The 31st of August, sun shining here in Burnham On Crouch and the river in readiness for the Burnham Week racing this afternoon (if the wind fills in). In the meantime we see several paddle boarders making the most of the weather and the most glorious flat water - Joy.
And the forecast for September is looking pretty good too. Got yours yet?
This August Burnham on Crouch will be running the annual Burnham Week Regatta.
The event will be celebrating it's 125th year of high level river racing attracting some 200 entrants made up of many different classes. As you can see by the pictures below, the week has a fantastic buzz both on and off the water.
Burnham is the home of the Champions of Champions race, The Endeavour, where all of the National Champions from most of the dinghy classes compete against each other in the same class of boat. Why am I telling you this? because...if all the champions come here to race it must mean it's pretty good - so why not come and see if you can snatch some of the priceless trophies in these challenging waters.
The town is blessed with more clubs, pubs and restaurants than your average and all of them are of a great standard. Oh yes, and while you're here, come and visit us at the Sail Loft.
I have posted this early as I know many of you wish to plan your year, indeed for some it will be very late - so come on get on line and join in, it promises to be a tremendous week.
Get on to www.burnhamweek.com to find out more.
SEE YOU ON THE WATER!
Well that was exhausting, the things we do for our customers. Both Mick & myself are exhausted trudging the Rai Exhibition Halls looking for new and exciting products that we hope to make available for sale as soon is humanly possible.
The star of the show we felt was the "Sea Tag" which is a wristband worn super cool Man Overboard Device, and yes we know that this is yet another MOB but the major difference is it has no buttons to accidentally press. It 'Bluetooths" to your mobile via an App and once it has been activated it will show the Latitude/Longtitude and Course to Steer. Its that simple. We will get this product on the website as soon as we get confirmed price and availability. Watch this space.
Other items that we liked were the Rotating Dinghy Davit, ideal for all Boats that want to store there Inflatable Dinghy but space etc limits. This product won't disappoint. The Ecoblast Pro, most of you may have the standard pumped Ecoblast, but for those who might want something louder well this will do the job. the very cool WoW SounD Waterproof Music Speaker system, 360°Sound with 4 x 50mm Speakers, Bluetooth, 360° LED Light, fits in most cup holders, 50 + Hours plus playtime. Will float with supplied speaker float, Orange colour.
So keep a look out on our Front Banner Page for these products, as usual rely on the Wetworks to get these products to you first.
What a glorious weekend of Burnham Week sailing in some pretty lively conditions only to finish with simply the most glorious day on Monday when BOC hosted the annual 'Quay Day' attracting what seems to be thousands of visitors into the town.
The Wetworks 707 crewed by a bunch of very able young guys did themselves very proud (considering they have not sailed one of these boats for many years) coming second on day one and two, in a fleet of seven, and after having led the whole fleet on day three for most of the day they slipped out of contention in zero air to come fifth.
The river was awash with boats - yachts, dinghies, motor boats, gigs, kayaks and several paddle boards. Over the weekend we received so much interest particularly in the SUP area and are happy to have supplied quite a few that were taken directly out onto the water - marvellous.
The JOBE boards looked and performed brilliantly on the water and our resident expert and demo/trainer chap (Nobby) was really busy showing off his skills and giving help to many on the water.
We had moved the store down to ground level, outside, which worked really well allowing so many to see what we provide - and as a bonus we truly enjoyed the day with so many old and new friends.
A superb and very special weekend had by all - it is still sunny and the water is still very calm - come and see us soon and let's get you out on the water!