Please select your home edition
Edition
Plas Menai 2015

Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship to take place on 3-4 June

by The WOKC Team on 23 Feb 3-4 June 2017
The 2017 Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship will be held on 3-4 June © Bertrand Malas

The Women's Open Keelboat Championship will be returning to Hamble for its 9th outing in 2017. This year the event, hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of 3-4th June 2017.

The volunteer team which organises WOKC is delighted that Dubarry has agreed to return as title sponsor, having been a generous supporter of the championships since their inception in 2008 and having been the title sponsor for the last 6 events. This means there will be some fantastic Dubarry prizes up for grabs yet again.

"The Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championships is an event that Dubarry thoroughly enjoys being involved with, both on and off the water. The WOKC event is now bigger than ever due to its excellent organisation, complimented by eager participants with a great sense of camaraderie. We are delighted to be associated with this event and wish everyone a successful and enjoyable weekend on the water" said Marketing Director, Michael Walsh.

The organisers are looking forward to offering two days of fun and competitive racing on the water along with some great social events ashore with funds being raised for the event's two charities Breast Cancer Care and the Hamble Lifeboat. The racing format will focus on IRC racing and, after last year's record entry of 17 boats and over 140 ladies competing, we are anticipating that the event will be bigger and better than ever.

"We are thrilled that Dubarry have once again agreed to be our title sponsor", commented Jen Smyth, one of the organisers of the Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship 2017. "Having such a strong brand supporting the event helps us to expand our reach and we hope that 2017 will see the highest entry levels yet. To be working with HRSC again is fantastic. Their team has supported us so well for several years now. We look forward to putting on a top regatta and party for our sailors and their support teams."

If you would like further details, please contact the WOKC team on or via the WOKC Facebook page. Entries will be open from early March via Hamble River Sailing Club.

Related Articles

Hamble River Early Bird Wednesday Series 4
Election news drives numbers to unprecedented levels The news that Parliament had voted overwhelmingly for a General Election on June 8th, drove unprecedented numbers of yachts to the Early Bird 4 start line on Wednesday evening. Posted on 21 Apr
Hamble River Early Bird Wednesday Series 3
Breeze and sunshine for the second week running For the second week running, we had a 10 – 12 knot breeze from the north west, but no fears of it disappearing before dusk; and with LWS at 1830, the eternal problem of setting a course around the precious few buoys with sufficient depth of water. Posted on 13 Apr
Hamble River Early Bird Wednesday Series 2
Moderate breeze and high tide makes for great racing Ten to twelve knots from the NNW and sun was the forecast for this Wednesday's race, and so it was. This, allied to a high water time of 18.25 Portsmouth, meant that finding race marks with sufficient water was a relatively simple process. Posted on 6 Apr
Hamble River Early Bird Wednesday Series 1
Starting gun fired soon after Article 50 triggered Just after mid-day on Wednesday, Article 50 was triggered in Brussels, and, as the race team crept out of the Hamble everything looked grey and dismal. Posted on 31 Mar
55th Annual Warming Pan
50 shades of grey in Hamble The Merlin Rockets went first on a windy, grey Saturday morning in Hamble. It was perhaps fitting therefore that "50 shades of Grey" Stuart Bithell and his girlfriend led the fleet down the Hamble to Southampton Water. Posted on 20 Mar
55th Annual Warming Pan preview
Dust off your boat covers and dig out your wetsuits This year's Warming Pan will take place on the 18th & 19th March, run as always by the Hamble River SC. Looking at the forecasts there will be wind, so dust off your boat covers, dig out your wetsuits and dry suits and head to Hamble on Saturday morning. Posted on 14 Mar
35th Hamble Winter Series day 8
Brisk and chilly breeze for the final race A brisk and chilly 12-20 knot breeze greeted competitors in the final race of the 2016 Hamble Winter Series, providing some great conditions for a fitting end to a close fought series in all classes. Posted on 1 Dec 2016
35th Hamble Winter Series day 7
Great racing despite waking to biblical rain Despite awaking to biblical rain and the best efforts of Storm Angus, the braver souls in the Hamble Winter Series fleet were rewarded with some champagne sailing. Posted on 24 Nov 2016
35th Hamble Winter Series day 6
Nifty is now eight points clear at the top of IRC 1 Saturday's miserable autumn rain cleared up in time for the weather gods to deliver a day of champagne sailing for Sunday's Hamble Winter Series race. Posted on 16 Nov 2016
35th Hamble Winter Series day 5
Noticeably colder after the mid-season break The Hamble Winter Series might have only taken a week's mid-season break, but the weather had become noticeably colder since the last race a fortnight ago. Posted on 9 Nov 2016