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Hamble Classics 2020 open for 'pre-entries'

by Jonty Sherwill 2 Jul 06:02 BST 21-23 August 2020
XODs at Hamble Classics 2019 © Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com

The 5th Hamble Classics Regatta at the Royal Southern Yacht Club on 21st-23rd August has opened for 'pre-entries' in anticipation of a go-ahead if the recent easing of restrictions is being successful.

The event's organiser Jonty Sherwill commented: "Together with the Royal Southern we are monitoring revisions to the COVID-19 guidance and in response to enquiries from yacht owners the Club has opened its online entry system at www.royal-southern.co.uk/calendar/events/event/8116 where the Notice of Race can also be downloaded. The safety of participants, volunteers and club staff is foremost in our minds as we head towards the event which will be run in accordance with Government and RYA Guidelines applicable at the time. It seems likely that crew restrictions and social distancing rules will still be in place but we aim to make it another enjoyable occasion for the yacht owners and crew, and the volunteers who help make it such a success each year".

As usual Hamble Classics welcomes the International Metre classes, Classic Racers, Cruisers and Dayboats, Old Gaffers, Spirit of Tradition Yachts and classic One-Designs, and with the possibility of extra racing on Friday 21st for Spirit yachts and other large classics, otherwise known as 'Big Classic Friday', which last year produced sensational images by Rick Tomlinson.

Further updates will be posted at www.facebook.com/hambleclassics and at: www.royal-southern.co.uk