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Blackwater Weekend Booking Form- Diamond Fleet Only

The form will be available to complete on this page when the Diamond Fleet participants have been confirmed for the season.


The running of this event will be dependent upon COVID restrictions.

Held at the Blackwater Sailing Club LAKE, Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex

Saturday 15th May and Sunday 16th May 2021

Start Time 9:30am and/or 1:00pm

Aims of the Blackwater Training are: –

1) To introduce children to sailing on a small and manageable area of tide-less water.

2) To start the Dabchicks seasons instruction for beginners (Diamond* Fleet).

Sessions will be fun, safe and are primarily designed to boost confidence.

Entry is open to all Optimist beginners with a confirmed place in the Sunset Series in their first year.(Diamond Fleet).

The Blackwater training will be divided into four sessions:

Two sessions on Saturday 15th May and two sessions on Sunday 16th May.

This year both days are for the Diamond Fleet  (OPTIMISTS ONLY)

  • Boats must be insured for third party risks.
  • Boats must have been inspected at the Sunset Boat inspection with all issues identified having been resolved before the first session.
  • Boats may be left at the lake overnight if sailors are doing both days.
  • Boats are left at the boat owner’s own risk.
  • At least one parent/guardian must be in attendance with their child for the full duration of all the sessions. Children cannot be left unaccompanied at any time.

For further information Contact:

 Sunset Series Chair, Chris Burr  07876 417146

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