Hamble Classics comes to HRSC & RAFYC
Published 11:28 on 9 Dec 2021
Hamble Classics Regatta comes to HRSC & RAFYC
The 2022 Hamble Classics Regatta is to be co-hosted by Hamble River Sailing Club and the Royal Air Force Yacht Club on 10th-11th September, the seventh edition of this popular classic yacht event.
With HRSC's proven track record of race management and the RAFYC's great riverside location, next year's Hamble Classics will build on the active cooperation already established between the two clubs. Commodores Andy Valentine and Steph Merry commented: "Both our clubs are looking forward to hosting the Hamble Classics and celebrate the long history of yachting in the River Hamble with well run racing by HRSC and a warm welcome for visiting crews at the RAFYC."
This is the event's second visit to the RAFYC, first time was in 2019 with 56 yachts racing, when HRSC helped on the water with RIB and race team support. This time HRSC will be responsible for delivering all the race management including online results while the RAFYC will be the social home of the regatta for après sail and evening events - it was a popular venue with participants in 2019. Berthing for committee boats has been arranged in the RAFYC haven so the race team can get ashore easily to enjoy the après sail events.
Hamble Classics is organised by HRSC members Jonty Sherwill and Vicki Weston who began the event in 2016 having taken part in BCYC regattas on friend's yachts and entered Cockleshell in Cowes Classics from 2013-2015. This inspired them to start a Hamble based classic yacht event.
Attracting around 60 entries each year the event includes pre-1971 designed classic yachts, International Metre yachts, old gaffers, modern classics, 6-Metres, XODs and Dragons, and it's hoped that the recent upsurge in the Folkboat class will attract more boats back to Hamble.Those interested to be part the race team and to get on the email list can sign up for more information at: https://www.hambleclassics.co.uk.
Last updated 11:30 on 9 December 2021