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Sonata Class Race 1

25th May
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West Mersea Yacht Club

The Blackwater Gauntlet is "Thrown".

25th May 2024

29th June 2024

20th July 2024

28th September 2024

This year as part of the Sonata Racing programme between Dabchicks Sailing Club, Colne Yacht Club and West Mersea Yacht Club we thought it would be fun to re-introduce as one of the prizes the Black water Gauntlet. This would be awarded to the club with the fewest points based upon the rules below.

There will be eight races in the series over four Saturdays (see the sailing calendar). Start and finish is intended to be at the Molliette Beacon. Races will comprise of Round the Cans and/or Windward/Leeward


  • The teams will be two boat teams.
  • Each two-boat team shall comprise of at least one club Sonata.
  • Other than the club Sonata's the other boat of the team can only count once in the series.
  • All eight races to count, no discards.
  • Teams to be nominated before the warning signal.
  • Substitution of competitors shall only take place with the approval of Organising Authorities
  • The Gauntlet is an annual prize and shall be returned to Dabchicks Sailing Club 11 months after award.


Please enter for race one after 1st April 2024 here

The NOR will be published in the same place and on the Official Notice Board


We always need volunteers to help us run these races. Please login at (if you have forgotten your password or need an account please follow the instructions) go to Duty Roster and select a duty.


Besides awarding the Gauntlet there will be other prizes.



Please visit the club website to book this event.

Last updated 4:11am on 21 June 2024

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