In addition to the Garmin sponsored main series, HRSC will be running the Hamble Big Boat Championships again on the first and third weekends of the series, the 5th & 6th and the 19th & 20th October. The Big Boats will be sponsored by MDL Marinas again this year. IRC class plus the J/111 one-design class will be sailing.
The series will also contain the Hamble One Design Championships for J/109, J/80 and the J/70 class. The one-designs race on weeks 2 and 4 of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series, the 12th & 13th and the 26th & 27th October.
In the IRC 0 class, the J/133 JINGS will be sailing. IRC 2 class sees the debut of the J/88 JUNGLE DRUMS along with the J/105s JOURNEYMAKER V and MOSTLY HARMLESS. In IRC 3 class sees the return of the class winning J/97 INDULJENCE as well as the J/92s BLACKJACK and the J/92 JERONIMO.
J/111 one-designs have an excellent turnout of competitive teams, including BIELA-MUNKENBECK, BRITISH SOLDIER, ICARUS, J-DREAM and JITTERBUG. J/109 one-designs also have strong teams sailing like DESIGNSTAR, STALKER, JACOBI, JAGERBOMB, JOLLY JACK TAR, JUST SO, JYNNAN TONNYX and the RAF Sailing Team's RED ARROW. The J/80s have several good teams sailing, like BETTY, J OUT OF THE BOX, JABBA, JESTER, JUMBLESAIL and SURF & TURF. The new J/70 class also has a good turnout registered so far, including BOATS.COM, DJANGO, JOYRIDE, JUGADOR and PHEEBS. Sailing photo credits- Paul Wyeth- http://www.pwpictures.com. For more Garmin Hamble Winter Series sailing information