Please select your home edition
Sunsail 2018 January Leaderboard
Product Feature
Harken Red Ratchet
Harken Red Ratchet
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine

Full racing risks
New for old cover
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine

Full racing risks
New for old cover
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine

Full racing risks
New for old cover

One week to go until the VPRS National Championship

by Keith Lovett 19 May 2017 20:36 BST 27-28 May 2017

Just a week to go before the 2017 VPRS National Championship and entries from Poole Yacht Racing Association are making final preparations.

There is still opportunity to enter the Nationals for all yachts carrying a VPRS Rating, with limited validity certificates available from for those who may not have one.

Organised by the Chichester Cruiser Racing Club with the Island Sailing Club, Cowes acting as local host, a 5 race series takes part in the central Solent over the 27th and 28th May.

With reserved berthing at Cowes Yacht Haven, a class dinner at the ISC on Saturday 27th and prize-giving with prizes sponsored by Poole Sailing, at the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club on Sunday 28th, an ideal event for cruiser racers with a mix of racing and social events to keep everyone happy.

The PYRA fleet top and tail the event with feeder races to and from Poole, stating on Friday afternoon.

Related Articles

Countdown to the VPRS Nationals
Part of the International Paints Poole Regatta in May As part of the International Paints Poole Regatta, Poole Bay will be the stunning location for the third VPRS National Championships, which takes place over the late May Bank Holiday on 26th to 28th May 2018. Posted on 9 Feb
A record number of championships to be held
At the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 It is now confirmed that the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 will be hosting a record number of championships. Five National Championships and two Southern Area Championships have been confirmed for the regatta so far. Posted on 16 Dec 2017
MS Amlin Poole - Folly - Poole races
Final races of the Poole Yacht Racing Association season A good turnout of 25 yachts left Poole on Saturday 23rd September for the last two races of the PYRA season facing an interesting course from Poole to the Folly on the Medina, Isle of Wight. Posted on 1 Oct 2017
PYRA Two Handed Clipper Marine Mini Series
Tight racing for ten yachts in Poole Bay Ten yachts from Poole Yacht Racing Association ventured into a blustery and overcast Poole Bay for the annual Clipper Marine two handed series under the auspices of the Royal Motor Yacht Club on Saturday 15th July. Posted on 18 Jul 2017
PYRA Poole - Weymouth - Poole Races
A bit of help from the motor A glorious sunny morning greeted a fleet of over 15 boats on Saturday. With the tidal gate at 'Cape Saint Albans' due to shut an hour after the start and no breeze, race officer, Dave Hale hoisted the AP and instructed the fleet to motor toward Weymouth. Posted on 20 Jun 2017
PYRA Poole-Lymington-Races
Wet and bruised, but brilliant fun! Up at 0400, stoke up with breakfast, meet up with crew on board at 0600, rig the boat and away to plug the tide out for an 0800 Bay start. Posted on 15 Jun 2017
PYRA Poole - Cowes - Poole Races
To and from the VPRS National Championship 14 yachts from Poole Yacht Racing Association raced to and from Cowes over the Bank Holiday weekend to compete in the VPRS National Championship. Posted on 1 Jun 2017
VPRS National Championship
17 cruiser racers in the Central Solent In its second year, the VPRS National Championship took place in the Central Solent, hosted by Chichester Cruiser Racer Club. 17 cruiser racers started race one in a slowly building 18 knot breeze. Posted on 31 May 2017
PYRA Poole - Yarmouth - Poole races
28 yachts enjoy near perfect conditions Twenty-eight yachts raced from Poole to Yarmouth and back in near perfect conditions – a building south-westerly breeze, a fair tide – and some sun for the return leg. Posted on 16 May 2017
PYRA Morgan Carey Race to Cherbourg
Together with the annual boules competition Racing under VPRS, following an uneventful start the fleet followed Nick Fullergar's Archibualt A35 Amigos on the gun under the watchful eye of Blue Extasy, start boat and race officer for the race. Posted on 9 May 2017