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The John Broughton European Snipe Cup is going home!

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Published 18:08 on 8 May 2024

One of the founders of the European Snipe Cup was John Broughton. He was SCIRA European Secretary during the 1970's and early 80's and was a life-long member of Stone Sailing Club. The European Cup began in 1977 and is held on alternate years to the European Championships.

In 2015, after the original trophy went missing, the new trophy was named after John. The event has not been sailed on UK waters since 1993. This August (15th - 18th) the event will take place for the first time at Stone Sailing Club on the river Blackwater in Essex.

Stone SC is the perfect venue. You can launch at any state of tide and there is a great open stretch of water in the estuary for racing. It has excellent facilities with large changing rooms, fab showers, upstairs clubhouse overlooking the Blackwater, two large bars, onsite canteen, and space for a large marquee. Camping and campervans can be on-site - for free! Steeple Bay Holiday Park takes bookings Mon-Mon, great accommodation for a sailing event over a weekend and is 8 mins drive from the club. There are no hotels within walking distance, however, Burnham-on-Crouch is 20 mins away.

Read the full Yacht and Yachting article by clicking HERE.

Last updated 19:55 on 9 July 2024

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