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Upcoming events

    • 05/01/2019
    • 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 5th January 2019 in aid of the RNLI.

    For the invitation letter click Invitation Letter Gig Race.pdf


    • 06/01/2019
    • 09:00 - 19:00
    • Lake

    The Committee has granted Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club sole use of the lake on Sunday 6th January 2019 for an Open Event. Please would members refrain from using the lake on this date. 

    Many thanks

    Alan Hoy, Rear Commodore

    • 08/01/2019
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Main Club Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    Come along and listen to Joe Leary talk about 'Launching, hauling and lifting - the good the bad and the ugly!' What could possibly go wrong you may ask. If you want to know and learn how to best avoid disasters, this is the talk for you !

    This is a talk aimed at cruiser sailors about launching trolley design and the reason behind the rules that we have for them. Along with the use of the boat hoist and mast crane and the health and safety aspect of using them all.

    The bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts at 19:30

    Non members welcome



    • 12/01/2019
    • 18:30 - 22:00
    • Upper Deck, Blackwater Sailing Club

    Blackwater Sailing Club are pleased to continue to host the Cruising Association Essex Saturday evening winter talks. Supper is at 7pm and the talk begins at 8pm.

    Everyone is welcome. CA & BSC members pay £15 for the talk and two course meal or £3 for the talk only. Guests pay £17 for the talk and meal or £5 for the talk only.

    Tonight's talk is 'Carry on Cruising'

    In May 2012 Sam suffered a massive stroke that affected both his mobility and his language very badly. There are laughs and lessons for us all in what happened next.

    Camilla describes how she and Sam took the decision to carry on sailing with the help of family, friends, and the CA Crewing Service. They have sailed very gently in the Baltic, England’s east coast, and the Netherlands, and have recently returned from two seasons in southern Brittany. There are many physical and emotional challenges, but on balance both Sam and Camilla feel they’d rather be arguing on board their own boat than sitting at home and wishing they still owned her.

    For more information or to book tickets online, please visit the CA website CA Events book online . BSC members may also book tickets by adding their names to the sign-up sheet at the club.





    • 09/02/2019
    • 18:30 - 22:00
    • Upper Deck, Blackwater Sailing Club

    Blackwater Sailing Club are pleased to continue to host the Cruising Association Essex Saturday evening winter talks. Supper is at 7pm and the talk begins at 8pm.

    Everyone is welcome. CA & BSC members pay £15 for the talk and two course meal or £3 for the talk only. Guests pay £17 for the talk and meal or £5 for the talk only.

    Tonight's talk is 'TS Royalist and the Sea Cadets'

    TS Royalist is the Sea Cadets new flagship, a training brig (two square-rigged masts) that takes twenty-four cadets to sea for six day voyages. The vessel was designed by Acubens, built during 2014 / 2015 at the Spanish shipyard of Astilleros Gondan. Colin Watkins is her skipper. Last year he brought her in to Brightlingsea and she only just fit! Colin will tell us about what it's like to skipper a brand new tall ship and about the Sea Cadets and the other vessels they also operate. Note we had originally planned this talk for the 2017/2018 season and we are pleased to be able to finally get Colin along.

    For more information or to book tickets online, please visit the CA website CA Events book online . BSC members may also book tickets by adding their names to the sign-up sheet at the club.




    • 12/02/2019
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Main Club Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    The bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts at 19:30

    Non members welcome

    • 17/02/2019
    • 09:00 - 19:00
    • Lake

    The Committee has granted Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club sole use of the lake on Sunday 17th February 2019 for an Open Event. Please would members refrain from using the lake on this date. 

    Many thanks

    Alan Hoy, Rear Commodore

    • 09/03/2019
    • 18:30 - 22:00
    • Upper Deck, Blackwater Sailing Club

    Blackwater Sailing Club are pleased to continue to host the Cruising Association Essex Saturday evening winter talks. Supper is at 7pm and the talk begins at 8pm.

    Everyone is welcome. CA & BSC members pay £15 for the talk and two course meal or £3 for the talk only. Guests pay £17 for the talk and meal or £5 for the talk only.

    Tonight's talk is 'Stress Free Sailing'

    Duncan Wells is an RYA instructor and features writer for Yachting Monthly. He specialises in developing and teaching shorthanded solutions for the everyday tasks of sailing couples including:

    • getting off and then back onto the dock in a variety of wind and tide configurations,
    • sail setting and reefing,
    • picking up mooring buoys
    • anchoring
    • sailing in heavy weather and
    • new techniques for man overboard retrieval

    This talk will be especially useful for those new to cruising but we hope everyone will learn a thing or two.

    For more information or to book tickets online, please visit the CA website CA Events book online . BSC members may also book tickets by adding their names to the sign-up sheet at the club.


    • 12/03/2019
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Main Club Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    The bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts at 19:30

    Non members welcome

    • 09/04/2019
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Main Club Room, Blackwater Sailing Club

    The bar opens at 19:00 and the talk starts at 19:30

    Non members welcome

    • 13/04/2019
    • 18:30 - 22:00
    • Upper Deck, Blackwater Sailing Club

    Blackwater Sailing Club are pleased to continue to host the Cruising Association Essex Saturday evening winter talks. Supper is at 7pm and the talk begins at 8pm.

    Everyone is welcome. CA & BSC members pay £15 for the talk and two course meal or £3 for the talk only. Guests pay £17 for the talk and meal or £5 for the talk only.

    Tonight's talk is 'The New East Coast Pilot'

    The East Coast Pilot has become the most popular pilot book for the creeks, harbours and rivers between Great Yarmouth and Ramsgate. It is currently edited by Garth Cooper and Dick Holness. Garth will let us know about the latest edition and give us an insight into the Ore and Alde, which are perhaps less visited than other East Coast rivers.

    For more information or to book tickets online, please visit the CA website CA Events book online . BSC members may also book tickets by adding their names to the sign-up sheet at the club.


    • 06/07/2019
    • 09:00 - 19:00
    • Lake

    The Committee has granted the Maldon & Blackwater Model Boat Club sole use of the lake on Saturday 6th July 2019 for their annual regatta. Please would members refrain from using the lake on this date. 

    Many thanks

    Alan Hoy, Rear Commodore

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