26th/27th November 2005


Welcome to the 2005 MAPLE GARAGE sponsored BEAVER RALLY. We are again grateful to Maple Garage for their continued support and use of their premises for the start venue.

Examples of the navigation, which may be used on the event, are shown at the back of the regulations. These will comply with the requirements of the championship regulations of the ANCC and the EMAMC.


Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. would like to thank the following:
Maple Garage for sponsoring the event;
MSA for authorising the event;
Humberside Police;
Skipsea Grange Hotel;
Residents and farmers on route for their patience;
The Marshals for braving the elements;
You for taking the time to read these regulations and enter the event.


Details of the event will be updated on our web site. This will include an updated list of the entries that have been received. These will be in order of receipt and an entry list will be posted once the seeding has been completed.

Contact us on www.bdmc.org.uk/beaver

The web site will also include an entry form, which can be completed and sent direct to the entries secretary. A cheque for your entry fee must be sent within 7 days or the payment sent direct to our bank account. Full details are shown on the web site.

Results will also be posted on the web site within 24 hours of the event. It is also our intention to update these throughout the night so families and friends can see you progress.

Beaver Logo



    Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. will promote a National 'B' Navigational Rally, the Maple Garage Beaver Rally, on 26th/27th November 2005.


    The events will be held under the general regulations of the MSA (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting code of the FISA), these supplementary regulations and any written instructions the promoting club may issue for the event.


    MSA Permit number 26959 has been issued. Authorisation of a Motoring Event on the Public Highway will be posted on the official notice board. This official notice board will be on display at the start, the rest halt and the finish venue.


    The event is open to fully elected members of the promoting club and to all members and championship contenders of the Association of Northern Car Clubs (ANCC), the Association of North East Midland Motor Clubs (ANEMMC), the East Midland Association of Motor Clubs (EMAMC), and the Association of North East and Cumbria Car Clubs (ANECCC).

    The event is a round of the following road rally championships.

    ANCC:Kent Cams Northern Road Rally Championship.
    EMAMC:ADR Accident Repair Centres Road Rally Championship
    The Yorkshire League

    Competition licences and club membership cards for both driver and navigator will be inspected at signing on. Additionally drivers must ensure that they have Third Party insurance for the event. Cars must also be taxed where applicable. Cars will be identified by numbers, fixed to each side of the vehicle, to be supplied by the organisers. These must be removed or covered after retirement from or at the conclusion of the event.


    Noise will commence at 21:00 prior to Scrutineering at Maple Garage, Sproatley (map reference 107/203350) and then documentation. All competitors must be signed on by 23:00. Any competitor not signed on by this time may be excluded. The first car will start from MTC1 at 00:01 with subsequent cars at one-minute intervals. The total mileage will be approximately 142 miles on public roads. OS 1:50000 maps 101(D1) and 107 (C1 or C1) are required for the event.

    The finish will be at The Skipsea Grange Hotel (map reference 107/177539) where breakfasts will be provided. These are included in your entry fee and are available by producing a ticket which will be given out at documentation.

    CLASS AEXPERT:where either crewmember has finished in the top 5 of a road rally.
    CLASS BSEMI EXPERT:where either crewmember has finished in the top 15 of a road rally.
    CLASS CNOVICE:all other crews.

    The organisers reserve the right to re-classify any crew and no protest will be allowed on this point. Standard cars are eligible, as are van derivatives of production vehicles.


    Awards will be presented as follows:

    1stOverallThe Beaver Cup
    2ndOverallRichard Jordan Motors Trophy
    3rdOverallThe Harvey Graham Services Ltd. Cup
    1stExpertThe Swift Caravans Ltd. Cup
    2ndExpertVictoria Speed Trophy
    3rdExpertThe Maple Garage Trophy
    1stSemi ExpertThe Moores of Hull Ltd. Cup
    2ndSemi ExpertThe Armstrong Massey Trophy
    3rdSemi ExpertM.W.J. (Hull) Ltd Trophy
    1stNoviceJobling Trailers Trophy
    2ndNoviceThe Richardsons (Bridlington) Ltd Trophy
    3rdNoviceThe Greens Signmakers Trophy
    Lastclassified FinisherAn award
    FirstLady/Mixed CrewThe Kelvin Brown Goblets (subject to 3 entries)

    N.B. Replicas will be supplied with all awards and will go to each crewmember.

    No person may win more than one award. Awards will be presented after the results have been declared final. Trophies must be returned to the promoting club before 12th November 2006 or earlier if so requested.

  9. ENTRY

    Entries open on 15th October 2005 and close for seeding at 10.00 am on 19th November 2005. The entry fee is £45.00 and includes two breakfasts. All entries must be made on the official entry forms and accompanied by the appropriate fees. Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Entries may be accepted by web entry, post or fax providing that the entry fee is paid within 7 days. Entries will not be officially accepted until payment is received.. Late entries may be accepted after the closing date at the organisers' discretion. These will not appear on the entry list sent out with final instructions, but a final entry list will be displayed on the Official Notice Board when all the competitors have signed on.

    Entry fees will be refunded subject to an administration fee of £5.00 if cancelled after the closing date for entries. All other cancellations will be refunded in full.

    Cheques will not be paid in to our bank account until Monday 21st November 2005.


    The maximum entry for the meeting is 50. The minimum is 20. The minimum for each class is 5. Should any of the above minimum figures not be reached the organisers have the right to cancel the meeting or amalgamate the classes as necessary.


    The Entries Secretary to whom all entries must be sent is:

    Mrs Andrea Atkinson
    22 Potterdale Drive, Little Weighton, Cottingham HU20 3UX
    Tel: 01482 876400
    Fax: 01482 849213
    E-mail: beaver@bdmc.org.uk

    Clerk of the CourseGraeme PotterTel
    01482 708790
    Deputy Clerks of the CourseMatthew Atkinsone-mailmatthew@bdmc.org.uk
    Matt Bloode-mailmatt@bdmc.org.uk
    Club StewardsHoward Everingham
    Sue Rylatt
    Simon Ashton.
    Chief MarshalMatthew AtkinsonTel
    01482 876400
    01482 849213
    Chief TimekeeperLloyd Walker
    Chief ScrutineerJim Kilmartin
    Environmental ScrutineerPat Cunningham


    Provisional results will be published as soon as possible following the end of the event (B13.1).

    Ties will be decided in accordance with K20.3.1.


    Protests must be lodged in accordance with O5.


    Competitors will be supplied with Route Instructions/Time Cards at signing on and at various points along the route. These documents will provide all the information as specified in K19.Pat Cunningham


    The fails system will apply as will schedule timing on the event. Marking and penalties will be as printed in the appropriate section of the MSA general regulations, K18 except as modified below.

    dNot reporting at or providing proof of visiting a route check. A maximum of 2 incorrect digits will be allowed without penalty.5 mins
    sFurther breaches of kExclusion
     Excessive speed as observed by the PoliceExclusion

    All other regulations of the MSA apply as written except for the following, which are modified:

    K3.3.2The organisers may establish a checkpoint at any point for the purpose of observing maintenance of a set time schedule and/or route.
    K15.4Regularity sections may be used. Details will be given in the final instructions or will form part of the route handout instructions.

    Final Instructions will be posted to the nominated member of the crew in the week before the event and have the same effect as these regulations.


    Cars will be scrutinised in accordance with the appropriate MSA Technical Regulations. The scrutineering sheet will be given out at the Sound Check.


    All marshals and officials of the event will be appointed Judges of Fact for observing Give Way junctions, unauthorised servicing, false starts, use of auxiliary lights in neutral and transport sections and excessive sound, as described in K13.1.


    Controls will open 20 minutes before the first car. Maximum lateness will be 30 minutes.

    Controls & checks will be designated one of the following:

    MTCMain Time Controls located at the start and finish, and during the event, that competitors MUST visit, timed to the previous whole minute. The controls at the end and during the event end neutral sections.
    STCControl at the end of a standard section, timed to the previous whole minute.
    TTCControl at the end of a transport section where you may make up time subject to ¾ rule.
    TRCTime recovery control at the end of a standard section where you may make up time as allowed on the time card
    NTC Control at the end of a neutral section, timed to the previous whole minute.
    RTCControl at the end of a regularity section, timed to the previous whole minute.
    IRTCSControl in the middle of a regularity section timed to the previous whole second.
    PCPassage Control untimed used as a manned route check or where a clock fails.
    RCRoute Check, evidenced by writing down a seven digit code on time cards and signed by the marshal at the next manned control.

    If an official clock fails, then the control will assume the status of a PC.

    If a control is known to be unmanned, proceed to the next manned control by the route instructions. Your due time at the next control will be the time for that section and the next added up. Unmanned controls will be advised at the briefing or at MTC1.

    To be classified as a finisher, competitors must visit two thirds of all manned controls and visit all main time controls (MTC's) within their maximum permitted lateness. (K20.1). Any lateness must be made up at the rest halts. Competitors will restart from the MTC after the rest halt at the scheduled time as shown on the time card plus their start number.


    The Club has applied to Alexander Forbes for a Blanket Cover Note under the above scheme. This will provide those competitors who need to use the scheme with third party cover to meet RTA requirements on the Road Sections of the Event. The basic rate (before loading) will be £15.50 per car.

    New applicants wishing to use the scheme must be able to complay with all points of the Alexander Forbes Declaration:-

    • Over 21 and Held a Full Licence for at least 6 months
    • No more than 1 fault accident inlast 3 years
    • No more than maximum of 6 speeding points on licence
    • No physical or mental disabilities.
    • No other material facts.

    If able to comply with all points above you will simply sign the Signing on Form for Insurance - no letter of acceptance will be issued.

    If unable to comply with all points above, contact the event secretary who will send you a Declaration Form to complete. This should be returned to the secretary or sent direct to Alexander Forbes prior to the event to allow sufficient time for a Letter of Acceptance to be issued. Faxed copies are acceptable to 0161 236 0995, or by post to Hanover House, 30/32 Charlotte Street, Manchester, M1 4FD.


    The organisers reserve the right to cancel part or the entire event if necessary.

  24. ROUTE

    The route will be approximately 142 miles on metalled roads. Petrol will be available after approximately 55 miles. The route will be the shortest route on any road marked on the map between controls avoiding out of bounds areas and complying with the road book. All official distances are deemed correct and no protest will be allowed.


    It is not a marshal's duty to interpret or explain any regulation, if in doubt ask an official preferably before the start.


    A brief explanation of the type of sections being used on the event is shown below: -

    1. Standard Sections STC

      You are penalised for losing time on these sections. If you take a time earlier than allowed, the penalties are doubled. You are not penalised for arriving early if you can make up time subject to strict guidelines (see 5 below). If you cut route and rejoin at a standard control you CAN rejoin at your scheduled time. A standard section may also be timed to the second and will be shown as STCS on the time card.

    2. Neutral Sections NTC

      Neutral sections are non-competitive; you cannot make up time on these sections no matter how late you are. You must grin and bear it - the penalties are severe at one fail. If you rejoin at a neutral control, you MUST take a time equivalent to the same number of minutes late at the last control you recorded a time.

    3. Transport Sections TTC

      These sections are used to take you from one part of the route to another. You are not penalised for arriving late other than for maximum lateness. You may make up time subject to section 5.

    4. Regularity Sections

      These sections require you to stop at intermediate control [IRTC] where you will be timed to the previous second as you enter the control. The control at the end of the section RTC is timed to the previous whole minute. Time CANNOT be made up in these sections.

    5. Time Make-ups and the Three-Quarter Rule.

      Make the most of any designated time make-up sections or any standard sections that are easily cleanable. If such a section is 4 miles or less you can take any time allowed for the section. If it is more than 4 miles then you can only make up a quarter of the total time allowed, e.g. if it is 6 miles long and the time allowed is 12 minutes then you can take 9 minutes for the section without penalty. The above only applies if you are running late in the first place. You will be penalised if you make up time and book in before your scheduled time. The make up time allowed is shown on your timecards.

    6. Outside Total Lateness. (OTL)

      Always watch OTL. If you are more than 30 minutes late at any time control then you pick up a maximum penalty of 1 Fail. So if you do reach OTL then don't keep plodding on - instead miss out a section and get yourself back within 30 minutes lateness. See 1 & 2 above as where you should rejoin. You can work out your OTL time at any control by adding your start number plus 31 to the car 0 due time.

    1. Do not rely on marshals to explain what you have to do. It is not their job and some may be as green as you are.
    2. Do not follow another competitor. Only do so if you are absolutely hopelessly lost.
    3. If you end up going competitive (in a Standard Section) and you have to get out to open a gate then you can safely assume that you have gone the wrong way.
    4. Make sure you have plenty of pencils, rubbers etc. readily at hand.
    5. Tell your driver to slow down if you are looking for tricky junctions. It is a common tendency for novice drivers to drive as fast as possible all the time. In doing so you invariably end up overshooting junctions or picking up wrong directions into a control.
    6. Make sure any route checks are recorded properly. See ASR 16d

    1. Map References are simply a list of points to visit, the direction of approach to a point is indicated by letters in front of the reference, the departure by the letters after. Map references will also give those points, which are blackspots and should not be visited. If these are out of order, they will be listed as per the tulips shown below. All examples follow the same route.
      653 407 WSE 637 426 ENESW 673 446 WFinishing point ESE 659 457
    2. Spot Heights proceed via the spot height only pass through those specified treat any others as Blackspots. Spot heights may also be given as avoids.

      5 7 9 16 18 12

    3. Entering or departing Grid Squares cross into/from the grid square in the direction given. This is a variation of grid lines.

      E S S E W S W W S W E S E Enter the grid squares in the direction given

    4. Tulips are a pictorial representation of each junction encountered. These will be in either numerical or alphabetical order and will show the order in which they must be visited if not in order. The example shows arrows for the route to be followed and dots for the road you are on. Whites will be shown as a solid line. Tulips may also be shown with the direction of approach from the bottom. They will show in which order the junctions are to be used either numerically or alphabetically and may be increasing or decreasing.

    5. Gridlines cross the grid lines (the faint blue horizontal and vertical lines) in the specified order. They may be in numerical order or may be shown as V (vertical) or H (horizontal), LONG (longitude) or LAT (latitude)

      65 41 42 64 64 43 65 66 44 67 67 45 66 or in combination

    6. Herringbones. The backbone of the herringbone is the correct route. A line on the left indicates either a road passed on the left, or turning right off the road you were on. A line on the right similarly means pass a road on the right, or turn left. A ‘V’ on either side indicates turning at a crossroads in the opposite direction to the side the V is on, and a line on each side means straight on at a crossroads. The arrow indicates the direction of travel and the route may read from right to left.