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Upcoming events

    • 21/07/2019
    • 14:30 - 18:00
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    Don't miss one of our top 'all-in' general handicap dinghy races of the year and support the RNLI in the process. There is a 'voluntary' entry fee of what you can afford and this all goes to the RNLI.

    The long race goes around Osea Island and Northey Island and there will be a short race around Northey Island. The winner of the long race is awarded the Jubilee Goblet with the runner up awarded the Vincett Wings. The round Northey Spoon is awarded for the helm of the first dinghy with a PN over 1250 in the round Northey race. Competitors can race with either fleet. Cadets are welcome to enter. 

    For the long race, the medium handicap fleet will start at 14:30 with the faster boats starting 20 minutes later at 14:50. The round Northey race will start at 14:53.

    For more information, please contact our Sailing Secretary Andrew Field or our Cadet Skipper Rob Haigh

    • 25/07/2019
    • 18:00
    • Lake

    We are running a sailing session for adult members to help novice and beginner sailors. This is an informal evening where we will have club boats available with experienced helmsmen on hand to take you out in a dinghy or just give you advice. If you have a suitable dinghy you can use your own boat. We will be using the river if the tide is up or the lake if not.

    The bar will be open from 6:30 pm.

    Alan Hoy

    rear-commodore@blackwatersailingclub.org.uk



    • 27/07/2019
    • 10:30 - 18:30
    • Blackwater Estuary

    This race is for the Paget Cup, start time 10:30 at the Osea pier line. HW Osea is 08:30.

    The Blackwater Joint Racing Committee promotes and coordinates joint club cruiser racing on the Blackwater Estuary.

    Our Main series is the 9 race Cruiser Racing Series for local handicapped and IRC rated boats.

    The BJRC fleet of cruisers comprises of boats ranging from under 20 foot through to 40 footers. Many of the fleet are lifting or shallow keel boats as required of their upriver moorings, but there are also boats with 2 metre plus drafts.

    For those racers that favour seeing their performance scored using the IRC rating system, all boats with a valid rating certificate will be scored on a separate IRC results sheet.

    For more information please visit the BJRC Website 

    or contact BJRC Chairman Steve Sharpe



    • 03/08/2019
    • 13:30 - 16:00
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    Don't miss our annual Pursuit race which is for all Blackwater Sailing Club dinghies and cruisers. Cruisers receive a 15% allowance on their handicaps. 

    The slowest boats start at 13:30 with others starting at the TBC times according to their handicap. Cadets are welcome to enter.

    For more information, please contact our Sailing Secretary Andrew Field or our Cadet Skipper Rob Haigh

    • 10/08/2019
    • 11:00 - 19:00
    • Blackwater Estuary

    This race is for the Maldon Salver, start time 11:00 at the Osea pier line. HW Osea is 08:50.

    The Blackwater Joint Racing Committee promotes and coordinates joint club cruiser racing on the Blackwater Estuary.

    Our Main series is the 9 race Cruiser Racing Series for local handicapped and IRC rated boats.

    The BJRC fleet of cruisers comprises of boats ranging from under 20 foot through to 40 footers. Many of the fleet are lifting or shallow keel boats as required of their upriver moorings, but there are also boats with 2 metre plus drafts.

    For those racers that favour seeing their performance scored using the IRC rating system, all boats with a valid rating certificate will be scored on a separate IRC results sheet.

    For more information please visit the BJRC Website 

    or contact BJRC Chairman Steve Sharpe



    • 11/08/2019
    • 16/08/2019


    • 11/08/2019
    • 17/08/2019

    BSC Club Week & Regatta

    Social Programme 2019

     

    CAKE DONATIONS FOR REGATTA TEAS WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED

     

    DATE

    EVENT & DETAILS

    ORGANISER

    All week

    Bacon Rolls & Daytime Food

     

     

    Sunday

     

    11th August

     

     

    LUNCHTIME BBQ

    After sailing

    Pulled Pork, jumbo sausage, cheeseburger or veggie option

    Plus accompanying salads etc.

    £7.00 per person

    Tracy Haigh

    tracyjhaigh@gmail.com

     

    Monday

     

    12th August

     

     

    BSC TEAM GAMES CHALLENGE

    After sailing

    Fun and Games at the lake

    “Easy Bar” will be open there

     

     

    Zoe Nelson

    Zoenelson2012@btconnect.com

    Tracy Haigh

    tracyjhaigh@gmail.com

     

     

    Tuesday

     

    13th August

     

     

    QUIZ NIGHT

    ‘Something & Chips

    Food served at 6.30pm

    Quiz starts 7.15pm

    £8.00 per person

    £5.00 quiz only

    Linda Ogburn

    iwashupalot@gmail.com

    Wednesday

     

    14th August

     

    WINE TASTING EVENING

    Sample 8 fine wines with

    Clive Woodhouse from

    Pasion4WinesLimited

    7.30pm

    £15.00 per person

    Alan Hoy

    rearcommodore@blackwatersailing club.org.uk

    Thursday

     

    15th August

    STEVE’S CARIBBEAN EVENING

    With Live Steel Band

    7 pm

    Adults £16.00 Cadets £13.00

     

    Sue Gibson

    sue.sheppard24@btinternet.com

     

    Friday

     

    16th August

     

    DINE IN NIGHT

    After Prize Giving

    Takeaway menus available to order your own takeaway to be delivered to the club

     

    Julie Nelson

    chubbiestore9@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

    REGATTA DAY

     

    Saturday

    17th August

     

     

     

    THE LOOSELEY ACCOUSTIC BAND

    After Prize Giving

    Food provided by

    Ooh La Pasta van

    Pay cash/card directly to vendor

    Marilyn Sinclair

    polbream@btopenworld.com

    THE BAR WILL BE OPEN THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WEEK


    • 17/08/2019


    • 24/08/2019
    • 09:00 - 18:00
    • Blackwater Estuary and coastal waters to Harwich

    This race is for the Freeman Cup, start time 09:00 at the Osea pier line. HW Osea is 06:30. This is the first leg of the passage race to Harwich.

    The Blackwater Joint Racing Committee promotes and coordinates joint club cruiser racing on the Blackwater Estuary.

    Our Main series is the 9 race Cruiser Racing Series for local handicapped and IRC rated boats.

    The BJRC fleet of cruisers comprises of boats ranging from under 20 foot through to 40 footers. Many of the fleet are lifting or shallow keel boats as required of their upriver moorings, but there are also boats with 2 metre plus drafts.

    For those racers that favour seeing their performance scored using the IRC rating system, all boats with a valid rating certificate will be scored on a separate IRC results sheet.

    For more information please visit the BJRC Website 

    or contact BJRC Chairman Steve Sharpe



    • 25/08/2019
    • 09:00 - 18:00
    • Blackwater Estuary and coastal waters from Harwich

    This race is for the Success Cup, start time TBC at Harwich. This is the return leg of the passage race home from Harwich.

    The Blackwater Joint Racing Committee promotes and coordinates joint club cruiser racing on the Blackwater Estuary.

    Our Main series is the 9 race Cruiser Racing Series for local handicapped and IRC rated boats.

    The BJRC fleet of cruisers comprises of boats ranging from under 20 foot through to 40 footers. Many of the fleet are lifting or shallow keel boats as required of their upriver moorings, but there are also boats with 2 metre plus drafts.

    For those racers that favour seeing their performance scored using the IRC rating system, all boats with a valid rating certificate will be scored on a separate IRC results sheet.

    For more information please visit the BJRC Website 

    or contact BJRC Chairman Steve Sharpe



    • 28/08/2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    Our annual Optimist Open Meeting. 

    Contact the class captain David Evans for more details: David Evans


    • 28/08/2019
    • 09:00
    • 30/08/2019
    • 17:00
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    3 day race series, starts for following classes subject to numbers:-

    Optimist Regatta

    Optimist 

    Topper / Tera Regatta

    Topper / Tera

    Feva XL

    Laser 4.7 / Radial /Full Rig

    General Handicap

    Camping available

    Guests welcome contact mailto:cadet-skipper@blackwatersailingclub.org.uk

    • 01/09/2019
    • 13:15 - 16:00
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    Come along to take part in this general handicap dinghy race for the Blackwater Challenge Cup and the Short Course Blackwater Challenge Cup. This race is open to sailors from clubs on the Blackwater. There will be one race with separate long and short courses set and competitors can race with either fleet. Cadets are welcome. 

    The long course start is 13:15 with the short course to follow

    For more information, please contact our Sailing Secretary Andrew Field or our Cadet Skipper Rob Haigh

    • 08/09/2019
    • 10:00 - 18:00
    • Blackwater Estuary

    This race is for the Krohn Cup, start time 10:00 at the Osea pier line. HW Osea is 08:00.

    The Blackwater Joint Racing Committee promotes and coordinates joint club cruiser racing on the Blackwater Estuary.

    Our Main series is the 9 race Cruiser Racing Series for local handicapped and IRC rated boats.

    The BJRC fleet of cruisers comprises of boats ranging from under 20 foot through to 40 footers. Many of the fleet are lifting or shallow keel boats as required of their upriver moorings, but there are also boats with 2 metre plus drafts.

    For those racers that favour seeing their performance scored using the IRC rating system, all boats with a valid rating certificate will be scored on a separate IRC results sheet.

    For more information please visit the BJRC Website 

    or contact BJRC Chairman Steve Sharpe



    • 14/09/2019
    • 12:00
    • Maldon Yacht Club

    Maldon Yacht Club extends a warm invitation to any Blackwater Sailing Club dinghies to enter their annual race for the Coronation Cup

    Please Visit Maldon Yacht Club Website for more information

    • 15/09/2019
    • 13:15 - 16:00
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    The joint Blackwater clubs combine for this annual world wide event in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. 

    There will be a long race around Osea Island for dinghies and a short course race in the vicinity of Osea Road. There may be a cruiser race, subject to demand. Cadets are welcome to enter. 

    Registration should be available nearer the time on the Bart's Bash BJRC signup page. Entry is free but participants are encouraged to make a donation to the Andrew Simpson Foundation to help them to deliver on their mission of increasing participation in sailing and improving the lives of young people through the delivery of 5 key charitable activities.

    • 21/09/2019
    • 09:00 - 18:00
    • Maldon

    Maldon Regatta Committee extend a warm invitation to any Blackwater Sailing Club dinghy or cruiser sailors to enter their annual regatta.

    For more information please visit Maldon Regatta Website

    • 22/09/2019
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Blackwater Estuary

    This race is for the Weathermark Trophy, start time 08:30 at the Stone line. HW Osea is 06:00.

    The Blackwater Joint Racing Committee promotes and coordinates joint club cruiser racing on the Blackwater Estuary.

    Our Main series is the 9 race Cruiser Racing Series for local handicapped and IRC rated boats.

    The BJRC fleet of cruisers comprises of boats ranging from under 20 foot through to 40 footers. Many of the fleet are lifting or shallow keel boats as required of their upriver moorings, but there are also boats with 2 metre plus drafts.

    For those racers that favour seeing their performance scored using the IRC rating system, all boats with a valid rating certificate will be scored on a separate IRC results sheet.

    For more information please visit the BJRC Website 

    or contact BJRC Chairman Steve Sharpe



    • 29/09/2019
    • 12:15 - 15:15
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    With the end of the 2019 sailing season approaching, come along to take part in this popular annual general handicap race which is open to cruisers and dinghies helmed by sailors from clubs on the Blackwater. The winner is awarded the Dyer Cup, the first BSC helm not winning the Dyer Cup is awarded the Fendick Cup and the first cruiser helm not winning the Dyer Cup is awarded the Copsey Cup. Cadets are welcome to enter and of course won in 2018! 

    Subject to demand, there may be a separate short course Dyer Cup option.

    The race start is 12:15 and is usually a committee boat start in the vicinity of Osea Road. 

    For more information, please contact our Sailing Secretary Andrew Field or our Cadet Skipper Rob Haigh

    • 12/11/2019
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Cadet Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    The Osea room bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts in the Cadet room at 19:30

    Non members welcome


    • 10/12/2019
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Cadet Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    The Osea room bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts in the Cadet room at 19:30

    Non members welcome


    • 28/12/2019
    • 11:00 - 13:00
    • Maldon Little Ship Club

    Maldon Little Ship Club extends a warm welcome to all BSC Members to support their sponsored rowing and gig race on Saturday 28th December 2019 in aid of the RNLI.

    Further details to follow


    • 21/01/2020
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Cadet Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    The Osea room bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts in the Cadet room at 19:30

    Non members welcome


    • 11/02/2020
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Cadet Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    The Osea room bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts in the Cadet room at 19:30

    Non members welcome


    • 10/03/2020
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Cadet Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    The Osea room bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts in the Cadet room at 19:30

    Non members welcome


Past events

18/07/2019 Beginners Sailing and Social Evening
11/07/2019 Beginners Sailing and Social Evening
06/07/2019 BSC Leg of the Beastie Tour
06/07/2019 Heybridge Basin Regatta
06/07/2019 Sole lake use - Maldon Blackwater Model Boat Club
04/07/2019 Beginners Sailing and Social Evening
29/06/2019 BJRC - Brown Cup
27/06/2019 Beginners Sailing Evening
20/06/2019 Beginners Sailing Evening
15/06/2019 Fireball Open Meeting
13/06/2019 Beginners Sailing Evening
09/06/2019 BJRC - Stone Cruiser Cup
06/06/2019 Beginners Sailing Evening
27/05/2019 Commodore's Cruise
26/05/2019 BJRC - Marconi Cup
18/05/2019 National 18 English Championships and Snipe Open Meeting
12/05/2019 BJRC - Smith Cup
05/05/2019 Diamond Jubilee Challenge Trophy Races
04/05/2019 Open Day 2019
27/04/2019 BJRC - Blackwater Cup
22/04/2019 Osea Challenge Cup Races
19/04/2019 Britannia Trophy Races
18/04/2019 Cadet/Junior Frostbite Race Series
13/04/2019 Cruising Association Essex - Supper & Talk - The New East Coast Pilot
09/04/2019 Tuesday Evening Talk - Sailing Around Britain by Colin Stracey
20/03/2019 RYA OnBoard Programme Area Forum
12/03/2019 Tuesday Evening Talk - “My Square rig Sailing” by Bryan Shedel
09/03/2019 Cruising Association Essex - Supper & Talk - Stress Free Sailing
02/03/2019 RYA Dinghy Show
26/02/2019 RYA Funding Workshop
17/02/2019 Sole lake use - Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club
12/02/2019 Tuesday Evening Talk - Championship Racing and Preparation
09/02/2019 Cruising Association Essex - Supper & Talk - TS Royalist and the Sea Cadets
07/02/2019 Pathway to Podium
12/01/2019 Cruising Association Essex - Supper & Talk - Carry on Cruising
08/01/2019 Tuesday Evening Talk - Launching, Hauling and Lifting - CANCELLED
06/01/2019 Sole lake use - Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club
05/01/2019 Row and Gig Race in aid of the RNLI
11/12/2018 Tuesday Evening Talk - Sailing to the Canary Islands
08/12/2018 Cruising Association Essex - Supper & Talk - Sailing Around Britain
13/11/2018 Tuesday Evening Talk - East Coast Magic
07/10/2018 Macmillan Fund Raiser
23/09/2018 Barts Bash Races
22/09/2018 Cruising Weekend
08/09/2018 Optimist Open Meeting
22/08/2018 Cadet Reid Scott Series
12/08/2018 Club Week
11/08/2018 Regatta
07/07/2018 Sole Use of the Lake by MBMBC
30/06/2018 Snipe & National 18 Open Meeting
17/06/2018 Round the Islands Race
08/05/2018 Tuesday Evening Talk - Black Waters
05/05/2018 Open Day
28/04/2018 Fireball Open Meeting
14/04/2018 Blaze Open Meeting
10/04/2018 Tuesday Evening Talk - Seven Years Under the Funnel
24/03/2018 Plastic and Litter Pick Up
13/03/2018 Tuesday Evening Talk - A Question of Adventure
13/02/2018 Tuesday Evening Talk - Favourite Anchorages
09/01/2018 Tuesday Evening Talk - Wayfarer Cruising
17/09/2017 Bart's Bash

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