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Courses 2022

The Club publishes set Inner Harbour (Clubhouse) and Carrick Roads (Committee Boat) courses which are classified by prevailing wind direction. These courses are the result of a revision over the winter of 2021/2 and have been adopted jointly by FSC and RCYC.

The Race Officer may choose to ignore the set courses and provide a Race Officer's Choice.

  • North is Group 1, North East is Group 2, through to North West, Group 8.
  • Each of these groups has about a dozen or more possible courses, of distances between about 1.5nM and just over 10nM.
  • The Inner Harbour courses are numbered from S1 to S93; ‘S’ for ‘Saturday’; note: there is no course S56.
  • The Carrick Roads courses are numbered 101 to 814; the hundreds digit gives the Group.
  • NB: courses 304, 306, 307, 313 – have an error where you do not actually have to round Castle or Black Rock buoy.
  • Please note the additional SI 12.5, namely “All marks are rounding marks”.
    For clarification, we are aware that in some of the new courses there are marks which could be looked on as passing marks. Boats are expected to sail the course following the ‘string’ route. If in doubt clarification should be sought from the RO. All boats (in the same or different classes) should be rounding the mark leaving it to the same side (which is the root cause of the error). No course has been designed that expects a boat to do a 360° or greater rounding of a mark.
  • The Inner Harbour and Carrick Roads courses are quite different.
  • In some circumstances, notably when constrained by commercial shipping movements, a ninth Group of potential courses may be used, numbered S94 to S110.
  • The Race Officer will select a course appropriate to wind direction and speed. Courses are announced over VHF ch 72.
  • On Tuesday evening the courses are broadcast at 18:00 to all the fleets. On a Saturday they are broadcast at 13:40.
  • In some circumstances the Race Officer will select a Race Officer's Choice of course, which will be broadcast to the relevant fleet or fleets over VHF.
  • The list of potential courses is also available to download as Carrick Roads or Inner Harbour. The printable lists are taken directly from the SI handbook. Group 9, for use when constrained by commercial shipping (or low water) is listed with the Inner Harbour courses.
  • Courses may end
    • on the clubhouse line;
    • on the Harbour ‘line’ (between the committee boat and the easternmost end of the Northern arm of the docks); or
    • when shortened by the RO, at a mark of the course.
  • Note the use of the gate formed by the speed buoys as a turning mark or as a necessary part of the course to the Clubhouse finish line.
Caveat: the courses in the SI booklet primary: those given here are for guidance only. In the case of any discrepancies, contact the Race Officer.
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Carrick Roads (Committee Boat) courses

NORTHGroup 1Distance
101VpGateFin2.3
102NBpGateFin3.1
103JpGateFin3.4
104VpPpCCpGateFin4.6
105VpGpCApWTpGateFin5.1
106VpGpWNpJpGateFin5.2
107VpGpCApJpGateFin5.7
108NBpTpBRpNBpGateFin7
109VpGpBRpCCpPpVpGateFin7.2
110MEpPpCCpGateFin7.3
111VpGpZpWNpBRpVpGateFin8
112NBpPpNBpPpWNpGateFin8.1
113PLpPWpJpPLpGateFin8.9
114NBpTpBRpVpBRpNBpGateFin9.7
NORTHEASTGroup 2Distance
203VpSpGpWpGateFin3.9
204JpVpJpGateFin4.5
205VpSpPpWpGateFin4.6
206WTsGpWNsPpSNpGateFin5.2
207JpTsJpGateFin5.5
208WTsGYsGateFin6
209WTsBRpSTsCNsGateFin6.4
210WTsCApSTsCApSTsGateFin6.7
211JpTsPBsCCpJpGateFin7.6
212JpNBpCNsMsBRpGateFin10.2
213WTsNpBRpGateFin12.1
EASTGroup 3Distance
301WNpGateFin2.2
302WNpVpGateFin2.8
303WNpVpGpWNpGateFin4
304CCsPpCAsGateFin4
305WsSNsTsSNsGateFin4.5
306WsGpSTsCAsGateFin5.1
307CCsGpSTsPpCAsGateFin5.9
308WsGYpCNpGateFin6.5
309WNpNBpGpSTsCAsGateFin6.7
310WsSNsTsSNsGpSTsCAsGateFin7
311SNsTsSNsGpSTsPpCNpGateFin8.1
312SNsGYpZpGYpPpGateFin8.6
313SNsGYpZpGYpBRsGateFin9
SOUTHEASTGroup 4Distance
401WNsGateFin1.6
402CApWpGateFin2.5
403CApCCpGateFin2.7
404WNsCNpWpGateFin3.5
405CNpVpGateFin3.6
406WNsTpCApWpGateFin4.1
407CApTpCApGateFin4.4
408CApVpTpCApSNpGateFin5.1
409CApVpTpCNpSNpGateFin5.8
410CNpTpCNpGateFin6
411CNpVpTpCNpCCpGateFin6.9
412BRpPWpZsGateFin7.7
413ZsMsGateFin8.1
414CNpTpCNpTpCNpGateFin8.9
415ZsGYsZsGYsBRpGateFin10.1
SOUTHGroup 5Distance
501GsGateFin2.2
502PpWNpGateFin3.3
503PpVpGateFin3.9
504PpCCpGsGateFin4.3
505PpSNsBRsGateFin4.4
506PpNBpGateFin4.6
507GsTsJsWsGateFin5
508PpCNsZsGateFin5.1
509GsTsJsCAsGateFin5.9
510BRsSsBRsGateFin6.3
511PpPWsBRsGateFin6.8
512PpSNsZsVpGsGateFin7.2
513ZsGYsVpGateFin7.3
514PpMEsBRsGateFin8.5
515PpNBpPpNBpPpGateFin9.4
516PpNBpPpNBpPpVpGateFin10.3
517PpTsPBsWsNBpPpVpGsGateFin10.8
SOUTHWESTGroup 6Distance
601GsGateFin2.1
602GsVpGateFin3
603GsJpGateFin4
604GsSsWTsGsGateFin4.4
605GsNBpTpCCsGsGateFin5.4
606PpSTsBRsVpGateFin5.8
607WNpSTsBRsJpGateFin6.1
608GsJpTpJpGateFin6.3
609PpSTsBRsJpGateFin6.8
610GsPBpTpCCsGsVpGateFin7.4
611GYsSTsBRsWpGateFin7.5
612PpSTsGYsVpGateFin7.8
613GsJpTpJpTpJpGateFin8.5
614PpCNsMsCApGateFin8.5
615PpCNsRsCApGateFin9.1
WESTGroup 7Distance
701GateFin1.6
702GateGpWNpGateFin3.2
703GatePsGateFin3.6
704GateGpWpVpGateFin3.9
705GateSTsGateFin5
706GateCNsPsCNsBRsGateFin5.8
707GateSTsPsWpGateFin6
708GateCNsGYsGateFin6.5
709GateCNsPsSTsBRsGateFin6.9
710GateCNsGYsWNpGateFin7
711GateCNsGYsWpGateFin7.3
712GateCNsGYsSTsPsWNpGateFin9.2
713GateZsMsWNpGateFin9.4
714GateCNsMsCCpGateFin9.5
NORTHWESTGroup 8Distance
801GateFin1.6
802VpGsGateFin2.9
803TsWNsGsGateFin3.2
804VpBRsGateFin4.1
805VpCApVpGateFin4.3
806TsCNsGateFin4.5
807VpSTsBRsGateFin5.2
808VpCNsGsCApGateFin5.3
809VpZsGateFin5.4
810TsSTsBRsGateFin5.5
811TsCNsTsCApGateFin6.7
812VpZsTsCApGateFin7.6
813TsZsGYsCApGateFin7.7
814TsZsGsZsGateFin8

Inner Harbour Clubhouse courses

Two rounds unless altered by FSC rule 14.

Distances are given for one round. The second round may be shortened or lengthened.

NORTH Group 1Distance
S1GpGate2.8
S2GpVpGate3.6
S3GpNBpGate4.3
S4BRpJpPsGate7.1
S5BRpCCpGate4.2
S6BRpNBpGate5.4
S7SNpPBpWsPWpGate6.5
S8GpVpTpCAsGate5.7
S9WNpNBpTpZsGate8.3
NORTHEAST Group 2Distance
S10VpGate2.7
S11GpWpGate3.4
S12GpWpGpWpGate4.6
S13NBsWNsGateFinGate4.1
S14PBsCCsPWpGate4.8
S15JsGpWpGate5.5
S16CNsMsCApGate9.2
S17JsTsJsGate6.1
S18WTsWpCNsGate5.2
S19PBsHDsGate6.8
S20WTsBRpSTsGate6.3
S21WTsCApSTsGate6.4
EAST Group 3Distance
S22WNsGate2.8
S23WpNBpGate4
S24SNsGpCApGate4.5
S25WpVpPpCNpGate6
S26SNsGpSTsBRsCApGate6.2
S27WpTpWNsGate4.6
S28WNsGpSTsBRsGate5.8
S29WNsGpCApVpGate4.8
S30WpVpTpSNsGate5.2
S31WNsGYpZpGate8
SOUTHEASTGroup 4 Distance
S32CApGate3.6
S33GpGate2.8
S34GpCCpGate3.6
S35CApVpGate4.2
S36GpVpTpGpWpGate5.5
S37CNpSNpGate4.5
S38CNpNBpGate5.6
S39CNpWpTpCApVpGate7.3
S40ZsGate5.6
S41CNpTpCNpWNpGate7.3
S42CNpTpCNpTpCNpWNpGate10.3
S43GpPWsWpCKsJsGate9
S44ZsMsGate8.2
SOUTH Group 5Distance
S45TsGsGate2.8
S46VsGsGate3.6
S47VsBRsGate4.7
S48WsBRsGate4.4
S49JsCAsGate5.1
S50PWsBRsGate5.4
S51NBsGsTsVsPsGate7.1
S52JsWsTsVsGsGate6.3
S53CCsHDpSNsBRsGate6.4
S54WsCNsZsGate5.9
S55Js.BRsSsPBs.WTsNBsJsGate9.2
SOUTHWEST Group 6Distance
S57WTpSpGate3.2
S58JpGate3.8
S59WsGsSpGate4.1
S60WTpVpWsGsJpGate4.8
S61WTpNBpSpWTpJpGate5.1
S62CCpJpTpCCpNBpGate5.8
S63JpTpJpGate6.1
S64JpTpSNsGsVpGate6.6
S65STsBRsNBpGate7
S66CAsGYsJpGate7.8
WEST Group 7 Distance
S67WNpGate2.8
S68VsWsGate3.3
S69CAsGsWNpGate4.4
S70JpNBpCCsGate4.5
S71STsCAsGsVsWsGate6.4
S72STsCAsGsWNpGate5.3
S73WsTsVsSTs.CAsGs.WNp.Gate7.3
S74CNsGYsJpGate8.38.3
S75CNsMsJpGate10.510.5
S76CNsPsSNpGate55
S77ZsMsWNpGate9.79.7
S78STsCAsSPsGate5.65.6
S79STsBRsSpGate6.26.2
S80STsGYsSpGate8.28.2
NORTHWEST Group 8Distance
S81GsGate2.6
S82VsGsGate3.6
S83BRsGate3.8
S84VsCNsGate5
S85JsCNsGate5.8
S86CNsBRsTsCAsGate6.7
S87WNsCNsTsWNsCAsGate6.7
S88WsCNsTsCNsGate7.6
S89ZsGate5.6
S90CNsGate4.3
S91WNsGsTsWNsGsGate4.7
S92SNsCAsTsSNsCAsGate6
S93ZsGYsCAsGate8.2

Courses when constrained

Courses For Use When Constrained by Commercial Shipping
ALL STARTSGroup 9DistanceWind/Notes
S94MEsGate5N.NW.NE
S95MEsJsMEsJsGate7.2N.NW.NE
S96WpMEsJsGate6S.SE
S97WpMEsJsNBsMEsNBsGate7.9S,SE
S98JsGate3.8S.SW
S99NBpMEsCCsGate5.7S.SW
S100JsWsGate4.3E
S101JsWsJsWsGate5.9E
S102PWsJsWsJsWsGate6.1Low water Messak
S103PWsJsWsGate4.4Low water Messak
S104WsTsWsGate4.5E
S105WsTsWsTsWsGate6E
S106JsTsJsTsJsGate8.4E.N
S107PBsVsPsGate8.7N.S
S108PBsGate7N.S
S109WNsPWsJsGate5.2NW.SW.W.E
S110TsPWsWsGate5.3NW.SW.W.E

burgee
club line

on the (old) Clubhouse line

club line

finishing on the club line