HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 7 It is always interesting after racing in the HRSC clubhouse, or any clubhouse for that matter, listening to the "reasons" why things didn't go exactly to plan on the racecourse. The recurring theme last Sunday, turned out to be that annual affliction post JOG Dinneritis! Perhaps there should be a jab for it? On the face of it, for those who
Published 10:45 on 25 Nov 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 6 Now it turns out that there is a big lump of sand in the middle of the Solent called the Bramble Bank. Almost all racing yachters know it's there and almost all racing yachters have run in, or on to it, at one time or another. This Sunday's HYS Hamble Winter Series race coincided with low water and a shifty, northerly air
Published 13:47 on 16 Nov 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 5 With the clocks having gone back an hour and the weather becoming more winterish, the final four weekends of the HYS Hamble Winter Series, are one race a day affairs. The Bateson/Smalley led race team anchored the CV Wetwheels, a quarter of a mile NE of John Fisher (4Q). The forecast was for 13-15 knots from a WNW direction and sunny intervals. The courses
Published 12:14 on 11 Nov 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 4 The HYS Hamble Winter Series- Race Week Four began with an unexpected rush of four new entries in IRC 4. Jon Holt, the driving force behind the Scaramouche Sailing Trust, had entered Cote, Quarter Ton, on Friday morning and then tried to enter Riot, Intro 22 and Xandt, Sonata, later that day, but the online entry system had timed him out for the
Published 13:29 on 27 Oct 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 3 The third weekend of the 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series was the last double day of this year's series. Saturday, was day one of the J70's final Grand Slam event of the season and the last chance to improve a boats UK ranking in anticipation of the J70 Worlds in Monaco in 2022. The CRO was Peter Saxton, who, prepared for this event
Published 15:59 on 20 Oct 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 2 A week, they say, is a long time in politics. Well, if you're a Race Officer in the HYS Hamble Winter Series, a week is a long time too. Last weekend the Race Team was scouring the forecasts for a break in the strong winds. This week, they were scouring the forecasts to see if there would be any wind at all.
Published 10:11 on 14 Oct 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 1 There is often some debate in October as to why this series is called a winter series. Anyone who was involved in day one, Saturday 2 nd October, is in no doubt whatsoever. With 18-25 knots of breeze from the south and unrelenting heavy rain, all concerned were under no illusion that summer was well and truly over.
Published 15:14 on 5 Oct 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series starts in Two Days' Time. The 40 th running of the Hamble Winter Series will commence on the weekend of 2 nd & 3 rd October 2021. Sponsored once again by Hamble Yacht Services the main eight week series will start with two races on Sunday 3 rd October. Before that, the Hamble One Design Championship will kick off on Saturday 2
Published 15:07 on 30 Sep 2021
Hamble IRC Autumn Championships 2021 This year's Hamble IRC Autumn Championships will take place over the weekend of 9th & 10 th October. Now a regular feature of the HYS Hamble Winter Series, the championship attracts a good number of entries. Indeed, with three weeks still to go, twenty nine teams have already entered. There will be three races on the Saturday and two on the
Published 11:05 on 22 Sep 2021
HYS Return to 40 th Hamble Winter Series. With brilliant sunshine and temperatures reaching 30C on the Hamble, winter series sailing may seem a long way off. However, planning for the 40 th running of the event is well underway. So, it was great news this week that Hamble Yacht Services, title sponsors for the last three years, agreed to come back and support the 40 th Anniversary event.
Published 12:33 on 28 Jul 2021