LNTM 27-23 Dartmouth Royal Regatta – Sat 19th to Sun 27th August 2023
Effective until Sunday 27th August 2023 – All mariners are advised:
The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta will take place from Saturday 19th August to Sunday 27th August 2023. During this period river users not involved in organised Regatta events are requested to keep clear of the waterborne events listed below and exercise particular caution when underway in the River Dart.
All mariners are to be aware that the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea will apply at all times, to all vessels – Particular attention to rules:
- Rule 5 (Look-out)
- Rule 6 (Safe Speed). The speed limit within the Harbour limits remains 6 knots and no wash.
- Rule 9(a) (Narrow Channels)
- Section II Conduct of Vessels in sight of one another.
- Section III Conduct of Vessels in restricted visibility – Especially Part C Lights and Shapes
Schedule of Maritime Events:
Zones where the events take place can be seen on the chartlet, Fig1 below this table.
Exclusion zones are separate and be seen in Fig2
For any additional information on maritime events or exclusion zones please contact the Harbour Office.
|19/08/2023||10:00 – 17:00||Coastal Rowing||Zone 2 & to sea|
|19/08/2023||10:30||Junior Dinghy Racing||Zone 1 & 2|
|20/08/2023||09:00 – 19:30||Local Rowing Heats||Zone 1|
|20/08/2023||10:30||Junior Dinghy Racing||Zone 1 & 2|
|21/08/2023||09:00 – 17:00||Local Rowing Heats||Zone 1|
|21/08/2023||10:30||Junior Dinghy Racing||Zone 1 & 2|
|22/08/2023||10:30||Junior Dinghy Racing||Zone 1 & 2|
|22/08/2023||17:00 – 20:00||Seine Boat Rowing||Zone 1|
|23/08/2023||09:00||Waterborne Treasure Hunt||Zone 1 & 2|
|23/08/2023||12:00 – 14:00||Dinghy Racing||Dittisham|
|23/08/2023||14:00||Passage Yacht Race||Arriving from sea|
|23/08/2023||17:30||Junior Dinghy Demo||Zone 1|
|23/08/2023||21:00||Single firework from castle||Castle|
|24/08/2023||09:30 – 17:00||WEARA Rowing||Zone 1 & up to Noss|
|24/08/2023||10:30||Yacht, Classics & Dayboat Racing||Start Bay|
|24/08/2023||17:30||Junior Dinghy Demo||Zone 1|
|25/08/2023||09:00 – 17:00||Local Rowing Finals||Zone 1|
|25/08/2023||09:40||Invitation Whaler||Zone 1|
|25/08/2023||10:00 – 11:00||Junior Crab Fishing||South Embankment|
|25/08/2023||10:30||Yacht, Classics & Dayboat Racing||Start Bay|
|25/08/2023||17:30||Spitfire & Hurricane Flypast||Zone 1|
|26/08/2023||10:00||Kontiki Raft Race||Zone 1 (boatfloat / South Embankment|
|26/08/2023||10:00||Pilot Gig Racing||Zone 1|
|26/08/2023||10:30||Gaffers Regatta||Zone 1 & 2|
|26/08/2023||11:00||Waterborne Tug-of-War||Boat Float|
|26/08/2023||13:30||RNLI Search & Rescue Demo||Zone 1 – EXCLUSION ZONE IN FORCE – Fig2 below|
|26/08/2023||14:00-16:00||Coronation & Steam boat River Parade||Zone 1|
|26/08/2023||14:00-16:00||RNLI Atlantic 85 on YC Pontoon||Yacht Club Pontoon|
|26/08/2023||17:30||Spitfire Flypast||Zone 1|
|26/08/2023||18:00 & 20:30||Flyboarding Displays||Zone 1 – EXCLUSION ZONE IN FORCE – Fig2 below|
|26/08/2023||21:00||Fireworks Display||Zone 1 – EXCLUSION ZONE IN FORCE – Fig2 below|
For the safety of participants and river users the following events will have an exclusion area around the event, these exclusion zones will be announced on VHF CH11 and patrolled be Dart Harbour Staff.
The exclusion zones are shown in the chartlet below (fig 2)
An area between Yacht Club and upriver of the Town Jetty Pontoons. The RNLI will be operating multiple vessels at high speed during this demonstration and river users are requested to keep well clear. Masters of vessels in this area are to obey any directions by harbour staff or other agencies.
An area between Yacht Club and Town Jetty Pontoons. Masters of vessels in this area are to obey any directions by harbour staff or other agencies.
During the display, fireworks will be projected from a barge moored near MS1 Buoys, towards the south. Spent fireworks may fall in the vicinity during the display. To minimise risk to waterborne spectators an exclusion zone is established 100 metres around this barge.
Town Jetty and Yacht Club Pontoon will be closed, with no transit access to the public between 20:50 and 21:30 on Saturday 26th August 2023. Masters of vessels on these Pontoons are to remain clear of them, and obey any directions by harbour staff or other agencies.
Masters and skippers of craft underway are also reminded to be particularly vigilant during the actual displays when there is a high risk of being distracted from the demands of navigational safety.
Mariners using Dart Harbour facilities in the vicinity of the Regatta firework display do so at entirely their own risk.
Events that require it, are supported by dedicated safety craft (normally marked with a yellow “Q” flag). Harbour Staff will be afloat in vessels marked ‘Harbour Patrol’ and are available to assist if required on VHF Ch. 11, call sign “DARTNAV”.
All visiting vessels will be allocated berths on a first come first served basis, Please call “DARTNAV” on VHF Ch11 upon arrival.
Issued 17th August 2023
Fig 1 – Zone mapping
Fig 2 – Exclusion zone mapping
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