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Upcoming events

    • 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
    • 08:00 - 17:00
    • Blackwater Sailing Club


    Please download the Open Meeting documents below. The Entry Form document can be edited and emailed to David Evans

    Notice of Race

    Sailing Instructions

    Entry Form PDF

    Blackwater Optimist Open 2019 - Entry Form_.docx


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


    • 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

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
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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