Racing

 

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 IRC Championships 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 Autumn Series, 10:00 start every Sunday
**Next Sunday Race: Racing currently every Sunday

 

–Click the Notice Board for the latest news and updates including 2018 racing–

  • Club Racing Notice Board

    CREW AVAILABLE:

    • Crew for Racing – Rosie email: Rosie.greyman@plaza.org  mobile 07901705599 and Chris email:  chris.toulmin@plaza.org  Both are available for Wednesday evening racing – Rosie has experience of Solent racing – 40ft to Impalas and Chris Solent racing and has his own Contessa 26 at Haslar.  – Give them a call

    2018 race calendar – Summary 

    Below is brief summary of some of our club racing events for 2018, see the 2018 race calendar for more detail and a complete list of our races throughout the year

    Racing in 2018 commences on Sunday 7th January with the first of 7 races in the frostbite series.

    New for 2018 will be : – Short-handed series ( double or single handed boats) which will race alongside fully crewed yachts in both the Frostbite and Spring series; together with regular long distance races in the spring series, with 3 long races scheduled for every other race of the 6 race series. These longer races will feature long legs incorporating marks such as the Sovereign Tower and Hastings Outfall buoy.  more suitable to short handed sailing and have a target length of 4 hours. The results from these 3 longer races will form a mini series in their own right, as well as being part of the spring series and the Racing Committee Trophy will be awarded to the yacht with the lowest cumulative score over the two Autumn series.

    Wednesday evening racing will begin on May 9th and will continue until September 12th split into 3 series, affording potential for some hours of darkness racing.

    Sunday racing will continue into the winter months with 2 autumn series on alternate weekends from September into late December.

    Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club has the honour of hosting the RORC Sussex IRC  champiomships on the 16th and 17th of June, which will also be open to NHC entrants.

    The beaches head races will also return featuring a mixture of round the cans racing hosted at BMYC and SHYC as well as some passage racing between the clubs.

    The 100 mile race will also return currently scheduled for the first weekend in September.

    Racing Buoys Update 03/12/2017: 

    Plumbase Buoy is not on station until further notice

    Out-Fall buoy (ODM) – last seen drifting swiftly towards Pevensey Bay, is no longer on station until further notice. 

    Bates Wharf Buoy – currently off station due to recent storms, until further notice

    • New 2017 racing buoys charts for inshore and offshore marks now available: Race Buoys
      • Race committee have undergone the purchase of a new buoy.
      • MONARCH has now been dropped at:  50′ 46.040N 000’19.00E it is a fixed yellow can with light
      • Bates Wharf Buoy is a new buoy marked ‘BATES WHARF‘ on the sides and more visible than before
      • Thanks to Premier Mariners for their continued support in the servicing
    • Race Officers added to Duty Rotas  (2017)
    • Gallery Page photos will be posted by series. New photos to be added soon for the Spring Series. 
    • Annual Signing on Sheet- ALL boats intending to race MUST complete the annual signing on sheet found on the Pages tab.
    • Eastbourne Regatta – August bank holiday 2018 – 25th to 27th 

  • RACE RESULTS

    GALLERIES

    EASTBOURNE 

    DUTY ROTAS

    RACING CALENDAR 2018

    RACING CALENDAR 2017

    NOTICES OF RACE

    ANNUAL SIGNING ON SHEET –All boats must complete

    LIST OF RACE BOATS

    EASTBOURNE 100 2017 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

     


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  • Away Events – the big away events hosted by other clubs that our fleet are attending in 2017.

    Click on the logos below for organising websites

    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.


    The Ramsgate Week logo

    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 & Eye Eye MG345


    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


    Event LogoISC Logo July 1st 2017

    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!


     Image result for Dieppe Dash

    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


    Royal Escape Master Logo 2017 with URL

    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.

Our Sponsors

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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