The British Keelboat League travels north for the final qualifier in the league. Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club are excited to welcome 10 teams on the 7th/8th September.
The Clyde is renowned for its gusty, shifty and changeable conditions. The hilly landscape lends itself to challenging racing which will require all teams to keep their eyes on the sky to try and predict what the weather will do next……
The Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club is Scotlands’ oldest club and one of the oldest clubs in the world. It has a long history of hosting incredible events and the British Keelboat League is excited to be on its way!
There is an amazing list of clubs entered, but which two teams will be heading to the final?
1. Carsington Sailing Club
2. British Keelboat Academy
3. Horizons Children’s Sailing Charity
4. Ullswater Yacht Club
5. Royal Windemere Yacht Club
6. Helensburgh Sailing Club
7. Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club
8. London Corinthian Sailing Club
9. Edinburgh University Sailing Club
10. Oban Sailing Club
Since its inception just a few years ago, the British Keelboat League, has brought sailors from all different disciplines and professional backgrounds of the sport together. From seasoned offshore ocean fanatics, to summer season dinghy racers, CEO’s to college and university students, the British Keelboat League is a truly inclusive opportunity for everyone who loves our sport.
Entering this event will give teams the chance to experience racing in one of the new RS21 keelboats. The weekend will comprise of a fleet of RS21’s and up to 12 teams from local clubs competing in quickfire “sprint” races, each lasting around 15 minutes. Races will be umpired, and teams will rotate between boats in the fleet throughout the weekend of racing. By Sunday afternoon every team will have competed in approximately 12 races and the top 2 teams identified for qualification into the national final. The 2019 final will be hosted by Royal Thames Yacht Club later in the year.
This event is a great opportunity for sailors to get together and race, representing their club at an event, without the hassle of transporting your own boat around the UK.
With teams entered from across the country, it is all to play for, will the home advantage pay off for the Royal Northern and Clyde team and Helensburgh Sailing Club? Follow the event to find out who comes out victorious!