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Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer 2024 - Preview

by Ben Cutler-Sharp 2 Dec 2023 04:34 PST 4 February 2024
Action from the Starcross Steamer © Derek Hathaway

The 2024 edition of the Exe Sails & Covers Starcross Steamer will take place on the 4th of February 2024. With up to 80 monohulls able to enter and the classic pursuit race format, with boats starting in slowest to fastest order and all finishing together this is a race not to miss.

The first start will be at 11:00am, with a 150 minute race, sailing through high water at 12:19 (height 2.8m). You can be sure of a warm welcome at the club, food and drink will be available in the galley from 08:00, so why not bring the family. The club will be open from 7:30, with the competitor briefing at 10:00.

The entries to the Steamer can only be made via the website, and this will open on 2nd of January. The Sailing Instructions, Notice of Race, Handicap Numbers and Consent Forms are also available on the club website; you will also be able to check who else has entered.

www.starcrossyc.org.uk/syc-events

Due to the popularity of the event we are limiting the number of entries to 80; the website will automatically advise you if you are placed on the waiting list. Should you enter and subsequently find that you are unable to attend we would appreciate you letting us know so that your entry can be given to the next person on the waiting list. The website will not accept entries after midnight on the 2nd of February, so please get your entry in as soon as possible.

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