“Little Lady” V6 and Ian Palmer – the early history

“Little Lady” V6 and Ian Palmer – the early history

Built in 1924 for the Falmouth fleet and named Little Lady, she was originally numbered No. 16, although she was one of the first 6 boats in the fleet. She won the first season with her owner Capt. Wilcox. It seems that he then became ill, and she had been hit at some...
Cowes Week report

Cowes Week report

14 Sunbeams enjoyed a fabulous week of racing at Cowes with a wide variety of conditions in which to celebrate the Class’ 95th anniversary of racing at Cowes. On day 1 the new start line caught out a number of boats. V26 Danny had the best start and led V62 Firefly to...
Cowes Week video footage

Cowes Week video footage

Each day there’s some excellent video footage of the starts of each of the classes filmed from the land, sea and air. Visit these links to watch the Sunbeam starts. Sat 4 Aug – Day 1 footage of start of the Solent Sunbeam class – starts at 1 hour 47...
Cowes Classics Week report

Cowes Classics Week report

Also see “Cowes Classics Week 2018 Overall – Patience and perseverance” in Yachts and Yachting. Sarah Pearson writes: Cowes Classics Week started on Monday with a nice breeze of 12 knots. The five Sunbeams headed to a buoy off Lee-on-Solent for the...
The background to the Dainty Dish trophy

The background to the Dainty Dish trophy

One particularly special Solent Sunbeam award is named after Sunbeam Dainty (no. 1); it was brought into existence by the yacht’s former owner, Paul Brauner, who recognised the importance of combining good racing with fine wine and dining. When Paul noticed a lower...