2023 Dates coming soon

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BESC Regatta - Saturday 30 April to Sunday 1 May 2022

Event

The 2022 BESC Regatta will be held at the Island Sailing Club, in Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May - note the change of date to first Bank Holiday in May to accommodate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the end of May 2022. All arrangements are Government and RYA Covid rules permitting at the time of the event.


For long standing competitors, this will be a lovely opportunity to reconnect with crew friends and fellow competitors.  For the more experienced racers, this will be a great event to go racing again in good company and meet new faces.  For novices and less experienced sailors, this will be a fun way to discover what a sailing regatta is all about, meet other competitors and go back to our weekly lives with lots of sailing memories.


The weekend will involve a pursuit race (with the slowest boats starting first) and a handicap fleet race on the Saturday, and a further two handicap fleet races on the Sunday.  The regatta is open to all, regardless of experience, although the skipper of each yacht must understand the Racing Rules.  Entry is either in IRC or Cruiser Class yachts (for precise details, see the Notice of Race External link opens in new tab or windowavailable here).


Socials at the Island Sailing Club

Saturday evening BBQ (times tbc).

Sunday evening Prize Giving Dinner (times tbc).


Fees

Entry fee of £60.00 per boat by 1800 on Friday 15th April with a completed Entry Form External link opens in new tab or windowavailable here. Late entries up to Friday 29th April with an additional £30.00 fee.

BBQ £21 per person. Prize Giving Dinner £45 per person.


Fleet berth at Shepards Marina, Cowes

Should skippers wish to be berthed as part of the fleet in Shepards Marina, please also return a completed Berth Reservation Form alongside your Entry Form, so your berth can be reserved by the organisers ahead of your arrival.


To enter

Competitors are encouraged to send their completed Entry Form (and completed Berth Reservation Form if applicable) at their earliest opportunity to besc@citysailingseries.com - External link opens in new tab or windowall the forms are available here

We look forward to a great sailing weekend!


Other

Sailing Instructions and further details on the social events will follow closer to the time.



Portcullis Regatta - Dates TBA 2023

Regrettably this event is postponed until 2023

 

As a flavour for next year, there are usually two races on Saturday, split between IRC and Cruiser Classes, with the second race

For each class starting as soon as possible after all boats in that class have finished.  The race on the Sunday morning normally has an approximate target time of 2 hours.  This enables all boats to return to their home port during the afternoon.

 

It is our aim to get all boats moored in the same area of the marina so you will be able to enjoy a drink or two with your fellow competitors before adjourning to the Island Sailing Club in the evening for a meal and a drink or two.

 

Trophies awarded:

 

Trade Wind Trophy
IRC Race - 2 races to count
Leigh Pemberton Trophy
Cruiser Race - 2 races to count
Secretary’s Salver 
Sunday Race
Freddie Triggs Trophy
Best Club Boat in the Cruiser Division

                         

To register for further details please contact Jo Chugg at portcullis@citysailingseries.com



Finn Trophy & Spread Eagle Regatta - 17 & 18 September 

This event is a combination of two regattas, with competitions within races, and will consist of three races for all yachts in total, running out of the Island Sailing Club in Cowes.  The format will be similar to the other events in the Series with two races on the Saturday and one race on the Sunday. 


The two races on the Saturday will be split between IRC and Cruiser Classes, with the second race for each class starting as soon as possible after all boats in that class have finished.  The race on the Sunday morning will have an approximate target time of 2 hours; this enables all boats to return to their home port during the afternoon.


It is our aim to get all boats moored in the same area of the marina, so you will be able to enjoy a drink or two with your fellow competitors, before adjourning to the RORC clubhouse [former Royal Corinthian YC in The Parade] in the evening for a champagne reception, meal and a drink or three.


Trophies awarded:

 

Crossley CupFirst Finance boat in IRC class - 2 races to count
Crossley Cruiser Cup
First Finance boat in Cruiser class - 2 races to count
Autumnal Cup
First SESC boat in Cruiser Class
New York Cup
First Banking Club boat in Cruiser Class

                         

The NoR and Entry Form are External link opens in new tab or windowHERE.  For further details please contact finn@citysailingseries.com



John Lewis Partnership Sailing Club Regatta - 8 & 9 October 2022

This event will consist of three races in total and will be run out of the Island Sailing Club in Cowes. The format will be similar to the other events in the City Series with two shorter races on the Saturday and one longer race on the Sunday. The event is open to boats rated under the Island Sailing Club's rating system; the fleet may be split into two classes should sufficient entrants hold IRC ratings.

 

The second race on the Saturday will start as soon as possible after all boats in the first one have finished. The race on the Sunday morning will have an approximate target time of 2 hours to enable all boats to return to their home port during the afternoon.

 

It is our aim to get all boats moored in the same area of the marina on Saturday night so you will be able to enjoy a drink or two with your fellow competitors before adjourning to the Island Sailing Club for an evening meal and a drink or two.

 

Trophies awarded:


Jeroma Plate
Awarded to the highest placed yacht overall in the JLPSC Regatta
Freddy Bakker Plate
Awarded to the highest placed JLPSC-owned yacht
Jubilee Plate
Awarded to the winner of the Cruising Class (if class run separately)
Island Sailing Club cup
Awarded to the first IRC class yacht at the end of the first day and presented at the Saturday night dinner (if class run)


To register for further details please contact: jlpsc@citysailingseries.com

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