The ff Open at Burnham-on-Crouch is on the June 7th/8th.
(the venue for the ff Southern Championships in May 2015)
This will now be the ff 4th Open at Burnham, numbers have increased every year, (last year we had 16 boats…would love to have over 25 this year, to really show the Burnham Clubs what a great boat we have, and enable us to build a fleet).
Launching is by the slipway at the marina at the top of the town, they’ll be a mix of river courses and championship courses over the w/e, so something for everyone, all will be from the Endeavour committee boat start boat .
As is customary now at this Open there’s beer when coming off the water, then we all meet up for Supper at the Royal Corinthian for a sailors supper with a few bottles of wine already on the table… can’t promise Matt will make a speech again this year, but for those present last year it was very moving..!
Bringing support crew….? There’s plently of shops, walking, and a sea wall gives great viewing, as well as a wonderful Club with the best views on the river (if advance warning is given we could possibly arrange a spectator boat). Rooms at the club are availible if you book early, or plenty in the town, and the RCYC will offer free camping and facilities on it’s field (it is summer after all!).
Please can I ask you to just forward this email around your respective fleets, yes, June is a long way off, but we all arrange sailing calenders early. The Open is two weeks after the Hayling Event and two weeks before the Inlands, so brilliantly placed, and importantly the sailing is refreshingly different to appeal to travellers and as importantly those owners who just want to ‘see what an Open is all about’…so please spread the word.
Any questions don’t hesitiate to get in contact.
Please note the launching will be slightly earlier due to tides for this year.