The Great Olympic Sailing Bake Off

The Great British Olympic Sailing Bake Off!

Lymington's baking competition to find the most creative Olympic themed cake .

olympic ringsMonday 15th August features heavily in Lymington's Olympic calendar: it's the day that our local sailor Nick Thompson will be sailing his laser in the Olympic medal race (along with Southampton University graduate, Alison Young in the Laser Radial medal race). On the same day, anyone can have a go at sailing in the RYA Going for Gold day in Lymington at the Lymington Town Sailing Club (LTSC).


Calling all cake makers!

Luke matthews chewton glenMedal race celebrations on Monday 15 August at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) will include a baking competition to find the most creative Olympic themed cake design. RLymYC welcome entries from across Lymington - can you bake and decorate an Olympic themed cake?


Luke Matthews, Executive Head Chef at the Chewton Glen will judge what is being called the “Great British Olympic Sailing Bake Off”, together with Alexa Bartlett-Woodnett, ‘Lex’, the creative pastry chef at The Pig Hotel.


To enter the Great British Sailing Bake Off, please return all entry forms by 16:30 Friday 12th August.


The judges will be looking for show stopping bakes (cake, biscuits, tray bakes) with the WOW factor as well as delicious taste and texture in the following categories:


  • Ultimate Gold Medal Winning Olympic Cake Design
  • Podium Winning Best Design by A Sailor Under 12
  • Podium Winning Best Design by A Sailor Under 18
  • Olympic Design by Team / Family
  • Tasty Thompson Tray Bake


Click here to download an Entry Form


Bring all cake entries to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club between 1pm and 2pm. Judging will take place at 3pm. All entries are being donated. Afterwards the cakes will be enjoyed at a special Olympic tea for the young Youth Week sailing competitors and volunteers.



We are looking for delicious tasting cakes, biscuits or tray-bakes with an innovative decorative Olympic design theme.
Entries should be delivered to the Sail Loft at the RLymYC (i.e. room opposite the pontoon at the rear) on Monday 15th August between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm.
Each entry should be a total of 12 portions. (10 for the Olympic tea & 2 for judging)
2 of each item will be used for the judges to taste. Please put these 2 items separately on a plate with a name label on the underneath of the plate.
No nuts to be included in any products.
Gluten Free entries are accepted.
Please ensure all items are fully baked.


For more information please contact the Royal Lymington Yacht Club on 01590 672677.



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