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Thank you to all the competitors for making it fantastic weekend and all those who volunteered to help run the event, both on and off the water. The LHRW committee are already discussing ideas for next years event, but if you would like to put forward a suggestion for how to make the event better, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas. The tides for both May Bank holiday weekends are looking impractical to run the event, so we are likely to be looking to host the event over a two day weekend instead. If you are interested in hosting a class open meeting during the 2018 LHRW, please email the committee as soon as possible with your request. The final results for 2017 are below, along with a link to the photos taken on day 1. Please feel free to download the photos and use them in your class reports, or to hang on your wall, but it would be appreciated if you credit Will Stokely, Tudor SC sailing secretary and photographer against any published photo.
Hope to see you all back next year for our 10th anniversary event.
The 2017 Sailing instructions have now been uploaded and are available to read via the documents page.
Printed copies are included in registration packs.
This year, the LHRW will include the option for competitors to race with GPS tracking. This is a completely free service, provided by RaceQ’s and should enhance the racing experience over the weekend. Re-live those pivotal moments during the racing, find out where the battles were won and lost and clock your top speed over the weekend.
All you need is a smart phone, and the RaceQ’s app…. oh, and a dry bag to put it in!
To sign up for this free service, visit the RaceQ’s website to set-up your sailor profile and learn how to track your racing.
All successfully tracked entrants will be able review their races against other competitors.
Thanks to all those who supported Langstone Harbour Race Weekend 2016, we are grateful for all the generous donations that were made.
We are currently looking for support for the 2017 event, if you would like to get involved please drop us a line via the contact us page of the website.
All sponsor logos will be listed on the homepage of the event website and also in the event packs given to every sailor attending. All our sponsors will also be credited in any articles after the event submitted to the local press and yachting press. We also include in the race packs any promotional material provided. Sponsorship can take many forms including a monetary contribution for prizes,gift vouchers, goods for prizes or event experiences.
Local Portsmouth newspaper ‘The News’ this week have run an article on LHRW.
*** Correction to article***
Neil Boyce is stated as coming from Locks SC, this should read Tudor SC. We have asked the news to amend.
For those who have not entered LHRW before, the event is hosted by three sailing clubs which share the waters of Langstone Harbour; Locks SC, Langstone SC and Tudor SC. Each of the 3 days will see a series of handicap and class races for fast & medium fleets. The event organisers are very pleased to be welcoming the Wanderer Class to the event again this year for their national championships, and also welcome the 4000, Buzz and ISO classes who have added the event to their respective circuits.
This year the race program will follow a new 6 race format with two races per day using simple sausage / triangle / trapezoid courses.
It’s not just about racing!
Each club hosts a social event over the weekend (included in the entry fee) and there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Friday evening Tudor SC will start the weekend off with registration and a briefing before laying on a curry night with video and photo show from previous years. Locks SC follow on Saturday evening with a BBQ and Langstone SC take their turn on Sunday night with food and pub quiz. The weekend is rounded off on Monday afternoon with afternoon tea and prize giving ceremony at Tudor SC.
The event enjoys entries of 60+ boats, with a cap of 100 boats placed on the event. Entry Fees for Weekend (including 3 evening socials and tea on Monday):
- £40 Double-hander
- £30 Single–hander
Vago class association members are eligible for discounted entry fees. Fee with discount will be £34 / £24. To receive the discount Vago owners must have joined the association at least 48 hours prior to the event taking place.
Langstone SC are offering FREE camping to competitors, but have asked all campers to pre-book via the online registration form or by mailing a paper copy in advance. A breakfast galley service is also offered at Tudor SC on all three days prior to racing.
UKVA website at www.sailvago.com
If anyone has more photos from LHRW 2011 then please let us know, we would love to add them to the archives.