THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – SHORESIDE:
Racing is organised, on behalf of the Dabchicks Sailing Club (DSC) and the West Mersea Yacht Club (WMYC), by a Committee comprising of members from both Clubs.
Race Office: This is located in the Long Room on the first floor of the WMYC and will be open from 08.30 every day. Late entries (along with the relevant late entry fee) will be accepted there up to 09.00.
Information Packs: Competitor information packs including lists of all competitors in your class, SIs, laminated course card and pennant/streamer will be available at the Race Office from 18.30 until 19.30 on Saturday 12th August and from 8.30 on Sunday 13th August.
Club Facilities: All competitors are welcome to use the facilities of both Clubs throughout the week. Changing and shower facilities are available together with bar service and catering.
Race Results: Limited copies of the results will be available at the DSC and WMYC following each prize-giving. Results may be posted at each club and will be available daily via www.merseaweek.com.
T-Shirts & Hoodies : Mersea Week T-shirts and hoodies will be available from the Race Office and at selected events prior to the week; please visit www.merseaweek.com or Mersea Week’s Facebook page for more details.
Social Events: Events are organised throughout the week; please see the DSC and WMYC Social Programmes on this website for details.
Car Parking: Parking is limited on the waterfront so if you can arrange car sharing please do. Car parks are Pay & Display.
Shopping: There are several food shops on the Island; they are about a 20 minute walk from the WMYC/DSC. Directions can be obtained from the Race Office.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – WATERSIDE:
Racing is organised on behalf of West Mersea Yacht Club (WMYC) and Dabchicks Sailing Club (DSC) by a committee comprising of members of both clubs.
Race Officers / Committee Boats:
Smacks, Cruisers and Keelboats: Brian Bolton / Blue Horizon (Dufour 38)
MFOBs and Dinghies: Paul Jackson / Centenary (Mitchell 31)
Signals made ashore
For the MFOB and dinghy classes, signals made ashore will be displayed from the flag mast at the head of the causeway.
The launch service, call sign YC1 on Ch. 37 (M), Tel: 07752309435, is provided by the WMYC, DSC and Peter Clarke’s Boatyard, and will run from 08.30 each day. To comply with their licences, the launches carry a maximum of 12 passengers – to help in peak periods, please allow plenty of time to get to your boats and gather all crew members together to minimise the need for return journeys.
For full details of the launch service hours please visit www.wmyc.org.uk/launch-service
Pennants & Streamers:
Mersea Week 2023 pennants are essential for all those taking part in the Smack, Cruiser & MFOB events. Coloured streamers are essential for all competitors in the dinghy events. These can be collected from the Race Office from 18.30 until 19.30 on Saturday 12th August and from 8.30 on Sunday 13th August.
Free mooring, for competitors, is very kindly provided by Mersea Moorings Association for the duration of the week. Contact WMYC launch (call sign YC1 on Ch. 37) on arrival to be allocated a mooring.
Please display your Mersea Week Pennant to show you are entitled to these services.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the water and, of course, in the bar.
PLEASE BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!