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  • Bart’s Bash at Hamble River Sailing Club, UK – Sunday 21st September 2014

    19 Sep 2014
    Hamble River Sailing Club (HRSC) on the South Coast of the UK is proud to be taking part in Bart’s Bash this Sunday, the largest sailing race in the world!The club currently has over 100 boats registered on the Bart’s Bash website, and more than 150 people, currently third in the world for entry numbers. Those registered to date include over 50 of the iconic red, white and black sailed Foxer dinghies which are unique ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 8

    3 Sep 2014
    Out with a bang!Well more of a whimper given the light and often non existent wind last night but, as the last race of both the series and the Wednesday night series for the year, podium positions were still undetermined in a number of classes. As a result a high level of determination was evident. La Mouette in the XOD fleet were up at the crack of dawn to clean their bottom,  both the race ...more
  • Barts Bash - Sunday 21st September

    29 Aug 2014
    The Hamble River Sailing Club Bart’s Bash plan                                                                    On Sunday 21st September the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s Bart’s Bash will take place. On that day HRSC is encouraging every one of our 450 members to get afloat and race to help the Bart’s Bash team achieve a Guinness world record for ‘the largest sailing race in the world ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 6

    20 Aug 2014
    Yet again the wind gods sent us a North Westerly presenting a challenge to RO Jamie Wilkinson, given the limited number of mark available for course setting in Southampton waters. The wind was fairly gusty at first although settling later with high tide just after racing started. Jamie Wilkinson sent the XODs and smaller boats on two circuits to Cat Head with Bald Head and then a closer laid mark as their leeward marks whilst ...more
  • Garmin celebrates 10th year of title sponsorship of Hamble Winter Series with a multi-year commitment

    20 Aug 2014
    Early Series entry discount till 19 SeptemberTo allow more flexibility, the mid series break weekend of 1st and 2nd November has been designated as a spare weekendIncreased entries in 2013 underlines popularity of this premier event Global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin has announced a multi-year sponsorship commitment with Hamble River Sailing Club (HRSC) to remain as the title sponsor of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series.  This support from Garmin, which has its European headquarters ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 5

    15 Aug 2014
    The Aftermath of Perigee Lunar Hamble River Sailing Club Wednesday night series continued last night after the Cowes Week Pursuit race last week. The stunning perigee lunar of last Sunday has left a legacy with exceptional spring tides and the water was ebbing with impressive speed as RO Jamie Wilkinson set up near Bald Head. The NW wind running parallel to the shore limited the marks available so the decision was taken the send the ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 4

    30 Jul 2014
    Hamble River Sailing Club Wednesday night series continued last night after cancellation last week due to lack of wind. RO Jamie Wilkinson set up near Bald Head for the SW 10 knot breeze with a beat to Mark for all classes. Unfortunately the wind veered round and appeared to settle minutes before the first start to a NW. The committee boat team did a commendable job upping anchor to relay the start line, reset the ...more
  • Hamble Community Sports College Regatta

    17 Jul 2014
    Thursday 17th July saw the Hamble Community Sports College Regatta at HRSC. Students from HCSC have been coming to the sailing club for six years now to gain their RYA Stage awards, supported by the Flagstaff Trust.  This years student groups’ skills were put to the test in the first ever regatta, sailed in front of the club and supported by parents, teachers and school governors. Race Officer Chris Hamel set a windward/leeward course with ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 2

    16 Jul 2014
    Hamble River Sailing Club Wednesday Night B Series saw a classic south-westerly last night at about 10 to 15 knots despite forecasts of a dropping breeze. There was a limited range of marks with low water at 20.34 but nearly 30 boats came out to play. RO Jamie Wilkinson set up shop at Bald Head and sent the classes across to Mark, onto Coronation with loops of Cutter and Stormforce for the XODs and Class ...more
  • Hamble River SC vs Hill Head SC

    12 Jul 2014
    This annual event between the young Pico sailors at Hill Head SC and Hamble River SC was first started with the encouragement of the RYA On Board programme. This year two teams of sailors from HRSC (single and double handers) visited Hill Head on 14th June, and using the Hill Head dinghies had a series of 5 races each. The wind started off as a light northerly, which was challenging, but then built to a ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 1

    9 Jul 2014
    The first race of the B Series of the ever popular Hamble River Sailing Club Wednesday night saw the return of RO Jamie Wilkinson. With no mercy to the competitors (or indeed the committee boat crew),  Jamie led the fleet out brandishing a Yankee flag for life jackets with a forecast of a north westerly with some 20 knots gusting 25. As a change of scenery the classes were sent up Southampton Water with straight ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night Copper Kettle Pursuit

    2 Jul 2014
    Last night saw the Bottle Pursuit Race take place before the “B” Series starts next Wednesday. Hamble River Sailing Club Secretary Malcolm Donald took control as Race Officer. With a SW wind at a pleasant 8 to 10 knots the RO sent the fleet down to Royal Southern with successive windward leeward loops of hamblewinterseries.com and William with a fetch to Coronation, a beat to Stormforce and a final leg to Coronation to finish. With ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night A Series Race 8

    25 Jun 2014
    Round the Island Winners turn out for Big Wednesday Hamble River SC came up trumps as one of the best performing clubs in the Round the Island  Race last weekend with three boats in the top overall IRC fifteen and many other members amongst the top boats. Needlework, (Peter & Ann Smith) took 5th in RTI and eschewed the Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes to join nearly forty boats for Big Wednesday. Big Wednesday was ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night A Series Race 7

    18 Jun 2014
    A game of two halves …..?RO Kathy Smalley faced a difficult decision with wind forecasts split between SE and NW winds. With light winds forecast the decision was made to put in a number of loops on courses designed to hopefully work regardless of which breeze settled in and a start line was set just off Hamble Point. The XOD Class and Class 3 had separate starts although the same course whilst Class 2 had ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night Series A Race 6

    11 Jun 2014
    Summer has clearly arrived and the lovely weather last night clearly tempted many folk out for racing after the black skies of last week. PRO Kathy Smalley took the committee boat out to a start line in the vicinity of Bald Head with a laid ODM. The tide was coming in all evening and a light but stable west to south westerly breeze led the PRO to get Hamble Harbour Master permission for a kite ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night A Series Race 5

    4 Jun 2014
    Many competitors last night were expecting normal racing to be cancelled given the forecasts of 25 gusting 35 knots and heavy rain. PRO Kathy Smalley was brave enough to take a look and cast off the committee boat in a heavy storm with particularly painful hail stones! Once that deluge was through, Southampton Waters, although breezy, gave enough shelter to moderate the wind and with no wind over tide the PRO decided to proceed with ...more
  • MOB & WOW

    3 Jun 2014
    What a great evening we had on the water last night, despite the looming black clouds and the treat of rain everyone made it to land relatively dry as there were no capsises. What a great idea of Peggy’s to hold a race up to Mercury.After a frantic start and much hosting at the start line, 2 fleets set of up river. The picos left first and were followed by the lasers and double handed ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night A Series Race 4

    28 May 2014
    The Hamble River Sailing Club committee boat motored out and for some time wondered if it would be solely an XOD start as various of that fleet appeared through the mizzle but no one else. The wind seemed fairly settled with a north westerly breeze down Southampton Waters and an incoming tide to speed up the beats. In view of the weather conditions PRO Kathy Smalley considerately opted for slightly shorter courses given the long ...more
  • Results from the HRSC heat of the RYA RIB Challenge

    25 May 2014
    Well done to everyone who competed in the HRSC RIB Championship heat today. There was keen competition out there, in both age groups. All the entrants did fantastically well, particularly those who had barely driven a rib before, hopefully now you are a little inspired to book onto one of our Power Boat courses!  Finally, a very big thank you to all the helpers, without them the heat really could not happen. Hopefully everyone enjoyed ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night A Series Race 3

    21 May 2014
    Wednesday night sailing at the Hamble River Sailing Club continues to expand at a rate of knots with 24 boats out last night with another pleasant evening . PRO Kathy Smalley and her team set up shop to the west of Bald Head in a south easterly breeze forecast to drop slightly and back. With high water just as racing started there was a variety of marks to choose from but the heavy container traffic ...more