Bosham Sailing Club all set for another classic

C121267-3 Spt Sailing Bosham  Photo Louise Adams
C121267-3 Spt Sailing Bosham Photo Louise Adams

Bosham Sailing Club have announced the third running of the Bosham Classic Boat Revival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7.

Event organiser Andrew Young said: “We are announcing these dates early so we can confirm our place in the crowded dinghy-racing calendar and competitors can get the date in their diaries.

“With 79 entries last year and some exciting developments in the pipeline we are confident this unique event will become an established feature on the UK dinghy calendar.

“With a fast-building interest in this style of classic dinghy sailing, we have already had significant interest and enquiries.”

Set up in 2011 to encourage owners of classic dinghies and dayboats (max 20ft long) to enjoy a weekend of racing in and around Chichester Harbour, this unique annual event is playing a key role in revitalising the racing opportunities for some of the older boats in the established dinghy classes.

Entries are expected from the classic racing classes - Albacore, Cherub, Devon/Salcombe Yawl, Enterprise, Finn, Firefly, Fireball, Flying Dutchman, GP14, Graduate, Hornet, International 14, International Moth, Jollyboat, Merlin Rocket, National 12, National 18, OK, Osprey, Scorpion, Sharpie, Snipe, Solo, 505 or YW Dayboat.

It is planned to have committee-boat starts with all boats and classes sympathetically handicapped to ensure close racing regardless of boat age, design and equipment.

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