Hamble Classics 2020 - 21st-23rd August - open for 'pre-entries'
The 5th Hamble Classics Regatta at the Royal Southern Yacht Club on 21st-23rd August has opened for 'pre-entries’ in anticipation of a go-ahead if the recent easing of restrictions is being successful. The event's organiser Jonty Sherwill commented: "Together with the Royal Southern we are monitoring revisions to the COVID-19 guidance and in response to enquiries from yacht owners the Club has opened its online entry system at https://www.royal-southern.co.uk/calendar/events/event/8116/ where the Notice of Race can also be downloaded. The safety of participants, volunteers and club staff is foremost in our minds as we head towards the event which will be run in accordance with Government and RYA Guidelines applicable at the time. It seems likely that crew restrictions and social distancing rules will still be in place but we aim to make it another enjoyable occasion for the yacht owners and crew, and the volunteers who help make it such a success each year”.
As usual Hamble Classics welcomes the International Metre classes, Classic Racers, Cruisers and Dayboats, Old Gaffers, Spirit of Tradition Yachts and classic One-Designs, and with the possibility of extra racing on Friday 21st for Spirit yachts and other large classics, otherwise known as ‘Big Classic Friday’, which last year produced sensational images by Rick Tomlinson.
Hamble Classics - Notes to Editors:
The Hamble Classics, founded in 2016 by Jonty Sherwill and Vicki Weston, is designed as a late season extravaganza of classic yachting to welcome all styles of classic yachts, with racing formats to suit each type including the International Metre classes, Classic Racers, Cruisers and Dayboats, Old Gaffers, Spirit of Tradition Yachts and classic One-Designs.
The event was an instant success when first run in 2016 at the Royal Southern Yacht Club and has attracted over 60 entries each year since. In the inaugural year entries included Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s newly refitted Suhaili. The Concours d’Elegance outright winner in 2016 was Nick and Liz Harvey’s pre-1912 Falmouth Quay Punt Sophie, in 2017 was James and Rachel Youngman’s 1952 Laurent Giles designed Lutine of Helford, in 2018 was Nik Kidd’s 1939 John Nicholson designed Xyris Class 30ft Sloop Ampere, and in 2019 (hosted by the RAF Yacht Club) Richard and Ben Clothier’s Ian Howlett designed 6-Metre ‘Battlecry’ built in Hamble in 1988.
Hosting Club 2020 - Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble, Hampshire, UK
Club website: http://www.royal-southern.co.uk
Any press enquires to: Jonty Sherwill
T: +44 (0)1329 835555