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Ocean Elements 2018

50th Anniversary Squib Nationals entry capped at 100 boats

by Marian Elsden 2 Jun 14:09 BST 4-11 August 2018
The 50th Anniversary Squib Nationals has been capped at 100 boats © Roger Mant Photography

The surprisingly high take-up on entries for the classes 50th Nationals scheduled to be held within Lendy Cowes Week has forced the class to announce a cap on entries to 100.

Class Chairman Nigel Grogan explains:
"We have been amazed by the popularity of this year's championship, entries are so high partly because it is the classes 50th anniversary, partly because having the championship within Lendy Cowes Week has proved a real hit, but we also have a free spinnaker for all entrants, due to the generous sponsorship of tech innovator aql."

Another attraction has been the draw for a new Rondar Squib - each entrant receiving tickets for this £20k prize. In addition we have financial support from cloth manufacturer Contender so we have a fantastic social programme lined up. Normally we exceed 50 boats but this year is heading towards a record. So we have had to limit entries to 100 to be able to handle the logistics. It's a great problem to have, we are sure to have the biggest fleet at Cowes by some margin, we are reluctant to impose a limit, but feel we have no choice"

Currently entries are at 91.

Find out more and get your entry in at www.squibs.co.uk/index.php/events-results/2018-nationals-cowes-week

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