Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Garmin Hamble Winter Series Preview

J/109 sailing Hamble Winter Series(Hamble, England)- Garmin (UK) will be supporting the Hamble Winter Series as title sponsor for the eighth time when the 2013 series gets under way on the weekend of the 5th October. The series organized by the Hamble River Sailing Club and now in its 32nd year, will retain the same successful format as last year. The main series will run for 8 Sundays with a break on 3rd November to avoid the start of the oyster dredging season in the Solent. It will cater for IRC Classes as well as J/111 and J/109 one-design classes.

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