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Junior Bourne End Week

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Saturday 28th May Monday 30th May 2022

The objective of Junior Bourne End Week is to have fun on the water. It is a mixture of racing, fun and games. Come and join in if you are aged 7 to 18. Everyone has fun and those that want to, have the opportunity to compete in the JBEW racing Regatta. The ethos of the week is adults running an excellent week for children involving a wide range of on the water activities. We need the commitment of adult volunteers to make it happen.

This document comprises:

  1. Programme of Events
  2. Important Information
  3. Notice of Race for the serious racing bits

Junior Bourne End Week only works due to the parental support provided. All participants are required to be accompanied by an adult at all times. The children get to spend time on the water and the adults make it happen. We will publish the duty roster on the UTSC website before the start of the event.

Each day arrive for registration from 09.30. The on-water activities finish around 17.00 apart from a lunchtime finish on Monday so we can all clear up. Camping is available and the clubhouse will be open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings.

Registration is open on the UTSC website until Friday 20th May.

It is open to UTSC and TSC members only unless not fully subscribed when invitations may be issued to non-members.

Friday 27th May Set-up from 17.00. Unload & rig boats

Fish'n'chips will be ordered in

Pitch your tent!

Saturday 28th May Registration from 09.30 Get your tally!

Briefing in the marquee from 10.00 be ready to go!

Evening entertainment: movie night & ice creams.

Sunday 29th May Registration from 09.30 Get your tally!

Briefing in the marquee 09.45 be ready to go!

Evening entertainment: camp fire.

Monday 30th May Registration from 09.30 Get your tally!

Briefing in the marquee 09.45 be ready to go!

BBQ and prize giving from 14.00. Vegetarian alternative available. £8.50 adults £6.00 children.




Railway Line

Access to the club is across the Railway Line. At all times members, event participants and guests must adhere to regulations regarding the use of the railway crossing, as displayed on the crossing gates and the club notice board. It is essential to the club's future that the continued use of the crossing is ensured and the good relations with the railway authorities are maintained.

There are pedestrian gates and boat crossing gates.

All members & guests must use the pedestrian gates. If the crossing light is red and the warning signal sounding, stay outside the crossing gates with the gates closed. A train is approaching, even if out of sight, so do not cross, but wait for the train to pass, standing OUTSIDE the CLOSED gate.

When the light is green, please cross quickly and close all gates behind you. Do not try to carry too much kit across at one time.

Boat crossing gates: Railway rules state that both gates must be fully open before starting to bring boats across. Do not take a boat across on your own.

Please minimise repeat visits across the railway line to minimise risk.

There is a published railway timetable but trains do not always run to time.

Please ensure that all visitors and spectators who may arrive independently are thoroughly briefed about railway safety.

Sailing Groups

Sailing groups

Sailors will be split into 3 groups based upon age and/or experience

Sharks This will comprise the more experienced sailors. Racing and potentially some coaching will be provided for this group

There will be two groups of less experienced sailors based on age. These cut offs are not strict and the groups will be finalised once we have the list of entries.

Dolphins Typically, these will be children older than eight. This group will already have had an introduction to sailing. There will be plenty of opportunities for free-sailing as well as games & practising boat-handling skills.

Starfish This group is for the least experienced children. With plenty of supervision, the aim is to get them all out sailing and feeling confident on the water. They will play games and have some fun races.

Team Games Each child will also be allocated to a coloured team which will be composed of a mix of Sharks, Dolphins and Starfish. The older children lead these teams in a variety of team games and activities which the younger team members can choose to be a part of as they see fit. These range from treasure hunts to Topper relay races.

Equipment Boats Club owned and privately owned boats belonging to members will be used and we will be hiring extra boats for the event. If you have a boat which you intend to bring then please state on the entry form. We spend significant amounts on additional boats for the event, including hire and collection costs. An entry discount of £10 is offered to anyone who brings a Feva, Topper or Optimist with them.

Registration Fee is £42 per child. Entry is open to children who are members of UTSC or Thames Sailing Club.

Buoyancy Aids are required for all children and it is important that they fit well. If you do not own one you can hire one that is the right size for £20 from UTSC for the duration of JBEW. You must book this on the website in advance.

Condition of Participation Parental Supervision We absolutely do not offer a crèche facility and parents/guardians must remain on site at all times or have arranged a suitable adult or guardian to be able to supervise children in their absence.

Volunteers Junior Bourne End Week is organised and run entirely by volunteers. We need the support of the parents/guardians of participating children to make the event happen. There are various on and off the water tasks that must be completed both before during and after the event. We will contact you to see how you can assist.

Camping is available in Sin City at £10 a pitch for the duration of JBEW and Bourne End Week which follows. Children who are camping must be supervised by their parents/guardians.

There is no on-site catering this year, but there will be a barbecue lunch on Monday. Please book this by the end of Friday, May 27th on the UTSC website.

Daily Registration will be required so that we know that your child has arrived at UTSC. This will involve a parent/guardian signing the child in and out. Each child will be assigned a tally (wrist band) to wear during Junior Bourne End Week. This is to be returned at the end of sailing each day or when a child leaves the sailing club if earlier.

Prizegiving will be held at the sailing club at 14.30 on Monday 30th May

Condition of Entry Insurance Privately owned boats being used in Junior Bourne End Week whether being used for racing or not are required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in the sum of at least £3,000,000 (three million pounds).

Disclaimer of Liability
Each parent/guardian is entirely responsible for the safety of their own child, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in this Programme, the Notice of Race for the Junior Bourne End Week Championships or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility. It is for the parent/guardian to decide whether the child is fit to sail in the conditions in which they will find themselves. Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the parents/guardians nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the taking part in Junior Bourne End Week. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the races and the event, and include Upper Thames Sailing Club and its various volunteers.

Further Information For further information about Junior Bourne End Week please contact



Saturday 28th May to Monday 30th May 2022

Organising Authority The organising authority is The Upper Thames Sailing Club

Rules The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. The Sailing Instructions will amend the 'Zone' to two boat lengths for all races for all classes. As a condition of entry, all entrants agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of the ISAF, the prescriptions of the RYA, the rules of Upper Thames Sailing Club, the rules of appropriate Class Associations and the Sailing Instructions. They undertake to sail in compliance with the RYA Racing Charter.

RYA Racing Charter Competitors should note that UTSC implement the RYA Racing Charter and that they will be required to undertake to sail in compliance with the Charter, which can be found at the front of the RYA rule book (Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024) or at

Eligibility and Entry The racing part of the regatta is open to all children participating in Junior Bourne End Week sailing in boats of the following classes: RS Feva and Topper.

Race Starting Times

Saturday 28th May - The starting sequence will be displayed at Race Control.

The first race start will not be before 11.00. Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May - The starting sequence will be displayed at Race Control. The first race start will not be before 10.00

Sailing Instructions Club racing SIs are available on the UTSC website.

Scoring The Low Point System of Appendix A will apply. For all classes a minimum of one race will be completed for a series to be valid. At least 4 races are planned. If 3 or more races are sailed there will be one discard.

Trophies The overall trophy will be awarded to the winning boat based on best score across both classes. In the case of a tie it will be broken in favour of the class with the highest number of aggregate race finishers. Further prizes may be awarded. Trophies are to be held for one year or until Junior Bourne End Week 2023, whichever is the earlier.

Disclaimer of liability. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

Condition of Entry Insurance Boats are required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold minimum of £3,000,000 (three million pounds) insurance against third party claims. Evidence of such insurance may be required to be presented.

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