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Construction sailing regatta - enter now!

Dinghy sailors from across construction will once more head for Rutland Water to compete for individual and team trophies at the Construction Industry Sailing Regatta next month.

The event takes place on Friday 2 July and is open to anyone working in or involved with the construction industry. Individual and team entries are encouraged.

Fireball dinghies dominated last year’s event, which saw a combination of strong winds and brilliant sunshine lead to exciting, very competitive but highly enjoyable sailing.

Top honours went to Peter Gray and Simon Forbes who clinched the overall trophy following a final race victory to overhaul their nearest rivals, the Fireball-sailing crews of Ian Kelly/Pete Elver and Penny Gibbs/Ian Gibbs.

Top team on the day last year was the all-Fireball team from Stadia with the all-Phantom dinghy Seabrook Developments B-team coming in second.

Sailors are advised to get their entries in quickly as numbers on the water are limited. Entries are open to all dinghies and multi-hulls with an RYA Portsmouth Yardstick rating.

The three race regatta will be organised by Rutland Water Sailing Club near Oakham in Rutland with the first race starting at 11am.

The event is supported by consultant Pick Everard and NCE. The entry fee for each boat will be £22 which includes tea, coffee and a buffet lunch.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded for individual and company team placings - a company team comprising three boats from one company or organisation or formally constituted joint venture.

  • For an entry form and further information contact organiser Jonathan Adams on 0116 223 4400 or email



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