to the flooding. Please read below from the Club Captain.
Please find attached the course pattern for this year’s High School Championship. Due to high water levels, we are unable to use the beach as a staging ground, as such we will be using LBC as our home base and racing across the harbour. We will be doing a floating start from the end of the breaker wall. A straight course will be set with buoys at the half way point and finish.
Big boats will launch off the black dock and small boats of the grey dock. Crews are to follow the course pattern provided in Macassa Bay for warm ups and will make their way to the east side of the Bay when ready to race. Races will be called to the water 30 minutes prior to race time. As we no longer have restrictions based on lanes there will be no heats. All races will be run as finals.
The draw and boat allocation will be prepared and sent out tomorrow. It will also be printed off, along with the map, and provided in the regatta package at the coaches meeting. Coaches meeting will occur at 7:15 am Saturday morning. The first race will start at 8:30 am.
Athletes are encouraged to set up tents in the Pier 4 park. We will have a Regatta Sport booth set up in the Pier 4 park and will be doing medal presentations and a BBQ there following racing. Potential spectating points are marked on the map with stars. Spectators are to be warned that these points are experiencing some flooding.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
Looking forward to an exciting day of racing!