Bosham Classic Boat Revival & Ian Proctor Centenary Rally,
1st-2nd September 2018
2018 is the centenary of the birth of boat designer Ian Proctor, and Bosham Sailing Club and the Proctor family are delighted that they will be celebrating Ian Proctor’s life and career during this year’s Classic Boat Revival weekend of 1st-2rd September in Bosham, West Sussex.
The Classic Boat Revival is now in its 8th year and we are expecting a good number of classic racing dinghies, many of whom attend every year, from all over the UK and abroad, plus a significant number of the most iconic Proctor-designed boats still afloat to gather as a fitting tribute to this remarkable designer.
On the water
On Saturday & Sunday we are planning a series of five races, starting from two committee boats, with entrants split into three fleets.
Subject to interest, there will be a series of low key harbour races for a fourth fleet dedicated to Proctor designs who do not wish to compete in the classic boat fast, medium and slow fleets.
Off the water
Prizes will be awarded for racing and there will also be two prestigious Concours d’Elegance, awards – one for the classic boat fleet and one for a Proctor-designed boat.
Seen as a just reward for countless hours of restoration topped by the finishing touches of a wonderful paint / varnish job, there have been some interesting winners over the past years, the 2013 winner, a gleaming Enterprise No. 472 and the International 14 in 2012 particularly stand out.
In the evenings
On Friday (31 August) we will be holding a Gala Dinner at Bosham Sailing Club which will celebrate Ian’s remarkable career. Tickets can be booked via the online entry forms with priority going to sailors entering the event.
On Saturday we will have a casual club supper with live music for all to enjoy, with booking details to follow.
The team behind the Bosham Classic Boat Revival hope to continue to play a role in revitalising the UK classic dinghy racing scene and look forward to meeting some old friends and making some new ones at this unique event, made so special this year by the Ian Proctor Centenary Rally.
When an esteemed sailing journalist is quoted as saying ” There are plenty of events that are nice to do but very few that one really SHOULD do… and this is one of them! ” Surely we should take notice!
We look forward to seeing you and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.