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Norfolk - New Location and Initial Plans

Can you believe we have one final event on our 2023 calendar, and it's over to Norfolk to round out the year and the Ocean Tech Series.



Entry is open until Thursday, 5th October

 

Location

We will be based in Hunstanton for our final event of the year with support from the Hunstanton Sailing Club, who will be helping us with our safety cover and event support. The club operates as a watersports centre offering various watersport activities. Being right on the seafront, it's an ideal spot to run from with all the facilities we need on-site.


Address: Northgate, Hunstanton PE36 5BF


Proposed Timings

Final details are yet to be discussed with HSC, but here is our outline plan.

  • Site Opens for Competitors - 10:00 am

  • Check-in - 10:30 - 11:00 am

  • Distance Race Briefing - 11:30 am

  • Distance Race Start - 12:00 pm

  • Technical Race Briefing - 2:30 pm

  • Technical Race Start - 3:00 pm

  • Prize Giving - 4:30 pm

Formats

As part of our Ocean Tech Series, the Norfolk race includes a Distance and Technical race.

We will look at exact formats in the coming weeks, and the weather will also influence the Distance and Tech Layouts.

Initial Plans are:

  • Distance Race

    • 6 - 8 km Total distance

    • Single or two-lap format (conditions depending)

    • Possible beach start and finish (beach conditions depending)

    • Large lap or upwind, downwind course

  • Technical Race

    • Multiple lap format over 3 - 4 km

    • Transitions each lap

    • Beach start and finish (beach conditions depending)

Series Results

As this is the final event in the 2023 Ocean Tech series, we will be dishing out the prizes for the day's competitions and the final series standings.


Evening Entertainment & Sunday Social Paddle

Currently, we are looking at putting on a BBQ and some music on Saturday evening, and Sam Rutt is looking at plans for a chilled-out social paddle to explore the local coastline on Sunday.




 

As final plans come together, we will update this blog and email all competitors with updates.


Check out the current Ocean Tech Series standings here.

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