Sunday Racing

Looking for somewhere non-coastal to dinghy sail/race in Essex? Look no further than Ardleigh Reservoir covering over 120 acres of peaceful and secluded fresh water, conveniently located just outside Colchester close to both the A12 and A120.

Ardleigh Sailing Club is an established, family friendly club welcoming both dinghy sailors who wish to race and also social sailors who may just want the security of knowing that a safety boat is on hand, during sailing sessions.

Traditional handicap races take place most Sunday Mornings throughout the year where we run two (back to back) mixed fleet class races usually commencing at 10.30 am.  (Using a 5-4-1-Go starting procedure)

The clubhouse and boat berths are conveniently close to the water and there are two concrete slipways for easy launching.

There is a variety of dinghy classes sailed at Ardleigh Reservoir, these include: Solo, Laser, OK, Mirror, Topper, Pico, Phantom, Argo, National 12, Wanderer, Merlin Rocket, Tera, Lark, Supernova, Byte, Streaker, Enterprise and Graduate.

Sunday Racing Programme

  • Early Spring Series  (Consisting of 10 races, 4 discards with 6 to count)
  • Late Spring Series    (Consisting of 10 races, 4 discards with 6 to count)
  • Early Summer Series (Consisting of 8 races, 3 discards with 5 to count)
  • Late Summer Series  (Consisting of 8 races, 3 discards with 5 to count)
  • Autumn Series (Consisting of 10 races, 4 discards with 6 to count)
  • Winter Series  (Consisting of 20 races, 8 discards with 12 to count)
  • Frostbite Series  (Consisting of 20 races, 8 discards with 12 to count)

In addition to the above race series there are a few special event days (please see club calendar for Ardleigh’s full sailing programme).

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