GRP Blackwater Dinghy
The shortest day of the year for those living in the northern hemisphere is today - the 21st December, 2014. We have the prospect of lengthening daylight hours until the summer solstice on 21st June, 2015.
Most of us by now have tucked our boats away under cover for the remainder of winter, and we look forward to spring when we shall prepare and launch them at the start of a new season. Then many of us will launch our boats with high expectations of brilliant times afloat.
Just now, in the southern hemisphere, yachtsmen will be halfway through their season, and they will be making the most they can of the shortening days.
The shortest day has extra sparkle this year
Date of Summer Solstice
Leigh-on-Sea Bank Holiday Amble – Part 2 (Featuring ‘Nancy Grey’)
Friday, 8th July (Featuring GRP dinghy at Heybridge)
Old Gaffers Race (Featuring the smack ‘Electron’)
Smack CK 21 in the Colne
Maria CK 21
Traditional Blackwater Sailing Dinghy