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POSH 2022 Preview - the Paignton Open for Single Handers

by Vanessa Ripley 21 Apr 14:45 BST 7-8 May 2022

Paignton Open for Single Handers (POSH) was founded in 2012 as a replacement for the club's Spring Regatta. This unique format appeals to a range of high-performance single-handed dinghies and has been adopted by many as a class open meeting. The regatta has gone from strength to strength - 2019 saw the largest ever turnout, plus an incorporated National Championships for the RS Vareo class.

Paignton Sailing Club is renowned for hosting high profile events with an enviable record, superb facilities and equipment, and a world-class Race Management team. The club itself is located on the Paignton Harbour and has plenty of parking within walking distance. It is only a short distance away from Paignton beach, from where the dinghies will be launched, allowing sailors to launch during any tide state into the sheltered waters of Tor Bay.

After the recent success of our 2021 event, which was postponed due to Covid regulations, we look forward to 2022, when we are hosting the event back in its regular May slot, where we expect the entrants to be around 100 boats. This year, the event will also include the Byte Nationals running from the 6th to the 8th May.

POSH 2022 is once again kindly sponsored by Sailing Chandlery. For more details, please visit

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