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Bosham Classic Boat Revival enters its fifth year

by Andrew Young 21 Aug 2015 15:57 BST 5-6 September 2015
Bosham Classic Boat Revival © Jonathan Hoare

"There are plenty of events that are nice to do but very few that one really SHOULD do... and this is one of them!": an esteemed sailing journalist

"In the four years since its inception, the Bosham Classic Revival has become the benchmark of top-flight classic events": Yachts & Yachting, 2014

The largest event of its kind in the UK, and probably Europe, the Bosham Classic Boat Revival attracts competitors from all over the UK and Ireland with over 60+ entries expected from 20+ classic classes including: Albacore, Brightlingsea One Design, Devon Yawl, Enterprise, Fairey Falcon, Firefly, Fireball, GP14, International 14, International Moth, Jollyboat, Merlin Rocket, National 12's, Chichester & National 18's, Tideways, Scows, Yachting World Dayboat, 12m2 Sharpie, and more.

Many more classic classes are likely to 'qualify' automatically, but we also are happy to consider others in the spirit of tradition, so if you are not sure, please get in touch via to check and join this unique event.

The revival comprises five races over two days in Chichester Harbour; lively socials with supper & live music on both Friday & Saturday evenings; event tea and prize giving on Sunday afternoon.

Whilst the racing on the water is hotly contested, the competition to win the coveted Concours d'Elegance is no less so. This year's judges will include yachting journalist, David Henshall, whose encyclopedic knowledge of classic dinghies will qualifies him to cast a keen eye over the assembled woodwork.

Seen as a just reward for countless hours of restoration this trophy has seen some interesting winners over the past years. The Concours d'Elegance 'show' bears testament to the superb craftsmanship of renowned builders such as Jack Chippendale; Bob Hoare; Spud Rowsell; Anderson, Rigden and Perkins; Alec Stone and Malcolm Goodwin... to name but a few who built some of the best racing boats in the 50's, 60s and 70s.

The team behind the Bosham Classic Boat Revival hopes to continue to play a role in revitalising the UK classic dinghy racing scene, and would like to thank the event sponsors Top Yacht, Sims Williams, Haines Boatyard, Harken and Pusser's Rum for their generous support.

Organised by Bosham Sailing Club, more details are available from www.classicboatrevival.co.uk

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