Open to dinghies, scullers and standup paddle boarders
Following its great success last year and back by popular demand. Raising money for a great sailing charity with an opportunity to challenge yourself, your team, or your family - whatever floats your boat!
1. The Hollowell Team Relay Endurance event is on Sunday 18 July. The race will start at 12:00pm
and run for 5 hours plus time for craft on the water to complete their current lap once the 5
hours is up.
2. The event is open to all HSC members who can compete in either dinghy, SUP or sculler as
separate event classes.
3. It is a relay event with teams comprising a minimum of 2 helms or 2 SUPpers or 2 scullers up
to a maximum of 6 people per team.
4. Teams may use separate or share craft.
5. Mixed event class teams are not permitted.
6. Teams of 2/3 craft will either be randomly selected on the day or members may select their
own teams in advance.
7. A suggested voluntary donation for the event is £5 per person/single handed and £8 per double
handed and may be made via WebCollect or by donation on the day
8. Registration for the event may be made in advance via WebCollect or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the helm and crew name, boat type, sail number and if already
known the team name and other members of the team.
9. Registration will close at 10.30am on the day so the random selection of entrants into team can
take place. Late entries, after team selection has been done, may be added into teams
10. Dinghy's will follow a course around marks. SUP and row boats will follow a course around the
perimeter of the water and must keep clear of dinghy's.
11. The course will be decided by the DO on the day.
12. There will be a 5-4-1-0 horn signal for the start.
13. The start line will be from buoy H to S.
14. The finish line will be from the patrol boat pontoon to buoy H. Boats must cross the finish line
at the end of each lap for the lap to be recorded.
15. Craft are only to cross the finish line when they are completing a lap during the race.
16. One craft from each team will participate at a time.
17. Handovers may be done at the end of any lap. The next craft in a team can cross the designated
start line once the prior craft has completed their lap. Where a craft is shared the handover
should be done after a lap is completed. The craft with the new crew then continues to the next
mark, i.e. it is not required re-cross the start line.
18. Each member of a team is expected to compete for a similar amount of time over the whole
19. The number of actual laps completed by each boat will be recorded.
20. At the 5 hour mark (5.00pm) the DO will sound a horn/blow whistle or shout that the race will
end on completion of the current lap. The time from the 5 hour mark to the time when each
competitor crosses the finish line will be recorded and will be used to calculate the team
average lap time.
21. Finish positions will be decided by the accumulated adjusted lap count per hour. For the dinghy
event class the helms lap count will be adjusted by their gold (+0%), silver(+10%), bronze(+15%)
22. The usual prizes (wine/chocolates) will be awarded to the team in each event class that covers
the greatest adjusted distance. For a class prize to be awarded there must be a minimum of 2
teams in that event class
Sail 4 Cancer is a sailing charity that was set up in 2001 by a group of keen sailors who had all lost a close friend or relative to cancer.
Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of water based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. The charity also makes grants to cancer care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. sailing) and how it can help prevent cancer and aid recovery post diagnosis.
From the moment you are diagnosed with cancer your life is taken over by hospital visits, treatments, tests, uncertainty, and often, financial worries. For a day or a week, Sail 4 Cancer takes cancer patients and their families away from the disease and the nightmare that they are living through and offers them the chance to rebuild relationships, create positive memories and have some quality fun time together.
Have you got a team yet? Or are you in the sad and lonely group of single-handed sailors? The team to beat is going to be :