Blithfield Barrel 2017/18
This winter sees the 14th running of the original winter sailing series - The Blithfield Barrel. All monohulls with a PN greater than 845 are welcome. Racing is run in accordance with the RYA Average lap racing guidelines, if it gets too busy, we will use two consecutive flights to ease start line congestion. For 2017 we have reduced the entry fee for single handers. Races are at 12:00 and 14:00 with food available between races and the bar open afterwards. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back for the best winter series in the Midlands!

We are very grateful to the following companies for their continued support and sponsorship:

Freedom Brewery - Craft brewed lager
Birmingham Dinghy Services - Workshop & Chandlery
Creation Covers - Covers and Accessories
Dinghytec - Dinghy & Mast Repairs & Rigging
HD Sails - Championship winning Sailmakers

Provisional Results to date subject to checking.

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Official Documents

Notice of Race here
Sailing Instructions available at registration.

Event Contacts

Commodore:Paul Hollis
Rear Commodore:Alan Skitt
NOR, SI, Results:Alan Skitt and Peter Male
Reports:Chris Martin
Sponsorship:Paul Hollis and Peter Male
Protest Chair:T.B.A
Principle Race Officer Nov 12: Alan Skitt
Dec 3: Bill Watson
Jan 14: Steve Watson
Feb 11: T.B.A.

Previous Champions

Year Helm Crew Boat Club
2016/17 Christian Birrell Tom Pygall Merlin Rocket Whistable
2015/16 Andy Davis Rich Adams Merlin Rocket Blithfield
2014/15 Chris Gould Nick Broomhall Osprey Blithfield
2013/14 Andy Davis Tom Pygall Merlin Rocket Blithfield
2012/13 Tom Gillard Simon Potts Fireball Sheffield Vikings
2011/12 Matt Biggs Ben Hollis Merlin Rocket Blithfield
2010/11 Steve Leney Gill Leney Merlin Rocket Blithfield
2009/10 Matt Biggs Ben Hollis Merlin Rocket Blithfield
2008/09 Andy Couch - Phantom Rudyard Lake
2007/08 Matt Biggs Rob Kennaugh Merlin Rocket Blithfield
2006/07 Matt Biggs Dave Crockett Merlin Rocket Blithfield
2005/06 Matt Biggs Dave Crockett Merlin Rocket Blithfield
2004/05 Matt Biggs Dave Crockett Merlin Rocket Blithfield