Guernsey Gold Cup

Guernsey Gold Cup

Round 2 – UKOPRA World Championships

Class 3

Offshore 1 & 2 (Marathon)

Organised by: The Guernsey Powerboat Association



1.1 Title Guernsey Gold Cup

1.1.1 The Organising Committee of Guernsey Powerboat Association LBG (GPA) under the sanction of UKOPRA are organising one championship round for the 2019 race season.

1.1.2 The event is approved and sanctioned by UKOPRA.

1.1.3 The races will be run under the UKOPRA rules as applicable for 2019 by the Organising and/or Race Committee in the Race Instructions, Race Briefings and Race Bulletins, together with such other rules and amendments as may be issued by the Authorities as and when applicable.

1.2 Class

1.2.1 The Classes eligible for the titled races are Class 3 and Offshore 1&2. A boat may not enter more than one Championship at the event. There will also be the opportunity to run class 4 historic at the event, please contact race organiser for further details.

1.3 Date and Place of the Event

1.3.1 The event will be run during the period 4th to 8th July 2019 inclusive, from St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.

1.3.2 Race Control, Administration and Scrutineering will take place at or around the Guernsey Yacht Club, Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 1AU

1.3.3 The Organising Committee reserves the right to amend or modify the programme of events for whatever reason they deem necessary.


2.1 Event Organiser:
• Hollie Woodhouse of the Guernsey Powerboat Association

2.2 Race Committee:
• Officer of the Day -Christian Lacey
• Assistant OOD – Danielle Strawford
• Safety Officer – Steve Lowe
• Assistant Safety Officer – Richard Strawford
• Race Secretary – Joanne Moncrieff
• Assistant Race Secretary – Debbie Freestone-Roberts

2.3 Event Communication
Hollie Woodhouse– Event Co-Ordinator
Telephone +44 7781 417179

Guernsey Powerboat Association committee:
• Steve Roussel (Chairman)
• Joanne Moncrieff (Race Secretary)
• Gareth Keast and Jon Le Page (Committee Members)

2.4 Event Media
• Powerboat Racing World
• Guernsey Press
• Island FM
• Radio Guernsey


3.1 FRIDAY 5th July 2019 (Boat Arrivals Thursday 4th July)

Registration, Signing in, Administration and documentation at Race Control, Castle Emplacement, for the Race 08.00 – 16.30hrs.
Crane launch 7.30am – 11.30am
Fuelling available 08.00 – 16.30hrs.
Tide Timetables – Friday 5th July

Official Practice (All Classes) 09.00 – 11.00hrs.
Scrutineering for Race 11.30 – 16.30hrs.
Mandatory Race and Weather briefing 16.00hrs to 17.30hrs marquee alongside GYC.
Mandatory welcome Vin D’Honneur for all competitors – venue Terrace Cafe, St Peter Port – 18.30hrs – dress code – smart/casual

3.2 SATURDAY 6th July tide timetable

Fuelling available 08.00 – 09.00hrs. (no fuelling or decanting will be permitted after this time)

Crane, Launch and Recovery 9.45 – 15.00hrs

Mandatory weather briefing 07.00hrs


Champagne will be presented at the end of the race on a podium along the castle walkway above the bunker.

Champagne Reception at Duke of Richmond Hotel 18.00hrs

Prize Giving at Duke Of Richmond Hotel 18.30hrs dress code black tie/teamwear

Boat Parade along the seafront 14.00hrs – Theme – Nautical/Marine
BOATS DEPART (Monday 8th July)


4.1.1 Admiralty Chart No. 808 is the only chart acceptable for the UKOPRA Race.

4.1.2 The approximate race distances will be as follows
Class 3 Approximately 70nm
Offshore Classes approximately 120nm


5.1.1 Unleaded fuel will be available at BOATWORKS+ at the Castle Emplacement. This will NOT include 97 octane fuel, 97 will be available in the QE2 marina when launching upon request. Fuelling at Boatworks+ may take place on land or on the water. Fuelling times are as per section 3. Transference of fuel in the pits is strictly forbidden. A fuel card will be distributed to teams on arrival for discounted fuel purchases.

5.1.2 It will not be permitted to store fuel in the Pits.

5.1.3 Boats are required to travel empty of fuel to Guernsey and a common fuel supplier will be used for all boats in an effort to maintain equal opportunity for all competitors.


6.1.1 All race boat occupants must wear a life-jacket, crash helmet and carry all necessary safety equipment on board as required by the UKOPRA rules, during any official practice.

6.1.2 Before practising, competitors must have fully completed Race Administration and notified Race Control. Competitors must sign on and off at Race Control. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from any of the races.

6.1.3 Boats are responsible their own Insurance outside of any official practise or race period.


7.1.1 Fares will be applicable for travel between Thursday 4th July and Monday 8th July only.

Portsmouth to Guernsey
PM 04/07/2019 09:00 GU 04/07/2019 16:00 CLIPPER

Guernsey to Portsmouth
GU 08/07/2019 18:30 PM 09/07/2019 06:30 CLIPPER

Contact hollie woodhouse for details – 07781 417179 or email

Condor Reservations telephone number +44 (0)1481 728620 – e-mail
Terms and Conditions of Booking: Bookings will be subject to our Standard Amendment and Cancellation in-house policy. Any removal of the amendment/cancellation fee should go through the correct CGG procedure.
The main sailings are UK to Guernsey
Subsidies are being agreed with Condor Ferries. Please contact hollie woodhouse for the latest information.

7.1.2 For Flights, Ferries and Accommodation in Guernsey, please visit guernsey powerboat association event facebook page for regular updates. The following hotels are offering discounted accommodation –

St Pierre Park Hotel
The Duke of Richmond Hotel
Fermain Valley Hotel
La Collinette

7.1.3 The Visit Guernsey Official Web Site is at Visit Guernsey PO Box 23, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 3AN Information Centre Tel: +44 (0)1481 723552 General email:
Do tell them you are interested in coming over for UKOPRA Championship race.


8.1.1 The Official Entry form can be found here
Please also complete the Logistics form.

8.1.2 Entry fees of £250.00 Class 3 GBP £650.00 Offshore 1 & 2 (Marathon).
Any questions, please ask Hollie Woodhouse– Event Co-Ordinator Telephone +44 7781 417179 email:

8.1.3 The closing date for entries is the 31st May 2019 however we need to know if you are entering by 10th May. Entries received after 31st May 2019 shall be defined as a late entry which may be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Committee. The fee for Late Entries will be GBP TBC for all entries including overseas.

8.1.4 If any entry is cancelled in writing by 31st May 2019, the deposit will be refunded

8.1.5 The Organising Committee reserves the right to cancel the event or any part thereof for any reason including if insufficient entries are received.

8.1.6 Boats must be seaworthy for all possible conditions and the Organising and/or Race Committee may refuse craft, which, in their opinion, are unsuitable.

8.1.7 Competitors in the offshore classes 1&2 must have two individuals qualified in first aid aboard.

8.1.8 Competitors competing in offshore classes 1&2 must have two individuals qualified in sea survival aboard.

8.1.9 The No 1 Driver/Competitor and his/her nationality must be named on the entry form.

8.1.10 All canopied boats require competitors to provide proof of an up to date immersion test

8.1.11 All race craft must be registered with UKOPRA.

8.1.12 The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse an entry without giving any reason.

8.1.13 All visitors to the Bailiwick of Guernsey are advised to take out full travel insurance to cover the cost of any medical treatment they may require and repatriation costs. Guernsey is outside of the UK National Health Service (NHS) and the European Health Insurance Card (E.H.I.C) is not valid in the Bailiwick. Visitors from the United Kingdom and other Non-Reciprocal Countries will have to pay a fee for all medical services, including primary care, hospital accommodation, radiology, pathology, pharmacy and physiotherapy.

Boat Name
Race No.
1st Driver Full Name
Crew Profiles – Please write about your achievements in powerboat racing
Full length
Full width
No. plate
Driver name
Mobile Repair Unit
Full length
Full width
No. plate
Camper / Motorhome
Full length
Full width
No. plate
Driver name
Tow vehicles will be allocated an assigned parking place Each team will have one assigned place Campers / Motorhomes may have to be accommodated away from the pits depending on numbers 1st Driver Signature Date
Please post to Guernsey Powerboat Association, 1, La Rousse Apartments, Les Dicqs, Vale, Guernsey, GY6 8JW. E-mail

Class 3

Offshore 1&2