Mersea Week in its entirety is organised and run completely by volunteers and what a professional and finely structured week it turned out to be!
The small committee work tirelessly throughout the year to provide the full and exciting programme of sailing and social events that we know everyone who talk part in enjoyed.
We were indeed very fortunate to have the continued support of both West Mersea Yacht Club and the Dabchicks Sailing club, great venues from which to organise and host these events. Without their help, and the continued generosity of our sponsors, Adnams, Hempel, West Mersea Marine, Peter Clarke’s Boatyard, Fenn Wright, West Mersea Oyster Bar, Micro Scooters, Marfleets and Marine Store Chandlery we would simply not have been able to put on such an exceptional event.
The focus of the week was of course our beautiful island and the Blackwater estuary. Our many visitors were able to enjoy the various regattas from the beach and of course the pretty beach huts scattered along the Mersea Island shoreline.
Over 150 boats of every description took part with competitors ages ranging from 10 to over 80, there was indeed something for everyone. We had fine weather and all sails were adjusted to suit the gentle winds and every day was sailed admirably.
There was the usual ‘organised’ pandemonium on the Strood during the Round the Island Race and the Town regatta fireworks that concluded the week were truly spectacular.
A big ‘thank you’to all our competitors, we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.
Remember ‘The best sail of your life is still out there!