The Hamble Classics welcomes all types of classic style yachts and since 2016 has attracted serious contenders each year for its Concours d’Elegance Awards. Uniquely to the event there are four separate categories to reward the diversity of entries, with prizes for historic wooden-built classics, Spirit of Tradition and the best GRP yacht.
Racing for all classes is to be organised in the central Solent on Saturday and Sunday with two course areas to suit the various types of boats, plus for the first time an extra day’s racing on Friday 20th for the IRC Zero class including the big Spirit Yachts. The PRO for this year’s Hamble Classics will be Peter Bateson, as in each of the previous regattas, with an experienced RAFYC team and additional support from Hamble River Sailing Club, this year celebrating its Centenary.
All yacht crews are welcome at the club from noon on the Friday for afternoon tea and cakes before the Welcome Reception. Within this packed programme of racing there are plenty of opportunities for socialising at the onshore events including the Saturday Rum Party and Hamble Classics Dinner.
With continued support from Spinlock, Performance Rigging, Classic Marine, The Sandeman Yacht Company, Ratsey & Lapthorn Sailmakers and A-Plan Marine Insurance the stage is set for a superb Hamble Classics Regatta at the RAFYC.
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Friday 20th September
10:30 IRC Zero Class only – First Warning Signal
12:00 to 18:00 Yacht arrivals and Registration
15:00 to 16:00 Tea and Cakes
18:30 Welcome Reception
19:15 Club Supper available – pre-booking recommended
08:20 Competitor Briefing
10:30 First Warning Signal
Rum Party after racing
Race Day Prize Giving
18:30 for 19:00 Hamble Classics Dinner – must be booked
Main Prize Giving after racing – target time 15:00
Menus, dinner ticket prices and booking information will be announced soon
|Cockleshell||Jonty Sherwill||Yachts and Dayboats without IRC rating|
|Little X||Gary and Claire Rossall||XOD one-design class|
|Mischief||Diana Wilson||Yachts and Dayboats with current IRC rating|
|Thalia||David Aisher||Gaff Rigged Yachts including OGA|
|Queen Bee||Peter Charles||Yachts and Dayboats with current IRC rating|
|FLIGHT of Ufford||Sean McMillan||Spirit of Tradition|