?Hamble River Junior Warming Pan 2019
Published 21:00 on 4 Mar 2019
One of the biggest junior racing events in the HRSC Centenary year
Local sailing clubs will compete for the Junior Warming Pan Trophy (sponsored by River Hamble Combined Clubs)
Under 18s from local sailing clubs will race in this junior inter-club competition, taking part on Saturday 23 March.
This is the first and largest meeting for junior class racing on the Hamble River this year. The aim is to accommodate all children under 18 years old by providing races for Optimist, Topper, Pico, Feva, Tera, Mirror and Mixed PY classes. The Junior Warming Pan is part of the HRSC Centenary celebrations and is open to non-members.
The regatta is attracting interest and has been earmarked as a 'local derby', encouraging the three clubs on the river to extend its local rivalry across all age groups. Hamble River Sailing Club, Royal Southern Yacht Club and Warsash Sailing Club, along with other local clubs, will compete for the opportunity to walk away with the 2019 Warming Pan Trophy (sponsored by River Hamble Combined Clubs).
"There has always been a little rivalry between the clubs on the river. This event gives junior sailors the chance to follow in their parents' footsteps and compete for recognition," says Alice Ryan, Event Director at HRSC. "We look forward to putting on a fun, exciting and competitive event for our young sailors living around the river".
Up to four races are scheduled and the racing will be held in the Hamble River and Southampton Water. The intention is to start and finish racing at the HRSC clubhouse, allowing parents to watch from the shore.
William Fletcher, aged 11, tells us about his experience competing on the Hamble River: "I started competing regularly this year together with friends from the Hamble. I gained an 8th in the Regatta Racing fleet at the Nationals and have since moved to Main fleet and have been lucky enough to have been selected for the RYA UK Zone Squad, South Optimist."
To be part of this exciting event, competitors need to enter online by 15 March for the discounted rate, after which prices will increase by £5. We look forward to seeing as many of our junior sailors as possible… and may the best club win!
For further information and for discounted early bird entry, competitors can register here before 15 March.
Last updated 09:14 on 13 March 2019