2022 10th Anniversary – Classic Boat Revival 2022
After a two year hiatus due in part to the fallout from Covid, we are inviting you to come and help celebrate our 10th anniversary over the weekend of 3rd and 4th September.
Classic sailing dinghies, some almost 100 years old, enjoyed ideal conditions in Chichester Harbour for the ninth Bosham Sailing Club Classic Boat Revival.
53 boats from nine sailing clubs took part, with some dinghies travelling from as far as the Netherlands. Bosham SC’s annual regatta and Concours d’Elegance event for classic dinghies has become a firm favourite with dinghy sailors everywhere.
This year’s classic celebration was made extra special by a showdown between International 12s and Axe One Designs, both wooden clinker-built 12-foot dinghies with illustrious histories.
Designed in Liverpool in 1913, the International 12 was the first-ever one-design Olympic sailing boat, chosen to compete in its own class in the 1920 and 1928 Olympics.
you can read a details report on the y&y.com site here
In 2018 we were privileged to host the Ian proctor Centenary event, which attracted considerable interest with over 90 boats entering, spread across 34 classes from 22 clubs. We don’t expect to be quite as busy this year, but we are looking forward to yet another cracking weekend on and off the water.
Hopefully some who came for the first time last year, will be back to expand and enhance this feast of classics joining our many regular attendees.
We are hoping to evolve the event and to this end are looking for themes & ideas for future years by working with class associations or other organisations. So if you are a class with a strong vintage or historic element, we would be very happy to discuss building an event around you, in addition to our wider fleets.
Our format for 2019 remains much the same as prior years.
On the water
On Saturday & Sunday we are planning a series of five races, starting from two committee boats, with entrants split into three or maybe four fleets.
Off the water
Prizes will be awarded for racing and there will also be the prestigious award for the Concours d’Elegance.
In the evenings
On Friday & Saturday there will be a bookable club supper, and live music for all to enjoy on Saturday.
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
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.