Rowhedge Regatta Sailing Instructions


Saturday 10th June, High water 1345

Brightlingsea One Designs

90th anniversary race

This year there will be the usual upriver race for the Marlow Trophy, using the same courses as last year. There will also be a downriver race, for the Ian Brown Trophy.

Upriver Race

Startline:       Batemans Tower.

Start:             1115 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 port, Big Buoy stbd, No.8 stbd, Mersea Wreck stbd to finish line.
  2. 13 stbd, Mersea Wreck stbd to finish line.
  3. 12 stbd to finish line.

Finish Line:   Between pole with chequered flag on quayside outside ‘Ye Olde Albion’ PH, Pearsons Quay, and white pole with black bands on Wivenhoe shore.

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.

Mooring – 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 –  1400 hrs

Course –       From Rowhedge to BSC finish line.  Navigation marks DO NOT have to be observed.

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
  • Any interesting information about the boat

Please send this information by email, or phone the entries secretary, Julian Brett, , phone –  07780 060605

Any enquiries please phone 01206 728693, or email

Late entries

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


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

Prize giving

There are Trophies for both races and prizes for places.  Prize giving will take place in the evening at 1930 on the green outside the Olde Shippe, opposite the Ferry Hard. There are bands, fireworks and other entertainment in the evening to make your visit worthwhile, even if you haven’t won anything.

Good Sailing!

Nick Baker OOD

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