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2019 Classic Boat Revival at Bosham Sailing Club - Preview

by Nicky Chapple 20 Aug 2019 11:13 BST 7-8 September 2019
40 years old (the boat, not the helm) but in superb condition and still quick, the Osprey of Mike Murray cuts a dash in the Fast fleet at the Bosham Classic Boat Revival 2018 © Dougal Henshall

This year's 9th annual Bosham Classic Boat Revival which will be held 7-8 September and hosted by Bosham Sailing Club. Last year, the Classic Boat Revival celebrated legendary boat designer Ian Proctor's centenary with over 90 boats participating, across 34 classes from 22 clubs.

This year's event will be a series of five races over the weekend, probably using many of the existing Chichester Harbour marks rather than Olympic courses used last year: this format will allow greater flexibility in the courses set and allow sailors to see more of the harbour.

The organising team behind the Bosham Classic Revival hope to continue to play a role in revitalising the UK classic dinghy racing scene and look forward to meeting some old friends, who return year on year, and to welcoming newcomers.

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

As well as the racing a full social programme will run in the evenings with supper and on Saturday there will also be live music.

Some free accommodation has been kindly offered by some club members for visiting sailors, so visit classicboatrevival.co.uk for full details of the event, including the entry form and Notice of Race.

The organisers would like to thank McAfee and Pusser's Rum for their generous support.

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