Last year's winner travelled 356 miles with his trailer-sailer to compete in the Maldon Town Regatta

Tow your trailer-sailer to Maldon to sail in the historic

Essex town’s regatta on the River Blackwater on September 27 and you could be

in with a chance of winning the coveted PBO Miles to Maldon Trophy.

This accolade is awarded annually to the

trailer-sailer that’s been towed the furthest to take part in the Maldon Town Regatta.

Last year’s trophy winner, Conrad Birtle, travelled 356 miles from

Abersoch in west Wales with his Red Fox

20 Hi Hopes.

Other trailer-sailers

travelled from as far afield as Suffolk and Oxford to participate in the

colourful racing pageant that mixes historic smacks with classic yachts and

modern boats.

PBO’s Dave

Selby, who lives in Maldon, will be available to advise on launching sites and

arrange overnight berths, or for longer periods, if you want to use the

opportunity to explore the Blackwater and its magical creeks and marshes.

Contact him at

For entry

forms and information about the Maldon Town Regatta click on