West Mersea Oyster Dredging Match (UK)
16th September 2018
One day's dredging under sail to mark the start of the Oyster season. Casting of first dredge by the Mayor of Mersea. Oyster opening competition on Packing Shed Island. Supported by the local Oyster Industry.
Colne Smack and Barge Match (UK)
15th September 2018.
Colchester Smacks embellish Thames Sailing Barges in the River Colne and out past the Colne Bar and into the Thames Estuary. Go back to Brightlingsea Sailing Club for a bargeman’s tipple afterwards.
West Mersea Town Regatta (UK)
1st September 2018
This one day event celebrates Mersea's boats and working boats. Find Oyster Smacks, Winkle Brigs, dinghies, open boats and barges. Racing, water games, festival food, prize giving and the party are not to be missed. Check the tide before reaching the causeway!
6-Metre European Championships - La Trinité
27th August - 6th September 2018
From Monday 27th of August - arrival of boats
Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st - Welcome desk open, registration, boat launching and measurement.
Saturday 1st of Sept. and Sunday 2nd of Sept - practice racing or warm-up event
Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th - European Championship
Friday 6th - Prize ceremony
Calvi – Ajaccio – Porto Pollo – Bonifacio. Lots of offshore races, even some regattas forget that its also about like-minded people getting together. We gather that Corsica Classic had this fundamental element at the heart of their philosophy.
Burnham Week (UK)
25th August – 1st September 2018
BODs – Burnham One Designs race out of the Royal Burnham Yacht Club and the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club during this week of fun and games on the River Crouch.