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Sailing Information


Our cruising programme starts in April and continues through to October each year and consists of overnight cruises, longer coastal cruises and cross channel cruises complete with organised social events including BBQ's, meals ashore and even a cricket match on the Buxey Sand.

Cruises, races and other events are listed in our Sailing Programme. Further details are sent out by the Cruising Captain, by email and on posters in the Club bar closer to the time of each event.

Cruises are organised by our Cruising Captain who can be contacted at via the details in this website. All members are welcome to take part in these cruises either by taking their own boat or by crewing for another member. Whilst there is no guarantee of finding a berth for a non-boat owner, our Cruising Captain will endeavour to match prospective crew members with boat owners


Racing takes the form of both Club races which are usually combined with a cruising event and B.J.R.C. (Blackwater Joint Racing Committee) organised races.

Cat 5 Safety Kit

Safety equipment appropriate for inshore events is listed as Category 5 of the ISAF special regulations. It is a very basic inventory which should be found on the smallest cruiser and forms the basis for the BJRC safety requirements.

The main points are:

  • One manual bilge pump (with secured handle)
  • Two buckets with lanyards
  • Compass
  • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First Aid kit
  • Charts
  • Tools and spare parts
  • Two red flares
  • Anchor
  • Lead line or Echo sounder
  • Accessible life buoy or life sling
  • Reefing equipment
  • Heaving line (50 75ft)
  • Foghorn
  • Lifejackets with whistles for all crew
  • All equipment and fittings securely fastened, accessible, serviced and suitable.

Full details can be found at

Last updated 10:43 on 5 April 2020

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