The Portsmouth Sailing Club Autumn series starts on Saturday 27th September
This world wide event was run on Sunday 21st September and created the record for the biggest race ever with over £ 200,000 raised already for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation: - http://andrewsimpsonfoundation.co.uk
There was a race for Cruisers, Victories and Dinghies on Spit Sand with the racing run by Jim Hughes on Condor.
We had a great morning with boats ranging from a 4 metre Laser to a 24 metre Ocean 80. The sun shone and there was a fine wind - perfect.
All information is on the Bart's Bash website: http://www.bartsbash.co.uk
A list of entrants is on the PSC page: - http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/portsmouth-sailing-club
The results will be posted as soon as they have been processed by the Bart's Bash team
This great seafaring city of Portsmouth once more has its very own regatta
The Portsmouth Regatta. It has not been hosted by the city for many years, since 1908, which is an anomaly that has now been re-dressed. The revival of this historic and prestigious event has been inspired by the occurrence this year of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Albert Yacht Club. It was founded in 1854 in honour of Prince Albert who took a great interest in Portsmouth and in that year the club organised a regatta the major prize being the magnificent Royal Albert Cup.
A total of 43 members and guests took part ranging in age from 6 to 74 - in 11 dinghies and yachts and 6 RHIBs
PSC would like to thank QHM Portsmouth for the permission to run the race from the harbour entrance
Hot Turkey Race run for the second year
One national paper described Christmas Day 2013: -"Christmas holiday chaos as more than 100 flights are cancelled at Gatwick: Families stranded around Europe due to weather”
Not much different then from Christmas Day 2012 which another national paper described as the: - "Wettest and Most Miserable Christmas in Living Memory"
Such was the interest this Christmas Day that there was an assortment of 11 sailing boats ranging in length from a 12 foot Firefly through RS 400 and Phantom dinghies and a Dart 18 catamaran to several cruising yachts gathered in the harbour entrance for the start.
The final day of the 2013 Frostbite series was held in almost perfect conditions at the top end of Portsmouth Harbour
Full results available here
Breezy last two days for the Parhelion
Autumn gales at the end of October meant fairly testing conditions for the last two days of racing. Many congratulations to the winners in the three categories.