Hamble River Sailing Club Winter Series

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. Hamble Winter Series Race Report – Day 5. Brilliant Winter Sailing. Competitors for Day 5 of the Hamble Winter Series enjoyed a fantastic day of racing with the Hamble River Sailing Club, supported by OneSails. Winter racing doesn’t get much better, there may have been a chill in the...
. Lively day at the Hamble Winter Series. Championship decider for the 2017 Hamble One Design Championships. Following Saturday’s visit by Storm Brian and some forecasts predicting high gusts all day, Sunday on the Solent was always going to be lively. With actual winds of 12-15 knots from 260 degrees,...

Racing is on

Sun 22 October 2017
All competitors please note that the Race Committee is continuing to prepare to run races today (Sunday 22nd, October) at the scheduled time. We are expecting average wind speeds between 18-24 knots with gusts up to 30knots. Currently observations are showing 18-19 knots average from 290 degrees. The situation will...

Sunday 22nd - weather update

Sat 21 October 2017
This evenings wind models show that there might be a chance of running racing tomorrow. Therefore we will review the wind models tomorrow at around 7am and look at the observations. We will make a decision as close to 7. 15 am as possible and advise everyone then. Hopefully we...
You will have seen during the week that this weekend’s wind forecast has consistently been towards and beyond our upper wind limits. Based on the current forecasts for Saturday 21st October we have decided to abandon the One Design racing. There will be no racing on Saturday 21st October for...
. Hamble Winter Series 2017 Week 3 – Sunday 15 October. The third week of the Hamble Winter Series saw the regular mix of IRC yachts joined by the Fast 40+ fleet for the last two races of their 2017 programme. The Fast 40+ report can be found here: http://www....
. Hamble Winter Series 2017. The first day of the Hamble One Design Championships began with wind in the low 20s, and gusts of up to 30 knots. The HRSC race team headed out to Jonathan Jansen, and after a short AP the wind began to ease to around 16...
. 2017 Hamble Winter Series. Elaine wins inaugural IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship. The 36th edition of the Hamble Winter Series kicked off on Saturday 30 September, and included the inaugural IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship, organised by the Hamble River Sailing Club. Five races were held for all classes competing in...
The countdown begins… Only 6 Days left!. The 36th Hamble Winter Series begins on Sunday 1st October, that’s only 6 days away!. The Hamble Winter Series has been running for 36 years. It is one of the best Winter Sailing Events in the Solent. With boats from up and down...
. The IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship starts in just 5 Days. This is the inaugural event and the first event to kick off the 2017 Hamble Winter Series. We welcome all boats that hold a valid IRC certificate with a TCC between 0. 810 and 1. 300. Prizes will be...
. Early Bird Entry Closing Soon!. 2017 Hamble Winter Series for IRC 0-4 Classes, IRC Mixed Sportsboats and Fast 40+ Class. Hamble One Design Championships for J/70, J/80, SB20 classes and other OD Classes with sufficient entries. Hamble, UK, 1 st September 2017: Early Bird entries for the UK’s premier...
. Entries Open!. 2017 Hamble Winter Series for IRC 0-4 Classes, IRC Mixed Sportsboats and Fast 40+ Class Hamble One Design Championships for J/70, J/80, SB20 classes and other OD Classes with sufficient entries. Hamble, UK, 17 August 2017: Entries are now open for the UK’s premier Winter Sailing event...
. Press Release. Inaugural Spinlock IRC Autumn Championships opens the 2017 Hamble Winter Series. Hamble, UK, 14 August 2017: The first weekend of the Hamble Winter Series, the UK’s premier Winter Sailing event, will see the hosting of the first ever Spinlock IRC Autumn Championships to be run in the...
. A brisk and chilly 12-20 knot breeze greeted competitors in the final race of the 2016 Hamble Winter Series, providing some great conditions for a fitting end to a close fought series in all classes. . This year’s series saw an increase in entrants over 2015, and for the...
. 35th Hamble Winter Series – Week 7. Despite awaking to biblical rain and the best efforts of Storm Angus, the braver souls in the Hamble Winter Series fleet were rewarded with some champagne sailing. The race team were quietly confident that the high winds seen the night before would...
. 35th Hamble Winter Series – Week 6. Saturday’s miserable autumn rain cleared up in time for the weather gods to deliver a day of champagne sailing for Sunday’s Hamble Winter Series race. A very shifty north-westerly welcomed competitors to a game of snakes and ladders, with oscillating windshifts providing...
. 35th Hamble Winter Series – Week 5 , Sponsored by One Sails. The Hamble Winter Series might have only taken a week’s mid-season break, but the weather had become noticeably colder since the last race a fortnight ago. Nonetheless, a veritable army of competitors and volunteers ventured out onto...
. Hamble Winter Series Day 4. It was a day of shifty, gusty winds and steep waves for the fourth weekend of the 2016 Hamble Winter Series, which this week played host to the Hamble Big Boat Championships and the Hamble One Design Championships. The race team saw a maximum...

Tue 01 November 2016
. Hamble Winter Series Day 4. It was a day of shifty, gusty winds and steep waves for the fourth weekend of the 2016 Hamble Winter Series, which this week played host to the Hamble Big Boat Championships and the Hamble One Design Championships. The race team saw a maximum...
. Race Report Week 3. Despite a pessimistic forecast, oilskin-swaddled crews competing in the Hamble Winter Series enjoyed a day of champagne sailing – with only a few rain squalls to remind them that Autumn is setting in. A wind direction of around 215 degrees with big gusts under ominous...
. Hamble Winter Series. Sunday saw the second race day of the 2016 Hamble Winter Series – which after a changeable forecast delivered some champagne sailing conditions – albeit with some choice shifts to stir up the fleets a little. PRO Stuart Childerley managed to fit two races in from...
. 35th Hamble Winter Series – Race Report Week 1. A chilly start greeted competitors on the first day of the 2016 Hamble Winter Series – but the sun soon warmed up the Solent to deliver an enjoyable day on the water in bright sunshine. Out on the race area,...
Version 2 of the SI’s are now posted and these should be used for the 2016 HWS. http://www. hamblewinterseries. com/documents....
30 August 2016. 2016 Hamble Winter Series Entries Open. Entries for the 35 th edition of the premier winter sailing event well ahead of this time last year. Hamble River Sailing Club, the organiser of the 35 th Hamble Winter Series has announced that in the first two weeks since...
. Saturday 22nd October 2016. Ticket available soon. Call now to reserve your space – 02380 45 20 70. Doors open @ 19. 00, £15. 00 per ticket includes BBQ and Dark & Stormy on arrival.

2016 Entries Now Open

Fri 26 August 2016
35th Hamble Winter Series entries now open. Follow the link on the home page to enter now....
. Race Report Week 7. As the 2016 Garmin Hamble Winter Series nears its conclusion, winter has finally made an appearance. Last weekend, racing was cancelled amid 35 knot gusts, and this week a changeable forecast ushered in light winds, winter sunshine and very cold temperatures. Nonetheless, the race team,...
. Race Report Week 5. Competitors in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on Sunday could have been forgiven for thinking that the weather gods would have their revenge for the balmy first half of the 2016 event. After a week’s break, the event resumed this weekend, along with an ominous...
. With four weekends and seven races in the bag, we’ve reached the halfway point of the 2015 Garmin Hamble Winter Series. The winds have been predominately light, and the weather unseasonably warm for the Autumn. These conditions of course have meant shifts a-plenty for competitors racing in the central...
. Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Week 4. Coming at the end of a week of pessimistic weather forecasts, it was little surprise to both competitors and the race committee that the scheduled start time of the fourth race day of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series was marked by...
. Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Week 3. The third race day of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series rounded off a successful weekend of racing, which this week incorporated the final act of both the Doyle Sails Hamble One Design Championship and the Sailing Networks Hamble Big Boat Championship...
. Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Week 2. As October progresses, you could be forgiven for thinking that the thermals should be dug out – but the second weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series, which this week incorporated the Doyle Sails Hamble One-Design Championships and the Sailing Networks...
Sailing Networks, the world's largest networking website for sailors and the sailing community, is proud to announce sponsorship of the Hamble Big Boat Championship 2015, organised and run by the Hamble River Sailing Club.

Force 4 - Opening Times

Fri 09 October 2015
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. Week 1 Sponsored by Impala Class Assosiation. For the first time in as many years as the race team could remember, the weather gods allowed the full programme of two races to be sailed on the first weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. Which, as race officer Kathy...

Dates and Prices

Wed 09 September 2015
The Garmin Hamble Winter Series entry system is live, book now to take advantage of the Early Bird prices for the GHWS Full Series only. Available until the 18th September. Garmin Hamble Winter Series – 4th October – 29th November. Rating 1. 040 and above –. Non-Members – Standard Entry...
NEWS RELEASE. Global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin, has announced its continued sponsorship commitment with Hamble River Sailing Club ( HRSC ) to remain as title sponsor of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. This support from Garmin, which has its European headquarters at Southampton, enables HRSC to continue to invest...
The dates for the 2015 events have been confirmed. The Garmin Hamble Winter Series will start on the 4th October 2015. The Big Boat and One Design Championships will start on the 10th October 2015.
Why not take advantage of a special 20% discount on print orders placed before Dec 19th on Paul Wyeth's website at www.pwpictures.com
. The final race of the 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series was ushered in by sunshine and an unseasonably warm breeze – quite a change from the previous week’s biblical rain and cold wind. The wind was from the north and shifty, which gave all classes some great opportunities to...
. . Winter finally made an appearance in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on the penultimate race day of 2014. Up to this point we’ve had unseasonal warmth, but the weather gods made up for this with a cold, gusty and unbelievably wet day on the water. . The rain...
Menacing skies, a torrential rain squall and an indecisive breeze couldn’t stop the assembled Garmin Hamble Winter Series fleet from getting in some cracking racing on the sixth weekend of the series. . After a vicious rainsquall caught the fleet on the way out, the wind shifted around between southeast...
Garmin Hamble Winter Series. We’ve reached the halfway stage in the 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series and a well-deserved mid-series break weekend. A range of weather conditions has tested competitors, with everything from flat calms to thirty knot gusts keeping fleets mixed up and boats changing positions from week to...
GARMIN Hamble Winter Series. . We might already be at the end of October, but competitors were treated to some cracking sailing in unseasonably warm weather as the Garmin Hamble Winter Series reached its halfway point and the clocks went back this weekend. . After a bruising race last week...
Bright And Breezy! . All last week the forecasts agreed that this weekend was to be a brutal one. But contrary to the expectations of most of the fleet, the weather gods allowed the race team to fit in one race on this, the third Sunday of the 2014 Garmin...
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Current forecasts indicate that racing will take place tomorrow as scheduled. Race Management Team....
Current forecasts indicate that there is a possibility of tomorrow’s racing being cancelled. A decision will be made this evening and posted on this website and social media. Race Management Team....
Garmin Hamble Winter Series Day 2. There might have been a mixed bag of weather conditions but the central Solent hosted some great, close racing for the second weekend of the 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series, this week comprising the first of two MDL Hamble Big Boats championship weekends. For...
The 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series Photo Competition is now open. To win a GARMIN VIRB action camera, take an amazing photo during the Series, post it on Facebook (and tag Garmin Hamble Winter Series), and finally email a copy of the photo to garmin@hrsc. org. uk. The winner will...
‘Good things come to those who wait’ commented race officer Kathy Smalley at the prizegiving of day one of the 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series. That was certainly the case out on the water. Despite a two hour postponement to await the breeze, the race team remained confident that enough...
Hamble, 7 October 2014: HRSC is delighted to welcome MDL Marinas back as lead sponsor of the 9th Hamble Big Boat Championships.   The MDL Hamble Big Boat Championships 2014 will run on Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th October and Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October.   The event, held across two weekends when...
There is a one hour postponement for all classes in both fleets....
Owing to the current weather forecast for Saturday morning, the start of tomorrow’s racing is postponed for two hours. Race Management Team....
                                                      Doyle Sails returns as lead sponsor of Hamble One Design                                                                                                                                                                 Championships                                                                                   Key Yachting to provide prizes and day sponsor support.   Hamble, 1 October 2014:  HRSC is delighted to welcome Doyle Sails back as the lead...
Providing sets of performance clothing for members of the race management team, prizes and discounts to competitors and Club members Hudson Wight takes day sponsorship with clothing and voucher prizes on Sunday 5 th October. HRSC is delighted to welcome Hudson Wight back as the clothing partner to the Garmin Hamble Winter...
Early Series entry discount till 19 September. To allow more flexibility, the mid series break weekend of 1 st and 2 nd November has been designated as a spare weekend. Increased entries in 2013 underlines popularity of this premier event. . . Global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin has announced...
Downloadable PDF of Ben Meakins Final Report. Dear All Thanks for your support for the 2013 Garmin Hamble Winter Series. Please find attached a PDF roundup of the series, comprising some stats, a report and the final results – as well as the great news that the series saw an...
. Dear All, Please find below the final race report from the 2013 Garmin Hamble Winter Series and some great pics by Paul Wyeth/pwpictures. com. Ben A cold, crisp day ushered in the final race of the 2013 Garmin Hamble Winter Series. Ashore, leaves and flags hung motionless, but out...
The Prize Giving for the 2013 MDL Hamble Big Boat Series 2013 will take place at the Hamble River Sailing Club on Saturday 7th December 2013, 6. 00pm for 6. 30 pm start. We look forward to seeing you there....
The prize giving for the 2013 Garmin Hamble Winter Series will take place at Hamble River Sailing Club on Saturday 7th December 2013, 6. 00 pm for a 6. 30 pm start. We look forward to seeing you there....
by Ben Meakins. Photos by Paul Wyeth. The penultimate weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series saw a chilly and gusty breeze that shifted regularly between 002 and 022 degrees, demanding frequent tacks and rewarding tacticians with their heads out of the boat. Despite only reaching 18 knots, the wind...
The Prize Giving for the 2013 Doyle Sails Hamble OD Championships will take place at Hamble River Sailing Club on Saturday 7th December 2013, 6. 00 pm for 6. 30 start.  . We look forward to seeing you there....
. by Ben Meakins. After weeks of gales, it was with some trepidation that the Garmin Hamble Winter Series fleet nosed out of the river on Sunday in time for their start. Fears of wintry weather were misplaced, however, and some hours later the fleet returned with grins on their...
2013 Garmin Hamble Winter Series, MDL Hamble Big Boat Championships & Doyle Sails Hamble One Design Championships Half-Time Review available to read here……....
The storm that has caused travel chaos on roads and railways also kept competitors ashore in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series and Doyle Sails Hamble One Design Championships at the weekend. Saturday saw a steady 25 knots with gusts into the mid-thirties, which forced the race committee to hoist N...

RACING CANCELLED

Sat 26 October 2013
Due to weather constraints, all racing in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series and the Doyle Sails Hamble One Design Championships on Sunday 27th of October has been CANCELLED.  . Forecasts show  winds above 30 kts for the entire racing period....
Report by Ben Meakins. Photos by Paul Wyeth. A light forecast presented a challenge to the race committee in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series this week. With the fickle and shifty wind in the north, the committee boats stalked the fleet with the ‘shortened course’ flags, but the wind held,...
By Ben Meakins. Photos: GHWS Ross Elliston, HBBC Trevor Pountain.   . ‘Windy, wet and lumpy’ was how one competitor described Sunday’s racing in the third weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. It was a breezy day indeed that saw a base wind of 23 knots and gusts of up...
by Ben Meakins. All photos Malcolm Donald From the long range forecasts over the past week it was clear that there wasn’t going to be much wind for the first weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series, incorporating the first of two MDL Hamble Big Boat Championship weekends. So it...
As the autumn creeps in, most boat owners are looking forward to a break from the frenetic pace of the summer and autumn sailing season. However, the RYA is already planning for next season’s premier sailing event, the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup which is being held in Cowes, Isle of...
By Ben Meakins. Photos : DSHODC Betrand Malas, GHWS Malcolm Donald The Garmin Hamble Winter Series lived up to its name on Sunday with torrential rain and a chilly 18 knots from the North West that left competitors glad to repair to the bar after racing. But despite the conditions...
Hudson Wight is marketing an offshore spec ‘Keelboat Sailor’s Kitbag’ with all your key requirements for under £400. Hudson Wight might be the new kid on the block amongst the myriad of clothing brands in the UK marine leisure market but the team behind the launch of this latest apparel...
Garmin Hamble Winter Series 2013 SI’s & Marks List available to download here....
MDL Hamble Big Boat Championships 2013 SI’s & Solent Marks List available for download here....

Mixed Sports Boat Class

Tue 17 September 2013
We are hoping to run a class for mixed sports boats this year following a number of inquiries from owners. There is currently no way to enter on the website, so potential entrants should contact the club direct on 02380452070 or email admin@hambleriversc. org. uk....
GARMIN BACK FOR HAMBLE WINTER SERIES No 8. Garmin (UK) will be supporting the Hamble Winter Series as title sponsor for the eighth time when the 2013 series gets under way on the weekend of the 5 th October. The series organised by the Hamble River Sailing Club and now...
Hamble River Sailing Club is delighted to announce an exciting new sponsor for the Hamble One Design Championships, part of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series 2013. Doyle Sails UK will be supporting the event this year which takes place on 12th & 13th October and 26th & 27th October 2013....
MDL are backing the Hamble Big Boat Championships again this year. The MDL Big Boat Championships will run on 5th & 6th and 19th & 20th October 2013 as part of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. The Big Boats only come to play when there is high water on the central...
Doyle Sails will be offering a 10% discount on all sail repairs for competitors inthe Garmin Hamble Winter Series, the MDL Big Boat Championships and the DoyleSails One Design Championships’ for the duration of the event. Nicky Octon is the manager of the service and repair facility at Shamrock Quay....