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Last chance saloon

Boats wishing to take part in the British effort at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup must apply soon

Tuesday March 6th 2012, Author: Matt Carter, Location: United Kingdom

Sailors still to enter the selection process for the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup 2012 have up until Monday 26 March to get their entries in for a chance to represent RYA Team GBR.

The Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup 2012, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and run in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron, will take place in Cowes, Isle of Wight over 21-28 July 2012. The event is one of the most prestigious events on the international yachting calendar culminating in a tough mix of inshore and offshore racing across a tense seven-day racing programme on the testing waters of the Solent.

The 11th biennial event has received a large amount of interest from European teams as well as a number of teams from outside of Europe. The regatta gives crews the opportunity to compete for their own country as part of a real team event in what is shaping up to be an extremely competitive regatta.

The RYA is urging parties interested in representing RYA Team GBR at the 2012 regatta to complete the entry form available online by Monday 26 March as there will be a maximum of four teams being entered; Team GBR Red, Blue, White and Black. The Offshore Group of the RYA has determined that three teams will be selected by a Selection Committee and one by RYA Scotland (conditions apply, see Notice of Selection).

In 2008 RYA Team GBR won the Commodores' Cup and narrowly missed out to Ireland in 2010. This year, the aim will be to pick four teams who have the potential to win this Summer as well as in future years.

RORC has introduced a change to the IRC rating band to encourage more entries. The smallest boats will have a minimum rating of 1.020 and the fastest boats a maximum rating of 1.230. Three boats can be chosen from this rating band with the proviso that only one boat in the team may rate 1.150 or above.

The Selection Trial events have been confirmed for RYA Team GBR:
· Offshore – the RORC Morgan Cup starting on 5th May 2012. A 24-36 hour race round buoys in the Channel, starting and finishing in the Solent.
· Inshore – a Commodores’ Cup rating band class in the Vice Admirals Cup on 18th -20th May 2012 organised by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes.

For more information on RYA Team GBR selections to the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup 2012 click here

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