On board Mariquita. Credit: Jonty Sherwill

‘Hamble Classics at the Southern’ A new Regatta at the Royal Southern YC is announced for September 2016

‘Hamble Classics at the Southern’ A new Regatta at the Royal Southern YC is announced for September 2016

The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host and run the inaugural ‘Hamble Classics at the Southern’ Regatta on 24-25th September 2016.

Designed as a late season extravaganza of classic yachting, the Hamble Classics Regatta is set to welcome all styles of classic yachts, with racing formats to suit each type. Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Spirit of Tradition yachts plus Old Gaffers and Dayboats will enjoy the superb facilities at one of the UK’s top yacht clubs, with first class race management and a social programme to match.

Royal Southern Yacht Club member and classic dayboat owner Jonty Sherwill conceived the Hamble Classics idea, explaining:

“With so many beautiful classics residing in the river it’s high time that Hamble hosted its own full-on classics regatta and I’m delighted that the Royal Southern has embraced the idea. For classic events to deliver maximum enjoyment for visitors it’s important to match the sailing to the variety of boats entered.” 

To help achieve this, the ‘Hamble Classics at the Southern’ Regatta will have Stuart Childerley as PRO and the organisers have selected a small tide weekend for easier course setting.

Expressions of interest and preferences are most welcome during this planning stage by signing up here: http://eepurl.com/bJbAgD

The Notice of Race and entry details will be published in early March on the Royal Southern’s website at www.royal-southern.co.uk

Image: Jonty Sherwill

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