Please select your home edition
Ocean Elements 2018

Blackwater Sailing Club chosen as the Eastern Region Club of the Year

by Christine Brown 17 Dec 2018 14:14 GMT
Blackwater Sailing Club has been chosen as the Eastern Region Club of the Year © BSC

Blackwater Sailing Club is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as the Eastern Region Club of the Year in the Royal Yachting Association and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year competition. The successful club, which has over one thousand members, beat stiff opposition from the many clubs in the east of the UK to gain this award.

The clubhouse and facilities are some of the best in the country having benefited from significant investment by the members over one hundred years. The winning application showed excellence in many categories including the highlights of their achievements during the last 12 months. Much was made of the fantastic Open Day they held this year when over 500 free taster sails were enjoyed by the visitors. Keep an eye out for information on their 2019 Open Day that will take place in May.

The club has a large man made lake where novice sailors of all ages can learn in a safe environment. Many Blackwater cadets have started learning there and go on to compete in National and European competitions. We can even boast the RS Feva Ladies National champion for the second year running and 2017 European champion as well as the National Junior champion as Blackwater cadets.

Blackwater SC is now in the running to win the much coveted UK Club of the Year 2019 award. Apart from the trophy, the prize includes the loan of the RYA fleet of RS Tera dinghies and some coaching that could particularly benefit many local youngsters.

Vote for your favourite at

Related Articles

Open Day visitors blown away by Blackwater SC
During RYA Push The Boat Out "Try Sailing in May" event Two weeks after the warmest Easter for years, on Saturday 4th May Blackwater Sailing Club chose the coldest May Bank Holiday on record for their annual Open Day and RYA Push The Boat Out "Try Sailing in May" event. Posted on 8 May
Fireball Training Weekend at Blackwater SC
To be held on 1st & 2nd June Blackwater Sailing Club in Essex is hosting the next Fireball Training weekend which is open to members of the UK Fireball Association (remember it is only costs £8 for the new Local Membership). Posted on 11 Apr
The Beast is starting to stir!
Open series based in the East of England for 13 to 17 year olds After a successful inaugural year in 2018, Season 2 of The Beastie Tour is on it's way. Posted on 17 Mar
Eastern Region Club of the Year
Blackwater Sailing Club chosen Blackwater Sailing Club were very proud to be chosen as the Eastern Region finalist for the prestigious RYA Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2019 award. Posted on 4 Mar
Blackwater Cadets Bart's Bash
Raising the amazing sum of £400 for the Andrew Simpson Foundation Bart's Bash sailing charity has sent a huge thank you to Blackwater Sailing Club Cadets who succeeded in raising the amazing sum of £400 for the Andrew Simpson Foundation. Their support for the Foundation was truly appreciated. Posted on 24 Jan
Dyer Cup at Blackwater SC
Prizes presented by 90 year old honorary 'cadet' On Sunday 7th October a cool force 3-4 NNW wind and autumn sunshine greeted the 39 dinghies and cruisers competing at Blackwater Sailing Club in their last all-in race of the season, the Dyer Cup. Posted on 15 Oct 2018
Blackwater sailors at Regional Junior Championship
A hardy bunch sail over the weekend at Grafham Water This weekend a hardy bunch of Blackwater Sailing Club Cadets took part in the Regional Junior Championships at Grafham Water. Posted on 1 Oct 2018
Successful Summer for Blackwater Cadets
Competing in National, European and World events Blackwater Sailing Club cadets have had a busy summer competing in National, European and World events held in different parts of the UK. Posted on 27 Aug 2018
Blackwater Sailing Club Regatta and Club Week
110 boats compete in the eleven different classes Blackwater Sailing Club has just enjoyed another great Regatta and Club week. Saturday brought light winds for the Regatta which made for some very technical sailing. Posted on 21 Aug 2018
Cadet Week at Blackwater
Over 140 cadets between the ages of 8 to 18 years take part Blackwater Sailing Club have just held their annual cadet week. Over 140 cadets between the ages of 8 to 18 years old took part. After all the formalities of registration, boat checks and kit inspections on Saturday everyone was fully charged and raring t Posted on 7 Aug 2018