Race Training + Supper 13 May

RACE TRAINING DAY AND SOCIAL MEET UP SUPPER 13 MAY 2017 (and forthcoming dates)

Event Information

This is a new event planned by our race committee. It is planned to cater for all levels from our class 1 (IRC) down to Class 3 (Class Handicap 3) levels. Some previous racing experience is recommended albeit light.

However if any members would like to sail over to Cowes and join in for supper in the Island Sailing Club, you will be most welcome to join in for a meet-up.

Update to 50th Anniversary book.

Jasper: CO 1249, built 1973, kept 1979-1987 on Cattewater Plymouth renamed Jasper, by Anne Davies. Bought in 1996 by Brian Carnell, kept and sailed from her Percuil river mooring. Over the years have sailed singlehanded, over North and South Brittany coast from Cherbourg to ile de Groix, Channel Islands, Isles of Scilly, S Ireland.  


Truly a lovely boat to sail.

AGM and Dinner 2016


The AGM and Annual Dinner is to take place at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club on Saturday 12 November.

We will probably be able to organise a limited amount of accommodation provided by  those members living in the area – so please let us know on the form if you would like us to try and arrange such accommodation.

The dinner, at £26.00 per head, will be at 7 for 7.30pm and will consist of:

2016 AGM reports and future events.

The AGM held on 12th November 2016 at RLYC was well attended, reports from the meeting are downloadable, the  AGM minutes are for registered members just log in to see the minutes.

Southern Racing Programme 2017

Saturday 13th May                 Race Training Day with Class Island Sailing Club

Saturday 10th June                Passage Race, Cruise in company and South Coast Rally meet up  - starting in Cowes finishing Yarmouth coupled with mini South Coast rally

Saturday 17th June                Double Handed Round the Island Race

Saturday 1st July                    Round the Island Race

Saturday/Sunday9th/10th September               National Championships – Royal Southern YC at Hamble

Saturday 25th November         AGM at the Royal Lymington YC


Full report - Contessa 26 nationals 2016

Contessa 26 Nationals 2016

Hosted superbly by Lymington Town Sailing Club, it was brilliant to see a record number of 15 boats lining up to take part in years Contessa 26 Nationals and with the number of new faces great to see the fleet continuing to grow and develop. 

Saturday started in what looked like increasingly breezy conditions and after a quick briefing and shot of caffeine, the IRC class set off for their first up wind down wind race. It quickly became apparent that it would be a closely fought series with Applejack (Craig Cossar) and Jiminy Cricket (Mike Harrison) claiming the top two spaces, a theme set to continue for the subsequent races, followed by Elinor (Rupert Houlton). To read the full report download the pdf at the foot of this article.

Tom Olden

Download this file (Contessa 26 Nationals 2016.pdf)Contessa 26 Nationals 2016.pdf