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Dear All. As you know the Sussex Combined Clubs (BMYC, SHYC and SYC) have held many successful and enjoyable Regattas since 1996. The Regatta was formally known as The Sussex Regatta and in 2016 it became the Sussex IRC Championships. This Regatta is open to NHC classes also. Last year saw the second year of the event under the IRC Championships hosted by Brighton Marina Yacht Club, and this year, the event comes to Eastbourne to be hosted by Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club.

Last year’s Championships were a great event in Brighton. Once again this year’s event is open to all clubs, with 6 races scheduled over two days, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August 2018.

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club  welcomes all crews to Eastbourne. As always we offer all visiting yachts and crews one month’s free temporary membership to the Yacht Club. This will give you full use of our facilities and discounted drinks at the Members’ Bar. Please ask at the Bar for your yacht club membership card.

The entertainment for the weekend. Friday our own DJ Keith and Saturday “Frankie Says” (an 80’s tribute band) will be in full swing. Food service will be available on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 through to 20:00, with a full Sunday Lunch service from 12:00 to 15:00. Breakfasts will be served on both race days from 7am to 9am.

There will be a skippers briefing in the yacht club starting promptly at 8am. If you can’t be there , keep your eyes on the website documents page for last minute amendments. http://ircsussexchamps.org/documents/

For yachts with limited accommodation there are hotels and caravan parks nearby. We have a large car park just outside the Club with free parking available.

Yacht can access the marina 24 hours a day via the two locks. The marina facilities are excellent. Mariners are advised to locate and read the notice to mariners relating to Eastbourne that will hopefully be published on the website drawing attention to the wreck outside the marina.

For all these events we are always looking for help to organise and run them so if you could spare sometime over the weekend. It would be greatly appreciated. We need 2 crews of 2 people for each of the 2 RIBS and 4 crew for the committee boat please. Breakfast and supper will be provided for all on the water helpers each day.

With inexpensive berthing, excellent food, good beer (Harvey’s) , great entertainment and fantastic racing this year’s event at Eastbourne shouldn’t be missed.!

On behalf of Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club and all the members of The Sussex Combined Clubs we really hope you can join us and enjoy the weekend.

ON-LINE ENTRY IS OPEN NOW & ALREADY FILLING UP. Early bird is ONLY £40 !! Hurry up and don’t miss out, this sale ends on 14th May ’18. http://ircsussexchamps.org/online-registration/

Dickie Bird – Commodore & Hosting Chair for 2018 Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club
on behalf of the Sussex Combined Clubs Committee

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