Commodore’s Welcome



I am delighted to welcome you to the Royal Burnham Yacht Club‘s annual Whitsun Regatta. We hope we have put together a programme which will provide great racing and socialising, kick start the summer and provide an antidote to what has seemed like a long winter.

In addition to the usual club keelboat classes we will be seeing Cruisers, including those racing for the Houghton Cup under the auspices of EAORA, Dinghies, Old Gaffers, Cadets - and for the first time Multihulls. On Sunday Gigs from the Burnham on Crouch Coastal Rowing Club will also be in the water. The full variety of local sailing and other waterborne activity will be represented.

Please go to the social programme to whet your appetite for some great events. Our President Judy Payne-James and I look forward to welcoming you personally at the President’s and Commodore’s opening reception on Friday evening. The regatta will close with a lunchtime prizegiving on Monday where a glittering array of trophies will be presented.

My thanks go to our supporters and sponsors and to the tireless team of organisers.

I wish you all a great time on and off the water!


Martin Smith
Royal Burnham Yacht Club