Terms and Conditions of Entry

Important Notice to all Competitors

The safety of a Boat, Sailboard or Kite board and her entire management, including insurance, shall be the sole responsibility of the Owner/Competitor racing or using the Boat, Sailboard or Kite board for any purpose. The issue of sailing instructions, or any other directives, either verbal, written or implied in no way limits or reduces the complete responsibility of the Owner/Competitor for their crew and the management thereof.

The Event Organisers, the Host Club, or any Class Association will not be liable for any loss, damage, death or personal injury howsoever caused to the Owner/Competitor or any of their crew as a result of their taking part in the trials, or races. Moreover every Owner/Competitor warrants the suitability of his/her Boat, Sailboard or Kite board for the trials, race or races.

All Boats, Sailboards or Kite boards shall be insured against Third Party Liability for a minimum of £2,000,000. This is a condition of entry.

All competitors should attend the morning briefing and must, before going on the course, ensure that they have been briefed by the Course Manager and made aware of any safety instructions pertinent to that day.


Entry to the Event

Competitors may compete with any wind-powered sailing craft.

For practical and safety reasons we aim to limit the total number of competitors on the water at any time to a maximum of 80. The event may well be oversubscribed so book early to avoid disappointment. Entry is only secured on payment of the appropriate fee following completion of on-line registration.

There are 2 options for entering the event:

  1. The Full weekend, for which up to 60 places are available;
  2. Any 1 day of your choice for which no more than 20 places are available;

The fees are £40 and £25 respectively and include a special event breakfast voucher from one of our main sponsors, Sara's Tea Gardens

In addition there will be a refundable deposit of £20 on Rash vests (This will need to be paid in cash at event registration)

There are a limited number of GT31 units available for hire (Please see the GT31 page for info and hire costs)

Southend Speed Weekend is a NON Profit event.


Personal Data

Please be assured that any information provided to the organisers of Southend Speed Weekend will only be used by the organisers for the purpose of running the event. Your personal information will never be made available to other parties without your consent and will be handled and processed at all times in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Refund Policy

If you find that circumstances prevent you from attending Southend Speed Weekend we will refund your entry fee in full if requested at least 7 days prior to the event. Beyond this point we reserve the right to charge 50% of the fee. Once Speed Weekend has started refunds are not available.


Proof of Entry to Southend Speed Weekend

Your payment receipt/invoice that will be automatically emailed to you is confirmation of your entry to Southend Speed Weekend.