Invitation to the 2017 Aquarius Navigational Rally, 4/5 Feb 2017

Dear All

Further to our previous invitation, it is my pleasure to announce that Supplementary Regulations are now live and entries now open, for the 2017 Aquarius Navigational Rally and Aquarius Clubman Navigational Rally on the night of 4/5 February 2017, to which your members are warmly invited.

Regs and entry form are attached, and also available from our club website and online entries system, per the links below:

http://www.glenrothes-msc.com/?q=content/aquarius-navigational-rally-2017-4th5th-february

https://rallies.info/webentry/2017/aquarius

https://rallies.info/webentry/2017/aquariusclub

The rally will feature approx 118 miles – of which ~75% shall be competitive motoring – of the best lanes in Fife & Lowland Perthshire, starting and finishing in Kinross.

This year we continue to build on our well-received format of recent years of a “no nonsense” fully pre-plot “tulips and map refs” navigational format, with an all-tarmac route which enables standard unmodified road cars to compete. Improvements for this year include an even more compact route – all within a 13 mile radius of Kinross, inc. centralised start, refuel and finish locations, all within easy reach of the M90 motorway in Central Scotland – and timing schedule – with the first car due away at 21.21 and back at the finish at 02.01.

Through this, we aim to encourage those new to night events or to the area, whilst still providing experienced crews with a rewarding night’s sport (& a well-earned breakfast!). All for an entry fee of £75.

Marshals will also be made very welcome, and we’ll do our best to give you a great night’s sport. We offer a free breakfast for all marshals manning two controls, and you’ll also receive free Glenrothes MSC membership for 2017. If you would like to help out on the night, please contact Chief Marshal Richard Crozier at richard.m.crozier@gmail.com

This year we shall again be the opening round of the 2017 SACC Navigational Rally Championship, and a round of the 2017 HRCR Premier Rally Championship. In addition to the National B event, we will again also be offering a supporting Clubman event, giving those without an MSA competition licence a chance to be part of the action.

We look forward to extending you a warm welcome to Kinross on 4th February!

Kind Regards

Richard Crozier

Secretary of the Meeting
2017 Aquarius Navigational Rally
Glenrothes Motor Sport Club

aq17_SRs_v1.0.pdf

Jim Clark Rally petition – please consider signing

JIM CLARK RALLY, WE WANT OUR CLOSED ROAD RALLY BACK.

TO: LORD ADVOCATE OF SCOTLAND

We would like the Lord Advocate to bring his inquiry regarding the fatalities on the 2014 event to a conclusion.

Why is this important?

THE JIM CLARK RALLY 2017: RETURN TO CLOSED ROADS
The Jim Clark Rally generates approximately £3.5 million for the Scottish Borders economy each year and has substantial support from Scottish Borders Council, politicians and the general public.
Following the fatal accident in 2014 the JCR has been unable to run on closed public roads due to an inquiry being carried out by the Lord Advocate of Scotland.
It is in the public interest that the rally return to running on closed public roads in 2017.
Two years with no conclusion has made it difficult to guarantee the future of one of the UK’s biggest sporting events.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/jim-clark-rally-we-want-our-closed-road-rally-back?time=1468485344

Marshals Required – SCCC- Round 2 – Kilwinning – 16th & 17th April 2016

Scottish Cross Country Championship
Round 2 – West Coast Raceway, Kilwinning
16th & 17th April 2016

4×4, RALLY & RACE MARSHALS REQUIRED

After the success of Round 1 in Northern Ireland we are looking for marshals at our first Scottish Mainland Event at Kilwinning

Whilst the West Coast Raceway is a compact site we are looking to expand of the success of last years inaugural visit and enlarge the course – but this means we will need more marshals.

If you can help please post below or contact me at dean.pugh . Please feel free to share this to family & friends.

What do marshals do? Well, in essence, they ensure the safe running of the event. You could be on the start line, sending the cars off at full pelt. You could be acting as a radio & flag marshal out on course to watch the action, report any problems and warn oncoming drivers of issues. You could be on the finish line reporting in the drivers lap times. Or, if you like the warm, you could be in the timing caravan assisting with the inputing and sorting of all the results. Lots of other jobs to do too, so if you have a preference, let me know.

Also if you can help with setting up on Friday the 15th of April you would be made very welcome. (Everyone assists with dismantling after the last car on Sunday afternoon.)

Why would you Marshal, well, if you love Motorsport and want to get close to the action, this is becoming the only way, with limited or no Spectator areas now at many events. If you love off-road driving their will be plenty of opportunity over the course of the weekend. If you love being part of the action, that is sure to be guaranteed.

This year we are running a Volunteers Championship, so participation will score you points and an award will be presented at the end of the year.

As ever, no experience or special equipment is required, as training can be given on the day or you can be partnered up with a more experienced marshal.

The event is being held at the West Coast Raceway, Auld Clay Road, Saltcoats, KA21 6NG. OS Grid Ref NS 271 453

A catering van has been organised and rustic camping is available on site if you are able to help all weekend.

if you have any questions, please ask.

I look forward to seeing you there,

Dean

Dean Pugh
Chief Marshal – SCCC
dean.pugh
07590 696 400