The Bar Yacht Club will once again participate in the 2022 City Sailing Series.
The series consists of 4 Regattas with entries from 15 Yacht Clubs associated to the City of London.
Traditionally it was linked to the Banks with non-professional sailors taking intrepid steps from cruising to racing. Today we focus on a fun and social weekend with 2 races on Saturday, a social event in the eve at one of the Yacht Clubs with one race on Sunday. Encouraging old seadogs and new novice sailors to experience fresh air and sailing together, encouraging collegiate and Corinthian spirit.
More info here: http://www.citysailingseries.com/index.html
The Boat Charter
The boat is a Reflex 38, designed by Christian Stimpson, built in 1999 by Harley race boats in Cowes. The owner was the launch customer, having input into the design and build, specifically to custom for offshore and round the cans racing.
The boat is ISAF Cat 2 rated, has competed regularly in The Fastnet and has a competitive IRC rating certificate. Best Fastnet race result 5th in class 1, but winning the sea school trophy. The boat has won the 3 Peaks Yacht race 4 times and still holds the race record. Our owner is familiar with the series, charting with Dresdner Kleinwort / Commerzbank, winning quite a few of the bank series races and one with HSBC. BYC had a successful campaign in 2021.
The boat is stripped out for racing but has functioning heads, 2 cabins and pipe cot births for those short of accommodation and comfortable with camping. She is always moored in Cowes Yacht Haven with access to shore power, showering facilities and amenities ashore.
We are particularly encouraging new members and those who may be interested in joining who have never sailed before. A very generous subsidy is available to make this accessible for those less than 3 years in practice. A March/April training event is available in collaboration with the Little Ship Club for new or returning sailors.
Dates for the Series are:
Race Training Weekend – Beginning of April.
Bank of England Regatta 30 April – 1st May
Portcullis Cup 11 – 12 June
Spread Eagle Trophy 17-18 September
John Lewis 8 – 9 October