Hamble Classics  
Date:  Sat 16th - Sun 17th September 2017  

Building on the resounding success of last year's inaugural regatta that attracted 65 entries, the 2017 Hamble Classics is set to welcome all styles of classic yachts including Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Old Gaffers, Dayboats and Spirit of Tradition yachts, with racing formatted to suit each type.

That includes Classic Yachts of pre-1971 design, plus invited production yachts including Folkboats, SCOD, Twister, Contessa 26 and 32, Rustler 31, She 31, Nicholson 32, 35 & 36, Cal 40, S&S Swans and Spirit Yachts. Owners of classic style GRP yachts are requested to make contact with the sailing office.

The Hamble Classics Event Director Jonty Sherwill is pleased that the Royal Southern is once again hosting the regatta, commenting: "We had a fantastic response to last year's Hamble Classics and our aim, this year, is to welcome even more visitors, to enjoy what the Royal Southern and the River Hamble has to offer. Some will take the racing very seriously, but the event is all about the love of classic yachts, a chance to see old friends, make new ones, and enjoy some fun parties!”

If conditions are suitable the regatta will include a river finish on Saturday afternoon Sept. 16th, once again under the guidance of the River Hamble Harbour Master, followed by the Elephant Boatyard Pontoon Party at the Royal Southern Prince Philip Yacht Haven. 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday 15th September

12:00 Yacht arrivals and registration

Afternoon Tea at the Club

18:30 Welcome Reception followed by Hog Roast (£13.50pp)

Saturday 16th September

08:00 to 08:45 Registration

08:30 Competitor Briefing

10:30 First Warning Signal

14:00 Elephant Boatyard Pontoon Party after racing at the Royal Southern YC 

Concours d’Elegance judging

18:50 for 1900 Hamble Classics Dinner (£40pp)

Sunday 17th September

10:30 First Warning Signal

15:00 Main Prize Giving - (Target Time)

The Notice of Race including eligibility criteria is at the ‘Files’ tab above, and please enter now to help us with the planning.
If you have any questions please call Tim Thubron at the sailing office on 02380 450302.

 


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