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Upcoming events

    • 06/07/2024
    • Heybrdge Basin

    The Heybridge Regatta is on Saturday 6th July.

    Fun events in the basin and good sailing on the river.

    • 07/07/2024
    • 11:00 - 23:00 (BST)
    • Blackwater Sailing Club
    • 122
    Register

    The BSC 125th Anniversary RNLI Round the Islands Race will be held on Saturday 7th July, first start at 12:45.  This year, to mark the club's 125th Anniversary, we will be aiming to have 125 boats on the water for a parade of sail, with the option for all boats entered to take part in either the Round The Islands Race, circumnavigating Osea and Northey Islands, or alternatively just the Round Northey Island race for the slower boats.

    The parade of sail will be from 12:15, and we would really like as many boats as possible to be 'dressed' or decorated to create a suitable spectacle for the anniversary.

    There will be an event briefing at 11:00. Further details of start times and other logistics will be updated here ahead of the event, and sent via email to all registered entrants.

    Please indicate on the registration form if you intend joining the Parade of Sail only, or the racing, or both.

    There will be a commemorative 125th Anniversary pennant for all entrants, as well as refreshment before and after at the club.

    We will be looking to raise money for the RNLI, discretionary donations will be collected at the club on the day, we suggest £5 per boat - please remember to bring some cash with you!

    To enter please click the Register button and complete the form. 



    • 20/07/2024
    • 09:00 - 23:00 (BST)
    • Blackwater Sailing Club
    • 135
    Register


    The BSC 125th Anniversary Regatta will be held on Saturday 20th July, first start at 11:15.  Always a great day, with fun and games after racing, including the traditional greasy pole, crabbing and lots of other competitions for all ages. 

    There will be 'class' races for Fast and Medium handicap, Fireballs, Wayfarers, Lasers, Sprites, Mirrors, Topper / Tera, Cruisers and Optimists. 

    Click the following link for the start times: Regatta Race Timetable

    To enter please click the Register button and complete the form. 

    There will also be social events after the racing, please use this link to book these:

    Regatta Evening Buffet


    • 30/08/2024
    • 09:00 (BST)
    • 01/09/2024
    • 16:00 (BST)
    • Blackwater Sailing Club
    • 100

    Reid Scott incorporating the Beastie Tour

    Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September

    Reid Scott is a series of races held over three days. We plan to run two races on Friday, two on Saturday and three on Sunday.  It is open to Cadets and Junior members: All entrants need to be at least 8 years old, and less than 25 years old on 1st September 2024. All those who wish to enter must be confident river sailors with their own boats (For BSC sailors this means you were in Tango or MG training groups at cadet week).

    We anticipate that there will be the following classes:

    • Optimists
    • Topper / RS Tera
    • RS Feva
    • ILCA / Laser (all rigs)
    • 420 / General handicap

    Subject to demand and the availablity of coaches, we may run seperate coached regatta fleets in the Optimist and Topper / RS Tera fleets; and/or provide on the water coaching in both regatta and main fleets.

    The Sunday of the Reid Scott will form part of the Beastie Tour, a series of events for youth sailors at RCYC, RHYC, Dabchicks and BSC. We welcome visitors who are competing in the Beastie Tour, or others who want to come and enjoy the B.S.C. hospitality on all three days of the Reid Scott.  Races on Sunday will count towards both the Reid Scott and the Beastie. 

    For results to qualify towards the Beastie tour, the following  requirements apply:

    • Under 19 years old on 1st September 2024
    • Entered in one of the following boats:
      • Optimist
      • RS Feva
      • RS Tera
      • ILCA 4 / Laser 4.7

    Results of boats that are ineligible will be removed from the overall results for the purposes of calculating results for the Beastie tour.

    There is no need to register online for this event, you can just turn up on the day. However if you can pre-register it will be very helpful - it will allow us to buy the right number of trophies! It will also be very useful to know if you are able to help out as a volunteer: as always we need adults to help this event run smoothly; we need people to help launch and recover boats, we need a bridge team, and we need crews for the safety boats.

    Entry fee for visitors: £20 per boat (regardless of whether they are doing the Beastie, or the full Reid Scott). Payable online in advance or at registration. BSC club members do not need to pay. All boats must sign on to race each day, even if they are registered.

    Overnight camping is permitted on the BSC site on Friday and Saturday evenings.

    Registration will open from 08:00 on Friday 30th, and there will be a briefing at 08:30 in the lower deck.

    On Sunday 1st registration will open for the Beastie event at 9am, and there will be a briefing at 1015 in the lower deck.

    After racing on Saturday evening there will be 'bring your own meat' BBQ on the patio and a disco in the cadet room.

    Formal notice of race can be found here.


     Date

     Approximate Start time

    Friday 30th August  09:15
    Saturday 31st August  10:15
    Sunday 1st September  11:00


    Visitors under the age of 18, and BSC cadets under the age of 12 need to have a parent on site at all times (volunteering on a rescue boat counts as 'on site'). 

    Contact Rob Carver, Cadet Skipper for more details

    mailto:cadet-skipper@blackwatersailingclub.org.uk


    • 07/09/2024
    • 09:00
    • 08/09/2024
    • 17:00
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    Come and join our enthusiastic and competitive Laser fleet for 2 days of racing on the beautiful Blackwater Estuary.

    • 3 races each day, down river from a committee boat
    • Separate starts, races & prizes for 4.7, Radial and Full Rigs
    • Laser replica sails allowed
    • £20 pp. £10 pp for members
    • Camping, bar & galley available on site
    • Contact Tracy Haigh bookings@blackwatersailingclub.org.ukto register your interest or for more information
    • Online entry, NOR & SIs will be available on the club website blackwatersailingclub.org.uk

    Blackwater SC, Basin Road, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4SD

    Entry should be made by completing the online registration form here. 

    Please contact Tracy Haigh for more information

     bookings@blackwatersailingclub.org.uk

    07712 188827


    BACS Details: HSBC

    Account Name: Blackwater Sailing Club,

    Sort Code: 40-31-35

    Account Number: 30132926

    Reference for members: use your membership billing ref

    Reference for Visitors: Surname-Open

    The following documents will be available to view and download nearer the time:

    Notice of Race

    Sailing Instructions



Past events

22/04/2024 East Anglian Maritime Awards Presentation
10/04/2024 Cadet frostbite race series 2024
13/03/2024 Maldon Joint River Safety Meeting
12/02/2024 RYA First Aid course - evenings
18/11/2023 RS Feva training, session four
14/10/2023 Powerboat Level 2
07/10/2023 RYA First Aid course
30/09/2023 Laser/ILCA & Solo Open Meeting
16/09/2023 2023 Optimist Open T-Shirt Order
16/09/2023 Optimist Open Meeting
02/09/2023 Wayfarer & Snipe Open Meeting
31/08/2023 Cadet Week 2023 Hoodies second order
30/08/2023 Reid Scott junior racing series, incorporating the Beastie Tour
30/07/2023 Cadet Week 2023 Hoodies
17/06/2023 Heybridge Regatta
03/06/2023 Gul Golden Dolphin Fireball Open Meeting
03/06/2023 420 Open Meeting
07/05/2023 Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day
11/04/2023 Tuesday Evening Talk - James Cook and his Voyages' by Richard Pusey
01/04/2023 Cadet frostbite race series 2023
14/03/2023 Tuesday Evening Talk - Sagas and experiences from 70 years messing around in boats - John Rogers
09/03/2023 Powerboat Level 2
25/02/2023 RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show
14/02/2023 Tuesday Evening Talk, Falling in Love with a Thames Barge
14/01/2023 RYA First Aid course
10/01/2023 Tuesday Evening Talk - Blocks, Cleats & Shackles - by Ben Harden from Allen
08/01/2023 Row and Gig Race in aid of the RNLI
13/12/2022 Tuesday Evening Talk - Uncertain Outcomes - by David Sheldon
03/12/2022 RYA First Aid course
08/11/2022 Tuesday Evening Talk - The Essex Yeomanry and the D-Day Landings - by Stephen Foakes
24/10/2022 October half term Optimist Training (Lake)
24/10/2022 October half term Optimist Training (River training and race training)
11/10/2022 Tuesday Evening Talk - Atlantic BC by Phillip Beale
09/10/2022 Dyer Cup Races
09/10/2022 Macmillan Dyer Cup Fundraiser
08/10/2022 RYA SRC VHF Radio Course
02/10/2022 BJRC - Reserve Day
18/09/2022 BJRC - Weathermark Trophy
16/09/2022 MHIC Consultation Meeting on Harbour Dues
14/09/2022 RYA Yachtmaster & Day Skipper Theory Courses
10/09/2022 Wayfarer Eastern Championships 2022
10/09/2022 Snipe Open Meeting 2022
04/09/2022 BJRC - Krohn Cup
21/08/2022 BJRC - Brown Cup
13/08/2022 BSC Regatta 2022
07/08/2022 BJRC - Success Cup
06/08/2022 BJRC - Freeman Cup
24/07/2022 BJRC - Stone Cruiser Cup
23/07/2022 BJRC - Paget Cup
15/07/2022 Public Meeting - The Status and Future of the River Chelmer and Blackwater Estuary
10/07/2022 BJRC - Blackwater Cup
09/07/2022 RYA First Aid course
17/06/2022 Festival of the Sea 2022
11/06/2022 BJRC - Marconi Cup
04/06/2022 Optimist Open Meeting
22/05/2022 BJRC - Smith Cup
14/05/2022 Fireball Open Meeting
14/05/2022 National 18 Open Meeting
08/05/2022 BJRC - Maldon Salver
07/05/2022 Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day
18/04/2022 Osea Challenge Cup Dinghy Handicap Race
15/04/2022 Easter Race Series
05/04/2022 Tuesday Evening Talk - A Cruise around the UK
29/03/2022 RYA First Aid course - evenings
02/03/2022 Wednesday Evening Talk - Sailing Photography
26/02/2022 RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show
12/02/2022 RYA First Aid course
08/02/2022 Tuesday Evening Talk - An Atlantic Crossing with BSC friends
04/01/2022 Tuesday Evening Talk - Sailing along Sweden's west coast into Norway
03/01/2022 Row and Gig Race in aid of the RNLI - CANCELLED
03/01/2022 Blackwater Icicle - Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club
07/12/2021 Tuesday Evening Talk - An affair with a Dolly
23/11/2021 RYA Yachtmaster Course
07/11/2021 RYA SRC VHF Radio Course
02/11/2021 Tuesday Evening Talk - An Atlantic Adventure on Magic
10/10/2021 Dyer Cup Races
19/09/2021 Barts Bash Races
05/09/2021 BJRC Sprint Race Series
04/09/2021 Optimist Open Meeting
30/08/2021 BJRC - Weathermark Trophy
15/08/2021 BJRC - Success Cup
14/08/2021 BJRC - Freeman Cup
07/08/2021 BJRC Sprint Race Series
01/08/2021 BJRC - Krohn Cup
24/07/2021 BJRC Sprint Race Series
24/07/2021 CANCELLED -Fireball Under 26 Championship - CANCELLED
18/07/2021 BJRC - Stone Cruiser Cup
17/07/2021 BJRC - Paget Cup
10/07/2021 BJRC Sprint Race Series
04/07/2021 BJRC - Blackwater Cup
27/06/2021 Round the Island Races
26/06/2021 Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day
20/06/2021 BJRC - Brown Cup
13/06/2021 BJRC Sprint Race Series
12/06/2021 Fireball Open Meeting
05/06/2021 BJRC - Marconi Cup
22/05/2021 BJRC - Smith Cup
15/05/2021 National 18 and Snipe Open Meeting - CANCELLED
02/05/2021 BJRC - Maldon Salver
27/02/2021 Virtual RYA Dinghy Show
26/09/2020 BJRC - Weathermark Trophy
20/09/2020 BJRC Bart's Bash Sprint Race
12/09/2020 BJRC - Krohn Cup
05/09/2020 BJRC Sprint Race Series
29/08/2020 BJRC - Maldon Salver
16/08/2020 Club Week 2020
02/08/2020 BJRC Sprint Race Series
26/07/2020 BJRC - Paget Cup Racing Restarted
12/07/2020 BJRC - Stone Cruiser Cup CANCELLED
04/07/2020 CANCELLED Mid Summer BBQ and New Members Day
28/06/2020 BJRC - Success Cup CANCELLED
27/06/2020 BJRC - Freeman Cup CANCELLED
14/06/2020 BJRC - Brown Cup Cancelled
07/06/2020 BJRC Sprint Race Series Cancelled
06/06/2020 Second Cadet Training Weekend - Members Only
31/05/2020 BJRC - Marconi Cup This Event Is Cancelled
23/05/2020 BJRC Sprint Race Series
16/05/2020 BJRC - Smith Cup
10/05/2020 CANCELLED - Open Day
08/05/2020 CANCELLED Bank Holiday VE Day 75th Anniversary
02/05/2020 BJRC - Blackwater Cup
18/04/2020 Cancelled : UK Laser Association Laser Coaching
10/03/2020 Tuesday Evening Talk - Shipwrecked on the Indian Ocean
07/03/2020 UK Laser Association Laser Coaching
29/02/2020 RYA Dinghy Show 29th Feb & 1st March
16/02/2020 CRYC Exclusive Lake Use
11/02/2020 Tuesday Evening Talk - RYA Racing Rules
28/01/2020 Tuesday Evening Talk - Friday Sailors Greek Odyssey
14/01/2020 BJRC Committee Meeting
05/01/2020 CRYC Exclusive Lake Use
29/12/2019 Christmas Cracker Race
28/12/2019 Row and Gig Race in aid of the RNLI
10/12/2019 Tuesday Evening Talk - A Cruise to Caen by George Whitchurch
25/11/2019 Yacht Master Theory - 8 week course
12/11/2019 Tuesday Evening Talk - 'Brunel and his Great Ships' by Richard Pusey
27/10/2019 RYA Short Range Radio Course
30/09/2019 Day Skipper Theory - 8 week course
29/09/2019 Dyer Cup Races
25/09/2019 Day Skipper Theory - 26 week course
22/09/2019 BJRC - Weathermark Trophy
21/09/2019 Maldon Town Regatta
15/09/2019 Barts Bash Races
14/09/2019 Coronation Cup
08/09/2019 BJRC - Krohn Cup
01/09/2019 Blackwater Challenge Cup Races
28/08/2019 Reid Scott Race Series
28/08/2019 Optimist Open Meeting
25/08/2019 BJRC - Success Cup
24/08/2019 BJRC - Freeman Cup
17/08/2019 Regatta Day
11/08/2019 Club Week Social Events
11/08/2019 Club Week 2019
10/08/2019 BJRC - Maldon Salver
03/08/2019 Peter's Pot Pursuit Race
27/07/2019 BJRC - Paget Cup
25/07/2019 Beginners Sailing and Social Evening
21/07/2019 Round the Island Races
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
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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