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    Hamble Winter Series 2018

    The Annual Hamble Winter Series is just around the corner! The Hamble Winter Series comprises of 8 weeks of competitive IRC Racing. 2018 is the 37th year of the event! New to the 8 weeks is the Performance 40 Series , this is the inaugural event and will be held on the weekend of the 6th /7th October. Also new to 2018 is the J/70 World

    Published 14:48 on 24 Jul 2018

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    Performance 40 Class

    The newly formed Performance 40 Series will be using the IRC Autumn Championship as their final event of the season. North Sails, Warsash Sailing Club, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Southern Yacht Club and Hamble River Sailing Club have teamed up to create the 'Performance 40' series for 2018. The 2018 Performance 40 Series comprises of 7 Events, with 5 to count for the Overall Series,

    Published 14:24 on 24 Jul 2018

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    Spinlock continues support of GBR IRC Championships

    Date: 4th April 2018 Spinlock continues support of GBR IRC Championships Sailors in the UK are enjoying spring racing and looking forward to the summer season, including the varied selection of International Rating Certificate (IRC) Championships which will again be supported by hardware experts Spinlock, now in their 6 th season as sponsor of IRC. As well as enjoying the great racing and social programmes,

    Published 10:55 on 4 Apr 2018

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    Hamble Winter Series 2017 Week 8 Race Report and Final Positions

    Hamble Winter Series 2017 Week 8 and Final Positions 26 November 2017 The Race Team WhatsApp to the fleet on Sunday morning informed them that the Committee Boat was heading to 4J (conveniently,!). They were to expect 12 – 17 knots from 300 degrees, with a final warning that it would be chilly. Well, it is the Winter Series. The fleets started

    Published 15:45 on 29 Nov 2017

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    Hamble Winter Series 2017 - Day 7 Race Report

    Hamble Winter Series 2017 - Day 7 Race Report Flat seas and sunshine at the Hamble Winter Series With a forecast of light and dropping winds, the race team set a course for each class with short legs and multiple shortening options. With 5-7kts across the course, the start schedule was completed on time, though the desire to get

    Published 11:35 on 24 Nov 2017

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    Hamble Winter Series 2017 - Day 6 Race Report

    Hamble Winter Series 2017 November 12 th , 2017, Day 6 Blustery Conditions for Hamble Winter Series Competitors for Day 6 of the Hamble Winter Series, supported by Force 4 Chandlery, experienced testing condition in the Solent, with a mean wind speed of 24 knots from the northwest, and gusts close to 30 knots. Principal Race Officer, Stuart Childerley and his team delivered a course suitable for the

    Published 11:20 on 23 Nov 2017

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    Hamble Winter Series 2017 Race Report - Day 5

    Hamble Winter Series 2017 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 air, but the sea temperature in the Solent in November is

    Published 13:05 on 8 Nov 2017

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    Hamble Winter Series & Hamble One Design Championships Race Report - Day 3 & 4

    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, CRO Kathy Smalley took the Hamble Winter Series fleet to mark 4V, Hamble

    Published 10:05 on 25 Oct 2017

  • Racing is on

    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 be reviewed by the Race Committee as we prepare for the racing. Have a good day.

    Published 06:39 on 22 Oct 2017

  • Sunday 22nd - weather update

    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 have a chance to sail. STUART CHILDERLEY - Principal Race Officer

    Published 18:45 on 21 Oct 2017

  • Racing cancelled - Saturday 21st October

    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 any classes in the Hamble One Design Championships. The wind forecast for Sunday is improving and at this stage we are expecting to

    Published 13:31 on 20 Oct 2017

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    Race Report - Hamble Winter Series, Week 3

    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: A grey Sunday morning met the competitors with about 8knots of breeze from 215 degrees.

    Published 13:09 on 20 Oct 2017

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