Coordinated Cruiser Events


Sunday 10th May 2015

Start: 08:30am at a line near Mersea race mark No12

Organising Club: Colne Yacht Club

Contact: Bruce Long


Moorings available on Saturday evening by prior arrangement at Bradwell Marina.

The Saturday Evening Pontoon Party

This BCOSS event is run over a weekend when the Colne YC cruising boats are visiting Bradwell. It also incorporates the BJRC Marconi Cup race and because of a very early tide that would require the upriver boats to come off their moorings at 5am, starting the event off Bradwell allows those boats to make a more leisurely passage to Bradwell on the evening before the event.

This provides a great opportunity for a social event prior to race day, and we look forward to seeing you all in the marina bar on Saturday evening.

The Sunday Sailing Event

The fleet will gather at a line set by the committe boat close to Mersea Race buoy No12, just West of the tide gauge at the entrance to the creek.

The White Sail fleet will set off at 08:30am followed by the rest of the fleet 5 minutes later. The course is likely to keep the fleet in the sailing area between the Thirslet buoy, North Eagle and the Wallet Spitway, sailing for 5 to 6 hours before returning to a finish line off Bradwell in sufficient time to ensure the up river boats can return to their moorings at the top of the Blackwater & Colne.

What to Expect

Please be sure to read the series sailing instructions and the safety declaration which can be found on this site. The specific Sailing Instructions for the Colne event will be emailed to everyone who registers 5 days before the event.

All boats participating will be issued with a local handicap number for the purposes of scoring the event and the BCOSS series. This will be a number based on the Byron and RYA PY handicapping system that is drawn from your club handicappers knowledge of your boat. This information is then used by the BCOSS handicapping committee that has representatives from the clubs on it, to generate a number for your boat relative to the rest of the fleet.

Other clubs and associations on the river will be using this event as one of their own, and will extract their own results from it to award thier club and series points. in their clubs.

How to Register

You'll need details about your boats length, weight, e.t.c. and then complete the registration form which can be found here.If you registered for an event in 2014 then we've already got your details stored, you just need to update them by following the instructions.