National Scout Sailing Regatta

Norfolk played host to the 2017 National Scout Sailing Regatta which was held at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club in Wroxham which was organised by 1st Blofield and Brundall Sea Scouts and 8th Norwich Sea Scouts.

Just over 100 scouts from across the country attended to take part in a weekend. Weather conditions were tough going with light winds throughout the weekend. The sun was out and the Scouts in attendance all had a great time.

There were 10 trophies on offer across the following categories: Single Handed, Slow Handicap, Fast Handicap in Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 18 and one trophy for the Leaders/Network.

Local winners included:

  • Daniel Conway of 8th Norwich in the Under 13 Topper class single-hand race;
  • Toby Pearce of 8th Norwich in the Under 15 Laser class single-hand;
  • Joe Wootton and Toby Pearce of 8th Norwich in the Under 18 RS Vision class fast hand; and
  • Ed Cubitt of Victory Explorers North Walsham, Under 18 Laser class single-hand.


Dates for the your diary for the next sailing events:

  1. County Sailing Regatta – AKA Yare Sailing Regatta. 30th June 2018
  2. UK Scout Sailing Nationals – South Shields 24 – 27 August.


Well done to all those who attended the event during the weekend and also to the leaders and organisers.

If you are looking to get sailing to your unit but don’t have the leaders who have suitable permits, please contact Darren Glanville, Norfolk Manager of Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS) who can point you in the right direction.