Cruising and racing events 2017

The 2017 sailing season has a varied selection of racing and cruising opportunities for our members and guests. We would like to encourage as many members as possible to take part in these racing and cruising events. Check out below what’s lined up and let us have your feedback.

The combined clubs races are open to cruising yachts from any of the participating clubs and entry is free. We would love to see a turnout of at least three PMSC boats in each race. This is a great opportunity to hone sailing skills while competing against others and, as an added incentive, the best performing PMSC boat in each race wins a PMSC trophy!

There is a selection of cruising events, which we have tried to make as varied as possible to include day sailing as well as overnight cruises to more distant locations. Take a look, let us know if any of these appeal to you and if not, let us know of any other ideas you may have. We would love to hear from you.

And of course we also have the ever-popular Smack & Working Boat race, the Barge Match and the Pin Mill SC Regatta, dates confirmed as follows:

Barge Match -1st July
PMSC Regatta – 9th September
Smack & Working Boat Race - 16th September

There is also a time trial that can be undertaken by anyone at any time between 1st April and the 1st October. Click here for details..

Steve Miller,


Sailing Risk Assessment - A risk assessment has been raised to cover the club's organised sailing activities click here to view. Sailing activities will be planned to be compatible with this document. Club members are requested to read through it (it is not too long!) Suggestions for improvements can be sent to the Sailing Secretary.

If you wish to participate in a PMSC crusing or racing event, please complete the form so that it is received by the Sailing Secretary NO LATER THAN THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE EVENT. If there are not 2 or more entries, the event will be cancelled. Feel free to call the Sailing Sec, Steve Miller on Ips. 780000 to ensure your entry has been received.

PMSC cruising and race entry form. Click here for the general PMSC sailing event entry form. NB: Not to be used for Regatta, RNLI or CCRS races.


Sailing events

Mon May 01, 2017
Time trials start
Sat May 06, 2017 @10:00 -
Erwarton passage race & BBQ
Sat May 20, 2017 @11:00 -
CCRS race 1 - Sponsored by Royal Harwich Yacht Club
Sat Jun 03, 2017 @20:00 -
Goes week-end cruise (TBC)
Sat Jun 10, 2017
Arthur Ransome cruise to Walton Backwaters and BBQ
Sat Jun 17, 2017
Brightlingsea Cruise, visiting the Colne Yacht Club
Sat Jun 17, 2017 @11:00 -
CCRS race 2 - Sponsored by Pin Mill Sailing club
Sun Jun 18, 2017
Brightlingsea Cruise, visiting the Colne Yacht Club
Sat Jul 01, 2017
56th Pin Mill Barge Match
Sat Jul 22, 2017 @11:00 -
CCRS race 3 - sponsored by Haven Ports Yacht Club
Sat Jul 29, 2017 @12:00 -
Second Sands BBQ
Sat Aug 12, 2017
River Deben Cruise
Sun Aug 13, 2017
River Deben Cruise
Sat Aug 26, 2017 @11:00 -
CCRS race 4, sponsored by the Shotley Sailing Club
Mon Aug 28, 2017 @10:00 -
Ha'penny Cup
Sat Sep 09, 2017 @11:00 -
74th PMSC Regatta 2017
Sat Sep 16, 2017 @10:00 -
Smack and working boat race
Sat Sep 23, 2017 @12:00 -
CCRS Race 5 - Sponsored by the Harwich & Dovercourt SC

Tide times - Harwich