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  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night Early Bird 3

    16 Apr 2014
    After the last year or two of heavy winds the Hamble River Sailing Club 2014 Early Bird evenings so far have been very civilised. Mike Dellar, Rear Commodore Sailing, was PRO in a light SE breeze of some 7 to 8 knots with the evening start at low water springs. Four XODS, rarely seen in the Early Bird series , came out to tune up whilst in Class 2 an Impala five strong contingent arrived ...more
  • Royal Southern Yacht Club - 2014 Inter-Club Keelboat Championships

    14 Apr 2014
    Paul Jones’ Passion, sailed by a crew with an average age of 16 – the youngest by far – finished, a brilliant 6th in the recent Inter Club Youth Keelboat Championships.Sailed in winds from 15 to many knots, the crew fought with some illustrious opposition over four races; and by the finish were bubbling with pride, and already looking forward to next year.Well done to all!! ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night Early Bird 2

    9 Apr 2014
    The second Hamble River SC Wednesday Early Bird race was definitely a fresher cooler evening than the previous week. The south to south westerly breeze held at 12 to 15 knots from early evening easing to about 10 knots by close of racing. HRSC Commodore Trevor Pountain did the honours as PRO and set a box course for an nthusiastic fleet of some 14 boats. The course was set beating from Bald Head to Mark, ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night Early Bird 1

    3 Apr 2014
    In Spring many things emerge from hibernation. Wednesday night saw the latest arrivals as the Hamble River members hit the water in the first of the Early Bird series. Race officer Mike Dellar was in charge on a perfect evening with a south easterly breeze of some 5 to 10 knots to smooth away the winter cobwebs with some thirteen boats in attendance.Although the clocks have changed, tying up in the dark was unlikely to ...more
  • 52nd Hamble Warming Pan – Race Report

    17 Mar 2014
    The weather gods were most definitely smiling for the Warming Pan, held for the 52nd year at Hamble River Sailing Club on the 3rd weekend in March. 62 boats enjoyed a classic combination of close river racing and Solent shenanigans under bright sunshine with a capricious north westerly breeze. On both days the six fleets – Merlins, Fireflys, National 12s, Foxers, Fireflys and Lasers – raced from the HRSC startline, with everyone except the Foxers ...more
  • The 52nd Annual Warming Pan 2014

    28 Feb 2014
    Hamble Warming Pan – this weekend – arrival notesWe’re looking forward to seeing you all at the weekend in Hamble. The weather forecast looks fantastic! The sailing instructions are now published and downloadable from this page.Briefing for Saturday’s racing is at 1015 (first race scheduled for 1100) and you will be able to enter the event in the clubhouse from 0900. Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be available.We’ve been asked by Hamble Parish Council ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series 2013 Final Race Report

    17 Jan 2014
    Dear AllThanks for your support for the 2013 Garmin Hamble Winter Series.Please find attached a PDF roundup of the series, comprising some stats, a report and the final results – as well as the great news that the series saw an increase in entries this year!Ben Meakins ...more
  • Race Officials Training and Development Courses 2014

    17 Jan 2014
    The Club is combining with our three neighboring Yacht Clubs to run training and development for those people interested in becoming Race Officers. The two documents included below are 1) The years training programme and 2) The information for the first club race officer training day. If you wish to participate in this exciting new collaborative development programme contact: events@royal-southern.co.uk ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series Race Report weekend 8

    6 Dec 2013
    Dear All,Please find below the final race report from the 2013 Garmin Hamble Winter Series and some great pics by Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com.BenA cold, crisp day ushered in the final race of the 2013 Garmin Hamble Winter Series. Ashore, leaves and flags hung motionless, but out at the race course competitors were greeted by a good 10 knots of breeze from the NW – perfect conditions for a winter’s sail to round off a successful series, ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series Weekend 7 Race Report

    26 Nov 2013
    By Ben Meakins. Photos by Paul WyethThe penultimate weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series saw a chilly and gusty breeze that shifted regularly between 002 and 022 degrees, demanding frequent tacks and rewarding tacticians with their heads out of the boat. Despite only reaching 18 knots, the wind was gusty enough to keep trimmers on their toes.  In some classes, boats that have been dominant throughout the series consolidated their overall lead, despite not ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series Race Report Weekend 6

    22 Nov 2013
    Report by Ben Meakins. Photos by Paul WyethA light forecast presented a challenge to the race committee in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series this week. With the fickle and shifty wind in the north, the committee boats stalked the fleet with the ‘shortened course’ flags, but the wind held, and despite the building tide the fleets finished in time to repair to the clubhouse for beer and chips.The race officer set courses that included a ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series report Weekend 5

    11 Nov 2013
    by Ben MeakinsAfter weeks of gales, it was with some trepidation that the Garmin Hamble Winter Series fleet nosed out of the river on Sunday in time for their start. Fears of wintry weather were misplaced, however, and some hours later the fleet returned with grins on their faces. ‘Awesome day on the water’ and ‘Champagne sailing conditions’ were some of the phrases heard bandied around the clubhouse after racing by competitors sporting that most ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series Weekend 4 Report

    29 Oct 2013
    The storm that has caused travel chaos on roads and railways also kept competitors ashore in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series and Doyle Sails Hamble One Design Championships at the weekend.Saturday saw a steady 25 knots with gusts into the mid-thirties, which forced the race committee to hoist N over A on the club flagstaff and abandon racing for the day. Competitors were kept abreast of news on the event website, Facebook and Twitter. Fittingly, ...more
  • Sunday 27th October 2013 - all WS racing cancelled

    24 Oct 2013
    In view of the current unfavourable weather conditions tomorrow, racing for all classes has been cancelled.We look forward to seeing you all in 2 week’s time in, hopefully, calmer conditions!
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series and MDL Hamble Big Boat Championships Race Report 20th October 2013

    22 Oct 2013
    By Ben Meakins. Photos: GHWS Ross Elliston, HBBC Trevor Pountain. ‘Windy, wet and lumpy’ was how one competitor described Sunday’s racing in the third weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. It was a breezy day indeed that saw a base wind of 23 knots and gusts of up to 30 that greeted the fleet as they made their way to the start on Sunday morning. A gusty breeze, combined with a steep Solent chop and ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series Weekend 2 and Doyle Sails Hamble One Design Championships Weekend 1

    14 Oct 2013
    By Ben Meakins. Photos : DSHODC Betrand Malas, GHWS Malcolm DonaldThe Garmin Hamble Winter Series lived up to its name on Sunday with torrential rain and a chilly 18 knots from the North West that left competitors glad to repair to the bar after racing. But despite the conditions the crews and the volunteer race teams alike braved the conditions to fit in two exciting races.The worst of the rain held off until the second ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series & MDL Hamble Big Boat Championships - Race Report Weekend 1

    7 Oct 2013
    by Ben Meakins. All photos Malcolm DonaldFrom the long range forecasts over the past week it was clear that there wasn’t going to be much wind for the first weekend of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series, incorporating the first of two MDL Hamble Big Boat Championship weekends.So it was a relief to find that the forecast had improved during Friday night, predicting 8-10 knots by late afternoon on Saturday. With an oscillating breeze that swung between 260 ...more
  • MDL Regatta

    6 Oct 2013
    Well done all of you.  In very testing conditions you managed to finish 2 races.  Thanks must go to our R.O. Chris Hamel as it was a very difficult to set a course. Nat did very well for her first sail in a laser and it was lovely to see 6 lasers taking part it must be the way forward for the older cadets now they are getting too big for the Pico’!!!!  Sienna  did ...more
  • Pudseys Pirates

    21 Sep 2013
    What a  day!!!!  We all had great fun and  raised an  incredible £830.12 for Children in Need.  This is only our count I will  take monies to the bank this week and send out the official total.Thanks to Sandie for cooking the pizza, Silvie for opening the bar,  rib  drivers and most of all the Pirates young and old.  I must not forget  Pudsey himself. ...more
  • 2013 Dubarry Womens Open Keelboat Championship

    10 Sep 2013
    The 2013 Dubarry Womens Open Keelboat Championship was hosted by Hamble River Sailing Club over the weekend of 7th & 8th September. The event was sailed in two classes, IRC and J80. Saturday morning served up a flat Solent with 3kts or less breeze which led to the AP hoisted but limp for one and a half hours. By mid-day a gentle SW 7-8 kts developed and Race 1 got under way, from a line ...more