BSC Big weekend 20 & 21st September

A big weekend of sailing is coming up on the 20-21st September with the annual BSC regatta on the 20th with Junior dinghy sailing and the regatta cup for yachts.

This is a fun event with something for everyone including non sailors with crabbing and build a boat race fiercely contended.

Event detail and entry form below please email  to confirm entry to :-

Regatta 2014 event detail & entry form

Followed by Barts Bash on the 21st a Guinness World record attempt to organise the largest sailing event in the world. To raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

Entry requires a £5 donation to the charity with all entrants racing against everybody entered in the event currently over 6500 entrants. Starting from the BSC line all one start over a set course starting at 11am. To enter or find out more including the SIs and Nor click on the link below:-

Wine Tasting Evening

The BSC is hosting a Wine Tasting Evening on Fri 19th September.  Come down to the club and enjoy an evening sampling up to 7 wines followed by cheese board, pate & crackers. Served to you by Harry, Jamie & Joe fund raising for their African Adventure.  Full details of this event including dress code and costs  can be found here.

Junior Sailing update

Unfortunately the summer is nearly over and the nights are getting darker which means the end of Friday training for another a year. However following the success of Sunday opening its the club intention to carry on Junior sailing on Sundays as long as the weather permits starting this Sunday the 7th September.

There will be informal training with rescue cover and racing for dinghies if we get enough interest. This will form an Autumn dinghy series.

Please email me to register your interest so that we have an idea of numbers.

Sailing Secretary

2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships 27 – 28 September.

Entries are now open online for the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships with more than 1,000 young sailors and windsurfers set to descend on nine venues around the UK on the weekend of 27 – 28 September.


The Championships traditionally mark the end of the Junior racing season and the start of a hard winter’s training. The regatta is a great first-time event for club level Junior class sailors, giving them the opportunity and support to get a real feel of a Championship atmosphere. It is a fantastic stepping stone into regional and national racing and race training programmes and also a key event for any young sailor wishing to be selected for the RYA Zone and Home Country Squads.


Racing takes place across the nine RYA recognised Junior dinghy and windsurfing classes including the Mirror, Optimist, Topper, RS Feva, Cadets and the windsurfers on the Bic Techno using the open 4.5, and 5.8 rigs, and the Techno 6.8s and Techno 7.8s – classes vary according to each venue. The Laser 4.7 fleet will also be represented at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy as part of their UK Junior Squad indicator series.


All of the Zones and Home Country Championship events will also offer ‘novice’ regatta fleets for Toppers, Optimists and the RS Tera. Fleets will vary according to each venue.


Paul Wren, RYA High Performance Manager, commented: “The RYA Zone and Home Country Championships are always a fantastic experience for the young sailors and this year’s event will be no different. Taking place across nine venues across the UK, the regattas give sailors the opportunity to compete in a fun and friendly environment whilst under the watchful eye of their local RYA High Performance Manager. In addition, we are also expecting a handful of British Sailing Team members to attend a number of events this year to help inspire the next generation of sailors.”


Competitors are urged to submit their entries, together with the entry fee, online at before Sunday 21 September. Due to safety considerations and the size and complexity of the event, entries after this date cannot be accepted.

OnBoard JMST poster 2014

Zone Champs Poster 2014 East


• East Zone – Dabchicks Sailing Club & West Mersea Yacht Club. Dinghy fleet, Topper, Optimist Cadet. Regatta Dinghy Fleet, Topper, Optimist & Tera. And  Windsurfers



For further information on the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships and for details on how to enter, please visit the event website.


Best Regards


Chris Hussey

Sailing Development Officer

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