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A packed weekend of sailing at Brighton on 8th and 9th of June

The Sussex Regatta organising committee would like to invite you to join us for a fun weekend of sailing at Brighton Marina on 8th and 9th of June. 
The Sussex Regatta is organised jointly by Brighton Marina, Sussex and Sovereign Harbour Yacht Clubs.  The event is open to all and we welcome yachts from other Sussex clubs or further afield to join us.   Please visit https://thesussexregatta.uk for more information.  We are really keen to get as many Sussex boats as possible to join us. To ensure we get the best possible event organised, please could you confirm your intention to take part by completing the entry form located on the regatta website. 
The regatta will have something for everyone.   For the committed racer we have a full programme of races with a professional race officer - these will be dual scored under IRC for the committed racer and NHC for those of you that only race occasionally or do not want to go the expense or rating under IRC.   The NHC scoring system means that everyone has a chance of success provided that you sail to the best of your abilities.
We are also running three pursuit events over the weekend for those of you who don't want to compete in the main regatta.   Pursuit races are ideal for those who don't feel confident to take part in the full regatta and are an ideal way to dip your toe in the water of yacht racing.   Each boat in the pursuit events will have its own start time based upon handicap information that is publicly available from the RYA.   This eliminates the stress of the start line that puts so many people off from full on yacht racing and also greatly reduces the number of times that you come into close contact with other boats during the race.   The pursuit races courses will be separate form the IRC/NHC race area to ensure that you don't come into contact with the "shouty racers".
Premier Marinas are very generously offering free berthing to non-Brighton boats.   If you are coming from further afield please emailracing@bmyc.uk with details of your arrival date and the length, beam and draft of your boat.
Off the water BMYC is running a packed programme of social activities including:
  • Friday evening ala carte dining (call 01273 818711 to reserve a table)
  • Saturday and Sunday hot breakfast from 08:00hrs (Veggie and vegan options available)
  • Packed Lunches if booked in advance (01273 818711)
  • Saturday Evening - Hot Thai Buffet: Green chicken curry, Veggie Pad Thai, Prawn crackers plus dips, Fragrant rice
  • DJ or live music Saturday evening
  • Sunday Lunch
Boat owners can enter online at https://thesussexregatta.uk/entries/online_entry.php 
If you are a Sussex sailor who would like to take part but are boatless please let us know and we will do our best to find a space for you on one of the boats taking parts (no promises!).   Otherwise just turn up on the day and you will very likely find a boat that is looking for crew.
Kind regards
The Sussex Combined Clubs Regatta Organising Committee