Please select your home edition
Stoneways Marine 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Successful Open Day at Blackwater Sailing Club

by Gay Ayton 2 May 14:28 BST 27 April 2024
Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day © Anna Lau

Celebrating 125 Years of Sailing

Despite the cold wind and threat of rain, 158 visitors braved the overcast weather and visited the Blackwater Sailing Club's Open Day on Saturday 27th April to discover sailing and experience the wonderful facilities on offer.

The visitors including 57 children were welcomed to the Club and given taster sessions with experienced sailors in Quests and Zest dinghies on the Club's lake, a safe environment for those trying sailing for the first time. Later as the tide came in, they were taken out in cruisers and powerboats and experienced being afloat on the estuary in this beautiful part of the county.

Allan Hunt, Rear-Commodore said: "I was delighted that so many local visitors as well as those from further afield joined us for our Open Day, particularly as it was so chilly.

Everyone said it had been very enjoyable experience and how much they had been made to feel welcome. Some joined the Club there and then and others we hope will be joining us soon. We welcome anyone who is interested in sailing to contact us via our web site to arrange a visit.

We are a family friendly club and attract sailors of all abilities, from novices to those who successfully compete internationally as well as those who'd rather keep their feet dry and enjoy the social life. The Club is run by our members and the Open Day would not have been possible and run so smoothly without the huge army of our volunteers. On behalf of the Club, I'd like to thank them all for all for their hard work and efforts."

For further information about joining the Club:
Blackwater Sailing Club, Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex CM9 4SD

Related Articles

125 Years for Blackwater Sailing Club
Formed in 1899 by twelve local men, the club has expanded to over 1000 members 2024 sees Blackwater Sailing Club celebrate its 125 year anniversary. Formed in 1899 by twelve local men, the club has expanded over the years into one of the biggest on the estuary. It now has a steady membership of around 1100. Posted today at 9:33 am
90th anniversary of the Sprite class
Blackwater SC runs Sprite Week for the coveted Heron Cup Celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year, the Blackwater Sailing Club was also delighted to be able to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its own classic racing fleet the Sprites with a 'World Championship' sailed at the club. Posted on 13 Jun
East Anglian Maritime Awards
Blackwater Sailing Club's Charlie Dixon and Callum Marshall shine The Blackwater Sailing Club are proud to announce that two members, Charlie Dixon and Callum Marshall have been honoured in the proficiency category of East Anglian Maritime Awards 2024 (EAMA). Posted on 17 May
Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day
Family Friendly Sailing, Free Sailing Boat Rides, Free Entry, Free Parking The Blackwater Sailing Club in Heybridge, Essex is delighted to be hosting its annual Open Day on Saturday 27th April with an open invitation to individuals, couples and all family members whether they are sailors or complete beginners. Posted on 19 Apr
Blackwater Sailing Club Optimist Open
A bumper entry of over 80 boats The Indian Summer arrived just in time for this year's Optimist Open meeting at Blackwater Sailing Club; a one-day event and indicator for the East's regional training group RTG. This year with a bumper entry of over 80 boats. Posted on 7 Oct 2023
Craftinsure Wayfarer Travellers at Blackwater
Late summer holidays and other family commitments kept some regular travellers away Over the weekend of 2nd - 3rd September Blackwater Sailing Club hosted the latest event in the Craftinsure Wayfarer Travellers series, combined with the Snipe class. Posted on 10 Sep 2023
Club Week at Blackwater Sailing Club
128 boats compete over six days Following on the heels of a successful Cadet Week for youngsters, Club Week saw competitors aged from four to over 80 taking to 128 boats to compete over six days, topped off with the standalone Regatta. Posted on 25 Aug 2023
Blackwater Sailing Club Cadet Week
Inclement conditions don't dampen Cadet Week fun! Nearly 150 young people aged between eight and 18 enjoyed a packed sailing, racing and social programme at Blackwater Sailing Club's annual Cadet Week. Posted on 14 Aug 2023
Gul Golden Dolphin Fireball Open at Blackwater
The weather gods delivered, giving sunshine and breeze across the weekend Blackwater SC welcomed the Fireball fleet to last of the Gul Golden Dolphin series for 2023. The weather gods delivered, giving sunshine and breeze across the weekend. In fact, it was said that the Sunday was the best sail of the year. Posted on 6 Jun 2023
Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day a success!
More than 250 people visit to try sailing and find out more More than 250 people visited Blackwater Sailing Club's Open Day to try sailing and find out more about the award-winning Club. Posted on 20 May 2023