Rowhedge Regatta Sailing Instructions 2018


Saturday 30thJune, High water 1433

Brightlingsea One Designs

This year there will be the usual upriver race for theMarlow 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:             1215 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, Reg the 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 a pole (not waived F1 style) on the quayside outside ‘Ye Olde Albion’ PH, Pearsons Quay, and white pole with black bands on Wivenhoe shore. There will be a sound signal.

 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.


Once you have finished the race please come ashore for beer, food and fun! This year we are having a competitors enclosure where skippers and crew can have a free beer and a chat with their fellow competitors. Look out for signs near the Ferry Hard. Please keep a listen out for the announcement of the Downriver Race

Downriver Race

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

Start time–  1500 hrs

Course–       From Rowhedge to BSC finish line.

Navigation marks DO NOT have to be observed.

Note – in the event of light winds the race may be finished at Bateman’s Tower


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 3rdparty
  • Any interesting information about the boat



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


Or general 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


Prizes and Trophies


Upriver Race BODs                                     1          Marlow Trophy + Mug

2          Mug


Downriver Race BODs                                1          The Ian Brown Trophy + Mug


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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