COVID-19 UPDATE: If the country and club are still as expected in Covid-19 step 2 return to boating we are advised to minimise travel so sadly this event has to be cancelled
Calling all Snipe and National 18 sailors. Why not come along and enjoy a great weekend of racing on the beautiful Blackwater Estuary.
National 18 Open Meeting
Snipe Open Meeting
This race is for the Smith Cup, start time 11:30 at the Osea Pier start line. HW Osea is 09:28.
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 Andy Ellis
This race is for the Marconi Cup, start time 12:00 at the Marconi start line. HW Osea is 10:00.
This is our 2nd full training weekend of the year.
This event is subject to Covid-19 restrictions in force at the time. Further details to follow in due course.
Why not come and join one of the largest Fireball fleets in the UK for a weekend of racing on the beautiful Blackwater Estuary.
Arrangements will depend on the Covid-19 regulations in force at the time.
Please contact the Fireball Fleet Captain Charlie Stewart for more information
This is the first race of the BJRC 2021 Sprint Series. The start is at 14:05 at the Doctor mark. HW Osea is at 15:25
For more details please visit: BJRC Home
To register please visit: Sprint Series Registration
This race is for the Brown Cup, start time 11:00 at the Osea start line. HW Osea is 08:48
Our annual open day is an opportunity to discover sailing and come along and see what Blackwater Sailing Club has to offer. On the day we hope to have taster sailing on our lake and Rib and Launch trips on the river. The bar will be open and food will be available from our galley. Guided tours around our new club house and the rest of the site will also be available.
All arrangements will depend on Covid-19 restrictions in force and the weather conditions on the day. Further details to follow in due course.
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 payable on the day by cash or cheque 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 13:30 with the faster boats starting 20 minutes later at 13:50. The round Northey race will start at 13:53.
What better way could there be to spend a Saturday in July than to catch the morning tide and cruise in convoy with your Commodore to his chosen exotic location on one of the many idyllic, sun drenched beaches that line the Blackwater Estuary.
Depending upon the weather the provisional plan is to leave the club about TBC and stop at Osea for breakfast then head on down to Bradwell beach for lunch a walk or games. Then back on the evening tide to the club. HW is 08:05 and 20:17
There will be space on the cruisers for those taking dinghies to put their bags for food, drink and dry clothing.
Hope to see you all on the day.
This race is for the Blackwater Cup, start time 11:00 at the Osea start line. HW Osea is 09:01.
All arrangements will depend on Covid-19 restrictions at the time.
Our annual Mid Summer BBQ and New Members Day give new members the chance to socialise with new and existing members.
This year we are holding a New members race series. More details to follow.
This is the second race of the BJRC 2021 Sprint Series. The start is at 12:40 between North and South Doubles. HW Osea is at 14:00
All arrangements will depend on Covid-19 restrictions in force.
This event is now being combined with the New Members' day. Further details to follow in due course.
This race is for the Paget Cup, start time 08:30 at the Osea pier line. HW Osea is 06:12
This race is for the Stone Cruiser Cup, start time 09:00 at the Stone start line. HW Osea is 07:06. The first BSC cruiser not winning the Blackwater Cup is awarded the Norman Eve Cruiser Cup.
After a very successful event in 2019 back by popular demand to Blackwater Sailing Club is the under 26 championship for Fireballs. Where better to enjoy a weekend of racing on the beautiful Blackwater Estuary.
More details available from the Fireball fleet captain Charlie Stewart in due course.
This is the third race of the BJRC 2021 Sprint Series. The start is at 12:20 between North and South Doubles. HW Osea is at 13:40
This race is for the Krohn Cup, start time 09:00 at the Osea pier line. HW Osea is 07:05.
Cadet Week 2021
Useful info about Cadet Week:
This event depends on Covid-19 restrictions at the time. Further details to follow in due course.
This is the fourth race of the BJRC 2021 Sprint Series. The start is at 11:40 between North and South Doubles. HW Osea is at 13:00
This race is for the Freeman Cup, start time 08:00 at the Nass Beacon line. HW Osea is 05:05. This is the first leg of the passage race to Harwich.
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 15:30 with others starting at the TBC times according to their handicap. Cadets are welcome to enter.
This race is for the Success Cup, start time TBC at Harwich. This is the return leg of the passage race home from Harwich. HW Osea 18:04.
We have a full program of events for Regatta Day on Saturday 21 August.
The sailing races start at 10:45 with onshore events for those not racing.
Further details in due course.
Don't forget our main sailing and social event of the year. Club week starts on Sunday 22 August and runs to Friday 27 August.
Further details to follow in due course.
This race is for the Weathermark Trophy, start time 08:30 at the Stone line. HW Osea is 06:09
Why not come along to our annual Optimist Open Meeting and enjoy a day of racing on the beautiful Blackwater Estuary.
Arrangements for this event will depend on the Covid-19 regulations in force at the time.
More details to follow in due course.
This is the fifth race of the BJRC 2021 Sprint Series. The start is at 11:10 between North and South Doubles. HW Osea is at 12:30
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 15:15 with the short course to follow
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, start time 11:30 and a short course race, start time TBC, in the vicinity of Osea Road. There may be a cruiser race, subject to demand. Cadets are welcome to enter. Committee Boat starts for both races.
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.
With the end of the 2021 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 14:15 and is usually a committee boat start in the vicinity of Osea Road.
Copyright 2021Blackwater Sailing Club Ltd.Website content not to be copiedwithout permission
Blackwater Sailing Club, Basin Road, Heybridge,Maldon, Essex, CM9 4SDwww.blackwatersailingclub.org.uk or Contact us by email