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Pyefleet-LogoWeb200Press ReleaseBrightlingsea Sailing Club's  Pyefleet Week 2105 supported by Zhik, which takes place from Saturday 1 to Saturday 8 August, is one of the UK's premier dinghy and day boat regattas and this year looks set to break all attendance records.  

With eight days of sailing for all from Olympic medallists and World Champions to weekend warrior, cadets and complete novices plus non-stop fun for all the family, Pyefleet Week truly does have something to offer everyone.

The Colne Estuary provides sheltered sea sailing and there are committee boat starts for the main racing classes and club line starts in the protection of Brightlingsea Creek for cadets and intermediate/novice sailors. This year the regatta will include the SigneT Class National Championship, which will run from Monday 3 to Friday 7 August.

14905200691_8403f5752a_kAlso featuring will be a fleet of more than 20 Brightlingsea One Designs (BODs), the local three man traditional clinker day boats that have been raced continuously at Brightlingsea since their introduction in 1928. The Wivenhoe One Designs, a smaller two-man clinker day boat normally based up the river at Wivenhoe, will join the fray too making for a spectacular sight as boats almost a century old race side by side with the very latest skiffs, multihulls and foilers.

Ashore the Club is open from early morning to late at night. Each day starts with breakfast, followed by morning coffee, the famous Pyefleet lunch table, afternoon tea and après sailing drinks. In the evenings there's a Club supper, followed by a variety of entertainment including live bands, a quiz night and various fleet-led fun nights such as the infamous BOD German Night and the legendary Big Wednesday Beach Party.

There's plenty to keep non sailors of all ages entertained with a sandy beach right outside the Club, walks along the River Colne and Brightlingsea Creek, playgrounds, a seawater paddling pool, Brightlingsea's open air swimming pool (one of the few remaining outdoor lidos still in operation), boat trips around the harbour and up river, a town centre with lots of lovely local shops and the ever-popular crabbing from Brightlingsea Hard. 

PowerboatPyefleet Week supported by Zhik is organised and run by the volunteer members of Brightlinsea Sailing club and the club operates an open door policy throughout the week, welcoming visiting sailors, their friends and family to this very special and beautiful corner of Essex.

The generous support of sponsors helps make the event the success it is and for 2015 Pyefleet Week is delighted to welcome Australia based apparel brandZhik as Official Clothing Partner and title sponsor. Also supporting the week are Day Sponsors Brightlingsea Boat Park & RideSpecialised FixingsAOC Resins,Just Trays and Britau Scaffolding; Supporting Sponsors Chemical Release CompanyProfessional Building SuppliesAluminium Roofline Products andWalker Modular; and Official Suppliers Clean Fresh,Curtis SignsDave White and The Press Gang.

For further information about Pyefleet Week supported by Zhik and to enter online please or contact Alice Davies, Commodore Brightlingsea Sailing Club or 07534 388249

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IMG_9324The split for the Fast and Slow Handicap during Pyefleet Week has been confirmed as 1000 meaning the boats with a PY number of up to 999 will race in the Fast Handicap and those of 1000 and over will race in the Slow Handicap.
Pyefleet-LogoOur new Pyefleet Week website is now up and running at!  We've created a dedicated event website that will carry all the information and news in a single location to make it easy for you to find.  It even includes an Online Entry option so that you can enter now and save time on the paperwork when you come to registration at the start of the event. You will also notice that there is an option to sign up to receive our Email Newsletter (see the sign up box on the lower right side of this page) which will bring you key news about the event and will also ensure you receive copies of the press releases sent out about the event. You will also notice that the new website includes the logos of our fantastic sponsors who are so generously supporting the event.  The sponsor's contributions is helping to bring real and direct benefits to all of our competitors and participants so do please take a few moments to click on their logos and find out more about what each of the companies do. If you don't find the information you want on the site or come across any little glitches that need fixing please email and we will do our best to get it sorted.
The fleet split for Pyefleet Week has been confirmed and the sides are set as follows: Sunday programme Morning 10:30 – Fast Handicap 10:35 – Fireball 10:40 – Laser 10:45 – Wivenhoe One Design 10:45 – Cadet Handicap - club line 10:50 – SigneT designation varies day to day Afternoon 14:30 – Cat Handicap 14:35 – Brightlingsea One Design 14:40 – Tera 14:45 – Slow Handicap / Mirror 14:50 – SigneT designation varies day to day The fleets will then swop am/pm day to day as usual. The new Pyefleet Week website and the official Pyefleet Week programme will both be launched soon.
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