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Burnham Week is arguably the
Burnham Week is arguably the longest running annual yacht regatta on the mainland of the UK.
It’s organised by the Joint Clubs’ Committee, comprising representatives from the four clubs in Burnham together with other members who have a specific responsibility during the week.
Burnham Week raises funds for and support Essex Air Ambulance and RNLI
August 26 (Saturday) - September 2 (Saturday)
Burnham on Crouch
Concluding Largs Regatta Week for
Concluding Largs Regatta Week for the Keelboats is the Scottish Two Handed Race.
- Long Course (Arran) – Largs to Largs passing the Island of Great Cumbrae to starboard, Little Cumbrae, Arran, Iron Ledges Buoy, Pladda, and Holy Island to port, then Little Cumbrae to starboard and Great Cumbrae to port (approx 80nm)
- Short Course (Holy Island) – Largs to Largs passing the Island of Great Cumbrae to starboard, Little Cumbrae, and Holy Island to port, then Little Cumbrae to starboard and Great Cumbrae to port (approx 40nm)
- Day boats & Sportsboats – Largs to Largs via fixed marks in the Firth of Clyde to the North of the Cumbrae Islands.
All Day (Saturday)
Irvine Rd, Largs KA30 8EZ
Start 0900 at Batemans Tower, downriver to the Colne Bar, out to Clacton Pier, the Spitways and back. Boats return 1600 www.smackdock.co.uk
Start 0900 at Batemans Tower, downriver to the Colne Bar, out to Clacton Pier, the Spitways and back.
Boats return 1600
All Day (Saturday)
To mark the 50th anniversary
To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of author, Arthur Ransome, there will be a marathon reading of his classic children’s story Swallows and Amazons at Coniston, on Sunday 3 September. The marathon reading finale ends a summer-long exhibition at the Ruskin Museum in Coniston about Ransome, Russia and storytelling. A number of celebrity readers have already signed up to take part and it is expected that the book’s 31 chapters will take around nine hours to read.
The event is being organised by Dr Chris Routledge who is head of Continuing Education, English Language and Literature, at Liverpool University, in association with the Lake District National Park and the Arthur Ransome Trust. Also supporting the reading are Stephen and Janine Sykes who live at Hill Top, Ransome’s last home in the Lake District.
Dr Routledge said that he had been inundated with requests to read a chapter of the book.
“It’s clearly still a favourite with many people who are well past their own childhood,” he said.
Dr Routledge, a great fan of Arthur Ransome, previously organised a marathon reading of Moby Dick at the Merseyside Maritime Museum; a much longer novel, that event took three days.
“It seems an appropriate way to celebrate the life and work of Ransome,” he said. “We are delighted that the Lake District National Park has offered their site at the Coniston Boating Centre on the lake shore. And our partners at the Arthur Ransome Trust are providing marquees to keep our readers and visitors under canvas, in true Swallows and Amazons fashion.”
Dr Routledge’s 13 year old daughter Caitlin will be one of the younger readers, along with Elizabeth Kaye, the 11 year old daughter of Jonathan and Caroline Kaye, owners of Windermere’s Cedar Manor Hotel, who are avid fans of the Ransome stories.
Also taking part is Becky Heaton Cooper, director of the Heaton Cooper Studio, who is currently reading Swallows and Amazons to her six year old twins Alfie and Ophelia. “They love the book. They’ve not yet sailed, but we’ve paddled in a Canadian canoe to ‘Wild Cat Island’ on Coniston, so they identify with all the adventures,” said Becky. “We have a remarkable literary and artistic heritage here in the Lakes and it is a pleasure to connect our family of artists with one of the great writers.”
All Day (Sunday)
Coniston Boating Centre
Lake Road Coniston Cumbria LA21 8EW
www.medwayyachtclub.com From www.tidewaydinghy.org MEDWAY
MEDWAY CRUISING MEETING 7th /10th SEPTEMBER 2017
A return after many years to Kent and this Medway event. With a warm up navigating downstream from Tonbridge to the Medway Yacht Club for the weekends gathering. Bookings as early as possible please. More details will be published as soon as possible.
Contact Peter Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
8 (Friday) - 10 (Sunday)
Medway Yacht Club
Lower Upnor, Kent, ME2 4XB
With regret the organising committee
With regret the organising committee of Maritime Woodbridge has had to decide to postpone this September’s event, due to over-running of the Whisstocks redevelopment.
The new Whisstocks Centre, with its public open space by the riverside and its Longshed is integral to the event – which had originally been conceived as a celebration of its opening.
The committee offers its apologies to all who had been working towards this year’s event, originally planned for 9-10 September, and to all who have been looking forward to enjoying it.
We are now hoping to reschedule Maritime Woodbridge for next spring, and are currently evaluating suitable dates. An announcement will be made as soon as possible.
Maritime Woodbridge is back! Normally held every other year, it had to make way last year for the redevelopment of the Whisstock’s Boatyard site on the town’s Ferry Quay, close to its famous Tide Mill alongside the pretty River Deben.
Now the new Whisstocks Riverside Centre is ready for use and on September 9/10 the new Longshed and the Riverside Square will once again become the heart of this weekend, which is part of National Heritage Open Days.
Traditional boats will line the quay, including smacks, bawleys, beach boats and the Thames Barge Melissa.
The half mile of riverfront from the Tide Mill to the Tea Hut will come alive with music, exhibitions, demonstrations, food stalls and activities.
A Saxon re-enactment camp will set up near the Model Boat Pond, providing battles, archery and a taste of life in the 7th century.
The Tide Mill has a new exhibition, ‘The Moon Over the Water’, and on Sunday the mill wheel will be turning.
Local boating clubs will be opening their doors, and their bars. The Tea Hut is providing a bouncy castle and at the other end of this linear festival the Sea Scouts will be dispensing tea and cakes. And you’ll be able to get afloat, with river trips, or for the young at heart, try the coracle pond.
With music from the Rabble Chorus, Martlesham Brass, Aartwork and shanty singers, plus a programme of local heritage talks there will be plenty to entertain.
Run by volunteers, supported by local businesses on a modest budget, it’s a free festival that’s become a tradition in itself, now in its eighth edition and attracting over 10,000 visitors.
For more details please contact Peter Willis 01394 387907 or 07979 721901
9 (Saturday) - 10 (Sunday)
Organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco from 13-17 September 2017, Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe reflects Monaco’s unwavering attachment to the sea and its maritime heritage. Launched in 1994, this biennial event stands out in that it brings together in one harbour the full spectrum of boats of yesteryear, from the small recreational craft to the luxury units: classic sailing yachts, 12’ Dinghies, motorboats, and period motor-yachts. Between tradition and the art de vivre la mer lifestyle, this is a week for strolling along the southern quay of the YCM Marina to admire these dames from another era, all restored to their youthful prime by their owners.
13 (Wednesday) - 17 (Sunday)
Once again, Southampton's Mayflower Park
Once again, Southampton’s Mayflower Park will host Britain’s “Biggest Boating Festival”, with exhibitions from all over the world, including the small boat park, the Tall Ship Kaskelot and a host of boats in the floating marina.
Classic Sailor will be on stand J028 in the Ocean Hall
Book tickets: 0844 776 7766
15 (Friday) - 24 (Sunday)
Southampton Boat Show
Mayflower Park/Town Quay, Southampton SO15 1AG.
The Royal Southern Yacht Club is hosting the second Hamble Classics Regatta on 16-17th September 2017.
Building on the resounding success of last year’s inaugural regatta that attracted 65 entries, the 2017 Hamble Classics is set to welcome all styles of classic yachts including Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Old Gaffers, Dayboats and Spirit of Tradition yachts, with racing formatted to suit each type. All entrants will enjoy the superb facilities at one of the UK’s top yacht clubs, with first class race management and a full social programme.
16 (Saturday) - 17 (Sunday)
Royal Southern Yacht Club
Royal Southern Yacht Club, SO31 4HB
Classic Yachting Event in the South of France set up by the renowned classic yacht restorer Gilbert Pasqui in this pretty part of the French Riviera Event Website: www.tropheepasqui.com
Classic Yachting Event in the South of France set up by the renowned classic yacht restorer Gilbert Pasqui in this pretty part of the French Riviera
Event Website: www.tropheepasqui.com
19 (Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 24 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Villefranche sur Mer, France
Lechlade, or Lechlade-on-Thames, is
Lechlade, or Lechlade-on-Thames, is a town at the southern edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England. It is the highest point at which the River Thames is navigable.
22 (Friday) - 24 (Sunday)
A Festival on Boats, Folk
A Festival on Boats, Folk and Maritime Heritage. Organised by the Galgael Trust, Glasgow
On the 23rd and 24th of September this year we are holding a major event to mark the end of our lottery funded Anchor and Sail boatbuilding project project, the Clydebuilt Festival. It’ll include the first Castle to Crane race – a 13 mile rowing race from Dumbarton Castle to the Finnieston Crane as well as a range of shorebased activities; visiting classic boats; evening ceilidhs and of course the launch of our very own West Coast Skiff!
The festival will be by the Riverside Museum and Tall Ship in Glasgow. 100 Pointhouse Place Glasgow, G3 8RS
Contact Ben Wilde (email@example.com) or phone 0141 427 3070
Clydebuilt Festival website: Clydebuiltfestival.com
23 (Saturday) - 24 (Sunday)
Riverside Museum and Tall Ship
100 Pointhouse Place Glasgow, G3 8RS
The 39th edition of the
The 39th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai will enliven once again the Bay of Cannes, from the 23rd to the 30th September. Classics, Spirit of Tradition, Metre class boats, Dragons and Tofinou one-designs will gather in a unique display of beauty, elegance and competition
The bay of Cannes will be, once again the place to be for sailors and fans. As the autumn is just about started, the fleet criss-crossing the bay will unite beauty, heritage and close racing. A unique line-up gathering some of the most famous yachts from last century, from the tiny Arcadia to the majestic Cambria. No less than 150 classic and traditional yachts will fight for victory on a race area close to the stunning Lérins Islands, bringing back memories from the yachting “golden age”.
“Here we are again, on the eve of the 39th edition of the Régates Royales, looking forward one more to see and follow these beautiful boats. The Yacht Club de Cannes and its staff can’t wait to welcome and admire the fleet while they elegantly sail past. Like every year, the show will be unique and will be a joy for the thousands of fans who will follow the yachts’ manoeuvres on the water in the area off the Croisette and close the îles de Lérins.” declared Jacques Flori, president of the Yacht Club de Cannes.
The Dragons celebrate their 30th participation to the Régates Royales de Cannes
Since their comeback to Cannes in 1987, the Dragons haven’t stopped attracting and charming fans of one-design sail racing. It will happen again this year, when some fifty crews coming from ten different countries, will meet in the Cote d’Azur. The Régates Royales will pull together the best Dragon sailors for four days of very close racing.
The pop up village
Set on the Quai Laubeuf the Régates Royales –Trophée Panerai village will animate every day before and after racing time with several attractions, namely at night.
23 (Saturday) - 30 (Saturday)
Vieux Port Cannes
One of the best events
One of the best events on the East Coast.
A day of races and fun for all the family in Maldon. Barges, Smacks and classic yachts
Shore-side events for the regatta will be on The Hythe Quay.
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
This is the jaw-dropper -
This is the jaw-dropper – many of the world’s finest restored classic yachts tied stern to in the historic stone harbour of St Tropez, and racing in the gulf during the day make for a truly awesome sight.
The event started with a race between a modern and a classic yacht at the end of September in 1981 and grew into a classic boating jamboree called The Nioulargue – named after an offshore reef buoy marker for the racing.
It’s one of those events that should be on every classic sailor’s bucket list – even if it’s just to watch the 300 or so boats (of all types and size) out racing from the harbour mole and then to have a pint in the Irish bar.
Accommodation can be surprisingly good value – at this end of the season and the conviviality of the crews is infectious. Nearest airport is Nice.
SOCIÉTÉ NAUTIQUE DE SAINT-TROPEZ
Parking du Port – BP 72
83992 SAINT-TROPEZ Cedex
Tel. + 33 (0) 4 94 97 30 54
Fax + 33 (0) 4 94 97 87 00
September 30 (Saturday) - October 8 (Sunday)