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Topic: Brightlingsea Open Meeting
Posted By: BSC
Subject: Brightlingsea Open Meeting
Date Posted: 12 April 2013 at 23:57

We are currently undertaking major building works to provide extended and completely refurbished cloakroom, shower and changing facilities at the club which now regrettably will not be completed by the open meeting as we had anticipated. We have made arrangements for temporary ladies cloakroom and gentlemen's changing and cloakroom facilities at the club and the Colne Yacht Club have kindly offered the use of their showers, which is only a three minute walk away.

Our main clubroom, galley and bar will be operating as normal and of course the racing will be as good as ever!

The club will be open on the Friday evening for meals and liquid refreshments for weary travellers, breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday and meals and snacks throughout the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you.

Alice Davies


Brightlingsea Sailing Club

Posted By: crew2163
Date Posted: 03 May 2013 at 08:42
the Nor for the Brightlingsea open follows, sorry about the format the official version should be on the club website soon!
National Merlin Rocket – National Hornet – International OK
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2013
Organised by Brightlingsea Sailing Club in conjunction with the Class Associations
BSC, Oyster Tank Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0BA
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of
1.2 Part 5, Section B of The Racing Rules of Sailing, as well as rules 44.1 and 63.1 will be changed in the Sailing Instructions to permit Protest Arbitration.
Boats may be required to display identification numbers and advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority
3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the classes that meet with the
obligations of their Class Rules and their National Authority.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form available from the BSC website, Class Association website or at registration on Saturday and Sunday of the event.
4.1 The Entry Fee will be £18.
4.2 Entry fees should be made by cash or cheque payable to Brightlingsea Sailing Club.
Day Date Event Time
Saturday 11th Registration 09.00 – 17.00
Competitor Briefing approx. 11.00
2 Races First start 13.00
Sunday 12th Registration 09.00 – 11.00
3 Races First start 10.30
Prize giving Asap after racing
5.2 Races will be sailed back to back. 5 Races are scheduled.
5.3 Only the tree races on SDunday will count to the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller.
5.4 The O.A. and/or the R.C. reserve the right to modify the programme due to
weather conditions or other causes.
6.1 Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate at registration.
6.2 The Organisers may weigh, measure or inspect any boat and or her equipment and sails before, during or after the races.
6.3 Sails shall be measured by an approved measurer before arrival at
the regatta.
The Sailing Instructions will be available during registration.
All races will be held in the Colne Estuary. Competitors should ensure they allow sufficient time to reach the race area which may be some distance from the launch area.
9.1 The course to be sailed will be a combination of reaching and windward/leeward legs
9.2 Spreader/offset marks and leeward gates may be used.
Rule ‘Appendix P' (Special Procedures for Rule 42) shall apply.
11.1 2 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
11.2 When fewer than 3 races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores.
11.3 When from 3 to 5 races have been completed, a boat's series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
11.4 Only the Sunday races will count towards the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller event
The prizes will be a combination of class trophies if applicable and prizes for at least the first 3 places.
13.1 Friday 10th May – the bar will be open in the evening for early arrivals.
13.2 Saturday 11th May – Evening meal. Tickets for the meal will cost £8.00 per
person and be available at the club when entering or from the galley during
the day.
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4,
Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
Rule 4 of the RRS states “the responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone”.
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
(a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk while taking part in the event;
(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and other property whether afloat or ashore;
(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss caused by their own actions or omissions;
(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
(e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
(f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as con be practically provided in the circumstances;
N.B When applicable, parents or guardians of competitors under 16 years old will be required to take full responsibility for their dependents throughout the event and to sign the parental permission form provided at registration.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance
with a minimum cover of £2,000,000.
Competitors give absolute right and permission for video footage or photographs of themselves or their boat to be published in any media for press, editorial or advertising purposes.
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Brightlingsea Sailing Club,
Waterside, Oyster Tank Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0BA
Tel 07710 046865 (David Charlton)
Email: mailto:[email protected] - [email protected] mailto:[email protected] - [email protected]
Web: - – full information on how to find the club, where to stay and where to park your boat is available on the site.

Posted By: CLINT
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 11:21
Eric Styles is looking for a crew. If anyone fancies a competitive ride or if there is someone at the club that would fancy teaming up, let me know and I will put you/them in touch with Eric.

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 17:16
I have work commitments on the Saturday but Geoff and I intend to make Sunday as early as possible. Hopefully a few others coming to give Brightlingsea a boost for the nationals.

Posted By: floozie 2115
Date Posted: 12 May 2013 at 22:52
How did everyone get on?

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