Battle of Britain Regatta2018-10-21T20:32:44+01:00

Battle of Britain Regatta (BoB)

This is the club’s premier annual racing event run every September to commemorate the end of the Battle of Britain. With five races run over two days catering for IRC and Club Class.

The Entry Form, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will be available here for download nearer the event date.

In addition to the Regatta the club runs a Beer Festival over the same weekend open to Members, RHCC, RAFYC Affiliated Clubs and Visiting Sailors.

Race Results

Battle of Britain Regatta – Results 2018

The Battle of Britain Regatta weekend dawned bright and clear on Saturday and again on Sunday. The chosen location for the Committee boat was a good one, but there were plenty of other racing events going on at the same time and in nearly the same place.

Saturdays breezes were light to begin with so the first flight of races were quite slow and sedate , but as the day went on the breeze got up to about 12 or 13 knots with occasional gusts up to 15 or 16 knots. The second and third races a bit more brisk than the first ones, but everybody seemed to have a good days sailing.

Sunday was also fairly light to begin with but the first three races got away on time and the breeze filled in a bit more for the second race of the day , with some interesting antics from some of the asymmetric spinnaker users, all the races were completed in good time and in good order and all 25 boats racing seemed to have had a good time.

Good work done by the race management team and everybody who made it all go so well back at the club. Our Thanks to our Sponsor BMT for a host of beautiful trophies.

Overall Regatta Winners in Each Class

Class Sail No Boat Helm
IRC IRL2506 M’enfin Sophie Chudziak/Bertrand Malas
Club With Spinnaker GBR4789L Solent Dream Steven Lee
Club Without Spinnaker   Hollie Steve Brown

 

Please open the links below to view PDF of listed results

Overall Results for all Classes

Results Saturday 15th September

IRC Class Day 1

Club Class with Spinnaker Day 1

Club Class without Spinnaker Day 1

Results Sunday 16th September

IRC Class Day 2

Club Class with Spinnaker Day 2

Club Class without Spinnaker Day

RCS

John Best

Battle of Britain Regatta – Results 2017

With the wind from the north and going variable during the day, particularly Saturday, a challenge was set for Kathy Smalley our Race Officer and the crews on the water to make the most of the conditions. Nevertheless everybody had an excellent time with good racing in the testing winds, or lack of, with many reporting back and thanking Kathy for a great weekend.

On behalf of the Club and competitors I would also like to thank Kathy for being our excellent Race Officer.

Overall Results for each Class 2017

Results Saturday 16th September

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Results Sunday 17th September

Race 4

Race 5

 

RCS

Ron Colvin

Battle of Britain Regatta – Results 2016

The weekend presented some testing conditions with strong gusty southerly breeze Saturday. and a strong westerly breeze Sunday, leading to some gear failure and retirements. Though, overall the racing was enjoyed by all. The Club would like to thank Kathy & Rupert Smalley for being our excellent race officers.

Overall Results for each Class 2016

Class 1 – Overall

J88 Class – Overall

Class 2 – Overall

Club Class – Overall

Results Day 1 – Saturday 24th September

Class 1

Class 2

Club Class

Results Day 2 – Sunday 25th September

Class 1

Class 2

Club Class

Race Photos

BoB Regatta 2018 Gallery

Images Courtesy of Martin Farrow – please contact Martin for high resolution images or prints, framed etc.

BoB Regatta 2017 Gallery

Images courtesy of Martin Farrow

 

BoB Regatta 2016 Gallery

Please note this is Martin Farrow’s client site and you will need to enter BOB2016 to view the pictures.

 

BoB Regatta 2015 Gallery

Images Courtesy of Martin Farrow