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    Hamble Witner Series - Race Report week 8

    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 8 Mike Yates, JAGO, declared Sunday's race "A great end to the series, apart from the cold and rain!" Cold and wet it certainly was. Turkey, cranberry and stuffing sausage rolls were added to the normal coffee and Calvados on Hot Rats, Robbie and Lis Robinson, to keep spirits up as they headed to the start area. With Alacrity, Chris and Vanessa Choules, used Father Christmas

    Published 12:19 on 7 Dec 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series Week 7 - Race Report

    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 7 PRO Peter Bateson described the conditions on week seven of the Hamble Winter Series as "cool but not cold." He must have been hiding inside on Wetwheels Hamble, as Ian Handley on Banter was experiencing a Sunday that was "By far the coldest, a true Hamble Winter series experience." One thing is for sure it was a bit grey and miserable in the drizzle.

    Published 15:58 on 30 Nov 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series - Week 5

    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 5 Refreshed from the lay weekend of 5 th November, both competitors, and the Race Team, headed out into the Solent for the 5 th week of the 2023 Hamble winter Series. The CV Wetwheels Hamble set up in the vicinity of mark 48 Paul Heys. RO Kathryn Clark, working under the guidance of Peter Bateson, reported that "The wind is a

    Published 14:52 on 16 Nov 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series - Week 4

    Hamble Winter Series 2023 Race Week 4 The main concern in the build up to Sunday's two races was that the weather was looking rather scary. Well, it was billed as the Halloween Race! "We'll all look pretty scary with 30 knots and wind against the tide!" said Lis Robinson the day before. The Race Team took an early decision to stand down the mark laying rib and just

    Published 15:32 on 1 Nov 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series - Week 3

    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 3 "It was always going to be a difficult day!" This was the view of RO Kathy Smalley, who was standing in for PRO Peter Bateson this week when, the decision was taken for a one hour postponement for week 3 of the Hamble Winter Series. Despite the arrows on Windycator V2 coming from all directions in the Solent and showing between 0 and 3 knots, the

    Published 13:25 on 26 Oct 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series 2023 - Week 2

    HWS Race Week 2 Hamble IRC Autumn Championships Fifty three teams in four IRC Classes went out over the weekend of the Hamble IRC Autumn Championship. They were encouraged by the favourable weather forecast, the lure of a prize from Force 4 and the last chance to be IRC top dog for this year. When the CV, Wetwheels, anchored off the Hill head shore, half a mile inshore of

    Published 16:56 on 20 Oct 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series 2023 - Week 1

    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 1 The first weekend of the 42 nd Hamble winter Series took place in what Paul Wyeth described as "Quite a mix of conditions!" The Hamble One Design Championships kicked off on the Saturday with a decent breeze and a sunny day. Both the J111 and J70 fleets managed four windward/leeward races under the watchful eye of CRO Ian Bullock and his hovering drone. Journeymaker 11,

    Published 11:26 on 12 Oct 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series - Early Bird Entries close on September 8th!

    Hamble Winter Series - Early Bird Entries close on September 8 th ! The 42 nd Hamble Winter Series is coming to a Solent near you in October and those who value a bargain have until September 8 th to snap up an Early Bird entry. There will be racing every Sunday from 8 th October to 3 rd December, with one

    Published 13:34 on 4 Sep 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series 2023 - Entries Open

    Hamble Winter Series 2023 Entries are open! Whilst last year's Yacht of the Series, JAGO, J109, Mike and Susie Yates and indeed a good number of other regular competitors, are sailing round the Fastnet Rock, entries have already opened for the 2023 Hamble Winter Series , organised by the Hamble River Sailing Club. The 42 nd running of the

    Published 10:43 on 25 Jul 2023

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    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 8

    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 8 There is really only one place to start this week. JAGO, Mike and Susie Yates, Yacht of the Series and Paul Heys Trophy winner. This very well sailed J109, has had a remarkable season, excelling offshore with a third overall in the UK Double Handed Series, including a first place in the Double Handed Nationals and then scoring a perfect twelve first places in the

    Published 11:39 on 30 Nov 2022

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    Hamble Winter Series - Race Report Week 7

    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 7 With everyone's thoughts slowly starting to focus on Christmas and perhaps the possibility of some skiing, the Race Team decided to help by introducing some downwind slalom turns into the courses this week. The CV Wetwheels Hamble, anchored at Yacht Data Bank (4N), whilst Kathy Smalley and Peter Bateson worked out which twelve marks the yachts could slalom round. Navigators

    Published 11:49 on 23 Nov 2022

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    Hamble Winter Series - Race Report Week 6

    Hamble Winter Series Race Week 6 The joys of being a Race Officer were highlighted this week, when the Smalley/Bateson team, on the CV Wetwheels, set out some great courses for a wind direction of 120 degrees. "It was a shame that just before the start it turned into 90 degrees!" said Kathy Smalley. Undeterred and "with a bit of re-jigging" this well-seasoned race team produced a

    Published 15:48 on 15 Nov 2022

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