See also: www.blithfield.org.uk/barrel
Its getting to that time of year again when the regional circuits all come to an end.
But don’t despair!! Don’t hang up the undercover & think about servicing the trailer. There is still a whole load of fun racing to be had. Get that winter steamer and hot socks ready for the legendary Blithfield Barrel!!!!
Situated on the banks of the largest reservoir in Staffordshire, Blithfield Sailing Club kicks off its first Round of this favourite winter warmer event 'The Blithfield Barrel'.
This 'must do' winter event comprises of 4 days of top class racing, starting on 24th November, continuing on 15th December and 12th January and finishing on February 9th. Enjoy 2 races per day with each event running as a one off open meeting with spot prizes after each round, or do all 4 for the main Barrel series. Make sure the dates are in your diary! Prizes will be spread throughout the fleets thanks to our generous sponsors Harken, Hartley Boats, Birmingham Dinghy Services, Freedom Brewery and Creation Covers.
See what these top sailors have to say about it....
Andy Davis, from HD Sails and winner of the Barrel Series 2018/19 “ Looking forward to the Blithfield Barrel this Autumn/Winter, always a good day of racing and a filling lunch worth the trip alone & of course with the hottest showers in the land, make it an event not to miss.. With one day of racing each month it's easy to plan in the calendar and something to look forward too.”
We look forward to welcoming all monohulls with a PN greater then 860 to take part in the 16th Blithfield Barrel series. There will be 8 races in total with 6 to count, briefing at 11:15, race starts scheduled for 12:00 and 14:00 each day. The legendary Blithfield hospitality awaits with excellent wholesome food from the galley, bar available throughout, and free tea and coffee.”