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Townsend Challenge 2010

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COURSE TURN POINTS

Name Lat (N) Long (W) AtoN Marker Comments
START LINE
North end
48-06.920 122-45.060 NO NWMC Pier(Approx. Center) Fixed object –
caution
START LINE
South end
48-06.880 122-44.950 NO Tetrahedron buoy(Approx. location) Buoy will be moved after all rowers have started
START LINE
Center
48-06.909 122-45.015 NO None  
Turn # 1
Pt Hudson Lt 4
48-07.059 122-44.880 NO None 100 yds ( + ) NE of Pt Wilson Lt 4
Turn # 2
Pt Wilson Lt
48-08.672 122-45.215 NO None 200 yds ( + ) NE of Light~ 60 yds from shore
Turn #3
Kelp
48-09.039 122-46.054 NO Tetrahedron buoy(Approx. location) May be moved on day of race depending on kelp bed
Turn #4
McCurdy Pt Dolphin
48-08.307 122-50.041 NO Old dolphin Fixed solid object
CAUTION !!
Turn #5
McCurdy Pt Buoy 4
48-08.696 122-50.667 YES Red nun buoy 4 Floating AtoN
CAUTION !!
Turn #6
Pt Wilson Buoy 6
48-09.183 122-45.627 YES Red lighted buoy 6 Floating AtoN
CAUTION !!
Turn # 7
Midchannel Bank
48-07.373 122-43.057 NO Tetrahedron buoy(Approx. location) Committee Boat should be just beyond buoy
FINISH LINE
North end
48.06.920 122-45.060 NO NWMC Pier(Approx. Center) Same as north end of start line.  Fixed object –
caution
FINISH LINE
South end
48-06.840 122-45.010 NO Tetrahedron buoy(Approx. location) Buoy will be moved to this location after start
FINISH LINE
Center
48-06.883 122-45-038 NO None  

Positions in Red are either floating or fixed aids to navigation (AtoN) or other fixed, solid objects.  Use caution when approaching these objects (especially if you have set the position in your GPS without an offset to allow you to clear the object).

The positions listed for McCurdy Pt Buoy 4 and Pt Wilson Buoy 6 are taken from the 2010 Light List (which cautions that “Positions are approximate and only intended to facilitate locating the aid on a chart.”).  All other positions are taken from an electronic chart published by NOAA using Coastal Explorer software.  Verify all positions yourself.

Positions given for turns near the shore such as Turns #1 and #2 may not be appropriate turning points on the day of the race if weather and tide conditions dictate otherwise.  Extreme caution should be used when approaching those turns.

The Kelp turn buoy (Turn #3) will be placed on the day of the race to reduce the possibility of entanglement in kelp and may be noticeably different from the listed position if the kelp beds dictate.  Use caution in that area since kelp can move with currents.  All other tetrahedron buoys will be placed as close to the published positions as possible, but may not be exactly in those positions due to wind, current, etc.  Use caution.

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