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    2020 HYS Hamble Winter Series

    2020 HYS Hamble Winter Series First, the HYS Hamble Winter Series Team hopes that all competitors are well and keeping safe during the lockdown. These are extraordinary and difficult times and those of us isolated in Hamble find the empty River and Solent both beautiful and weird in equal measures. Let's hope we will all be back on the water before too long. Planning for the 2020 HYS Hamble Winter

    Published 11:00 on 15 Jul 2020

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    HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 8 - Final race report

    HYS Hamble Winter Series Week 8 With wind from the North East, and a fair bit of it, the CV went to East Knoll (4H) to run the final day of the 2019 HYS Hamble Winter Series. IRC Classes 1&2 were despatched upwind to William (4L) with the smaller boats, IRC Classes 3&4, to the slightly closer hamblewinterseries.com (4J). There followed a series of up and downs

    Published 10:09 on 9 Dec 2019

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    HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 7

    HYS Hamble Winter Series week 7 There are four basic requirements for yacht racing; boats, a race team, water and wind. The first three were no problem on week 7 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series, but number four stubbornly refused to materialise. The Committee Vessel went to John Fisher (4Q) to find about two knots of breeze from the South West. AP was hoisted at 10.20 am, and everyone waited. M'Enfin!? found a

    Published 14:36 on 28 Nov 2019

  • HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 5

    HYS Hamble Winter Series Week 5 Once again after a mixed week of weather, the sun shone for Week 5 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series. The Solent's prevailing winds, however, did not prevail and the Race Team and Competitors were met by a North Westerly air stream as they headed out to the start. The CV set up shop at QXI International (4N), and

    Published 12:51 on 21 Nov 2019

  • HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Report - Week 6

    HYS Hamble Winter Series Week 6 Week 6 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series dawned with lovely winter sunshine bathing the Solent. As is now becoming the norm, the wind was forecast and indeed was from a northerly direction. The CV Condor made its way to East Knoll. With over half the spring flood completed and a NNE air flow there would be plenty of water to keep the

    Published 12:21 on 21 Nov 2019

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    HYS Hamble Winter Series 2019 Mid Series Review

    HYS Hamble Winter Series 2019 Mid Series Review With the hectic schedule of the first four weeks of the 2019 HYS Hamble Winter Series now over, the winners of the Hamble IRC Autumn Championship, The Hamble Big Boat Championship and the Hamble One Design Championship have all been decided. From now on, there will be just one race each Sunday to determine the overall series winners. The battle in IRC Class 1

    Published 11:36 on 7 Nov 2019

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    HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 4 - Race Report

    HYS Hamble Winter Series Week 4 & Hamble Big Boat Championship Final After a week of very changeable weather, things settled down on race day Sunday, to provide a light northerly airstream similar to the Sunday before. The main difference was the big spring tide. PRO Kathy Smalley took up station once again near Goodall Roofing. Solent sailors know that they are in for a challenging time when the wind comes

    Published 11:32 on 30 Oct 2019

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    HYS Hamble Winter Series - Week 3 sponsored by Key Yachting - Race Report

    HYS Hamble Winter Series Week 3 Hamble One Design Championship and RS21 Nationals "Three and a half Dutch won!" exclaimed Michiel Geerling, skipper of Rafiki's, the winners of the inaugural RS21 Nationals, which took place during Week 3 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series. Hailing from Amsterdam Michiel was crewed by Hilde van Susante, Fanny Rogers and the half, Nick Rogers, married to Fanny. This was his first ever regatta

    Published 13:15 on 24 Oct 2019

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    HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 2 – 13 October Race Report

    HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 2 – 13 October The Forecast for Sunday the 13 th October did not look great on Saturday night, but PRO Kathy Smalley, decided to go out and have a look on Sunday morning. The CV made its way to hamblewinterseries.com where former Hamble Winter Series PRO, Stuart Childerley, was also trying to start the last event of the Fast40+ Championship. Discussions

    Published 11:10 on 16 Oct 2019

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    HYS Hamble Winter Series & Autumn IRC Championships - Week 1 Race Report

    HYS Hamble Winter Series Week 1 & Autumn IRC Championships It all started quietly enough on Saturday, with PRO Kathy Smalley announcing at 11.04 on the WhatsApp group that they were "Waiting for the wind". When however she announced "Still waiting" at 13.04 the prospects for the first day of the 38 th HYS Hamble Winter Series looked bleak. Then, a glimmer of hope from the East. Barney Smith

    Published 10:31 on 9 Oct 2019

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