Please select your home edition
Ocean Safety 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Bainbridge Staunton Blaster to be sailed on 4th & 5th April as a members-only event

by Ann Nugent 25 Mar 06:39 GMT 4-5 April 2021
Bainbridge Staunton Blaster 2021 to be held on 5th April © SHSC

Midlands sailing club Staunton Harold Sailing Club will be celebrating coming out of lockdown with the Bainbridge Staunton Blaster. Set over the Easter Sunday / Monday (4th and 5th April), Staunton Sailing Club members can look forward to a two day, five race extravaganza!

Racing will feature four handicap races and one pursuit with four races to count.

Welcome to sponsor Bainbridge International

This year we are pleased to announce that Bainbridge International will be sponsoring the event for the first time. In normal years the Staunton Blaster links with the Notts County Cooler and the Ogston Woolley Jumper. Sadly the three centre series has had to be cancelled for 2021, but it is still great to be going ahead with a Staunton members only - Bainbridge Staunton Blaster. Bainbridge International Ltd, is the world's oldest Sailcloth and Hardware manufacturer and distributor. The company has an an enviable reputation as a sailcloth and fabric specialist and also supplies a wide range of marine products.

Warm up

Whilst we've been unable to sail over the last couple of months, club members have been kept ship shape and race ready. Our regular Winter Wednesday Zoom sessions introduced in lockdown have featured race management, exercise and returning to sport, upwind strategy, racing rules and more. Paired with a Wednesday night handicap (31st March) and further racing/ cruising on 3rd April and an enthusiasm to get back out on the water, we're looking forward to some keen competition on the 4th/5th April. Recognising that some of our members, or their boats may not be quite ready for two full days of racing, we're welcoming members cruising on both days.

A big thank you for the support in 2020

2020 saw strange times with all of us sailing at our home clubs - when we could get on the water. Thank you to all our sailors who made it a joy to sail at home, whether it was cruising or taking part in members only fleet specific, or, club cup events, it was great to see such large numbers, on the water. Here's looking forward to the Bainbridge Staunton Blaster and the year ahead!

Related Articles

GP14 Midlands Championship at Staunton Harold
Reduced to a one-day event after no wind on Saturday Delayed from April, the Craftinsure and Robline sponsored Midland Championships was rescheduled for 9/10th October. With a forecast of very light winds on the Saturday but a decent breeze on Sunday the event attracted a 9 boat entry. Posted on 11 Oct
Noble Marine Streaker Nationals overall
After the blip of 2019 Tom Gillard reasserts his standing Staunton Harold served up the two key ingredients of a memorable Championship on the second and final day - sunshine and wind! With two races scheduled and only one point separating the top three after day one, there was still everything to play for. Posted on 6 Oct
Noble Marine Streaker Nationals day 1
Racing starts on the second time of asking at Staunton Harold For the second time of asking Streaker sailors gathered yet again on the 2nd October for the Streaker National Championships sponsored by Noble Marine at Staunton Harold Sailing Club. Posted on 2 Oct
Staunton Harold Scorpion Open
Excellent hospitality and a friendly atmosphere Sailed at Carnac? Staunton Harold Sailing Club can really offer better: excellent hospitality and a friendly atmosphere. Posted on 29 Sep
Toppers at Staunton Harold
ITCA Midlands Traveller Series 2021-2022 Round 1 Very soon after the completion of the "Not the Nationals" at Grafham in August, the Midlands Toppers were back in action for the start of the ITCA Midlands Topper Traveller 2021-2022 Series. Posted on 20 Sep
Miracle Midland Championship at Staunton Harold
Off to a great start with a light and shifty breeze and sunshine The Miracle Midland Championship at Staunton Harold Sailing Club got off to a great start with a light and shifty breeze and sunshine. Posted on 6 Sep
Europes at Staunton Harold
Out on the water after a week at work sweltering in the heat After a week at work sweltering in the 30 degree sunshine, 15 Europe sailors turned up to Staunton Harold SC for the weekend to race in the first open meeting after the Nationals. Posted on 28 Jul
RS Aero Midland Championship at Staunton Harold
The forecast wind doesn't disappoint The forecast wind of 15 knots for the 2021 RS Aero Midland Championship held at Staunton Harold Sailing Club didn't disappoint and led to close racing throughout the day. The wind remained consistent and the gusts caused a few capsizes. Posted on 27 Jul
RS Aero Midland Championship preview
Staunton Harold to host the event on 24th July Staunton looks forward to welcoming sailors from across the country to the rearranged RS Aero Midland Championship on Saturday 24th July. The burgeoning fleet at Staunton has been steadily growing since the start of the 2021 season. Posted on 15 Jul
2021 Streaker Nationals rescheduled
After a second frustrating day at Staunton Harold After a second frustrating day at Staunton Harold, the Streaker Class abandoned its National Championships and took up the host club's generous offer to re-run the event in October. Posted on 4 Jul