Rowhedge Regatta This Saturday 25 June

RowhedgeRegatta16One of our favourite events of the year is finally here in the shape of Rowhedge Regatta which looks forward to welcoming a strong BOD fleet this Saturday 25 June.  Here are the instructions (or download as a PDF):


Saturday 25th June, High water 1620

Brightlingsea One Designs

This year there will be the usual upriver race using the same courses as last year. There will also be a downriver race, for the Ian Brown Trophy, starting at around HW or shortly after; the exact time to be announced on the day

Upriver Race

Startline:       Batemans Tower.

Start:             1345 hrs. A sequence of a 10-minute gun and a 5-minute gun will be sounded.

Courses:      Signboards on Batemans Tower will indicate which course to use.

  1. Creek Mouth buoy port, Big Buoy stbd, No.8 stbd, Mersea Wreck stbd to finish line.
  1. 13 stbd, Mersea Wreck stbd to finish line.
  1. 12 stbd to finish line.

Finish Line:   Flag pole on quayside outside ‘Ye Olde Albion’ PH, Pearsons Quay.

Once you have finished the race please come ashore for beer, food and fun! Beer vouchers for skippers/crew (to be used Regatta day only) will be available near the broadcast caravan situated outside Ye Olde Albion.

CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR  – This year we are reserving mooring for the BODs and WODS in the Ferry Hard (the bay between the two quays). You will be able to raft up to a grey plastic pontoon from which you can get ashore. This new position will make it easier for you to hear the PA announcing the downriver race, and easier to get to the line.

Downriver Race

Start Line – The Rowhedge Line (op. the Albion Pub)

Start time – around HW (1620) – to be advised by public address.

Course – From Rowhedge to BSC finish line.

Navigation marks DO NOT have to be observed.

The course maybe shortened to finish at Bateman’s in which case this will be indicated with flag S and there will be a finishing gun as you cross the line

Any queries please contact Nick Baker, Rowhedge Regatta Association

01206 728693 mob 07821 797284 e-mail


We are pleased to say that owing to the generosity of our sponsors, there are no fees required this year.  But it is important that we have the following info –

  • Your name, phone no. and email (if available)
  • Boat name and sail number.
  • Hull colour and spinnaker colour
  • Confirm that you have current 3rd party insurance by quoting the company and policy number.
  • Any interesting information about the boat

Please send this information by email, letter or phone Loraine Baker  20 High St  Rowhedge  Colchester  CO5 7ES.

Any enquiries please phone 01206 728693, or email

Late entries

This year you can enter on the day by reporting into the Entries Clerk, Julian, before the start. Please have the details listed above ready, and call before the 10 minute gun.


For late entries please DO NOT call the OOD number or try to contact us on VHF Channel M1

Good Sailing

Nick Baker

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