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Welcome to Blakeney Sailing Club

No matter the weather you will always find a warm welcome at the dinghy park at Blakeney. Do come along and say hello.

We sail in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The harbour is tidal but protected by a spit of land, which leads to Blakeney Point. It is an ideal location for sailing or the added challenge of racing. We also welcome kayaks/canoes and paddle boards.

Are you a seasoned sailor or you are just tempted to have a go? Have you got a boat or would you like help deciding which would most suit your needs? The club has members who have sailed at Blakeney for forty years and some who have only just started.

There is a comprehensive programme of events for members from March to October. In addition, during July/August we have we have mid-week holiday sailing, Fun Week and the annual regatta with a traditional bank start, which are open to non-members.

We do not have a Club House, but there is a dinghy park in which dinghies and kayaks/canoes can be stored and the club hut which is the meeting point for all events. We have two Patrol Boats for safety cover and a Committee Boat anchored in the race area.

The Club is run a committee which are all volunteers, and all members are expected to help out with Race Officer/Patrol Boat duties.

We also hold a number of social events throughout the year including BBQs, Prizegivings, winter pub series etc.

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Monday’s Flotilla Sail, 10th June 2924, is CANCELLED BSC secretary, Sue Gregory, writes:Dear Flotilla SailorsJust in case you haven't seen Seans message on the Whats App group, tomorrow's flotilla is cancelled due to the very poor weather forecast. Hopefully things will perk up soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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George Harcourt writes:Race report, 09/06/24. Hospital Cup.Sometimes sailing at Blakeney delights, sometimes it frustrates! Today was maybe a case of the latter.After a great day of sailing yesterday, the forecast yesterday afternoon indicated more of the same - a nice steady Westerly with a few gusts possible and sunny skies. Later yesterday evening XC weather adjusted itself to forecast more wind and some potential boat breaking gusts! That forecast proved correct with enticing brightness, a cold breeze and fast moving greycloud.Keen sailors appeared on the dinghy park this morning in numbers eclipsing Saturdays. The anemometer was rather keen also - in bigging up the breeze in an alarming way. As the ROs departed for Lapwing there were possibly 7dinghies getting ready to launch with (perhaps) a little trepidation. Lapwing was also very uneasy, pitching on the (now renovated) mooring, herheading switching from the incoming current and the West South Westerly breeze.A course was originally planned to allow the Seaflys to use spinnakers if they dared, but it became apparent that the main contenders for the Hospital Cup would be single handers, and those with a sensibly small sail plan at that: Two Laser radials, two Laser 4.7s, one Aero 5 and a evergreen Mirror. The Seaflys had sensibly turned back, and Roger’s Phantom was parked up. A hopefully more suitable course was posted.The race was underway on time but with a strengthening breeze, not before Patsy had headed for home. It was a good day for some broad reaching in a Laser, and I hope she had a smile on her face before getting back. Whenthere is a big fleet of dinghies the racing marks seem all too close, but with a few single handers and a greying sky the course looks a lonely place. The beat to 10 must have been a slog, rewarded by a reach to 4 and 4 to 8. The run from 8 to 7 did not look too pleasant, followed by a fast reach to 6 and beat to the line. Trish managed to get ahead of Hugh in the Aero byastutely remembering the course and it took Hugh a while to regain the lead. Justin in a Laser Radial was overpowered by this stage and retired. Amy and Alf in the Mirror were in their element though, the Mirror cutting throughthe chop and making steady progress on all points of sail. Although only completing one lap they always looked in control.At the front of the pack(!) Hugh and Trish completed two laps of the shortened course. By this time the tide had started to ebb and the waves had their hackles up with white tops and a building short chop. David brought out his Laser Radial for a blast and the hope of a second race but contented himself with just the "blast" Racing was abandoned and all headed for home,the anemometer on Lapwing showing gusts of over 25mph. Terry and Dylan were kept busy with a couple of capsizes in the worsening conditions, some on the way home when our sailors were tired as well as (maybe) elated. Many thanks for their assistance and to ARO Rod, always ready with sage advice and asafe pair of hands. ... See MoreSee Less
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Early Summer SeriesResults at 8th June 2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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2nd June 2024George Harcourt writes:Sailing on Sunday....Sometimes sailing at Blakeney is beset with climactic issues - not enough wind or too much, too cold, no water, too much current.... but on Sunday afternoon the elements conspired to give us ideal, comfortable sailing conditions.The tide was early, as is often the case this year; enough for the RO's to get off to Lapwing in good time leaving the patrol boat to tow out the fleet of 8 dinghies. In the event, that was unnecessary as all made their way outunder sail with a strengthening if shifty breeze from the North East.Meanwhile on Lapwing, laying a start line and fixing an upwind first mark was a challenge. Officer Jeffreys estimated the wind shifts to be at least 45 degrees - round to the East and back to the North. When time runs short, there is nothing else to do but make a plan and execute it - so a line was laid to the South of lapwing and buoy 6 was the first mark of the course.As the scheduled start time of 15.15pm approached, so did the fleet. Even Roger, leaving late in the Phantom was well withing range by the 5-minute signal. A pleasant breeze had picked up and seemed stable - for the time being anyway.The course for the first race included several points of sail which allowed the Seaflys to use their extra sail, though I think all experienced some issues with the rigging of said sail during the afternoon. When they work well spinnakers can make a difference, but Roger with one sail was master of the conditions in the first race taking the bullet. Alan and Angela in "Merlin" took a second, with Alan in the Supernova third. Andrew in a full rig Laser was well up with the pace but suffered numerical dyslexia on thesecond lap, mistaking mark 8 for mark 9, necessitating a return trip.At the end of race 1, Simon and Ollie in Seafly “Zippidee” retired, lured by cake in the carpark, while Steve Leigh joined for a spin in the OK, so 8 competitors again.Aware that the tide had turned in the first lap of the first race, a quick turnaround was planned between races. After tweaking the start line thesecond race sequence was soon underway with a more complex course, which, with the strength of the wind and loss of tide, was inevitably shortened to one lap.With a single lap race there is only one chance to lay the marks first time; local knowledge counts. This time, Andrew was taking no chances and three boats, Roger, Alan and Angela and Andrew all finished withing 30 seconds of each other, giving Andrew the win, Alan and Angela second, with Roger third on handicap. That keeps the race officers on their toes!A second flurry of finishers, Sue and Dave in Spider, Alan in the Supernova and Steve in the OK all finished within 20 seconds of each other, followed shortly after by Steve P and Sam in a laser radials. Blakeney at its best? Yes, the best this year so far. It was a pleasure to be there, thanks all. ... See MoreSee Less
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