Entry open for the 2022 Bala Massacre Open Pursuit, March 20th

Bala Massacre 2022

The much anticipated Bala Sailing Club 2022 sailing season commences with the Massacre Pursuit race on Sunday 20th March. The Massacre is not a race for the faint-hearted, with conditions in previous races ranging from gentle winds in the spring sunshine to winter gales from the favourable south west, offering open water conditions and big waves. Depending on conditions, the race is planned to run up to 3 hours, with big courses often attracting SB20s, Flying Dutchman’s, 505s and fast catamarans. The last (2019) Massacre was won by Elizabeth Potter, sailing a D-Zero, from West Kirby SC. The clubhouse and café will be open to welcome visitors from 9:30 am. Registration from 11am, briefing at midday and the race will start at 1pm. The NOR can be found here and visitors and members are invited to enter online before the 19th March.

The Massacre starts what should be an exciting 2022 sailing season which includes the Easter Regatta on 16/17 April, the 3 day catamaran open on the early May bank holiday with a combined Shearwater open, the GP14 Inland Championship on the 21/22 May, the 2 day Bala Long Distance which is once again part of the Great British Sailing Challenge, Bala fun week starting on Monday 22nd August and finally the August Regatta and Comet National Championship starting on the 27th August. All open meeting information can be found here.