Michael J Williamson 1933- 2020

Michael J Williamson 1933- 2020

We were very saddened to hear that Mike Williamson died on Tuesday 3rd November. Peter Nicholson and Richard Dale have kindly given us their memories of Mike’s time as a Sunbeam owner, sailor and friend.   Mike owned and successfully raced Sunbeam V14 Santa Baby for...

Solent Sunbeams; surviving and thriving despite Covid-19

Solent Sunbeams; surviving and thriving despite Covid-19

The historic Solent Sunbeam fleet, which boasts 97-year-old wooden keelboats through to brand-new GRP hulls, has experienced one of its best sailing seasons despite the shadow of Covid-19 and a late start to the season. The fleet has enjoyed some of its largest ever...

Itchenor Keelboat Week September 2020 – race report

Itchenor Keelboat Week September 2020 – race report

Itchenor Keelboat Week - Day 1 Not for the first time this year the wind forecast was spot on with Windguru indicating a maximum of 7 knots for the first day of Itchenor Keelboat Week. Unfortunately, that occurred shortly after the start and the wind generally abated...

Race Report: Chisholm Trophy, August 2020

Race Report: Chisholm Trophy, August 2020

Day 1 Report Tuesday morning greeted an eager Sunbeam fleet with a cloudy sky and a hint of rain to come. Undeterred, 15 Sunbeams made their way to the start line just south of the Chalkdock bend with Betivuka stationed on the west side of the channel. The Swallows,...

Chittagong Cup Race Report, July 2020

Chittagong Cup Race Report, July 2020

Nick Leach, Class Captain, has written this report. The racing season finally got underway with the series of races for the Chittagong Cup. On the first day, Tuesday 21 July, a beautiful summer’s morning greeted the 14 Sunbeams who decided to start the first of the...

Test racing has started!

Test racing has started!

Ten Sunbeams crossed the start line on Sunday in ISC's first test racing event. All crews were of course from single households and a great time was had by all, sailing in lovely conditions! V26 Danny had a battle with V41 Fleury round the course, followed by V14...

Sunbeams in “Wooden Boat” magazine

Sunbeams in “Wooden Boat” magazine

The digital edition of Wooden Boat No. 274 (May/June 2020) is free for all to read and enjoy! Includes “The Sunbeams of England” by Nigel Sharp with impressive photos. Visit:   here

New publication: The Story of the GRP Solent Sunbeams

New publication: The Story of the GRP Solent Sunbeams

Roger Wickens, owner of Solent Sunbeam V26 Danny, who is a keen enthusiast of this historic yacht as well a highly successful helm, has published an informative illustrated account of the story behind the GRP Solent Sunbeams. Read it here: The Story of GRP Solent...