|Hamble Classic Regional and Open|
CLASSIC 2 MILES (OPEN WATER)
Start Time: 1100 due to tide
Book in by 1000
Briefing 1030 ALL to attend be in canoe kit ready to get on water to start
Race Venue: RIVER HAMBLE, HAMPSHIRE BETWEEN PORTSMOUTH AND SOUTHAMPTON Start Lands’ end below the Jolly Sailor Public House following right hand side of river bank downstream to finish at RAF YACHT CLUB (Approx. two miles)
If required course changes or race cancellation will be considered and implemented. If Force 5/6 consideration to change course will be considered. If over Force 6, two options will be considered depending on weather severity and paddler safety: Option 1: The course will be changed to run from Lands’ End to the M27 Motorway bridge and back to Lands’ End with one or two loops to make the race. Safety boats will be positioned at the M27 motorway bridge and Bursledon bridge.
Option 2: The race will be cancelled.
COVER PROVIDED ON KEY PARTS OF THE COURSE : MINIMUM OF TWO MOTORISED SAFETY BOATS ON TWO MARINA FRONTS AND A LAST BOAT CANOE SAFETY MARSHALL
NB: MANY PARTS OF COURSE PADDLERS WILL BE ON THEIR OWN AND WILL NEED TO SELF RESCUE OR CALL FOR HELP FROM THE NEXT PADDLERS:
OPEN WATER NOT SUITABLE FOR NOVICES
CAN BE EXTREMELY ROUGH WITH UP TO 25MPH WINDS AND 2 TO 2.5 FEET WAVES
HAZARDS: MOORED BOATS, OPEN WATER, WIND, TIDE
Safety cover may be needed by paddlers racing and you must ask for help or any paddler seeing another who is or may be in difficulty should render assistance if they do not they face a potential life ban from the sport.
Race paddlers must wait on until the next two paddlers have finished there must always be two paddlers at the bottom of the race acting as safety.
|Location Swanwick Shore Road, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7HP (THEN PADDLE OVER TO START ACROSS RIVER)|