26th/27th November 2011


Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd are once again running the Maple Garage Beaver Rally. It will be a round of the 710 Oils ANCC, EMAMC AB Motorsport and ANEMMC and SD34 Road Rally Championships and the Yorkshire League.

We are extremely proud to confirm that the 2011 Beaver Rally will be the Inter-Association Event, hopefully attracting more entries from further afield.

The route will utilise roads in the more traditional Maple Garage Beaver Rally territory on OS Maps 100, 101, 106 and 107, covering approximately 136 miles, starting from the premises of our sponsor, Maple Garage, in Sproatley. The location of the Finish venue will be advised in the Regulations, where trailers may be stored. Competitors requiring hotel facilities will hopefully also be at this venue.

There will be approximately 10 to 15 miles of 'white' roads, some of which have not been used before, permission having been sought from many private landowners. These will be of mixed surfaces, mostly, but not entirely smooth tracks. These have all been traversed in a standard car, but a sump guard is still very strongly recommended.

Navigation will be a mix of the usual styles as in previous years, using grid lines and squares, spot heights, other map features and map references, tulip diagrams and simple herringbone. Most will be in plot & bash format although some sections may be pre-plotted.


Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. would like to thank the following:
Maple Garage for the start venue and sponsoring the event
MSA for authorising the event
Humberside Police and North Yorkshire Police
John Richardson, RLO for East and North Yorkshire
The Rudstone Walk Hotel (for the finish)
Residents, Landowners and farmers on route for their co-operation and patience
The Marshals and officials for braving the elements
You for taking the time to read these regulations and enter the event.


The Beverley & District Motor Club web-site at www.bdmc.org.uk is the primary source for information about this event. It holds definitive versions of all official documentation issued before the event, as well as results after the event.

The website is also the most popular way to enter the event, and as before allows you to pay the entry fee online using a Credit or Debit card.

There will also be an un-seeded entry list published as entries are received, and a seeded list once the entries have been seeded.

Results will also be posted on the web site at points during the event, and at the end, within a few minutes of the time cards being collected. This will allow family and friends to be able to see how you're doing during the night.

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    Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. will promote a National B Road Rally, the Maple Garage Beaver Rally, on 26th/27th November 2011.


    The event 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 61355 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 halts 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:710 Oils Northern Road Rally Championship
    EMAMC:AB Motorsport Road Rally Championship
    ANEMMC: Road Rally Championship
    SD34:Road Rally Championship
    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 Test will commence at 19:00 prior to scrutineering at Maple Garage, Sproatley (map reference 107/203350) and then documentation.All competitors must be signed on by 22:00. 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 136 miles on public roads.

    OS 1:50000 maps 100 (C3), 101 (D2-), 106 (C2 or C3) and 107 (C2-) are required for the event.

    The finish will be at The Rudstone Walk Hotel, near South Cave (map reference 106/918343, 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. Competitors wishing to stay overnight (or overday) are advised to contact the hotel direct.

    Competitors bringing their cars to the Maple Garage Beaver Rally on trailers will be able to leave the trailers at the finish venue in a specific area prior to continuing on to the Start Venue. Please contact us if you wish to do this, so that we can advise accordingly. Thank you.

    CLASS EEXPERT:where either crew member has finished in the top 5 of a road rally.
    CLASS SSEMI EXPERT:where either crew member has finished in the top 15 of a road rally.
    CLASS NNOVICE: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
    2ndExpertThe Minster Cup
    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 1st November 2012 or earlier if so requested.

  9. ENTRY

    Entries open on 16th October 2011 and close for seeding at 10.00 am on 21st November 2011. The entry fee is £60 and includes two breakfasts. All entries must be made on the official entry form (either on the web-site, or paper) and accompanied by the appropriate fees. Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Entries will be accepted by web entry, post, fax or by hand 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 will be updated on the website, and a final entry list will be displayed on the Official Notice Board when all the competitors have signed on.

    Entries made on the web-site will be offered the opportunity of paying with a Credit or Debit card, using Paypal. This option will incur an additional fee of 4% (£2.40), in order to cover the processing cost of this option.

    Entry fees will be refunded in full if the entry is withdrawn before entries close for seeding. Entries withdrawn after seeding will only be refunded if the place is filled by a reserve entry.


    The maximum entry for the meeting is 60. 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 240480
    E-mail: beaver@bdmc.org.uk

    Club StewardsSue Rylatt
    Graham Whitaker
    Dave Hemingway
    Clerks of the CourseIan Gibbins01482 864092ian@bdmc.org.uk
    Mike Petch01482 446539mike@bdmc.org.uk
    Chief MarshalGraeme Potter01482 708790(H)
    07968 269649(M)
    Assistant Chief MarshalMatthew Atkinson01482 876400(H)
    07970 264094(M)
    P.R. & Publicity OfficerHoward Everingham01482 876522(H)
    07976 293314(M)
    Chief TimekeeperLloyd Walker
    Chief ScrutineerJim Kilmartin
    Environmental ScrutineerPaul Hewer
    Course Cars Deg Burton
    Graeme Burton
    John Jenkinson
    Ian Sargent
    Neil Sargent
    Gavin Smith


    Provisional results will be published as soon as possible following the end of the event in accordance with D.26.1.2.

    Ties will be decided in accordance with R.15.2.2


    Protests must be lodged in accordance with C.5


    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 R.2.3.2, R.9.1 and R.14


    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, R.13 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:

    R.2.3.3The organisers may establish a checkpoint at any point for the purpose of observing maintenance of a set time schedule and/or route.

    Final Instructions will be posted on the website in the week before the event and have the same effect as these regulations. They will also be posted to crews who request paper documentation.


    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 R.8


    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 unless otherwise informed.
    STCControl at the end of a standard section, timed to the previous whole minute.
    STCSControl at the end of a standard section, timed to the previous whole second.
    TTCControl at the end of a transport section where you may make up time subject to the ¾ rule.
    NTC Control at the end of a neutral section, timed to the previous whole minute.
    IRTCControl in the middle of a regularity section timed to the previous whole second.
    RTCControl at the end of a regularity section, timed to the previous whole minute.
    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 time control.

    If an official clock fails and cannot be replaced, 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. 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. (R.15.1). 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 Locktons 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 £30.10 per car.

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

    • Over 21 and Held a Full Licence for at least 6 months
    • No more than 1 fault accident in last 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 Lockton prior to the event to allow sufficient time for a Letter of Acceptance to be issued. You can contact Lauren Burgess at Lockton by phone on 0161 828 3300, by fax on 0161 828 3335, by e-mail to lauren.burgess@uk.lockton.com or by post to 19 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1FB.


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

  24. ROUTE

    The route will be approximately 136 miles, of which about 12 miles are on unmetalled roads. Fuel will be available at the start and at two points on the route, and very close to the finish. The longest distance between fuel stops is approximately 50 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(S)

      You are penalised for losing time on these sections. If you take a time earlier than allowed, you will also be penalised. 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. Note: Some Standard Sections may be clearly noted in the Route Instructions as 'Relaxed' Sections. These should be traversed steadily and you will have plenty of time to complete these sections without losing time. If a control is shown as STCS, this means it will be timed to the second.

    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


    Refer to the website for full route instructions from previous Beaver Rallies for examples of the sort of navigation which we use.