Edinburgh Cup Competitors Bulletin No.1

18 July 2023


REGISTRATION It’s your responsibility to ensure your entry is fully and correctly complete, in particular:

  • Number of Crew and Names of Crew
  • Boat age (essential for The Aberdeen Quaich)
  • Date of Birth (essential for Under 30/Helm, Crews Race)
  • Cat 1/Cat 3 information (Cat 1 essential for all crew/ Corinthian Cup, Lady Helm/Seagull’s Trophy). (In the absence of correct Cat 2 info, you will default to Cat 3).
  • Sail Registration Forms – complete and return
  • And entry fee paid!

To date very few entries show fully and correctly completed information. It would be helpful if you could please complete all your missing information at your very earliest opportunity or email to: mail@rys.org.uk

SOCIAL BOOKING FORM Please action very promptly.  We need to know attendance numbers – and from 27 July Gala Prizegiving Dinner tickets will be opened up beyond just competitors. Your help in supplying your numbers/names NOW would be appreciated. The Social Events are open to all our extended Dragon community! https://form.jotform.com/231295142915960

Social Events: 

Sunday 13 August           1800                   Cowes Yacht Haven – Drink and Briefing 

Monday 14 August          1830                   Opening Ceremony, RYS Pavilion, Sponsored by Yanmar 

Tuesday 15 August         Post racing         Hospitality sponsored by MTM Agency
                                        1830                   Celebration Cocktail Party, Island Sailing Club                                                                                Sponsored by Wessex Distillery 

Wednesday 16 August    Post racing         Hospitality sponsored by MTM Agency
                                        1900                   Summer Party at Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club 

Thursday 17 August        Post racing         Garden Party Cream Tea and Pimms
                                                                   Hospitality sponsored by MTM Agency 

Friday 18 August             1900                   Gala Prizegiving Dinner
                                                                   Cocktails sponsored by Hendricks
                                                                   Dinner sponsored by The Royal Yacht Britannia  


  • Please action very promptly.
  • RYS Yacht Haven: If you wish to take up the opportunity of a berth in the RYS Yacht Haven, this is on a first come first served basis and there is very limited space. Book now to avoid disappointment!


MEASUREMENT The Measurer is the IDA’s International Measurer, Mr Bence Toronyi. 

Measurement Schedule (As per NoR Addendum C) 

Sunday 13 August           0900 – 1700      Commencing with Local Fleet boats 0900-1200 Thereafter, as many boats as can be available. 

Monday 14 August          1000 – 1600       

IDA Championship Regulations Appendix 9/Boat Measurement Check List will be used by the Measurer. 

Measurement Certificate and Measurement Form Ensure you have your Measurement Certificate AND Measurement Form available for the Measurer. In most cases, he will want to check details of correctors and seats. 

Sail Registration Form You are required to complete and submit a Sail Registration Form. https://yachtscoring.com/event_documents/15665/Regatta_Sail_Registration_Form_v2.pdf There will be no sail measurement.

Registration and Crew Weighing – at Regatta Registration, RYS Pavilion: 

Sunday 13 August           1400 – 1700 
Monday 14 August          1000 – 1600  

NOTICE OF RACE & AMENDMENTS We draw your attention to the Notice of Race – ALL current, and future, amendments are now embedded into the original document, not identified as separately numbered amendments. Click here to view the NOR’s

OFFICIAL REGATTA CLOTHING See details and place your orders at: https://worldleisurewear.net/edcup

LIFTING STROPS Your lifting strops will require up-to-date Certification.  If you need help with either getting your strops certified in advance or with purchasing new contact: Spencer Rigging, Cowes: https://www.spencerrigging.co.uk/

NORTH SAILS Regatta Sail Repair Service: North Sails will provide an overnight sail repair service through its Cowes loft (in Cowes Yacht Haven). 

Contact: Service Manager – James.hobson@northsails.com or Main office number on 02392 525588  

Storage:  North Sails are generously offering a secure storage facility at their site in Gosport (only a short drive from both the Portsmouth Cross Channel and Isle of Wight ferry terminals) for visiting teams who wish to arrive early and/or plan to participate in the Dragon Gold Cup in Torquay from 7 to 16 September and wish to leave their boats in the UK between events. 

Contact: Charlie Cumbley – charlie@od.northsails.com   or Main office number on 02392 525588 

OUR SPONSORS https://www.britishdragons.org/edinburgh-cup/  Without the generosity of Sponsors the 75th Edinburgh Cup/UK Grand Prix would not have been possible. Clear Solutions, our Principal Sponsor, not only provided most valuable funding, but an extra Dragon entry too! As James Mansell, Managing Director and owner of Clear Solutions, bought a Dragon to join in! I hope you will all take the opportunity to meet James and thank him personally.  

OFFICIAL EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER We are delighted to have secured the services of Rick Tomlinson together with his son James to cover the regatta.  Exciting images and footage to come! Many of you will already know Rick personally, and if not will have heard of him! And if not: https://www.rick-tomlinson.com/about/biography

Any queries, feel free to bother me!

Chairman, Organising Committee75th Edinburgh Cup 2023, Cowes

Principal Sponsor

Edinburgh Cup 2023 Principal Sponsor logo Clear Solutions