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Chairman’s Greeting 2023

The Mersea Week Committee welcomes you to the 49th annual Mersea Week.

Starting on Sunday the 13th August with the Dabchicks Sailing Club Regatta and culminating with the Yacht Club’s Regatta and final prize giving on the 18th, the week will be punctuated by the WMYC’s RNLI charity events on the Wednesday. That is five days of racing for cruisers, dinghies and MFOBs, with lots of entertainments ashore.

Although the tides are favourable for the weeks racing, unfortunately they are not high enough to enable the Round the Island Race to take place this week. This year the WMYC RTI will be held on September 2nd when a 5.7m tide at 1453hrs. is predicted.

This year the week flows into the Town Regatta on the 19th of August, with the bonus of their Regatta’s famous firework display finishing off the week’s fun.

Your committee, as ever, have looked at ways of improving the week aided by a frank discussion session in the Autumn of 2022.

The week will again begin this year with a welcoming drink with nibbles at the WMYC when the Competitor’s packs may also be collected. Regatta merchandise will also be available for purchase then, as well as prior and during the event.

A massive thank you goes out to our sponsors, whose generosity allows us to keep entry fees at a reasonable level.

Finally, your committee wishes you a fantastic week.

Alan Jones

Chair, Mersea Week organising Committee.

The Largest Sailing event on the East Coast

Sunday 13th August – Friday 18th August 2023

We had a great week, and we are so grateful for the efforts of all the organising team to make it happen.

Simon & Maddie Clifton

Thanks for a great week of racing. Well done to all the organisers and I hope to competent again next year.

Dave Royce

Many thanks to all the race team for a great week, appreciate that without you all we could not race.

Dave Haynes

Firstly, a thank you to you and the Mersea week team, lead by Alan Jones, Peter Fitt did a great job for the MFOBs and Dinghies. We were greatly impressed and very grateful for the combined efforts of the Safety team.

Paul & Liz Harrison

Just like to say thank you to all those responsible for organising the event. We had an absolutely fantastic time, close racing, generous competitors, and fun socialising.

Stephen Jones (Phialle)

Thanks for an amazing week – one of the best I can remember.

Barry Ashmore (Algonquin)
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