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by David Edmund-Jones on 19 Feb 2012 22-23 September 2012

Bosham Sailing Club invite you to join their Classic Dayboat fleet for a Classic Boat Revival meeting over the weekend 22nd & 23rd September 2012.

Set up to encourage owners of classic dinghies* and dayboats (max 20' long) to enter into the spirit of the event and enjoy a weekend of racing in and around Chichester Harbour, this unique annual event is playing a key role in revitalising the racing opportunities for some of the older boats in the established dinghy classes.

If you race/sail a classic Albacore, Cherub, Devon/Salcombe Yawl, Enterprise, Firefly, Fairy Falcon, Fireball, GP14, Graduate, Hornet, Jollyboat, Merlin Rocket, National 12, National 18, Osprey, Redwing, Scorpion, Scow, Sharpie, Snipe, Solo, Tideway or YW Dayboat – all are welcome. It is planned to have committee boat starts for Fast, Medium & Slow fleets with all boats sympathetically handicapped to ensure close racing regardless of boat age/design.

Six races are scheduled over the weekend with a BBQ and live music on the Saturday night. Local accommodation/B&B/camping is available for visitors.

Organiser Andrew Young commented, “We have been running Classic Dayboat racing in Bosham for over 20 years and we felt it would be fun to invite other like minded enthusiasts to join us for a weekend of racing and partying. Last years inaugural event attracted nearly 50 boats from all over the UK.

We have already received an enquiry for this years event from Switzerland to come and race and know there is considerable interest from a variety of boats including a large contingent of Jollyboats coming to take on our National 18’s and Chichester Harbour 18’s.”

Visit for further details, or read about last year's inaugural event.

*defined as boats 25+ years old and/or class designed before 1965

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