Swallow Championships at Itchenor SC

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

Latest addition to the Solent Sunbeam classic fleet

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.

National Swallow class launch SW.ITCH

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.

Swallow Class – new website, new builder and exciting plans afoot

One swallow does not a summer make . . . and the National Swallow Class has plans afoot to remedy that

Solent Sunbeams – Surviving and thriving despite Covid-19

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

Small but perfectly formed – RS Vareo National Championships

A rarity these ‘new normal’ days . . . I received the results of a sailing national championship

And they’re OFF . . . Club racing is back

Club racing was back on the water this past weekend in both the UK and Europe

Solent Sunbeam – Input and photos required

The Solent Sunbeam class association are looking to track down past and present Sunbeam owners for a publication for the centenary celebrations in 2023

Re-inventing the Solent Sunbeam

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

New Sunbeam launched to join 96 year old fleet at Itchenor

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

Merlin Rockets prepare for first Open Meeting at Itchenor SC

In these doom-laden times for club racing, it’s good to hear of the rapid development of the Merlin Rocket class at Itchenor SC