Over 70 dinghies are expected to be racing on the River Hamble at the 2013 Warming Pan racing from Hamble River Sailing Club.
Racing will start and finish on the Hamble River Sailing Club line and we typically attract the top sailors in each of the Merlin Rocket, Firefly, National 12 & Foxer classes. Visitors to the village will be able to watch the competing dinghies at many vantage points along the river banks.
On Saturday night the club will be hosting an event with plenty of food and drink to go round.
Warming Pan history
The first Hamble Warming Pan regatta was held in 1962 when there were just two competing classes, Merlin Rockets and National 12 dinghies. Over the years the invite list expanded until eight classes were invited to attend in 2002. Racing is held in the confines of the River Hamble and is run by Hamble River Sailing Club, based near the centre of Hamble village. Warming Pan competitors come from all parts of the country but have always included a strong local contingent from the riverside villages of Hamble and Warsash.