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Vago fleet set for Langstone Harbour Race Weekend

by Hannah Barnes 3 Apr 2015 16:40 BST 2-4 May 2015
The first Vago open of the year will be at 7th Langstone Harbour Race Weekend © Will Tremlett / H2O Photos

The first Vago open of the year will be held on 2nd, 3rd & 4th of May as part of the 7th Langstone Harbour Race Weekend. This is the second time that the Vago class have attended LHRW and with 4 Vagos already entered it is looking like a good fleet will be present. Those that attended the recent training day hosted by Tudor Sailing Club will have the benefit of having sailed in the harbour and discovered roughly where the mud starts and the water finishes.

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.

The NOR and online entry is now available from the event website, www.langstonerace.co.uk and why not come and have a look at our facebook page to be kept up to date.

UKVA website at www.sailvago.com

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