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Upcoming events

    • 01/08/2021
    • 09:00 - 17:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • Blackwater Estuary

    This race is for the Krohn Cup, start time 09:00 at the Marconi line. HW Osea is 07:05.

    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 more information please visit the BJRC Website 

    or contact BJRC Chairman Andy Ellis



    • 07/08/2021
    • 11:40 - 15:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • Blackwater Estuary

    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

    For more details please visit: BJRC Home

    To register please visit: Sprint Series Registration

    • 14/08/2021
    • 08:00 - 18:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • Blackwater Estuary and coastal waters to Harwich

    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.

    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



    • 15/08/2021
    • 09:00 - 18:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • 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. HW Osea 18:04.

    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



    • 30/08/2021
    • 08:30 - 16:30 (UTC-00:00)
    • Blackwater Estuary

    This race is for the Weathermark Trophy, start time 08:30 at the Stone line. HW Osea is 06:09

    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



    • 04/09/2021
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    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.



    • 05/09/2021
    • 11:10 - 14:30 (UTC-00:00)
    • Blackwater Estuary

    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

    For more details please visit: BJRC Home

    To register please visit: Sprint Series Registration

    • 19/09/2021
    • 11:30 - 16:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • 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, 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.



    • 10/10/2021
    • 14:15 - 18:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • Blackwater Sailing Club

    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. 


    • 03/01/2022
    • 12:00 - 14:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • 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 Monday 3rd January 2022 in aid of the RNLI.

    For the invitation letter click 


Past events

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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