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
HYS Hamble Winter Series 2020 - Prize Giving Having finally sucumbed to the seond lockdown, after a four month delay the results of the HYS Hamble Winter Series remain unchanged from the postion of the at the end of the first four weeks. And so, onto the prize giving. In non covid times, everyone piles into the HRSC Clubhouse, has a little bit to drink and the Commodore presents with a hug or
Published 17:39 on 24 Mar 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series 2020/2021 First on behalf of the Hamble Winter Series Team I hope everyone is well and staying safe. We are currently planning to resume the 2020 series on 14th March 2021, and to this end we are monitoring all Government and RYA information about the release from lockdown and especially that pertaining to sailing. Whilst it is impossible to make a definitive decision at the
Published 12:26 on 16 Feb 2021
HYS Hamble Winter Series 2020 Postponed until March 2021 In view of the governments new lockdown announced on Saturday 31 st October2020, which takes effect from Thursday 5 th November, the Hamble Winter Series Team has taken the decision to postpone the last four race days of the current series. Subject of course to the situation at the time, the series will recommence in March 2021. Our
Published 13:24 on 18 Nov 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 4 This week should have seen the culmination of the Hamble One Design Championships, with racing on both Saturday and Sunday. However, the Weather Gods, or Storm Barbara as they were called last week, had other ideas. It was clear for several days in advance, that Saturday would be a complete non-starter. So, competitors were given an early cancellation on Friday lunchtime.
Published 10:13 on 27 Oct 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series supported by Sea Ventures Race Yachts Sea Ventures Race Yachts will be providing the prizes for double handed entries in the 2020 HYS Hamble Winter Series. Double handed yachts have been invited to enter the series for the first time this yea,r both to recognise their growing significance in IRC racing and to help them extend their season in this exceptional year. "Sea Ventures Race Yachts
Published 13:40 on 26 Oct 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series Race Week 3 Hamble IRC Autumn Championships If there were any doubts that competitors were not taking things seriously in this return to sailing period, they were soon dispelled on the Friday before racing. At 12.30 Tokolshe 3, Cape 31, David Bartholomew was spotted returning to the Hamble after a fully crewed practice session. Twenty minutes later ICY, Melges IC37, Ian Atkins, left the river
Published 14:12 on 20 Oct 2020