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Blackwater Sailing Club chosen as Eastern Region Club of the Year

by Christine Brown 4 Mar 19:18 GMT 2 March 2019

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.

The Commodore, Vice Commodore, Cadet Skipper and Press Officer spent a nail-biting day at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 2nd March waiting to see who would be crowned as overall winner of the award. The RYA hosted a finalist's lunch to meet representatives from the eleven clubs throughout the UK who had made the finals. Everyone there was a winner, and this proved a great opportunity to chat to volunteers from these clubs and exchange ideas with others who share the common aim of making their already great clubs even better.

During the show, on the main stage, all the winners received their awards and BSC Commodore Steve Jarred collected Blackwater Sailing Club's for Eastern Region Club of the Year 2019. The overall winner was decided by public vote and there were only 50 votes between the top two clubs. Having previously won the competition in 2014, Blackwater didn't quite make the top step this time but are pleased to bring recognition of its excellent facilities back to this region.

They are very grateful to all the members and friends who voted for them.

For more details about events like this see www.blackwatersailingclub.org.uk

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