The National Swallow Championships were hosted by Itchenor SC over the weekend of 31/1st August with a covid-respectable fleet of 15 boats enjoying extremely competitive racing in Hayling Bay
The 98 year old historic Solent Sunbeam class welcomed its latest addition to the fleet with the launch of a new boat at Itchenor on 30 March 2021.
The good news that outdoor sport can start again from the end of March could not have been better timed for sailing in the UK.
One swallow does not a summer make . . . and the National Swallow Class has plans afoot to remedy that
The historic Solent Sunbeam fleet, which boasts 97-year-old wooden keelboats through to brand-new GRP hulls, has experienced one of its best sailing seasons despite the shadow of Covid-19 and a late start to the season
A rarity these ‘new normal’ days . . . I received the results of a sailing national championship
The Solent Sunbeam class association are looking to track down past and present Sunbeam owners for a publication for the centenary celebrations in 2023
Ten years ago the first GRP Solent Sunbeam was added to this near 100 year old classic Fleet. Since that landmark launch day – 8 July 2010 – eleven new GRP Sunbeams have been built
The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam class welcomed a brand new yacht to its fleet last week with the launching of V70 Minty to join the 96 year old fleet at Itchenor