Race Report Week 7 As the 2016 Garmin Hamble Winter Series nears its conclusion, winter has finally made an appearance. Last weekend, racing was cancelled amid 35 knot gusts, and this week a changeable forecast ushered in light winds, winter sunshine and very cold temperatures. Nonetheless, the race team, headed by Kathy Smalley, got all classes away after a short postponement. Their task was a
Published 12:58 on 25 Nov 2015
Race Report Week 5 Competitors in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on Sunday could have been forgiven for thinking that the weather gods would have their revenge for the balmy first half of the 2016 event. After a week's break, the event resumed this weekend, along with an ominous forecast that predicted a building and veering southerly breeze. And so it was with cautious sail
Published 12:23 on 12 Nov 2015
With four weekends and seven races in the bag, we've reached the halfway point of the 2015 Garmin Hamble Winter Series. The winds have been predominately light, and the weather unseasonably warm for the Autumn. These conditions of course have meant shifts a-plenty for competitors racing in the central Solent - not to mention a challenge for race officers Kathy Smalley and Stuart Childerley to set their courses.
Published 14:40 on 4 Nov 2015
Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Week 4 Coming at the end of a week of pessimistic weather forecasts, it was little surprise to both competitors and the race committee that the scheduled start time of the fourth race day of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series was marked by a flat calm, two hoots and an AP. But it was a day of
Published 14:08 on 27 Oct 2015
Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Week 3 The third race day of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series rounded off a successful weekend of racing, which this week incorporated the final act of both the Doyle Sails Hamble One Design Championship and the Sailing Networks Hamble Big Boat Championship – not to mention a marriage proposal… The wind was decidedly fluky for Sunday's racing,
Published 10:38 on 20 Oct 2015
Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Week 2 As October progresses, you could be forgiven for thinking that the thermals should be dug out – but the second weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series, which this week incorporated the Doyle Sails Hamble One-Design Championships and the Sailing Networks Big Boat Championships, hosted some unseasonal sunshine and warmth to accompany the racing.
Published 13:43 on 12 Oct 2015
Sailing Networks, the world's largest networking website for sailors and the sailing community, is proud to announce sponsorship of the Hamble Big Boat Championship 2015, organised and run by the Hamble River Sailing Club.
Published 20:14 on 9 Oct 2015
Published 14:59 on 9 Oct 2015
Week 1 Sponsored by Impala Class Assosiation For the first time in as many years as the race team could remember, the weather gods allowed the full programme of two races to be sailed on the first weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. Which, as race officer Kathy Smalley pointed out, perhaps should be temporarily re-named the Garmin Hamble Indian Summer Series for
Published 10:24 on 6 Oct 2015
The Garmin Hamble Winter Series entry system is live, book now to take advantage of the Early Bird prices for the GHWS Full Series only. Available until the 18th September. Garmin Hamble Winter Series - 4th October - 29th November Rating 1.040 and above - Non-Members - *Standard Entry £300, Early Bird Entry £250, Per Day £60 Members
Published 11:50 on 9 Sep 2015