Junket at the Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta 27th / 28th May 2017

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  • 14 Mar 2017 16:52
    Message # 4666214

    A JRA Member has asked me to post the following:

    We have been invited to join in the Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta Saturday 27th May / Sunday 28th May 2017 - www.brixhamheritagesailing.org.uk/ . 

    James Thomas sailed Ivory Gull in it last year and asked the regatta committee if we could all come too this year.  There is a firework display and Brixham Yacht Club will be open to all entrants in the heritage festival.  Please check out the heritage web site for details of what is an excellent weekend and how to book your place.

    Brixham is home port for two junk rigged boats, Ivory Gull and Fly, who will both be there. It would be great if the JRA could be mob handed at this event.

    Please address any questions to the contacts on www.brixhamheritagesailing.org.uk/


    Last modified: 21 Apr 2018 20:04 | Anonymous
  • 14 Mar 2017 19:38
    Reply # 4666530 on 4666214
    Gosh, that sounds exciting.  I should imagine there will be lots of beautiful boats to ogle.  Wouldn't it be great if we gave the gaffers a great display with lots of junks to admire?  Two is a great start ... where two or more are gathered in the name of junk rig ... we have a junket!
  • 14 Mar 2017 22:25
    Reply # 4666895 on 4666214

    I hear that Dennis and Dawn Shepherd of  'HUI-MAR' are interested in attending.


  • 15 Mar 2017 07:48
    Reply # 4667436 on 4666214
    Betterer and betterer!
  • 20 Mar 2017 11:01
    Reply # 4677498 on 4666214

    Ted et al

    May I suggest that the title above and in the Members' Events notice board should have the date included.  

  • 21 Mar 2017 21:37
    Reply # 4681173 on 4666214

    Hi Ted et. al,

    Junks and Gaffs - it's all too much for me and I've started to plan a long weekend away from Dublin to join you all. My boat will still be in the Netherlands so I hope to be able to join one of the other Junks, or a Gaffer if need be, just to catch some junkie photo-ops...

    Looking forward to meeting you all, 


    PS Jonathan - good point about the title - am looking into it!


  • 01 Apr 2017 16:23
    Reply # 4706141 on 4666214

    Dear All,

    Apologies for not writing earlier.  Our boat Fly was on the Harbour Authority's winter haul out site in Brixham (a public car park) and the crane comes for only one day to lift us all back in the water.  It can be a bit fraught as one remembers things forgotten on the to do list that should be done before launching.

    Below is more information on what is an excellent event.

    The Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta held over the Spring Bank Holiday (Saturday 27 May 2017 – Sunday 28 May 2017) has its roots in the Sailing Trawler races that have been held in Torbay since the early 1800’s.  Revived by enthusiasts in 1997 and under the organisation of the Heritage Sailing Committee, the event will once again be hosted by Brixham Yacht Club. 

    The Regatta is not a race; it is what is called a Corinthian Fleet sail in company. Handicaps are applied to Classes 2 to 6, (Junk rigs of any age are in class 2) purely so that the Regatta Officer and their team can judge which boats have shown the best expertise and sailing skills during the afternoons event.

    Entrants should send an entry and rating form before the start of the event so that the Time Correction Factor can be calculated.  http://www.brixhamheritagesailing.org.uk/entry/entry.htm

    We sent our entry and rating forms for Fly and a cheque for £20 to the Heritage Sailing Committee today.

    Entry fees include a Regatta Pennant, Collectable Mugs (maximum of 12 per boat), complimentary Fish Supper at the Yacht Club and free pontoon berthing in Brixham on the Saturday and Sunday nights, (this can be extended to Friday night if necessary).

    Entry fees 2017; Up to 18 Feet = £10; 18 Feet - 40 Feet = £20; Over 40 Feet = £40

    Proposed timetable

    FRIDAY 26th MAY  -  For early Regatta arrivals. The Yacht Club will have an ‘A la Carte‘ menu available in the evening from 1900. Booking is advisable.

    SATURDAY 27th MAY Regatta boats arrive in Brixham.  It is intended to organize a passage sail in company from Dartmouth to Brixham on Saturday 27th May. Start is to be at 1100 hrs adjacent to Mewstone East Cardinal Buoy.

    1700 - 1930   Regatta Registration on board Brixham Sailing Trawler ‘Vigilance’

    1800 - 1940   A water shuttle will run from the Town Pontoon to the Yacht Club (Times approx). There is no return shuttle.

    1945               Welcome at BYC

    2000               Complimentary Fish Supper at the Yacht Club for participating Skippers and Crews

    There will also be a raffle during Saturday and Sunday, with the draw on Sunday evening after the Prize Giving.

    2145 Approx    Fireworks on Brixham Harbour Middle Quay (Courtesy of BrixFest)

    These were very good last year.  The fireworks are reflected in the windows of the houses on the surrounding very steep hills

    SUNDAY 28th MAY

    0830 -­ 0945   Water Shuttle from the Town Pontoon to the Yacht Club

    0900 - 1000   Regatta Registration at the Yacht Club

    0930 - 1015   Skippers briefing at the Yacht Club

                            Return Shuttle to the Town Pontoon once the briefing is finished

    1130               Parade of Sail off the Breakwater  -  Time approximate

    1245               Class 1 start

    1310 / 1315   Class 2a / 2b start

    1320               Class 3 start

    1325               Class 4 start

    1330               Class 5 / 6 start

    1730 - 1900   A water shuttle will run from the Town Pontoon to the Yacht Club

    1800               Sailing Suppers from 1800 until 2045, the club will be busy so first come first served !

    1900               Prize giving at the Yacht Club followed by the Raffle Draw

    2015               Live music and end of Regatta Party

    If you need more info post a question here so all can see.


    May the tide be with you,

    Ted and Fiona 


  • 14 Apr 2017 06:59
    Reply # 4751564 on 4666214

    More information about the Regatta from Penny Jolley, Secretary to the Regatta Committee

    BOATS ENTERED/EXPRESSING AN INTEREST SO FAR Pilgrim, Vigilance, Nikia, Provident, Golden Vanity, Arriana, Erin, Tocobo, Minx, Syrinx, Little Tern, Mary Flora, Stardust, Iris, Our Daddy, Mayblossom, Ivory Gull, Fly, Theta, Hui Mar, Belladean.  If you know anyone else who is hoping to come please give them a little reminder!

    Double thank you to those who have already returned their entry forms and entry fee. It would be very helpful to have as much notice as possible for both the harbour master for berthing and for catering requirements, so although there is no actual closing date for entries, obviously this is not totally practical and designed to help the odd boat or two who turn up out of the blue.

    Please would you be kind enough to let us have your paper work ASAP.


    I have a couple of people who would like to crew. If you have a slot let me know please. Otherwise I shall organise it at registration.


    Should you wish to order a polo shirt at £13.50 please let us have advance notice of:

    Woman's/Man's fit


    Boat name

    All the shirts are offered in a lovely bright royal blue with this year's unique embroidered design, kindly provided by Toni Knights of Iris, in either a woman's or man's fit.

    Payment with order please. Cheques made payable to Brixham Heritage Sailing and sent to Brixham Yacht Club.


    We traditionally give away up to 4 Heritage printed mugs per boat (1 per crew member). Should you require more than 4 at a cost of £4 each please let me know.  Again, money with order as above.


    Saturday supper will be a delicious fish pie, produced by Brixham Yacht Club.  Any problems with fish, again, let me know and I'll organise an alternative (with plenty of notice please).  Sunday night will be 'Sailing Suppers' to order at the bar; the committee is delighted to be providing you vouchers towards this in your goodies bag at the start of the regatta. Again we shall have to limit freebies if there is a crew larger than 4 - sorry.


    We have come up with some super auction lots, so come well armed with wallets and generosity! This will take place immediately after the prize giving on Sunday evening.

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.


  • 25 May 2017 11:25
    Reply # 4852114 on 4666214

    Last registration for the Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta is between 17 00 and 19 00 Saturday 27th May on "Vigilance" which is moored on the Town Pontoon. The very last registration is between 09 00 and 10 00 Sunday.

    The parade of sail is at 11 30 hours off the Breakwater and the start for Class 3 (Junks and Sailing working boats under 30' overall) is at 13 20 hours on the Sunday.

  • 28 May 2017 08:29
    Reply # 4856614 on 4666214

    Best of luck, Ted.  I hope you get a great turnout and wonderful weather.  I'm looking forward to reading all about it and seeing lots of great photos.

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