Coordinated Cruiser Events

The 2015 mersea clubs event.

Will now take place on Saturday 8th August.

Start time 11am from the Nass line.

See the sailing instructions here.



2015 - Great Days afloat!

2015 FlyerWhether you cruise with the family onboard, sail shorthanded or race around the cans, there's something for you in the BCOSS sailing series.

In 2015 the clubs of the River Blackwater and Colne are once again pooling their organising efforts to provide 3 events in which members of all RYA clubs can participate.

The aim is to provide a large fleet environment for each of the events with the focus on fun and participation where crews can choose to sail as leisurely as they like. There'll be a white sail class, no spinnaker, local handicap and IRC classes in each of the events. We've even got a pontoon party arranged for the evening before the first event in Bradwell marina and a social supper and shoreside games planned for the event at West Mersea.

Clubs can use the spectacle of the large fleets to capture images and generate good news stories to promote their club. What better way to attract new members, excite them by the stories and take prospective members out as part of your crew to introduce them to everything that's great about sailing on the Blackwater and Colne.

Download and print the flyer for your noticeboard, or send your fellow sailors a link to this site.

Our Clubs: Blackwater Sailing Club, Bradwell Cruising Club, Bradwell Quay Yacht Club, Brightlingsea Sailing Club, Colne Yacht Club, Dabchicks Sailing Club, Harlow Blackwater Sailing Club, Maldon Little Ship Club, Maldon Yacht Club, Marconi Sailing Club, Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club, Stone Sailing Club, Tollesbury Cruising Club, Tollesbury Sailing Club, West Mersea Yacht Club, Wivenhoe Sailing Club.

Register Your Boat To ParticipateRegistration for 2015 events will open on the evening of 20th April

2015 Sailing events

Sat 9th May 7:30pm

Pontoon Party Bradwell Marina

Because of the very early morning tides on the following day, participating boats are encouraged to enter Bradwell Marina on Saturday evening, therefore making it easy to join the start of the race just off Bradwell on Sunday morning. An informal social gathering for crews will be held in the marina bar, and the race officer will be on hand to answer questions about the start area and course.

Please contact Bradwell Marina in advance to give an indication of your intention to berth in the marina on Saturday evening.


Sunday 10th May 8:30am

Event 1. Organisers: Colne YC

In conjunction with the Marconi SC BJRC race

Start: Committee Boat line near Mersea Clubs No12 Buoy off Bradwell


Sunday 28th June 12:30pm

Event 2. Organisers: Stone SC

Including the Stone SC BJRC race

Start: Stone SC line

Saturday 8th August 11:00am

Event 3. Organisers: Mersea Clubs

Start: Committee Boat line from the Nass beacon

Late Afternoon: BCOSS end of series party on the lawn of WMYC.


join our crews

  • Not a member of a sailing club
  • Would like to get into sailing
  • Don't have your own boat
  • Not sure where to start
  • Want to give it a try
Complete the crew sign on form and we'll introduce you to a club near you.

All our clubs have skippers who'll be willing to take prospective new members out for a sail. 

No one's too young, and you're never too old to enjoy the fun of sailing.