Please select your home edition
Edition
USA Fusion MS-RA210 System 728x90px TOP

It's time to #rockupandrace - The British Keelboat League 2020 is now open for entry

by Lynn Billowes 10 Mar 2020 07:02 PDT
British Keelboat League racing © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

The British Keelboat League is the perfect opportunity for club sailors to get together and #rockupandrace. Entry for the 2020 season, is officially open.

The British Keelboat League was introduced to increase participation in keelboat racing across the United Kingdom. Sailors compete representing their club in a series of short sprint races in a qualifying round of weekend racing. The top ranked teams from each region then battle it out in a national final, with the winning team being crowned the British Keelboat League champions.

This is your chance to represent your club, without the hassle of transporting your boat around the UK. The cost of entry for the qualifier events is just £75 per person (£300 per team). All you need to do is enter your team and arrive at the club ready for racing on Saturday morning. For those teams wishing to get some pre-event training, we will be offering the chance for teams to take the boats out for a shakedown sail the day before the event starts.

Entry is now live at www.britishkeelboatleague.co.uk/entry

Here are the dates for each qualifier and the final:

  • Qualifier 1 - Queen Mary Sailing Club - 2/3 May
  • Qualifier 2 - Cardiff Bay Sailing Club - 16/17 May
  • Qualifier 3 - Royal Corinthian Yacht Club - 30/31 May
  • Qualifier 4 - Royal Thames Yacht Club, Cowes (Youth) - 13/14 June
  • Qualifier 5 - Carsington Sailing Club - 20/21 June
  • Qualifier 6 - Ullswater Yacht Club - 18/19 July
  • Qualifier 7 - Royal Lymington Yacht Club - 1/2 August
  • Qualifier 8 - Royal Western Yacht Club - 5/6 September
  • Finals - Royal Southern Yacht Club - 25/26/27 September
If the events are of interest to you but you are unsure about your capabilities in a keelboat, please consider joining the Introduction to Keelboat Racing course being held at Queen Mary Sailing Club on 25th April 2020. It's just £40 per person.

The day will start with boat orientation, crew positions and familiarisation of the controls. Followed by practice sailing around courses, allowing participants to get used to sailing the RS21 fast and getting slick at asymmetric spinnaker hoist and drops. The day will finish with practice fleet racing and a mini race series.

Visit www.queenmary.org.uk/rs21/rs21-introduction-to-racing to find out more.

If you would like any further information about the British Keelboat League, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team by heading to the British Keelboat League website, www.britishkeelboatleague.co.uk.

Related Articles

M32 summer season starts in Newport
The fleet is coming together for a packed schedule M32 fleet is coming together in Newport for a packed schedule throughout the summer. The Midtown Cup consists of four events about a month apart starting this weekend. The last event in September also counts as the M32 Class North American Championship. Posted today at 6:14 pm
Zhik's top 12 items for offshore racing
With minimal weight in your kit bag What to take? Or, what to leave behind when it comes to packing clothing for offshore races such as the Rolex Fastnet Race? Posted today at 4:21 pm
America's Cup: Valencia launches bid to host AC37
America's Cup: Previous Cup Venue puts up its hand for AC37 hosting with innovative approach Backers of Valencia's bid to stage the 37th America's Cup believe they can access a €750 billion fund established by the European Union to assist member countries to recover from the economic effects of the COVID pandemic. Posted today at 3:18 pm
Winner-take-all coastal race finale in Genova
Saturday's race is likely to provide the winning margin in both fleets The leaderboard is so tight in both the IMOCA and VO65 division that Saturday's coastal race is likely to provide the winning margin in The Ocean Race Europe. Posted today at 2:55 pm
Valencia in this mix to host 37th America's Cup
Existing, ready-for-use, tailored infrastructures and previous hosting experience Valencia's successful history in hosting the America's Cup, its existing, ready-for-use, tailored infrastructures made positioning Valencia's as potential host for the next event obvious. Posted today at 11:53 am
Rolex Giraglia line honours update
100ft maxi Arca SGR arrives 15 minutes ahead of Magic Carpet Cubed The Rolex Giraglia regularly delivers close line honours contests with this year's 68th edition proving no exception. Partnered by Rolex since 1998, the event is one of the Mediterranean's most historic and respected sailing competitions. Posted today at 7:21 am
Team CRYC Spectra wins TOTE Team Racing Champs
Junior sailors from 6 nations ready to sail in the 28th International Optimist Regatta Strong starts, staying focused and sailing fast proved the secret to success for Team CRYC Spectra, who won the TOTE Team Racing Championships on Thursday. Posted today at 2:36 am
Opportunity ahead for 11th Hour Racing
Aafter 3rd place in Leg 3 of The Ocean Race Europe The third and final offshore Leg of The Ocean Race Europe wrapped up today in the Italian City of Genoa, with 11th Hour Racing Team finishing in third position. Posted today at 12:59 am
Offshore Team Germany claim IMOCA class victory
Superior light wind speed for non-foiling team in The Ocean Race Europe Offshore Team Germany, the non-foiling IMOCA 60 skippered by German Olympian Robert Stanjek, has pulled off a spectacular victory in the third and final offshore leg of The Ocean Race Europe. Posted on 17 Jun
Fireball Worlds to return to Ireland in 2022
Lough Derg Yacht Club to host the event So, as the sun rises hopefully on a welcome return to international regattas, the Irish Fireball Class, in tandem with Fireball International and Lough Derg Yacht Club are delighted to announce that the Worlds with be hosted at Lough Derg in August 2022. Posted on 17 Jun
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px1 BOTTOMNorth Sails 2021 FOOTERArmstrong-Suptonic-728x90-2 BOTTOM