Royal Southern Academy Match Cup

Royal Southern Academy Match Cup

The Royal Southern Yacht Club announces the first competition for the Royal Southern Academy Match Cup to be held in November 2010 and March 2011 in Laser SB3 keel boats.

The new event follows the formation of the Royal Southern Academy in March 2010 and the success of one of its first events, the jointly run Southampton Solent University match racing championship.  Building on that success and the growing popularity of match racing, the Royal Southern Academy Match Cup is planned as an annual Open ISAF graded event.

The event is open to all international and national sailors.  The maximum crew weight is 270kg, which is the Laser SB3 class weight. This allows teams to enter with a maximum of 4 people and a minimum of 3.  Although the event is Open, some invitations will be reserved for University teams and there will be supplementary prizes for the best University and Under-25 teams. 

There will be two qualifier rounds on 20/21 November 2010 and 5/6 March 2011, with 12 places available for each qualifier.  The top 6 teams from each round will qualify for a place in the finals to be held on 26/27 March 2011.

The event will be sailed in Laser SB3’s supplied by Pelican Racing. An application has been made to ISAF for the event to be graded at level 4 and all matches will be umpired. 

The Notice of Race will be published on the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s website, www.royal-southern.co.uk  in September.  Entrants will be able to charter SB3s for practice from Pelican Racing at special rates prior to each round.

Potential entrants can register an interest at sailing@royal-southern.co.uk and will be sent further details when available

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