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Last Call for Team GBR Commodores’ Cup spots

by RYA on 9 Mar 2008
Saga (Team FRA-3) has a mark issue in Race 2 of the Rolex Commodores Cup © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

Teams wanting to win the right to fill the two remaining Team GBR spots for the 2008 Rolex Commodores’ Cup have until Friday 14 March to enter the event selection trials.

As in 2006 RYA Team GBR is hoping to enter four teams in the Rolex Commodores’ Cup, with each team comprising one boat in each of three specified class bands.

One team, comprising the John Shepherd-owned Kerr 46 Fair Dos VII in Class 1, the Kerr 39 Erivale, run by Jerry Otter and chartered from Mike Greville, in Class 2 and Peter Rutter’s Corby 36 Quokka in Class 3, has already been selected for the event.

And now the team nominated by RYA Scotland can also be revealed.

Headed by Hamish Mackay, Vice-Chairman RYA Scotland (RYAS), the Northern-based team consists of boats from Scotland, North West England and Northern Ireland.

Novus Arca, a Beneteau First 50 chartered by Kelly/Brammall (Scotland), will contest Class 1 while Nigel Biggs’ Checkmate Sailing Team (North West) will crew the Corby 37, Sail4Cancer, that fills the Class 2 spot. Exaltation, an X35 owned by David McFarlane (Northern Ireland), makes up the team in Class 3.

Hamish said: “It is RYAS' view that this is the most competitive team that has been put forward in a number of years. On all boats there are a number of people who have participated in the Rolex Commodores’ Cup before and recognise it as the pinnacle of IRC racing in the UK.

“The event is unique in the UK in having a true mix of inshore and offshore races and all teams are relishing the opportunity of participating in what is looking like it will be the best ever attended Commodores’ Cup.”

Entries for the final two Team GBR berths are sought from both ready-made teams of three boats as well as individual boats.

All teams wishing to enter must submit a completed RYA entry form to the RYA before 5pm on Friday 14 March. Late entries will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

The Ratings and Displacement Length Ratios (DLR) for the three 2008 Rolex Commodores’ Cup classes are as follows:

Class 1 1.120 – 1.230 DLR 200
Class 2 1.075 – 1.119 DLR 200
Class 3 1.025 – 1.074 DLR 215

Trials for the small Class 3 boats will take place at the RORC Red Funnel Easter Challenge from 21-23 March and during the Raymarine Warsash Spring Series on 6 and 13 April.

Meanwhile, trials for the other two classifications will take place during the Series’ big boat Spring Championships on the weekends of 5-6 April and 12-13 April.

In addition all three classes must also then compete in a specially-scheduled one-off RORC run offshore event, which is planned to last at least 24 hours, from Cowes on 26-27 April.

All communications connected with the running of the selection series should be addressed to Iain Macdonald-Smith (Chairman of the RYA Selection Committee), RYA Racing Division, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4YA or email jessica.mapplebeck.rya.org.uk

The Notice of Race can be viewed at www.rorc.org/pdf/RCC2008NoR.pdf
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