Hamble River Sailing Club’s Hamble Warming Pan on Sunday 20th March will be the 60th edition of the club’s annual dinghy open meeting and welcomes all non-trapeze dinghies rated PY 970-1275, plus 420s, RS400s and Foxer dinghies. With starts from 1130 outside the River Hamble, three back-to-back races are planned with racing organised in fast and slow PY fleets, plus one-design starts for classes mustering 8 boats or more. An Early-Bird entry rate is available online with late entry available on the day.
First run in 1962, the Hamble Warming Pan was the season opener, with new designs in the highly competitive Merlin Rocket and National 12 classes launched and tested for the first time and these classes became the bedrock of this great event. Speaking about it, Steph Merry, Commodore of HRSC said: “The club was founded in 1919 ‘to encourage the sport of small boat sailing and racing’ and our members enjoy running this famous dinghy event and also its junior version as part of our extensive sailing programme”. Full entry details and the Notice of Race can be found at the HRSC website: www.hrsc.org.uk