Brightlingsea Rally 2017

Some 40 members took part on the Brightlingsea Rally in twelve boats. We enjoyed exceptionally fine weather, good sailing and competitive racing.

A very convivial weekend with much merriment enroute, not to say unexpected entertainment from Bruca’s crew in their mankinis! 

Colne Yacht Club were our hosts. In the evening we enjoyed an excellent evening meal served in their club house that offers magnificent views across the harbour. 

Conditions were just about perfect for the sail home. Several of us commented that it was the fastest passage we had ever made returning from Brightlingsea. From Colne Point. It was possible to sail on one tack, fine reach, broad reach and then run all the way back up the Crouch. The Raysand Channel proving just deep enough for everyone to both cross the sands and sail back to Hullbridge to arrive at high water. A cruising masterclass!


Our thanks to Graham Lazell, URYC’s Cruiser Captain, for organising such an excellent rally and Colne Yacht Club for their hospitality. 


Here’s the race results from last weekends rally to Brightlingsea. 

Moonraker – to Brightlingsea 
1 Dreamcatcher – G Lazell 
2 Bruca – T Harris 
DNF Choc Orange – G Ledger 

Ray Sand – from Brightlingsea 
1 Choc Orange – G Ledger 
2 Dreamcatcher – G Lazell 
3 Bruca – T Harris 
4 Idleflite II – D Haggerty 

The final rally & race weekend is to Bradwell on Sat 21 Oct, so get yourselves a crew together and come along for a bit of competitive fun