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Gallagher sponsors Royal Lymington Yacht Club Spring Series

by Vicky Leen, RLymYC 16 Mar 11:53 GMT 11, 18, 25 April & 2 May 2021
Ephesian leads the charge during the 2016 Spring Series © John Husband

The 2021 Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) Spring Series for keelboats, will be sponsored by local insurance broker, Gallagher. The Spring Series will be run over four consecutive Sundays - April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 with two races a day. For many sailors this will be the first competitive racing for almost a year.

"It's great to see the RLymYC reopen for sailing and running the popular Gallagher Spring Series once again said Simon Dixon, Director at the Gallagher Southampton office. "Gallagher has been providing insurance, risk management and consulting services to local businesses of all sizes, across a broad range of industry sectors for a number of years. We are delighted to be able to continue our longstanding support to the RLymYC as its insurance partner and to the 2021 Spring Series after an unprecedented 12 months."

RLymYC Rear Commodore Sailing, John Whyte, anticipates a strong turn out on the water for the first Sunday of the Spring Series. Said John Whyte: " We will run two races on a Sunday morning and aim to get the crews ashore for lunch. The Gallagher Spring Series will have class starts for Nordic Folkboats, J80s, IRC keelboats and Lymington Adjusted Handicap. We are indebted to Gallagher for its support once again."

The RLymYC is running the Series according to Royal Yachting Association Guide for Sailing & Racing in Mixed Households. Crew numbers on the boats are being restricted to respect the Covid-19 guidelines.

Entries are open now at rlymyc.org.uk/OnTheWater/Racing/Racing_Events/Spring_Series

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