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...

Results updated

Please see where the results tables to 15 July have been updated.

“Sunbeam in the Channel” article – Yachting World June 2018

In these extracts, two sailors recount windy cross-Channel passages in a Sunbeam one-design. Written by Tom Cunliffe. "The Sunbeam day racer is perhaps the prettiest of all the designs produced in the 1920s and 1930s by Westmacott for building originally at Woodnutts...

Peter Taylor – A life of sailing Sunbeams

Peter Taylor MBE is Chairman of Cowes Week Limited and has recently purchased a Solent Sunbeam. He tells his story. “I am excited to have come into the Class in its 95th year. It’s significant that Sunbeams have raced at Cowes Week every year since 1923 (with the...

Gallery of Points Week 2018 images

Please see and scroll down the page. High res images are available on request. © Karen Bornhoft

Points Week 2018 report

Seventeen Solent Sunbeams largely enjoyed light winds for the five-race Strutt & Parker Keelboat Points Week at Itchenor. Racing in a large fleet at high tide meant that, in the absence of the usual strong Chichester Harbour tides, good results were often dependent on...

95th Anniversary party images

95 guests attended our 95th Anniversary dinner on 27 May. It was a lovely evening, warm, sunny, lovely champagne and dinner followed by dancing to ‘Timeless’! Low-resolution images are available in the Members' Area.

Sunbeams celebrate 95 years of racing

Over the bank holiday weekend (26-27 May), 19 Sunbeams enjoyed excellent sailing conditions in Chichester Harbour at a special 95th anniversary regatta. The class was designed by the eminent designer, Alfred Westmacott, in 1922. The longevity of the class meant that...

Sun shines on the Sunbeams! Chisholm Weekend report

The Solent Sunbeam Class enjoyed the 30th running of the Chisholm Weekend over the early May Bank Holiday weekend at Itchenor Sailing Club. Read about the background to this event. The weekend is always one of the best-attended events in the Solent Sunbeam Class and...


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