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The origins of Blithfield
Sailing Club can be traced back to a meeting in Rugeley
on Wednesday 15th February, 1967. This meeting had been
called to form a group to negotiate for permission to
sail at Blithfield. From this meeting the Mercian Yacht
Club, forerunner to Blithfield Sailing Club, was formed.
Then followed the lengthy
procedures of applying for grant aid, preparing plans for
the clubhouse, raising money from prospective members and
then seeing all hopes realised with the building and
equipping of the clubhouse. the building commenced on
31st March 1971 and was handed over to the club on 1st
January 1972. Boats actually took oto the water for the
first time on 4th March 1972. The official opening was on
Saturday 20th May 1972 by Lord Burntwood. Organised
racing commenced with the Autumn series points racing.
The original classes of boats in 1972 were Fireball,
Merlin Rocket, GP14, and OK.
The Blithfield emblem, the Bagot Goat is used by kind permission of Lady Nancy Bagot.