Photo – Frostbite race 3 2017 – Interesting Maneuvers
Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club prides itself on its active all-year racing programme. The Yacht Club is one of the hosts for the Sussex Regatta and hosts the Eastbourne Regatta each summer. We have a great racing fleet who compete year round, and enjoy the benefits of a great bar for the post race social.
Members also travel to support other Regattas and Races; for example Royal Escape, Round the Island, Cowes Week, Ramsgate Week, and more recently the Tour des Ports de la Manche.
Current Series: All boats welcome to join the Spring Series, 10:00 start every other Sunday
**Next Sunday Race: May 7th – Normal round the cans race**
**Next Wednesday Race – May 3rd 2017**
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Away Events – the big away events hosted by other clubs that our fleet are attending in 2017.
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Many of our yachts travel to attend large events hosted by other clubs. A big part of these events is the competitive racing they offer against a variety of boats. They’re also a great chance for us to enjoy social trips away and the obligatory boat parties.
Below are some of the big events our crews are attending this year.
24th – 28th July
Ramsgate Week is the Royal Temple Yacht Club annual regatta and is widely recognised as the friendly regatta and the alternative to Cowes Week.
Our boats attending : Temptation – Beneteau Figaro One; Twister – Beneteau First 31.7; White Rose – Elan 40; Electric Air – Elan 37
A great week away organised by the Granville Yacht Club. A Tour of the Channel Ports, this event involves a day sail each day racing between the ports of Cherbourg, Dielette, Carteret, St Peter Port (Guernsey), St Helier (Jersey), and Granville. Each year visits the ports in a different order, taking in challenging navigation such as the Alderney Race, Cape de Barfleur and the strong tidal currents which surround the Channel Islands. Each night is great social event, with food and plenty of drink organised by the Race Organisers.
Our Boats looking at attending this year: White Rose – Elan 40; Saphena – Beneteau Oceanis 37; Incognito – Jeanneau Sunfast 32
This is a very popular event, 1 lap around the Isle of Wight, which most of our racing fleet and many cruisers attend every year. Notably one of our yachts – Manic – came first in their class in 2016!
Friday 28th April – Supported by many of our racing and cruising boats. This is a great social event with events ashore in Dieppe and an SHYC race home on the Sunday
Friday 26th May – Supported by many of our racing and cruising boats. This is another great social event with events ashore in Dieppe and an SHYC race home on the Sunday
This list is by no means exhaustive, some of our boats regularly attend regattas and events by RORC and JOG, as well double handed events and the Fastnet Race.
The racing section would like to say a BIG thank you to our generous Buoy and Series & Trophy Sponsors. Thank you:
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