Brookes Bell have hosted sailing races for over 20 years. Mariteam Sailing consists of teams from Brookes Bell, P&I Clubs, Marine Solicitors and other marine related firms competing in at least semi-serious races.
Millwall Dock on the Isle of Dogs under the auspices of the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. The Club House has the benefit of excellent changing and, more importantly, bar facilities.
The closest station is Crossharbour (ten to fifteen minutes from Tower Hill or Bank) on the Docklands Light Railway or the venue is easily reached by bus or car.
The Spring Series usually takes place on 6 to 8 evenings spread over April to July. Sailing commences at about 6.00 p.m. and comprises two races, sometimes a crew's race for beginners and always followed by ale in the Club bar.
Results are published on this website after the races.
The Rewards... apart from the beer afterwards!
Points are awarded depending on finishing position in each race with a cup for the winning team in each series. There is also a trophy for the best helmsman in each series. The prizes are presented at a grand gala barbeque on the last night of each series.
Racing is in bosuns. Buoyancy jackets are provided, otherwise sailing gear is provided by participants.
Teams comprise of two or three people – generally one helm and two crew. They do not need to be the same each time.
The Extra bit at the End
Brookes Bell and the Sailing Centre do not accept any responsibility for injury or damage or loss of personal possessions and individuals should make their own insurance arrangements to cover such contingencies.