Jun
16
Sat
2018
Silver Scorpion Open @ Hayling Island Sailing Club
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
Jun
23
Sat
2018
Filey Reggatta @ Filey Sailing Club
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

A True Northern Sea venue More Details to follow

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Lord Birkett @ Ullswater Yatch Club @ Ullswater Yatch Club
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

The quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of a Birkett win attracts keen sailors from national champions to novices from all over the country in a huge range of different boats all racing the full length of Ullswater and back on both days. The winner will not only take home the sought-after Birkett silver salver but also get to spend a night at luxury hotel, the Sharrow Bay. The club’s next door neighbour, the prestigious Sharrow Bay country house hotel has generously offered a prize for the winner – bed and breakfast for two.

One of the most spectacular sailing events in the North, the Birkett was rated number eight in the top 50 ‘must do’ sailing regattas by Yachts and Yachting magazine. The unique race was first sailed in 1963 to commemorate the successful defence by Lord Norman Birkett of the right of public access to Ullswater which was threatened with reservoir status.

The Birkett is open to all monohulls with a recognised handicap rating below below 1340. All boats race from one mass start with the line stretching across the full width of the lake. They race down the lake, a distance of about seven miles, past Kailpot Crag and the plaque to the memory of Lord Birkett, round an island at the southern end, and back. Then they do it all again on Sunday – with both races to count.

A traditional feature of the event is the Saturday Birkett Cruise run by Ullswater Steamers. The cruise will leave Pooley Bridge pier at 12.30pm and follow the racing down to Kailpot Crag where the Lord Birkett memorial plaque is placed and will again have an on-board commentary from members of UYC. Families and friends are able to follow the racing at close hand on the water and experience some of the excitement. Please book direct with Ullswater Steamers via their website www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk The ‘Birkett’ field next to the club will again be in use for camping and campervans and for the popular hospitality marquee where there will be two live bands over the weekend.

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Weymouth Dinghy Regatta @ Castle Cove @ Castle Cove Sailing Club
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

This is an open dinghy event which requires sign up prior to the event.

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Silver Scorpion Open @ Beer Sailing Club (2019 Nationals Venue)
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
Silver Scorpion Open @ Beer Sailing Club  (2019 Nationals Venue) | England | United Kingdom

Want to check out next years easily accessible  Nationals Venue a year early?  Here is your chance!

Aug
5
Sun
2018
UK National Championships @ Tenby Sailing Club
Aug 5 – Aug 10 all-day
Sep
1
Sat
2018
Silver Scorpion Open @ Pennine Sailing Club
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day
Silver Scorpion Open @ Pennine Sailing Club | United Kingdom

The Power House of the North invite you to the Pennine open

Sprint Races Saturday

BBQ in the Evening

3 Longer Races Sunday

Sep
9
Sun
2018
Round The Island of Sheppey
Sep 9 all-day
  • A 40-mile clockwise circumnavigation of the Isle Of Sheppey
    in north Kent organised by IOS Sailing Club
  • The UK’s longest annual dinghy, cat & board race
  • Established since 1959 as an endurance event
  • Open to all classes of dinghy, catamaran, sailboard & SUP
  • Sea, river & estuary sailing with tidal conditions
  • In popular years 200-300 competitors have taken part
  • Every competitor successfully completing the course receives a circumnavigation certificate signed by the Commodore

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Silver Scorpion & Inland Championships @ Staunton Harold Sailing Club
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day
Silver Scorpion & Inland Championships @ Staunton Harold Sailing Club | United Kingdom

Two Day Meeting

Social in the evening

Camping on site

More Details to follow

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Silver Scorpion & End of Season Championships @ Notts County Sailing Club
Oct 13 – Oct 14 all-day

Nott’s County Invite you to the scorpion End of Seasons Dinner

Party on the Saturday night Free camping!

 

Further info scorpion@ncsc.org.uk

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